Tag: Weslaco Police

Police Search for Fraud Suspects

Weslaco (KFXV) — Police released a new picture of the male suspect involved in the fraudulent purchase at a furniture store. Weslaco Police say a man and a woman walked into Max Fine Furniture at the 500 block of Business 83 where the male suspect applied for credit towards the purchase of several items. Authorities say he provided false information to get credit – both suspects are accused of illegally obtaining furniture valued at $2,000. In a statement, Max Fine Furniture said the man provided a Texas temporary ID to apply for credit – adding that they follow specific...

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Catholic Priest Arrested For Driving Intoxicated

Weslaco (KFXV) — A priest from the St.Pirus Catholic Church faces for driving while intoxicated. According to Weslaco Police Department, Carlos Zuniga crashed into a utility pole on the 600 block of Texas Boulevard. After conducting a sobriety test, he was taken to the police department to conduct a breathalyzer exam, which he refused. Zuniga received a $5,000 bond., and now he awaiting...

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Weslaco Police use Historical Crime Data to plan patrols

Weslaco ( KFXV) — The police department crunches crime data looking for historical hotspots of crime. Over the last few years crime is known to Cluster in areas of town called DDACTS Zones. The idea is to use the crime data to know where police officers are needed most. “To better educate our community and the public as to what is going on. What is being reported to us. because what is being reported to us is where we emphasize extra patrols and more police presence.” – Sgt. Bernie Garza Authorities are encouraging the community to report suspicious activity...

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‘Creepy Clown’ Hits Top of Halloween Costumes List

RGV (KFXV) — Creepy clowns have caused major stir around the nation, as they continue to make sightings but despite their sinister looks, businesses have seen an impact. Days away from Halloween, there’s a costume that is quickly selling out. The creepy clown is already one of the best seller’s but also one that has put authorities on alert. The creepy clown craze has swept the nation over the last several weeks but due to recent threats made against some valley schools, officials say it’s not a good idea to opt for this costume. Homer Martinez, who manages a...

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Killer Clowns Threaten Killings at Mid-Valley Schools

Weslaco (KFXV) — Threats of violence caused fear and chaos in a Weslaco High School. It all started last night when threats via social media were made against schools in Weslaco. Authorities believe these alarming statements stemmed from a trend in other states where individuals pose as evil clowns threatening students and teachers. However, authorities believe there is no reason to believe these sinister actions will take place. Bernie Garza from the Weslaco Police Department adds “They are in constant communication with schools and units were patrolling the area to protect those in potential danger”. Parents, however, did not...

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