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Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Marcos police arrest five Houston men in pharmacy burglary

San Marcos police have arrested five Houston men accused of an early morning burglary at a pharmacy and medical supply distribution center in San Marcos

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Updated: Affidavit tells strange tale of suicide attempt, then murder at San Marcos apartment complex

A San Marcos man charged with the city‘s first homicide of the year told investigators he killed his roommate after the suspect agreed to be suffocated with a pillow by the victim, but then changed his mind.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Video: San Marcos police dispatched to check on victim hours before murder

Hours before 20-year-old Francisco Sierra was fatally shot in the head Friday morning, San Marcos police were dispatched to check on his welfare at the request of a crisis hotline operator concerned about his mental health.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Marcos police mark ‘changing of the guard’

New San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp presided over a badge-pinning ceremony this month commemorating the installation of a new top-level command staff as well as other recent promotions.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

SMCISD honors law enforcement

San Marcos CISD and the San Marcos Education Foundation recently honored area law enforcement personnel at its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast.

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

San Marcos police honor heroic officers, civilians

Officer Candace Brinkkoeter was awarded a Police Medal of Honor for pulling a semi-conscious man from a burning vehicle in March last year. She was among honorees at a San Marcos Police Department ceremony this month.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

San Marcos Police honor top cops

San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Officer Candice Brinkkoeter won the Police Medal of Honor at an awards ceremony earlier this month. Brinkkoeter crawled into a burning vehicle in April 2008 and pulled a man to safety. Immediately...

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