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Monday, April 1st, 2013

Police seek driver in downtown hit-and-run

San Marcos police are searching for the driver of a light colored 2000 to 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup with a camper that struck and critically injured a pedestrian in downtown San Marcos early Sunday.

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Car wreck chokes downtown traffic for two hours

Traffic on the courthouse square in San Marcos was choked for two hours Friday night after a three-car collision involving a San Marcos police officer took place at the intersection of Hopkins Street and LBJ Drive.

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...

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...

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

SMPD promotes two officers

Sergeant Christopher Tureaud and Corporal Kye Kennedy are newly promoted within the San Marcos Police Department.