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 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:31 am 
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59. Indianapolis--Dec. 2009--Abduction, high speed chase, illegal reentry


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December 3, 2009


Abduction, chase ends on I-65

Curt Slyder

One man was in custody and his young child was safe Wednesday after police say the man abducted his son Wednesday morning in Indianapolis, leading to an eventual police chase north of Lafayette.

The chase ended near the Kankakee River on Interstate 65 in Newton County, where police took the man into custody.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, police were called to a storage unit business on the city’s northwest side around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported domestic disturbance.

When police arrived, they found a woman who reported being beaten by her estranged husband, Byron G. Dixon, 46.

According to the release, Dixon jumped into the woman’s car, a silver Toyota sport utility vehicle, and sped off, crashing through the business’ gate with the couple’s 3-year-old son still in the back seat.

Dixon drove north on I-65, eventually leading police on a high-speed chase through Jasper County. Police were able to flatten Dixon’s wheels, sending his vehicle into a guardrail near the Kankakee River.

The child, who was in a car seat, suffered only minor bruising, police said.

Dixon was being held by Indianapolis police on Wednesday. Police said a fingerprint check showed Dixon was a citizen of Guatemala and had been deported there in March 2009 for an immigrations violation.


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60. Chesterton, IN--March, 2010--fleeing police, illegal re-entry

Man who fled faces deportation
(http://www.post-trib.com/news/2093191,n ... 10.article)

March 10, 2010

BY TERESA AUCH SCHULTZ, (219) 648-3120

A man accused of fleeing a police officer, causing a five-hour manhunt Thursday, will be charged with illegally re-entering the country.

A criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Hammond says that Angel Reyes-Palacios, 26, was deported in December 2008 to Mexico after being convicted of transporting illegal aliens.

Reyes-Palacios, who has been living in Chicago, was arrested after a Lake County officer attempted to pull him over around 10 a.m. on Interstate 94 for weaving in and out of traffic. He finally pulled over but ran from his car.

Police from Porter, Chesterton, Burns Harbor and Porter County, along with the Indiana State Police, were called in to help search. Officials finally found him just before 3 p.m. hiding in the water under a log in the Little Calumet River.

He was taken to Porter hospital to be treated for hypothermia. A search of his car turned up no drugs.

Reyes-Palacios told police he ran from the police because he had been deported and didn't want to be sent back. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated him and found that he had re-entered the country without permission, according to the complaint. A release from ICE says he faces up to 20 years in prison for the charge.


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61. Crown Point, IN--March, 2010--Theft via Bar Code Switching Scam

http://nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/art ... f3df0.html

Feds: C.P.-based illegal immigrant stole from national, local Lowe's stores
Man accused of raking in $69K in bar code scam


By Dan Hinkel - dan.hinkel@nwi.com, (219) 852-4317 | Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:05 am
HAMMOND | Federal authorities say an illegal immigrant from Serbia ran a nationwide bar code-switching scam, reaping bargains that were too good to be true at Lowe's stores before he sold the illegally discounted products online.

Secret Service agents aware of the alleged scheme arrested Branko Nenadic, of Crown Point, after he tried to check out at the Portage Lowe's store Monday, said a source with knowledge of the investigation who asked not to be identified. Nenadic remained jailed Wednesday, and he faces a hearing today in Hammond federal court to determine whether a fraud charge is supported by probable cause.

The judge also will decide whether Nenadic will remain jailed pending trial.

The federal investigation started in January when Lowe's "loss prevention" specialists called Secret Service agents to identify Nenadic, of 8137 Pine Island Terrace, as the main suspect in a nationwide bar code-switching scheme, according to a Secret Service agent's report. Lowe's security personnel told agents Nenadic cost the company $69,272.28, more than $20,000 of it in northern Indiana. Nenadic ran 185 bar code switches at 91 stores in 14 states, the agent wrote.

Nenadic's alleged fraud is a version of a scheme that has victimized many retail stores: He would stick an adhesive bar code belonging to a less expensive item onto a more expensive product at Lowe's, the agent wrote. Federal authorities said Nenadic would pay the illegally discounted price for the item, often in the self-checkout lane, and later he would return the merchandise for its full price in store credit. Nenadic then used the store credit funds to buy more discounted products, the agent wrote.

Lowe's security personnel identified seven other people who returned items Nenadic bought from the store chain, the agent wrote. The agent's report does name every store Nenadic allegedly hit, but the report mentions a buy in January from the Schererville store.

Lowe's security officers told federal authorities Nenadic used an eBay account -- "banci219" -- to sell items matching the products Nenadic bought from the store chain. That account was not selling any items as of Wednesday. Dozens of buyers gave largely positive feedback to banci219 for selling new items including an industrial flooring stapler and a chainsaw.

"Great seller, fast delivery," one buyer wrote.
"Husband is very happy with your saw!!!" another buyer wrote.

Nenadic admitted in court Tuesday he is not a U.S. resident, according to court records. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent told the Secret Service agent that Nenadic entered the United States on a Serbian passport and was given permission to stay six months, the Secret Service agent wrote.

Nenadic was arrested in February 2009 at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint southeast of El Paso, Texas. He was released on $12,000 cash bond, the agent wrote.

Nenadic's defense attorney, William Padula, could not be reached Wednesday for comment.


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62. Schererville, IN—March,2010—Illegal reentry, employment, ID, gun possession

13 arrested in restaurant raid
(http://www.post-trib.com/news/lake/2121 ... 25.article )March 25, 2010
BY CHRISTIN NANCE LAZERUS, (219) 648-3086
Thirteen people were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at Schererville's Paragon Restaurant on U.S. 30 and at an undisclosed residence on Wednesday morning.
About 8 a.m., agents executed a federal search warrant at the restaurant as part of an investigation. Paragon owner Michael McClellan said customers were escorted outside and the restaurant was closed for the day.
An empty parking lot and a hand-lettered sign indicated the restaurant's closed status.
McClellan said he couldn't confirm how many employees were among those detained. He said he plans to reopen the restaurant on Friday.
Gail Montenegro, spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the searches were part of an ongoing criminal work site enforcement investigation. She did not disclose the location of the residence.
"Because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, no further information can be disclosed at this time," Montenegro wrote in an e-mail.
McClellan said he turned over some paperwork to federal agents.
McClellan said he bought the restaurant about 16 months ago and he's tried to resolve some of the problems.
"Apparently some of the issues are still here," McClellan said. "It's a sad day for us. The hardest thing for a business owner to do is turn away paying customers."


http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake ... a85b9.html
Alleged illegal immigrant charged with gun possession
Another man criminally accused after S'ville restaurant raid
By Dan Hinkel - dan.hinkel@nwi.com, (219) 852-4317 | Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:00 am
HAMMOND | One of the men arrested in March in a raid on the Paragon Family Restaurant in Schererville has been criminally charged with illegally possessing a .357-caliber handgun.
Filemon M. Romero, of Schererville, was indicted Wednesday in Hammond federal court on charges of illegal gun possession and using a false Social Security number, according to a news release from the federal prosecutor's office. Another man -- Raul Reyes, 38, of Gary -- is charged with using a false Social Security number and illegally re-entering the United States after being removed from the country in 2002, the release stated.
Both men were arrested in the Paragon raid March 24, said a source with knowledge of the investigation.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested several people in the early morning raid on the restaurant on U.S. 30 near U.S. 41. An ICE spokeswoman said the agents served search warrants as part of an "ongoing criminal work site enforcement investigation." Agents also raided a nearby house.
Most local immigration violations are handled through civil proceedings in Chicago, but illegal immigrants accused of crimes are charged in Hammond federal court.


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63. Indianapolis, Castleton, IN - April, 2010 - Murder

http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=12300187

Police investigating homicide in Castleton
Posted: Apr 13, 2010 6:42 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 13, 2010 6:21 PM EDT

Jeremy Brilliant/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis - Metro police say a man called 911 Tuesday morning and admitted that he killed his friend at a Castleton apartment complex.

Police found the body of the victim, the suspect and the alleged murder weapon at the Woods of Castleton apartments just north of 82nd Street and I-69.

The suspect, Jose Luis Tinajero-Garcia, told police twice that he in fact killed his friend, once when he called 911 and again when investigators arrived on the scene. The bloody kitchen knife that police believe is the murder weapon was at his feet.

Police later identified the victim as 23-year-old Fabian Gutierrez-Barcenas.

The knife was marked as evidence and pictures were taken of the victim's SUV. That vehicle and the suspect's truck were searched using a police narcotics dog, but no drugs were found, deepening the mystery as to the motive of the murder.

"We're really just trying to figure out what really just caused this stabbing to take place. He was pronounced dead here at the scene multiple stab wounds, and just look at the evidence, look at what's here; see if anyone else was here, why this happened, and hopefully get more information from the suspect to see if and what charges will be filed in the case," said IMPD Sgt. Matt Mount.

Tinajero-Garcia, 32, was covered in blood when he was taken into custody by officers on a murder charge Tuesday morning. He appeared unfazed, winking at photographers as he was put into the back of a patrol car.

"The individual's been very cooperative. He's been answering questions, talking to police right now," said Sgt. Mount.

Police say the Mexican citizen lives at the apartment in Castleton. Neighbors say they heard arguing very early Tuesday morning around 1:00 am but did not see any fighting.

"They were definitely arguing over something. Something was seriously going on," said neighbor Gearline Wilson.

Detectives are talking with Tinajero-Garcia to try to determine the motive in the stabbing. They say language is a barrier in the investigation. An identification card identified Tinajero-Garcia as a Mexican citizen.

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64. Indianapolis--May, 2010--Possession of Illegal Substance

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/po ... al-dealers

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Police: Meth bust nets several dealers
Updated: Saturday, 22 May 2010, 2:37 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 21 May 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

Reporter: Phil Sanchez
Editor: Andrew Bonner
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Several people are behind bars after they were arrested for dealing methamphetamine from a near west side house.

Police said Jose Martinez-Garcia, Genaro Gabriel-Huerta and Jose Reyes-Juarez were all placed under arrest.

"Mr. Martinez-Garcia was also wanted by immigration officials for some sort of violations with them, so he's under federal custody right now as well as the local charges," Metro Sgt. Linda Jackson said.

Police said Martinez- Garcia was arrested while driving his van to a drug deal set up by officers.

Officers found meth and cash in the van.

Gabriel-Huerta and Reyes-Juarez were arrested at the house where more meth was found.

Neighbor Qiana Jones didn’t mince words while discussing the arrests.

"I'm glad they're gone and my personal opinion is I hope they never come back,” said Jones.

"I see them all the time, they were in the backyard working on cars and mowing the lawn and stuff. But as far as the meth thing, I didn't know nothing about it. That's quite interesting." another neighbor added.

According to police, the Metro Drug Task Force seized 1.6 pounds of methamphetamine in 2009. But already in 2010, they've seized 8.5 pounds.

"It does seem like meth has been increasing in popularity lately. It does go through cycles and I'm sure that a lot of it has to do with the availability of what's out there at the moment," Sgt. Jackson said.

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 Post subject: Columbus man facing 8th deporting
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65. Columbus, April, 2010, Domestic battery, Battery resulting in injury, Invasion of privacy, Resisting law enforcement and Public intoxication

Columbus man facing 8th deporting
The Republic
June 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm,
Updated: June 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm
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COLUMBUS, Ind. — A Columbus resident is being charged with illegal re-entry into the United States after an April fight in Ninth Street Park.

The office of the U.S. Attorney's Southern Indiana District announced today that Moises Ortiz-Castenada, 28, faces up to two years in prison, a $250,000 fine and deportation.

The indictment against Ortiz-Castenada alleges that he was deported as an illegal alien from Arizona back to Mexico seven times — on May 16, 2002, June 18, 2002, July 18, 2002, February 28, 2003, April 5, 2004, April 19, 2004, and April 1, 2005.

Ortiz-Castenada was arrested in Columbus on April 14 on charges of domestic battery, battery resulting in injury, invasion of privacy, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication after an argument with a woman over a set of keys escalated, police said..

The 27-year-old woman sustained minor injuries.

Police said Castaneda went to the home of the woman, who had a protective order against him, and they got into an argument over keys.

The two began to scuffle in Ninth Street Park. A witness called police.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_s ... 6_23_2010/

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COLUMBUS - A Columbus resident, who according to federal officials has been deported to Mexico seven times, is being charged federally with illegal re-entry into the U.S. after an April fight in Ninth Street Park.

The office of the U.S. Attorney’s Southern Indiana District announced Wednesday that Moises Ortiz-Castenada, 28, faces up to two years in prison, a $250,000 fine and deportation.

The indictment against Ortiz-Castenada alleges that he was deported as an illegal alien from Arizona back to Mexico on May 16, 2002; June 18, 2002; July 18, 2002; Feb. 28, 2003; April 5, 2004; April 19, 2004; and April 1, 2005.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_s ... 6_23_2010/

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http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_s ... 8_24_2010/

Judge rejects plea agreement in illegal immigrants' case
By Chris Schilling cschilling@therepublic.com
Senior reporter
First Posted: August 24, 2010 - 5:07 pm
Last Updated: August 24, 2010 - 5:07 pm

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A judge rejected a plea agreement Tuesday in the domestic battery cases against a man who is also charged federally with illegally re-entering the country.

Moises Ortiz-Castaneda, 28, of Columbus had pleaded guilty in two cases and was scheduled to be sentenced today.

The first case is from February 2010, in which he is charged with two counts of domestic battery, one Class D felony and a Class A misdemeanor, for allegedly battering a woman.

The second case is from April 2010, in which he is charged with domestic battery, resisting law enforcement, invasion of privacy and public intoxication, for allegedly attacking the same woman during a fight at Ninth Street Park.

Ortiz-Castaneda pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic battery, the Class D felony and an A misdemeanor, and misdemeanor invasion of privacy, in exchange for prosecutors dropping the other charges.

His plea agreement called for a three-year prison sentence for the felony battery with 270 days behind bars and two years on probation.

The agreement also recommended one-year suspended jail sentences for the two misdemeanors.

Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge Chris Monroe said he did not accept the agreement because he had concerns about giving a probationary sentence to someone who had been deported and re-entered the country.

The judge also said he thought the recommended sentence for the felony battery charge was "not enough."

He cited a pre-sentence investigation report that said Ortiz-Castaneda had re-entered the country in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

Ortiz-Castaneda has been charged by the federal government with illegal re-entry into the U.S.

The federal indictment alleges that he was deported as an illegal alien from Arizona back to Mexico on May 16, 2002; June 18, 2002; July 18, 2002; Feb. 28, 2003; April 5, 2004; April 19, 2004; and April 1, 2005.

He came to federal authorities’ attention again after the April fight in the park.

If convicted of the federal charge, he will face up to two years in prison, a $250,000 fine and deportation.

Monroe gave Ortiz-Castaneda 30 days to consult with his attorney about the local charges.

He said Ortiz-Castaneda can withdraw his guilty pleas and take the case to trial, or allow the guilty pleas to stand and have the court order a sentence beyond the plea agreement’s recommendations.

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66. Indianapolis--Aug. 2010--violent gang members with weapons

http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/1008/100811indianapolis.htm

ICE arrests 14 men in southern Indiana during operation targeting foreign-born gang members

INDIANAPOLIS - Agents with the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with other federal, state and local law enforcement partners, arrested 14 foreign-born gang members and gang associates during a two-day operation ending Tuesday. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE HSI effort to target foreign-born members of violent street gangs.

These arrests were made Aug. 9 and 10 in the Indiana communities of Jasper, Huntingburg and Evansville under an initiative by ICE's National Gang Unit dubbed "Operation Community Shield." As part of the initiative, ICE partners with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to target transnational street gangs and the significant public safety threat they pose. Partnerships with local law enforcement agencies are essential to the initiative's success, and they help further ensure officer safety during the operations.

All 14 men arrested are members or associates of the following violent street gangs: MS-13, Sur-13, and Zoe Pound. Nine are from El Salvador, three are from Mexico, one is from Honduras and one is from Haiti. Twelve are in ICE custody on administrative immigration charges and will be placed into deportation proceedings. Two are in the DuBois County Jail pending local charges. For privacy reasons, ICE does not release the names of those arrested on administrative immigration charges.

During the operation ICE agents seized two semi-automatic handguns, each with two magazines of ammunition. Also seized were two machetes and 300 rounds of ammunition. Many of those arrested have criminal histories in addition to their immigration violations. Some of their arrests and convictions include: battery, resisting arrest, drug dealing, sexual battery, felony intimidations, and aggravated assault with a weapon.

The following agencies assisted ICE with the operation: the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); Indiana State Police; the police departments of Jasper, Huntingburg and Evansville; and the sheriff's departments of Gibson, Dubois and Vanderburg counties.

"Street gangs pose a growing public safety threat to Indiana's rural communities," said Daniel T. Dill, resident agent in charge of the ICE HSI office in Indianapolis. "With each gang member we arrest and remove from the United States, we make a positive impact in our communities. We are grateful to our law enforcement partners for their invaluable support."

ICE's National Gang Unit identifies violent street gangs and develops intelligence on their membership, associates, criminal activities and international movements to deter, disrupt and dismantle gang operations by tracing and seizing cash, weapons and other assets derived from criminal activities.

Through Operation Community Shield, the federal government uses its powerful immigration and customs law enforcement authorities in a coordinated, national campaign against criminal street gangs in the United States. Transnational street gangs have significant numbers of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human and contraband smuggling, immigration violations and other crimes with a connection to the border.

Since ICE began Operation Community Shield in February 2005, more than 18,000 gang members and associates belonging to more than 900 different gangs have been arrested nationwide.

The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling the ICE toll-free hotline at: 1-866-347-2423. This hotline is staffed around the clock.


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67. Columbus, IN, Fraudulent application, Possession of a fraudulent government ID.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_s ... 10_20_2010

North Vernon man sentenced for illegal ID application
By Chris Schilling cschilling@therepublic.com

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A North Vernon man who tried to apply for an identification card with fraudulent information was sentenced Wednesday to one year in Bartholomew County Jail.

However, Roberto Herrera-Garcia, 20, will complete his sentence Thursday because Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen Heimann gave him credit toward the sentence from the time Garcia had served in jail while his case was pending.

Garcia, who used the alias Sergio Sanchez and a false age of 30, had applied for an Indiana identification card at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in early 2008.

He presented a permanent resident card and a Social Security card as his forms of identification to get the state ID card.

Police determined both lacked markings or characteristics found in genuine pieces of identification.

Garcia was charged with application fraud, a Class D felony, and possession of a false government-issued identification, a Class A misdemeanor.

He failed to appear in court and was arrested in May this year.

Garcia pleaded guilty in September to the application fraud charge in exchange for prosecutors dropping the other charge.

Heimann determined that Garcia had a limited criminal history, warranting a mitigated sentence.

Garcia had served 179 days in jail while the case was pending. The judge gave him credit for those days toward the year-long sentence in jail.

With good time credit, Garcia actually would have served half a year, which the 179 days plus the time he spent in jail Wednesday and today will cover.

Although Garcia’s sentence will end today, Jennings County authorities have placed a hold on him for charges in their county.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also has a hold placed on Garcia.

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68. Tippeecanoe County, IN--May, 2010--OWI, operating a vehicle causing death

http://www.examiner.com/immigration-ref ... iner-email

Illegal alien sentenced for deadly DUI crash in Indiana
October 22nd, 2010 8:49 pm ET


Dave Gibson
Immigration Reform Examiner

On Friday, Luis Gonzalez-Diaz, 35, was sentenced to eight years in prison for a DUI crash which left his passenger dead. Last month, the Mexican national pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content over 0.15 percent causing death, and operating a vehicle causing death.

On May 15, 2010, Gonzalez-Diaz was travelling along U.S. 231 with passenger Aureo Alvarez. His Nissan pickup left the road and crashed, critically injuring Alvarez who died the next day.

At the time of the accident, Gonzalez-Diaz actually had a BAC of 0.17, and also tested positive for cocaine.

According to Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on Gonzalez, and he should be deported back to Mexico after completing his prison sentence.


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69. Indianapolis. Nov 27, 2010.

Latest update on this story is from WISH TV 8 News reporter Debbie Knox. Israel Espinosa has been identified as an illegal alien. He was deported in 2008 and earlier in 2010. according to immigration authorities.

Possible charges include :
DUI
Driving without a drivers license
Involuntary Manslaughter
Voluntary Manslaughter
Vehicular Homicide
Leaving the scene of a accident involving a fatality.



http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/ma ... it-and-run

Suspect ID'ed in fatal hit and run
Updated: Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 6:34 PM EST
Published : Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 12:36 PM EST

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Megan Ratliff, 16 died of injuries in hit and run. Israel Espinosa, 21, Illegal Alien, deported twice

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Police now have a suspect in the hit and run death of a Perry Meridian High School sophomore, 21-year-old Israel Espinosa.

Police say Espinosa is wanted as the driver in the hit and run wreck that killed a 16-year-old, said IMPD Sgt. Linda Jackson.

"The picture is a very recent picture, as a matter of fact, it is my understanding it was taken that night, Saturday night,” Jackson said as she handed us a picture of the suspect.
That means, police said he was likely wearing those clothes when the car he was driving slammed into the back of an SUV at Madison and Shelby on the south side of Indianapolis.
Megan Ratliff died when the vehicle being driven by her 19-year-old sister, Kayla, flipped over. Police say Espinosa ran from the scene.

"Preliminary investigation at the scene indicated it looked like there was (sic) some alcohol beverage containers in the suspect vehicle," Jackson said.

Police say Espinosa did not own the car he was driving. But the owner showed up at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

A man who lives in a trailer park just across the street from the site of the wreck said he's seen Espinsoa before.

"Yea I've seen him come in there," said the man, James, who didn't want to reveal his last name. "I don't know who he goes to see or what he's doing in there. He might know somebody or something."

Grief counselors spent the day at Perry Meridian High School going to each class on Megan's schedule, helping her classmates deal with the loss. Her funeral will be Thursday at Blessings of Love Ministry.

Police said they are investigating whether Espinsoa is in the country legally. But can't say for sure. He did work at the downtown Sheraton, but a member of the hotel's human resources department said today, he is no longer employed there.

If you have any information on Espinsoa you are asked to call crime stoppers at 262 tips.
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http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/ma ... un-suspect

Border agents watch for hit-run suspect
Updated: Thursday, 02 Dec 2010, 8:08 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 02 Dec 2010, 7:33 PM EST
• By: Jacqueline Policastro

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Agents along the Mexican border are watching for the man police think killed 16-year-old Megan Ratliff in a hit-and-run accident Saturday night.

The teen’s loved ones said goodbye at a funeral Thursday afternoon, where they said they want the suspect caught.

“I can't breathe without her. I don't want to open my eyes anymore because she is not here. … I want the man that did this caught," Ratliff’s mother told 24-Hour News 8 Reporter Jacqueline Policastro.
Classmates and family gathered at the small funeral at the Blessings of Love Ministry around noon on Thursday.

The victim’s grandmother said she is still lost after hearing the news.

“When I got the call I just could not believe this was happening to me, and it was so hard to tell my daughter,” said Barbara Bean.

Police say 21-year-old Israel Espinosa is wanted as the driver in the hit and run wreck that killed Ratliff.

Megan Ratliff died when the vehicle being driven by her 19-year-old sister, Kayla, flipped over. Police say Espinosa ran from the scene.

"Preliminary investigation at the scene indicated it looked like there was some alcohol beverage containers in the suspect vehicle," police said.

Officers say Espinosa is an illegal immigrant and has already been deported twice.

A memorial fund has been set up in Megan Ratliff's name. You can donate at any Chase Bank location.
Anyone with information on Espinsoa is asked to call crime stoppers at 262-TIPS

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#70, Indianapolis

Conspiracy to distribute Illegal Drugs.
Possession with intent to distribute Illegal Drugs.

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/ma ... caine-ring

IMPD, feds bust huge cocaine ring
Updated: Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010, 3:02 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010, 3:02 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Hundreds of pounds of drugs and thousands of dollars in cash were seized in a Dec. 15 drug raid in Indianapolis that marked the culmination of a six-month long investigation.

U.S. Attorney Joeseph H. Hogsett joined Indianapolis Chief of Police Paul Ciesielski to announce the raid and the resulting 25 arrests and eight federal indictments.

The raid netted 109 pounds of cocaine valued at $1.5 million, 4.4 pounds of meth valued at $80,000, 184 pounds of marijuana, 18 guns and $69,535 in cash.

The investigation began when an undercover IMPD officer purchased 3 grams of cocaine for $150 back in July. IMPD detectives then teamed up with federal agents for the investigation.

A federal grand jury returned indictments against:
- Gerardo Benitez-Arellano, 33, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Agustin Lozano, 34, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Rene Israel Ortega, 34, of Lombard, Il and Mexico
- Juan Carlos Torres, 35, of Indianapolis and Honduras
- Erika Vazques-Joachin, 27, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Victor Dominguez-Ruiz, 28, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Claudia Del Cid Paz, 25, of Indianapolis and Honduras
- Guadalupe Ivara, 30, of Crest Hill, IL and Mexico

If convicted, the eight are facing a minimum of 10 years behind bars.

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http://www.wthr.com/story/13728376/over ... -drug-bust

Over 30 people indicted in major drug bust
Posted: Dec 22, 2010 2:40 PM EST
Updated: Dec 22, 2010 5:22 PM EST

Cat Andersen/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis - Dozens of people are under arrest after a $1.5 million cocaine bust in Indianapolis.

"This all started out as a small buy, a hand-to-hand by," said Indianapolis Metro Police Chief Paul Ciesielski, speaking at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

What started out as a $150 purchase of cocaine in July by undercover officers on the city's west side turned into $1.5 million in cocaine seized by the middle of December.

"This was poison coming onto our streets here on the west side of Indianapolis," said the chief.

Metro Police, the Marion County prosecutor's office, along with federal agents and several other policing agencies, spent months under cover, staking out homes and tracking drug deals as they worked their way up the food chain of a major drug ring.

"They then moved up to a larger dealer capable of providing pound quantities," said Josh Minkler, assistant US attorney.

In all, they confiscated 48 kilos of cocaine, worth $1.5 million, 4.4 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $80,000, 184 pounds of marijuana, 18 guns, and almost $70,000 in currency.

25 individuals were arrested on state charges.

The federal indictment charged eight individuals with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute both powder cocaine and methamphetamine:

- Gerardo Benitez-Arellano, 33, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Agustin Lozano, 34, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Rene Israel Ortega, 34, of Lombard, Il and Mexico
- Juan Carlos Torres, 35, of Indianapolis and Honduras
- Erika Vazques-Joachin, 27, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Victor Dominguez-Ruiz, 28, of Indianapolis and Mexico
- Claudia Del Cid Paz, 25, of Indianapolis and Honduras
- Guadalupe Ivara, 30, of Crest Hill, IL and Mexico

Most of the defendants, if convicted, face possible 10-year minimum mandatory prison sentences.

"With these 32 individuals no longer on the streets, it is fair to say Indianapolis is a more peaceful place today," said Joe Hogsett, US attorney.

One person remains at large: 30-year-old Guadalupe Ivara, who investigators say lives in Crest Hill, Illinois and is a Mexican citizen. Investigators say Ivara and the majority of those arrested in this case are illegal immigrants. They say the massive drug bust sends home a message.

"You will be identified. You will be investigated and you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Hogsett.

Investigators believe those arrested were responsible for distributing up to five pounds of meth and up to ten pounds of cocaine a month to the Indianapolis area.

The following agencies participated in the investigation:

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Marion County Prosecutor's Office
The Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Homeland Security Investigations
Internal Revenue Service - OIG
Carmel, Indiana Police Department
Hamilton County, Indiana Sheriff's Office
Hancock, County, Indiana County Sheriff's Office
City of Lawrence Police Department

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#71 - Indianapolis, Fishers - Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Ricardo Diaz,
Irma Lorena Escalera-Avalos,
Miguel Martinez,
Leodegario Martinez-Rios,
Daniels Sandoval,
Alondra Villa,

Possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with a firearm, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
Eleazar Archuleta,
Elena Garcia, 27

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/27065562/detail.html

'Historic' Seizure Nets 27 Guns, Thousands Of Dollars In Drugs
8 Arrested In Series Of Raids

POSTED: 11:23 am EST March 3, 2011
UPDATED: 6:19 am EST March 4, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- A heavily armed drug trafficking organization operating in Indianapolis and Hamilton County was brought down earlier this week in raids authorities described as historic.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry and other officials said Thursday that raids in Indianapolis and Fishers netted 27 firearms, $34,000 in cash and three pounds of methamphetamine.

"It is clear that they were a very sophisticated drug trafficking organization," said Hogsett.

"Among the firearms seized were 9 mm assault pistols, SKS-type assault rifles and a 9 mm MAC 10, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition," the Marion County Prosecutor's Office and U.S. Attorney's Office said in a joint news release.

Six people face federal charges and two more face state charges in connection with the raid. Four children, including an infant, were also taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

Ricardo Diaz, 32, Irma Lorena Escalera-Avalos, 34, Miguel Martinez, 20, Leodegario Martinez-Rios, 38, Daniels Sandoval, 41 and Alondra Villa, 27, were arrested on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Five of the people charged are from Mexico, with the sixth an Indianapolis resident.

In a separate but connected raid on a storage unit and a home in Fishers, authorities seized 10 more guns, additional methamphetamine and cash.

Two more people -- Eleazar Archuleta, 42, and Elena Garcia, 27 -- face charges of possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with a firearm, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

"I've grown weary of people talking about guns and drugs. The time for talking about the problem is over," Hogsett said.

"There are more guns and drugs off the streets today because of a cooperative effort among federal and local law enforcement officers," Curry said. "We will vigorously prosecute this case to its conclusion."

"These people won't be out on the streets pumping this poison into our community," said Barry Glickman, assistant U.S. Attorney.

Several agencies were involved in the investigation, including police in Indianapolis, Carmel, Hamilton County, Hancock County and Lawrence.

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72. Muncie--March, 2011--theft, sex with a minor

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Sex-crime charge comes after release from Immigration

By NICK WERNER nwerner@muncie.gannett.com

March 18, 2011

MUNCIE -- When Juan Blanco Torres was arrested on a sex-related crime this month, law enforcement authorities were confused as to how and why Torres was back in town.

Torres had been arrested in Muncie in January on a theft charge. Delaware County Jail officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement of Torres's arrest because the 19-year-old Mexican native is not a U.S. citizen.

Believing Torres to be eligible for deportation, ICE issued a "detainer" on Torres, meaning that upon his release from the Delaware County Jail, he should be handed over to ICE.

That happened on Feb. 16, when an ICE agent took him into custody.

But by March 2, the teenager was not only back in town, he was allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Torres was with the alleged victim when police arrested him on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony carrying a standard prison sentence of four years.

The investigation into Torres's sexual relationship with the minor actually began in December, though authorities at that time had little information on Torres.

The arresting officer, Muncie Police Sgt. Linda Cook, said she did not know how Torres had gained his freedom and returned to town.

"Unless it was overcrowding," Cook said.

Turns out Cook was on the right track.

ICE spokeswoman Gail Montenegro told The Star Press this week that Torres was issued a notice to appear before a federal immigration judge and released from custody pending his immigration court hearing.

Torres, Montenegro said, had no criminal convictions.

"With limited resources, ICE prioritizes our available detention space for the following priority aliens: convicted criminal aliens, fugitives with outstanding deportation orders, and illegal aliens who illegally re-enter the United States after having been deported."

Torres remains in the Delaware County Jail under a $40,000 bond awaiting trial on the sexual misconduct charge. He also has another immigration detainer on him.


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New link on Torres story.
http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.d ... 1103180307

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