February 19, 2014 8:44 PM
EDINBURG - A family filed a lawsuit against Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino based on the actions of the now-disbanded Panama Unit.
The lawsuit was filed last week and claims that members of the drug-interdiction unit illegally raided their home in 2012. The family also claims that they were... more »
February 13, 2014 10:42 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County sheriff investigators continue searching for a kidnapping victim and his abductors.
Juan Pedro Borjas was taken by force Tuesday night from outside his home north of Weslaco, officials said.
The abductors demanded a ransom, but did not specify an amount, officials said.
Sheriff... more »
January 23, 2014 5:24 PM
DONNA - A 3-year-old child was killed when a vehicle struck him Wednesday in Donna.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the child was in the care of his grandfather when the incident happened. The man said he was working on a car in his backyard and lost track... more »
January 8, 2014 8:20 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County authorities on Wednesday recovered thousands of dollars in sheriff's department property from a former commander.
The former commander, Jose Padilla, remains behind bars after his arrest two weeks ago on federal drug and money laundering charges.
Sheriff Lupe Treviño said his department recovered all... more »
January 7, 2014 4:11 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County administrators are trying to collect equipment from a former sheriff's department commander.
The former lawman, Jose Padilla, was fired shortly after his arrest in December. He remains in federal custody on drug and money laundering charges.
Officials said they are having a hard time... more »
December 26, 2013 7:27 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said he is confident his department will regain the public's confidence after a couple of corruption cases involving some of his subordinates.
Trevino on Thursday fired Cmdr. Jose Padilla. Padilla was arrested Tuesday on federal drug charges.
Padilla was a member... more »
December 26, 2013 4:12 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino on Thursday moved to fire one of his top subordinates.
The sheriff said Cmdr. Jose Padilla will be served with his separation papers in spite of being in federal custody. Padilla was arrested Tuesday on federal drug charges.
Trevino on Tuesday... more »
December 24, 2013 7:44 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said he is concerned about the perception residents and his deputies may have of his department. The statement comes after his second-in-command was arrested on federal drug charges.
Cmdr. Jose Padilla was arrested early Tuesday. He was in court by 9 a.m.... more »
November 15, 2013 12:51 PM
EDINBURG - Four more former deputies have joined the lawsuit filed against Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino. That means there are now a total of 15 people claiming they were forced to change their timesheets and use their paid time off to help with the sheriff's re-election campaign.
Last... more »
November 7, 2013 8:47 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said threats against his life will not change the way he lives or does his job.
The most recent threat was posted on the CHANNEL 5 NEWS Facebook page. This marks the fourth time someone threatens Trevino's life.
Deputies arrested Adan... more »
November 7, 2013 4:24 PM
EDINBURG - A judge on Thursday set bond at $500,000 for a man accused of threatening to kill Sheriff Lupe Trevino.
Adan Alonzo Arguelles, 31, is accused of making the terroristic threats against Trevino on KRGV's Facebook page.
Deputies said Arguelles has an arrest record for unlawfully carrying... more »
November 6, 2013 9:00 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County investigators arrested a man who posted threats against Sheriff Lupe Trevino on KRGV's Facebook page.
The man will go before a judge on Thursday. The 31-year-old is accused of threatening to kill Trevino.
Deputies said the man was arrested previously for unlawfully carrying a... more »
November 4, 2013 8:03 PM
EDINBURG - More than a dozen people have come forward in a case involving bogus Botox treatments.
Hidalgo County officials said Nohemi Gabriela Gonzalez injected liquid silicone during clandestine cosmetic treatments. Some of her victims said they were injected 11 years ago.
Gonzalez, a Brownsville resident, conducted the... more »
October 28, 2013 7:54 PM
EDINBURG - The son of Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino filed a complaint against a jailer with the McAllen Police Department.
John Carlos Trevino's complaint stems from an accusation the officer made after the sheriff's son was booking into the city jail.
The younger Trevino was arrested in... 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 »
October 10, 2013 4:22 PM
EDINBURG - Law enforcement officials continue investigating several recent deaths.
The most recent case involves a body fond near a canal north of Mercedes. A jogger found the man's body. The body had a puncture wound to the upper torso, deputies said. Sheriff Lupe Trevino said it isn't clear... more »
October 8, 2013 10:33 PM
NORTH OF ALAMO - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible homicide after the discovery of a body in a canal Tuesday north of Alamo.
A farmer reported the body to authorities at about 3 p.m., officials said. The canal is near Earling and Minnesota roads, east of... more »
October 8, 2013 7:37 PM
NORTH OF ALAMO - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said deputies found the body of an elderly woman in a canal Tuesday afternoon near Earling and Minnesota roads.
Investigators said the woman may have been disoriented when drove onto a dirt road where her vehicle got stuck. They believe... more »
September 11, 2013 6:18 PM
PHARR - Hidalgo County sheriff deputies searched a home in Pharr as part of a murder investigation.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the search was linked to a body found Tuesday south of San Juan.
Deputies gathered evidence at the house on Buchanan Street, near Eldora and... more »
September 10, 2013 4:24 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A small piece of paper found near a body may help investigators identify the dead person, officials said.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the piece of paper had a woman's name on it.
Border Patrol agents made the discovery near Military Highway and Val... more »
August 24, 2013 10:56 PM
EDINBURG - A 39-year-old man has now been officially charged with threatening the life of Hidalgo County Sheriff, Lupe Trevino.
Smith Delgado reportedly used used the 911 system to make the threatening call.
The Hidalgo County jail is reporting that Delgado is now being held on a $10,000 dollar... more »
August 23, 2013 7:40 PM
EDINBURG - Authorities arrested a man accused of threatening to kill Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.
The 39-year-old man is accused of calling the county's 911 emergency service to threaten Trevino's life.
"Tell Lupe Trevino to watch his back, to make sure he has all his (expletive) body... more »
August 16, 2013 5:31 PM
EDINBURG - Two men accused in the murder of a pregnant 19-year-old knew the victim, officials said Friday. Investigators said the pair set the victim's home on fire before they fled the scene of the crime.
Benjamin Hernandez, 20, and Marco Antonio Hernandez were both charged with capital murder... more »
August 15, 2013 8:57 PM
EDINBURG - Illegal prescription drug vendors make up to $5,000 a day, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said.
Trevino revealed the details of a months-long operation involving the sale of prescription drugs at flea markets.
Flea market vendors said they provide many necessities for those who can't afford... more »
August 15, 2013 8:27 PM
NUEVO PROGRESO - Violence on the southern side of the international divide is driving some Mexican medical professionals to practice illegally in the Rio Grande Valley.
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a Mexican national on charges of practicing dentistry without a license. The man was performing procedures... more »
August 15, 2013 5:22 PM
EDINBURG - Nine flea market vendors are facing felony charges for allegedly selling prescription drugs without a license.
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies arrested the vendors Wednesday at a flea market in Donna. They said the arrests are a result of a month-long investigation.
Officials said deputies targeted flea... more »
August 14, 2013 10:45 PM
SAN JUAN - A deadly high-speed chase north of Palmview was the main topic of conversation during a town hall meeting with Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said the teenager accused in the chase had just been released from jail.
Hector Guadalupe... more »
August 14, 2013 9:07 PM
NORTH OF WESLACO - Two people died after an all-terrain vehicle crashed near a levee north of Weslaco.
A 20-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy were on the ATV when it slammed into a pipe near Mile 12 ½ Road and FM 1015.
Sheriff Lupe Trevino said a... more »
August 14, 2013 5:32 PM
ALAMO - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies arrested several flea market vendors accused of selling prescription drugs without a license.
Investigators raided several vendor stands at 1 p.m. Wednesday at four flea markets as part of Project RX. Planning for the operation began months ago, officials said.
Undercover agents... more »
August 6, 2013 10:47 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino on Tuesday spoke about the Panama Unit corruption scandal.
Trevino spoke with CHANNEL 5 NEWS after the conviction of one of his former deputies, and the previous guilty pleas entered by other of his former subordinates and his own son.
Trevino... more »
August 6, 2013 7:41 PM
McALLEN - Federal court records reveal how former lawmen escorted drug loads throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Federal agents organized operations to gather evidence against nine then-lawmen.
Federal officials said the men accepted thousands of dollars in bribes to escort and protect cocaine shipments.
Federal investigators said... more »
August 6, 2013 7:36 PM
McALLEN - A retired Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy on Tuesday was convicted on corruption charges. He was the only one from a group of former lawmen to go to trial in a corruption ploy involving a former drug interdiction task force.
A jury found Jorge Garza guilty of conspiracy... more »
August 5, 2013 7:57 PM
McALLEN - Testimony on Monday shed light into how federal authorities took down a corrupt Hidalgo County drug interdiction unit.
Former Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputy Miguel Flores told jurors he contacted FBI agents after another deputy approached him about joining a scheme to steal drug loads from smugglers.
... more »
August 5, 2013 4:29 PM
McALLEN - A former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy on Monday testified about his role in a corruption scheme involving the now-defunct Panama Unit drug interdiction task force.
The former deputy, Miguel Flores, took the stand shortly after his former boss, Sheriff Lupe Trevino, finished his testimony. The testimony is... more »
August 2, 2013 10:07 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY- Sheriff Lupe Trevino was the latest to be summoned to testify in the drug trafficking trial of his former deputy, Jorge Garza.
Defense attorneys questioned the top cop for nearly four hours on Friday. His testimony provided a look at Joe Padilla. He's a current commander working... more »
August 2, 2013 12:53 PM
MCALLEN - The Hidalgo County sheriff is testifying in the drug trafficking trial of one of his former deputies.
Jorge Garza is accused of being part of a criminal enterprise comprised of lawmen and drug traffickers. Garza's attorneys subpoenaed Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino overnight. His testimony began around... more »
July 23, 2013 10:23 PM
EDINBURG - A man wanted by two Rio Grande Valley law enforcement agencies has been killed in Mexico.
Carlos Roberto Medina Cantu was found shot to death in Reynosa. He was an alleged member of the Partido Revolucionario Mexicano gang in that city.
Medina made several death threats... more »
July 17, 2013 8:23 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department investigators are asking residents to be on the lookout for two men wanted in the murder of a man south of Weslaco.
Sheriff Lupe Trevino said people should not try to confront the individuals. He said they may be armed and are dangerous.... more »
July 16, 2013 7:51 PM
DONNA - Residents of a neighborhood south of Donna said authorities must do something to stop a wave of burglaries in the area.
The break-ins happen daily on Bobby Road and surrounding streets, area residents said.
"The problem we have is that these kids are breaking into houses... more »
July 15, 2013 10:40 PM
WESLACO - Investigators continue searching for five suspects in the murder of a man south of Weslaco.
Jose Manuel Veraza was killed after six men stormed a property near his home to steal marijuana. Officials said Veraza was not the intended target.
The murder happened Thursday along Mile... more »
July 12, 2013 5:20 PM
WESLACO - One man is in custody in connection with a murder south of Weslaco. Five others are on the run.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the victim, 62-year-old Jose Manuel Veraza, got caught up in the middle of a drug theft.
According to the sheriff, six... more »
July 9, 2013 12:43 PM
MISSION - Authorities on Monday arrested man wanted in the murder of a Mission teenager two years ago.
The suspect intentionally ran over Jonathan Ramos, 16, in west Mission in 2011, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said.
Investigators said the man was hiding in Mexico. Authorities arrested him... more »
July 9, 2013 11:24 AM
WESLACO - A little-known loophole in the bail bond system is affecting law enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley, authorities and experts said.
When bail is set in a criminal case, a defendant can hire a bondsman to post the amount and be released from jail. A bondsman typically... more »
July 2, 2013 10:04 PM
McALLEN - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday raided three eight-liner businesses in McAllen.
Deputies cited dozens of people for illegal gambling. They also confiscated more than 100 machines.
Sheriff investigators said a recent crackdown on eight-liners in Cameron County is forcing people who run those businesses into... more »
June 26, 2013 8:53 PM
EDINBURG - A surge in illegal immigration in the Rio Grande Valley is having an impact on the daily operations of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department, officials said.
Sheriff Lupe Trevino said his deputies are being pulled away from their duties to deal with stash houses and illegal immigrants.... more »
June 20, 2013 4:15 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities on Wednesday confiscated a massive marijuana load after a traffic stop in northern Hidalgo County.
Sheriff's deputies discovered 418 bundles of marijuana hidden inside four, 500-gallon containers in a Penske cargo truck. Investigators said a tip led them to the truck.
Hidalgo County Sheriff... more »
June 19, 2013 7:48 PM
WESLACO - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said he is not surprised with the surge in illegal immigration in the region.
The sheriff said the Department of Homeland Security warned local authorities two years ago that there would be spike in illegal immigration and drug smuggling in the region.... more »
June 4, 2013 8:13 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the law will not allow the system to fully prosecute a man charged in his own son's death.
The man, Enrique Medina, 21, on Tuesday was charged with manslaughter in the death of his 2-month-old son.
Court records show Medina,... more »
May 29, 2013 8:09 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino on Wednesday reacted to the guilty pleas entered by his son, three of his former deputies and a former Mission police officer. The men pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges.
The men admitted in federal court that they took drug loads from... more »
May 28, 2013 6:14 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Two men were charged Tuesday in the shooting death of a woman at a Palmview bar.
A judge charged Anthony Stewart with murder in the death of his girlfriend Sandra Andrade. Stewart told the judge the shooting was accidental.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said... more »
May 24, 2013 7:07 PM
NORTH OF PALMVIEW - Hidalgo County investigators are searching for a gunman in a murder at a bar early Friday.
Investigators said a man opened the door to La Cocina Bar north of Palmview and opened fire. A 23-year-old woman was killed. The shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m.... more »
May 17, 2013 7:39 PM
EDINBURG - The family of embattled former Hidalgo County District Clerk Omar Guerrero said the sheriff's department and a judge violated their constitutional rights.
Guerrero's father and sister were charged with helping him escape to avoid prosecution for a sexual assault. Authorities believe Guerrero is hiding in Monterrey, Mexico.... more »
May 17, 2013 7:31 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have finally released the numbers of illegal immigrants released from custody.
ICE officials said the releases are happening because they can't afford to keep them all in detention. They blame federal budget cutbacks for the releases.
ICE had refused to... more »
May 14, 2013 8:17 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said threats from a fugitive's family will not keep him from tracking down the suspect.
The threats come as new information surfaced about the whereabouts of former Hidalgo County District Clerk Omar Guerrero.
Sheriff's investigators said Guerrero went from Edinburg to... more »
May 6, 2013 8:36 PM
EDINBURG - Law enforcement officials reported an increase in the number stash houses busted in Hidalgo County.
The phenomenon is creating a major problem for local and federal authorities, officials said.
"We are starting to see a lot more of these houses come up," San Juan Police Sgt.... more »
May 4, 2013 9:52 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Officials have set the bond for former Hidalgo County District Clerk Omar Guerrero high to keep him behind bars.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputies executed several warrants at Guerrero's home Friday.
During the search investigators found a rifle with an altered serial number and cocaine.
Justice... more »
April 26, 2013 7:46 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - An increase in the confiscation of drug loads may be driving cartels to resort to scare tactics, officials said.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the Rio Grande Valley's law enforcement community has received threats about poison-laced drug loads.
Trevino said the cartels may be... more »
April 26, 2013 5:22 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A preliminary autopsy shows local norteno singer Chuy Quintanilla died of gunshot wounds to the head and neck.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said his investigators still don't have leads on who murdered Quintanilla.
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies said a farm worker discovered Quintanilla's body.... more »
April 26, 2013 4:12 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities say drug cartels may be lacing drug packages with poison.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said his deputies have been instructed to handle confiscated bundles with care.
Trevino said cartel operatives made the threat to American law enforcement.
The sheriff said his deputies... more »
April 16, 2013 8:28 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Sheriff's investigators are searching for suspects in a drive-by shooting in Little Mexico.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said a gang dispute caused the drive-by shooting. The incident left one person with a gunshot wound to the arm.
Deputies didn't have to wait for the... more »
March 31, 2013 10:48 PM
MCALLEN - The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit is looking for the people responsible for 900 pounds of marijuana found at a home.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño told CHANNEL 5 NEWS they received a tip that a truck loaded with bundles of marijuana was at a home... more »
March 26, 2013 7:41 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said his department has few chances of prosecuting those accused of stealing copper.
Trevino said the thieves must be caught red-handed. He said the crime is difficult to prosecute because thieves melt down the pipes or wire they steal. Once it's melted,... more »
March 22, 2013 4:13 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A Weslaco woman on Friday was charged with causing injury to a child after she burned her son's hand.
Investigators said the 26-year-old woman held her 2-year-old's hand over an open flame until it was "cooked."
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said it is the... more »
March 21, 2013 9:32 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A Rio Grande Valley resident is behind bars on a $1 million bond after he was charged with aggravated robbery.
Cesar Lopez, 20, was arrested after two armed home invasions last weekend.
Authorities said the first home invasion was random. The second attack was targeted,... more »
March 4, 2013 7:41 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - The number of teens recruited by criminal organizations has become a major concern for some Rio Grande Valley law enforcement agencies. Others say the statistics are being blown out of proportion.
An early Monday manhunt is one of many cases where teens are accused of leading... more »
March 1, 2013 7:26 PM
EDINBURG - The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department will boost security at the county courthouse.
Sheriff Lupe Trevino said he will add eight more deputies to the judiciary protection detail. A tactical response team also will be posted at the courthouse.
Recent acts of violence in other parts of... more »
February 20, 2013 8:17 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County's top lawman says home invasions are becoming a major problem in the region.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said his deputies have responded to nine home invasions in two months. He expects that number to keep climbing.
"Home invasions have been a real problem... more »
January 29, 2013 8:17 PM
EDINBURG - Home invasions are becoming an alarming trend in Hidalgo County, officials said.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department officials said home invasions increased 126 percent from 2011 to 2012. Three were reported in just one week, they said.
"I'm alarmed, and I don't mind telling you. I'm concerned... more »
January 28, 2013 7:53 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Several suspects are on the run after murdering a man in front of his wife and children.
Hidalgo County sheriff's investigators said three to four men forced their way into a house on the 3300 block of Stites Road, south of Donna, and murdered the homeowner.... more »
January 28, 2013 4:12 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Sheriff's investigators are searching for several suspects a deadly home invasion near Donna.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies said three to four men forced their way into a house and murdered a man inside. The incident happened shortly before midnight Sunday on the 3300 block of Stites... more »
January 21, 2013 10:24 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers conducted a grid search near San Carlos after some workers stumbled into a crime in progress, officials said.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the workers were clearing some brush when the happened upon a group of... more »
January 18, 2013 6:47 PM
MERCEDES - A team of Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department investigators are on the trail of a group of men wanted in two shootings and home invasions.
Deputies said the men are armed and dangerous.
Investigators said the men invaded a home at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Mile... more »
January 17, 2013 7:53 PM
EDINBURG - Officials say a man accused of threatening Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino may be mentally unstable and not connected to any criminal organization.
Trevino said he ordered a psychological evaluation for Gustavo Cruz Alaniz. Cruz went before a judge on Thursday to face charges for the terroristic... more »
January 17, 2013 4:17 PM
EDINBURG - A judge on Thursday charged Gustavo Lozano Cruz with making terroristic threats at Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.
Court records allege Lozano called the sheriff's office to threaten the county's top lawman, his family and a member of his staff.
Lozano turned himself in to federal... more »
January 16, 2013 7:46 PM
EDINBURG - Criminal charges will have to wait for a man accused of threatening to kill Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino, officials said.
Gustavo Lozano, 42, was arrested Wednesday after he showed up at the Hidalgo-Reynosa port of entry. The man had stab wounds to his neck, officials said.... more »
January 9, 2013 4:25 PM
McALLEN - A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted four former members of Hidalgo County's now-disbanded Panama Unit.
The grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Jonathan Trevino, Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza, Fabian Rodriguez and Gerardo Mendoza-Duran.
The indictment includes one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent... more »
January 7, 2013 10:15 PM
MISSION - The disbanding of the embattled Panama Drug Unit will not hinder the Mission Police Department's ability to combat street-level drug sales, the city's police chief said.
Mission Police Chief Martin Garza said the unit was formed in partnership with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department to fight narcotic... more »
January 3, 2013 7:43 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County sheriff's investigators are trying to determine why a group of kidnappers targeted a man with few means and no known connections to crime.
Investigators said Jorge Cedillo was taken from his home on Tumi Street north of Alamo. They said his family witnessed the abduction.... more »
January 2, 2013 10:31 PM
EDINBURG - Gang violence in the area known as Little Mexico south of Alamo has decreased in recent months, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. The statement comes in the wake of a murder in that neighborhood.
Trevino said his department is working to make the neighborhood safer. He... more »
December 21, 2012 7:30 PM
McALLEN - A recently released report on deaths and rescues of illegal immigrants has sparked a call for action from the Guatemalan consulate in McAllen.
"Authorities, the community and the coyotes need to understand they are human beings. They are not a package. They are not animals ... they... more »
December 14, 2012 10:31 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County sheriff's deputies participated in the investigation that netted four allegedly corrupt Rio Grande Valley lawmen.
Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said the allegations of wrongdoing are a black eye for the local law enforcement community.
"We need to get rid of people who have... more »
December 13, 2012 7:43 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino spoke about his son's arrest on drug conspiracy charges.
The sheriff's son, Jonathan Trevino, and Alexis Espinoza, Fabian Rodriguez and Gerardo Duran were taken into federal custody for their alleged role in a scheme to protect drug loads in exchange for money.... more »
December 3, 2012 7:19 PM
EDINBURG - A wanted man has renewed death threats against Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.
The suspect, Roberto Medina Cantu, made the threats by telephone from Mexico where he is hiding, Trevino said.
"This guy is set on doing something," Trevino said. "But ... he has to cross... more »
December 3, 2012 4:21 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said a wanted criminal has made new threats against him and one of his investigators.
Carlos Roberto Medina in October allegedly threatened the county's top lawman and an investigator.
Trevino said the threats were made by telephone.
November 6, 2012 10:58 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe "Lupe" Trevino has defeated opponent Robert Caples.
The county's top cop said he can now move on and continue working. He called the general election campaign more of a nuisance than an obstacle.
He said the office of the sheriff belongs to... more »
October 30, 2012 7:02 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Sheriff's investigators have determined a La Villa police officer was not justified in shooting a suspect after a chase in late September.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department spent weeks investigating the incident. The findings have been sent to the district attorney's office for possible prosecution.
... more »
October 29, 2012 5:27 PM
SULLIVAN CITY - Hidalgo County Sheriff's investigators have identified two men in connection with the shooting of a moving vehicle over the weekend.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said his deputies are trying to locate the men. The shooting happened on El Pinto Road near Sullivan City.
Trevino... more »
October 24, 2012 7:20 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County investigators released the 911 calls made just moments after a home invasion Sunday north of Edinburg.
Sheriff Lupe Trevino said a group of masked gunmen may have targeted the wrong house.
The men stormed the house and demanded drugs, investigators said.
The victim... more »
October 15, 2012 6:43 PM
SULLIVAN CITY - Hidalgo County investigators on Monday said there is no evidence to charge the former Sullivan City police chief with official oppression and misappropriation of funds.
Sullivan City leaders fired Jose Anaya from the top cop position in April. He held the post less than a year.... more »
October 12, 2012 4:35 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Two bodies were found Friday near the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County, officials said.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the bodies are those of a man and a woman.
The woman's body was found half a mile downriver from the Los Ebanos ferry crossing.... more »
October 11, 2012 10:16 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said a known gang member is targeting his department.
Trevino said the man has threatened his life and the lives of his deputies.
An Hidalgo County dispatcher recorded the threats.
"I would like to talk to Lupe Trevino," the man... more »