Pair of fugitives wanted for sex crimes against children
SAN ANTONIO – The US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is asking for help to find two men wanted for separate sex crimes against children. Gross is wanted for indecency with a child by sexual contact. He has been wanted since June 2012 for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. If you have any information about the whereabouts of either fugitive, call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 210-657-8500. OTHER WANTED FUGITIVES:
Combined law enforcement groups combat child abuse
SAN ANTONIO – Children in communities in Bexar County and all over the world are being abused in many different ways. From physical assault and sexual assault to child pornography, child exploitation and child trafficking, all are different and equally concerning types of abuse. But local, state, and federal agencies are working together to keep children safe. Jimenez said that to save children from these nightmares, the combined agencies formed Project Safe Childhood in 2006. The San Antonio Police Department, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are all working on Project Safe Childhood.
NAME: Kenneth HawthorneDATE OF BIRTH: 7/11/1986CHARGES: Assault-Family-Second offense; Aggravated assault-SBITHE ALLEGATIONS: On April 22, 2013, Hawthorne, who also goes by the name of Keywarn Burton, was involved in an argument with a woman he was living with. She showed an officer a mark on her back she said was a result of Hawthorne punching her. Hawthorne told police he was sleeping when the woman woke him asking about another woman's phone number on his cell phone. Hawthorne said the woman came at him with a knife. If you have any information on Kenneth Hawthorne, call 210-225-TIPS.
NAME: Marco BanuelosDATE OF BIRTH: 12/17/1971CHARGES: Aggravated sexual assault of a childTHE ALLEGATIONS: An 18-year-old girl told police in July of 2012 that Banuelos had molested and raped her from the time she was seven until she was 10. The girl said she was afraid to tell anyone because Banuelos told her no one would believe her. If you have any information on Marco Banuelos, call 210-225-TIPS. You can also click here to make a tip online.
Mai Ling Cruz
NAME: Mai Ling CruzDATE OF BIRTH: 1/16/1974CHARGES: Aggravated assault with a deadly weaponTHE ALLEGATIONS: On June 22, 2013, a man ran up to a police car saying he needed an ambulance. The officer followed him and found a woman sitting in a car bleeding and holding her stomach. An officer talked to Cruz on the phone. An officer noted Cruz had blood on her hands and left ankle/foot. If you have any information on Mai Ling Cruz, call 210-225-TIPS.
Suspected serial bank robber wanted
SAN ANTONIO – He may look like any other customer, but police say the only business the man in these pictures had in mind was a crime. San Antonio police posted three pictures on their Facebook page Wednesday asking for help to identify the man. He's suspected of at least three bank robberies in San Antonio and one in Kyle, Texas. There was no specific information on the locations of the banks. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man.
Crime Stoppers trying to track down hit-and-run driver
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department and Crime Stoppers need help tracking down a driver who hit a 68-year-old man and left him seriously injured. The incident happened Sept. 14 at 9 p.m., when a light-colored Mercury Grand Marquis struck Jorge Torres in the 2600 block of Nacogdoches Road. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and location of the driver responsible for failing to stop and render aid. Anyone with information is urged to call 210-224-STOP (7867) or toll-free at 1-800-233-7867. Tips can also be texted to CRIMES (274637) or on the Crime Stoppers website.