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Death Investigation

INFORMATION RELEASE (1)TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEVENT #20-18321 This morning, 09/01/2020, just after 5:40 a.m., officers were sent to a residence in the area of Murphy Road and Highway 35 for a report of a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they met with the resident and were told the 48-year-old Trent Gerard Cerrito, […]

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*UPDATED* New Ordinance, Affecting Our Community

*** AMENDED POST 9/10/2020 *** New Ordinance, Affecting Our Community – On Monday, August 17, 2020, the City Council voted final approval for ordinance #2020-4320. This ordinance applies only to Lighthouse Trails Kayak Park and bans certain motorized boats from being present on or launched from the park. This ordinance takes full effect after its official […]

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Human Remains Found – Hog Island

INFORMATION RELEASE (2)MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEVENT #20-16698 We just received word from the local medical examiner that he believes these bones to be ancient remains. It is not uncommon to find ancient remains in this part of south Texas. From here, the remains will be turned over to the historic society or a […]

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Fatal Crash – Truck vs Pedestrian

INFORMATION RELEASE (3)TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEVENT #20-16213 This afternoon, just after 3:20 pm, officers were out near Goose Island in Aransas County, looking for William Dysarz. Dysarz was determined to be the driver during the event that killed Borden, despite false statements he and his wife, Heather Dean, previously provided police. After being […]

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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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NNO, 2019 – THANK YOU, AP!!

National Night Out, 2019 – Post Event Report – This year several hundred (400-600) people joined us at Community Park. Most were residents of Aransas Pass, but it was not uncommon to meet folks from surrounding communities as well. Guests enjoyed some incredible hot dogs, chips, bottled water, rootbeer floats and more. On behalf of […]

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Back to School, 2019!

With the start of a new school year just days away, it’s a great time to discuss school safety. As observed every new school year, many become overwhelmed or stressed from trying to get everything ready for the first day/week of school. It’s best to plan your daily start early and be mindful of our […]

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Boating Incident, Aransas Channel

Boating FatalityCase #19-20338For Immediate Release *** UPDATE *** The identity of the killed boater is Henry Hershberger AGE 70. Out of respect for the family, we delay the release of this information as long as we are legally able so close friends and family can be notified. Again, the family remains in our thoughts and […]

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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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