Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of sex offender

Weslaco PD

POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:14am

UPDATED: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:19am

Weslaco police arrested a man wanted for not registering as a sex offender after receiving a tip through Crime Stoppers on his whereabouts.

On Tuesday, January 21st, Weslaco police received a tip on the whereabouts of Serafin Esquivel Garnica, 28, who was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.

Garnica was located at a residence near Mile 15 ½ North, 5 ¾ West and after a short foot chase, he was apprehended and placed under arrest.

A municipal judge charged Garnica with failure to comply with registering as a sex offender and evading arrest and handed a $35,000 bond.


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