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  • Man Accused of Dragging San Benito Officer Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:06 PM

    SAN BENITO - Police arrested a man accused of dragging an officer with his vehicle in San Benito. The officer was responding to a disturbance call on Russell Lane when the dragging happened, officials said. Officials said the suspect, Jerry Daniel Smith, was yelling obscenities at a neighbor... more »
  • Brownsville Mechanic Accused of Sexual Assault Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:02 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police say a mechanic sexually assaulted a customer after asking her for a ride home. The suspect, Ronald Fuentes, is behind bars accused of aggravated sexual assault. Police said the victim met the mechanic at a shop on Southmost Road when she took her car in... more »
  • Former Officer Charged in Marijuana Case Play Video

    July 29, 2014 4:55 PM

    WESLACO - A former Rio Grande City and La Grulla police officer was charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop near Houston. The La Fayette County Sheriff's Office said deputies pulled over Eriberto Briceno for a traffic violation Friday in Flatonia. Drug-sniffing dogs alerted deputies to the drugs.... more »
  • National Guard Will Have Authority to Make Arrests Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:22 PM

    WESLACO - National Guard troops will have the authority to make arrests once they are deployed to the Rio Grande Valley. Gov. Rick Perry announced last week he was sending up to 1,000 troops to help secure the border. CHANNEL 5 NEWS on Monday asked the Texas military... more »
  • Police Arrest Smuggling Suspect Play Video

    July 28, 2014 12:47 PM

    LA GRULLA - A suspected gang member is behind bars accused of smuggling immigrants. La Grulla police arrested the 38-year-old suspect after a short chase. Police tried to pull over the suspect when he ignored a stop sign at Frontage Road and Expressway 83. The driver refused to pull... more »
  • Smuggler Attacks Game Warden

    July 23, 2014 12:35 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A human smuggler attacked a Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife game warden Tuesday night at a wildlife refuge. The attack happened at 7:30 p.m. near the Rio Grande at a wildlife refuge near Hidalgo. The game warden wasn't injured. The smuggler was arrested and... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assault of a Child

    July 22, 2014 2:50 PM

    EDINBURG - Deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday arrested a Starr County man wanted in the aggravated sexual assault of a child. The suspect, Manuel Espinoza, 36, was arrested in the 1400 block of Mahl Street in Edinburg. The arrest warrant was issued out of Starr County.... more »
  • Weslaco Police Release Details About Officer's Arrest

    July 22, 2014 12:51 PM

    WESLACO - Weslaco police officials on Tuesday offered more details about an officer's arrest on multiple misdemeanor charges. The officials said the alleged offenses happened in July and November, 2013. They said the police department didn't write up affidavits in the case and ask a judge for an arrest... more »
  • Arrest In Cyclist Hit and Run In Edinburg Play Video

    July 20, 2014 10:43 PM

    EDINBURG- An 18 year old man is arrested in a hit and run case involving a bicyclist. A 58 year old man was hurt when a car hit him near the 2300 block of Sugar road on Saturday. DPS troopers found a vehicle matching the description of the... more »
  • Woman arrested in connection to homicide Play Video

    July 19, 2014 8:27 PM

    EDINBURG - A woman is in custody in connection to a homicide investigation. Edinburg police tell us the woman was picked up on warrants for capitol murder. 19-year-old Geraldo Omar Melendez was found dead on Wednesday. A neighbor found his body behind a home near highway 107 and... more »
  • Elections Officials Optimistic After Voter-Fraud Arrests Play Video

    July 18, 2014 5:45 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County elections officials hope the arrests of six women on voter-fraud charges will send a strong message. Elections Administrator Chris Davis said voter fraud isn't unique to just one county. He said voters need to know they can trust the elections process. The women were... more »
  • Harlingen City Employee Charged with Theft Play Video

    July 17, 2014 4:22 PM

    HARLINGEN - A Harlingen city employee is facing felony theft charges. Police say Rachael Diana Olivarez embezzled nearly $48,000 in city money while working for the city's arts and entertainment department. The money was reportedly stolen between November 2013 and July 3. Officers arrested her Wednesday. ... more »
  • 2 Accused of Impersonating Security Guards Play Video

    July 16, 2014 7:38 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County authorities arrested two men accused of impersonating security guards. The men were armed and guarding two eight-liner parlors. The men were wearing uniforms with patches from a company called Border Security and Investigations of Los Fresnos. "These people were stealing from... more »
  • Couple Accused of Harboring Illegal Immigrants Play Video

    July 15, 2014 8:15 PM

    McALLEN - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a husband and wife be held without bond for their alleged roles in the kidnapping of three illegal immigrants. Authorities say the alleged human smugglers held three people from Honduras in a house in Penitas. They are accused of calling the... more »
  • MS-13 Member Arrested in La Grulla Play Video

    July 15, 2014 8:04 PM

    STARR COUNTY - La Grulla police found a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang among several illegal immigrants. A La Grulla police officer pulled over a vehicle after a traffic violation. The officer discovered several undocumented immigrants. The officer said he was shocked to find a member... more »
  • Suspects Held Without Bond in Immigrant Kidnapping

    July 15, 2014 12:30 PM

    McALLEN - Two men arrested for allegedly holding three illegal immigrants against their will in a Penitas home have been ordered held without bond. A judge made the decision in federal court Tuesday in McAllen. Authorities say the alleged human smugglers held three people from Honduras in the... more »
  • Immigration Activist Detained in McAllen Play Video

    July 15, 2014 12:16 PM

    McALLEN (AP) - Immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday at McAllen-Miller International Airport. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said Vargas was in custody after being... more »
  • Deputy Constables Rescue Kidnapped Immigrant Play Video

    July 14, 2014 10:45 PM

    PENITAS - Two people are in custody after a Honduran woman was held for ransom at a stash house in Penitas. Authorities say investigators were able to use technology to pinpoint the woman's exact location. Authorities say there have been more cases of illegal immigrants held in stash... more »
  • Edinburg Woman Charged with Child Endangerment Play Video

    July 14, 2014 5:32 PM

    EDINBURG - Police arrested a woman after a toddler was found walking the streets at 3 a.m. Babysitter Jessica Rodriguez was charged with child endangerment. Police said a driver spotted the little girl early Friday in the 600 block of North 8th Street. Child Protective Services took... more »
  • Man Arrested in Sexual Assault Play Video

    July 14, 2014 5:30 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A man wanted in the sexual assault of a child turned himself in to police. Police had an arrest warrant for Isaac Rosales, 21. The investigation began July 8 when the child made an outcry about the incident. Police said the victim is younger than 16.... more »
  • Women Attacked on McAllen Jogging Trail Play Video

    July 8, 2014 10:47 PM

    McALLEN - Police arrested a suspect in an attack on a woman on the 2nd Street jogging trail in McAllen. The attack happened Monday afternoon, police said. The victim was jogging along the 6200 block of North 17th Street when the incident happened. Officers arrested the suspect near... more »
  • Agents Find Illegal Immigrants in Trailer Play Video

    July 3, 2014 12:37 PM

    BROOKS COUNTY - Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint found 15 illegal immigrants inside an 18-wheeler early Thursday. A dog alerted agents to the immigrants during an inspection. Eleven of the immigrants were hiding between pallets of carrots. Four more were hidden in the sleeper cab. Agents... more »
  • 2 Charged in Hidalgo County Murder Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:23 PM

    EDINBURG - Two murder suspects are behind bars after almost a year on the run. Investigators say Domingo Gonzalez, 19, and Anthony Moralez were wanted in the killing of Jose Manuel Veraza, 62. The men were arrested over the weekend in Edinburg. Edinburg police said they caught up... more »
  • Immigrants Arrested South of Donna Play Video

    June 30, 2014 5:19 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities detained 14 illegal immigrants Monday south of Donna. The incident happened at the intersection of Military Highway and FM 493. Border Patrol agents, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Hidalgo County deputy constables participated in the arrests. more »
  • 2 Arrested in Hidalgo County Home Invasion Play Video

    June 30, 2014 4:24 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities arrested two men in connection with a weekend home invasion north of Weslaco. The suspects, David Martinez and Daniel Carbajal, went before a judge Monday afternoon to face aggravated-robbery charges. Investigators said Martinez and Carbajal used a shotgun to threaten the occupants of a house... more »
  • Confusion over Child-Abandonment Laws Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:46 PM

    McALLEN - Police say the Texas Penal Code states that it's a crime to intentionally abandon a child younger than 15 years old. Enforcing the law, though, isn't always so clear-cut, officers said. The statement comes after a man was arrested on child-endangerment charges. Police said the man left... more »
  • Police Arrest Illegal Immigrant after Assault at Border Patrol Station Play Video

    June 19, 2014 7:17 PM

    WESLACO - Police arrested a 17-year-old at the Weslaco Border Patrol station after he became violent with other detainees. Border Patrol officials will not speak about the incident. Weslaco police said they had never handled a similar case. Two detainees were victims of the assault. The incident happened... more »
  • Mother Charged in Child Abuse Case Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:34 PM

    MERCEDES - A mother was charged with injury to a child by omission after her child was hospitalized with severe injuries. The 10-month-old remains in critical condition. Police arrested Agustin Reyes and charged him with injuring the baby. The child was rushed to the hospital after vomiting... more »
  • Suspect Indicted in Gun-Running Case Play Video

    June 18, 2014 8:21 PM

    McALLEN - A federal gun-running investigation spanning several states and several years reached court Wednesday. The case began years ago with the arrest of several middlemen. The suspects tried to buy grenades, 9 mm pistols, AR-15 rifles and other military-grade weapons. They didn't know it at the time that... more »
  • Third Arrest Made in Brownsville Murder Investigation Play Video

    June 18, 2014 2:48 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A third arrest has been made in a murder investigation in Brownsville. Thirty-year-old Gerardo Lozano turned himself in at 1am Wednesday morning. His bond was set at $500,000. The victim was found Saturday, May 17, when officers responded to a call of a body at... more »
  • Mercedes Man Accused of Injuring Baby Play Video

    June 17, 2014 10:36 PM

    MERCEDES - A 10-month-old boy is in critical condition at a local hospital. The man accused of injuring the child is in jail on a $750,000 bond. The suspect, Agustin Reyes, said the child's injuries are the result of an accident. Police don't believe his story. "The pictures... more »
  • Lax Record-keeping Lands Scrapyard Owner in Jail Play Video

    June 17, 2014 8:04 PM

    SAN BENITO - A scrapyard owner is paying the price for not keeping records of his business transactions. San Benito police say they found stolen city property at his yard. They say it was a break in the investigation into stolen storm drain grates in Harlingen and San Benito.... more »
  • Stash House Raided Near Edinburg Play Video

    June 17, 2014 5:15 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities arrested more than 60 illegal immigrants after a raid at a stash house east of Edinburg. The stash house is located at 10303 Wind Drive, between Val Verde and La Blanca roads. Most of the immigrants are men. Border Patrol dispatched three large vans... more »
  • 4 Arrested After Raid North of Weslaco Play Video

    June 17, 2014 4:33 PM

    WESLACO - Four people were arrested on drug-possession charges after a raid Monday north of Weslaco. Authorities executed a search warrant at the house on Mi Tierra Drive and Mile 11 Road. They allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and $6,600 in cash. Officers say the raid... more »
  • Immigrant Accused of Assaulting Agent Play Video

    June 17, 2014 4:31 PM

    WESLACO - An illegal immigrant has been charged with assaulting a Border Patrol agent. The agent was alone in the field when the attack happened Sunday, according to a criminal complaint filed in court Tuesday. Llevry Herrera Sepulveda was charged with forcibly assaulting a federal officer. The agent... more »
  • Weslaco Woman Accused of Trying to Smuggle Child Play Video

    June 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    HIDALGO - A Weslaco woman faces federal charges after trying to smuggle a 4-year-old boy across the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge. Court records show that Diana Ramos showed her real son's birth certificate to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Officers asked her if she had photos of her child... more »
  • Deputies Confiscate Marijuana North of Weslaco Play Video

    June 16, 2014 7:52 PM

    WESLACO - Hidalgo County investigators are interviewing several people they took into custody Monday at a house north of Weslaco. Authorities entered the house on Mi Tierra Drive and Mile 6 ½ Road with a narcotics warrant. Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department Spokesman J.P. Rodriguez said deputies confiscated an... more »
  • San Benito Couple Arrested on Child-Endangerment Charges Play Video

    June 13, 2014 8:57 PM

    SAN BENITO - The parents of three San Benito children are behind bars for what police are calling an extreme case of child endangerment. Child Protective Services placed the three children with relatives. It was just before 10 a.m. Thursday when a U.S. Postal Service worker saw something... more »
  • Authorities Detain Illegal Immigrants Near San Manuel Play Video

    June 12, 2014 8:32 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities detained at least two illegal immigrants Thursday afternoon just north of San Manuel. The immigrants were spotted on the southbound lanes of Interstate 69C. The men spotted authorities and ran. The Texas Department of Public Safety, Hidalgo County deputy constables and Border Patrol were... more »
  • Suspect Arrested In Brownsville Burglaries Play Video

    June 11, 2014 12:44 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with several burglaries in west Brownsville. Investigators say all the burglaries happened within a few hours. The thieves hit El Granero, El Encanto, Naples, Capri and Normandy streets. Surveillance video from one of the victims led investigators to three... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in Pharr Stabbing Play Video

    June 11, 2014 12:42 PM

    PHARR - A Pharr woman is recovering from a stab wound to the neck she suffered Monday afternoon. The attack happened in the 800 block of Prosperidad Drive. Officers found the injured woman and she was taken to the hospital. McAllen police spotted the suspect's vehicle around 6... more »
  • Driver Indicted in Cyclist's Death Play Video

    June 11, 2014 12:38 PM

    EDINBURG - A grand jury on Tuesday indicted a driver in the death of a cyclist. The suspect, Emilio Gomez, faces one count of intoxication manslaughter, one count of accident involving injury and one count of tampering with evidence. Edinburg police say Gomez was behind the wheel of... more »
  • Woman Charged in Prescription-Drug Scheme Play Video

    June 9, 2014 8:06 PM

    SAN JUAN - An El Paso woman has been accused of calling in prescriptions to Rio Grande Valley pharmacies to feed her addiction. San Juan police suspect she was selling some of the drugs. Police say Yvette Yvonne Sanchez, 37, was calling local pharmacies posing as someone from... more »
  • Teens Arrested After Allowing 9-year-old to Drive Play Video

    June 6, 2014 5:22 PM

    McALLEN - Two 19-year-old relatives are in trouble with the law for allegedly being drunk and allowing a 9-year-old to attempt to drive them home. The couple was charged with endangering a child and public intoxication. Edinburg police say Jessica Garza and Preston Reyna were travelling in a... more »
  • Money Seizure May Benefit Brooks County Play Video

    May 27, 2014 7:16 PM

    FALFURRIAS - Brooks County may get an influx of funds thanks to a serendipitous seizure. Authorities seized $420,800 at a rest stop on Interstate 69C. The cash was stashed inside an old television set. Ernesto Salas, a Chicago resident, was arrested on money laundering charges. A Brooks County... more »
  • Brief Chase Ends in Crash Play Video

    May 19, 2014 4:24 PM

    MERCEDES - A brief police chase ended in a crash that resulted in two arrests and a baby in the hospital. The incident happened at approximately 1 p.m. at the intersection of 1st and Vermont streets in Mercedes. Police said the two men stole some clothing from the... more »
  • Suspect in 2005 Murder Arrested

    May 19, 2014 3:12 PM

    EDINBURG - A man wanted for a 2005 murder is in the Hidalgo County Jail. Claudio Alberto Morales was charged in the murder of longtime educator Arturo Noe Sanchez. Sanchez's body was found inside his McAllen home in December 19, 2005. Sanchez was an administrator with the Edinburg school... more »
  • Mexican National Charged in Credit Card Scheme Play Video

    May 13, 2014 5:20 PM

    MISSION - A man with alleged Gulf cartel connections now faces formal charges for reportedly trying to smuggle counterfeit credit cards into the United States, federal officials said. A federal grand jury in McAllen indicted Alfredo Alejandro Alvarez Mendicuti, 35, in the case. Court records show that Alvarez... more »
  • Authorities Nab 5 after Chase in McCook Play Video

    May 12, 2014 4:23 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Border Patrol agents are searching for 20 people that fled from a vehicle after a high-speed chase in McCook. The people bailed out of the vehicle near an orange grove south of Western and 14 Mile roads, officials said.... more »
  • One of Cameron County's Most Wanted in Custody Play Video

    May 9, 2014 11:15 AM

    MCALLEN - After seven years on the run, a man convicted of a South Padre Island murder was arrested. The U.S. Marshals confirmed Amit Livingston is in custody. India National Police arrested Livingston in Hyderabad, India Tuesday. Livingston was convicted of the murder of Hermila Hernandez. The 32-year-old's body... more »
  • Tamaulipas Officers Arrested Play Video

    May 7, 2014 10:36 PM

    CIUDAD VICTORIA - Ten Tamaulipas state police officers were arrested and charged with aiding a criminal group. The men were operating outside of their assigned areas when they were arrested. The men were aboard two squad vehicles. The arrests happened in Ciudad Victoria. more »
  • Political Race Turns Ugly in Port Isabel Play Video

    April 25, 2014 8:30 PM

    PORT ISABEL - Political races can be very competitive in the Rio Grande Valley. In some cases, things get downright ugly, experts said. Cameron County sheriff's deputies arrested a father and son they say retaliated against a man they hired to illegally remove political signs. Deputies said Orlando... more »
  • Man Arrested in Electricity Theft Scheme Play Video

    April 25, 2014 4:23 PM

    LA FERIA - A man wanted in connection with the theft of electricity turned himself in to police on Friday. Police said James Anciso convinced homeowners to let him tamper with their electricity meters to cut their consumption rates in half. Officials said he posed as a representative for... more »
  • Father and Son Arrested in Port Isabel Assault

    April 23, 2014 11:22 PM

    PORT ISABEL - Cameron County sheriff's deputies say a father and son retaliated against a man they hired to illegally remove political signs. Deputies said Orlando Ochoa and Orlando Ochoa Jr. injured the victim during the attack. The assault happened on April 16, officials said. Authorities said the... more »
  • Edinburg Mother Charged with Child Endangerment Play Video

    April 23, 2014 10:38 PM

    EDINBURG - A mother faces charges after her young son was found wandering a street in Edinburg. Police said a car almost hit the child. The incident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Agua Fina Street. The driver of the car stopped and called... more »
  • Police Nab Suspect in Church Burglaries Play Video

    April 23, 2014 8:34 PM

    ALAMO - An Edinburg man has been charged for allegedly burglarizing a church in Alamo. Kenneth Humphrey, 50, was arrested at his home. Police say Humphrey was charged with aggravated theft. Police said Humphrey burglarized the church six times in February and March. He allegedly stole six figurines... more »
  • Worker Accused of Stealing from Employer at Port of Brownsville Play Video

    April 23, 2014 7:54 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police arrested a worker accused of stealing nearly $2,000 worth of copper and brass from his employer at the Port of Brownsville. Port of Brownsville police said Ruben Rodriguez Hernandez, 52, was caught stealing the material late Monday from All Star Metals. Police said a supervisor... more »
  • Officials Warn About Dangers of Tampering with Electric Meters Play Video

    April 23, 2014 7:48 PM

    HARLINGEN - Tampering with electric meters is illegal and can be deadly, officials said. Police arrested a Harlingen resident after electric company officials detected tempering on her meter. Priscilla Vela's $230,000 home is in a well-manicured west Harlingen neighborhood. Police charged her with stealing $695 worth of electricity.... more »
  • 3 Charged in Drug Case Play Video

    April 22, 2014 5:13 PM

    MISSION - Authorities arrested three men accused of running drugs from Roma to Mission. Avelino Garfias Zetina, Rogelio Acosta Silva and Juan Gilberto Garza Jr. were charged Tuesday. Members of a multi-agency task force arrested the trio after a drug bust Monday. Mission police say the men have... more »
  • Burglary Turns into Robbery in Mission Play Video

    April 17, 2014 4:21 PM

    MISSION - Several teenagers were arrested after they allegedly went on a robbery spree in Hidalgo County. Isaiah Garcia, 17, and Maximiliano Rojas, 18, were charged with aggravated robbery. Bond was set at $500,000 each. Police said they burglarized a house in Mission Tuesday and then pointed a rifle... more »
  • Teen Accused of Assaulting Deputy Play Video

    April 16, 2014 8:35 PM

    WESLACO - A teenager is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a sheriff's deputy. Ricardo Chavez, 17, was arrested at his mother's house on Lantana Street south of Weslaco. His mother told authorities she was concerned her son was taking her car without permission. The deputy tried to... more »
  • Immigrant Escapes Stash House and Calls Police Play Video

    April 16, 2014 7:46 PM

    PHARR - Federal agents detained nearly 30 illegal immigrants Wednesday at a stash house in Pharr. Authorities say an immigrant from the group escaped and called police. Neighbors said they were too frightened to speak about anything they've seen happen at 707 Church Street. They said other neighbors are... more »
  • Sheriff Departments Struggle with Corruption Play Video

    April 14, 2014 8:21 PM

    McALLEN - Monday's guilty plea from former Sheriff Lupe Trevino is not the first time a Rio Grande Valley sheriff has admitted to guilt in federal court. Trevino spoke about the allure of money during an interview with CHANNEL 5 NEWS. "Sometimes that allure of money, regardless of... more »
  • Two Suspects Behind Bars in Home Invasion Shooting, More Arrest Expected Play Video

    April 11, 2014 10:44 PM

    EDINBURG - One male and one female suspect are in custody in connection to a home invasion shooting. The pair is facing attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence. Lt. Oscar Trevino with Edinburg Police says he expects the pair to be formally arraigned on Sunday... more »
  • Victim's Family Optimistic After Murder Suspect is Arrested

    April 10, 2014 10:32 PM

    WESLACO - A man wanted in the 2010 murder of a Weslaco resident is behind bars after years on the run. Local and federal authorities arrested Christopher Garcia, 32, Wednesday night in Edinburg. He was arraigned on Thursday and his bond set at $500,000. Garcia is accused of... more »
  • Suspect Arraigned in 2010 Murder Play Video

    April 10, 2014 7:35 PM

    WESLACO - A suspect has been arraigned in a 2010 murder case in Weslaco. Christopher Garcia was arrested in Edinburg Wednesday night. Police and U.S. Marshals deputies tracked him down. Garcia was wanted for the 2010 murder of Ernesto Herrera Ramos. The victim was shot two times outside... more »
  • Immigrant Held in Attack on Agent Play Video

    April 10, 2014 4:20 PM

    McALLEN - A judge has ordered an illegal immigrant accused of assaulting a Border Patrol agent to remain behind bars. The suspect, Cresencio Perez, of Guatemala, allegedly shoved the agent into a tree branch at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday. Two Border Patrol agents were tracking a group of... more »
  • Suspect in 2010 Weslaco Murder Arrested

    April 10, 2014 2:29 PM

    WESLACO - Weslaco police have arrested a suspect in the 2010 murder of Ernesto Ramos. Police and members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested the suspect this morning at his home. We're told he lived in Edinburg. He'll be formally charged later today. Ramos was the... more »
  • Woman Says Brownsville PD Allowed Her Daughter to Drive Drunk Play Video

    April 8, 2014 8:13 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville woman says her daughter is taking responsibility for drinking and driving. She also claims police could have prevented an accident. Angela Clark claims Brownsville police let her daughter, Stephanie San Miguel, drive away Sunday night even though she was under the influence of alcohol. ... more »
  • No Background Checks for Progreso ISD Board Members Play Video

    April 7, 2014 7:30 PM

    PROGRESO - The superintendent for Progreso Independent School District said board members do not undergo background checks. Board members are elected officials, not employees, and therefore not subjected to the checks, the superintendent said. The comments come after PISD Board Member Felix Hernandez Jr., 31, was arrested on... more »
  • Progreso ISD Board Member Arrested on Drug Charges Play Video

    April 7, 2014 4:13 PM

    McALLEN - A Progreso Independent School District board member was arrested Saturday on felony drug charges. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said they caught Felix Hernandez, 31, with between 50 and 2,000 pounds of drugs. Court documents show he was carrying bundles of marijuana in a semi-... more »
  • Officials Investigate Sexual Assault at Rio Grande City Boys and Girls Club Play Video

    April 7, 2014 4:11 PM

    STARR COUNTY - A Rio Grande City Boys and Girls Club mentor remains behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Officials said Jason Solis, 25, allegedly assaulted the girl four times. The victim told police that the assaults happened on Feb. 1, 2, 12 and 28 of... more »
  • Police Seize Marijuana at Harlingen Airport

    April 2, 2014 11:41 PM

    HARLINGEN - Police arrested a South Carolina resident at Valley International Airport as he tried to board a plane with a load of drugs, officials said. The man, Gerald Foster, allegedly had more than 20 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase. Valley International Airport police spotted Foster at... more »
  • Harlingen Resident Accused of Punching Dog

    April 2, 2014 11:38 PM

    HARLINGEN - A Harlingen man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly punching a dog several times with a closed fist. The alleged attack happened at the Humane Society on March 25. A witness told police that the suspect, Raul Martinez Jr., was picking up the brown-and-white Chihuahua from... more »
  • Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Brownsville

    April 2, 2014 9:18 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police are investigating a kidnapping case with ties to Mexico. Brownsville police said Ithiel Abuid Galvan and others kidnapped the victim in Matamoros Tuesday night. The victim works in Brownsville for an import-export company. Officers said the victim was instructed to call his boss and ask... more »
  • $450,000 in Cash Found Hidden Inside a Truck Play Video

    April 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    HARLINGEN - Authorities in Cameron County investigating after $450,000 in cash was found hidden inside a truck. A special investigator with the Cameron County District Attorney's office pulled over the driver in Harlingen on various traffic violations. Authorities say the driver appeared nervous and consented to a search... more »
  • Feds Nab 71 Illegal Immigrants in Palmhurst Play Video

    April 1, 2014 10:52 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Border Patrol agents are interviewing 71 illegal immigrants found in Palmhurst. Authorities said someone tipped them off to a suspicious vehicle near Glasscock and Mile 4 roads. They found the vehicle abandoned near an orchard. The immigrants were hiding nearby behind some palms. Federal agents now... more »
  • La Villa Woman Arrested in Case of Missing Teens Play Video

    April 1, 2014 9:25 PM

    EDINBURG - A La Villa woman is behind bars after she lied to investigators about the whereabouts of two teenage runaways, authorities said. Christina Garcia-Cervantes was charged with enticing a child and harboring a runaway. She was booked into the Hidalgo County jail Tuesday afternoon. Isidares Garcia told... more »
  • Woman Accused of Attempting to Smuggle Baby

    March 31, 2014 11:14 PM

    HIDALGO - Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman after she allegedly attempted to smuggle an 18-month-old boy into the United States. The incident happened Saturday evening, officials said. The 33-year-old woman, a Houston resident, arrived at the bridge in a... more »
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Fraud Case Play Video

    March 26, 2014 8:01 PM

    HARLINGEN - Police arrested a man wanted for allegedly defrauding car buyers out of thousands of dollars. Cameron County deputy constables in Harlingen said Donny Rider fraudulently sold a truck to a man earlier this year. Investigators said Rider bought the Ford F-150 pickup truck at a dealership in... more »
  • Group Surrenders to BP Immediately After Crossing River Play Video

    March 25, 2014 7:27 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A group of illegal immigrants on Tuesday surrendered to Border Patrol agents immediately after crossing into the United States. Border Patrol agents detained the group at Anzalduas Park, south of Mission. The group was made up of women and children, officials said. Several Border... more »
  • Babysitter Accused of Abandoning Child Play Video

    March 24, 2014 10:47 PM

    HARLINGEN - Police arrested a babysitter after she allegedly left a child alone. A woman found the 7-year-old boy outside his home. The boy told the woman he had been left home alone. The alleged case of child abandonment happened at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block... more »
  • San Juan Woman Arrested in Theft Case Play Video

    March 18, 2014 4:24 PM

    SAN JUAN - A woman wanted on theft charges turned herself in to police in San Juan. Orfelinda de Leon is accused of taking a purse with $5,000 from the Junior's Super Market parking lot off FM 495 and Raul Longoria Road. She faces felony theft charges. Police... more »
  • Traffic Stop Leads to Pot Bust in Brownsville Play Video

    March 17, 2014 4:23 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Officers in Brownsville confiscated nearly 500 pounds of marijuana after stopping a driver on a speeding violation. Police said Rebeca Zapata Garduno was speeding on Florida Road when officers ordered her to stop. The trunk to her car was open and that's when officer said they spotted... more »
  • Harlingen Man Arrested on 12 Outstanding Warrants

    March 14, 2014 2:09 PM

    HARLINGEN - Harlingen police arrested a man wanted on 12 warrants Thursday. Officers say they saw a White Lincoln Navigator swerving in and out of traffic on in the 700 block of West Tyler Ave. They added that the car nearly struck a parked car. A police officer... more »
  • County Commissioner Surprised by Employee's Arrest Play Video

    March 12, 2014 7:49 PM

    EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Tito Palacios expressed disbelief after one of his employees was arrested on drug charges. Christian Lee Sanchez was arrested after police allegedly found him selling hydroponic marijuana in a drug-free zone - a county park. Wednesday's arrest is not his first... more »
  • Hidalgo County Employee Arrested on Drug Charges Play Video

    March 12, 2014 7:43 PM

    EDINBURG - Authorities on Wednesday arrested a county employee accused of selling drugs while on the job. Christian Lee Sanchez was arrested after police allegedly saw him selling marijuana in a drug-free zone - a county park. Wednesday's arrest is not Sanchez's first brush with the law. Police... more »
  • Starr County Officials React to Former Officer's Arrest Play Video

    March 7, 2014 7:37 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - The director of the Starr County Probation Office said he was blindsided by the alleged wrongdoing by one of his former officers. Noe Gonzalez said he confronted Joseph Romeo Ozuna about multiple allegations of wrongdoing. "He resigned and then I turned matters over to... more »
  • Former Starr County Probation Officer Awaits Arraignment Play Video

    March 7, 2014 4:18 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - Multiple allegations of wrongdoing by a former Starr County probation officer led to an investigation that resulted in a 58-count indictment, officials said. Joseph Romeo Ozuna was charged with forging official documents for people he supervised as a probation officer. The indictment also alleges that... more »
  • Valley Cities Launch Warrant Roundup

    March 6, 2014 10:39 PM

    SAN BENITO - Law enforcement agencies throughout the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday launched a roundup to collect millions of dollars in unpaid fines. San Benito police officials said they are seeking to collect $5.6 million in unpaid fines. "If I don't catch them at home, I will... more »
  • Former Starr County Probation Officer Indicted on 58 Counts Play Video

    March 6, 2014 10:37 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - The Starr County District Attorney's Office on Thursday unsealed a 58-count indictment against a former probation officer. Joseph Romeo Ozuna was charged with forging official documents for people he supervised as a probation officer. The DA said Ozuna forged documents in exchange for money and... more »
  • Man Accused of Molesting Teen Play Video

    March 6, 2014 1:37 PM

    HARLINGEN - Harlingen police arrested a man accused of molesting a 14-year-old. Humberto Rodriguez was charged with sexual assault of a child. His bond was set at $50,000. According to police, the 38-year-old molested the teen five times between January 2012 to January 2014.The alleged victim made an outcry... more »

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