Tag: Operations Chief Martin Morales Jr.

EXCLUSIVE: SBPD seeks answers in Code Red scare

Police chief: ‘Main threat was over in Harlingen’ By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com Confusion abounds as details continue to emerge with regard to last week’s Code Red lockdown. Officials with the San Benito Police Department will approach the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office with regard to a Jan. 16 threat that resulted in a …

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BREAKING: Suspect accused of trying to run over officer charged with attempted capital murder

NEWS Staff Report The man accused of attempting to run over a San Benito police officer was apprehended by local and federal authorities on Thursday. The suspect in question, Cresencio Esquivel Lozoya, 35, of San Benito was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, San Benito Police Department Detective Rogelio Banda Jr. reported Friday …

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SBPD officer in shooting remains on leave

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department continues to investigate a shooting involving one of its officers. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, officer Joe Ledesma discharged his weapon at four suspects inside a vehicle that reportedly sped towards the policeman. “There haven’t been any updates,” said SBPD Detective Rogelio Banda Jr. …

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BREAKING: Officer opens fire on vehicle; four suspects sought, possibly injured

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ & FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ San Benito News An altercation at a local elementary school led to a shooting Wednesday night involving a San Benito police officer who reportedly discharged his firearm at four suspects. Operations Chief Martin Morales Jr. of the San Benito Police Department confirmed that officer Joe Ledesma fired as …

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SBPD warns club members of ‘stranger danger’

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito Police officers visited the local Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday to teach kids about stranger danger. Conducting the presentation was Detective Rogelio Banda Jr. of the San Benito Police Department, who was joined by SBPD officers Carlos Romero, Operations Chief Martin Morales Jr. and Assistant …

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