Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death The Odessa Police Department charged six teenagers in connection with the investigations of nine separate shootings over a six month period that left at least two people injured.Police continue to seek two other teens who are wanted in the spree.OPD Spokesman Steve LeSeuer said the series of shootings are suspected gang activity.“It’s not just here, it’s everywhere,” LeSeuer said about gang activity in Odessa. “In this case, it is gang-related.” WhatsApp By admin – May 30, 2018 WhatsApp Lionel Carrasco Police responded to the shootings over a period of nearly six months, occurring in various blocks and an apartment complex in Odessa.The nine shootings were reported on:Jan. 6 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.Feb. 5 at Arbor Terrace Townhomes, 1101 Fitch Ave.Feb. 6 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.March 9 in the 1300 block of Eidson Avenue.March 26 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.March 28 at Arbor Terrace Townhomes.March 28 in the 1400 block of South Jackson Avenue.April 6 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.May 28 in the 1300 block of Lindberg Street.Police charged six suspects in the shooting with engaging in organized criminal activity, a second-degree felony: 17-year-old Ricardo Reyna, 18-year-old Isayah Ramirez, 19-year-old Viviana Gonzales, 18-year-old Thomas Henderson, 17-year-old Lionel Carrasco, and 17-year-old Demidrean Henderson.Two more suspects, 18-year-old Luis Aguirre and 19-yeare-old Isaiah Lara, are still wanted by police.A probable cause affidavit stated detectives learned through the course of the investigation that the suspects had split into several factions, which began rivaling with each other. These groups would perform drive-by shootings on one another’s residences. One of the shootings, in the 1300 block of Eidson Avenue in March, led to the injuries of 18-year-old Nathan Stephens, who was shot once in the abdomen and taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, and 19-year-old Desmond Tuggle, who suffered a minor injury on his left hand. Police say Stephens and Tuggle were not involved.Four more suspects were arrested in connection to the Eidson shooting: 17-year-old Jarius Llanez, 18-year-old Tyler Scott, 17-year-old Ricardo Reyna and 18-year-old Robert Lujan. OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said they were only arrested in connection to that shooting, and have not been linked to any other shootings, but said the investigation is still ongoing.Several interviews were conducted with various members of the groups confirming there was conflict, the affidavit detailed, and detectives learned the members had shot at each other, presented firearms against the others or committed violent acts on multiple occasions.Several bullets and spent shell casings were collected from each scene, the affidavit stated, and detectives identified a consistent pattern between each scene, linking the calibers to specific individuals under investigation.Each of the six suspects were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Monday, jail records show, where they still are, and each has a $75,000 bond. suspects.jpg Facebook Isaiah Lara Damidrean Henderson Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run Isayah Ramirez 1 of 9 Home Local News Crime Six teens charged with nine shootings Luis Aguirre Local NewsCrime Six teens charged with nine shootings Pinterest Thomas Henderson Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Previous articleOPD searching for H-E-B thiefNext articleRelay for Life meeting admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ricardo Reyna Twitter suspects.jpg Viviana Gonzales Twitter
By Gary WadeUniversity of GeorgiaIn a few weeks, gold, red and yellow leaves will flame on tree branches across the state. And then they will drop. Instead of spending your fall dragging leaves to the curb, consider using them as a blanket – for your plants. Winter is approaching, and your plants need a warm bed just as much as you do. While the tops of landscape plants go dormant for the winter, roots don’t have such luxury. They continue to grow all winter. Active growth means the roots can’t acclimate to cold and can easily be damaged if not provided extra insulation.For instance, studies have shown that the roots of Southern magnolia can be killed around 25 degrees, while the roots of pyracantha and dwarf yaupon holly can be killed at 20 degrees.Our soil seldom gets this cold, but who wants to take a chance when prevention is as easy as one-two-mulch?One of the best winter antifreezes for the landscape is fall leaves. Three to five inches of leaves placed over the soil will keep plant roots toasty warm this winter.The key to success when using leaves as mulch is to reduce their size by shredding them. Shredded leaves don’t blow around like whole leaves.If you don’t have a shredder, simply place the leaves in small rows about one foot high and two feet wide. Then, with the lawn mower wheels in the highest setting, run over the row a time or two.A bagging attachment or a nearby tarp can collect the shredded leaves, which make a fine-textured mulch.Use shredded leaves as a mulch under trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.I’ve used fall leaves to overwinter begonias, petunias and lantana in my landscape. These plants will perennialize throughout most of Georgia if you provide them winter protection.After the first killing frost, I cut them back to the ground, cover them with at least five inches of shredded leaves (more if you have them), then leave them undisturbed until the next April. With a well-established root system, the plants will usually come back better than before. Fall leaves are also affordable insurance against damage to tender tropicals and prized roses.When temperatures are forecast to drop into single digits, place a cylinder of chicken wire around tender plants. Make it two to three times wider than the plants and at least a foot or two taller. Fill the cylinder with leaves, packing them lightly and carefully to insure extra insulation.Remove the cylinder and leaves when the weather warms above freezing.Fall leaves chopped into the fall vegetable garden will become rich dark humus by next spring. And when leaves are added to the compost pile, you’ll be rewarded with black gold.If you don’t like the looks of leaves as a mulch, use them as a base under pine straw or bark mulch, reducing the amount of other mulch needed and saving you money.Once you learn to appreciate fall leaves, you may be tempted to become a leaf marauder like me, traveling deserted city streets at night, collecting bags of leaves others have discarded at curbside. I can’t understand why anyone would let their leaves leave home.
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