Crime – English

Car Chase Ends in Arrests and Detentions

On the night of Monday, August 12, a high-speed car chase broke out through the streets of to culminate near the Rio Grande River inside a border neighborhood.   Few details have been made public and the case is being handled by federal agencies.  What is known is that several undocumented immigrants were detained and the driver was arrested.  The […]

HIDTA Seizure

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 11:30 am, Starr County HIDTA Task Force investigators received information of a vehicle that was loaded with narcotics at a property located on Ozaka Street, Roma, Texas. HIDTA investigators arrived at said location and obtained consent to search. As a result, HIDTA investigators seized a brown 2005 Nissan Pathfinder that had 18 bundles […]

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.   August 6, 2019 Orlando, Anthony (1985) for active warrant. Alvarado, Rigo (1988) for prohibited weapon-knuckles. Cruz, Favian (2000) for possession of a controlled substance PG4<28G. Gutierrez, Jose Manuel (1993) for DWLI […]

Aggravated Robbery in La Casita

The Starr County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the help of the community in identifying suspected robber.   On Saturday August 3, 2013 at approximately 12:00A.M., Deputies proceeded to La Palma Grocery Store located at 273 Old Casita Road in La Casita, Starr County, Texas in reference to an aggravated Robbery in progress. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with two female […]

Body Found in La Grulla

U.S. Border Patrol agents locate the bodies of three deceased individuals abandoned by smugglers. On Thursday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) advised Border Patrol they received a report of a deceased subject near Sullivan City, Texas. Agents, DPS and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) searched the reported area and located the decedent in the brush. HCSO contacted […]

Former RGC Detective Sentenced to 14 Years

Nearly four years after his arrest, former Rio Grande City Police Department detective, Ramon de la Cruz Jr. was sentenced to a 14-year prison term.  De La Cruz Jr. appeared in front of the Honorable John D. Rainey on August 7th.   Ramon de la Cruz was arrested in September of 2016 on a complaint stemming from illegal activity during […]

International Gunfire Strike Border Patrol Boat

 U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling the Rio Grande River were shot from the riverbank on Mexican territory. On Friday morning, officers assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, Texas, reported being gunned down from the banks of the Mexican River. Officers spotted four subjects with automatic weapons who shot them more than 50 times. The […]

Identified and Arrested

A man identified as Micheal Siller was arrested last week on two charges related to theft. On Tuesday, El Tejano distributed the images from a security camera establishment requesting the help of our community to identify the man. The business owner had asked for our help on suspicion that the man had been involved in the theft of a coin […]

Hours of Gun Battles  

Heavy gunfire and car chases between rival cartel groups gave way to panic for residents of Miguel Aleman and the surrounding areas. Hellish shootings in various sectors of the city and neighboring towns sharp detonations for clashes and persecutions between rival   Areas known as Lucha Social, Mezquital del rio, Hercilla, Arguello, and the neighborhoods known as Benito Juarez were […]

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.   July 30, 2019 Garcia, Angel Adbiel (1992) for two active warrants. Garza, Ariel Juan (1999) for assault causing bodily injury and theft of property $100<$250. Flores, Hector Alberto (1994) for evading […]


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