Crime – English

Car Chase Leads to Drug Seizure

A total of 16 packages of marijuana with a combined weight of 182 pounds were seized on Monday.   The police report states that patrol units near Eli Street noticed a Nissan Frontier that had been reported as suspicious.  When the officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop the driver accelerated towards the area of Garceno where the driver finally […]

Roma ISD Aid Arrested 

A Roma ISD teacher’s aid identified as Elvia Saldivar was arrested last week on a charge of injury to a child/disabled.  . The woman works in the Special Education Department at Roma High School.  When asked for comment Roma ISD provided the following blanket statement; For reasons related to student and employee privacy, Roma ISD cannot comment on specific investigations […]

More than 500 Pounds Seized, Mules Escape

Several subjects or drug mules managed to escape after being caught smuggling marijuana. On Thursday, October 10, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Border Patrol agents working the area of La Casita encountered several subjects carrying bundles of marijuana on their backs at the riverbanks by Los Puertos area, La Casita, Texas. The mules fled back to Mexico and were not […]

Man Detained in Car Chase 

The driver of beige Cadillac that led law enforcement on a high-speed chase was arrested Monday evening. Officers first noticed the car on US Hwy 83 near FM 755. When an RGC patrol unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop the driver sped off north on US 83. He continued south on Flores and finally turned into Church Lane. The […]

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.   October 1, 2019 Benitez, Ricardo Humberto (2002) for inhalant paraphernalia use/poss to inhale. Garza, Eleazar (2001) for inhalant paraphernalia use/poss to inhale. Garza Jr., Jorge Luis (1991) for inhalant paraphernalia use/poss […]

Car Chase Ends in Arrest

A man was arrested on Friday October 4th in Rio Grande City following a car chase that ended near Main and Lopez.   Mario Leal who was later identified as the driver, failed to abide by law enforcement instructions when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  Officers had seen the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding up westbound by EZ Pawn.  […]

Arrested for Cattle Theft 

A man identified as Phillip Joseph Drake is accused of a fraudulent purchase of cattle at the Triple G Auction in Starr County. An investigator started to probe on the status of a wire transfer that didn’t make it’s way to the seller of the cattle. The investigator attempted to verify the address and phone number for the company listed […]

Arrested for Cattle Theft 

A man identified as Phillip Joseph Drake is accused of a fraudulent purchase of cattle at the Triple G Auction in Starr County. An investigator started to probe on the status of a wire transfer that didn’t make it’s way to the seller of the cattle. The investigator attempted to verify the address and phone number for the company listed […]

DWI Causes Accident  Released Same Day

Jose Perez( 51) of Rio Grande City was arrested by The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on a DWI charge for the second time.  At 3:04 on September 30th Troopers responded to an accident involving a 2010 Mercedes Benz SUV on Pope St and Highway 83. After a further investigation, it was found that the driver, Jose Perez, was […]

Fraudulent Use of Account Leads to Arrest

A Mission resident identified as Prisila Anzaldua was arrested by Special Agent Aguilar on September 23rd. Anzaldua is accused of using another woman’s information to pay bills. According to the criminal complaint on or about September 9th the woman used identifying information of a business known as Triple G. Livestock, LLC, to pay bills to Ambit and AT&T. The business […]


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