McAllen Crime

McAllen Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near McAllen, TX or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • Police arrest man who threatened to 'purge' Pokemon ...

    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.


    Related Topix: Social Software, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Hidalgo County, TX, McAllen, TX

  • Government paid informant $360K over 10 years

    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.


    Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration

  • Fake IRS Calls Continue; Expert Offers Tips to Keep ...

    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.


    Related Topix: McAllen, TX

  • The ACLU Is Suing to Bring Abortion Rights to Migran...

    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.


    Related Topix: ACLU, McAllen, TX, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

  • Woman says she was denied help, offered taco after '...

    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.


    Related Topix: Penitas, TX, McAllen, TX

  • Violent Previously Deported Illegal Alien Captured i...

    Jun 17, 2016 | via 

    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.


    Related Topix: Texas, US News, Illegal Immigration, McAllen, TX

McAllen Law

Probation Violation
I had a DUI in Hidalgo county and was given fines and 1 year probation. 1st offense. After about 5 months I was violated for failure to show. That was almost a year ago. I am going to turn myself in I just want to know what to expect? Or any advice? I'm currently not working, I am a student, and I have no prior record of anything before this.
Sounds like the risk is up to six months in the county jail and a fine not to exceed $2000.00, depending on what your...
My blood test results came out negative and got held for a night even after blowing a zero. Can I file charges?
I was in a hurry on the way to college due to taking care of responsibilities for the household and was going to be 30 mins late to class. I went 15 miles over a 30 mile speed limit and got pulled over by an officer and had multiple field tests including a breathalyzer after being under suspicion of DWI/DUI and got arrested and been detained from morning to the next morning. Can I file charges?
You may want to take care of the criminal charges first. Locate an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your area,...
How, if possible, can I reinstate my lifetime suspended cdl license?
I was caught, convicted and served 2 years in prison for possession with intent. I used a commercial vehicle and that's why the suspension. This happened back in Nov of 2010. I had a DWI back in 2007 and nothing else on my license. Any way of getting it back?
If there's any chance at all of getting it back you're going to have to have the assistance of an experienced motor...
I got arrested for DWI, but no alcohol was found in my blood or breathalyzer. I was not drunk either. What happens next?
I got pulled over for speeding 15 miles over the speed limit, but I still got arrested for DWI even when I passed the Breathalyzer test and had no alcohol in my system. I also had a specimen of my blood taken. Will there be other substances found in my blood even when I did not admit to taking any drugs in my system? This is also my first offense. What happens next?
A full tox screen will be run on your blood and if you show any positive finding for a narcotic drug or pot in all...
How does refusing a breathalyzer affect your case for a dwi in the state of texas?
I was arrested I refused the test,they eventualy got a warrant and drew blood from me. I'm out on bond. I remember the cops telling me that it will enhance or really hurt my case. obe more thing I have a dwi conviction more than five years old will this count as a second offense?
Texas law requires you to take a blood or breath test if you are arrested for a DWI. Texas’s “implied consent” law says...
I got 2 DWI but both where dismised can I get my CDL back?????
can you help!!
If indeed both DWI arrests were "dismissed" by the court, then the adjudication is a non-conviction. Your best course...
How long does it take for an Expungement order to complete?
I got an order of expungement in early October for a DUI arrest with no conviction. I was wondering how long it will take for me to be clear ?
Once the order has been entered by the court, it may take some time for all agencies with records of the arrest (DPS,...