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Seventh arrested in suspected Mexican Mafia case

Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2012 7:19 pm | Updated: 7:15 pm, Sun Sep 9, 2012.

GUADALUPE COUNTY — Three law enforcement agencies have tracked down and arrested a seventh suspected member or associate of the Mexican Mafia.

Seguin Police Detective Lt. Jerry Hernandez said Abel “AB” Lomas, 27, was located in the 100 block of Coyote Bend in Guadalupe County around 1 p.m. on Friday, where he was arrested on a warrant for engaging in organized criminal activity.

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  • GunnyA posted at 9:39 pm on Thu, Sep 13, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    Congratulations, gmainc, on your promotion to "moderator"...[whistling]

     
  • gmainc posted at 7:50 pm on Thu, Sep 13, 2012.

    gmainc Posts: 539

    Once again, thank you to all the law enforcement agencies who are protecting us. It was a wonderful job you all did in rounding up these criminals. As for all this other nonsense, take it to another venue.

     
  • JArevalo posted at 9:31 am on Thu, Sep 13, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    @quiet voice; you do not know me. Don't find what you want to find, instead find the truth. I always do my best to view individuals and not groups, as I am proclaiming in this forum. What we have to remember sometimes is that an opinion is a privilege. Every idle thought and word will be brought to the light (including my own). I am limited to what I can say in this forum, so please do call me at 830-214-4971. If anyone would like to meet and discuss views, please call and I will meet you in Central Park.

     
  • The quiet voice of Seguin posted at 7:58 am on Thu, Sep 13, 2012.

    The quiet voice of Seguin Posts: 1

    Mr. Arevalo,

    How sad instead of taking advantage of the golden oppertunity you had to tell us how you would try to get rid of The Mexican Mafia in Seguin you failed and basically said don't judge all Mexicans. Well we are not that ignorant in this town to blame all Mexicans. What we need is a Mayor that will LEAD this town into better days for all, and not be afraid of the criminals. What are you going to do to make it safe in this town to go out an enjoy dinner, and wait for it Mr. Hollier Then Know a DRINK. Why is our local $ being spent out of town? I will tell you that we are worried about getting beat up,shot,or arguing with a well connected punk. You know the things that are going on in this town, and no mention of it. Instead of going out after lame duck County Judges you would inspire more Hispanics in this community by standing up against crime. I know you will respond angrilly to me, and will quote a bible scripture to some how make it seem any one against you is with the devil. I don't care what you come up with, but if you want to truly make a diffrence in Seguin then stand for what will truly change Seguin. I know mayor isn't the DA or the Sheriff, but it is NOT about just being a political figure either. Stand up for the community or get out of the way. I am not backing a canidate at all. I am just telling you that I will not waste my vote for you. The thing that should stick out more then anything else is that I personally know you.

     
  • gmainc posted at 6:49 pm on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    gmainc Posts: 539

    Really...a little dramatic to say the least.

     
  • JArevalo posted at 2:35 pm on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    Psalm 25:2

    I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

     
  • loki posted at 2:25 pm on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    loki Posts: 71

    I don't know what all the hubbub is about, if Arevalo wins, I'll probably be playing Golf on Mars after winning the Lottery....[beam]

     
  • gmainc posted at 12:18 pm on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    gmainc Posts: 539

    dealinfacts - I concur. He needs to find the right forum to expound his views and this isn't it. I find it odd too that a man of God acts in this manner. And thanks to Chris Lykins for his vilegance editing these posts.

     
  • Chris Lykins posted at 11:42 am on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    Chris Lykins Posts: 350 Staff

    The comment from dealinfacts was reported and it has been reinstated. His statement is purely opinion, which is offered a certain measure of protection — but it's also political opinion of a person running for public office. That affords it a greater measure of protection, not lesser.

     
  • GunnyA posted at 9:45 am on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    I hereby nominate Sgt Jaime Diaz, of the Seguin PD, Citizen of the Year. Do I have a second???...and dealinfacts, I don't usually agree with you, but I concur with your comment...

     
  • dealinfacts posted at 10:14 pm on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    dealinfacts Posts: 81

    If the rest of you haven't figured it out, Mr. Arevalo, will do anything to grab a headline or put his name out somewhere for the sake of his candidacy. He will say or do anything and hurt this community. Very unusual for a man who likes to quote scripture. This is not the kind of leadership Seguin needs. I applaud law enforcement for trying to make our community a safer place!!!

     
  • JArevalo posted at 9:46 pm on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    clarification; campaign race. And there were two comments deleted.One of which specifically spoke about the Spanish community.

     
  • justmyopinion posted at 8:30 pm on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    justmyopinion Posts: 62

    I have always been the first to admit when I am wrong, and after thinking more about it and re-reading yet again I realize now that the second mention of race might just have been about the Mayoral Race, and for that misunderstanding I honestly apologize.

    However, Mr. Arevalo, you did set the tone with your original race card play, and the rest of what I said I do stand behind.

     
  • justmyopinion posted at 7:24 pm on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    justmyopinion Posts: 62

    Mr. Arevalo I cannot bite my tongue any longer. When I first saw this article and the comments I thought there had been a racial comment that had been deleted that caused you to bring up race. There were exactly two answers to you addressing YOUR comment about race until your last comment.

    The thought of you becoming Mayor have actually become scary to me. I can see now that anything that doesn't go your way is going to become racial. Nobody in this entire list of comments has brought up race except you, and you have now done it twice.

    It is people that keep twisting things into a race problem that actually keeps racism alive. Kind of like the boy who cried wolf...

    If you show me something that is truly racism I will be in your corner all the way, but if your going to go out of your way to make something racial I won't lift a finger to help.

     
  • JArevalo posted at 6:14 pm on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    I am simply expressing a perspective on the article above and the comments below. Nothing more and nothing less. You guys are mentioning the race. Right now, I am JArevalo.

     
  • GunnyA posted at 3:42 pm on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    Jeremiah, I strongly suggest that you quit while you're ahead...the more you say, the more you open yourself up for ridicule. Although I know your brother well, I do not know you personally. I have no doubt that you have overcome obstacles through struggle and perseverence, but that in itself does not qualify you for the office of Mayor. As for you attending all of the different events mentioned in your comment, that only makes you an activist or an advocate. The only Mayoral Candidate who I feel has the required credentials and quailifications is Mary Louise Gonzalez.

     
  • gmainc posted at 6:55 am on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    gmainc Posts: 539

    @JAr - Not jumping to any conclusions, just speaking my mind. You left off the part of "just kidding" re: the Wiggins supplier comment - it was a joke. I praise you for your efforts to reform those who have lost their way and commend you for doing it with faith. But in my opinion you would be better suited as a rehab counselor or in a prison ministry than as a mayor. Mayor's don't deal with those issues. We have another candidate running for constable with much the same attitude - he wants to reform criminals. Lawmen don't deal with those issues either. It is great that you have the drive to serve, but perhaps your efforts would be better received in another venue.

     
  • Watchful 1 posted at 12:05 am on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    Watchful 1 Posts: 18

    Having been around this City, I will say that this man is an associate of the Mexican Mafia. Some of the people who know of him, will also say so themselves. In a world where social media dominates, it is easy to find the people he hangs with and those same people are associates or members themselves. Is he guilty by association? I'd say there is relevance in that question. Let's not forget that the act of omission is a law also, that is punishable. Jeremiah, you seem like a strong minded, strong willed man. I will agree with Gunny, in order for you to succeed in becoming an elected official, you must learn that not everyone is going to agree with your thoughts and beliefs. If you cant grasp that, truly there is no place in a mayoral or council seat for you. This is a very tight community and when (1) feels wronged there are many more standing behind them. No disrespect to your knowledge, that is just the way it goes. As for the comments on the Police in this town, they are disliked, disrespected most of the time but yet still work for all citizens in this City, including both victims and suspects who may become victims also. The only people that know what is going on are the Police, or the families of the parties involved. Many are just getting flustered over speculation and the need to argue a point.

     
  • GunnyA posted at 10:42 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    Jeremiah, I know James well and he is an outstanding Marine...you have ambitions of holding elected office. In order to be an effective leader (elected official) you must first overcome the overwhelming desire to put a choke-hold on any person who has a differing opinion than yours.

     
  • David Lee posted at 10:02 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    David Lee Posts: 338

    "Authority is established by the Lord, and if you fear the Lord than you have reverence for law enforcement, which is the very hand of the Lord."

    Is there room for that on the side of the police cruisers?

     
  • JArevalo posted at 9:37 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    Well, my brother is a marine so in that spirit, you know I meant no disrespect. I was just providing you with an analogy. Please tell me what you think of the remainder of my comment.

     
  • GunnyA posted at 6:12 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    I respect your opinions just as I respect everyone elses, Jeremiah...you are wrong about one thing which I will strongly disagree with you on, "I am not a former Marine", I earned the "TITLE" a very long time ago. I will be, till I recieve my orders to guard the Pearly Gates , a "United States Marine"...as for knowing US Navy personnel, I know many. You see, the Marine Corps is factually a part of the Navy. Officially, our seal reads, "United States Marine Corps Department of the Navy", I wish to inform you that all Marines will acknowledge that we are the "mens department"...

     
  • JArevalo posted at 5:45 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    @GunnyA; My perspectives and convictions are unchanged. Insuating that my motives are not right doesn't make your argument better. It is not confirmed that this man is a Mexican Mafia member. Do you have friends in the Navy? Does that make you a Navy man by association. I think you would take offense if I called you a Navy man since you are a former marine. Gmainc was laughing it up with intheknow in my article. Gmainc is very liberal when it comes to articles like these. In fact gmainc commented these words in my announcment for mayor, "you think he (jeremiah) was wiggins' supplier?" Yet, gmainc is ultra-conservative with her comments like the Cody Lenz case. Here is a comment she said in that article; " @Chumbucket - ditto, well said. While I don't pretend to understand how he is out and about and not in jail, the law is the law. There is no "good ole' boy" system at play here, just the law. Let's not jump to so many conclusions and let's think about reality here. I do not condone what he did, DWI and kiiling someone, but I don't condone the comments here either." Hmmmmm, let's not jump to so many conclusions gmainc says. Gmainc jumped to a conclusion about me being a supplier and is jumping to conclusions now. Why?

     
  • GunnyA posted at 5:30 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    Jeremiah, although I strongly believe in a higher power, I also believe in the the rule of law. You have every right to pray with whoever you wish to pray with, in their home, on the street or in jail...I have been shot at, shot, threatened and wounded by my fellow man... in defence of what many take for granted, including the same members of the Mexican Mafia. Don't preach to me about rights, freedom and the Constitution, I served to make my contribution in preserving those rights for you and others like you.

     
  • JArevalo posted at 5:07 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    I am quick to come to the defense of the Constitution and to the defense of applying the law equally! Authority is established by the Lord, and if you fear the Lord than you have reverence for law enforcement, which is the very hand of the Lord. My Pastor and myself have risked our lives also in the ministry of the Lord. We have held hands with gang members and prayed with them. We have done the same with people who are influenced by drugs and alcohol. We have been hit, mocked, threatened, and ridiculed. Through these difficulties we have done our best to show love to those who show hate to us. All for the glory of the Lord!

     
  • GunnyA posted at 5:06 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    Jeremiah...I am Mexicano-Americano and I do not see or have read any comment on this article insinuating racism. "Innocent until proven guilty"...in this case, this undesirable citizen is a member of the Mexican Mafia and is guilty by association. The fact that you are a Mayoral Candidate is enough for me to conclude that your comment is all about politics and nothing more...

     
  • Chris Lykins posted at 4:37 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    Chris Lykins Posts: 350 Staff

    A reminder: In this country you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Anything else is allegations, suspicions. You would want the same courtesy extended to you, extend it to others.

     
  • gmainc posted at 4:00 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    gmainc Posts: 539

    JArevalo - there is no racisim. You somehow don't understand that these gang members named themselves that and no one is encompassing the whole Mexican community. These Mex Mafia members intimidate their own race so they won't snitch on them. I know for a fact some law enforcement agencies have suspects under survellience for months if not longer and have air-tight cases before arrests. They don't want to see their months of sacrifice thrown out by a defense atty. So I feel confident in this case "suspected" is guilty, backed up by tapes, videos and undercover agents. You seem a bit too quick to come to their defense. Perhaps you need to understand the process better. I think it is demeaning for you to attack the efforts of our fine lawmen who risk their lives to keep us all safe. Perhaps you need to educate yourself better on this issue.

     
  • JArevalo posted at 2:10 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    Please stop the racisim. The name of the gang may be Mexican Mafia, but it is individual Mexicans who have name themselves in this manner. It is not the whole Mexican community who are gang members. There are several gangs who name themselves after their race, from European-Americans to African-Americans. It is demeaning to a race of people to condemn their race as a whole because of certain actors in their race. Judge the man in the picture as an individual and judge the circumstance at the right time. The right time is when their is confirmation that this man is a gang member and is guilty of the crime mentioned in the article. Innocent till proven guilty right?

     
  • JArevalo posted at 1:20 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    JArevalo Posts: 28

    Keyword is "suspected."

     
  • Guest007 posted at 10:29 am on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    Guest007 Posts: 33

    Well yes good job by SPD. Now its up to McMinn to see they all get the max. Yes Heather max them out. You have been known to use that term. So no sweet deals that result in a slap on wrist micky mouse sentence. And that includes Danny Boy too. We all know who his mama works for. And no bail reductions. Please dont drop the ball this time.

     
  • GunnyA posted at 10:00 am on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    gmainc...if more people would sound off and not be scared out of their wits by the mere mention of any gang, Law Enforcement would increase their ability to track these undesirable citizens.

     
  • GunnyA posted at 10:43 pm on Sat, Sep 8, 2012.

    GunnyA Posts: 259

    Oh no, txcookie!!!!...now he knows where you live...lol...[sad]

     
  • txcookie posted at 9:54 pm on Sat, Sep 8, 2012.

    txcookie Posts: 98

    He looks like a guy that visits my neighbor all the time.

     

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