Crime

UPDATE: Suspect involved in overnight shooting arrested

The Victoria Police Department provided an update

VICTORIA, Texas - According to a press release from the Victoria Police Department Media Relations Team, 19-year-old Pierce Cisneros was arrested for Aggravated Assault with…

Victoria Police investigating shooting in 2300 block of E. Mistletoe

Shooting investigation

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 2300 block of E. Mistletoe Ave.. It happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Police said a woman was shot. Her condition is unknown. Police continue investigating. The…

Dave Chappelle releases first statement on 'unsettling' attack

A suspect attacked Chappelle during a performance Tuesday night

Originally Published: 04 MAY 22 05:13 ET Updated: 04 MAY 22 17:40 ET By Chris Boyette, Lisa Respers France, Caroll Alvarado and Stella Chan, CNN (CNN) -- A representative for Dave Chappelle has released a statement regarding an audience member…

BREAKING: Refugio police officer Lee Jordan found not guilty

Officer Jordan was accused of pepper-spraying a three-day-old infant

REFUGIO COUNTY, Texas - On Wednesday, May 4, a Refugio County jury found Refugio police officer Lee Jordan not guilty. Officer Jordan was accused of pepper-spraying a three-day-old infant on March 12, 2021. He turned himself in on April 8,…

Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage, video shows

According to LAPD, a suspect is in custody

Originally Published: 04 MAY 22 05:13 ET Updated: 04 MAY 22 15:02 ET By Chris Boyette, Lisa Respers France, Caroll Alvarado and Stella Chan, CNN (CNN) -- An audience member who had a knife is in custody after he tackled…

Traffic stop leads to arrest of both occupants

Both occupants were booked into the Victoria County Jail on three charges

VICTORIA, Texas - The Crossroads HIDTA Task Force members with the Victoria County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Monday. The traffic stop occurred on US 59 near Fox Rd. on a vehicle registered out of Corpus Christi. Members…

Benjamin Flores, 38, charged on multiple charges

Victoria Police Department officers respond to gun call, leading to arrest

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department officers arrested Benjamin Flores, 38, on Thursday, April 28, on multiple charges. The officers responded to a motel in the 3700 block of Houston Highway, in reference to a gun call, at approximately…

Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management issues warning on scam

They warn of some people getting calls from someone claming to be a CBP officer or Border Patrol agent demanding payments over the phone, warning that this is a scam.

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas - The Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management issued a warning on scam that some people may be targeted with. In a Facebook post, they said that some may get a call from someone claiming to be…

Five subjects fled on foot following vehicle stop in Refugio

Five subjects fled on foot; three have been identified

REFUGIO, Texas - On Friday morning, Refugio County Sheriff's Office Deputies stopped a vehicle on Alamo St. in Refugio. The driver stopped momentarily and then sped off to elude deputies. The vehicle then stopped east of Refugio city limits. Five…

Wharton police seek community's help in locating Francisco Javier Rios

Rios is wanted for multiple alleged offenses

WHARTON, Texas - On Thursday, the Wharton Police Department asked for the community's help in locating Francisco Javier Rios. Rios, 30, is wanted for the following alleged offenses: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Attempted Sexual Assault Impeding Breath Retaliation Terroristic…

FBI violates rights of accused Brooklyn subway shooter by taking his DNA

According to a letter, agents questioned him, had him sign several documents

Originally Published: 28 APR 22 15:39 ET By Mark Morales, CNN (CNN) -- FBI agents violated the accused Brooklyn subway shooter's constitutional rights when they took DNA samples from him and didn't tell his attorneys, according to a court filing…

Port Lavaca man charged with murder seeks bond reduction

Blake Downs' bond is set at $850,000

PORT LAVACA, Texas - Blake Downs, is charged with the murder of Coewin Boerm, 19. Attorneys for Downs are seeking a bond reduction. Downs' bond is set at $850,000. A district court judge will review the case and the witnesses'…

Five subjects apprehended following bailout

Victoria County Sheriff's Office deputies work bailout in the early morning hours

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Sheriff's Office deputies apprehended approximately five subjects following a bailout, early Wednesday morning. Deputies worked a bailout on US 59 near Allen's Wrecker Service yard on US 59. The subjects fled the stop on…

At least two people shot in 'active threat' situation in Washington, DC

At least one person was seen being led away by police in handcuffs

Originally Published: 22 APR 22 16:20 ET Updated: 22 APR 22 17:22 ET By Karl de Vries and Mike Valerio, CNN (CNN) -- At least two people were shot Friday afternoon in northwest Washington, DC, and authorities are responding to…

VPD officer discovers stolen vehicle, leading to arrests

A VPD officer was conducting a routine proactive patrol when discovering possible stolen vehicle

VICTORIA, Texas - A VPD officer discovers a stolen vehicle during a routine proactive patrol in the 5700 block of Houston Highway, leading to the arrests of two Corpus Christi residents. On Wednesday, April 20, a Victoria Police Department officer…

Victoria Police identify man found dead on April 15

Further information is pending results from an autopsy

VICTORIA, Texas - On Friday, April 15, around 3:48 p.m. Victoria police officers responded to a residence in the 1900 block of E. Power Ave. about a dead person. Police identified the body as 45-year-old Domingo Alvarez. His body was…

26-year-old Refugio woman arrested for stolen vehicle

Jackson County Sheriff's Office assisted with the arrest

JACKSON COUNTY, Texas -  On Tuesday, at approximately 2 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff's Office assisted the Edna Police Department with a traffic stop located at the Jackson Inn Hotel. During the traffic stop, EPD located several undocumented immigrants inside…

5 local suspects, including 2 teens, arrested on multiple charges

Victoria Police Department, Victoria County Sheriff's Office, Crossroads HIDTA Taskforce worked together in this arrest

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, April 19, the Victoria Police Department Special Crimes Unit (SCU), conducted a drug and fugitive investigation at a residence in the 500 block of Meyer. Consequently, VPD's SCU, with the assistance from the Crossroads…

Christopher Bland, of Victoria, arrested for multiple warrants

Bland, 27, was transported to the VCSO jail

VICTORIA, Texas - On Monday, Victoria Police Department Detectives, with the assistance from the US Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, executed an arrest warrant on Christopher Bland. Bland, of Victoria, had outstanding felony warrants for the following:…