Brutal home invasions


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July 24, 2004, 04:42 PM
http://wJuly 23, 2004, 10:11PM

Accomplice in string of terror remains at large
Attacks include sexual assault and threat to kill baby


By PEGGY O'HARE
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

They were home invasions so brutal even young children weren't spared the violence.

In one case, a gun was stuck in a 5-month-old baby's mouth. In another, a 17-month-old girl was thrown against a wall and terrorized so badly she couldn't sleep or eat for two days, police said.

A woman also was sexually assaulted during one of the attacks.

Police arrested a man for both cases after an unrelated kidnapping led to his downfall. But investigators are still searching for an unidentified accomplice who helped terrorize one of the families.

Jose Nelson Gonzalez Garcia, 21, is charged with aggravated kidnapping and three counts of aggravated robbery in the home invasions and the later abduction, Houston robbery investigators said.

Also arrested in the abduction were Raul Hernandez, 25, of the 8900 block of Bissonnet, and Christian Sanchez, 25, of the 6500 block of Hillcroft. Each is charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

None would give police the name of a fourth man who remains at large and is depicted in a composite drawing released Friday.

Garcia and the man in the drawing are accused of storming an apartment in the 5900 block of Dashwood July 11. One had a pistol, while the other grabbed a pair of scissors inside the apartment as they demanded money and jewelry, said Houston Police Department robbery investigator Roger Chappell.

One woman was pushed into a bathroom, forced to disrobe and sexually assaulted. When the intruders were unable to get any cash or jewelry, one man shoved a gun in a 5-month-old baby's mouth and threatened to kill the infant, police said.

When that scare tactic failed, one of the intruders placed a round in the pistol and physically assaulted the woman with the gun, Chappell said.

Two days later, several men stormed another apartment in the 6200 block of Rampart around 7 p.m. Three residents were beaten, and one of the intruders threw a 17-month-old girl against the wall.

Days after the attack, that child was still so traumatized that she became hysterical at the sound of any man's voice but her father's, Chappell said.

The suspects' luck ran out the night of July 15 when a man was kidnapped at gunpoint while stepping out of his car to go to a restaurant in the 7000 block of Bissonnet. The man was forced back into his car and taken somewhere where his captors tried to use his ATM card, but the man gave the wrong personal identification number. After the two kidnappers threatened to kill him, the man eventually revealed his PIN.

After using the victim's card to withdraw money at a grocery on Bissonnet, the kidnappers walked away from the man's car. One was picked up in a getaway vehicle, but the other struggled with a security guard before running away. Police later stopped the getaway car, arresting two of the suspects, and found the third man hiding in some bushes, Chappell said.

Police recovered a pistol, ammunition and personal property belonging to one of the families targeted in the home invasions, Chappell said.

All three men were charged in the kidnapping, and Garcia also was positively identified in both home invasions, Chappell said.

The wanted man featured in the drawing is believed to be Salvadoran because of his accent. He is believed to be in his late 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a thin build. Anyone with information is urged to call the Houston Police Department robbery division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.






This is Texas. These guys need to pick a house owned by a member of the TheHighRoad!



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cerberus
July 24, 2004, 06:32 PM
This should give everyone a real wake up call about what Bush is going to have everyone dealing with. If his policies on allowing the Mexicans free run on the United States get put into action.

Travis McGee
July 24, 2004, 06:38 PM
Any bets that all the perps are illegal alien criminal invaders?

45Badger
July 24, 2004, 06:42 PM
" The Mexican Bush Deal
This should give everyone a real wake up call about what Bush is going to have everyone dealing with. If his policies on allowing the Mexicans free run on the United States get put into action."

Sounds like a nice bigot! I guess no white, black, asian, native american, arabic or other ethnic groups have ever done things like this :banghead:

*********s come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Did I spell that correctly?

Please don't show your's:(

R.H. Lee
July 24, 2004, 06:42 PM
Don't be a sheep. Pay attention to home security, doors, windows, etc. Don't be compliant and don't go anywhere with anybody. Have firearms close at hand and know how to use them without hesitation. If your home is invaded make sure none of the invaders survive the experience.

Standing Wolf
July 24, 2004, 06:58 PM
Any bets that all the perps are illegal alien criminal invaders?

Five to one odds.

RatFink
July 24, 2004, 07:04 PM
Sounds like a nice bigot! I guess no white, black, asian, native american, arabic or other ethnic groups have ever done things like this :banghead:

*********s come in all colores shapes and sizes.


Perhaps you should try living in one of the border states where we have to live with these border jumping criminals. Yes there are plenty of worthless people if all colors here in AZ, but the percentage of crimes done by border jumpers is disproportionate to their population, in fact HUGELY so.

Which really sucks for the good hard working, family oriented Mexican people that are a stuck living in areas that are completely infiltrated by this garbage.

45Badger
July 24, 2004, 08:27 PM
Article makes no reference to border jumpers or illegals.

Cerberus' comment made no distinction either, just blather about Mexican's getting free run, yada, yada, yada.

Sorry, I don't live in a border state (some Pennsylvanians do consider my proximity to the Maryland border a sanity issue!). I have lived and worked in large metropolitan and small rural communities. I have seen lots of crime, and little crime. Committed by all types, but mostly by dumb young to middle aged white men.

You are right, being painted with the same brush as the criminal scumbags in the article does suck for the honest, hard working vast majority of Hispanics. There are a lot of black crack addicts and drug dealers in the Baltimore and Washington DC area. Those idiots commit a huge proportion of the street crime in the area. Guess what? That doesn't make all or most blacks criminals or drug addicts.

Regardless of where you live, and your local "issues", I still don't think that's any excuse to be a bigot.

Kenneth Lew
July 24, 2004, 09:52 PM
In Houston, a vast majority of violent criminals are:

Asian, Black, Carribean, Hispanic, and White, etc. in alphabetical order. Categorically labeling a ethnic/race group as a cause of most problems is like the anti's labeling "assault weapons" owners as lunatics and people having more than 5 guns wacko.

Kenneth Lew

carpettbaggerr
July 25, 2004, 12:18 AM
This should give everyone a real wake up call about what Bush is going to have everyone dealing with. If his policies on allowing the Mexicans free run on the United States get put into action. Yeah, Bush plans to have everyone in America raped by an illegal Mexican. http://www.glocktalk.com/images/smilies/tinfoil.gif
Should really have a smiley with a pillowcase on it's head.

Or are you worried that illegals are going to put American rapists out of work?

Tharg
July 25, 2004, 04:48 AM
categoricly naming and ethnic group/race based on the statistics of crime is what then?

I've never said anyone can't become a criminal. And i've friends from any race you can think of... (well ... MAYBE all the one's one can think of - don't have any cabalinasian friends... hehe) Statisticly criminals themselves are a minority compared to the population of the US.

Still doesn't stop stats that go in area X - a vast majority (or minority) of crimes were commited by X race/ethnic type.

just cause racial profiling isn't "right" doesn't mean its wrong. (in the sense that if you know ... dunno - 50% of Y crimes are done by X race... then who ya gonna suspect first in a logical manner - not in a grab every person of race X beause ya had crime Y happen close to person X)Generalizations are just that - generalizations - just how does a generalization come to be? because either it SEEMS (very shakey term) to happen that way - or you have facts that make it true. If people didn't see a propensity of X to do Y - then they wouldn't assume all are like that. Assumption being the motherload of all f ups... when you see/experience one thing over and over again - you tend to think they will happen that way again - its called learning. Children are the only true innocents.... (young... REALLY young children these days - heh - another generalization)

If a lot of crimes are seemingly happening by people named gonzales or whatever... what do you expect people to think? That mr. smith is the culprit? Same token - they DO label us wacko's... because they don't seem to "need" even one gun - let alone an arsenal. I accept that and move on or try to argue w/ em... just as i've been talked to by middle easterners who worked at my company after 9/11 ... know what those middle easterners said to me? HELL NO we don't like what happened - we came here to get AWAY from that BS. (heh idea the same -words made up by me)

fear is real - and it can be moving - based on real experience or read/seen experience...

Bah - sure i walked all over myself a couple of times on this post... but it was in the spirit of trying to show how a person could come to conclusions that from another removed standpoint might seem baseless and without merit.

J/Tharg!

RatFink
July 25, 2004, 05:20 AM
It's a good thing we are checking the shoes of 60 year old Chinese grandma's before they board a plane, they could be terrorists.

Tharg
July 25, 2004, 05:54 AM
never know....

rofl

those overwieght blonde headed women (my step mom) are likely terrorists too... (last two times i took her to the airport hey searched her shoes.... )

bah

only problem w/ our arguments are someday someone is gonna do something w/ one of these people who dont' fit the profile and its gonna make national news.. =( So i guess in a way i have to give em that "profiling" is dangerous to security. Since if i knew everyone was looking for X - then i'd offer them Y so they could walk on past....

J/Tharg!

edit - obviously terrorists would (try to) evade that sort of thing - where statistics about crime are about what happened... the people who commit normal crimes are not saying - "hey - i'm X race... i shouldn't do this cause i might get searched/profiled" they are doing it cause they could give a S*** less about the law and thier victims rights...

cracked butt
July 25, 2004, 06:13 AM
This is a pretty amazing article in lieu of the fact that in a thread a few days ago several members here argued against shooting a stranger in a child's room on sight. :rolleyes:

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