KENDALL COUNTY JURY SENTENCES MAN TO 99 YEARS PRISON
The Kendall County Criminal District Attorney's Office is led by Criminal District Attorney Nicole Bishop and prosecutes all felony and misdemeanor offenses that occur within Kendall County, Texas.
KENDALL COUNTY JURY SENTENCES MAN TO 99 YEARS PRISON
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H.B. 2298 was approved to make today, January 28th, Sexual Assault Survivors Day. The purpose is to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault and to recognize the courage of survivors throughout this state. While we fight for survivors of sexual assault every single day in this office, today we specifically honor those survivors.
2019 in Review - We’ve Been Busy
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This doesn't mean we appreciate the men and women of law enforcement just one day of the year, but every single day. God bless our law enforcement officers. Protect them while they protect us.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year! Remember Texans can help make the holidays merry and bright all season long by remembering to make a plan to get home safely before the festivities begin. Visit SoberRides.org to plan your ride home before the holiday parties begin! Kendall County now also has Uber and Lyft. See the comments below on how to sign up to request rides.
During the 2016 Holiday Season (Dec. 1, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017), there were 2,321 DUI-alcohol related traffic crashes in Texas, resulting in 82 fatalities and 199 serious injuries with New Years being the most dangerous. Please plan ahead.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Kendall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
10 Year Prison Sentences for Assaulting and Spitting on Three Kendall County Officers
Harris County Sheriff's Office
Deputies are actively searching for Tavores Dewayne Henderson, 21, in connection with the death of Nassau Bay PD Sgt. Kaila Sullivan. If you know his whereabouts call HCSO Homicide at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS(8477).
KENDALL COUNTY SOFTBALL COACH CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT OF 17-YEAR-OLD TEAMMATE
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
*UPDATE: Antonella has been found and has been reunited with family*
⚠️🚨Please Share- MISSING PERSON🚨⚠️
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating Missing Person Antonella Gaya, 16. Antonella was last seen getting on the bus for school on November 11, 2019 around 7:15 am at the 8000 block of Winecup Hill Dr.
She was wearing dark blue jeans and a blue jacket
If you have any information on Antonella's whereabouts contact the BCSO Missing Persons Unit at [email protected] or call 210-335-6000.
MP: Antonella Gaya
Last Seen: November 11, 2019 at 7:15 am getting on the school bus
Last Seen Wearing: dark blue jeans and a blue jacket
Whereabouts: North Bexar County
*Those found to be harboring Antonella may face charges for Harboring a Runaway which is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable up to 1 year in jail with a fine not to exceed $5,000; or can be charged with Interfering with Child Custody which is a State Jail Felony punishable up to 2 years in jail with a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Welcome back Officer Van Stavern!
We are excited to announce that Officer Van Stavern is back to full duty! A huge heartfelt thank you to everyone for the prayers, letters, donations, and help that was offered and given during her recovery process. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing community! #weareboerne #backtheblue #shesback
Kendall County Sheriff's Office
To all of our veterans who have served and are still serving - Thank you. We are forever grateful for your bravery and sacrifice.
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
MISSING PERSON JAYA AILANI TREVINO, 2 YOA
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating missing person Jaya Ailani Trevino, 2, who was last seen in the 10700 Block of Shaenfield Rd. Jaya Trevino was taken by her father Juan (AKA Johnny) Trevino, 33, on Monday November 4, 2019, during a family violence assault in which Juan Trevino kicked down the door to his estranged wife’s residence, threatened her with violence and shortly thereafter proceeded to assault her. Juan then grabbed Jaya and ran out of the residence. As Juan Trevino fled the scene, the victim observed Jaya’s head slam against the door on the way out as he was taking her. Jaya and Juan Trevino were last seen entering a 2014 Black Nissan Sentra bearing Texas License Plates MSK 1273.
Contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit:
[email protected] or by calling (210) 335-6000
Missing Person: Jaya Ailani Trevino
WGT: 26 Lbs.
Date of Birth: December 30, 2016 (Age: 2)
Address: 10700 BLK Shaenfield Rd.
Last Seen Wearing: Pink T-Shirt with Purple & Pink Lettering (“Big Sister”)
Date last seen: 11-4-2019 at 12 a.m. at Home
Date Reported Missing: 11-4-2019
Today, October 4th, 2019, the State of Texas represented by Special Victims Prosecutor Nick Socias presented the punishment case on Aidan Vitela for the death of Sydney Smith and injury to Victoria Snell. The Court heard evidence of alleged offenses committed in other jurisdictions including alcohol offenses, multiple uses of cocaine, repeated speeding violations, 3 drivers safety courses, sexual assault of a child, and other offenses before the fatal crash. After the crash the State presented evidence of drinking and driving just 9 months later, another at-fault accident where he put another driver in the hospital with permanent injury, and other offenses.
The Judge sentenced Vitela to 2 years in prison with a $5,000 fine and 6 months in county jail with a $1,000 fine. The maximum sentence for criminally negligent homicide is 2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. For assault it is 6 months in county jail and a $2,000 fine.
The family of the victims of Vitela were given the opportunity to make victim impact statements to Vitela on how his crimes have affected them.
Never forget what happened to us 18 years ago today.
We are all hoping for a speedy recovery for Officer Van Stavern. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
On Friday, August 30, 2019, at 10:09 PM, Boerne Police Officer Michele Van Stavern was standing in the 100 blk N Esser Rd directing traffic out from the north entrance of Boerne High School/Stadium after the Champion High School Football game ended. Officer Van Stavern was wearing a high-visibility traffic vest and holding a wand flashlight to direct traffic. Andrew Harris, 35 yoa of Boerne, was traveling southbound on N. Esser in his Ford F150 pick-up truck when he struck Officer Van Stavern. Officer Van Stavern sustained serious injuries to her left arm and head and was transported by Kendall County EMS to University Hospital. Mr. Harris stopped at the scene and was arrested by the Texas DPS Trooper who was investigating the crash. Mr. Harris is being charged with Intoxication Assault and being held at the Kendall County Jail. At the time of this post, Officer Van Stavern is in stable condition. Officer Van Stavern is the School Resource Officer assigned to Boerne Middle School North and has worked for the Boerne Police Department for about 4 years. Intoxication Assault is a Third-Degree Felony, 2-10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Please keep Officer Van Stavern and her family in your prayers.
Defendant Found Guilty for the Death of Sydney Smith and Injury to Victoria Snell
Defendant Found Guilty for the Death of Sydney Smith and Injury to Victoria Snell:
On August 23, 2019, a Kendall County jury found Aidan Vincente Vitela guilty of Criminally Negligent Homicide for his role in the death of Sydney K. Smith and guilty of Assault for the injuries and pain inflicted on passenger Victoria Snell. March 12, 2015, while driving his vehicle with passengers Sydney Smith and Victoria Snell, Aidan Vitela was traveling over 100 mph on Scenic Loop Road. He slammed his car into a tree, ultimately killing Smith. It was her 18th birthday when she died. She had accepted an invitation to attend Ole Miss and had dreams of helping people as a trauma surgeon. Over the course of several days, the jury heard testimony from eyewitnesses, first responders, medical experts, and crash reconstruction experts. This wreck was categorized by most experts as the worst they had ever seen.
Victoria Snell was 16 years old at the time when riding in the car with Vitela, who was 19 years old. She has suffered permanent nerve damage, fractured her face and spine, and lives every day in pain from the crash.
Vitela still has pending 2 alcohol-related charges that occurred less than a year after the crash in cause number 16-287-CR and 16-288-CR, arising from an incident on January 1, 2016.
The State has asked for a full day on October 4, 2019, to put on the entire punishment case against Vitela. “This loss has affected not only the 2 victims and their family, but an entire community,” said Special Victims Prosecutor Nick Socias. “Everyone on the road with Aidan Vitela was at risk of death at his hands.” District Attorney Nicole Bishop stated “I would like to thank all the agencies involved in the investigation, the first responders, experts, prosecution and victim services for their hard work on this case over the years. This office will continue to prosecute crimes like this to the fullest extent of the law in support of a safe community.”
Vitela is currently in custody in the Kendall County Jail where he will remain until punishment by Judge Kirsten B. Cohoon on October 4th, 2019 in the 451st District Court.
Boerne Police Department
HE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED!
Thanks very much for everyone's help and tips!
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On Sunday, 08/04/2019, the theft suspect walked past the point of sale and when approached by loss prevention employees he fled on foot. If you have any information or can identify the suspect please contact Detective R. Faz @ 830-249-8645 ext. 1209.
A jury today found Paul Alexander Casiano guilty of the felony of Assault – Family Violence with a Prior Conviction. The trial began Tuesday with the State of Texas being represented by Special Victims Prosecutor Nick Socias. Casiano was represented by attorney David Parent. The jury heard that not only had Casiano been convicted of assaulting this same victim before but that he was violating a family violence protective order against him by even being in the vicinity of the victim.
Late on May 6th, 2017, the victim was riding her bike home from work with her 2 young children. After Casiano’s first assault conviction against her she had applied for multiple protective orders in an attempt to protect herself and her children from further violence by Casiano. Unfortunately, Casiano tracked the victim down and assaulted her again. She was repeatedly pushed down and rammed off her bike. She screamed for her children to run home hoping to get them out of harm's way. One of her children- her 10-year-old daughter- turned around to see Casiano striking her mother and stating that he was going to kill her. The victim later required hospitalization and treatment for her injuries from Casiano.
Casiano elected for the judge to assess his punishment on August 30th, 2019 at 9am and has applied for probation. He is also facing charges for Continuous Violation of a Protective Order, another felony offense, for following the victim around the county.
"Kendall County jurors once again showed that they believe and care about domestic abuse by finding the defendant guilty" stated District Attorney Nicole Bishop. "Their verdict has protected not only this family but our entire community from a dangerous and violent offender. My office will continue to prioritize these cases and fight to obtain justice for victims."
On July 17, 2019, Special Victims Prosecutor Nick Socias received a Cybertip that a Kendall County resident was soliciting and sending images of child pornography on a social media website. A joint investigation with the District Attorney’s office and Boerne Police Department revealed that 18-year-old Jeremy Ryan Baese was transmitting images of nude children from the ages of approximately 6-16 years-old. He was arrested July 24, 2019, on a $200,000 bond set by the magistrate. He faces 2-20 years in prison for each image.
Our office will be closed this afternoon to attend the funeral of
Deputy Carlos Ramirez
Our office grieves for this loss and offers prayers for Deputy Ramirez’s family. He served his country and his community, and gave his life in service. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Kendall County Criminal District Attorney's Office
Boerne Police Department
Thank you to our hard working dispatchers.
Happy Telecommunicators Week! Thank a dispatcher.
Tomorrow is Go Blue Day so don't forget to wear your best blue to support Child Abuse Prevention Month and help spread awareness in your community! 💙
50 Years in Prison For Fair Oaks Home Invasion Stabbing
We are proud to announce that our very own First Assistant, Katherine McDaniel, has been appointed to the Governor's Violent Gang Task Force. For over 20 years McDaniel has worked in the largest jurisdiction in Texas combating gang activity including working in specialized units like Major Narcotics, Special Crimes, Child Abuse, and Juvenile Divisions. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the task force to help take a proactive stance towards tracking gang activity and the growth of gangs in our state.
Governor Greg Abbott has designated Jabari Howard and Katherine McDaniel to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The Task Force forms strategic partnerships among local, state, and federal criminal justice, juvenile justice, and correctional agencies...
Boerne Police Department
On Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 0243 hours, Officers were dispatched for a theft at WalMart. Three subjects (1 HM, 1 W/M and 1 H/F) were seen by a witness running to a black 4 door car with 2 TV’s and multiple items. The vehicle is possibly a Toyota Corolla. If you have any information that would assist in identifying the suspect vehicle please contact Detective R. Faz at 830-249-8645 ext. 1209.
Rusty Salazar’s Funeral will be held tomorrow, February 3rd 2019 at Frio Canyon Baptist Church.
Gravesite and reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a fund for Rusty’s children with details to follow.
Kendall County suffered a tremendous loss yesterday. We lost one of our own, Kendall County Probation Officer Rusty Salazar, in a tragic accident. He was a gentle giant with a big heart, and we will all miss him terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Please pray for the officers in Houston who were shot and injured in the line of duty.
"We have had several officers shot please pray for officers on the way to the scene now more information to follow."
Carla Valpeoz has been missing now since December 15, 2018. Her mother Maria was a fierce victim advocate for our office until she moved to be with her daughter as her vision grew worse. Like her mother, Carla also gave back selflessly in her life and career.
Maria served our county and our most vulnerable, so let’s now serve her by keeping this story alive, raising awareness, sharing this post, and praying for the safe return of her daughter.
More than three weeks after San Antonio native 35-year-old Carla Valpeoz disappeared in Peru, her family is not giving up hope. They've raised $25,000 for search efforts on a GoFundMe, they've worked with local Peruvian police as well as the U.S. Embassy and FBI- but they've hit a wall, and they wan...
Please keep an eye out for this alert in our neighboring county! Although the police have stated that the father’s story does not add up, we still have a confirmed missing baby in the area.
*****SAPD NEEDS YOUR HELP/ PLEASE SHARE*****
PLEASE SHARE: We need your help locating 8-month-old King Jay Davila who was taken while inside his fathers car on the 300 blk. of Enrique Barrera near SW 34th Street. Car was found nearby by Rodriguez Park, but baby King was not inside the car. He was last seen wearing a blue onesie. Call 911 immediately if you find him.
Human trafficking involves the use force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. If you see something suspicious, report it. The safety of the public as well as the victim is paramount. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to any suspicions. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking.
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