Crime – English

Family of Five Killed in Accident

Members of the Brownsville family killed in a three-vehicle accident near Victoria were identified as Nora Gabriela Chavez (42), Oscar Chavez (45), Adrian Rodriguez Leal (47), a six-year-old and a thirteen-year-old. The van carrying ten people was traveling from Brownsville to Galveston where the group was going to board a cruise ship Saturday morning. Around 11am the 2016 Ford van […]

11-Year-Old Dies in Fire

Versaidy Hernandez (11) died in a multiple structure fire reported over the weekend after being trapped inside one of the rooms.   Minutes after 3pm multiple 911 calls were received to report a fire on Alejandra St near Mile 3 and La Homa Rd on Sunday.  Eleven minutes later, when Alton Fire Fighters arrived ,one of the structures was completely […]

Border Patrol Arrests Criminals

Border Patrol agents continue to arrest sex offenders and gang members attempting to evade law enforcement. On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national who admitted to agents is a Mara Salvatrucha gang member. That following afternoon, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after he entered the United […]

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.   July 15, 2019 Benavidez, […]

Teen Driver in One Vehicle Accident

Roma Police Officers with the assistance of Starr County Sheriff’s deputies directed traffic and cleared out a one vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon   A blue grey Chevrolet Silverado appeared to have veered off north Ebony near a dirt road.  Towing professionals had a hard time removing the pickup due to a tree trunk and debris caused by the impact.  […]

Mujer Protagoniza Accidente, Resulta Arrestada

Una mujer de aproximadamente 30 años de edad, identificada como Sanjuanita Villarreal fue arrestada bajo un cargo de conducir mientras estaba intoxicada durante la investigación de un accidente automovilístico.   Oficiales del Departamento de Seguridad Pública de Texas y alguaciles del Sheriff del Condado de Starr respondieron a una llamada de un accidente de dos vehículos el miércoles 10 de […]

Woman Causes Accident 

Arrested for DWI   A woman in her early 30’s identified as Sanjuanita Villarreal was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated during the investigation of a car accident.   Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Starr County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday, July 10th around 10pm.  At the scene were […]

Body of Missing Infant Found, Aunt’s Boyfriend Arrested

27-year-oldSedrickJohnsonwasarrestedin thedeathofan18-month-oldbabyinDallas.   A statewide amber alert was sent last Wednesday when the boy was reported missing.  By the following day, Thursday, July 11th local police found the lifeless body of the Cedric Johnson. Police found the body after Sedrick Deshun Johnson confessed to throwing his body in a dumpster. Johnson claimed that he found the child unresponsive before dumping […]

Man, Narrowly Escapes Being Runover, Ends Up in Handcuffs

A male subject identified as Julio Luis Garcia of Rio Grande City was arrested after narrowly avoiding being runover.   Starr County HIDTA Commander Jesus Díaz explained the unusual situation.  On Thursday, July 11, 2019, Starr County DA investigators observed a male subject walking on Reynaldo Gomez by Hwy 83. The male subject almost got hit by a vehicle. Upon […]

Gun Shots Reported in La Casita

Several law enforcement agencies arrived near a residence located on FM 1430 last Friday afternoon.  Authorities explained that there had been a complaint of several gun shots fired.   According to those present they attempted to locate the responsible party that had fired a weapon but were not able to find him.   Details were scarse and the case remains […]


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