Tag Archive: SBPD

Sep 22 2015

Police: Man dragged bloodied ex-girlfriend out of house, kidnapped her

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ AND PETE BANDA   SAN BENITO NEWS A local man is behind bars today after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s relative’s house, beating her up, dragging her out of the house, and then kidnapping her to another residence. According to San Benito police, 36-year old Francisco Pinon is behind bars on …

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Jul 15 2015

Veteran officer dies four weeks after massive heart attack

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com After weeks of fighting for his life, longtime San Benito Police Officer Arturo Palos has succumbed to a massive heart attack that put him in a medically induced coma for the last couple weeks. Doctors initially stated they had high hopes for the veteran officer, however it was announced Sunday …

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Jun 11 2015

Man says he was chased down after trying to deliver Apollo Male Dancer tickets

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com Police are looking to question a San Benito man on possible charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle after the victim stated the man chased him down after trying to deliver Apollo Male Dancer tickets to the suspect’s sister and girlfriend. According to police, Mark Anthony Ramirez stopped by …

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May 27 2015

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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May 15 2015

Former SB police officer shoots dog in face, community outraged—>(WARNING- graphic images inside)

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ                                                Dog owner Fernando Baez is shown talking with           Editor                              …

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Apr 22 2015

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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Mar 04 2015

Woman arrested for indecency with a child

By JACOB LOPEZ  Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Police arrested 31-year-old Jennifer Ybarra of San Benito. She was arraigned on one count of indecency with a child, according to a press release issued by SBPD. Police officers arrived at a residence and made contact with a 15-year-old male who advised them that around 6:30 a.m. Ybarra arrived at his …

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Feb 27 2015

Police seek robbery suspect

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s been over a week, and local authorities are still trying to apprehend 18-year-old Eric Gonzalez of San Benito, who is wanted in connection to two aggravated robberies in Cameron County. At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 17 at a San Benito convenience store located on the intersection of …

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Feb 04 2015

SBPD to donate used equipment to Santa Rosa

NEWS Staff Report  According to an item on the agenda for a regular Tuesday city meeting, the San Benito Police Department is planning to donate “unused and unwanted police equipment to Santa Rosa PD.” San Benito Police Department Assistant Chief of Operations Michael Galvan, said, “Basically, we have a bunch of used vests that are …

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Jan 20 2015

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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