Archive 2017
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SUSPECT FIGHTS DEPUTIES, RESISTS ARREST
January 27, 2017: Alfredo Velasquez in custody
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ARRESTS, JANUARY 2-9, 2017
8 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, JAN. 9-16, 2017
9 suspects taken into custody
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CRASH DRIVER ADMITS HAVING DRUGS
February 4, 2017: Mom looks in backpack, finds contraband
MULTI-AGENCY DRUG INVESTIGATION
February 7, 2017: Abelardo Molina in custody
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ARRESTS, JAN. 16-23, 2017
13 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, JAN. 23-30, 2017
8 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, JAN. 31 - FEBRUARY 6, 2017
16 suspects taken into custody
Archive 2016
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RAMIREZ TAKES CHARGE AT COUNTY JAIL
Jan. 29, 2016: New administrator
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GRAND JURY, JANUARY 2016
Jan. 19, 2016: Indictments handed down on felony charges
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COUNTY SUPPORTS CASA WITH $20K GRANT
Feb. 8, 2016: Volunteers speak up for abused children
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ARRESTS, JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 9, 2016
24 suspects taken into custody
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RALLYING SUPPORT FOR EASTER EGG HUNTS
Feb. 9, 2016: Sheriff, Investigator address Chamber
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ARRESTS, FEBRUARY 10-16, 2016
18 suspects taken into custody
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NO LICENSE; WEED IN UNDERPANTS
Feb. 16, 2016: Driver had more dope in car
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ARRESTS, FEBRUARY 16-22, 2016
15 suspects taken into custody
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ASSAULT CHARGE FOR LOCAL RESIDENT
Feb. 25, 2016: Juan Xavier Cruz arrested
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ARRESTS, FEBRUARY 22-29, 2016
23 suspects taken into custody
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RINGERS ACQUITTED IN RAILROAD DEATH 
Feb. 25, 2016: Gardendale brothers found not guilty
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ARRESTS, MARCH 1-6, 2016
10 suspects taken into custody
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STUDENTS ATTEND S.A.D.D. CONFERENCE
Feb. 26, 2016: Teens looking at careers in law enforcement
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ARRESTS, MARCH 7-14, 2016
18 suspects taken into custody
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DEPUTIES ARREST CHILD ADVOCATE
March 9, 2016: Report indicates violence between adults
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ARRESTS, MARCH 14-21, 2016
6 suspects taken into custody
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SUSPECT HID COCAINE IN BODY CAVITY
March 10, 2016: Jeep driver had narcotics
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GRAND JURY, MARCH 2017
March 22, 2016: Indictments for 17 defendants  
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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE LOCAL BURGLARIES
March 17, 2016: Thieves stole valuables from homes
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ARRESTS, MARCH 21-28, 2016
17 suspects taken into custody
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MILLION-DOLLAR METH CARGO
March 18, 2016: SUV had drugs in fuel tank 
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ARRESTS, MARCH 28 - APRIL 4, 2016
22 suspects taken into custody
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EARLY-MORNING RAID
March 31, 2016: Two fugitives in custody
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LA SALLE COUNTY GRAND JURY
April 5, 2016: Two new indictments  
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APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
April 4, 2016: Judge signs proclamation 
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ARRESTS, APRIL 4-11, 2016
14 suspects taken into custody 
ENERGY SITE EXPLOSION
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April 4, 2016: One worker airlifted after blast  
ARRESTS, APRIL 11-20, 2016
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23 suspects taken into custody
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DOUBLE TRAFFIC STOP ENDS IN ARRESTS 
April 5, 2016: Local drivers face DWI, drug charges  
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ARRESTS, APRIL 19-24, 2016
14 suspects taken into custody 
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BUS CRASH IN MILLETT 
April 9, 2016: Vehicle plows off interstate after tire blow-out  
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ARRESTS, APRIL 25 - MAY 2, 2016
18 suspects taken into custody
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BOTCHED BURGLARY ENDS IN ARREST 
April 10, 2016: One in custody after attempting to steal AC
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ARRESTS, MAY 2-9, 2016
18 suspects taken into custody
SHERIFF: 'PARTY BUSES' WERE DANGEROUS
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April 16, 2016: Charter vehicles, booze on Prom Night 
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ARRESTS, MAY 9-16, 2016
22 suspects taken into custody 
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ARRESTS, MAY 16-23, 2016
18 suspects taken into custody 
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TELECOMMUNICATORS' WEEK
April 20, 2016: Honoring emergency dispatchers  
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ARRESTS, MAY 23-31, 2016
31 suspects taken into custody
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SHERIFF ENDORSES CASA FUNDRAISER
April 23, 2016: Goods, services posted public bidding
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ARRESTS, MAY 30 - JUNE 6, 2016
14 suspects taken into custody
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PROTECTIVE VEST FOR K9
April 27, 2016: Grant for drug-detecting dog's body armor 
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ARRESTS, JUNE 6-13, 2016
14 suspects taken into custody
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TWO IN CUFFS AFTER BURGLARY CALL
May 8, 2016: Suspects had construction materials in car
ARRESTS, JUNE 13-20, 2016
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21 suspects taken into custody
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NINE DEAD IN TOUR BUS CRASH
May 14, 2016: Sheriff warns of road hazards
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COURT DODGERS FACE ARREST
June 20, 2016: JP signs warrants
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TRAFFIC STOP ENDS IN DRUG ARREST
May 18, 2016: Driver had narcotics, paraphernalia in car
ARRESTS, JUNE 20-27, 2016
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19 suspects taken into custody
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DEATH AT MALTSBERGER
May 23, 2016: Immigrant dies on trek through ranch
ARRESTS, JUNE 27 - JULY 4, 2016
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19 suspects taken into custody
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SIX HURT IN HIGH-SPEED CRASH
May 23, 2016: Driver flips SUV during pursuit
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN
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May 25, 2016: Invitation to take part 
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COURT DODGERS FACE ARREST
July 5, 2016: JP signs warrants
ARRESTS, JULY 5-11, 2016
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16 suspects taken into custody
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HOUSE FIRE ON THOMAS STREET
May 29, 2016: Did arsonist target abandoned home?
ARRESTS, JULY 12-18, 2016
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12 suspects taken into custody
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BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT CAUGHT
June 6, 2016: Vehicle occupant matched criminal's description
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K-9 DEATH INVESTIGATION
June 13, 2016: No evidence of criminal wrongdoing
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ARRESTS, JULY 18-25, 2016
16 suspects taken into custody
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K-9 BURIAL: SHERIFF'S STATEMENT
June 17, 2016: Ledger's valued service career
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ARRESTS, JULY 25 - AUGUST 1, 2016
15 suspects taken into custody
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FIREWORKS BAN IN PLACE
June 23, 2016: Sheriff says violators may be cited
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JP SIGNS NEW WARRANTS
August 15, 2016: Court no-shows face immediate arrest
LOCAL MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER STANDOFF 
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July 3, 2016: Was suspect using toxic narcotic?
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ARRESTS, AUG. 1-15, 2016
27 suspects taken into custody
SMUGGLING SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
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July 7, 2016: Speeding driver was wanted fugitive
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ARRESTS, AUGUST 15-22, 2016
10 suspects taken into custody
JAILER'S KILLER PLEADS GUILTY
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July 11, 2016: De Luna-Vasquez faces life in prison
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ARRESTS, AUGUST 22-28, 2016
16 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, AUG. 28 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
15 suspects taken into custody
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ENCINAL TOURNAMENT
August 4, 2016: City hosts 3-on-3 with adults, teens
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ARRESTS, SEPTEMBER 5-12, 2016
14 suspects taken into custody
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US MARSHALS RAID NETS FUGITIVE
August 13, 2016: Uvaldo Garcia listed as armed and dangerous
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IMPOUNDED VEHICLES
September 12, 2016: Cars, trucks and vans subject to auction
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STUDENTS' FUNDRAISING CAR SHOW
August 13, 2016: SADD Club invites exhibitors
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ARRESTS, SEPTEMBER 12-19, 2016
15 suspects taken into custody
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DRIVER ARRESTED WITH DRUGS, IMMIGRANTS
August 14, 2016: Pssengers lay on vehicle's floorboards
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ARRESTS, SEPTEMBER 19-26, 2016
16 suspects taken into custody
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DEPUTY ASSISTS IN USBP CASE
August 17, 2016: Trafficking suspects in downtown Cotulla
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ARRESTS, SEPT. 26 - OCTOBER 3, 2016
11 suspects taken into custody
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PIT BULL PUPPY THEFT
August 22, 2016: Suspect caught on video surveillance
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ARRESTS, OCTOBER 3-10, 2016
17 suspects taken into custody
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WEATHER AFFECTS TRAFFIC
August 22, 2016: Road closures in La Salle
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IMPOUNDED VEHICLES
October 11, 2016: Cars, trucks and vans subject to auction
DOWNTOWN ROAD CONSTRUCTION
August 25, 2016: Meeting with TxDOT on traffic concerns
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ARRESTS, OCTOBER 10-17, 2016
19 suspects taken into custody
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POT-SMOKING SALES REPS?
September 12, 2016: Four in custody after traffic stop
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ARRESTS, OCTOBER 17-24, 2016
20 suspects taken into custody
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FREIGHTER, VAN COLLIDE AT GARDENDALE
September 18, 2016: No injuries reported
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ARRESTS, OCTOBER 24-31, 2016
13 suspects taken into custody
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HIGH-SPEED CHASE THROUGH LA SALLE
September 19, 2016: Suspect southbound in stolen truck
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'CANDY BOXES' HELD WEED CARGO
October 3, 2016: K-9 Unit helps identify drugs 
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ARRESTS, OCT. 31 - NOVEMBER 7, 2016
17 suspects taken into custody
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FORMER DIMMIT DEPUTY IN CUSTODY
October 7, 2016: Woman says officer touched her 
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VEHICLE AUCTION
Listing of items in upcoming sale
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LOCAL WORKER STILL MISSING AFTER A YEAR
October 19, 2016: Johnson's whereabouts remain unknown 
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ARRESTS, NOVEMBER 7-14, 2016
10 suspects taken into custody
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SHERIFF'S STAFF ATTEND CONFERENCE
October 17-20, 2016: training at event in Montgomery
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ARRESTS, NOVEMBER 14-21, 2016
6 suspects taken into custody
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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
Advice to trick-or-treat youngsters and parents
ARRESTS, NOVEMBER 21-28, 2016
23 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, NOV. 28 - DECEMBER 5, 2016
14 suspects taken into custody
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DID HUNTER SHOOT TRUCK?
November 16, 2016: Vehicle on highway is hit by bullet
MACHETE ATTACK SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
November 19, 2016: Ernesto Telles Jr. faces felony charge
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ARRESTS, DEC. 5-12, 2016
6 suspects taken into custody
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STOLEN TRUCK WAS BORDER-BOUND
November 29, 2016: Driver lied about dad buying gas
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ARRESTS, DEC. 12-19, 2016
12 suspects taken into custody
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CHRISTMAS LIGHT THEFTS
December 8, 2016: Criminals target Cotulla homes
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ARRESTS, DEC. 19-27, 2016
16 suspects taken into custody
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TRUCK TIRES STOLEN
December 14, 2016: Thieves disable parked vehicles

Oaths of
Office

La Salle County Sheriff Miguel Rodriguez took his oath of office for his second elected term as the head law enforcement officer for the county in a brief ceremony the district courtroom on Monday, January 2, in the presence of County Judge Joel Rodriguez and Justice of the Peace Vicki Rodriguez. Also taking their oaths of office on Sunday and Monday for new terms after prevailing in their respective elections during 2016 were (Photo above right) Constable Rene Maldonado, (Photos below, L-R) Constables Guy Megliorino, Oscar Tellez and Hector Ramirez (pictured right with new La Salle County Commissioner Erasmo Ramirez).