Tag: Alton

Alton Police Identify Car Who Left Man in Coma

Police have released new information on an auto-ped that happened earlier this month. A 37-year-old man was run over the morning of December 8th. Officers responded to a hit and run accident. The driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid and has still not been found but authorities are now releasing information on the vehicle. If you have any information you are asked to call Alton PD...

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Mother Desperate For Answers After Ill Son Is Hit By Vehicle

One mother is desperate for answers after her son has yet to wake up from a coma. All she wants is justice for her family.  Francisca Porras has been asking herself why her son was left on the side of the road instead of being helped after being run over by a car. Porras tells us that her son, Javier, suffers from mental illnesses but, says he would walk daily around Alton and could perform small daily tasks but, her family’s life changed last Friday when he was run over. She tells us that the incident happened early Friday...

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LATEST: Victim in Alton homicide identified as 38 year old Gerardo Alberto Gomez Martinez of Mission

Authorities are still investigating a homicide on Monday night at the intersection of Los Ebanos Road and Mile 7 in rural Alton. The victim has been identified as 38 year-old, Gerardo Alberto Gomez Martinez of Mission. According to authorities, they responded to shots fired in the area, the body of Martinez was found with a bullet wound. Sheriff Eddie Guerra tells Fox News they received a call Monday night at around 10 pm. Neighbors of the area say that they did not recognize the vehicle of the victim.  At the moment, there is no suspect in custody, it is...

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Fire contained with the help of multiple fire departments

Authorities have now contained the fire but, it’s still burning. At around eleven in the morning Alton fire department received a call about a working fire in the area of mile 9 and western road in rural mission. Upon arrival, firefighters did find a five to eight acre fire that was consuming tires and brush. Chief deputy Eric Sanchez with the Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s office explains to us how the fire escalated so quickly. Sanchez tells us that heavy machinery was used to remove the unburned tires from the burning ones to try to contain the fire. He...

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Three Arrested After Pursuit on La Homa and Mile Three

Alton — Three undocumented immigrants were arrested after leading authorities on a brief pursuit. According to border patrol, the trio are in their custody at the moment. The incident occurred around 11 this morning in Alton. Three men began a pursuit on La Homa and Mile Three. The identities of the suspects have not been released. We will bring you more information as it made...

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