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Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:45 pm

HARLINGEN — A Harlingen man was arrested after he was stopped for playing loud music in his car, according to a police press release.

An officer on patrol at 12:30 a.m. on March 30 in the 600 block of West Tyler Avenue stopped a white 1996 Ford Explorer for violating the city’s noise ordinance, police said.

The officer spoke with the driver, identified as Yair Barboza, 19, who appeared nervous and tried to distract the officer when he got out of his car, the release said. Barboza told the officer that he could find his driver’s license was in the center console of the car, police said.

When the officer looked for the license, he saw a clear plastic bag containing about 0.719 ounces of marijuana, the release said.

Barboza was arrested and taken to the city jail, where an illegal knife was found when he was searched, the release said

He was arraigned on a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, with bond set at $750; and a Class A misdemeanor charge of carrying an unlawful weapon, with bond of $1,000.

BURGLARY OF A MOTOR

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HARLINGEN — A Harlingen man was arrested after he took a CD player from a car parked at Pendleton Park, according to a police press release.

An officer was called at 5:30 p.m. on March 30 to the park at 1427 Morgan Blvd., where he spoke to the owner of a 1993 Jeep, police said.

The victim said her CD player, valued at $95, had been taken from her unlocked vehicle.

A witness gave the officer a description of a man who had been seen running toward the nearby water tower.

An officer found a man matching the witness’ description hiding in some brush in the 1400 block of Morgan Boulevard, the release said.

The man, identified as Haroldo Rodriguez II, 22, was detained while a records check showed an outstanding warrant from the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department, police said.

The CD player was later found and returned to the owner.

Rodriguez II was arrested and later arraigned on a Class A misdemeanor charge of burglary of a motor vehicle, with bond set at $5,000.

A second suspect was not identified or located.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT and DISCHARGING A FIREARM

HARLINGEN — A Harlingen man was arrested when his gun fired while he was cleaning it, according to a police press release.

An officer was called at 5:43 p.m. on March 30 to the 200 block of North 26th Street on a report of shots fired, police said. After speaking with the person who called police, the officer found that a man identified as Jose Luis DeLuna, 47, had been cleaning his handgun while intoxicated, the release said.

The handgun accidentally discharged with the shot traveling through the front door and across the street.

DeLuna was arrested and later arraigned on a Class C misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct by discharging a firearm across a roadway, with a fine of $533.

ASSAULT-FAMILY VIOLENCE

HARLINGEN — A San Benito woman was arrested after she assaulted her boyfriend, according to a police press release.

An officer was called at 4:20 a.m. on March 31 to the 300 block of West Lela Street in response to a hang-up 911 call, police said.

The dispatcher told the officer that a disturbance was audible before the call was disconnected.

The officer spoke with two women and a man, who had scratches on his face, neck and arms, the release said

Officers learned that one of the women, identified as Desaray Cantu, 22, had assaulted her boyfriend, the release said

She was arrested and arraigned on a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault-family violence, with bond set at $1,000.

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