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Joint law enforcement raid leads to multiple arrests

All individuals have prior convictions


Several individuals arrested during a Monday morning police raid at a northeast Austin property received criminal charges in Mower County District Court.

Andrew Vernon Arett

Andrew Vernon Arett, 43, of Austin has been charged with violent felon in possession of a firearm, violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition, second-degree drugs – possess 10 grams or more of methamphetamine and a firearm – and third-degree drugs – possess 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin, all felonies.

Daniel Patrick Embrickson, 35, of Austin has been charged with felony third-degree drugs – possess 10 grams or more or a narcotic drug other than heroin, felony fifth-degree drug possession, gross misdemeanor user of a controlled substance possesses a firearm and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rose Ann Marie Mead, 36, of Elkton and Ernesto Angel Salinas, 37, of Austin were both charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession.

Daniel Patrick Embrickson

According to the court complaint, law enforcement led by Austin Police and Mower County Sheriff detectives executed a search warrant at about 6 a.m. on Jan. 27 on the upstairs and basement apartments of a residence, owned by Embrickson, in the 900 block of 14th Avenue Northeast.

The team that entered the upstairs located Embrickson, while the team in the basement found Mead and Salinas in a common area and Arett in his bedroom.

Law enforcement found two bags containing about 9.9 grams of methamphetamine in Embrickson’s pocket. The following items were seized as evidence from the upstairs:

  • Samsung cell phone;
  • A .22 caliber rifle;
  • 217.3 grams of marijuana;
  • A digital scale;
  • 0.4 grams of methamphetamine;
  • Miscellaneous drug paraphernalia; and
  • Several surveillance cameras located inside and outside the property.

Rose Ann Marie Mead

Mead and Salinas were found to be in possession of 0.4 grams and 0.33 grams of methamphetamine, respectively.

Law enforcement searched Arett’s bedroom and found a cigarette pack containing 3.79 grams of methamphetamine. They also found a safe that contained 18.14 grams of methamphetamine, a .32 caliber pistol and three rounds of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition.

A review of Arett’s criminal record shows prior convictions for drug possession.

A review of Embrickson’s criminal record shows prior convictions for burglary and theft.

Ernesto Angel Salinas

A review of Mead’s criminal record shows prior convictions for issuing dishonored checks and drug possession.

A review of Salinas’ criminal record shows prior convictions for drug possession, burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon – substantial bodily harm – and violating a domestic abuse no contact order.

All four will appear in court again on Feb. 10.