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Recent Crime News
Sunday Jul 17 | via Digital Trends
Using Facebook to convey a warning of possible violence against a local community of Pokemon players, a 29-year-old Texas man named Nathan Cerda posted that he was planning to "purge" anyone attending Pokemon Go events or simply walking around collecting Pokemon. Detailed in the police's press release , Cerda indicated that he was going to use modified paintball guns to shoot at people searching for Pokemon. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via The Brownsville Herald
The federal government paid informant Reynol Chapa-Garcia more than $360,000 during a 10-year span - but he testified Monday it wasn't enough to stop him from engaging in other drug trafficking activity. During the fourth day of testimony in the trial of former Mission police officer and DEA task force officer Hector "Jojo" Mendez, Chapa testified that despite his arrangement to be an informant for the government, which prohibited him from being involved in any illegal activity not approved by the DEA, he continued to engage in drug trafficking activity, some of which involved helping Mendez and large amounts of cash and drugs. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via KRGV
MCALLEN An IRS scheme is continuing to hit thousands of people across the country, including in the Rio Grande Valley. Criminals are calling people, claiming to be with the IRS. Comment?
Friday Jul 1 | via Mother Jones
Rose Danubia Maldonado, 18, of Honduras, holds her 14-month-old son Miguel Yahyr Padilla at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. week, alleging that the government agency knowingly gave millions of dollars to religious organizations with a record of denying contraception and abortion services to unaccompanied minors - most of whom are fleeing violence - in their care. Comment?
Thursday Jun 23 | via Dallas Morning News
A South Texas woman is suing after she says she was sexually assaulted for hours by a police officer at a city jail. In a lawsuit filed last month in federal court, the victim - identified only by the pseudonym Autumn Renee - says she was arrested May 29, 2014, in the border town of Penitas, about 15 miles west of McAllen, and booked into the jail in neighboring La Joya. Comment?
Jun 17, 2016 | via Breitbart.com
A previously deported illegal alien with a prior conviction of murder was arrested in Texas near the border with Mexico having recently illegally re-entered the U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen Station in the Rio Grande Sector captured a man entering the country from Mexico near the town of Hidalgo. When agents took the illegal alien to a processing center in McAllen, records determined the man had a violent criminal history, information provided to Breitbart Texas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed. Comment?
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