April 23, 2012 News Center 23 Morning Update

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 8:27am

Good morning, I'm Na’Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Monday, April 23, 2012.

Hidalgo sheriff's deputies believe these people, Humberto Blanco, Leticia Leandro and Heriberto Leandro, are responsible for the cockfighting operation that turned deadly killing three and leaving eight more in the hospital. All have been charged with cockfighting and engaging in organized criminal activity. Each suspect is being held on a one million dollar bond.

Another car accident to tell you about, this was one also carrying a large number of illegal immigrants, making it the fourth one within the last month. Border Patrol agents in Harlingen found the car Saturday morning around 9:30. About 12 undocumented immigrants were inside the vehicle. They were taken to a nearby hospital for precautionary measures. The driver's whereabouts are unknown. Border Patrol is investigating.

This week, Brownsville Police need your help in identifying the subject or subjects responsible for stealing an air conditioning unit from 805 Old Port Isabel Rd.
The business owner found that someone had broken the lock to the fence, damaged the breaker box and took the air conditioning unit. Surveillance video shows a light colored minivan driving into the rear of the business. Police have received several thefts in the same area with similar conditions and they believe that it might possibly be the same subjects. If you have any information, contact Brownsville crime stoppers 546-TIPS.

Harlingen Police have arrested a man accused of beating a baby.
Nathon Silva was picked up by police after Harlingen Medical Center called authorities after seeing a seventh month old baby that had a fractured right arm and clavicle. During the interview, Silva admitted to engaging in reckless behavior.

Upper valley law enforcement is cracking down on stash houses.
The numbers of people apprehended and prosecuted have doubled and tripled from previous years. Already this year over one thousand aliens have been found many in stash houses. Law enforcement is joining forces to fight the crime of human smuggling. ICE, Border Patrol, state and local authorities are coming after these smugglers resources and those who provide them. Law enforcement says they need the help of the public to identify these houses. They urge anyone to call tip lines or even the law enforcement office nearest them.

The first annual Veterans’ Symposium & Job fair is right around the corner.
The symposium and job fair is Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Amigoland Convention Center in Brownsville. The job fair is free and open to all job seekers in South Texas. Fifty employers are expected to attend; organizers suggest those attending bring at least ten copies of their resume. Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. will be the keynote speaker of the event.

Join us tonight right here on News Center 23 at five and ten.

Have a great Monday. Take care!

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