Crime – English

Starr County Arrests

Everyone is considered innocent until proven otherwise.  Note due to the policy of the Starr County Sheriff’s Office date of birth for those arrested is no longer provided.  If there is any question as to the identity of a person arrested please see our social media page for pictures.  Information will be uploaded every Saturday.   May 8, 2019 Aguiliar, […]

La Grulla Resident Killed in Accident

The family of Juan Soto continues to grieve the loss of 15-year-old as a result of a rollover Accident in Lubbock late last week.   On Thursday night the Lubbock Police Department was called to the scene of a fatal accident on the 3100 block of Marsha Sharp Freeway.   In a press release dispersed  by the Lubbock Police Department […]

Gun Owner Arrested in Juvenile Shooting

The father and gun owner of a weapon used in a shooting accident that wounded a teenager has been arrested.  Jesus Hernandez faces a charge for making firearm accessible to a child, a class C misdemeanor. He voluntarily turned himself in to the La Grulla Police Department on Thursday, May 9th.   Police arrived at a residence located on Cuchilla […]

Raids Led to Arrest

  A series of search warrants executed by the Starr County Special Crimes Unit with the assistance of various law enforcement agencies led to the arrests of 24-year-old César Omar Alanis and 68-year-old Jesus Alanis.   On May 10th  investigators arrived at an apartment complex on Mi Ranchita Road in Rio Grande City with information that cocaine was being sold […]

Border Patrol Agentes Save Drowning Children

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass sector saved the lives of two children who were drowing in the Rio Grande River . A group of people on the Mexican side of Piedras Negras Coahuila including two children boarded inflatable boats to try to cross the river. When they were close to US territory the small inflatable boat where […]

Breaking Point: Unprecedented Numbers of Family Units Continue to Surrender to Border Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to process sustained heavy volumes of family units making illegal entry.  Currently, the sector is averaging 1,600 apprehensions daily, with family units accounting for 1,100 of that total which equates to a 250% increase in family units this year.   This morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City […]

HIDTA Drug Bust

On Friday, May 10, 2019, at approximately 12:30 pm , Starr County HIDTA Task Force investigators assisted by Border Patrol, CBP K-9, and Rio Grande City Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 5171 E. Hwy 83, Rio Grande City, Texas. As a result, HIDTA investigators seized 11 baggies of cocaine with a combined weight of 5.8 grams. Investigators […]

Accident with Daycare Van and Federal Employee

An accident involving a Rio Grande City daycare van and a Homeland Security Investigator caused only dizzy spells.   Just before 2pm on Tuesday afternoon an adult day care van was involved in a two vehicle accident with a grey F150 driven by a Homeland Security Investigator.  While a full report was not yet available witnesses claim the van driver […]

Search Warrant Executed

  The tactical team of the Special Crimes Unit assisted the Roma ISD Police Department in the execution of a search warrant at a residence located next to an elementary school in La Rosita Monday afternoon.   Although an attempt to request information from Superintendent Carlos Guzman was ignored unofficial sources stated that there were materials used in the fabrication […]

Teenager Assaults Mother

Daileen Resendez, a teenager was arrested on Wednesday, May 1st for assaulting her mother.   A Starr County Sherif’s deputy responded to a complaint around 7:36am in regards to an assault.  The victim explained that the offender who attends Roma ISD had left on the bus for school.  With the bus number identified the deputy stopped the bus and asked […]

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