Tag: Brownsville Police

31-year old Shot and Killed during Police Confrontation in Brownsville

Brownsville Police have confirmed to Fox New South Texas 31 year old German Ornelas was shot while police were attempting to deliver a felony warrant. Ornelas was hospitalized at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, but was later pronounced dead due to his injuries. Police released a statement regarding the indecent. Police arrived at the location where German Ornelas was located at 55 W. St. Charles St. They say Ornelas was discovered in a back room, armed with a knife. Officers tried to negotiate with Ornelas, but he refused to cooperate and tried to attack officers. That’s when officers...

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Help Brownsville Police find a Missing Person

It’s been three months since a Brownsville family has seen their missing loved one. Last seen in the downtown district. According to the Brownsville Police department, the Avila family last saw Kimberly Avila who is transgender and may also go by Ramiro Avila on may 5th around 2:30 in the morning. After a family member and drop them off on the 1200 block of east Washington street. Families say Avila was last seen wearing a black Wig, black short sleeve dressy blouse, black skirt with high heels. Call the Brownsville crime stoppers hotline (956) 546-8477 with any tips, and...

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Update on Cameron County inmate’s escape and shooting incident

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office and Brownsville Police held a press conference about an inmate’s escape and shooting incident. Authorities tell us they are working on improving the inmate’s transport procedure after the inmate attacked a county guard, escaping and killing a Brownsville resident. Authorities tell us their priority is to ensure the community’s safety which is why they will make sure two guards must be present when transporting an inmate – this after an inmate, identified as 38-year-old, Michael Diaz Garcia, managed to attacked a county guard while being transported for medical treatment. According to police,...

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A chase for a violent inmate ended in a shooting in San Benito

Olmito (KFXV) — A chase for an inmate who escaped from authorities and then killed someone during a carjacking, ended in a shooting in San Benito. Authorities tell us the inmate whose been identified as Miguel Garcia died after a gunshot exchange with law enforcement. According to Brownsville police, it was near one this afternoon when the received a call of an aggravated assault on the 3700 block of Boca Chica Boulevard. A county inmate, identified as Miguel Garcia, was being transported to receive medical attention when he attacked the county guard. The suspect swam across a resaca to...

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Brownsville Police issue warning on a new scam

The Brownsville Police Department would like to advise the public about a recent shipping scam that’s come to light. The company/suspect will contact you via email phone or web offering you a chance to make money from home by inspecting and shipping items that will be mailed to you. You’ll then be sent a credit card that you use to make purchases and ship those items to where the company says. It’s believed that these credit cards are cloned cards and in actuality, you’ll be buying things with a possible stolen card. Don’t fall for this scam. The suspects...

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