Tag: Hidalgo County

Constables Pursue Vehicle in North Edinburg

EDINBURG (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 4’s office engaged in a pursuit this evening in North Edinburg. According to the constable’s office, the pursuit occurred 15 miles west of FM 1017. The vehicle carried several undocumented people inside. Authorities have not released the number of individuals, or whether any arrests were made, but did stop the vehicle. We will bring you more updates as they are made available. Recommended: No...

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Judges Urge County for New Court

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — In Hidalgo County Commissioner’s Court, several county court judges are asking for an additional courtroom, in an effort to expedite cases. They cite the number of cases they see , exceeds the capacity of the courtrooms. The county commissioners’ court vote was unanimous. The date for the additional court has not been announced. We will keep you updated as more information is released. Recommended: No...

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12 Year Murder Case Re-Opens

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — In Hidalgo County, a 12 year murder case re-opens with the defense asking for more time. Attorneys for Claudio Alberto Morales, the main suspect in the case — requesting to review more evidence and to contact other witnesses that may be key during trial. Reports show Morales’ blood found at the scene of the homicide. DNA testing showed a match to his blood from another crime involving a bank theft. The suspect charged with capital murder and given a million dollar bond. Morales’ next hearing is scheduled for March 20th. Recommended: Authorities Continue Search for...

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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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Alton Home Gutted By Fire

ALTON (KFXV) — A mother and her two children in alton are left with nothing after their home catches fire. Take a look – the house practically gutted by the blaze. It’s located on the 1700 block of Chicago Street. You can see how the fire went through the house destroying everything in its path. Luckily the mother and her two kids were not there. Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke billowing out from the home. What caused the blaze remains under investigation by Hidalgo County authorities. Recommended: Mission Family Lose Everything in Blaze Authorities Searching for Arsonist Flames...

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Edinburg Set to Participate in State-wide Warrant Round Up

Hidalgo County KFXV) — Pay up or go to jail — that’s the message from Hidalgo County authorities, ahead of a statewide warrant round-up. Tomorrow they will be giving out information on an amnesty period that offers an opportunity to settle with the court without fear of being arrested. During this period, the District Attorney’s office and justices of the peace will consider leniency on a case by case basis. The warrant roundup begins Saturday, February 25 and runs through Sunday, March 5. Recommended: No...

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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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