Saturday, April 12, 2008

Their Son Already Jailed, Couple Faces Police Raid on Home

"Paula Bell, a tall, imposing woman in her 40s, said she was naked behind the door at a little past 5 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2006 when four or five well-armed El Paso police officers pushed their way into the family’s Northeast El Paso home looking for her 19-year-old son who was wanted on an aggravated robbery charge.

At the same time, said her husband, an Army sergeant, officers had him on the ground in the back yard. Just back from Iraq, he said, he was nursing a combat injury and the resulting back surgery, and was still in uniform.

What the officers didn’t know and had not bothered to check was that Paula and Ricky Bell had turned their son over police on Aug. 19, three days earlier, and he was behind bars in the county detention center when the police came looking for him in the Bells’ house at 4621 Loma del Rey Circle."


Okay, move along. Nothing to see here. And don't think that just because we broke into your home looking for someone we already had in jail is some big deal now. No harm no foul so move along.

Geez. They think we can keep track of everybody all the time. Fun raid, though. Got to dress up and scream POLICE at the top of our lungs and toss people to the ground and knock things over and bring the entire neighborhood around to see what was happening. Damn but we love this job...

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