AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police said Monday that a 25-year-old man allegedly pointed a BB gun at police before they fatally shot him in North Austin on Sunday.
Police said Richard Munroe reportedly called police at approximately 3:50 a.m. on Sunday and the 911 dispatcher said he sounded distraught and made comments indicating he was suicidal.
When police arrived, Munroe had a weapon in his waistband or hand, officials said. Police tried to use a stun gun on him, but it was ineffective.
Police said Munroe briefly entered his house. The man then reappeared with what looked to be a self-inflicted injury.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A 23-year-old man who had been on the run for over four years was arrested Saturday in connection with a fatal shooting in 2011.
Joshua Reyes will face a murder charge for his alleged involvement in the killing of Bryan Sendejo, 23. He is currently being held at the Bexar County Jail with bail set at $100,000.
Police said Sendejo told his parents on Jan. 4 he was going to meet an acquaintance at a gas station near his home in the 2200 block of South New Braunfels Avenue.
AMARILLO, Texas – A 39-year-old woman was reportedly arrested in northeast Amarillo for her alleged involvement in a stabbing on Thursday afternoon.
Amarillo police reportedly found Viengthong Sikalasinh in the 4400 block of North Acres Drive on Thursday evening and arrested her.
Reports say officers responded about 2:40 p.m. to the 5400 block of Saratoga Drive on a report of a stabbing. The suspect, later identified as Sikalasinh, fled the area in a white Toyota Tundra.
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Police said a 24-year-old Willoughby man has been accused of leading police on a chase in which he struck a police motorcycle and flipped his truck.
Nicholas C. Sapanaro
Nicholas C. Sapanaro is facing felony charges, awaiting trial in Willoughby Municipal Court. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
A report states that the chase started about 4 p.m. Thursday when police tried to stop Sapanaro for speeding and driving erratically.
Sapanaro reportedly tried to evade the officer by cutting down several side streets. Another cruiser and a police motorcycle joined the chase.
AUSTIN, Texas – An arrest warrant affidavit said a 37-year-old woman has been accused of stealing bags from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday.
Natalie Abrams was seen allegedly taking bags from the airport baggage claim by an airport employee, who told police that she saw Abrams take a black bag from the baggage claim, then run into a nearby restroom with it.
She allegedly returned minutes later and took a pink bag, then ran into the restroom again, the affidavit says. Abrams was arrested and charged with theft. She was being held at Travis County Jail on Monday evening. Her bail is set at $5,000.
HONDO, Texas – A 23-year-old San Antonio woman is in jail and two others are being sought in connection with the June 8 discovery of a woman’s burned body found in a farmer’s field.
Authorities said Monday that Loribeth K. Martinez, a call center employee, turned herself in Saturday after learning of a warrant accusing her of murder in the death of Tracy Lynn Lemley, 31, of San Antonio.
Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown said that Lemley and Jeremy “Jethro” L. Carrico, 33, also of San Antonio, were held hostage at Martinez’s apartment on Austin Highway and killed there on June 7.
BRYAN, Texas – Police said a Bryan couple remained in jail this weekend after an argument turned violent that was sparked by a boyfriend’s wandering eye at a local pool.
Court documents state the 34-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were taken into custody Saturday afternoon after getting into a physical altercation in their driveway.
The documents added that during the past two months, Bryan police have already responded to disturbances at the couple’s home eight times.
The man reportedly told police that his girlfriend got mad at him because she thought he was looking at other women, which caused the pair to argue the entire drive back to their home.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Police said Monday two alleged burglars were arrested early Sunday after a witness reported seeing them forcing their way into an apartment.
Jamikel Deandre Dancy, 21, of Sealy and Derek Dmonte Sewell Jr., 22, of Columbus were arrested about 4 a.m. near Gateway Apartments on Holleman Drive.
Authorities believe the men are connected to a larger group that has been breaking into apartments and cars at Gateway and another apartment complex less than a mile away.
DALLAS, Texas — Authorities on Monday continued to search for a man in connection with the death of a 20-year-old Fort Worth woman who was found dead in a burning car on Saturday in Dallas.
Dallas police reportedly found the body of Alexus Garcia in the back of a green Fiat at 7:52 a.m. Saturday while responding to a 911 call about a one-vehicle wreck in the 2200 block of Royal Lane.
Authorities found a damaged cell phone in the car and the ID of Manuel Rocha Jr., 26, of Richardson. Police said the address on the ID was the same address Garcia had gone to the night before.
McALLEN, Texas – A 43-year-old man is facing sexual assault charges after authorities said he sexually assaulted a girl whom he had been recording and abusing since she was 8 years old.
Angel Guadalupe Castillo is charged with one count of sexual assault and three counts of sexual assault of a child.
According to a criminal complaint, Castillo reportedly admitted to police that he had been sneaking into the girl’s room at night and sexually abusing her.
The suspect reportedly committed the abuse for nearly six years, up to four times a week.