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
CRASH DRIVER ADMITS HAVING DRUGS
February 4, 2017: Mom looks in backpack, finds contraband
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ARRESTS, JAN. 16-23, 2017
13 suspects taken into custody
MULTI-AGENCY DRUG INVESTIGATION
February 7, 2017: Abelardo Molina in custody
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TWO SERIOUSLY HURT IN CRASH
February 11, 2017: Car flips at tracks in Gardendale
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ARRESTS, JAN. 23-30, 2017
8 suspects taken into custody
ARRESTS, JAN. 31 - FEBRUARY 6, 2017
16 suspects taken into custody
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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER VEHICLE SEARCH 
February 13, 2017: Suspect with drugs at game parlor
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ARRESTS, FEB 6-13, 2017
18 suspects taken into custody
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ENCINAL DRUG RAID 
February 16, 2017: Cocaine, cash seized
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COURT DODGERS FACE ARREST
February 13, 2017: JP signs warrants
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WILD ANIMAL ALERT 
February 26, 2017: School readies to break ground in brush
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MANHUNT ENDS IN ARREST  
February 20, 2017: Cotulla man suspected of injuring father
NOTICE OF ESTRAY
February 15, 2017: Sheriff's Office picks up lost cow
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IS SCAM ARTIST BACK IN TOWN?  
February 22, 2017: Arrest warrant for Arturo Osteguin
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ARRESTS, FEB 13-20, 2017
14 suspects taken into custody
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COURT DODGERS FACE ARREST
February 21, 2017: JP signs warrants
JAIL ADMINISTRATORS ARRESTED 
February 24, 2017: Three charged with mishandling funds
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DEPUTIES SAVE DROWNING CHILD 
February 26, 2017: Girl had fallen into swimming pool
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ARRESTS, FEB 20-27, 2017
16 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, FEB 27 - MARCH 6, 2017
11 suspects taken into custody
MEETING THE 85th LEGISLATURE 
February 28, 2017: Law enforcement chiefs visit Capitol
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COUNTY EMPLOYEES INDICTED 
March 9, 2017: Zertuche, Garza face misdemeanor charges
ARRESTS, MARCH 6-13, 2017
13 suspects taken into custody
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LETTER ABOUT MISSING CHILD 
March 16, 2017: Officers, family thank helpers in search
NOTICE OF ESTRAY
March 14, 2017: Sheriff's Office picks up lost cow
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STOLEN VEHICLES HEADED FOR MEXICO 
March 17 2017: Traffic stop reveals payment for transport
ARRESTS, MARCH 13-20, 2017
10 suspects taken into custody
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WEED BAKE SALE ON FACEBOOK 
March 18, 2017: One in custody on drug charges
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ARRESTS, MARCH 20-27, 2017
13 suspects taken into custody
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WAS TRUCK STOLEN FROM GARAGE?  
March 22, 2017: Former employee takes company vehicle
JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
March 27, 2017: 20 face charges for evading court
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ARRESTS, MARCH 20-27, 2017
13 suspects taken into custody
FLATBED TRAILER BURNS ON IH-35  
April 8, 2017: Housewares, appliances packed tightly
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DRUG RAID AT RV PARK  
April 10, 2017: Antonio Garcia Jr. in custody
ARRESTS, MARCH 27 - APRIL 3, 2017
18 suspects taken into custody
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SPRING STORMS CREATE HAZARDS  
April 11, 2017: Car crash in bad weather
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JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
April 4, 2017: Court dodgers face charges
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BUS ROLLOVER ON FM 469  
April 24, 2017: No serious injuries
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ARRESTS, APRIL 3-10, 2017
13 suspects taken into custody
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WAS CRASH DRIVER USING K2?  
May 10, 2017: Truck stop customer behaved strangely
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ARRESTS, APRIL 10-17, 2017
11 suspects taken into custody
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BURNING TRUCK BLOCKS IH-35  
May 11, 2017: AC components explode in fire
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ARRESTS, APRIL 17-24, 2017
7 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, APRIL 24 - MAY 1, 2017
7 suspects taken into custody
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FUGITIVE LOCKED SELF IN CAR WITH WEED  
June 6, 2017: Rudy Sosa taken into custody
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COMMUNITY SUPPORTS FAMILY AFTER FIRE 
June 15, 2017: Gardendale home destroyed
JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
May 2, 2017: Court dodgers face charges
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HOUSE GUEST STABBED DURING ARGUMENT 
June 23, 2017: Dilley teen in custody over assault
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ARRESTS, MAY 1-8, 2017
10 suspects taken into custody
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TRESPASSER FALLS OFF BARN 
June 25, 2017: Jesus Alvarado in custody
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ARRESTS, MAY 8-15, 2017
12 suspects taken into custody
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DOWNTOWN STORE ROBBED 
June 26, 2017: Man threatened cashier, took over $400
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ARRESTS, MAY 15-22, 2017
12 suspects taken into custody
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PEDESTRIAN DIES ON IH-35 
June 27, 2017: Who killed Nikhill Thakor?
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ARRESTS, MAY 22-29, 2017
12 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, MAY 29 - JUNE 5, 2017
14 suspects taken into custody
FEDERAL CHARGES FOR SMUGGLER 
June 29, 2017: Pursuit led into Cotulla
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ROBBERY SUSPECT CAUGHT 
July 1, 2017: Rodolfo Garcia in custody
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JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
June 5, 2017: Court dodgers face charges
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SHOPLIFTER WAS WANTED FUGITIVE 
July 11, 2017: Kidnap, robbery, assault, weapons charges
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ARRESTS, JUNE 5-12, 2017
14 suspects taken into custody
WRONG-WAY DRIVER KILLED IN CRASH 
July 12, 2017: Fatality on IH-35
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JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
June 12, 2017: Court dodgers face charges
GAS PUMP CARD SKIMMER FOUND
July 14, 2017: How long was device active?
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ARRESTS, JUNE 12-19, 2017
12 suspects taken into custody
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SURVEILLANCE YIELDS FUGITIVE 
July 18, 2017: Mario Sanchez in custody
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JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
June 26, 2017: Court dodgers face charges
PIT BULL PUPPY THEFT 
July 20, 2017: Suspect in custody; admits wanting dogs
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ARRESTS, JUNE 19-26, 2017
15 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, JUNE 26-30, 2017
5 suspects taken into custody
GAS PUMP SKIMMER ALERT 
July 21, 2017: Watch out for signs of fraud at local stations
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TWO AIRLIFTED AFTER CRASH 
July 25, 2017: Three vehicles collide near Fowlerton
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ARRESTS, JUNE 30 - JULY 10, 2017
20 suspects taken into custody
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TRUCK THEFT LANDS ONE IN JAIL 
July 26, 2017: Day after release, Alvarado cuffed again
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ARRESTS, JULY 10-17, 2017
16 suspects taken into custody
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NEW CHARGES FOR ROBBERY DETAINEE 
July 27, 2017: Garcia attempts break-out, assaults others
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ARRESTS, JULY 17-24, 2017
21 suspects taken into custody
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TRAFFIC STOP YIELDS COCAINE CARGO 
July 28, 2017: Fake cowboy had drugs in horse trailer
ARRESTS, JULY 24-31, 2017
17 suspects taken into custody
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MORE CARD SKIMMERS IN COTULLA 
August 11, 2017: Advice on theft prevention
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ARRESTS, JULY 31 - AUGUST 7, 2017
27 suspects taken into custody
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ARRESTS, AUG. 7-14, 2017
8 suspects taken into custody
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STATE INVESTIGATES PRICE GOUGING 
September 12, 2017: Gas price hike after hurricane?
WOMAN FACES FELONY CHARGE AFTER FIRE 
September 15, 2017: Arson, assault investigation underway
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JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
August 14, 2017: Court dodgers face charges
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MULTI-VEHICLE PILE-UP ON IH-35 
September 18, 2017: Highway closed; DPS investigates crash
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NOTICE OF ESTRAY
September 7, 2017: Sheriff's Office picks up lost cow
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TASK FORCE RAID NETS THREE
September 21, 2017: Encinal drug investigation
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JP SIGNS ARREST WARRANTS
September 7, 2017: Court dodgers face charges
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ARRESTS, AUG. 14 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
51 suspects taken into custody
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METHODIST AIRCARE DEMO
September 21, 2017: Helicopter crew describes work
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OBITUARY: ADOLPH THOMAS
September 24, 2017: Former sheriff's consultant dies
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ARRESTS, SEPT. 11-18, 2017
19 suspects taken into custody
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WORKERS RESCUED IN FLOODS
September 26, 2017: Heavy rains wreak havoc across region
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ARRESTS, SEPT. 18-25, 2017
6 suspects taken into custody
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COTULLA LOOP WORK BEGINS
September 29, 2017: $14M truck relief route construction
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ARRESTS, SEPT. 25 - OCTOBER 2, 2017
12 suspects taken into custody
Feature Stories Archive 2016-17
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'E-CIG' THREATS TO YOUTHS
Feb. 17, 2016: Child advocates address new trends
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ZIKA VIRUS ALERT
March 2016: Health agencies list risks, effects
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POLICE WEEK PROCLAMATION
Honoring law enforcement, May 15-21, 2016
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'CLICK IT OR TICKET' GRANT
May 2016: Funds for enforcement
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PIPELINE DISASTER DRILL
June 2016: Tabletop planning for an emergency
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PHONE, MAIL SCAM ALERT
May 2016: Elderly residents have been targeted
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NEW MARTINEZ PARK OPENS
July 21, 2016: Dedication ceremony
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HUMAN TAFFICKING, SLAVERY
June 24, 2016: Seminar with District Attorney
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CHILD SAFETY SEAT PROMOTION
September 2016: Enforcement, resources
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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SAFETY
August-September 2016: Sheriff urges caution
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: NEW DANGERS
September 2016: District attorney outlines crime trends
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MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN
September 2016: Workshop, training for law enforcement
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EMERGENCY DRILL: GAS PLANT LEAK
September 2016: Emergency response plan at Anadarko
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HOME FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN
September-October 2016: Free smoke detectors for all
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
October 2016: County proclamation
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EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE
December 2016: Key players study threats, response
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SHERIFF BEGINS NEW TERM
January 2017: Rodriguez outlines goals for next four years 
LA SALLE SUPPORTS CASA
January 2017: County makes grant to advocacy group
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WELCOME NEW DPS SERGEANT
January, 2017: JD Rodriguez earns promotion
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LEPC MEETING
February 2017: Responders, oil industry reps meet
SOCIAL MEDIA SCAM ALERT
February 2017: Avoid being tricked by advertisers
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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION, AWARENESS
April 2017: Judge promotes intervention, education 
COTULLA CITY HALL FUNDING
April 2017: Plan underway to convert historic building 
COTULLA'S NEW TRUCK RELIEF ROUTE
April 2017: Commissioners pick $14M loop builder 
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LEPC MEETING
May 2017: Emergency responders share resources 
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SUMMER SAFETY TIPS
May 2017: 'Stranger Danger', new awareness efforts 
EMAIL BANKING SCAMS PERSIST
June 2017: Local cases, fraud prevention tips
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JOHNSON STILL MISSING
June 2017: No sign of Marble Falls man since 2015
HONORING VETERAN OF THREE WARS
July 2017: Dr. Richard Hood is community's parade marshal 
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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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ARRESTS, APRIL 19-24, 2016
14 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 25 - MAY 2, 2016
18 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, MAY 2-9, 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 9-16, 2016
22 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 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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FREIGHTER, VAN COLLIDE AT GARDENDALE
September 18, 2016: No injuries reported
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ARRESTS, OCTOBER 17-24, 2016
20 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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ARRESTS, OCTOBER 24-31, 2016
13 suspects taken into custody
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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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DID HUNTER SHOOT TRUCK?
November 16, 2016: Vehicle on highway is hit by bullet
ARRESTS, NOV. 28 - DECEMBER 5, 2016
14 suspects taken into custody
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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