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  • Harlingen Resident Accused of Sexually Abusing 2 Girls

    September 29, 2014 3:27 PM

    HARLINGEN - A 28-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls turned himself in to police on Friday. Police say the 12- and 13-year-old victims reported the abuse to their mother, who in turn filed a police report on July 31. The report shows that Francisco Felipe Robles... more »
  • Police Arrest 2 in Brownsville Stabbing Play Video

    September 29, 2014 12:19 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police arrested two men in connection with a stabbing over the weekend in east Brownsville. Officials said the attack happened in the 4000 block of Westland Drive. The victims told police they were standing outside their home when the suspects approached them. Police said the suspects,... more »
  • Drivers on Edge as Chase Winds through McAllen Streets Play Video

    September 26, 2014 7:09 PM

    McALLEN - A high-speed chase from Rio Grande City to McAllen drew the attention of countless residents Friday. The chase covered more than 50 miles. One driver said the fleeing driver nearly slammed into his car. "I heard some sirens," the man said. The man said he... more »
  • Deputies Arrest Elsa Woman After Chase Play Video

    September 24, 2014 10:23 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - An Elsa woman is facing state jail felony charges for allegedly fleeing from authorities. Hidalgo County Precinct 1 deputy constables tried to pull over Jaclynn Yvette Loza, 22, on Mile 14 ½ Road and FM 88 north of Weslaco. The deputies say they clocked Loza's... more »
  • Elsa Police to Make Arrest in Home Invasion Play Video

    September 22, 2014 7:08 PM

    ELSA - Police say they will make an arrest in connection with a home invasion in Elsa. The home invasion happened Thursday in the 300 block of Ciro Caceres Avenue. Two suspects beat and robbed the homeowner. The homeowner was hospitalized for about a day. The robbers allegedly... more »
  • Feds Arrest Man in Politiquera Case Play Video

    September 19, 2014 8:07 PM

    McALLEN - A federal investigation into local poltiquera practices led to another arrest. The case so far has led to the arrest and conviction of three politqueras in Donna. All are accused of buying votes with cash and cocaine. Federal officials now indicted and arrested Francisco Garcia. According... more »
  • Police Recover Stolen Items Play Video

    September 18, 2014 8:59 PM

    ROMA - The search for a wanted man led to the recovery of multiple stolen items, officials said. Roma police said officers were searching for a suspect wanted the kidnapping and beating of a man last week. The officers found the suspect in a house where the stolen items... more »
  • Soldier: Immigrants Hiding in Newly-Purchased Truck Play Video

    September 17, 2014 8:54 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A soldier accused of human smuggling claims the illegal immigrants were already inside a pickup truck when he bought it in the Rio Grande Valley. The soldier, Eirc Rodriguez, is stationed at Fort Hood. Rodriguez was in court Wednesday for an initial hearing. His mother was... more »
  • Soldier Accused of Human Smugglng Play Video

    September 16, 2014 8:15 PM

    SARITA - Border Patrol agents arrested a soldier on human-smuggling charges last week at the Sarita checkpoint. Border Patrol agents arrested Eric Rodriguez when they discovered the immigrants in his pickup truck. Officials said the immigrants were hiding under bed sheet and Rodriguez's military jacket. Rodriguez was... more »
  • Alleged Smuggler Arrested at Sarita Checkpoint Play Video

    September 15, 2014 11:02 PM

    SARITA - An alleged human smuggler dressed in military garb tried to get two illegal immigrants through the Sarita checkpoint. Border Patrol agents arrested Eric Rodriguez when they discovered the immigrants on the floorboard of his pickup truck. Officials said the immigrants were hiding under Rodriguez's military jacket.... more »
  • Militia Members Arrested in Brownsville Play Video

    September 15, 2014 8:52 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - The leader of a border volunteer group says he will not allow two members back on his camp once they are released from county jail. The arrests are detrimental to the group's agenda, he said. Officials say Steven Kurt Brooks, one of the group's members, left... more »
  • 4th Suspect in Mission Home Invasion Arrested Play Video

    September 11, 2014 11:56 AM

    MISSION - Police arrested a fourth person in connection to a Mission home invasion. Earlier today, Jose Cordero, aka Barbas, was arraigned on a charge of aggravated robbery. The home invasion happened last month on the 1800 block of Lauren Lane. Police arrested three others in the case,... more »
  • Shopper Tackles Would-be Robber Play Video

    September 9, 2014 4:24 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A would-be robber is in police custody thanks to a shopper. The attempted robbery happened at approximately 1 p.m. at the H-E-B store on Boca Chica Blvd. Police say a man entered the store and demanded money from one of the cashiers. The cashier handed over... more »
  • Ex-Texas teacher gets probation for lap dance

    September 6, 2014 9:24 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston-area teacher accused of doing a lap dance for a boy at school to celebrate his 15th birthday has been put on three years of probation. Felicia A. Smith of Spring was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to having an improper relationship with a student... more »
  • Pharr Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Play Video

    September 5, 2014 9:05 PM

    ALAMO - A Pharr man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run in Alamo went before a judge Friday to face charges. Surveillance video shows the incident unfolding on May 21. Police say Billy Ray Sanchez, 20, had just finished pumping gas at El Tigre store on FM 495 and... more »
  • Investigators Find No Weapons at Standoff Site Play Video

    September 2, 2014 9:21 PM

    SAN BENITO - Investigators say no weapons were found inside a motel room that was the center of a standoff last week. Local and state authorities arrested a man at the Super 8 Motel Aug. 26 after a 7-hour standoff. Cameron County deputy constables said they tried to... more »
  • Suspect Arraigned in Mission Home Invasion Play Video

    August 28, 2014 3:04 PM

    MISSION - A judge arraigned a man in connection with a home invasion in Mission. The suspect, Alejandro Villarreal Jr., was charged with aggravated robbery. The alleged home invasion happened in a neighborhood off Pecan Blvd. and Glasscock Road. The thieves took the couple's safe and stole their... more »
  • Suspect Charged in San Benito Motel Standoff Play Video

    August 27, 2014 4:16 PM

    SAN BENITO - A judge on Wednesday arraigned a man arrested after an hours-long standoff Tuesday at a motel. Joseph Paul Vargas, 34, was charged with theft of property. He is expected to face more charges. Authorities tried to arrest Vargas on the theft warrant Tuesday at the... more »
  • 2 Charged in Alamo Kidnapping Play Video

    August 26, 2014 9:37 PM

    ALAMO - A judge on Tuesday charged two suspects in a kidnapping case. Police say Rodrigo Montoya, 25, of Edinburg, and Osbaldo Molliendo Cruz, 37, forced a man into their car at the Alamo Flea Market Sunday night. The pair allegedly stole money from the victim's wallet. The... more »
  • Mercedes Police Investigate Activity at Mobile Home

    August 22, 2014 6:55 PM

    MERCEDES- Mercedes police are investigating possible illegal activity at a mobile home. Two people are in police custody. Police were called out the neighborhood near Business 83 and mile 2 and half Friday afternoon. This is the second time police responded to the neighborhood in less than a week.... more »
  • Woman Arrested on Child Abduction Charges Play Video

    August 20, 2014 10:52 PM

    HIDALGO - A child abduction warrant out of Edinburg was served more than four years after it was issued. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the mother on child abduction charges. The arrest happened Wednesday afternoon at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge. Officials said the 40-year-old woman had her... more »
  • Harlingen Trio Arrested in Woman's Assault Play Video

    August 19, 2014 10:53 PM

    HARLINGEN - Police arrested three suspects accused of attacking a woman in Harlingen. Officials said Jacob Pena Jr., Leeroy Pena and Katherine Salas assaulted the woman after she filed a police report against the trio. Investigators say the three forced their way into a home in the 300... more »
  • Woman in Federal Custody after DPS Stop Play Video

    August 19, 2014 10:43 PM

    McALLEN - The family of a La Joya woman is still waiting for her release from federal custody. She was detained following a traffic stop by DPS troopers Monday. Isabel Barbosa Salazar was driving on Military Highway near International Parkway in McAllen when a state trooper pulled her over... more »
  • Aerostat Helps Agents Nab Smuggling Suspects Play Video

    August 18, 2014 5:27 PM

    ROMA - Federal authorities say the new aerostat in Roma helped them track a drug smuggling operation. A Border Patrol agent operating the aerostat spotted three people loading drugs from a shed into a pickup truck Friday. Cameras on the aerostat followed the truck down Highway 83 until agents... more »
  • 2 Charged after Pot Bust at Pharr Nursery Play Video

    August 12, 2014 7:55 PM

    PHARR - Police arrested a man and a woman Monday after finding drugs at a nursery in Pharr. Investigators searched Plugz Nursery on FM 495 near Sugar Road and found 15 grams of marijuana, 18 small canisters of a liquid form of marijuana and one canister of marijuana oil.... more »
  • Murder Suspect Arrested in Mission Play Video

    August 12, 2014 4:19 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities arrested a man wanted on a murder charge out of Alton. The 28-year-old Mexican national was wanted in the murder of Jose Luis Gonzalez. He is the sixth suspect arrested in the case. Gonzalez was parked at a convenience store in Alton in December... more »
  • Judge Hands Down Stiff Sentences in Progreso Corruption Case Play Video

    August 11, 2014 8:05 PM

    WESLACO - A judge handed down stiff sentences Monday to former Progreso leaders. The case stemmed from a corruption and bribery investigation that led to the indictment of four members of the same family. Brothers Michael, Omar, Orlando and their father Lupe Vela are all headed to federal... more »
  • Brownsville Man Accused of Ordering Dogs to Attack Agent Play Video

    August 11, 2014 7:30 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Southmost resident was charged with trying to hurt a Border Patrol agent after he sent his dogs out to attack the lawman. Luis Enrique Garcia, 22, was charged with aggravated assault on a public servant. The agent called police to the 1200 block of Calle Milpe... more »
  • Woman Wanted in McAllen Robberies Arrested in Laredo Play Video

    August 7, 2014 12:49 PM

    McALLEN - A 19-year-old woman wanted in the robbery of two women in McAllen was arrested in Laredo. Nohely Marie Leyva is being held in the Webb County jail. She is accused two grab-and-run robberies last month in McAllen. Police said Leyva will be returned to the Valley... more »
  • Hundreds of Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Los Ebanos Play Video

    August 7, 2014 12:45 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers confiscated 354 pounds of marijuana after a chase Wednesday in Los Ebanos. The chase happened on Heriberto Garza Street. DPS Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said the driver tried to flee to Mexico, but one of the agency's tactical marine units arrested... more »
  • Chase Startles Los Ebanos Residents Play Video

    August 6, 2014 7:52 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Residents in the small town of Los Ebanos were shocked to see a chase happening in their community. One person is facing charges after Wednesday's chase. The pursuit happened just after 3 p.m. off Heriberto Garza Street. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers confiscated bundles of... more »
  • Murder Suspect Deported Multiple Times Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:23 PM

    WILLACY COUNTY - One of the men who confessed to killing an off-duty Border Patrol agent had been deported numerous times. Court records show Gustavo Tijernia Sandoval entered the United States illegally at least five times before Sunday's murder. Records show he illegally crossed into the U.S. in... more »
  • Texas Syndicate Member Arrested in Hidalgo County Play Video

    August 5, 2014 7:30 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A member of the Texas Syndicate gang and his girlfriend are behind bars after leading authorities on a pursuit Monday night on Expressway 83 in Sullivan City. Sullivan City police now want to know how close their suspect was to gang member Joaquin Cibrian. Authorities killed... more »
  • Former Officers Indicted in Sexual Assaults Play Video

    August 5, 2014 7:16 PM

    STARR COUNTY - Two Rio Grande City officers are off the job and under indictment for allegedly sexually assaulting two different victims on two separate occasions. The crimes are similar. Records show the officers allegedly stopped young female victims and forced to perform oral sex. According to prosecutors,... more »
  • 2 Charged in Off-Duty Agent's Death

    August 4, 2014 4:27 PM

    WILLACY COUNTY - Authorities charged two Mexican nationals in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent. The suspects are expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence identified the agent as Javier Vega Jr. The sheriff said deputies got a call around 8 p.m.... more »
  • Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Stash Play Video

    July 30, 2014 1:05 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A traffic stop led officers to a 1,000-pound pot stash at a house in Southmost Brownsville. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 200 block of San Eugenio Street. They found a small amount of marijuana inside. The driver, Fabian Ramirez, admitted to officers that the marijuana... more »
  • Police Confiscate Marijuana After Chase Play Video

    July 30, 2014 1:04 PM

    LA GRULLA - A teenager and a man were hurt after their vehicle flipped while fleeing from police. Officers tried to pull over the suspects' 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer for a traffic violation Monday afternoon in La Grulla. Police said the driver, a 16-year-old girl, claims the male passenger... more »
  • 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 was arrested in a hit-and-run case involving a bicyclist. The accident happened near the 2300 block of Sugar Road in Edinburg Saturday. The victim was a 58-year-old man. DPS troopers found a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle in the parking lot... 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 »

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