Tag: Los Ebanos

Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Members

Three alleged MS-13 gang members are arrested by Border Patrol agents. Weslaco agents arrested a Salvadoran citizen who tried to enter the country illegally. They reported that the suspect confessed to being a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang.  The second arrest was recorded during an apparent smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias checkpoint, where they discovered that the person is a member of the Mexican mafia.  Another alleged member of the MS-13 gang was also arrested near Los...

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LATEST: Victim in Alton homicide identified as 38 year old Gerardo Alberto Gomez Martinez of Mission

Authorities are still investigating a homicide on Monday night at the intersection of Los Ebanos Road and Mile 7 in rural Alton. The victim has been identified as 38 year-old, Gerardo Alberto Gomez Martinez of Mission. According to authorities, they responded to shots fired in the area, the body of Martinez was found with a bullet wound. Sheriff Eddie Guerra tells Fox News they received a call Monday night at around 10 pm. Neighbors of the area say that they did not recognize the vehicle of the victim.  At the moment, there is no suspect in custody, it is...

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Border Residents Receive Federal Notice of Land Purchase

U.S./ MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Residents along the border are starting to receive notices from the federal government about purchasing their land to build the proposed border wall. One family near Los Ebanos told Fox News that they received a letter from the department of Homeland Security a week before the president took office about the purchase of their land at $2,900 dollars an acre. The Salinas family said that if they refused to sell their 16 acres near the Rio Grande River, their land could be confiscated. Other families in the area received similar...

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Man Charged with Evading Arrest

Alton (KFXV) — A man is charged for evading arrest both with a motor vehicle and on foot as he took off from the scene of the crash before he was caught by the officer. The driver of a pickup was stopped for a traffic violation at Mile 4 close to Los Ebanos Road but took off after as he was signaled to stop by Alton PD. His speed reached 100 miles per hour before he approached the intersection of Mile 3 and Los Ebanos where he drove into a small ditch causing his truck to rollover. No injuries...

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