Tag: Weslaco

Woman behind bars for alleged intentional hit-and-run

WESLACO (KFXV) — A woman is behind bars tonight after a hit-and-run investigation that authorities believe was intentional. While one woman remains hospitalized tonight, her alleged attacker is behind bars on aggravated assault charges. Twenty-one-year-old, Mariah Nicole Garcia is facing one count of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury after she struck a 25-year-old woman with her vehicle. According to investigators from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office, Garcia committed the crime intentionally on Wednesday early in the morning before fleeing the scene in rural Weslaco. A witness called in to report the incident. The victim received surgery for her...

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Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges

Weslaco (KFXV) – In Hidalgo County, the Sheriff’s Office arrested a 19-year-old man after a woman accused him of allegedly having sex with her 16-year-old daughter. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office report that a Weslaco mother contacted them after learning that her daughter had a sexual relationship with Joe Anthony Rivera, also from Weslaco, when she went through her daughter’s cell phone. The criminal complaint states that investigators took a statement from the daughter who said she’d had a relationship with Rivera for over a year, and had had sex with him under a tree outside of her house....

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Burglary Suspect Vehicle needs Identification

WESLACO (KFXV) — Police need your help identifying a car involved in a burglary. The suspect vehicle is a black Ford Fusion and it was occupied by two young men.  The incident happened on Wednesday, May 24th at around 9 in the morning. At Rudy Silva Elementary school on 1001 W Mile 10 North. If you have any information on this crime call Weslaco police or the crime stoppers hotline at (956)...

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Produce Warehouse receives Bomb Threat

Weslaco (KFXV) – A produce a warehouse in Weslaco received an electronic bomb threat early this morning the message read explosive devices have been installed in the building and they were demanding a $25,000 transfer before May 31st. Tex Mex Sales located east of Iowa and railroad evacuated more than 100 employees out of their four buildings. Weslaco Police Officer searched the company for explosive devices and after clearing the area, employees returned to work almost two hours later. The company will be under surveillance for the next couple of...

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Fire Damages Several Structures in Weslaco

Weslaco (KFXV) — The Fire Marshall tell us illegal burning had fire departments from several cities battling a blaze. The Fire Marshall said the grass fire got out of control and spread destroying to mobile homes in two barns near mile 11 and 6 West. Authorities asked neighbors to evacuate. “A gentleman is burning in a pit. His burn permit was revoked because he was burning outside of the times and he was burning materials which he shouldn’t have been burning.” – Jon Franz (Fire Marshall) Fire Crews from Elsa, Weslaco, and Mercedes assisted. No injuries are being...

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