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By Arkansas 911 News Investigative Reporter E’Lyse Golden
Hot Springs Police Officer Savage reports that he responded to the Dodge Store on January 6 in reference to criminal trespassing.
Ofc. Savage arrived on scene and an employee of the store pointed at the suspect, later identified as Andrew Alonzo, 30, homeless in Hot Springs, who was in the medicine aisle.
Ofc. Savage made contact with Mr. Alonzo who was acting erratic and identified himself as Thomas Alonzo. Ofc. Savage ran Mr. Alonzo’s fake identity through his police computer and found that Thomas Alonzo had been banned from the store a few months before.
Ofc. Savage asked Mr. Alonzo for his social security number and he started talking to himself, walking around the store, and then gave the wrong social security number. Ofc. Savage arrested Mr. Alonzo and asked for his real name. Mr. Alonzo said that he was Andrew Alonzo and that he was using his brother’s identity. Both the suspect and his brother have been banned from the store prior to this incident.
Ofc. Savage searched Mr. Alonzo and found a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue. Mr. Alonzo was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
Mr. Alonzo is charged with Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstructing Governmental Operations, and Criminal trespassing with a bond of $4,250.