Tag: Juan Gonzalez

Police Dept. Acquires Additional Crime Fighting Gear

SAN JUAN – Police officers in San Juan received additional gear to fight crime they got 22 new bullet proof vests. The city purchased the 850 dollar vests from point blank body armor in order to replace the one they already have. According to San Juan police chief, Juan Gonzalez, the department spent 16 thousand dollars on all 22 vests but 50 percent of the total cost will be reimbursed by the federal government through a bullet proof vests partnership program. Not only do these vests protect officers from being shot at during a violent altercation, but it also...

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40+ Immigrants Rescued from Stash House after 25 days

Police say the immigrants remained at the location anywhere between 20 to 25 days until somebody escaped and asked for help. San Juan Police Chief, Juan Gonzalez, says once officers were lead back to the house they conducted surveillance in the area for some time and shortly thereafter they saw a man and a woman leaving the property and were able to make an arrest. The two individuals are being kept in custody and are believed to be the caretakers for the group. Authorities tell FOX 2 NEWS, no children were among the 42 immigrants found inside the home. And although the house was kept in good condition, had running water and a full air conditioning system, police say, what these people were going through behind closed doors, was far from comfort. Due to the lack of space in the nearby detention centers this group will be processed at the Weslaco border patrol station. Police say that although the two individuals detained are being uncooperative they hope they can lead to the people responsible in an attempt to put a stop to human...

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Alleged Gang Member Wanted For Robbery Arrested

WESLACO, Texas – An investigation leading to the arrest of several gang members possibly linked to several crimes across the valley. San Juan police chief, Juan Gonzalez confirmed that at least one person in under arrest for burglary of a business. The arrest took place at a home near Westgate and Ramos Road in Weslaco this afternoon. Police tell fox 2 news, the individuals live in Weslaco and committed crimes in the city of San Juan. At least 3 more individuals are expected to be taken into custody as the investigation continues to...

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Juan Gonzalez Appointed as San Juan Interim City Manager

It’s the City Commission who has decided to make these new changes that would eventually impact their local Police Department. During last night’s meeting, the Mayor City Commissioners of San Juan agreed to appoint current Police Chief Juan Gonzalez as the new city manager. This after Juan Jose Rodriguez decided to accept a job as Assistant City Manager for the city of Mission, leaving a vacancy to fill within the city of San Juan. J.J. Rodriguez previously worked as city manager for the city of Edinburg for more than 20 years and completed a four-year-term with the city of San Juan. And although this position is only as Interim City Manager, Chief of Police Juan Gonzalez, tells FOX 2 News that this represents a new challenge for him to lead the city into a new era. With this new job, Gonzalez will have to figure out a way to take care of both positions with precision. Chief Gonzalez is expected to remain in this position until the next may elections come to an end. It will be then that he will take once again complete focus on the San Juan Police...

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Gonzalez Supports New Interim Sheriff

Guerra was one of 12 men, most of them with a law enforcement background, who applied for the position left by Lupe Treviño last week. One of the hopeful applicants was a familiar face in the upper Valley. Chief Juan Gonzalez of the San Juan police department was vying for the largest law enforcement job in the County. Nonetheless, he tells FOX 2 NEWS tonight, he supports Guerra and will continue working with the Hidalgo County sheriff’s office. That’s’ because Chief Gonzalez has yet to decide whether or not he will announce his candidacy for Hidalgo County Sheriff position in the upcoming...

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