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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - October 21, 1999, Galveston, Texas                                GALVESTON COUNTY TEXAS THURSDAY OCTOBER 21 1999 A9 Police continue investigation of 12yearolds disappearance By MONIQUE A HITCHINGS The Daily News GALVESTON A 12year old girl who recently moved from McAllen with her family re portedly left her stepgrand mothers resi dence Sunday night and has not been seen since Edith Eliza beth Rocha who goes by the nickname Flaca re portedly left a note telling family mem bers shed be OK and left the house on foot between and She was in the house at and the note was found at and she was not there said Detective John Lopez Edith Elizabeth Rocha The 12yearold has been missing since Sunday POLICE IN BRIEF with the Galveston Police De partments juvenile division Galveston investigators origi nally thought Rocha might have gone to see her 20yearold boyfriend in McAllen but McAllen police have cleared the man of suspicion Lopez said Where he was he could not have physically gotten down here to get Lopez said Rocha contacted a neighbor in McAllen on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning saying she was lost had no money and was hungry Lopez said Although police said Rocha knew her grandmothers phone number Rocha had not con tacted her Rocha is described as 5footl with a medium complexion black hair and brown eyes Anyone with any information on her whereabouts can call the jovenile division at 409 7662155 13 weapons reported stolen from residence GALVESTON A resident in the 3400 block of Avenue N reported Wednesday 13 weapons in the form of rifles and shot guns stolen between 4 and 7 The residents were home but did not see or hear anything said Lt Michael Putnal with the Galveston Police Department A downstairs door was found unlocked according to police re ports Were interested in getting these weapons off the Putnal said Police have no suspects and the incident still is under inves tigation Man charged with aggravated robbery GALVESTON Two police officers Tuesday arrested a man accused of robbing a con Drew heads to isle for hearing on LC charges By SCOTT E WILLIAMS The Daily News GALVESTON Convicted killer Jonathan David Drew is scheduled for a hearing today in the 212th District Court Drew will be arraigned on charges of attempted ag Jonathan David Drew gravated kid napping and aggravated sexual assault stemming from a pair of incidents in League City unrelated to his murder conviction said District Judge Susan Criss A Harris County jury last week sentenced Drew to life in prison for the murder of 23year old Seabrook resident Tina Flood After Drews December arrest in Floods death League City police saw his arrest photo and said the picture reminded them of a composite sketch taken from descriptions by the victim of an October 1998 kidnapping at tempt The similarity was strong enough that police decided to put his photo in a lineup they then showed to the victim who pointed to Drews picture Shortly thereafter police in terviewed a woman who had re ported being sexually assaulted in November 1997 The woman looked at a photo lineup containing Drews pic ture and identified him as her attacker police said Investigators looking into the disappearance of Tiki Island teenager Jessica Cain also are looking into whether Drew might be a suspect in that case American Heart Fiytifny Hooft i CPR can keep your love alive Super Saturday Sale October 23rd 1O 4O OFF Lawn Garden Electronics Microwaves Recondition Tools Vacuums Detergent 1OOO W FM SIT 3S7S541 Dickisu 25 OFF entire stock layette sleepwear newborns7 infants toddlers Stock up and save on bodysuits receiving blankets hooded towels bibs sleeper bags blanket sleepers pajamas and footed 1pc outfits Boys and girls styles in solids prints Reg SALE Childrens f r PALAIS ROYAL For the stone nearest you call 18003644010 or log on at venience store The incident occurred shortly after in the 4500 block of Seawall Boulevard A man held a 38caliber re volver to the clerk and de manded money from the cash register before fleeing on a bi cycle police reported Officers Revilla and Paul Millo arrested a suspect at 40th Street and Avenue T according to police reports The man struggled with po lice who noticed the handle of a gun sticking out of the waist band of the mans pants ac cording to reports The officers probably will re ceive a letter of commendation for their actions Putnal said They basically had to wrestle the gun from the Putnal said It could have been a lot Brock Bernard Kibbe 18 was charged with aggravated rob bery a firstdegree felony The charge carries a sentence of five to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to Police Alcohol probably contributed to accident ALVIN Toxicology reports have found that Benjamin Shoemakers blood alcohol level was percent when he died in a singlevehicle accident Sept 11 A person is legally intoxicated when the blood alcohol level reaches percent Lt Michael Putnal with the Galveston Police Department said although the 24yearold man was not legally drunk based on the analysis alcohol was believed to have contributed to the fatal accident At youre already starting to feel the alcohol as far as reaction time and judg Putnal said Police found several beer cans and bottles in the wreckage ac cording to police reports An un specified amount of THC the psychoactive ingredient in mar ijuana also was found in Shoe makers urine according to the toxicology report Although speed was not listed on the accident report as a con tributing factor Putnal said it might have been since the ve hicle rolled three times A witness also said the de ceased passed him at a high rate of Putnal said Shoemaker died when his Toyota 4Runner crashed into a ditch on FM 3005 after he ap parently misjudged a curve Orthodontics Affordable down and a month Catharine Goodson Associates Galveston League City 6821 Stewart Rd 2121B West Main 409 7445253 281 3326964 With Love From Mom Dad Grandmother Family 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