Austin man charged for criminal damage to property, terroristic threats

Published 8:26 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Ruben Trevino, 46, of Austin was charged with felony terroristic threats, misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal damage to property-$500 or less and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia on Tuesday in Mower County District Court.

According to the court report, an officer responded to a call of property damage at 5:57 p.m. on Aug. 31 in the 1000 block of Second Avenue Northeast. A man at the residence said Trevino, who was at the man’s residence when he got home earlier, had slashed his tires.

The man said he lent Trevino $20 for cigarettes and when he asked Trevino if he had his money, Trevino said he would go get it.

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When Trevino left, the man saw the two passenger side tires of his car had been slashed, with one still leaking air.

The man texted Trevino, asking why he slashed his tires, to which Trevino replied he was going to come back and burn the car.

The man told police he was afraid Trevino would retaliate if he pressed charges.

Police arrested Trevino that night. Officers found a marijuana grinder, pipe, cell phone and knife on him. Trevino denied slashing the tires and threatening to burn the car.

Trevino is scheduled to return to court Sept. 18.