July 21, 2014 5:38 PM
McALLEN - Investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy in a homicide investigation.
Officers found the victim's body inside a burning pickup truck behind an apartment complex at 3501 North McColl in McAllen.
Residents at the apartment complex said they were shocked to learn about the... more »
July 21, 2014 7:56 AM
McALLEN - The body of a 26-year-old man was found in a burning truck. Police say they are investigating the case as a homicide.
McAllen Police Detective Jose Hernandez said officers were called out to an apartment complex in the 3500 block of N. McColl at approximately 1:30 a.m.... more »
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 »
June 26, 2014 8:34 PM
ROMA - Authorities say an ice cream vendor was using his van to haul drugs.
Border Patrol found 22 bundles of marijuana inside the van in Roma. Border Patrol Spokesman Oscar Saldana said smugglers are using new tactics.
"That's out of the ordinary ... not the usual vehicle... more »
May 22, 2014 10:38 PM
MISSION - A 20-year-old Edinburg man was airlifted to McAllen Medical Center Thursday night following a crash in Mission.
The crash happened in the 1500 block of Interstate 2. A Mission police spokesman said the driver of a white Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling west when he veered right,... more »
April 16, 2014 8:44 PM
LA JOYA - Police are searching for suspects in the theft of equipment and vehicles from a La Joya Independent School District storage yard.
The thieves got away with a welding truck, a work truck, two trailers and lawn equipment. The storage yard is on Mile 3 Road near... more »
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 »
March 18, 2014 7:36 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The Brownsville Police Department recently acquired a pickup truck they believe may have been used by cartel members in Mexico.
The four-door Chevy Silverado was reported stolen from Roma. It was later turned in to what's known as a narco tank, officials said.
"I'm sure there's... more »
February 24, 2014 4:16 PM
EDINBURG - A 24-year-old man was hospitalized after he lost control and crashed the moving truck he was driving.
The accident happened just after midday 10 miles north of FM 1017 on Interstate 69C.
Constables said the weather may have played a role in the crash.
The... more »
February 7, 2014 5:31 PM
EDINBURG - Truck drivers say recent arctic blasts are making roads more dangerous.
Professional drivers say they are not worried about rain or black ice. Their main concern is drivers who have no experience driving on icy roads.
Truck drivers say their rigs have enough weight and rubber... more »
January 13, 2014 1:01 PM
HARLINGEN - A homeowner in Harlingen is cleaning up, after a truck crashed into his house over the weekend.
A blue tarp covers the spot where the truck hit the home. The crash happened around 11 p.m. Saturday. The owner told us his two boys were in the bedroom... more »
January 2, 2014 4:23 PM
McALLEN - Police are asking for help to track down a truck thief. They said the man was caught on surveillance video smuggling the vehicle into Mexico.
Police said the suspect stole the pick-up truck on New Year's Eve. Investigators said he took a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. Investigators said... more »
November 18, 2013 8:52 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County officials launched an investigation after an employee drove away in a roll-off dump truck without permission.
Officials have not released the man's identity. Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios said the man works for the parks department. He said the man took the truck... more »
November 12, 2013 5:18 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Fire crews say a hydrant a few miles from the site of trailer blaze helped them keep the flames under control.
A big rig hauling clothing from Dallas to the Rio Grande Valley caught fire after a tire blowout on the southbound lanes of I-69C north... more »
November 12, 2013 4:24 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Traffic is flowing smoothly again on I-69C north of Linn-San Manuel.
One of the interstate's southbound lanes was closed for nine hours after a trailer caught fire. The fire happened at 5:30 a.m. The 18-wheeler caught fire after a tire blowout.
The fire spread to... more »
November 11, 2013 4:18 PM
MISSION - Police reopened a section of eastbound Interstate 2, between Shary and Conway roads, in Mission after a big-rig fire Monday.
The tractor-trailer caught fire at approximately 11:30 a.m.
The Ben E. Keith tractor-trailer was traveling from Rio Grande City to Hidalgo County when the incident happened.... more »
November 5, 2013 8:24 PM
PHARR - An 18-wheeler loaded with grapefruit overturned Tuesday night on the north turnaround under the I69C overpass at Nolana Loop in Pharr.
The truck's load spilled onto Nolana Loop forcing authorities to close the road. About a dozen Pharr firefighters and police officers were sent to the scene... more »
August 10, 2013 10:45 PM
EDCOUCH - A little girl is being treated for injuries after being hit by a truck in Edcouch. We're told the girl's father accidentally hit her in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
It happened early Saturday afternoon. Neighbors say the father was driving a truck at the time... more »
August 2, 2013 5:50 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police are advising truck owners to use anti-theft devices for tailgates. They say truck tailgates are being stolen while you sleep.
A tip led police to two men with a minivan full of the stolen truck parts. Police say the men confessed to stealing them in less... more »
June 21, 2013 8:27 PM
SANTA ROSA - A shade tree mechanic made good on his promise to repair and return a pickup truck to a woman by Friday.
The elderly woman, Chica Rodriguez, said she took the truck to the mechanic two months ago. The mechanic told CHANNEL 5 NEWS that the job... 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 15, 2013 8:48 AM
SAN BENITO - An 18-year-old man was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and evading arrest. According to police, they initially tried to stop Richard Martinez Friday for speeding, but he refused to stop. The teen eventually bailed out of a truck on Roberta Road and ran.
Police... more »
May 24, 2013 12:52 PM
DONNA - Police are searching for thieves who stole a truck off the Donna Independent School District parking lot.
Cameras near the administration building show a car scouting the parking lot. Seconds later in the video you can see a red Ford F-350 drive out of the lot.
... more »
March 22, 2013 4:16 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A big rig burned Friday on Highway 281 near San Manuel, officials said.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said the truck slammed into a parked SUV on the side of the road.
There was no one in the SUV and the truck... more »
December 7, 2012 1:20 PM
EDINBURG - Crime scene investigators are searching a truck for evidence in a hit-and-run case.
DPS Trooper Johnny Hernandez said troopers suspect the truck was involved in the Tuesday accident in Edinburg. A tip led them to the truck Thursday.
Hernandez said they've already questioned the owner of... more »
December 6, 2012 1:34 PM
MISSON - The Mission dive team called off the search for a truck now resting at the bottom of the river. The dive team said it was just too risky. The strong undercurrent and murky waters made it especially dangerous.
The team went into the river hoping to retrieve... more »
November 29, 2012 7:41 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police investigators used an old state law to confiscated a truck with suspected drug compartments, even when there were no drugs in the vehicle.
An officer pulled over a welding truck and quickly noticed something was not right.
"The bed has been... more »
November 9, 2012 4:22 PM
COMBES - Crews are working to clear the site of a collision between a train and a trailer hauling sugar north of Harlingen.
The collision happened today at a railroad crossing at Business Highway 77 and FM 107.
No one was injured in the collision, police said.
... more »
October 22, 2012 4:13 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators are searching for eight men in connection with a home invasion in northeast of Edinburg.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies said the men broke into the home Sunday and demanded drugs. The suspects took the victim's 2010 Ford F-150 truck from the home near Sunflower and... more »
October 21, 2012 9:11 PM
NORTHEAST EDINBURG- Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputies are trying to find several armed gunmen. Sheriff Trevino says the suspects stormed into a home near Sunflower and Monte Cristo northeast of Edinburg Sunday morning demanding drugs.
Authorities say the gunmen were driving a brown Ford F-250. Neighbors we talk to tell us... more »
October 1, 2012 9:38 PM
HARLINGEN - Cameron County fire investigators are trying to determine why a truck was torched near a farm field in Harlingen.
The vehicle, with a Mexican license plate, was found burning Saturday night near Palm Street. Investigators have not found the owner of the truck.
"There is no... more »
September 28, 2012 4:34 PM
DONNA - A truck pulling a recreational trailer crashed into a canal embankment Friday in north Donna.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating the accident scene near Goliee and Earling roads.
Police have one person in custody and are searching for a second suspect who fled... more »
September 17, 2012 2:48 PM
PHARR - A teenager accused of trying to drive a stolen pickup truck into Mexico is in juvenile detention.
The 16-year-old on Monday was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Police said officers spotted the truck at... more »
September 13, 2012 12:56 PM
HARLINGEN - Police in Harlingen are offering $1,000 to the person who can help track down a thief.
The crime happened at El Vaquero on West Tyler Street in August. Surveillance photos show a man loading a thousand dollars' worth of equipment into a bluish- purple truck.
If... more »
September 7, 2012 5:22 PM
PALMVIEW - A 22-year-old driver rammed his pickup truck into a house today in Palmview, officials said.
The accident happened on San Francisco Street at approximately 3:30 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Spokesman Johnny Hernandez said.
Hernandez said no one was in the house at the time... more »
August 8, 2012 4:19 PM
HARLINGEN - A man is recovering after crashing into a palm tree today on U.S. Business 77 in Harlingen.
Police said the accident happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. when the driver lost control. Officials said the pickup truck jumped the median and clipped the tree before landing on its... more »
August 8, 2012 1:15 PM
MCALLEN - Three people are in serious condition at two hospitals after an overnight accident in McAllen.
Lt. Joel Morales with the McAllen Police Department said a black F-150 was involved in a single-vehicle accident at around 2:30 a.m. The truck slammed into a wall at a sewer lift... more »
July 23, 2012 1:00 PM
GOLIAD (AP) - A 14th person has died following the crash of a pickup truck overloaded with illegal immigrants in South Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Greg Palmore says nine people remain hospitalized following the most recent death. Palmore says the 11 men and three females who died... more »
June 27, 2012 12:25 AM
MCALLEN - Police have detained four more people in connection with a deadly hit-and-run over the weekend. The four men were taken into custody at the Royal Inn on South 10th Street around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Police also processed a black Dodge four-door pickup at the scene.
Investigators... more »
June 21, 2012 12:24 AM
PALMVIEW - A daylight shooting that left a man dead in Palmview remains under investigation. It happened around 1:00pm Wednesday afternoon at a car wash just a short distance from Palmview High School. Investigators say the victim was shot once and died at the scene. The suspect left the area... more »
May 25, 2012 12:42 AM
EDINBURG - Investigators seized a truck north of La Joya Wednesday. Three suspected smugglers were arrested.
The truck looks just like a real Fed Ex truck; the license plate number even matches a truck owned by the company. But the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office says it was all a... more »
May 16, 2012 6:53 PM
WESLACO - Gilbert Briseno paid $1,700 for truck repairs last July. Today, he still didn't have his truck, so he called 5 On Your Side.
Last summer, he took his truck to the Kings of Kolor Repair Shop in Weslaco. The receipt shows the date and the deposit paid.... more »
April 6, 2012 6:22 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators say speed was a contributing factor in the rollover of an 18-wheeler. It happened Saturday morning near the intersection of Highway 281 and FM 490.
DPS Troopers said about 20 palettes of beer had to be moved from the wrecked 18-wheeler to another trailer. Several... more »
March 22, 2012 12:51 PM
WESLACO - A truck crushed an elderly man's leg. A witness says the man was working under the hood of his truck, when the truck started to roll backwards.
We're told the man tried to get into the truck to turn it off, but the tire rolled over his... more »
March 22, 2012 12:35 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - FBI agents are searching a house north of Rio Grande City. The home is behind a country store, located off of FM 755.
Along with the home, agents are also searching a truck. Sources say these searches are in connection with one done last week.... more »
March 13, 2012 12:17 AM
WESLACO - Robert and Helen Rossell have driven their pick-up truck across the country racking up more than 200,000 miles on it. When the truck stopped running in 2010, they took it to Herrera's Garage for repairs, and that's when their problems started.
The Rossells paid more than $3,100... more »
March 13, 2012 12:15 AM
ALAMO - There were tense moments as police exchanged gunfire with an armed suspect Monday afternoon.
Police say it started near Tower Road and the expressway in Alamo, when an officer noticed an armed man. The man pulled his truck into a convenience store at the intersection.
"As... more »
March 6, 2012 5:35 PM
WESLACO - Tuesday's strong winds are being blamed for snapping a flag pole close to its base and sending it crashing onto a truck outside a bank.
The pole fell onto the hood of the truck parked at the Compass Bank on FM 1015 and the frontage road in... more »
March 2, 2012 9:18 AM
EDINBURG - A 21-year-old Edinburg man died, after the pickup he was in hit a pole. It happened on the 1300 block of Mile 17 ½ around 2:30 a.m.
The 21-year-old was one of three passengers in a 2008 blue Chevy Silverado pickup. The driver, who's also from Edinburg,... more »
February 23, 2012 5:32 PM
MERCEDES - DPS troopers continue to investigate a fatal hit-and-run. They found a truck they thought might be connected, but after checking it out, it was not. That truck's owner has a message for the person who fled the night of the hit-and-run.
The night of Feb. 12, Augustine... more »
February 13, 2012 4:32 PM
MERCEDES - State troopers are trying to gather any trace of evidence on a deadly hit-and-run. A pickup matching a suspect description is being processed in a DPS crime lab Monday.
Investigators want to see if the truck is linked to the death of Robert Hernandez, a 59-year-old homeless... more »
February 2, 2012 6:41 PM
WESLACO - Weslaco police and a missing man's family are asking for your help. They're concerned about the man's safety.
Thirty-two-year-old Tomas Nunez went missing on New Year's Day. His family thinks he might have met up with the wrong people. A man in a video is seen driving... more »
January 27, 2012 8:52 AM
PENITAS - An accident in Penitas caused delays in the eastbound lanes of the expressway this morning. Police are investigating an accident at Tom Gill Road that involved a semi and a truck. There was no word yet of any injuries. more »
January 20, 2012 11:58 PM
HARLINGEN - Two auto-pedestrian accidents within miles of each other sent two people to the hospital.
The first accident happened just before 8 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 13th Street and Sunshine Strip. A woman in car hit a man on a bicycle. He was transported to Valley... more »
January 5, 2012 5:42 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Hidalgo County authorities say they've identified the owners of the truck that spilled 8,000 gallons of crude oil onto road near San Manuel Road Monday night.
Precinct 4 Constable Eddie Guerra says the truck is owned by a company called SMH Trucking out of Rio Grande... more »
December 23, 2011 12:33 AM
WESLACO - One man says he's lucky to be alive after a truck slammed into the building he worked in. Justin Mendoza was working in the building on North Texas Blvd. when he noticed a truck coming at the building.
"When I saw it, like, I stood still for... more »
December 15, 2011 7:44 PM
RIO HONDO - A Rio Hondo man wants help dealing with a costly mistake. He says a trash truck ran over his septic tank, and the trash company won't pay to fix it.
Ismael Yanez doesn't understand.
"We had the truck driver come in here to throw our... more »
November 30, 2011 2:21 PM
DONNA - Val Verde Road in Donna is back open after a vehicle fire Wednesday morning.
Deputies blocked the road at Business 83 near the flea market. Fire crews responded to a vehicle fire. Flames devoured the truck and damaged two other parked cars.
So far, firefighters haven't... more »