Tag: search warrant

SPI Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn

One man from South Padre Island will spend nearly five years in a federal prison after entering a guilty plea for possession of child pornography. The US attorney’s office in Brownsville is reporting that 70-year-old Howard William Halverson received  60 months in a federal prison and ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution to victims identified in his child porn collection. Court documents state that the judge took into consideration Halverson’s age. The investigation found Halverson began using peer-to-peer software to exchange the images. Federal agents found more than 1,400 images and 5 videos with 545 known victims included, when...

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One in Custody for Murder of Home Health Care Worker

Police in Brownsville arrested one man for the May 14th murder of 69-year-old Gilda Cantellano, a home care worker. Investigators reported 43-year-old Armando Gerardo Tovar is behind bars for his alleged involvement in Cantellano’s murder. Officers executed a search warrant on murder charges after Cantellano’s daughter found her body inside her home on the 400 block of Jose Martin Boulevard. Cantellano’s Employer said she never made it into work. Tovar is currently behind bars at the Cameron County Detention Center without...

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DEA Seizes Property From Multiple Homes

Weslaco (KFXV) — The Drug Enforcement Administration along with other federal and state agencies, raided several homes this morning. The intense police activity began during the early hours. Fox News cameras were rolling when agents from the D.E.A., Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and D.P.S., were investigating a home located on Loma Drive. Agents seized evidence and three vehicles. The other search warrant happened at a home on Westgate and Mile 10. We’re waiting to receive information from the Attorney General’s...

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Man Uses Popular Phone Apps for Child Porn

MERCEDES (KFXV) — The man aside from downloading and saving pornography content used very well known cell phone applications to perform this act. Mercedes resident, gabriel eduardo sanchez used messaging apps like WhatsApp and Kik Messenger as a source to view and receive child pornography. Investigators say some of those pictures consisted of a collage showing an adult male and a boy of approximately 4 years old performing oral sex, anal penetration and display of the boy’s genitals. According to court documents, Sanchez, whose mug shot was not provided by officials admitted to viewing and receiving child pornography on...

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Underground Bunker Filled With Drugs Discovered

Starr County (KFXV) — An underground bunker is discovered, filled with narcotics. Agents executed a search warrant about 2 miles north of Highway 83 on San Julian Road. The underground bunker was located inside a bathroom and it was filled with 725 bundles of marijuana. Approximately five thousand pounds of the narcotic was seized. The investigation is...

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