Cleaning up the streets is one of the goals of the Borger Police Department.
BPD’s Narcotic and Criminal Interdiction Unit just completed an aggressive campaign to crack down on illegal narcotics and street level crimes in the City of Borger.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said that over a fourteen day span, the unit lawfully seized approximately $18,000 worth of cash, vehicles, weapons, and illegal narcotics.
In addition to the seizures, 20 arrests were made and five vehicles were seized, as they were being used in the commission of a felony crime.
Illegal narcotics seized included methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and illegal prescription pills.
Charges in reference to all of these incidents ranged from the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance (felony of the first degree) to minor traffic infractions, Lt. Griffin said.
Those arrested through the past fourteen days were as follows:
•Alejandro Davila Ramirez, 44, of Borger
•James Edward Ritchson, 38, of Borger
•Efrain Rodriguez, 40, of Borger
•Randi Lee Smith, 54, of Borger
•Gregory Louis Soto, 25, of Borger
•Sarah Michelle Speed, 26, of Borger
•Jesus Manuel Tamoya- Cardenas, 37, of Borger
•Margurette Ruth Weese, 37, of Borger
•Ashley Nicole Beagle, 22, of Borger
•Adolph Gilbert Castillo, 26, of Borger
•Carolina Diana Cervantes, 25, of Borger
•Gloria Esmerelda Chavarria, 20, of Borger
•Lachrista Ruth Endekas, 48, of Borger
•Waylan Deon Jones, 24, of Borger
•Jennifer Denise Mitchell, 32, of Borger
•Brandon Lydelle Morrison, 20, of Borger
•Andrew Paul Payne, 24, of Borger
•Aaron Michael Pennington, 31, of Borger
•Bobby Chad Barringer, 37, of Borger
•Cody Brandon Walesiak, 39, of Borger
“The Borger Police Department continues to strive daily to protect and serve the citizens of the community,” Lt. Griffin said. “Therefore, through these interdiction enforcement actions, it helps to reduce thefts, burglaries, and all other criminal activities within the City of Borger. The Borger Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Borger for all of their support and encouragement.”
He said the BPD is extremely grateful for any and all assistance received from the community. If any citizen witnesses any suspicious activity of any nature, they are asked and encouraged to contact either the Borger Police Department at (806) 273-0930 or Crime Stoppers at (806) 274-6371.
Any and all callers may remain anonymous and all tips and information received will remain confidential. Anyone reporting an outstanding/unsolved crime, narcotics information, a wanted fugitive from justice, or any other criminal activity to Crime Stopper may be eligible for a reward.
Crime Stoppers awards range from $50 up to $1,000 for relevant information and tips. Also, anyone who reports a tip to Crime Stoppers in reference to a working methamphetamine lab, and that information proves relevant enough where the lab is located and confiscated, is automatically eligible for a $500 reward through Crime Stoppers.