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Man accused of performing sexual act on underage boy

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An off-duty San Benito police officer on Friday arrested a man for the alleged sexual assault of a teenage male. According to Assistant Operations Chief Michael Galvan of the San Benito Police Department, the incident occurred around midnight Friday, Aug. 8, in the parking lot of the Canal Place …

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Teen arrested for punching officer

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito teen was recently arrested for allegedly punching a police officer. On the evening of Aug. 5, the San Benito Police Department arrived at a local gas station in reference to a male teenager who was allegedly picking fights with customers. Jose Guzman, 19, of San …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Commissioner accused of domestic violence

NEWS Staff Report Cameron County District Attorney’s Office investigator and longtime Rio Hondo City Commissioner Joseph “Joe” Lopez has been accused of domestic violence. According to Rio Hondo police, Lopez was arrested for domestic violence on Monday. Lopez, who took office in May 2012 but has served two prior terms, is accused of using his …

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Man in March standoff arrested for cutting sister

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The man allegedly behind a standoff from nearly four months ago has been arrested again. The San Benito Police Department apprehended 30-year-old Elidio Jesus Rodriguez and his common-law wife, 26-year-old Monica Rose Johnson on Monday, June 23. According to SBPD Assistant Operations Chief Michael Galvan, detectives with the …

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Criminal justice teacher arrested for pointing gun at husband

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito High School criminal justice teacher was recently arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at her husband, an incident that authorities said occurred in front of the couple’s children. Brownsville Police Department Public Information Officer J.J. Treviño said it was on Thursday, May 29 that 38-year-old Lizette …

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Sexual assault suspect nabbed at International Bridge

NEWS Staff Report BROWNSVILLE – A man was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge on Sunday, April 27 for an incident that occurred in San Benito. According to the CBP, agents apprehended 42-year-old Onorio Ramos on an active arrest warrant for sexual assault from San Benito. …

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Dad arrested for DWI with child passenger

NEWS Staff Report An Edinburg father was arrested in San Benito on Monday for allegedly driving intoxicated while his 3-year-old girl was inside his vehicle. Rogelio Banda Jr. of the San Benito Police Department confirmed via press release the arrest of 23-year-old Juan Carlos Gonzalez for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. Gonzalez’ bond …

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Wife of child abuse suspect comes to husband’s defense

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The wife of a local man recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two children has come to his defense. Following news of her husband’s, 20-year-old San Benito resident Francisco Mejia’s arrest, his wife of two years, Reyna Mejia, also 20, took her case to the San Benito Police …

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ABUSE BOMBSHELL: SBCISD cop accused of official oppression, child injury fired

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An officer with the San Benito CISD Police Department facing charges of official oppression and injury to a child has been fired, school district officials confirmed Thursday. According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, now-former SBCISD police officer Joe Mendez was arrested Wednesday after he turned himself in to …

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Son accused of body slamming mom arrested

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito man is behind bars for physically assaulting his mother over the weekend. Officers with the San Benito Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance between several family members at approximately 1 a.m., Sunday, March 16, at the 400 block of Franklin Street. Upon arrival, the …

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