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Penny Dunn

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.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

‘I became a better me,’ says man acquitted in fatal stabbing at Allen Street party

WITH VIDEO | Former Bowie High School football standout Brelyn Sorrells spent more than 15 months in Hays County jail before being found not guilty of murdering 20-year-old Arthur Martinez at house party on Allen Street in...

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Video: Armed robbers hit Sac-N-Pac on Aquarena Springs Drive

San Marcos police are asking for help identifying two men who robbed the Sac-N-Pac convenience store at 1636 Aquarena Springs Drive at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Audio: Target of downtown shooting tells about his near-death experience

As close calls come, they don’t get much closer than it did for an 18-year-old San Marcos resident this weekend.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Man arrested in weekend shooting downtown

A San Antonio man faces attempted capital murder and attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to run down a police officer while escaping the the scene of a shooting Saturday night in downtown San Marcos.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Police report more victims of sophisticated phone scams

San Marcos police and utility officials are warning residents of a telephone scam in which a man called two elderly San Marcos residents over the weekend and demanded payment by gift card for supposed past-due utility bills,...

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Police release sketches of kidnapping, rape suspects

Police today released composite sketches of three suspects in the Nov. 6 kidnapping, beating and sexual assault of a woman in the presence of her 4-year-old daughter, a brazen daytime crime that rattled the community and stoke...

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Woman kidnapped in broad daylight, assaulted

San Marcos police are investigating the abduction of a woman and her 4-year-old child and the sexual assault and beating of the woman about 11:30 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Police seek alleged bedroom creeper in sexual assault

San Marcos police are searching for Jonathan Porterie, 22, who is wanted for sexual assault of a woman at University Club Apartments on Leah Avenue that occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Sex offender check nabs man for non-compliance

San Marcos police arrested a 22-year-old man earlier this month who they say failed to comply with requirements of his status as a registered sex offender.

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