You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
One in custody, one flees into nudist resort after burglary
Wilson County NewsMarch 21, 2012 | 2,198 views | 4 comments
FLORESVILLE -- Rafael Alfaro III, 23, of Floresville is being held in the Wilson County Jail on a total of $34,000 bond, according to jail records, on a slew of charges stemming from a March 15 burglary and subsequent vehicular pursuit. A second suspect was still at large as of press time March 19.
According to Investigator Roland Treviño of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s Deputy Travis Beck was dispatched at 7:29 p.m. March 15 to assist the Floresville Police Department as officers attempted to capture suspects after an attempted burglary on C.R. 302 just east of Floresville. The property owner reported seeing two men attempting to break into a locked gate and gave chase, pursuing the pair as they drove onto C.R. 117, then onto F.M. 1303. The property owner reported that at one point during the pursuit, one of the suspects allegedly fired a shotgun at him.
As deputies closed in, Treviño said one of the suspects threw a shotgun into the San Antonio River; it was later recovered. The passenger in the fleeing vehicle then fled on foot into the Riverside Ranch Nudist Resort, as the driver -- identified as Alfaro -- continued on. Alfaro allegedly bailed out from the vehicle near the intersection of C.R. 128 and C.R. 163 in Saspamco, where sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Zoeller apprehended him after a foot chase.
When deputies took an inventory of Alfaro’s vehicle prior to its being impounded, they found items including bolt cutters, pry bars, prescription drugs, and part of the recovered shotgun.
Alfaro is charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unlawful use of a criminal instrument, attempted burglary of a building, deadly conduct, possession of a dangerous drug, criminal trespass, driving without a license, criminal mischief causing less than $50 damage, and possession of a prohibited weapon.
Treviño said an arrest warrant will be issued for Alfaro’s accomplice, whose name is not being released. He is described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and weighing 185 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and is believed to be a Floresville resident. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 830-393-2535 or Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636).
In an unrelated incident, police in Floresville are investigating a March 10 burglary at the Crawford Pharmacy on U.S. 181. According to Lt. Chad Clark of the Floresville Police Department, officers were dispatched at 1 a.m. after the burglar alarm had been activated. When officers arrived, they found that a window was shattered. A search of the building did not yield a suspect, Clark said.
Store employees reported that an estimated 50 tablets containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen were stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the Crawford Pharmacy burglary is asked to call the Floresville Police Department at 830-393-4055 or Crime Stoppers of Wilson County.
Your Opinions and Comments
March 26, 2012 8:38am
Rock'n chair Rambler
Over Taxed, TX
March 25, 2012 8:02am
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire
March 23, 2012 12:49pm
The Marcelina Muse
Dry Tank, TX
March 22, 2012 11:27am
Share your comment or opinion on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Section A: General News Archives
Agencies uncover $400K in stolen vehicles, parts (February 3, 2016)
China Grove begins vote on tax rollback (February 3, 2016)
Clock running out for Floresville recall issue (February 3, 2016)
Connally expands high-tech health care (February 3, 2016)
Council action changes boards (February 3, 2016)
Court Update (February 3, 2016)
Deputies charge Floresville spurned lover with arson (February 3, 2016)
Deputies investigate recent thefts (February 3, 2016)
Editorial: The demand for villains (February 3, 2016)
Editorial: What’s in a city charter? Is it like a … Constitution? (February 3, 2016)
Eight-liner opponents face deadline (February 3, 2016)
FELPS pools tornado damage claim with city, Floresville ISD (February 3, 2016)
Floresville USDA accountant resigns (February 3, 2016)
Free CERT disaster course (February 3, 2016)
Get a free heart health screening in Kenedy Feb. 12 (February 3, 2016)
Greater LV Chamber to meet (February 3, 2016)
H-E-B recalls cookware (February 3, 2016)
Hold on for now (February 3, 2016)
It’s all happening at Nixon-Smiley Elementary (February 3, 2016)
Kicaster area will have fire coverage (February 3, 2016)
Landfill welcomes China Grove junk (February 3, 2016)
Letter: Apple Pie author extends thanks (February 3, 2016)
Letter: Gonzales differs with writer’s conclusion (February 3, 2016)
Letter: Talamantez truly a man of the people (February 3, 2016)
Life Line Screening event set in Floresville Feb. 28 (February 3, 2016)
Mock Republican Debate Feb. 20 (February 3, 2016)
Nixon-Smiley livestock show set for March (February 3, 2016)
One dead in game-room robbery (February 3, 2016)
Pioneer Award honors Burnside (February 3, 2016)
Pirates Cove in Poth offers after-school care service (February 3, 2016)
Police Blotter (February 3, 2016)
Save the date for Lincoln Dinner (February 3, 2016)
School district cops ink deal with city, county (February 3, 2016)
Second responders to meet (February 3, 2016)
Stockdale, La Vernia units respond to back-to-back fires (February 3, 2016)
Tanneberger is top agent (February 3, 2016)
Weigh in on Loop 410 changes (February 3, 2016)
Wilson County Hermann Sons lodges meet new-member goal (February 3, 2016)
‘Loving’ heart-shaped treats are for the birds (February 3, 2016)