Tag: Hidalgo County Sheriff

Woman Rescued From Canal

A woman is saved after an accident in Donna. Several agencies including the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office came to the rescue. The accident happened at 11 am this morning along frontage road near the Salinas Blvd exit. According to authorities, the woman lost control of her vehicle causing the accident –that’s when the vehicle veered off the road and was submerged in an irrigation canal.  The woman was taken to a local hospital. Luckily, there were no serious injuries reported.  The car was pulled out from the canal and declared a total...

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Former Police Chief Facing Federal Drug Charges

Progreso (KFXV) — In Progreso, a former sergeant is facing federal charges in connection to drugs.   Geovani Hernandez is in custody tonight on several charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  The Progreso Probationary Police Sergeant, was placed in custody on Saturday and faced a federal judge this morning on charges of attempt to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and aiding and abetting.  According to formal documents, 43-year-old, Geovani Hernandez was identified as a member of a drug trafficking organization, involved in the...

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Amber Alert: 13-Year-Old Priscilla Martinez

Donna (KFXV) — An Amber Alert has been launched for 13-year old, Priscilla Martinez, missing since last Wednesday from her residence in rural Donna.  Officials naming 41-year old, Rodolfo Nuncio Jr., her uncle,  as a suspect for her disappearance. Her family members ask Priscilla to contact them and return safely home.  If you have information that may lead to locating Martinez and or Nuncio, you may call Hidalgo County’s Sheriff’s office at (956)...

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Update on Bones found in Edcouch Septic Tank

The Hidalgo County sheriff’s Office has released new details on bones found in a septic tank in Edcouch. On July 26 FOX NEWS was in Edcouch just moments after residents reported finding bones in a septic tank behind their home. Today, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra announced 40-year-old, Aristeo Cervantes Junior is responsible for the murder of the yet unidentified woman that occurred over a decade ago. According to the sheriff, Cervantes’s daughter and her boyfriend who were living in the house at the time, reported finding human remains and a women’s boot in the septic tank after having...

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New details revealed in Facebook Live Murder Confession

New details are revealed in regards to the man who confessed on Facebook Live to killing his wife moments after doing so. It’s a domestic violence case that ended the life of Olga Espinoza and her mom, Irene Espinoza who were shot in the head by the victim’s husband Alvaro Medrano Garcia in front of their children. Neighbors tell us it was the children who first seeked help. It all started last at 6:48 pm when authorities responded to a call from a man in Edinburg confessing he killed his wife. At the same time, he was streaming what...

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