Laredo TX June 19 2022
Five people have been arrested for working as security guards without a license at a downtown nightclub, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
At about 9:18 p.m. June 9, Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division special agents arrived at Medusas Discoteque Bar & Grill on 1108 Iturbide St.
Special agents observed several individuals in black attire. Some of them were carrying flashlights and/or handcuffs, according to an arrest affidavit.
Authorities said those details were indicators the individuals were working as security officers. Special agents arrested the five people who admitted working as unlicensed security guards at Medusas. DPS identified the individuals as the following:
Enrique Contreras Garcia III, 31, was charged with impersonate a security officer, unlawful carrying of a weapon and tamper with physical evidence with intent to impair.
Contreras Garcia was standing next to one ballistic vest. He had a Glock 43 handgun with one loaded magazine inside his personal vehicle. A second gun belonging to Contreras Garcia was found under a parked car. He threw it there at the sight of arriving law enforcement, DPS said.
Alberto Guzman, 41, was charged with impersonating a security guard. He was dressed in black and was carrying two sets of handcuffs. Guzman was standing next to a ballistic vest. Guzman was observed conducting pat downs at the entrance of the establishment, states an arrest affidavit.
Fernando Flores Borrego, 31, was charged with impersonate a security guard. He was seen wearing black attire and carrying two sets of handcuffs. Flores Borrego also had a “‘BB’ realistic-looking handgun.” He was standing next to a tactical vest, the affidavit states.
Andres de Jesus Lopez-Landette, 32, was charged with impersonate a security officer. He was seen standing next to a tactical vest. He was seen conducting patdowns on customers, authorities said.
Leticia Valdez, 52, was charged with impersonate a security guard. Valdez had a ballistic vest in her vehicle, according to the affidavit.