CrimeWatch

Teen arrested for possession of a controlled substance, also charged with bribery

A Harlingen teen, arrested for possession of a controlled substance, is also charged with bribery after offering the arresting police officer $10,000 dollars to let him go.

Previously removed MS-13 gang member arrested by ICE in Penitas

A member of the MS-13 gang was arrested Wednesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Men caught using walkie talkies while burglarizing home

Harlingen police say three men took a very organized approach into burglarizing a home in the 300 block of East Flynn Street.

Housekeeper arrested on $150,000 theft of jewelry

Hiring outside help to fix up your house has it's consequences, Na'Tassia Finley reports one Brownsville family found out the hard way, that their housekeeper was up to no good.

Burglar snitches on girlfriend to victim of credit card theft

A victim reports her credit cards and other personal items are stolen from her vehicle and several charges are made at Sunrise Mall.

Traffic stop leads to passenger being arrested for cocaine possession

A traffic stop by police leads to the arrest of a driver's passenger for possession of cocaine.

Husband pulls knife on wife is arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

A man is accused of pulling a knife on his wife after a fight. Martin Mireles, 47, was arrested on an aggravated assault charge. Police say Mireles and his wife got into an argument back in early April.

Woman arrested for changing auto title of ex-boyfriend's car to her name

A twenty seven year-old woman allegedly tries to take over her ex-boyfriend's vehicle without his consent. Perla Esmerelda Garcia is accused of borrowing her ex-boyfriend's car and refusing to give it back

$1.25M bond handed to Progreso ISD board member accused of drug smuggling

A Progreso ISD board member is behind bars on suspicion of smuggling marijuana. Felix Hernandez Jr. was arrested over the weekend by a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper.

Police arrest suspect in graffiti painting of Weslaco water tower

Weslaco police arrested a man believed to be involved in the spray painting graffiti to the city's water tower.

Woman arrested for transporting 5 bundles of cocaine

A 20 year-old woman is arrested for allegedly transporting bundles of cocaine.

Harlingen man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of a child

It took a jury less than 30 minutes to find Harlingen man Hector Vargas-Hernandez guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child and just one hour to sentence him to 40 years in prison.

Suspect named in aggravated assault case of two individuals

Brownsville police are searching for a man accused of aggravated assault. Joseph Torres is accused of assaulting two people in January in the 1400 block of Ruben Torres.

Two arrested in aggravated assault of woman and 8 year-old girl

Brownsville police arrested two people involved in the assault of a woman and an 8 year-old girl. On Saturday, March 22nd, police were called to the 400 block of San Eugenio in response to an assault.

Son arrested after being accused of body slamming his mother to the ground

San Benito police arrested a man for assaulting his mother and causing her to bleed. On Sunday, March 16th at around 1 a.m., police were called to the 400 block of Franklin Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.