On 1/10/19, at approximately 6:12 pm, the Laredo Police Department was dispatched to the 5600 block of San Bernardo Ave., for a stolen vehicle report. The victim stated that he parked his 2014 Toyota Tundra at the business and left on a trip to Mexico. The case was turned over to detectives from the Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF). Through the assistance of security cameras, detectives learned that a male had approached the Tundra and later seen driving away. Detectives with the assistance of the Webb County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Border Patrol were able to identify the male.
He was identified as 48 year old, GERARDO ESPINOZA-MARTINEZ. An arrest warrant was approved for Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
On 2/12/19, ESPINOZA was served with said warrant and remanded to the Webb County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.