Major Crimes Unit

The Major Crimes Unit detectives investigate all Homicides, Robberies, Aggravated Assaults, Kidnapping, Theft from Persons, and Assaults.

Detective Patricia Mendez-Castillo (409) 983-8641
 Detective Brian Fanette  (409) 983-8635
 Detective Lakiesha Thomas (409) 983-8639


The Burglary detectives investigate all Burglary offenses including, Burglary of a Habitation, Business, Building, Coin Operated Machines, and Thefts (other than checks, credit cards, and internal thefts.)

Burglary cases are being assigned to various detectives.  Please call (409) 983-8624 for more information.
Detective Terry Cater (409) 983-8631
Detective Eric Thomason (409) 983-8643
 Sex Offender Registration & Compliance
 Detective Joe Paul  (409) 983-8644

 Sex Crimes (also crimes against elderly and children)

The Sex Crimes detectives investigate all Sexual Assaults, Injury to Elderly, Injury to a Child, Child Endangerment/Abandonment, Protective Orders, and Violations of Court Orders. 

Detective Camalita Snowden (409) 983-8608

Fraud & Forgery

The Fraud & Forgery detectives investigate all Theft of Checks, Credit Card Abuse, Scams,  Pigeon Drops,  Internal Thefts, Thefts by Check (Over $1,500), and Forgeries.  They also investigate Cyber Crimes (Crimes involving the Internet.)

Detective Brian Cater (409) 983-8623

Auto Theft 

The Auto Theft detective investigates burglaries and thefts of motor vehicles.

 Visit the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force at:

Detective Earl Boudreaux (409) 983-8645

Vehicular Crimes (also leaving the scene accident offenses)

The Vehicular Crimes detective investigates crimes involving motor vehicles such as Burglary of Motor Vehicles and leaving the scene of the accident offenses.

Vehicular Crimes cases are being assigned to various detectives.  Please call (409) 983-8624 for more information.
 Family Violence

The Family Violence detective investigates all Family Violence Assaults and any other Family related incidents.

Family Violence Crimes cases are being assigned to various detectives.  Please call (409) 983-8624 for more information.


The Misdemeanor Crimes detective investigate all Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass,  Evading Arrest/ Detention, Resisting Arrest, Retaliation, Harassment/ Threats, Cruelty to Animals and Bomb Threat cases.   

Detective Tomas Barboza (409) 983-8650
Identification/Crime Scene Processing

The Identification Section is the forensic arm of the Criminal Investigations Division. This Section is responsible for responding to major cases such as robberies, major burglaries, and homicides to perform the task of processing a crime scene to locate minute pieces of evidence left behind. This may involve dusting the area for latent fingerprint evidence, blood stains, DNA evidence, crime scene photography and more.  Our Forensic Specialists include:

Marie Kirkland (Days) (409) 983-8667
Tommy Lock (Evenings) (409) 983-8625
Leesa Bigelow (Nights) (409) 983-8546