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Friday, February 25th, 2011

Police chase, arrest bank burglary suspect

San Marcos police arrested a 25-year old San Marcos man for crashing his car into the lobby of Bank of America in San Marcos and fleeing from police after he left the scene.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Chief in bind after DA rules cop out of court

San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Chief Howard Williams has a staffing problem on his hands now that District Attorney Sherri Tibbe has declared that SMPD Officer Paul Stephens' history of "dishonesty" makes him useless as a witness...

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Hearing officer clears Stephens of wrong doing

An independent hearing officer in Houston recently cleared San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Officer Paul Stephens of wrong doing eight months after SMPD Chief Howard Williams placed Stephens on an indefinite suspension.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Williams suspends 'just a dog' officer

San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams has suspended the officer who brought national attention to the city in August 2008 after telling a couple rushing their dying poodle to a veternarian that their pet was "just a...

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Business owner charged in arson case

The owner of a San Marcos transmission store has been charged with arson in the destruction by fire of his own business.

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...