Crime

Victoria police arrest three Houston residents on theft charges

The three suspects were cutting off catalytic converters

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department officers arrest three Houston residents following a theft in progress. On Thursday, at approximately 2:20 p.m., VPD officers responded to to Walmart, 9002 N. Navarro Street, in reference to a theft in progress.…

4 people charged in Texas semitruck smuggling operation

The incident left 53 migrants dead

Originally Published: 29 JUN 22 21:24 ET Updated: 30 JUN 22 17:08 ET By Rosa Flores, Rosalina Nieves and Raja Razek, CNN (CNN) -- Four people have been arrested and charged after 53 migrants died in what one Homeland Security…

UPDATE: 3 suspects detained following afternoon shooting

VPD believes the shooting is an isolated incident

VICTORIA, Texas - According to Victoria Police Department Public Information Officer, officials have detained three suspects following a shooting Thursday afternoon at the 2200 block of N. Ben Jordan Street. The shooting left one man shot. The victim has been…

UPDATE: Joe Frank Valdez arrested on outstanding warrants

Members of the US Marshal Task Force arrested Valdez on June 28

VICTORIA, Texas - On June 28, after 7 p.m., members of the US Marshal Task Force arrested Joe Frank Valdez on his outstanding warrants, including Probation Violation on an Attempted Sexual Assault and Duty to Register as a Sex Offender.…

BREAKING: R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

Kelly was convicted of racketeering, sex trafficking

NEW YORK (AP) - R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his R&B superstardom to subject young fans to systematic sexual abuse. The singer and songwriter was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year…

49-year-old arrested for Continuous Sex Abuse of a Child

Carrera remains in custody at the Victoria County Sheriff's Office on a $100,000 cash bond

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Police Department officers arrested Joe Anthony Carrera for sex abuse involving a child under the age of 14, a first degree felony. On Friday, June 24, at approximately 3:15 p.m.,  officers responded to the 1700 block…

UPDATE: Officers locate, detain Justin Zamora

Zamora has been transported to Citizen's Hospital for unknown reasons

VICTORIA, Texas - According to the Victoria Police Department, Justin Zamora, 29, has been found and detained on Hyak Ave. Officers detained Zamora and have transported him to Citizen's Hospital in Victoria due to unknown reasons. They will then transport…

UPDATE: Wanted felon remains at large, identified as Justin Zamora

Zamora is known to have a basketball logo tattoo on the right side of his face

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department identified the suspect from Monday afternoon's vehicle pursuit as 29-year-old Justin Zamora. On Monday, at approximately, 2:10 p.m., a Deputy Marshal with the U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force attempted…

36-year-old arrested on multiple charges after evading arrest

Michael Lara had outstanding warrants

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Police Department officers arrest Michael Lara on multiple charges. On Wednesday, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Victoria Police Department officers discovered Lara sitting outside of a residence in the 2100 block of N. Ben Jordan Street. Lara,…

Local high-speed chase results in a felony arrest

This is a developing story

VICTORIA, Texas - On Wednesday, at approximately 8:25 a.m., local law enforcement arrested a subject following a felony stop. According to the Victoria Police Department, the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force stopped the subject who had felony warrants. The…

11 officers responded to Uvalde shooting within 3 minutes, source says

New reports reveal how authorities then waited to engage

Originally Published: 21 JUN 22 03:55 ET Updated: 21 JUN 22 09:01 ET By Travis Caldwell and Rosa Flores, CNN (CNN) -- Eleven officers -- including Uvalde school district police chief Pete Arredondo -- were inside Robb Elementary within three…

Victoria Police Department hosts active shooter training scenarios

Local authorities used St. Joseph High School for the training sessions

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department hosted training in building clearing and active shooter scenarios this week in Victoria. Victoria Police Chief Robert Arredondo says he was proud to provide necessary training to local officers and officers from…

FUGITIVE FRIDAY: Victoria Crime Stoppers search for Lauren Gaskin

You can submit a tip by calling Victoria Crime Stoppers at 361-572-4200

Updated June 21, 2022 VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Crime Stoppers continues to seek information on the location of Lauren Gaskin. Gaskin, 33, has an outstanding warrant for a Probation Violation, with an original offense of Robbery. Officials issued a warrant…

Woman with Felony Warrant out of Victoria County arrested

Jamie Montalvo had a warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

VICTORIA, Texas - Harris County deputies arrested a woman who had a felony warrant out of Victoria County. On June 8, deputies with Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Mark Herman's Office responded to the the 5400 block of FM 2920…

BREAKING: Suspect in custody after mass shooting threat in Missouri

Suspects' threat prompts at least 8 Missouri school districts to cancel summer school classes

Originally Published: 15 JUN 22 09:12 ET Updated: 15 JUN 22 10:28 ET By Rebekah Riess and Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) -- [Breaking news update at 10:30 a.m. ET] A suspect who allegedly made a mass shooting threat that prompted…

Seguin police locate dead man at boat ramp

51-year-old man suffers multiple injuries to his head

SEGUIN, Texas - On Saturday, June 11, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Seguin Police Department officers dispatched to a death investigation at the boat ramp located at 2800 IH 10 W. When officers arrived, they discovered a Hispanic male with multiple injuries…

31 men arrested in Idaho planned to riot at a Pride event, police say

According to officials, the men have ties to a White nationalist group

Originally Published: 13 JUN 22 01:40 ET Updated: 13 JUN 22 15:44 ET By Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN (CNN) -- After an alarmed 911 caller reported a group dressed like a "little army" getting into a moving truck, police in…

POLICE: Police shoot, kill gunman at day camp in Texas

According to authorities, no children were hurt in the shooting

DUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Texas say police shot and killed a person who had a gun at a sports and fitness venue near Dallas where about 150 children were attending day camp. Authorities say no children were hurt…