Tag: Cameron County Sheriff’s Office

Standoff ends with suspect, father, girlfriend jailed

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A wanted man from San Benito, his father and girlfriend are behind bars following a near four-hour standoff with law enforcement authorities from the San Benito Police Department, Cameron County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety. According to SBPD Detective Rogelio Banda Jr., 30-year-old Elidio Jesus …

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Landrum fine arts teacher arrested again; accused of sexually harassing fifth grader

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Two additional charges have been filed against Landrum Elementary School fine arts teacher Joe Mendez, who was arrested in September on five counts of assault, for the alleged sexual harassment of a fifth grade student. Mendez, 57, was arrested Friday, Oct. 4, and charged with two counts of class …

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BREAKING: Landrum teacher faces assault charge for allegedly kissing student

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Another San Benito educator is under investigation for inappropriate behavior with a student. San Benito Police Department Assistant Operations Chief Michael Galvan confirmed Thursday that Landrum Elementary School fine arts teacher Joe Mendez was arrested by deputies with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office on Monday for failing to appear …

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DA targets absconded sex crimes suspects

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department is assisting the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office in its aggressive efforts to apprehend suspects accused of sex crimes against children. Together, along with several other law enforcement agencies, local authorities hope to bring accused child predators who’ve absconded to justice. Want the whole …

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