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1-11-18 Arrests of the Day

Post Date:01/11/2018 3:05 PM

Man Arrested after Resisting Arrest & Punching OPD Officer in the Head

Odessa Police arrested Jesus Medina, date of birth 09/07/1970, on 1-10-18 at approximately 1015 hours with Assault on a Public Servant “3rd Degree Felony”, Resisting Arrest “Class A Misdemeanor”, and Public Intoxication “Class C Misdemeanor”. Officers responded to 2011 North County Road West (O’Reilly Auto Parts) in reference to an intoxicated subject.

Upon arrival, observed a male subject matching the suspect’s description. When officers attempted to make contact with the male subject, later identified as Medina, he attempted to leave the scene on a bicycle. When officers attempted to detain Medina, he pulled away from officers and resisted arrest.

Medina continued to resist arrest while punching an OPD officer on the left side of his head. The OPD officer sustained bodily injury on his head, knees and finger as a result of the assault. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Medina was charged and arrested accordingly.

Jesus Medina
                                     Jesus Medina

Odessa Police Charge Sex Offender for Failing to Report Facebook Account

Odessa Police arrested Charles Mello, date of birth 01/09/1972, on 1-8-18 at approximately 1400 hours for Fail to Comply with Registration Requirements “2nd Degree Felony”. Charles Mello, a registered sex offender, is required to report all online identifiers to the Odessa Police Department within 7 days.

On 1-8-18, OPD detectives became aware that Charles Mello had a Facebook account. The account showed to have posts as far back as May of 2017. Mello failed to report the Facebook account to OPD within 7 days as required. OPD detectives obtained a warrant for Mello, who was charged and arrested accordingly.

Charles Mello
                              Charles Mello




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