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Man arrested on Aggravated Assault charge

By PETE BANDA      Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com On Friday May 22, at around 9:50 pm., San Benito police officers responded to a call at a trailer park located on the 300 block of South Oscar Williams Rd. in reference to a domestic disturbance. According to police, when officers arrived, they made contact with a female …

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Two suspects arrested in connection with burglary

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com   Two San Benito residents were arrested and charged with Burglary of Habitation on Wednesday after committing what police called a “crime of opportunity.” According to a press release from the SBPD, 25-year-old David Ignacio Garza, broke into a garage located on the 100 Block of Resaca Shores and stole …

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SBPD employee fired/arrested

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com A former communications officer for the city of San Benito is facing felony charges for allegedly passing contraband to a female prisoner inside of San Benito City Jail. According to a press release by the SBPD,  Mario Alberto Villars Jr., an employee of the city for over three years was …

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Two local girls found safe by law enforcement officials

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The search for two local teens, who had been deemed runaways, has come to an end in similar fashion. Alizza Cruz and Lesly Kimberly Marquez, both 16-years-old, were found safe by law enforcement officials after almost a week of searching. Cruz, who had reportedly ran away from the Sunny …

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Indian Lake gets new Police Chief

By PETE BANDA REPORTER reporter@sbnewspaper.com A new Interim Police Chief has been named in Indian Lake. After speculation of the possible termination of the Police Department, the town has hired Bill Roach, the former director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Texas State College in Weslaco. After the resignation of former Police Chief John Chambers, …

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Two arrested in local prostitution sting

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com On Friday, March 13th, after several formal complaints were made, The San Benito Police department successfully completed a sting operation aimed at prostitution in the bar district along the 200 block of West Robertson Street. According to a statement issued by police, several undercover officers posing as potential customers entered …

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SBPD to increase patrols on New Year’s Eve thanks to grant

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com As the San Benito Police Department implements their Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), residents of San Benito are being advised by officials to reconsider their plans for drinking and driving this holiday season. A grant from Texas Department of Transportation has been obtained in order to implement STEP, a …

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Rio Hondo may name new police chief by Dec. 8

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – The City of Rio Hondo is closer to deciding the local police department’s new chief. Mayor Gus Olivares said on Wednesday that the City Commission interviewed the top three applicants selected by the administration from a pool of about 10 or 12 candidates. “We did some …

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CONSIDER THIS: Do you really know where your child is?

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Walking out of the newsroom on Wednesday proved far more interesting than I anticipated. It was a little after 5 p.m. when I planned to call it a day. I was excited to be going home so early, especially since it had been a long day and I was …

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FACING CHARGES: JP candidate, elderly woman arrested for assault

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A physical altercation reported Monday ended with the arrests of two San Benito women—one an elderly female and the other a candidate in the race for Precinct 3, Place 1 Justice of the Peace. Assistant Operations Chief Michael Galvan of the San Benito Police Department confirmed Monday the arrests …

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