Houston Men Against Family Violence Warrant Round-up
November 7, 2005 -- Since August
2005, when Police Chief Harold Hurtt’s Houston Men Against
Family Violence warrant roundup began, the Houston Police Department,
along with several other agencies, have continued to sweep the
streets looking for suspects wanted for child abuse, family violence
and failure to register as sex offenders.
The goal of our department is to prevent violent
behavior against family members and educate victims and abusers
alike that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. There
are several valuable resources available to victims, such as the
Houston Area Women’s Center, to help them fight the violence
and keep themselves and their children safe. Additional resources
are available to abusers who want to change their violent ways.
Abusers can seek assistance through programs offered by Aid to
Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA), their ministers, or other service
providers. One thing is guaranteed: either abusers seek help to
stop their violent behavior or police will seek them out and put
them in jail.
As promised, officers and investigators hit the
streets again and conducted an additional 76 warrant sweeps and
cleared 38 open warrants. Nine arrests were made, which consisted
of four felonies and five misdemeanors, bringing the cumulative
total for both warrant sweeps to 252 suspects in custody.
Among those arrested since August was Aquer Arob
(b/m, DOB 1-1-75), who was charged with felony injury to a child.
Arob burned the hands and ears of a seven-year-old accused of
stealing. Arob received deferred adjudication with a $500 fine
and five-years probation. A second suspect, Marie Padilla (w/f,
DOB 6-24-79), was charged with felony injury to a child. Padilla
fractured the arm of her ten-month-old baby and is currently out
on bond awaiting trial. A third suspect, Anthony Brown (b/m, DOB
9-18-81), was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Brown was found at his new girlfriend’s residence hiding
in her closest. He is currently in jail awaiting trial.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.