Tag: Police Officer

San Juan Police Officer Arrested for Drug Trafficking

SAN JUAN (KFXV) — A San Juan police officer facing charges of drug trafficking. According to a criminal complaint issued by a U.S. District court, Officer Salvador Hernandez is accused of possessing and intended to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. On August 27th of last year, officers responded to reports of a three-vehicle accident. When they got there – Border Patrol and Officer Hernandez found an abandoned vehicle with two duffle bags with 40 packages of narcotics. When Hernandez entered the narcotics into evidence, there were 37 packages. The DEA then investigated and arrested Hernandez. San Juan...

Read More

Police Weigh in on Enforcing Trump’s Orders

RGV (KFXV) — The immigration executive orders recently signed by President Donald Trump could expand the power of federal agents to local officers. President Trump plans to empower local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. Trump’s plan to allow local police ‘to perform the functions of an immigration officer’, could spark distance between officials and immigrant communities. And while some individuals agree on some level. Others think it’s incorrect to give more power to police officers. Despite trying to maintain a good relationship with local residents– and enforcing criminal laws, Palmview Police Captain, Saul Uvalle says they...

Read More

Weslaco Man Spits on Police Officer

Weslaco (KFXV) — A man is arrested for assaulting a police officer. 36 year old, Miguel Viramontes spit on the officer while he was trying to arrest him for for a misdemeanor. This happened on the 1900 block of Business 83. Miramontes is charged with harassing a public servant and resisting arrest. His bond is set at $5,000 for each...

Read More

Seventeen Arrested in McAllen Prostitution Sting including a Police Officer

McAllen(KFXV) – 17 people are arrested, all of whom are charged with prostitution. Fifteen of those arrested are men, ranging in age from 21 to 72. One of those men, Adan Sanchez is a Weslaco police officer. Two women, both residents of McAllen, were also arrested in connection to the initiative. Bonds for all involved were set at $2,000. One of the women received an additional $1,000 bond for possession of...

Read More