To all those who have and continue to serve, we honor you.
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.
To all those who have and continue to serve, we honor you.
San Antonio Police Department
PLEASE SHARE: We need your help identifying the pictured individual in connection to a deadly crash that occurred around 7:40AM Saturday, Oct. 24th at IH-10 East at IH-37 S. If you have any information on her identity, you’re urged to call our Traffic Investigations Division at 210-207-7385.
PRESS RELEASE: Man Responsible for Robbery at Boerne Chili's Sentenced
Please follow the link below to read press release.
Hill Country Crisis Council
Join us for Go Purple Day on October 22nd!! We are excited to see you (virtually) in your purple this year. This is a day we get to acknowledge survivors of domestic violence during DVAM. #dvam #2020dvam #gopurple
Hill Country Crisis Council
Join our organization, along with others, in the state of Texas in Supporting Survivors: No Postage Required. Sign the virtual postcard below using the link and send a message to our Legislators!! Learn more at tcfv.org/postcard #dvam #2020dvam #GoPurple #purplepostcard
A big thank you to Randy Schmidt for letting Roxy come visit to comfort a child victim. She wears her crown well!
Celebrating a combined 45 years of service to Kendall County. They’ve seen the transition from our County Attorney’s Office to the successful creation of our Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
Laurie Meadows - 20 years
Donna Sharp - 15 years
Nicole Bishop - 10 years
Everyone who works in our office considers it a great honor to serve this community.
There seems to be an increase in DWI arrests lately. Please remember that Kendall County law enforcement can and does get a warrant for your blood if you refuse to give a specimen once arrested for DWI. We also prosecute DWIs in this county.
Please remember this before getting behind the wheel. The law is intoxicated not drunk. Keep yourself and others safe on our roads, and call a friend or ride share if you feel altered in any way. Lyft and Uber services are now available for much of Kendall County.
We will never forget.
Congratulations to Assistant CDA Nick Socias!
Congratulations Nick Socias Kendall County Courthouse for being a recipient of the First Annual Hill Country 40 Under 40 Award!
Nick Socias is the Special Victims Prosecutor for Kendall County. He is solely responsible for the criminal prosecution of all sensitive cases involving domestic violence and crimes against our society’s most vulnerable: children, elderly, and the disabled. He helps to enact positive changes in the legislature and law enforcement community as he works to meet the needs of our growing county. This includes working with our State legislators on passing new laws or changing current ones to better protect victims and society. He is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which assists state and local law enforcement in developing an effective response to the rapidly growing threat of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children.
He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the largest District Attorney’s Office in Texas: the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas. There, Nick Socias was responsible for prosecuting cases including capital murders, murders, gang retaliations and tortures, child and adult sexual assaults, domestic assaults, and human trafficking. He was invited to join a specialized division known as the Child Abuse Division where he received extensive training and experience prosecuting with physical abuse, sexual abuse, and exploitation of children. When not prosecuting cases, he was training and supervising other prosecutors in the office and members of law enforcement. He was invited to join the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney‘s Office,where his focus was on violent crimes, including armed drug trafficking, aggravated felonies, murders, and capital murders. During his time there, he represented the State of Texas, victims, and their families in jury trials against some of the worst and most violent offenders. He would ultimately end up taking his experience to the Hill Country, representing the victims of Kendall County.
Kendall County Criminal District Attorney's Office
Boerne Police Department
Check out your 2020-2021 School Resource Officers. They are very happy to meet all the students that will be attending this school year. From L-R: Officer Trevino- Champion HS/ Cibolo ES, Officer Faulkner- Boerne Middle School South/Kendall ES, Officer Pease-Currington ES, Officer Van Stavern- Boerne Middle School North, Officer Chavez- Fabra ES, Deputy Moore-Herff ES-Voss MS, Officer Meuth-Boerne HS, H. Hernandez-BISD Safety/Security Coordinator. Have a great year! #boerne_pd
Congratulations to our office manager Donna Collins Sharp on election to the Boerne ISD Board of Trustees as Vice President!!
The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees elected new officers for the 2020-21 school year. The board elected Maritza Gonzalez-Cooper as President, Donna Sharp as Vice-President, and Rich Sena as Secretary. Mrs. Sharp and Mr. Sena each took their oath of office to begin new three-year terms.
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for 2 year old Aurora Lee Lopez who was taken by her grandmother Sherry McGill, 49, earlier this morning, and fled from a residence in East Bexar County in a 2012 black Honda Accord EX bearing Texas license plates KTR 2989. It is believed that the grandmother was heading to Oklahoma with the child. If you have any information on the whereabouts of where Aurora Lee Lopez is currently located, you are urged to contact Investigators at (210)335-6000 or (210)335-6070.
Office of the Governor Greg Abbott
As Texans come together in response to #COVID19, we must look out for the most vulnerable among us.
Please join us in praying for vulnerable children and families this #BlueSunday in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
We have amazing administrative professionals!! Our ladies and gentlemen work with the utmost professionalism and care for the entire community. Thank you for adding a personal touch with each of your friendly and positive personalities. Thank you for all you do!!
San Marcos Police Department
Our family in blue is mourning the loss of our fallen brother, Officer Justin R. Putnam, who was killed in the line of duty last evening. Officer Putnam was with SMPD for more than five years. Words can never adequately express our profound sorrow for Officer Putnam's family and loved ones. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Two other officers were wounded during the same incident, Officer Franco C. Stewart and Officer Justin P. Mueller. Both are in critical but stable condition following surgeries. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We respectfully ask that all three families are given time to grieve and deal with their situations in private but we thank the community for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. We greatly appreciate it.
Kendall County District Attorney Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month
New Braunfels Police Department
UPDATE: AMBER ALERT
Update (6:00pm): The AMBER Alert issued earlier today by the Texas Department of Public Safety has been cancelled after 8-year old Kiley Diaz and her mother, 29-year old Alyssa Lopez, were located this afternoon in Garden Ridge by members of the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. After speaking with authorities by telephone, the mother surrendered herself and her unharmed daughter peacefully and without further incident.
Lopez was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant of arrest and will be booked at the Comal County Jail. Charges against her in this case are pending. The child is currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Family Services.
The New Braunfels Police Department greatly appreciates the efforts of the federal law enforcement agencies that assisted in this case, as well as the countless pieces of information provided by members of the public.
ORIGINAL POST: On April 3rd, 2020, at approximately 9pm, the New Braunfels Police Department was called to an address in the 500 block of Starling Creek to assist Child Protective Services with the removal of a child from that home. The mother of the child had become upset, locked the CPS caseworkers out of the house, and fled the location out of a backdoor with the 8-year old child. Officers arrived on location and quickly learned from eyewitnesses that the mother and child had been seen walking through a nearby ditch in the Conrads Lane/Goodwin Lane area before getting into a black 4-door pickup truck. Due to the circumstances surrounding this incident and the belief that the child is in immediate danger, an AMBER Alert has been authorized through the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The child has been identified as 8-year old Kiley Diaz. She stands approximately 3½-feet to 4-feet tall, weighs between 50 and 60 pounds, and has wavy dark brown hair that goes past her shoulders. She was last seen wearing pink Mickey Mouse pajamas.
The mother has been identified as 29-year old Alyssa Lopez. She stands approximately 5-feet 5-inches tall, weighs approximately 125 pounds, has dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a sleeve tattoo featuring a sunflower. She was last seen wearing black workout shorts and a black t-shirt with white writing.
It is unknown who was driving the black pickup truck, but the vehicle was last seen heading southbound on I-35 and was last known to be in the Selma area. The destination for the mother and daughter is unknown, but authorities have reason to believe they could be heading to Pearsall or possibly out of state, either to California or Washington State.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 8-year old Kiley Diaz or 29-year old Alyssa Lopez is asked to call 911 or call the New Braunfels Police Department at 830-221-4100.
PLEASE NOTE: This post has been edited to remove reference to a specific type of pickup truck with a specific license plate. It has been determined that the truck and its driver were not involved in this case. NBPD appreciates your help as we deal with evolving information based on eyewitness accounts and the ongoing investigation as we work together to locate the missing girl and her mother.
DA'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 and NOTICE OF TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE
MESSAGE FROM NICOLE S. BISHOP
As the COVID-19 virus continues to significantly alter our personal and profession lives, I want to reach out to the community. Along with acknowledging the deeply personal impact COVID-19 is likely having on all of us, I would like to share with our community that my office remains available, working, and serving, and we are ready to face any challenges that may arise.
In an effort to keep my staff safe in these extraordinary times, our physical office will be closed today 3/20/2020 from 1-5 in order to deep clean and sanitize our office. However, we are still available by email and phone as our lines have been forwarded to work cell phones and we are all working remotely during business hours. The physical office will be back open Monday morning at 8 am, but I ask that you to try to conduct all business with my office by phone or email for everyone's safety until we get through this pandemic.
These are unique and scary times, and we have been working very hard to make sure that we continue to serve our community and our victims. Even if we are not physically in the office, we are still working and available. We started the process of going paperless in 2017, and now all work can be done digitally through computers and mobile devices. We have also been preparing this week for the worst case scenario in the event we are unable to go into the office for any reason. We have a plan in place for supervising and conducting business remotely. Rest assured that even if my staff is not in the office, they are not sitting idly by on your dime. They are dedicated public servants, and are accounting for all remote work and time. As we provide an essential law enforcement function, we cannot and will not shut down.
The Supreme Court of Texas has issued a suspension of all non-essential court proceedings across the state of Texas until May, however this does not include magistration of new arrestees, juvenile matters, or protective orders.
Our victim services department remains available 24-7 to assist and support victims, and to provide sexual assault and family violence protective orders. We ask all victims to call either of the following phone numbers at any time for assistance. 210-289-3042 or 210-254-7642 (this second number also provides assistance in Spanish).
I know many have also worried about the jail population, new arrests, and the risk to inmates and jail staff. We have come up with a temporary system to get people immediately out of jail who have been arrested and do not pose a flight risk or danger to the community. Myself and my First Assistant, Katherine McDaniel will be on call 24-7 to review new arrests at the time of arrest. We have worked with our District Judge Kirsten Cohoon to also make video magistration available. Judge Cohoon along with JPs Teri Nunley and Judge Frieda Pressler have agreed to be on call in order to provide 24-7 magistration so that these low risk offenders will not be a burden on our jail system.
Yesterday I held a conference call with Sheriff Auxier and Chief Kohler to discuss adjusting how we will handle certain arrests to ensure that our officers are safe, and to try to ease the burden of the jail population. Everyone remains committed to keeping Kendall County safe, and this does not mean those who commit crime here will not be held accountable. We take crime seriously in this community. If you think we were tough on crime before, you will face even more severe penalties if you take advantage of our citizens during these trying times.
This is a proud, no nonsense, hard working, and caring community. We will all get through this if we work together. My office, as well as every other entity in our criminal justice system will remain vigilant to ensure justice and to keep you safe. Myself and my staff are beyond blessed and honored to serve.
- Nicole S. Bishop, Criminal District Attorney
Gov. Abbott has declared a state of disaster for all of Texas. During such disasters like this, the law allows for enhanced penalties for crimes such as theft, assault, robbery, burglary, and criminal trespass. We will pursue enhanced punishments for these crimes in all of Kendall County. Anyone who tries to take advantage of our citizens in these difficult times will feel the full force and weight of the law.
Boerne Police Department
UPDATE: Female has been identified
Pictured below are unidentified persons of interest in a recent theft at the Boerne Wal-Mart. If you have any information that could assist in identifying these suspects, please contact Detective Binkley at: Office: 830-249-8645 X 1252, Email: [email protected]
KENDALL COUNTY JURY SENTENCES MAN TO 99 YEARS PRISON
232 Total Disposed
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
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