Tag: South Padre Island

Policing Thousands of Spring Breakers

SPI (KFXV) — Tens of thousands of vehicles crossing into South Padre Island, over the last couple of days. Making it one of the most popular destinations for spring breakers in the nation. With thousands of people going into the island daily, an estimated 12 agencies are currently working to keep crimes at-a-minimum this spring break. As FOX cameras were rolling at one of two hot spots for spring breakers, within minutes we were able to see at least two people being placed into custody. South Padre Island, Chief Randy Smith says every officer is working this ‘Texas week’...

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EXCLUSIVE: FOX Rides-Along With SPI Police During Spring Break

SPI (KFXV) — Spring break is off and running on South Padre Island, with thousands invading the island from across the nation. With the surge comes state, local and federal law enforcement agencies coming together to keep a close eye, day and night. In a story you’ll only see on FOX, we join police – as the week long celebration begins. While many spring breakers continue arriving to South Padre Island, the first weekend kicked off with 110 arrests– most of these for public intoxication. Fox Cameras were rolling as this man was found lying on the side of...

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Harlingen Launches DUI Spring Break Crackdown

HARLINGEN (KFXV) — Harlingen police will be focusing on conducting DWI saturation patrols, beginning March 4th through the 21st. This in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation through the “Impaired Driving Mobilization Step Grant”. The patrols will focus on high risk locations and will happen during times when alcohol related crashes are more frequent and that’s while they will be conducting this operation during spring...

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EXCLUSIVE: Second Time Woman Goes Missing; Spotted at SPI

SPI (KFXV) — South Padre Island officials continue searching for a young woman– whose location has been unknown since November. Two months after her disappearance from Connecticut, the 22-year-old woman is still missing– while officials in South Padre continue searching for her– we found out this isn’t the first time she’s been missing. Emily Carrie Kutz, was last seen by her family on November 12– and reported missing in December. Prior to that, her parents filed a missing person’s report on September 10th in their hometown, Canton, Connecticut. Only to be found two weeks later in New York. I...

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SPI Police Searching for Missing Woman

SPI (KFXV) — South Padre Island Police are searching for a missing woman. Emily Carrie Kutz is twenty-two years old, and last seen on January 6th, at the South Padre Island Visitor’s Center around 3 in the afternoon. If you have any information about Emily’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact the South Padre Island Police Department at (956)...

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