November 5, 2014 7:20 PM
WESLACO - The Weslaco Police Department is saying goodbye to their interim police chief, but welcoming back an officer who has been off the streets for several months.
The city agreed to give Alvino Flores his job back. He was suspended for charges a grand jury agreed was unfounded.... more »
September 19, 2014 12:57 PM
ELSA - A man beaten and robbed in his home is out of the hospital and talking to investigators. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned police already identified one of the suspects.
The crime happened Thursday at an Elsa home on the 300 block of West Ciro Casares Avenue. Police said... more »
August 22, 2014 2:54 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Lower Rio Grande Valley man is under arrest for assaulting an emergency medical technician.
Edward Raul Gonzalez is charged with assault on a public servant.
Police say a Brownsville EMT was at Valley Baptist Medical Center working, when he saw Gonzalez banging on a door... more »
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 »
August 6, 2014 1:08 PM
STARR COUNTY - Two Honduran men are in federal custody. They're accused of violently assaulting a Border Patrol agent. The FBI is handling the investigation.
A criminal complaint filed in the case states the agent encountered the two suspected illegal immigrants Monday afternoon in Starr County. According to investigators,... more »
July 30, 2014 5:08 PM
McALLEN (AP) - A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol agent guarding her at a South Texas hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging he violated her constitutional rights. The woman had crossed from Mexico into the U.S. without legal permission in April... more »
July 29, 2014 10:26 PM
MCALLEN - The family of an elderly woman is warning others about door-to-door salesmen. They say two men physically forced Florencia Quintero into switching electric providers.
The McAllen Police Department is investigating the alleged assault. Nauro Marquez says his elderly mother isn't usually left home alone. Marquez says one... more »
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 »
July 8, 2014 4:27 PM
McALLEN - Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman on the 2nd Street jogging trail in McAllen.
The attack happened Saturday morning, police said.
"I was running south of Trenton on 2nd Street and all of the sudden I was struck from behind on the... more »
June 23, 2014 10:50 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police say a Brownsville man was driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck a vehicle Sunday.
The crash happened just before midnight at the intersection of Jaime Zapata Blvd. and Robindale Road. Police say 43-year-old Rosendo Alvarado was driving a Grey 2002 Ford F-150 when... more »
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 »
May 22, 2014 11:28 AM
EDINBURG - A man and a juvenile are facing charges. The two are accused of attacking a state trooper in western Hidalgo County.
The attack happened on La Homa Road, just north of 7 Mile, Thursday. The trooper pulled over a driver for reckless driving. Victor Hernandez of Mission... more »
May 12, 2014 1:26 PM
HARLINGEN - Police in Harlingen said a man stole a purse and assaulted a Good Samaritan.
Charlie Rivera was charged with robbery, aggravated assault and evading arrest. The 22-year-old's bond was set at $155,000.
The crime happened Thursday on the 500 block of South D Street. The victim... more »
April 9, 2014 10:18 PM
McALLEN - Border Patrol officials say an illegal immigrant from Guatemala attacked one of their agents Sunday near Abrahm.
The suspect, Cresencio Perez, allegedly shoved the agent into a tree branch. Perez will go before a judge on Thursday for a detention hearing.
Two Border Patrol agents were... more »
March 28, 2014 1:18 PM
HARLINGEN - -A Harlingen father is under arrest, accused of assaulting his 12-year-old son.
The boy was in physical education class, Thursday, at Coakley Middle School when a teacher noticed bruises, redness and swelling on the boy's upper body.
When asked about the injuries, the boy said his... more »
March 20, 2014 4:17 PM
WESLACO - A 34-year-old man is being held on a $60,000 bond. Weslaco police arrested Rogelio Madrigal Jr., after serving him a felony assault warrant Wednesday.
Police said while transporting him to the city jail, they noticed him moving oddly in the back seat. According to officers, they spotted... more »
March 17, 2014 5:29 PM
McALLEN - A teenage girl was bound and naked when authorities found her inside a dead Border Patrol agent's apartment, officials said.
Officials said the agent, Esteban Manzanares, 32, allegedly kidnapped and assaulted three females from Honduras. FBI officials said investigators found duct tape and traces of blood in... more »
March 14, 2014 8:17 PM
McALLEN - Assaults on illegal immigrants are a common occurrence, a counselor with Mujeres Unidas said.
The abuse can be physical, mental and sexual, Rosalinda Rodriguez said.
The comments come after three Honduran females were allegedly attacked by a Border Patrol agent.
The alleged attack happened near... more »
March 14, 2014 4:21 PM
McALLEN - Two of the three women allegedly assaulted Wednesday by a Border Patrol agent are related, the Honduran embassy confirmed on Friday.
A spokesman for the Central American nation said the two females are mother and daughter. The third alleged victim is a minor not related to the... more »
March 14, 2014 12:19 PM
MCALLEN - The three women allegedly assaulted by a Border Patrol agent continue to recover at the McAllen Medical Center. The suspect, Esteban Manzanares, is dead. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned Manzanares was on duty when he encountered the women Wednesday.
The investigation began when CBP agents found an injured... more »
March 13, 2014 9:03 PM
WESLACO - Representatives for La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) said they are trying to determine what led to the alleged assault of three Honduran females at the hands of a Border Patrol agent.
LUPE officials said attacks on immigrants are common.
Reyna Torales, a member of LUPE,... more »
March 13, 2014 8:46 PM
WESLACO - The vice-president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 said the agents are trying to understand why one of their own would assault three immigrants and then take his life.
Agent Chris Cabrera said there is no way to understand what motivated the incident.
"I'm... more »
March 13, 2014 7:58 PM
MISSION - Residents of an apartment complex expressed disbelief after learning that one of their neighbors committed suicide after allegedly assaulting three women.
"We knew that he was a Border Patrol agent," Chelsea Blair said.
"We always said we (are) safe living here. We have two (agents) upstairs... more »
March 13, 2014 7:48 PM
McALLEN - Border Patrol agent Esteban Manzanares is accused of assaulting three Honduran females before taking his life.
The victims are a woman and her two teenage daughters, officials said. They are being treated at McAllen Medical Center.
According to CBP officials, the investigation started Wednesday when agents... more »
March 13, 2014 5:27 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said his deputies were called to help in an investigation after a Border Patrol agent allegedly assaulted three illegal immigrants.
"We got a call from the Border Patrol that they had stumbled across a female that had been severely injured," Trevino said.... more »
March 13, 2014 5:23 PM
McALLEN - Federal authorities and the Honduran consulate in McAllen are helping three women from Honduras after their assault at the hands of a Border Patrol agent, officials said.
The victims are being treated at McAllen Medical Center. Officials said two victims are teenagers.
According to CBP officials,... more »
March 13, 2014 4:18 PM
McALLEN - A Border Patrol agent assaulted a woman from Honduras and her two daughters before committing suicide, officials said.
Officials said the two daughters are teenagers.
According to CBP officials, the investigation started yesterday when agents found an injured woman. That woman told authorities a man assaulted... more »
March 13, 2014 10:46 AM
MCALLEN - Customs and Border Protection officials confirm an investigation into the assault of three women led them to a Border Patrol agent's home. When Mission police arrived at the agent's home, they found his body, as well as one of the women.
According to CBP officials, the investigation... more »
March 7, 2014 1:56 PM
HARLINGEN - A Harlingen man is behind bars, accused of sexual assault.
Police were called to Valley Baptist Medical Center Thursday after a woman reported being sexually assaulted.
The victim said the sexual assault took place inside a silver car sometime between 1:00am and 5:00am in the Harlingen... more »
February 27, 2014 1:13 PM
PHARR - A 16-year-old boy in Pharr is facing a charge of aggravated assault. Police said he stabbed a 27-year-old man in the neck and chest.
Officers responded to the scene on the 200 block of East Wright around 7 p.m. yesterday. The teen was detained, while the victim... more »
February 19, 2014 8:37 PM
HARLINGEN - A Harlingen woman says a bill collector assaulted her in her own home and in front of her children.
Harlingen police officers are investigating the case.
The woman, Gloria, said she took out a $300 loan from a company specializing in small, payday-type loans. Gloria claims... more »
February 18, 2014 12:58 PM
MCALLEN - A suspect in a McAllen shooting turned himself in. Jason Clement Garces is facing charges of attempted murder and assault. His bond was set at $254,000.
Two people are still recovering from the shooting on February 9. It happened in downtown McAllen on the 200 block of... more »
February 17, 2014 3:45 PM
HARLINGEN - A woman told Harlingen police a man had held her inside a home for three days and repeatedly assaulted her. Christopher Butler is now facing a charge of unlawful restraint.
On Saturday, officers investigating a criminal mischief case spoke to Butler, who let them into his apartment... more »
February 6, 2014 12:57 PM
STARR COUNTY - An illegal immigrant accused of assaulting a game warden is in the Starr County jail.
The man is facing charges for possession of marijuana and aggravated assault of a peace officer. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents assisted in the arrest.
The game warden was... more »
January 27, 2014 4:15 PM
WESLACO - Police arrested a man who they say was stabbed after he assaulted his girlfriend over the weekend in Weslaco.
Epigmeo Palomo, 30, is accused of disobeying a protective order and entering his girlfriend's house on Lancelot Street. Police said an argument ensued and Palomo assaulted the woman.... more »
December 10, 2013 11:59 AM
HARLINGEN - A fight in Harlingen leads to the arrest of a man wanted for burglary and assaulting a woman.
Police arrested 25-year-old Ernesto Lee Longoria for taking part in a fight on December 8 at the 2100 block of E. Washington Ave.
About an hour after the... more »
November 26, 2013 1:08 PM
MISSION - Police are searching for three men behind an early morning home invasion in Mission. Meanwhile, the victim is recovering.
It happened around 2 a.m. at an apartment complex on the 3300 block of Anita Street. Mission police spokesman Manny Casas says three armed men kicked in the... more »
November 26, 2013 8:13 AM
MISSION - Police in Mission are searching for three gunmen who are described as armed and dangerous. They broke into an apartment unit injuring one man.
Cpl. Manny Casas, the Mission Police Department spokesman, told us the home invasion happened on the 3300 block of Anita Street around 2... more »
November 11, 2013 1:10 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police arrested a man wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
LeeRoy Morin was taken into custody during a traffic stop early Saturday morning. He was a suspect in a September assault at a convenience store. He and two others allegedly assaulted a man. Morin... more »
October 23, 2013 5:36 PM
EDINBURG - A grand jury on Wednesday determined there wasn't enough evidence to charge the son of Sheriff Lupe Trevino in an assault case.
Carlos Trevino was charged with aggravated assault after he was arrested on public intoxication charges on July 27 in McAllen. A police officer claimed that... more »
September 25, 2013 5:17 PM
McALLEN - An illegal immigrant on Wednesday was charged with the assault of two Border Patrol agents.
Court records show Alberto Mayen attacked the agents while he was being loaded into a Border Patrol unit. The incident happened in August.
Mayen, a Guatemala national, allegedly twisted one of... more »
September 25, 2013 2:45 PM
HARLINGEN - A Harlingen man accused of punching a teenage boy in the face is now in custody. Police arrested 25-year-old Michael Alexis Rivera on the 800 block of North 26th Street Tuesday morning. Rivera allegedly punched a 13-year-old in August, while the teenager and his mother were at an... more »
September 12, 2013 8:32 PM
McALLEN - The victim of an attack at McAllen's jogging trail said poor lighting in the area may have made it easier for her attacker to strike.
The attack happened early Saturday on the trail off 2nd Street, near Hackberry Avenue.
"It was typical Saturday run down the... more »
August 5, 2013 5:24 PM
HARLINGEN - Five people are facing organized crime charges after a fight at an apartment complex in Harlingen.
The incident happened in the 200 block of East Madison Avenue. A man flagged down police and told officers his roommates had assaulted him.
Officers questioned the roommates and arrested... more »
August 1, 2013 12:03 PM
HARLINGEN - A Harlingen man accused of running an 8-liner business out of a home is facing new charges. Police said Enrique Moya assaulted a woman in retaliation for providing information to officers about the illegal gambling operation.
According to officers, the victim saw Moya drive up to her... more »
July 24, 2013 7:32 PM
McALLEN - A 14-year-old boy is facing federal charges after he tried assault a group of federal agents serving an arrest warrant, officials said.
The boy's mother said her son was trying to protect his family when he launched at a group of men he thought were pseudo cops.... more »
July 18, 2013 10:26 AM
SAN MARCOS - Two Central Texas police officers are facing charges this morning. One is charged for drugs, the other for aggravated assault.
San Marcos police Cpl. James Palermo and Officer David Keith Amerson are on paid administrative leave. Amerson is accused of obtaining controlled substances by fraud. Investigators... more »
July 9, 2013 9:12 PM
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July 5, 2013 1:47 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police arrested two men accused of attacking a man and assaulting a friend who tried to protect him.
It happened at a Stripes store on the 3200 block of International Boulevard, just after midnight. Witnesses told police the two men walked up to the victim, who was... more »
July 1, 2013 10:36 PM
HARLINGEN - A disturbance over the weekend landed a Harlingen man and juvenile behind bars.
Police say Jose Luis Rodriguez and a 15-year-old boy tried to pick a fight with the victims. Both are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Police say it happened early Saturday... more »
May 10, 2013 7:33 PM
WESLACO - Two teens are in a juvenile detention center after punching a police officer and a pastor at a local Starbucks.
The Monday night assault was caught on video. Officials said the pastor tried to help the officer when the teens attacked.
Two teens, 15 and 16,... more »
April 3, 2013 7:30 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The Brownsville fire chief said changes will be made after a firefighter was assaulted during a rescue attempt.
The assault happened when firefighters responded to a call for help from the Border Patrol. Immigrants trying to flee authorities jumped into a resaca near the University of Texas... more »
April 3, 2013 7:17 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County sheriff's investigators are trying to determine what led a man to ram an ambulance while it rushed to a hospital in Edinburg.
The Valley EMS ambulance was transporting an assault victim from Hargill to the hospital. Paramedics said the 18-minute ride turned violent.
"The... more »
March 27, 2013 5:21 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Mexican national was arrested after he punched a firefighter who was trying to help him, officials said.
Jesus Cruz Argil was arrested Tuesday night. Officials said he was fleeing from Border Patrol agents when he jumped into a resaca.
Agents called firefighters for help to... more »
March 19, 2013 12:37 PM
MCALLEN - Police in McAllen arrested three people wanted in connection with the assault of a Weslaco man.
Weslaco investigators had been searching for the trio since Saturday. That's when they allegedly attacked a 20-year-old at his home. According to officers, one man used brass knuckles to hurt the... more »
November 14, 2012 1:12 PM
STARR COUNTY - The eighth grader accused of stabbing another student is expected to be charged today.
The Rio Grande City CISD police chief told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the La Grulla Middle School student will likely be charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.
The stabbing happened... more »
November 12, 2012 12:18 PM
MCALLEN - Investigators suspect an assault on Saturday led to a shooting the following day.
Police are still looking for two juvenile suspects in Sunday's shooting. It happened south of McAllen on the 2000 block of El Rancho Avenue.
No injuries were reported after the shooting. Officers recovered... more »
October 19, 2012 1:03 PM
LANGTRY, Texas - An Alabama man was charged with assaulting three Border Patrol agents with his car.
The assault happened in May. Border Patrol agents say 38-year-old David Steiner forced a Border Patrol vehicle off the road near Langtry. Langtry is located along the U.S.-Mexico border, about four hours... more »
October 10, 2012 4:49 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A man is behind bars after he allegedly assaulted a cab driver in Brownsville.
Police said the incident happened Tuesday at the Wal-Mart on Alton Gloor Blvd. Robert Broussard allegedly punched the cab driver after he paid the $8 fare.
The alleged assailant took the money... more »
October 5, 2012 9:49 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police investigators are looking for three suspects in connection with an armed robbery in Olmito.
The suspects attacked and robbed a 66-year-old man near a Stripes Store on the 6300 block of Expressway 83, police said. The victim was attacked when he got out of his vehicle,... more »
October 3, 2012 4:31 PM
HARLINGEN - Police arrested a man after he allegedly drove his vehicle into a mobile home on Sunday.
The suspect, Mizael Gomez Cantu, 43, allegedly rammed his 2003 Dodge van into a mobile home occupied by seven family members. Police found the man sitting on a curb near the... more »
September 13, 2012 10:47 PM
HARLINGEN - A man is in trouble with the law after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife.
The victim told police Jesus Castillo, 34, approached him in his backyard. The victim grabbed a stick to protect himself.
Police were called to the scene and arrested Castillo.... more »
September 13, 2012 9:45 AM
HARLINGEN - A 31-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, indecent exposure, criminal trespass and possession of marijuana.
Harlingen police responded to a disturbance on the 2300 block of Tucker Road earlier this week. They issued a criminal trespass warning to Jaime Ricardo Lucio.
... more »
September 12, 2012 8:05 PM
EDINBURG - Police say a tire repair turned into a nightmare for an Edinburg woman.
Investigators said the woman was trying to get a flat tired fixed when she was almost sexually assaulted.
"The employee of the tire shop ... informed her that there was a possibility ...... more »
September 12, 2012 5:56 PM
HARLINGEN - A Pharr man is behind bars after police said he assaulted an elderly man over a case of beer.
Michael Anthony Madia, 29, on Wednesday was charged with injury to an elderly person.
Police said Madia attacked a 70-year-old man at Guiterrez Park. The attack happened... more »
August 15, 2012 5:16 PM
HARLINGEN - Police on Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old man on an assault charge.
Officials said Daniel Gonzalez Duran hit a 51-year-old man on the head with a board last month.
Police said the victim had gone to Gonzalez's home to collect a debt when he was allegedly attacked.... more »
August 10, 2012 10:05 AM
HARLINGEN - A 36-year-old man and a 13-year-old are facing charges in connection with a road rage incident in Harlingen.
Miguel Angel Perez was arraigned yesterday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $50,000.
The assault happened Wednesday around 4:10... more »
August 8, 2012 1:16 PM
HARLINGEN - Police need help tracking down the suspect of an aggravated assault in Harlingen.
The man was pumping gas at the Stripes on 620 West Harrison Sunday morning around 4 a.m. A female passenger got out of the car to pay for the gas.
Officers said another... more »
July 18, 2012 11:01 PM
HIDALGO - RGV Magic players continue their preparation for Saturday's LSFL championship game in San Angelo against Amarillo. A pair of players took time out from today's workout to voice an opinion on the latest criminal problems for a Dallas Cowboys' player. CHANNEL 5's Vince Erickson reports. more »
July 18, 2012 4:14 PM
HARLINGEN - The final suspect in an assault that happened in May is now in custody. Kenedy County sheriff's deputies arrested Sergio Mendoza Jr. in the Sarita area Tuesday. A Harlingen officer later took custody of the 26-year-old.
Mendoza was one of three people charged in an assault on... more »
July 6, 2012 9:22 AM
SAN BENITO - A 37-year-old woman and her two teenage daughters are accused of assaulting a 15-year-old. The attack allegedly happened at the HEB in San Benito Wednesday.
The victim told police she was assaulted after confronting the women about an ongoing dispute involving an ex-boyfriend.
Sulema Ortega,... more »
July 1, 2012 10:18 AM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect wanted on an aggravated assault. The assault happened overnight near Alamo Road, just north of Alberta Road.
Deputies say the suspect was last seen carrying a shotgun and driving a white or red Mercury Grand Marquis.
... more »
July 1, 2012 12:07 AM
MISSION - One half of the married couple who allegedly beat up the husband's mother and then took off with her car is behind bars Saturday.
Mission's police chief says the victim's daughter-in-law was arrested for public intoxication, after she and her husband assaulted the husband's mother and stole... more »
June 29, 2012 11:27 AM
HARLINGEN - A 23-year-old Harlingen resident is in trouble with the law after he allegedly tried to choke his common-law wife during a fight.
Police on Thursday picked up the suspect, Julio Alberto Larios, at a local K-Mart after the alleged argument with the 20-year-old woman. The report states... more »
June 25, 2012 6:05 PM
HARLINGEN - A Harlingen resident has been accused of allegedly abusing his own pet and later attacking two women.
Police said 19-year-old Jaime Lopez allegedly hit his puppy four times for defecating inside his room. Official reports state that two women in the house confronted the teen about the... more »
June 19, 2012 12:43 AM
SAN BENITO - Three people have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
All three stand accused of beating a 30-year-old woman bad enough to send her to the hospital.
Investigators say 19-year-old Julissa Sierra, 23-year-old Natalie Mendoza and 19-year-old Michael Mendoza attacked the victim in the 600... more »
June 18, 2012 2:02 PM
HARLINGEN - A 48-year-old Harlingen man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Ruben Lozoya Jr.'s bond was set at $50,000. His girlfriend accused him of putting a kitchen knife against her neck and threatening to kill her. She told police Lozoya also threatened to kill her... more »
June 14, 2012 11:35 AM
HARLINGEN - Police say a 23-year-old Harlingen man is facing charges after he bit an officer during a scuffle yesterday.
Police responded to a call at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday at a home near Sonesta Drive and 26th Street where an assault had just happened. Officers said a woman told... more »
June 13, 2012 2:59 PM
HARLINGEN - Police arrested a man accused of trying to run over a 25-year-old Harlingen resident with his vehicle after an altercation early this morning.
The incident happened at the 1200 block of Little Creek Drive in Harlingen.
Police said the incident began when 43-year-old David Dewayne Daniel... more »