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LA MARQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT
NEWS RELEASE
Sgt. Forrest Gandy

September 14, 2013

On September 10, 2013, at approximately 0930am, culminating an approximately seven month investigation, La Marque Police Department executed multiple search warrants related to the operation of the “On Edge Game Room.”  The game room, purported as being “amusement only,” was found to paying cash to patrons.  Further investigation found the business to be an organized criminal operation, and laundering significant amounts of money.

A Search warrant was executed at the game room, located at 103 Ross, in La Marque.  Additional search warrants were served at the owner’s residences and multiple banks found to be tied to the business.  Approximately $72,000 in US currency was recovered from the businesses, the residences, and the banks.  The currency is being held pending seizure proceedings.  Additionally, a Ford F-250, a Suzuki motorcycle, and other property were recovered and also pending seizure proceedings.

The owners were identified as Joyce (69) and David Long (65), of La Marque, and Linda (44) and Cord Currington (51), of League City.  No charges were filed at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Warrant Division assisted with the execution of the search warrants.



Comments:
Maybe one day Hitchcock PD will realize that their (our) 10+ game rooms are operating illegally and do something about it, rather than raking in the tax/permit money from them. Engaging in organized crime?
Posted by wishful thinking at 9/14/2013 7:51:58 PM

All the game rooms need to be busted. Too many people are robbed, or attempted to be robbed at these "establishments". Just legalize gambling, but in the meantime, bust the outlaws. No difference at all between this and legal marijuana. Some states allow it, others turn a blind eye.
Posted by YouKnowWho at 9/14/2013 11:02:28 PM

The city loves the600dollar per machine sticker every few months. I thought the game rooms were legal since they are open. Now i find out not the case.
Posted by pd extortion at 9/14/2013 11:17:44 PM

Notice that the sheriff's office doesn't participate in these raids - LMPD is kicking but and taking names makes people question the sheriff's motives.

I agree with wishful thinking -it's sad that there is a game room operating illegally right next to Hitchcock PD - all law enforcement knows it and does nothing about it.

The county commissioner won't do anything about it either.
Posted by Someone is on the take at 9/15/2013 12:11:05 AM

While I don't know if the business is operating in violation of state law, I have noticed a Hitchcock officer in uniform working security at one such place which is at SH6 and 2nd St., next door to the police station.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 9/15/2013 2:17:47 AM

Nick, rumor is that one only gives out Cupie dolls and lucky rabbit's feet as prizes. Of course, you have to be on a list to get in because the dolls and rabbit's feet are in high demand. I'm sure it's legit and the police officer knows nothing.
Posted by YouKnowWho at 9/15/2013 8:59:19 AM

If u look into it, you will notice that the Sheriff Dept. does occasionally raid some game rooms. But for some reason,NO one is ever arrested and there is very little money seized (Never anything close to $75,000.00.) Looks like they may be planned raids coordinated with the Casino owners to keep everyone happy. (Even the Casino owners are happy, It's cheaper then buying Police Cars)
Posted by Al Capone at 9/15/2013 9:13:18 AM

i am very surprised la marque pd had the man power to operate a long term investigation. seems they are so short handed the criminals are running wild on the streets and they can not keep up with out assistance from surrounding agencies.
Posted by me at 9/15/2013 9:45:41 AM

Most of the S O in the state don't go into a incorporated city unless ask. I am sure when it come out S O Did give them some help/. The defendants in this case doesn't have to worry because Road will find way not to go to trial.
Posted by steve at 9/15/2013 7:56:10 PM

LaMarque and other agencies that have civil service are losing out on hiring experienced officers. The problem with small agencies is are a starting point for those looking for a career in law enforcement. They stay long enough to get a few years experience and then move on to larger agencies where the pay is better and there is realistic opportunity for advancement.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 9/15/2013 8:56:40 PM

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