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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.
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.
Originally known as "Armistice Day," Veterans Day was first observed on November 11, 1919, marking the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for November 11 to be recognized annually, and the date became a national holiday in 1938.
Today, Nov. 11, 2018, makes the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. Today, there are more than 16 million living veterans who have served during at least one war and 5.2 million veterans have served in peacetime. Two million of those veterans are women.
The Kendall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office takes today to honor all of our veterans, past and present.
Don't turn your Halloween into a Nightmare! Drive Safe & Sober tonight. Plan Ahead!
In 2009, Texas Laws were modified to address the danger of family violence by strangulation or suffocation by making these crimes as a third-degree felony. Law enforcement is now able to treat strangulation cases more in line with the seriousness of their danger to the victims. Strangulation accounts for 10-percent of violent deaths in the United States and victims of non-fatal strangulation are 750 percent more likely to become a victim of domestic homicide.
Strangulation is particularly a dangerous problem because the victim usually does not present with visible injuries. Relying on external injuries to measure how serious to treat an assault case is severely flawed. Even in documented death by strangulation cases there is often no evidence of external injuries. The key to preventing these crimes and prosecute the abusers is by education and training. We will be posting strangulation facts this week and answering any questions the public may have on this type of crime.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Our office has been hit hard by this terrible disease. We’ve had two of our own battle and beat it already. Now we have a third in the middle of her own battle but on her way to victory. Yesterday Kristie Pressler went beautifully bald, and today we all wore scarves to show our support for her and to raise awareness about this disease.
Please follow the link to learn more or to find out what you can do to help.
Today is #GoPurple Day! Today we wear purple to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. #DVAM
Victims of abuse often suffer in silence, feeling isolated and helpless. It is important for victims to understand that they are not alone. Know the facts.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Know-Predict-Prevent.
KENDALL COUNTY JURY FINDS MAN GUILTY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
Boerne, Texas – September 28, 2018: On Monday September 24, 2018, defendant John Antu (41) was found guilty by a Kendall County Jury in the 451st Judicial District Court of assault causing bodily injury - family violence. The offense is a class A misdemeanor with a punishment of up to one year in the Kendall County jail and/or a fine up to $4,000. For a misdemeanor offense, the judge may choose to place a defendant on probation for up to two years instead of ordering the defendant to serve jail time.
In July 2015, the defendant came home intoxicated to his wife and began yelling at her. His wife tried to leave, but he became physically abusive. When she ran and locked herself in another room, the defendant ripped the door handle off and continued the assault. The defendant took off his heavy-duty western belt and began whipping his wife, repeatedly striking her all over her body. He then attempted to suffocate her with a pillow. The victim was able to get away, and she called 911 as the defendant chased her. When police arrived, the victim was found hiding in the bushes in fear, and the defendant had fled the scene.
Assistant Criminal District Attorney Nick Socias presented the case on behalf of the State. During trial, the responding deputy to the scene testified to what he observed and what the victim said happened when he arrived. The jury heard the 911 call and saw photographs of the crime scene and the victim’s injuries. The victim also testified and recanted her previous statements in support of exonerating the defendant. The defense did not call any witnesses or present any evidence. During closing argument, the attorney for the defendant, Dave Parent, told the jury he did not know if the victim was telling the truth during the trial or in 2015 to the deputy responding to her 911 call. Mr. Parent argued that two different versions created reasonable doubt for the jury to find the defendant not guilty.
In the State’s closing argument, ACDA Socias discussed the common issue of a “recanting victim.” He asked the jury to use common sense, and to decide what happened based on the evidence presented.
The jury deliberated for approximately 20 minutes before returning a guilty verdict. The defendant elected to have presiding 451st District Judge Bill Palmer assess punishment. On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Judge Palmer sentenced John Antu to probation for six months with standard conditions and anger management. No fine or community service was ordered by the court.
FROM CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY NICOLE BISHOP: Criminal charges are brought by the State of Texas, on behalf of the entire community, not just one person. While the input of the victim is always sought, it is not determinative of the outcome. It is the sworn duty of a prosecutor to uphold the laws of the State of Texas, even when the victim disagrees. While my office understands and sympathizes with the difficulty of the victim's situation, we will not abandon the goal of stopping domestic violence and allow the abuser to control the outcome of the case. By the time a case finally goes to trial in the criminal justice system, a victim may have been subject to a barrage of threats, guilt manipulation, oppression, control, or violence. The victim in this case is safer because her abuser now knows that he cannot avoid the consequences of his actions through manipulation over the victim. My office will still prosecute him, and a Kendall County jury will see the truth and hold him accountable. His conviction also ensures that if he ever decides to commit this offense again, he will now face more severe felony charges. Hopefully that will be enough to deter the defendant from committing any future family violence ever again. If not, we will be here to prosecute him.
Kendall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Joins Task Force to Combat Internet Crimes Against Children
Leading into October, the National Crime Prevention Month, the Kendall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is proud to announce that it has become a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As the first and only affiliate agency in the area, the District Attorney’s Office is helping lead the way in combating on-line child exploitation, including the sexual solicitation of children and the dissemination of child pornography and child violence images on the Internet. “We are proud to work with the Office of the Attorney General and become an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This union makes available a wealth of resources to enhance our Office’s ability to protect the children of our community and successfully prosecute those who prey on the most vulnerable victims,” said District Attorney Nicole Bishop. The ICAC program assists state and local law enforcement agencies to develop an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases. This help encompasses investigative and forensic components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education. Due in large part to the technological aspects of these cases, the ICAC Task Force Program promotes a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency, team approach to investigating and prosecuting ICAC cases. “For all the great advances and abilities the internet has brought us, it can also serve as an outlet for the most vile and disgusting acts of human behavior. That is why this Task Force is so vital for our county.” said Bishop.
UPDATE: Michael Bullard Jr. has been captured thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip from a concerned citizen and the great work of the San Antonio Police Department Repeat Offenders Program (ROPE Unit). Thank you to everyone involved in assisting to bring this fugitive in!
The Kendall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating MICHAEL ROBERT BULLARD, JR., a fugitive wanted for multiple cases of Harassment and Prostitution.
On August 17, 2018, MICHAEL ROBERT BULLARD, JR. cut off his court ordered ankle monitor and a warrant was issued for his arrest. It is believed that the fugitive has family living in or near Kendall County and he may possibly be in this area.
If you see MICHAEL ROBERT BULLARD, JR. or have any information to assist in his capture, please contact your local police immediately or Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-348-LEAD.
Fugitive: White male, 34 years old, 6’2’’ approximately 200 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes.
JURY SENTENCES MAN TO 40 YEARS FOR CHILD MOLESTATION
Boerne Police Department
Boerne man sentenced to 20 years for online impersonation | Hill Country Weekly Independent Newspaper
On January 30, 2018, a Kendall County jury found Richard Lunt guilty of two charges of Third Degree Felony of Online Impersonation. In the case presented by As...
Our prayers are with Officer Copeland’s family and his department in San Marcos as they are dealing with this horrific loss.
A San Marcos police officer has died following a shootout with a suspect near an elementary school, investigators said.
Congratulations to Comfort Elementary Fifth Grade graduates of the D.A.R.E. program put on by our Sheriff’s Department. Thank you to Deputy Klaerner, AKA Cheeseburger and Deputy Webb, AKA Bacon, for putting on the program.
The kids spent 10 weeks learning how to make good choices. We are so proud of you!
The Kendall County Courthouse is closed today due to a power outage. Therefore our office will also be closed today. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. If you are a victim and need immediate assistance please call dispatch at 830-249-8645. They will be able to put you in touch with one of our victim advocates or other assistance if necessary.
With the recent trend and rise in vehicle burglary cases in Kendall County, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, the District Attorney's Office will only be seeking a conviction and jail time.
The State will not agree to any probation or deferred adjudication plea agreements unless there is a unique set of circumstances AND the victim agrees.
Burglary of a vehicle may only be a misdemeanor offense, but if you do it in Kendall County, you'd better be ready to go to jail.
Berges Fest warrant weekend was a success. We did not have a single Berges Fest related DWI, and the DWIs that we did have were from individuals residing outside the county.
Thank you Kendall County for being responsible and keeping the roads safe!!!
Also a special thank you to Kendall County Air for providing the designated driver registration booth and table, to our anonymous sponsor for donating the $200 Visa gift card that one of our designated drivers won in our drawing, and to everyone who signed up to drive a friend or loved one home.
The law enforcement community did a fantastic job of getting the word out to Kendall County to raise awareness and prevent intoxicated drivers from getting on the roads.
Again, thank you to everyone who made this weekend work including Sheriff Auxier, Chief Kohler, DPS, FORPD, Judge Debby S. Hudson, and our volunteers that helped the CDA's office run the designated driver booth all weekend at Berges Fest.
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