Tag: Hidalgo County Sheriff?s Department

Man Escapes His Alleged Kidnappers

EDINBURG – According to the Hidalgo County sheriff’s department 44 -year- old Juan Pedro Borjas who was kidnapped by two men north of the city of Weslaco last Tuesday evening. He managed to escape. Authorities say Borjas called his wife and told him that the kidnappers were demanding ransom money. Authorities are not releasing any other information regarding this case at this...

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Body Uncovered From The Rio Grande River

Now we begin our news tonight in Hidalgo where a body was uncovered from the Rio Grande river. According to border patrol spokesperson Daniel Tirado. It was around 5 p.m. that the body was found floating near a water storage plant. The Hidalgo county sheriff’s department was then notified and they have since taken over the case. The identity of the body has not yet been released Fox 2 news will keep you updated once more details have become...

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37 Undocumented Immigrants Found In McAllen Stash House

Authorities have confirmed the detention of 37, believed-to-be undocumented immigrants and a human smuggler by Border Patrol Agents with the assistance of McAllen police and investigators of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s department. The bust took place around 4:00  p.m. at a residence believed to be used as a stash house at the 900th block of Tamarack Avenue. Those detained were found in stable condition and their nationalities ranged from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. All those people have been transferred to a nearby Border Patrol Facility for processing and future deportation. That’s all the information we have for...

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Human Remains Found in Mission Field

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed bones found this weekend are in fact human. The human remains were found in a field along Bentsen Palm Drive and Military Road Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Guadalupe Trevino says they are working on identifying the body, as well as a cause of death, and are still early in the...

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Hidalgo Co. Rollover Involving 14 People, 8 Hospitalized

It was a horrifying scene in Hidalgo County Thursday evening. A vehicle carrying over a dozen individuals rolled over. FOX 2 cameras were rolling at around 5:30 p.m. along Montecristo Road and Monmack in the Edinburg area. At the scene were 14 victims being treated. According to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department, eight were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries and released into Border Patrol custody, as well as the remaining six individuals. It’s unclear what caused the rollover. Scenes of this nature are usually tied to human smuggling, but Border Patrol hasn’t officially commented on that...

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