Tag: San Juan

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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Authorities Arrest Two in Connection with a 2010 Murder

MCALLEN (KFXV) — After seven years, two men are behind bars for the 2010 murder of a McAllen man, shot dead inside a convenience store. According to the Pharr Police Department, over the weekend, they, with the assistance of U.S. Marshals arrested 47-year-old, Jaime Torres, and 26-year-old, Gerardo Ochoa, both from San Juan, in connection to the murder 30-year-old, Alberto Garcia. The shooting occurred in February of 2010 around 7p.m. on the 600 block of Evans Road in Pharr. The Texas Rangers also assisted with the case. More arrests are...

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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...

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Troopers Make Cocaine Bust in Palmview

Palmview (KFXV) — According to the Texas DPS, special agents arrested two Mexican men for possession of cocaine in Palmview. Agents say they observed “criminal activity” at a warehouse located on the 100 block of International Boulevard. They found 133 packages of alleged cocaine, weighing 323 pounds — valued at 19 million dollars. 25-year-old Jesus Salvador Gonzalez-Mendoza and 26-year-old, Hernan Halil Mena-Real from Jalisco, Mexico now face federal drug charges and were transported and booked into the San Juan...

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Middle School Teen Takes Gun to School

SAN JUAN (KFXV) — A teenager is in police custody after a weapon was found in his possession. San Juan Police confirmed the 15-year-old is now facing charges for unlawful possession of a firearm as well as a narcotics charge after taking these items into a school. School district officials say it was a classmate who reported having witnessed the eighth-grade student with an unloaded 25 caliber pistol.   After the suspect was removed from the classroom, officials also found him in possession of narcotics. As parents were notified about the incident, this woman, whose 12 and 14-year-old sons...

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