Man Charged for Starting Fire at Hidalgo Sheriff’s Property

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EDINBURG – A man is formally charged with arson.

Bernardo Saenz Garcia Jr. is accused of starting a fire early last month. He allegedly put a razor blade into an electrical socket causing a fire or explosion.

According to court records, Garcia committed the crime to a building owned by Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra.

Garcia will return to court in May for a pretrial in this case.

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