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Targeted Home Invasion #20-3039

This morning, just after 12:20 am, 5-subjects covered head-to-toe forced entry inside a residence located in the 1600 Blk of Oak Landing. The five assaulted two of the residents and tied up everyone inside the home. The suspects went into a room where they searched for a large sum of money. After getting the money […]

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Large-scale Animal Abuse Investigation

***UPDATE: 1/29/2020 @ 5:50 pm *** Great news out of San Patricio County Court, today! We learned that Mr. Gonzales was convicted on all 43 counts of animal cruelty.   He received 720 days of probation per each count. Additionally, he was ordered to pay restitution in an amount of just over $18K. Win-win! We appreciate […]

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Murder Investigation

EVENT #20-1451 – MURDER INFORMATION RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***UPDATE 2/7/2020 @ 8:50 AM *** As of this morning, two additional arrests have been made in this case. Jaime Garcia AGE 41 and Luis Perez AGE 44 are both charged with murder. Garcia and Perez working in conjunction with Luis Garza-Gonzalez played a direct role […]

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Fatal Crash – Vehicle vs Pedestrian

*** UPDATE 12/27/2019 @ 10:10 AM – FINAL RELEASE *** The 66 YOA male motorist was traveling SB on S. Commercial Street and driving on the inside lane. Just before impact, he observed the 47 YOA female pedestrian in the (corrected 10:40 am) just outside the crosswalk and attempted to avoid hitting her. The motorist […]

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Updates to the Animal Control Ordinance

A new ordinance enacted by City Council will take effect this Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The ordinance impacts many of the city laws that regulate animals within our City Limits. Ordinance Highlights: Establishes new limits on how many animals one may own; Animal “owner” is better defined; Animal tags must now be displayed on the animal’s collar; […]

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Leave No Trace

Come join our Code Enforcement, Police Department, and Police Explorers team for this wonderful 1-hour discussion about Leave No Trace. This event takes place August 29th beginning at 6:00 p.m. inside the Aransas Pass Council Chambers. What are you thankful for? The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact […]

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Hit & Run, Cyclist Injured *UPDATED

Hit & Run with InjuriesCase #19-16984HWY 361 @ Harbor Island RoadFor Immediate Release *** UPDATE 8/14/2019 *** Back on July 13th during the early morning hours officers responded to E. HWY 361 in reference to an auto/pedestrian hit and run. The victim was struck from behind while riding his motorized bike. At the time, he […]

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Fatal Kayaking Event

Fatal Kayaking EventCase #19-12983For Immediate Release ***UPDATE: 5/31/2019 @ 3:50 p.m. *** The victim is identified as Trace Richardson AGE 31 of Portland, Texas. According to the investigation, Trace died from the initial impact of the boat striking him while in his kayak. We continue to work closely with the Texas Parks And Wildlife Game […]

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Lifesavers Recognized and Awarded

Lifesavers Recognized and Awarded – During the Monday evening council meeting this week, Sergeant Travis Baker and Officer David Piper were recognized for saving the life of a 77 YOA resident. Also included were Firefighters Captain Juan Cruz, Firefighter Matt Willhelm, and Firefighter Kade Norman. Anytime an officer or firefighter saves the life of another, he […]

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Instant Communications – Protecting our Schools

By now, we’ve all read or watched the reports about two armed gunmen storming the STEM School Highlands Ranch just outside Denver, Colorado this past week. Several lives were saved thanks to the heroic actions of a few on campus. Further, the local sheriff’s department deployed emergency radios to each campus which also contributed to […]

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A New Tool to Combat Opioid Deaths

The Aransas Pass Police Department obtained a steady supply of Narcan kits. Each police officer has been instructed on how to deploy Narcan in the field during an emergency situation. Every officer will carry a kit with them while on duty. In the event the officer encounters a situation where the patient has overdosed on […]

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Remembering Chief Melvin Shedd

Remembering Chief of Police Melvin Shedd – This week, Aransas Pass PD lost a former leader in law enforcement, the Honorably Retired Chief of Police Melvin Shedd. Chief Shedd passed away surrounded by his family. Melvin began his career in law enforcement in 1968 as a dispatcher for the city of Aransas Pass. In 1972 he took a Deputy […]

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Remembering Sergeant Dennis Anders

Remembering Sergeant Dennis Anders – Today, Aransas Pass PD lost a fellow brother in law enforcement, the Honorably Retired Sergeant Dennis W. Anders. Sgt. Anders passed away in the hospital while surrounded by family. Sgt. Anders began his law enforcement career back on January 12, 1994 working as a jailer for the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Tactical Take-down Tuesday!

Tactical Take-down Tuesday! – Today, around 12:20 p.m., Aransas Pass Police, working with members of the DEA, served a federal search warrant at 1203 W. Yoakum Avenue. The resident, a convicted felon and known associate of the Mexican Mafia, Martin Cantu AGE 33 was taken into custody as a result of this investigation. The investigation […]

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Gas Pump Skimmer Device Found

Gas Pump Skimmer Device Found – On October 30th, 2018, officers were sent to the Snappy’s gas station located at the 2607 W. Wheeler in reference to a credit card skimmer found installed on pump 6. An employee of Snappy’s discovered the skimmer as he was attempting to connect a skimmer-prevention device. It is unknown […]

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