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This evening we stopped by to wish Emma a Happy 15th Birthday.
We hope your day was extra special.
Help us wish Emma a Happy Birthday!
This afternoon our agency joined Jaden in celebrating his 6th Birthday.
Join us in wishing Jaden a Happy Birthday!
Yesterday our agency joined Milani Garcia’s Birthday celebration.(2 Years Old)
We would like to thank the Garcia family for including us in their special day.
Help us wish Milani a very Happy Birthday!
This morning some of our Alton Family got together to run the Alton Crime Stoppers 1st Annual 5K.
We would like to thank all those who registered and helped our Crime Stoppers Organization.
This afternoon we stopped by to wish Adrian Camacho a Happy 12th Birthday.
We would like to thank the Camacho family for including us in their special day.
This afternoon our agency stopped by to wish Gabriel Rodriguez a very Happy Birthday.
We would like to thank the Rodriguez family for including us in their special day.
We would like to thank everyone who came out and joined us for our Shielding our Heroes with Prayer event.
A special thank you to Amy Vela and Family in Blue for spearheading this great initiative.
Alton Police Department
Join us tonight!
LIVE: Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez and special guests host the Purple Day Press Conference in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
October is Domestic Violence Awarenes Month.
We are committed to doing our part to help raise awareness on this prevalent issue.
If you are experiencing domestic violence or know someone who is contact us we are here to help. There are resources available to you.
#Altonstrong #Communityfirst #TurnHidalgoCountyPurple
We would like to thank Chris Trainque with Creative Needles for sending our staff these hand knit thin blue line winter hats all the way from Florida.
We truly appreciate the kind gesture and all of the support.
Join us for our 2020 Virtual Halloween Costume Contest!
This weekend our agency stopped by to wish Kaylie a Happy 12th Birthday 🎂
We want to thank Kaylie and her family for including us in their special day.
Help us wish Kaylie a Happy Birthday!
This weekend we joined the Mendoza-Gonzalez family for a Drive Thru Baby Shower.
We want to thank them for making us a part of their special day.
This morning our agency joined the Go Gold 4 Childhood Cancer 10 mile bike ride event hosted by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.
We join in solidarity with our community and law enforcement counterparts in helping raise awareness on this horrible disease.
We will continue to do our part to show support to the families who have been effected by childhood cancer. This morning our team rode in honor of our honorary Captain Brandon Tadeo Alvarez A2. He is gone but will never be forgotten.
Join us Thursday October 1st at 6pm.
For everyones safety and health we are asking for all the attendees to stay in their vehicles during the vigil.
Earlier today our Officers helped deliver food items throughout the community. They were also able to assist a family in need of some car seats.
We love serving our community, and will continue to work diligently to preserve the quality of life for those residing and visiting Alton.
Join us Friday October 30th from 6pm-9:30pm for our 3rd Annual National Night Out event.
This years event will be a Halloween themed drive thru event. Come by for some free food, school supplies, and Candy. Be sure to wear your Halloween costumes!
We would like to thank Census staff for stopping by to bring our department some personalized Census Masks.
If you have not filled out your Census please do so. It will help our region tremendously.
We would like to thank On Guard Sanitation Services for stopping by and providing sanitation service for our first responders.
We appreciate the gesture!
The Alton Police Department is committed to help raise awareness on mental health and resilience for first responders.
If you are struggling with ptsd, depression, or anxiety we want you to know that you are not alone.
Join us in smashing the stigma and help us spread the message to all first responders that it is okay to seek help if they need it.
Here is how it works:
5k walk or run from darkness to light and upload your video on social media with the hashtag #IADusk2Dawn
register at https://irishang.org/events-1/the-dusk-till-dawn-challenge
#IADusk2Dawn #BeALight #irishangel #Smashthestigma
If interested apply at https://alton-tx.gov
On Saturday September 19, 2020 the Alton Police Department responded to 815 S. Shary Rd. In reference to a Robbery.
Upon arrival contact was made with the victim who stated that a male by the name of Heriberto Salinas who is known to her, attacked her and stole her purse and cell phone.
Officers checked the area and saw a vehicle matching the description given by the victim. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, however the driver evaded Officers by vehicle then by foot. The suspect was not located.
On Sunday September 20, 2020 Alton Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Black Kia at the 1800 block of Mahala Street for a traffic violation, however the driver evaded to the area of 4mile/Shary Road. The suspect then exited the vehicle and evaded on foot northbound through some orchards. The officer chased the suspect and caught up to him at which time the Officer recognized the individual as Heriberto Salinas the suspect to the Robbery that occurred a day prior.
The Officer saw that the male suspect had a sharp object in his hand and was threatening the officer with bodily harm, before threatening to harm himself.
After ongoing attempts to de-escalate the situation peacefully were unsuccessful, the officers escalated their use of force with O.C Spray and a Taser to apprehend the suspect. Heriberto Salinas was taken to a local hospital where he was medically cleared. He is pending arraignment on the offense of Robbery, and multiple evading charges.
We would like to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety, Precinct 3 Constables Office, and the Palmhurst Police Department for their assistance during this incident.
Free Covid Testing happening right now until 12pm at the Alton Parks and Recreation Center 349 Dawes Ave
This evening our agency joined in on Sebastian and Jesus’ Birthday Celebrations.
We would like to thank their families for allowing us to be a part of their special day.
Help us wish Sebastian and Jesus a Happy Birthday!
We would like to thank Amy Ibarra for stopping by and providing some goodie bags and thank you cards for our Officers in observance of National Thank a police officer day.
We appreciate the gesture and continued support for law enforcement.
Our produce giveaway is over. Thank you to everyone who came out to help make this event a success.
A big thank you to all of our City staff and volunteers. A special thank you to Raul Conde with Farmers Insurance and the Conde family for coming out and helping with not only this event but several others as well. We appreciate the help.
Over 1400 boxes of produce were distributed to the community.
City of Alton, TX Government
Join us Saturday!
Produce giveaway this coming Saturday, September 19, 2020. Masks are required. For information, please contact the Recreation Center at (956) 432-0760.
On Wednesday September 17, 2020, our agency responded to the Cricket Wireless store located at 300 S. Alton Blvd. in reference to a burglary of vehicle that had just occurred.
Upon arrival Officers obtained the suspects description, and located one of two suspects matching the description given after patrolling the area taking him into custody.
Officers were able to recover some of the stolen items in this case and return them to the owner.
This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information can contact us at (956) 432-0700 or through our Crime Stoppers Line 585-TIPS (8477)
Apprehended: Fabian Hernandez 04/17/2000
Today’s produce distribution event was a success. Over 1600 boxes of produce were distributed to members of the community.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this event possible.
Come join us!!!! 349 Dawes Alton, Texas
509 S. Alton Blvd
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