Tag: Hidalgo County

Aggravated Robbery While ‘Buying Diapers’

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Hidalgo County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a man suspected of an aggravated robbery. He’s identified as Edgar Gonzalez Vasquez; accused of pulling out a gun on a man and taking an undisclosed amount of cash from him. The victim reported Vasquez came to his home on the 1500 block of Colima Drive in the city of Donna– asked if he wanted to buy diapers and stole money from him. The victim did not suffer any injuries. The 33 year old suspect is charged with aggravated robbery and a judge handed down a 500,000 dollar bond....

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Former Customs and Border Protection Officer’s Attempted Murder Trial Begins

Edinburg (KFXV) — In an Hidalgo County courtroom, a former Customs and Border Protection Officer made his first appearance in an attempted murder trial. The former Customs and Border Protection Officer faced a ‘criminal attempted murder’ charge, three years ago– however this week, his case is being reviewed at a state district court. According to investigators, 44-year-old, Randal Wayne Stutterfield is believed to have shot Gus Guerra on the morning of February 7th, 2014. Reports from that time, suggest the victim was a family member to Stutterfield’s girlfriend– and the shooting happened as a result of a domestic dispute....

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Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Cocaine in Shoe

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — One man is arrested after failing to signal while changing lanes, and attempting to escape from law enforcement. 26-year-old Jose Alfredo Paz Jr was driving on the 600 block of Lindale Lane when officers recognized him from a previous investigation. He and the passenger to step out of the car after they were stopped. Authorities found a black locked box under the floorboard containing four sandwich bags full of marijuana and 22 small zip-lock type baggies were found with cocaine hidden in his right shoe. Paz was arrested and charged with multiple counts as failure to...

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ALERT: Authorities Warn of Used Car Scam

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Authorities are alerting the community of possible used car frauds during tax season. A scam – experts say – mostly occurs when buying from a private vendor which could leave you as the owner of a stolen car. It’s recommended you do not to give payment for the vehicle before checking – the car title that includes the vendor’s name, and reviewing the car history. For information on certified dealerships, you may visit the better business bureau website at www.bbb.org Recommended: Police Search for Assault Suspect in Hidalgo County Edinburg Man Faces Charges of Attempted...

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Human Smuggler Goes Before Judge

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — The driver of a moving truck with 19 undocumented people and fled from police. Wednesday he went before a court. He’s identified as Roel Eduardo Coronel who received three charges for human trafficking, evading arrest in a vehicle and on foot. The judged gave the 25-year-old a $205,000 bond. Police say they attempted to stop Coronel after he left a home in Mission in that U-Haul truck. He ended up on Jordan Street in McAllen. He then fled on foot and hide in his mother’s apartment where he was found and arrested – along with...

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EXCLUSIVE: Legal Battle Between Hidalgo Co. Political Rivals

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday involving two former political rivals alleges money laundering. The lawsuit was filed by former Hidalgo County Precinct One Commissioner AC Cuellar, against current commissioner, Daniel Fuentes. According to court documents, Weslaco1 attorney, Ezequiel Reyna, Jr. made significant contributions to Fuentes’ campaign– and conspired to launder cash through Fuentes’ personal checking accoun. We also reached out to attorney Ezequiel Reyna — who told fox news – he hasn’t seen the lawsuit but says he is sure the petition has no facts to support the allegations being made. Adding, it is inappropriate to...

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H-E-B Shooter Enters ‘Not Guilty’ Plea

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — In Hidalgo County, Raul Lopez is facing murder charges . Lopez faces one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of attempted capital murder of multiple persons. This stems from a fatal shooting at an H-E-B in Palmview that left 48-year-old, Mario Alberto Pulido dead, and three more injured. Surveillance video shows Lopez exited the grocery store, took a nine millimeter weapon from his vehicle, and shot approximately 15 rounds at the victims through a glass window, into the grocery store. Lopez claims he had a “paranoia episode.” Lopez will return...

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D.A. Urges Reporting Domestic Violence in Light of Closure of S.A.F.E. Program

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — In light of recent closures of the S.A.F.E program, Mujeres Unidas and the Hidalgo County D.A. urge victims of sexual assault to seek help. The cut to this program means one less resource for the Rio grande Valley community – one organization wants you to know they’re here to help.. The recent closure of the sexual assault forensic examiner or SAFE Program at Mission Regional Hospital will have upper valley residents rely on McAllen Medical Center as their source for similar services – the other option is Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Perla Reyes,...

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Man Shot During Cook-Out in North Edinburg

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at 7900 Hallam Avenue in a rural area of north Edinburg. According to the sheriff’s office, the incident happened around one this morning, when a man entered the property as a group of neighbors were bar-b-cuing and shot a person. Police say the 19-year-old suspect, asked for money, and the keys for a car when he shot a 41-year-old man and ran off. Police arrived and the victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The suspect is described as a Spanish-speaking, slim built male,...

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Police Searchin for Periko’s Drive-Thru Thief

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Authorities have released video of a robbery at Periko’s Drive-Thru in Mission, hoping the public can help identify the individual. It happened on Thursday of last week, north of 8 and 1/2 Road around 8:30 in the evening. The suspect reportedly demanded cash from the register, and is described as wearing a grey hooded sweater, blue jeans, and carrying a weapon. The suspect fled on foot, and luckily, no injuries were reported. The owner of the drive-thru saw two suspicious men in a tan GMC Terrain with a partial license plate of 1190, prior to...

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