C and I for the third week of Feb

Illegal immigrants hesitant to report crimes
Fearing exposure to the legal process, undocumented immigrants in the area continue to underreport crimes, local advocates say.
That fear is a reality that immigrants, especially in the Hispanic community, must confront.
Illegal alien charged with killing dog with chainsaw in Georgia
On Sunday, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in the 2000 block of Chester Ave., in Augusta, and found a man covered in blood, who admitted to killing his neighbor’s dog, Zuru.
The man, Pablo Chaves, 35, told deputies that he had just shot the dog twice with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to the arrest report.
However, when deputies investigated, they found the Rottweiler lying dead with a large gash on his neck. A bloody chainsaw was next to the dog’s body.
Chaves then claimed he could not remember what happened.
Zuru’s owner, Rolanda Jackson, told The Augusta Chronicle: “We thought he had run away. I couldn’t believe that he did it.”
Jackson actually learned of Zuru’s fate through an online report of the crime.
Chaves has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and discharge of a firearm on or near a public highway.
He is currently being held in the Richmond County Jail on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.
Another case of immig. status NOT reported - you decide
GRAPEVINE, Texas — The Florida prisoner who escaped in Texas after stabbing a detective with his eyeglasses was fatally shot early Saturday after refusing to cooperate with officers and lunging at them, police said.

Alberto Morales was shot in a wooded area of Grapevine, a community near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It put an end to a massive five-day manhunt that started when he escaped Monday from a Wal-Mart parking lot after attacking the Miami-Dade, Fla., detective.


(update follows this article)
St. George police search for man suspected in weekend death
ST. GEORGE — Police are searching for a man wanted in an alleged assault that has now ended in the death of another man.
Jeramy Shawn Olsen, 31, died Sunday while being treated at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He was flown there Saturday after receiving critical head injuries during an altercation with another 31-year-old man, according to St. George Police Capt. Kyle Whitehead.
A alleged gang member, Mario Alfonso Lucero, 31, is wanted for questioning related to the incident. Lucero is believed by police to be armed and dangerous and has ties to the Utah communities of St. George, Washington, Ivins and Hurricane, as well as others in New Mexico, Mesquite, Nev., and southern California.
A warrant has been issued for Lucero’s arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call St. George police at 435-627-4300.
(update) - In California
Mexican Drug Cartel Kingpin, Is Chicago’s New Public Enemy No. 1
CHICAGO — A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city’s new Public Enemy No. 1 – the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars.
The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he’s the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city.
“What Al Capone was to beer and whiskey during Prohibition, Guzman is to narcotics,” said Art Bilek, the commission’s executive vice president. “Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. … And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed of.”
The commission – a non-government body that tracks city crime trends – designated Capone Public Enemy No. 1 in 1930. It has declared other outlaws public enemies, but Capone was the only one deemed No. 1.
Until now.
Man charged with DWI in fatal crash on icy road
A Charlotte man was charged with driving while impaired after a fatal crash on an icy portion of Tyvola Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police say they are taking into account all contributing factors to the crash, but 23-year-old Bairon Josue Sandoval is accused od driving drunk.
Tatiana Rivera, 20 was killed and two other people were injured, one seriously.
Police say around 3 a.m. Sandoval was driving the 2000 Nissan Frontier Truck westbound on Tyvola Road when he lost control near Interstate 77 and struck a tree. Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupants of the truck were transported to Carolinas Medical Center.
In addition to DWI, Sandoval was charged with felony death by vehicle, felony serious injury by vehicle and with driving without an operator’s license.
He was in Mecklenburg jail under a $53,500 bond on Sunday. Immigration officials also suspect he is in the country illegally, which means he would remain in jail even if he posted bond.
Police say there were icy areas on that section of Tyvola Road early Sunday. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Police encourage anyone with information about the crash to call the Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-344-1600.