Category Archives: Brazoria County Sheriff

Law enforcement, Alvin ISD asks for help finding three local missing teens

Two Alvin ISD students have recently been reported missing, and law enforcement is reaching out to the community for assistance.

Anyone that may have information about the following students’ locations is encouraged to make contact immediately with the appropriate law enforcement agency as listed below.





Taylor Dolan is a sophomore at Manvel High School. Her last confirmed location was Manvel High School on Tuesday afternoon (Mar. 29). At this time, no foul play has been confirmed. Please contact the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department at (979) 849-2441 with any information regarding Dolan’s location.




Daniela Leon is a sophomore at Alvin High School. Daniela’s family last knew her confirmed location on Monday (Mar. 28). At this time, no foul play has been confirmed. Please contact the Alvin Police Department at (281) 388-4370 with any information regarding Daniela’s location.






Detectives in Angleton are also working to locate 17-year-old Michelle Marie Noria. According to police, Noria is a Hispanic female, and was last seen on Mar. 18. She could possibly be in the Houston area. Noria is 5’2″ and weighs approximately 170 pounds. Please contact the Angleton Police Department at (979) 849-2383 with any information and refer to case 2016-000497.

Task Force seizes $60,000 worth of cocaine in Pearland Kroger parking lot

The Brazoria County Narcotics Task Force (BCNTF) seized two kilograms of cocaine and arrested three individuals in the 11000 block of Shadow Creek Parkway on Wednesday (March 2) at approximately 5:30 p.m. The arrests were made in the Kroger parking lot.

The recovered cocaine had a wholesale street value of $60,000. A loaded semi-automatic Springfield 9mm handgun was also located and seized from the suspects during the arrest.

Javier Mora Hernandez, 29, Salvador Carranza-Velazquez, 35, and Gregorio Almazan-Castro, 30, were arrested and charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Almazan-Castro was also charged with the Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Two kilograms is about equal to five pounds of cocaine.

“Hopefully, with this seizure, we’re keeping more kids safe from the dangers of drugs and making it harder for addicts,” said Lt. Chris Reioux of the BCNTF. “We’ll continue to work to make Brazoria County a safer place to live.”


County Task Force arrests nine in prostitution sting, four in Pearland

The Brazoria County Narcotics Task Force (BCNTF) recently completed Phases One and Two of “Operation Red November,” which cracked down on prostitution in the county.

Five arrests were made Tuesday (Nov. 9) in the southern part of the county, including one of Brazoria County Crime Stoppers’ “Most Wanted” criminals.

Four people were arrested Wednesday (Nov. 10) in the 1900 block of Country Place Parkway in Pearland.

They are identified as Gabriel Munoz Alvarez a.k.a. “Valeri,” age 38; Darya Sands, 20; Katerina Gutierrez, 24; and Donna McGhee, 20.

Alvarez and Gutierrez were charged for the third time each with Prostitution, and Sands and McGhee were charged for Prostitution for the first time. Alvarez and Sands were also charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Electronics were also seized at the scene and will be examined for evidence as the investigation moves forward.

“We got leads on these folks from, ‘client referral,’ said Sgt. James Brawner of the BCNTF. “We arrest the prostitutes and the johns. This is an equal opportunity sting,” he added.

The BCNTF consists of agencies across the county working together toward a common goal. The agencies represented in northern Brazoria County include the Alvin and Pearland Police Departments, as well as the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office.

Inaugural ‘Back the Badge’ event brings Pearland residents, leaders together

The Pearland Police Officer’s Association (PPOA) held their inaugural “Back the Badge Community Event” in the PISD Education Support Building parking lot Saturday (Oct. 3).

Residents came out to enjoy sponsor tents, bounce houses and water slides, free barbecue provided by Bottomless Pit, Motorcycle Unit demonstrations, the opportunity to visit with K-9 Arko, a silent auction, a raffle, the opportunity to dunk City Councilmen Gary Moore and Derrick Reed and the chance to bid on pulling the trigger to TASER Councilman Tony Carbone.

The event was kicked off with remarks from Senator Larry Taylor, who also took the first shot at the dunking booth where Moore sat. Pastor Tim Liston with New Hope Church gave the invocation.

Councilman Keith Ordeneaux was the raffle winner, but donated three of the four prize Yeti coolers back to the PPOA, and more winners were drawn.

Pearland Medical Center was the highest bidder in the TASER auction, but donated the opportunity back to the Association. In a second bidding war, Councilman Keith Ordeneaux and Dr. Hugh Patton teamed up to win. Between the three bidders, $2,200 was raised for the PPOA.

Councilman Tony Carbone gets TASERed for charity.

Councilman Tony Carbone gets TASERed for charity.

Pearland Fire Dept. EMS stood by as two Pearland Police Officers held Carbone for stability. The TASER was deployed [by yours truly] to Carbone’s back and all of his muscles contracted. The two officers gently lowered him to the ground until the current stopped flowing five seconds later. Carbone then jumped up and let out a hearty “Whoo!” letting everyone know he was okay. EMS checked him just to be safe and pronounced him healthy.

“We want to thank all of our sponsors and the folks in the community that came out to support us, “said PPOA President Det. John DeSpain. “A special thanks goes to Tony Carbone. Even though it was his idea, we have to give him props for taking one for the PPOA.”

The PPOA is an organization that provides education, training and support to the officers of the Pearland Police Department. To learn more, visit

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Silverlake HOA offers $5,000 reward for information about destroyed RADAR sign

RADARSignA vehicle struck one of the RADAR signs that clocks motorists’ speed in Silverlake on Northfork near Amberly Dr. late on August 26 or early on August 27. The person or persons who hit the sign removed it, only to put it back later that day in a broken condition.

The Silverlake HOA purchased this and several other RADAR signs, which collect speed data. The data is forwarded to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), which then uses it to adjust patrols in order to catch speeders.

The HOA originally purchased four signs and placed them on Southfork Dr. and on CR 101/Bailey Rd. in both directions. They helped so much that the HOA spoke with three area MUDs to purchase more of them. MUDs 2, 3 and 6 participated in this mobility project with the cooperation of BCSO.

There are elementary schools, crosswalks and jogging trails along the borders of these MUDs and the signs have been instrumental in preventing injuries and catching habitual speeders.

“I got an email from a resident who had noticed that the RADAR sign was gone while jogging early in the morning on August 27,” said Jeff Moore, who serves as a Director on the Silverlake HOA Board and the MUD 3 Board. “I went to take pictures around 4:00 p.m. that same day, and it was back, but broken and useless.”

Judging from the condition of the sign, the vehicle that struck it most likely sustained significant damage. “These signs are sturdy and heavy,” said Moore. “I know that the car or truck that hit it has major damage.”

Moore said that he filed a police report with BCSO, and had hoped that whomever struck the sign would come forward to take responsibility. After weeks of no real information, the HOA decided to offer a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who hit the sign.

“We’re looking out for the best interest of our neighborhoods,” said Moore. “We would have been more understanding if someone had stepped forward. But now, we’re looking to file criminal charges.”

The RADAR sign is currently being examined to determine if any parts of it are salvageable. “The solar panels were broken and the base was cracked. We’re not sure what, if anything, is salvageable,” Moore said.

The RADAR signs cost approximately $5,000 each.

Anyone with information about who may have struck the RADAR sign located on Northfork Dr. near Amberly Dr. late on August 26 or early on August 27 is encouraged to call the community management company, PCMI, at (281) 504-1350 or email Callers may remain anonymous. Any information that leads to a conviction will earn the caller the $5,000 reward.

Former NFL player charged with felony possession in Shadow Creek Ranch

55ef0898db6ec.imageThe Brazoria County Narcotics Task Force received a tip on Friday (Sept. 4) morning that five pounds of marijuana had been intercepted at the US Post Office.

The marijuana was delivered to the residence, where former Baltimore Ravens left guard, Ramon Bernard Harewood, 28, accepted the package.

Soon after, the Task Force served a search warrant at Harewood’s residence, located in the 2400 block of Dry Bank Ln. in Shadow Creek Ranch. They found approximately $22,500 worth of hydroponic marijuana.

Harewood was arrested and charged with the felony 3 offense of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. He was transported to the Brazoria County Jail and bond was set at $10,000.

Harewood posted bond on Saturday (Sept. 5).

Harewood has previous felony charges, including Possession of a Controlled Substance that he received via a Federal Express shipment.

“The Narcotics Task Force is working hard to keep these illegal drugs out of the schools and out of our kids’ hands,” said Sgt. James Brawner, one of the Task Force supervisors.

The Baltimore Ravens drafted Harewood in 2010. After spending two seasons on the injured list, he played during the 2012. He was waived in 2013, becoming a free agent.

Illegal immigrant accused of sexually assaulting Pearland teen found hiding in clothes dryer

Brazoria County Jail

Brazoria County Jail

A 25-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Pearland girl with Down Syndrome was arrested in Alvin Thursday (Aug. 27).

According to Brazoria County investigators, Jesus Atrian was tracked to a residence located in the 5000 block of County Road 397 after an anonymous tipster called to offer information. Officers were quickly dispatched to the home where the suspect was reportedly found hiding in a clothes dryer. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Brazoria County Jail where he remains in custody on a $500,000 bond.

The accusations against Atrian stem from an incident reported by the victim’s family Monday (Aug. 24) when the suspect allegedly assaulted a Pearland teen and then fled the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital and later released.

Meanwhile, Brazoria County Sheriff Department’s officials issued an appeal to the public for help finding Atrian, who was a registered sex offender. Court records show Atrian plead guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact following an incident in August 2014. He’d been sentenced to eight years of probation and was ultimately turned over to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for deportation to his home country. It is not known when the suspect returned to the U.S.

Atrian is scheduled to appear before a Brazoria County Grand Jury in the coming weeks.

Brazoria County Lt., Narcotics Unit recognized on state level

Sgt. James Brawner and Lt. Chris Reioux display their awards at the TNOF Conference in San Antonio.

Sgt. James Brawner and Lt. Chris Reioux display their awards at the TNOF Conference in San Antonio.

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force (BCNTF) is an inter-agency Unit that was formed on October 1 2011. To date, they have handled 996 cases, made 783 arrests, filed 1,090 charges, executed 201 search warrants and have seized $11,353,767.00 worth of narcotics (street value).

Participating agencies consist of Freeport, Lake Jackson, Angleton, Alvin, Clute and Pearland Police Departments, the Texas Department of Public Safety and federal agencies Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection. This gives the Task Force local, state and federal jurisdiction.

The BCNTF was instrumental in the month-long narcotics investigation at Pearland and Dawson High Schools earlier this year that resulted in six arrests.

“Sharing assets, resources and information with other agencies is very valuable,” said Sgt. James Brawner, one of the Task Force’s supervisors. “We can get these guys quicker because we all work together instead of building separate cases.”

The BCNTF is part of the Texas Narcotics Officers Association (TNOA), an organization that provides training to narcotics investigators from across the state throughout the year and at an annual conference.

Members are divided into five regions across the state, with Brazoria County in the East Region.

During this year’s annual conference in San Antonio on August 17 – 20, TNOA recognized Lt. Chris Reioux of the BCNTF as the State Narcotics Supervisor of the Year. In addition to Lt. Reioux’s award, the BCNTF was recognized as the East Region Unit of the Year, as well as finishing second in the state.

Officers, supervisors and prosecutors are nominated by their peers and are selected as top performers from their region. These regional qualifiers are forwarded to the State’s executive board of directors for final voting.

To learn more about TNOA, visit

Illegal immigrant wanted for alleged sexual assault of Pearland teen

55de0a6d159ad.imageThe Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department is searching for an illegal immigrant who allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old Pearland girl with Down Syndrome on Monday (Aug. 24).

Brazoria Coutny Sheriff Department’s officials are asking for the public’s help to locate 25-year-old Jesus Atrian from Mexico. The suspect is described as five-foot-one and 140 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

The suspect reportedly has a very distinctive set of facial tattoos. Under his right eye, Atrian has a vertical tattoo with the name “Jesus” and under his left eye is another vertical tattoo that reads “Atrian.” The name “Adriana” is tattooed above his right eyebrow. Atrian also has his last name tattooed on his left hand and another name is tattoed on his right hand.

Atrian, who is currently a registered sex offender, plead guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact in August of 2014 and was sentenced to eight years of probation according to Brazoria County criminal court records. Soon after, Atrian was released to officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and was reportedly deported to Mexico.

Authorities suspect Atrian may try to return to Mexico.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jesus Atrian is urged to contact the Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 979-864-2279 or the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4100. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Community Partners for a Safer Tomorrow – Super Hero Day & Concert

The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, Pearland Police and Fire Department, and the Alvin ISD Police Department have teamed up to benefit organizations that give back to the community.
The Brazoria County Women’s Shelter, MADD and the 100 Club of Brazoria County will be benefactors of an event that will bring the community together for a worthy cause.
Some turn a blind eye to the tragedy that will impact over 10,000 Americans this year – A death caused by an intoxicated driver that leaves an indelible mark on families and friends of those killed. In other cases, battered women and children hide in fear from a battering spouse; they remain despondent, hopeless and forever searching for a hero.

On November 21st of 2015, we will answer that call at Billy’s Hall from 11:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

  • The safety organizations will showcase their equipment, knowledge and talents with demonstrations, checking child safety seats for proper use, discussing how to remain safe during the holidays
  • Law enforcement helicopters from Brazoria and Harris County will fly and land on location for photo opportunities and demonstrations.
  • Troopers, deputies, police officers, and fireman will be on hand to answer a wide array of questions and for photo opportunities with children.
  • During the event, the safety organizations will donate a sizable sum of money to each benefactor, which has been raised through the efforts of them and other civic minded groups.
  • Following the demonstrations from law enforcement and the fire department, live entertainment will begin.
  • Starting at 5:30pm Marina Faith Love (local talent) will open the show.
  • Junior Gordon: Nominated for both the Local Musician of the Year and Best Male Vocalist
  • Main Performer: Tracy Byrd – World renowned artist. #1 Country Hits, award winner performer and songwriter.

On November 21st, the heroes of participating law enforcement agencies and fire departments will change the lives of people they may never meet. Please come see these heroes make a difference and enjoy some extraordinary entertainment!

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