Tag: Hidalgo County

EXCLUSIVE: San Juan Mayor Addresses Investigation Rumors

San Juan (KFXV) — In the city of San Juan, a city official is speaking out on accusations made against him. Mario Garza, current city mayor of San Juan speaks to Fox News after allegations of his possible involvement in a theft and bribery case at the Adult Probation Center. Earlier this week, several reports implying that newly sworn-in mayor, Mario Garza could have been one of the adult probation officers in Hidalgo County under investigation for theft and bribery. “I am truly telling the honest truth that I have nothing to do with that type of situation. Obviously,...

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Former Probation Officer’s Lawyers Say He’s ‘Innocent’

Edinburg (KFXV) — Wednesday, the lawyer for the probation officer, Carlos De La Fuente, who surrendered in the investigation involving alleged bribery at the Hidalgo County Probation Department spoke to Fox News about the case. He says that his client is innocent, and that the entire thing is a misunderstanding. “Contrary to the rumors, my client did not get fired, he quit, and we have his letter of resignation to prove it,” lawyer Orlando Jimenez stated. He added that after speaking with Hidalgo County investigators, they confirmed more arrests regarding this investigation were expected in the...

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Elsa Man Wanted for Sexually Assaulting Child

Elsa (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating an Elsa man accused of Sexual Assault of a child. According to investigators, 33-year-old, Osciel Gonzalez’s last known place of residence is in Elsa. He is described as six foot, one inch, approximately 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Hidalgo County records show that Gonzalez has more than a dozen previous arrests, and charges stemming from public intoxication to credit card fraud. You can call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline at the number...

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Man Dies in Custody; Police Investigating

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man at a local city jail. Edinburg police have requested help from the sheriff’s office in investigating the death of man in their custody. Thirty-year-old, Christopher Reyes, was placed in custody Sunday morning, after officers responded to a 911 call from a family member. During his apprehension, Reyes was transported to a local hospital where he died that afternoon. As standard protocol, the agency contacted the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the incident. Once on scene, the department’s investigators secured witness statements, video recording from body cameras...

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Trial Continues for Man accused in Killing during a Drug Deal Gone Bad

Edinburg (KFXV) — The trial continues for a man accused of killing one after a drug deal gone bad. There’s new evidence that could affect the jury’s verdict. Cranial x-rays showing the impact of gunshot wounds to the victim’s brain were admitted into court today. Juan Carlos Lara Hernandez presented himself in an Hidalgo County courtroom where the defense exhibited how the bullets affected Jaime Ramos, allegedly shot by Hernandez himself in January of 2015. According to reports, Ramos’ girlfriend found him wounded when she got home. He was taken to the hospital and died a short while later....

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