Tag: Hidalgo County Sheriff

Richard Ford Facing Capital Murder Charges For Death of His Ex Wife

Richard Ford Facing Capital Murder Charges For Death of His Ex Wife

40-year-old Richard Ford is now facing capital murder and aggravated kidnapping charges for the death of his ex wife 37-year-old Melissa Banda. Ford went before a judge Tuesday afternoon: his bond set at 2 million dollars. According to McAllen Chief of police, Banda’s nanny was the one that reported the kidnapping after seeing Ford violently […]

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24 Jail Employees And Inmates Have Been Tested For Covid-19

24 Jail Employees And Inmates Have Been Tested For Covid-19

New protocols are being implemented at the Hidalgo County Jail After an inmate tested positive for COVID-19.17  jail employees and seven other inmates were tested for the virus and are waiting on results. “Employees of Hidalgo County were sent home because they had contact with this individual, either at the jail or in the arrest […]

Suspects Wanted For Aggravated Robbery

Suspects Wanted For Aggravated Robbery

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating two suspects wanted for aggravated robbery at an Alamo drive-thru. Deputies responded to scene Thursday on FM 495. Officials interviewed the store clerk who said two men entered the business with a rifle and stole money, beer and other merchandise. If you recognize these two men […]

Donna Man Sentenced For Aggravated Sexual Assault

Donna Man Sentenced For Aggravated Sexual Assault

A Donna man will serve 32 years behind bars after he was found guilty of two counts aggravated sexual assault of a child.  51-year-old Celestino Hernandez was sentenced late last month after two minors came forward. Hernandez pled guilty to both charges, the victims were 9 and 12 at the time of the assaults that […]

Authorities Need The Publics Help To Locate Suspect

Authorities Need The Publics Help To Locate Suspect

Hidalgo Co. – The Hidalgo County Sheriffs Department on the lookout for a suspect. 29-year-old Eduardo Andrade is wanted for injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person with intent bodily injury. Andrade is described as five feet, six inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes with […]

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Roma Man Behind Bars For Aggravated Kidnapping And Sexual Abuse

Roma Man Behind Bars For Aggravated Kidnapping And Sexual Abuse

A Roma man was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse of an 11-year-old. The Hidalgo County major crimes unit identified the suspect as 36-year-old Abiel Martinez-Avalos. Authorities say the victim described meeting a man on the social media app Snapchat where the suspect claimed to be a 17-year-old boy. The victim was […]

Two Suspects In Custody For Death of 22-Year-Old

Two Suspects In Custody For Death of 22-Year-Old

Two people were arraigned in connection with the murder of a 22-year old whose body was found in rural mission over the weekend. Authorities say there may be more arrests made in this case. Two individuals were arrested in connection with the murder of 22-year-old Fernando Garza. Earlier today 27-year-old Julio Cesar De Leon and […]

Hidalgo County Authorities Searching For Suspect

Hidalgo County Authorities Searching For Suspect

Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers need your help to locate a suspect.  46-year-old Juan Ramon Reyes is wanted for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements. He is described as five feet, two inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. Reyes has black hair and brown eyes. He is also said to have a tattoo […]

One Injured in Local Bar Fight

One Injured in Local Bar Fight

Palmview, Texas — Authorities in Hidalgo County are on the search for two suspects that could be involved in a shooting. The Sheriff’s Department responded to a disturbance call at “El General” bar in Palmview. According to reports, three people were involved in an altercation where several gunshots were fired. “Who advised that she had […]

Woman Rescued From Canal

Woman Rescued From Canal

A woman is saved after an accident in Donna. Several agencies including the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office came to the rescue. The accident happened at 11 am this morning along frontage road near the Salinas Blvd exit. According to authorities, the woman lost control of her vehicle causing the accident –that’s when the vehicle veered […]

Former Police Chief Facing Federal Drug Charges

Former Police Chief Facing Federal Drug Charges

[KGVID]https://dcl9dohvvr1qz.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/15034720/08-14-GEO-PKG2.m4v[/KGVID] Progreso (KFXV) — In Progreso, a former sergeant is facing federal charges in connection to drugs.   Geovani Hernandez is in custody tonight on several charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  The Progreso Probationary Police Sergeant, was placed in custody on Saturday and faced a federal judge this morning on charges of […]

Amber Alert: 13-Year-Old Priscilla Martinez

Amber Alert: 13-Year-Old Priscilla Martinez

[KGVID]https://dcl9dohvvr1qz.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/14174424/08-14-ed-missing.m4v[/KGVID] Donna (KFXV) — An Amber Alert has been launched for 13-year old, Priscilla Martinez, missing since last Wednesday from her residence in rural Donna.  Officials naming 41-year old, Rodolfo Nuncio Jr., her uncle,  as a suspect for her disappearance. Her family members ask Priscilla to contact them and return safely home.  If you have […]

Update on Bones found in Edcouch Septic Tank

Update on Bones found in Edcouch Septic Tank

The Hidalgo County sheriff’s Office has released new details on bones found in a septic tank in Edcouch. On July 26 FOX NEWS was in Edcouch just moments after residents reported finding bones in a septic tank behind their home. Today, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra announced 40-year-old, Aristeo Cervantes Junior is responsible for the […]

New details revealed in Facebook Live Murder Confession

New details revealed in Facebook Live Murder Confession

New details are revealed in regards to the man who confessed on Facebook Live to killing his wife moments after doing so. It’s a domestic violence case that ended the life of Olga Espinoza and her mom, Irene Espinoza who were shot in the head by the victim’s husband Alvaro Medrano Garcia in front of […]

Man Wanted For Assault On The Run

Man Wanted For Assault On The Run

HIDALGO CO. (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office needs the help of all Fox viewers to locate a man wanted for assault. According to investigators , 39-year-old, Juan Pablo Pons is described as 5’7’’, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address is in Alamo. Call the Hidalgo County Crime […]

Orchard Grove Victim’s Girlfriend Accused of Fabricating Evidence

Orchard Grove Victim’s Girlfriend Accused of Fabricating Evidence

DONNA (KFXV) — New details are revealed in regards to the body that was found on July 23rd. Fox News was at the hearing today where the victim’s girlfriend is now facing charges. Laura Leticia Vasquez is charged with offense to fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse, a second degree felony. […]