March 5, 2012 News Center 23 Morning Update

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 9:48am

Good morning, I'm Na'Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Monday, March 5th, 2012.

Robbery detectives need your help identifying a male subject who robbed the Pronto Insurance located at 6682 Padre Island Highway. On February 17th, the victim was sitting at her desk finishing a phone call and when she looked up she observed an individual wearing a ski mask walking by the window; he then came in and demanded money while pointing a black semi automatic weapon at the victim. Detectives are looking for a red four door Dodge Neon as a vehicle of interest. If you have any information, contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 546- TIPS.

Two men remain at large after a shooting at Jaguars Strip Club in Edinburg over the weekend. After reviewing surveillance video, police can't tell whether the two men were shooting at each other outside of the club or at another person.
After the shooting officers say one of the men then took off in a black SUV, but not before driving through a fence. The other suspect took off in a white pickup truck. Officers saved several 38 caliber casings that were found in the parking lot of the club. Anyone with information is urged to call 383-TIPS.

A fire at the Port Isabel Marina and RV Park has left a family homeless, but thankfully no one was injured. The fire ignited Saturday night. Witnesses described the fire as a fast burning one of great magnitude. A neighbor took cell phone video as the fire burned. Officials were able to contain the blaze before it spread to nearby mobile homes.

A routine check on a bus by border patrol agents led officials to bundles of marijuana. Nineteen-year-old Adrian Gonzales was arrested and faced a judge over the weekend. Harlingen police were dispatched to the US Border Patrol Station on South Expressway 77 where they arrested Gonzales. During a bus check, border patrol agents were alerted to a large black bag by their canine. Inside agents discovered 15 bundles of marijuana. The bag was later linked to Gonzales and he was turned over to Harlingen PD. Gonzales was charged with possession of marijuana which is a third degree felony.

An upper valley school is taking extra safety measures after a second student was hit by a vehicle.Jaime Gonzalez was arrested and charged with accident involving personal injury after he struck a child crossing the street in front of Castro Elementary in Mission. School officials sent a letter home to parents and students reminding them to use the cross guards that have been made available to the students. Additional patrol has been implemented after school.

Join us tonight for your Upper and Lower valley reports, right here on News Center 23 at five and ten. Have a great Monday.

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