February 27, 2012 News Center 23 Morning Update

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 9:20am

Good morning, I'm Na'Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Monday, February 27, 2012.

This week homicide detectives need your help in locating a murder suspect; he is 31 year old Gustavo Adolfo Guerrero. Police say on Sunday, February 12th of this year, Guerrero stabbed 22 year old Ever Garcias Salinas after getting into an argument at the Upside Down Bar in Brownsville. The victim was transported to the hospital and later died from his injuries. The suspect was last seen leaving the area in a black Landrover SUV. A warrant for murder has been issued, Guerrero is currently a fugitive. His last known address is 7 Woodhollow St. He is 5'6" in height, weighs approximately 225lbs and has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 546-TIPS.

Two men are in custody after being linked to an aggravated robbery in Roma.
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies say two men with guns robbed the Don Juan drive thru on Bentson Palm Rd, near mile six line. Officials say the investigation is ongoing and they might be looking for additional suspects. If you have any information contact Roma police.

A Harlingen teen has been arrested after he was caught with 100 pounds of weed.
Seventeen-year-old Cristian Arnoldo Tirado has been arrested for possession of marijuana. The Ford Expedition he was driving and the drugs were seized by the Harlingen Police Department.

Officials say we are looking at an increase in teen driving fatalities, death rates haven't been this high in eight years. A preliminary report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, gathered from all 50 states, for the first six months of 2011, states that there is an increase of 11% in teen driving deaths among 16 to 17 year old drivers nationwide. Here in Texas, 26 teen driver fatalities were reported in the first half of 2011. Authorities say the main causes of death include distracted driving, drinking and driving, speeding and not buckling up.

The Harlingen Police Department is warning people with jeeps to be careful.
Police say there's been an increase in Jeep break-ins, most of them at Valle Vista Mall, Wal-Mart, Kohl's and Target parking lots. Last Friday a report was filed after someone broke into a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and removed the catalytic converter. The police department says similar incidents have been happening and the people behind it are targeting older model jeeps. One of the suspect is believed to be a man driving a small gray SUV. Police are urging people to be aware and observant when they plan to run errands. If you have any information on the Jeep thefts call police.

A lower valley police department says if you have an outstanding warrant now is the time to pay up. More than 250 law enforcement agencies across the state will combine forces to arrest those with outstanding warrants. The Harlingen Police Department is asking people with warrants to pay up. You can do this by going to www.myharlingen.us, by calling them at 956-216-5121 or paying by mail or in person.

Join us tonight for your Upper and Lower Valley reports right here on News center 23 at five and ten.

Make it a great Monday. Take care!


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