Tag: Brownsville

Authorities use Valle Vista mall for Mock Emergency

HARLINGEN – A lot of commotion, and an outpouring of law enforcement stirred up some panicked faces at a Cameron County mall. Police officers from Harlingen, San Benito, Brownsville and Cameron county sheriffs deputies joined forces at Valle Vista Mall Sunday morning for a training exercise. Responding to weapons and explosives and even saving fellow comrades. “We need to prepare them for the high occupational stress something like this poses,” says David Osborne, Harlingen police dept. “It’s great that we are all working together,” adds Sgt. Felix Sauceda, Brownsville police dept. They add that these exercises aren’t meant to create...

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Son-In-Law Arrested In Laguna Height’s Murder

After a day-long search, authorities have found the man wanted in the beating death of his father-in-law, a son-in-law now facing murder charges. After a warrant for his arrest was issued, U.S. Marshals were able to track Lucio Garcia-Navarro at a local hotel in Brownsville. The suspect is accused of beating his 56-year-old father-in-law to death at his residence on Michigan St. in Laguna Heights. Investigators from Cameron County sheriff’s department say an argument between Jose Antonio Martinez-Perez and his son-in-law could’ve been the root of the homicide that took place early Wednesday morning. Garcia-Navarro has had his brush...

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Symbolic Demolition For Brownsville Stash House

What can be called a symbolic destruction, a residence in Brownsville used as a stash house was demolished this morning. Border patrol applauded the action taken by the property owner after finding out that this criminal activity was taking place in the abandoned home. The effort is part of operation “taking care of business” where agents help identify human smuggling or drug trafficking properties. The community can report suspicious activity anonymous by calling...

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Brownsville Woman Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud

  A Brownsville resident has plead guilty to voter fraud. 55-year-old Sonia Leticia Solis is accused of forging multiple mail-in ballots during the primary runoff election in July of 2012. A federal judge scheduled sentencing for February of next year. Solis faces up to 5 years in prison. As well as a fine up to 10-thousand...

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