Crime & Punishment
Note: The thoughts in this column are the product of the stodgy minds of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Parker County Today Magazine . People who are arrested are, in the eyes of the law, innocent until proven guilty.
Cruz’n For a Bruisin’
WEATHERFORD—Deputies with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a burglary in progress at 8:30 PM last night (3/10/21) in the 100 block of Mesquite Trail. The caller described the intruder as a hispanic male in his mid-30s wearing a tee shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap.
It all began when the intruder, later identified as Juan Pacheco, 33 of Weatherford, entered a random house on the street. The homeowners were sitting in their bedroom when they heard Mr. Pacheco enter and went into the hallway to investigate. Mr. Pacheco reportedly called out for somebody by the name of Cruz. The homeowner informed him that nobody by that name lived there, at which point Mr. Pacheco darted into the nearby bathroom and locked himself in.
The frightened residents naturally fled the house and locked themselves in their car before dialing 911. Between the time of the call and the deputies’ arrival, Mr. Pacheco left the residence. After observing him leave, the residents went back inside and locked their doors.
While deputies were still on call, they received another report that a subject matching Mr. Pacheco’s description had jumped the fence at another house in the 100 block of Mesquite Trail. Deputies went to investigate, at which point they observed the subject running along the back of a house on Longhorn Trail. Deputies shouted at him to stop, whereupon the subject began running.
While deputies initially lost sight of him, they were able to locate the subject again after they heard a loud noise that drew their attention. They pursued Mr. Pacheco until he tripped and fell, at which point they were able to apprehend him and take him into custody.
After Mr. Pacheco had been arrested, deputies went to the house on Longhorn Trail and spoke to the homeowner, who advised that the subject had walked in on the homeowner and his wife while watching TV in their living room. The homeowner told Mr. Pacheco to leave and forcibly removed him from the house.
Now safely in custody, Mr. Pacheco is facing 2 counts of Criminal Trespass of a Habitation and 1 count of Evading Arrest or Detention.
Loofah Dispute Leads To Arrest
Jaren William Anderson
WEATHERFORD—Deputies with the Parker County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 3100 block of North Cardinal Road at 4:00 yesterday afternoon in reference to a domestic disturbance.
Deputies arrived and made contact with Jaren William Anderson, 21 of Azle, who advised that he and his 18 year old female cousin had gotten into an argument over her moving some of her belongings out of an RV on the property. One of the items in question was a shower loofah. Mr. Anderson reported that he did not believe the loofah belonged to her, and therefore took it out of her hand and threw it away. He denied that an assault took place.
However, when deputies spoke to the victim, she gave a slightly different accounting: she advised deputies that she was in the bathroom gathering up her items when the dispute over the loofah occurred. She said that Mr. Anderson grabbed her tightly by the wrist, causing her pain. He then grabbed her other arm and began swinging it around while still holding on to her wrist. The victim reported that once she managed to break free, she ran out of the RV.
Deputies observed redness and swelling on her wrist that corroborated the victim’s side of the story. Another witness on scene also confirmed the victim’s side of the story. As they continued to interview the victim, she added that Mr. Anderson had assaulted her several times over the last several weeks. She included the description of an instance in which he had punched her below the knee and showed deputies the associated bruise.
The victim informed deputies that she wanted to press charges for both assaults and also wanted a protective order. Deputies were happy to oblige and arrested Mr. Anderson for Continuous Violence Against the Family.
Police Arrest Taco Chris
Christopher Douglas Scott
WEATHERFORD—An office with the Weatherford Police Department made contact with a known warrant subject around 9:00 PM last Wednesday (3/3/21) in the 1700 block of South Main Street.
The subject, Christopher Douglas Scott, 30 of Weatherford—with a listed alias of Taco Chris—was wanted for Criminal Trespass. During the officer’s contact with Mr. Scott/Taco Chris, it was discovered that he had in his possession a sundry of narcotics.
Mr. Scott/Taco Chris was therefore arrested for his warrant as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, Less Than 1 Gram; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 3, Less Than 28 Grams; and Possession of Marijuana, Less Than 2 Ounces.
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