Hail of gunfire damages 5 homes, 2 cars in a Northeast Side neighborhood
A hail of gunfire has left a Northeast side neighborhood living in fear. The Bexar County Sheriff's office says an early Sunday Morning shooting on the 7100 block of Glen Terrace left at least five homes and two cars with property damage.
Dishonorable discharge given to BCSO sergeant for alleged “improprieties” during sting operation
A veteran Bexar County Sheriff’s sergeant retired in lieu of being terminated this week, amid an investigation into whether he acted inappropriately during a covert law enforcement investigation, the KSAT 12 Defenders have confirmed.
Bexar County deputy on leave after video shows him tasing teen for 35 seconds and calling him ‘el stupido,’ sheriff says
A Bexar County deputy who tased a migrant teenager for a total of 35 seconds is now the subject of an internal investigation after the video was published by Reveal, a nonprofit investigative news outlet.
BCSO academy instructor removed from contact with public after groping allegation
A Bexar County Sheriff’s training instructor has been removed from having contact with cadets or the general public after being accused of having inappropriate contact with a detention cadet, BCSO officials confirmed Friday.
Deputies find woman, 52, dead in her home, BCSO says
SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s office found a 52-year-old woman dead in her home on Saturday, just days after she was last seen. On Saturday, the sheriff’s office filed a missing person’s report for a 52-year-old woman after one of her co-workers said the woman had not reported to work since Wednesday morning. Due to “details given by co-workers and inclement weather,” the BCSO missing persons unit began to work to find the woman. The sheriff’s office said deputies planned to make a forced entry into the woman’s home on Saturday after they had “no luck” in locating her. Ultimately, deputies decided to enter the house “in the case that the missing person was injured or in need of emergency help,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement to KSAT.
Bexar County Sheriff cuts ties with head of law enforcement division
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar on Friday cut ties with Assistant Chief Deputy Ronald Dale Bennett, one of the longest serving members of his administration, the sheriff said. Bennett, who oversaw BCSO’s law enforcement division, retired in lieu of being terminated by Salazar, the sheriff said at a Friday afternoon news conference. Salazar said that he and Bennett disagreed with the way the sheriff believes the agency should be moving forward. The sheriff said he wants to make changes to some of the agency’s units and Bennett didn’t agree with Salazar’s plans. Bennett was one of Salazar’s original appointments, and took part in a ceremony announcing a revamped administration days after Salazar took office in January 2017.
"Law enforcement isn't a political position, this is about competency," candidate for Bexar County Sheriff says
"Law enforcement isn't a political position, this is about competency," candidate for Bexar County Sheriff saysPublished: October 6, 2020, 6:16 pmGerry Rickhoff says he plans to use his experience in county government to bring about changes
67-year-old man arrested after shooting outside home in far West Bexar County
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – A 67-year-old man has been arrested after he shot at a man outside a home in far West Bexar County, the Bexar County Sheriff’s office said. Deputies were called just before 7:30 a.m. Thursday to the 12300 block of Carleson Valley, not far from Highway 90 after receiving reports of someone injured. Johnny Garcia, a BCSO spokesperson, said a man was standing in his front yard when the suspect came up to him with a handgun and fired at him from close range. The man ran to his home around the corner, where deputies caught up with him, Garcia said. The man attempted to get inside, but a deputy used a stun gun to detain him, BCSO said.
‘I’m not going to let her go': Son fights for answers after mother’s remains found in south Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Stephon Tatum says he misses his mother’s smile, their conversations and her love. The partial remains of his 55-year old mother, Connie Tatum, were found on July 28, 2020, in the 1500 block of Losoya Drive in south Bexar County. “You only have one mother, and you want someone to help you,” Stephon Tatum said. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has not said how Connie Tatum died, but the agency is investigating the case as a homicide. Stephon Tatum says he has not had a funeral for his mother because her body has not yet been released.
BCSO: Detention deputy prevents inmate suicide attempt
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County Sheriff’s Detention Deputy prevented an inmate’s suicide attempt at the adult detention center early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy was conducting an observation check when they found the inmate allegedly attempting to commit suicide, according to officials. The deputy went into the inmates' cell and began performing life-saving measures before more deputies and staff assisted in the response. The BCSO Internal Affairs, Public Integrity, and the Criminal Investigations Division is conducting an investigation into this incident. Related: BCSO: 37-year-old inmate dies of suicide, despite deputy’s intervention
Texas March Primary Election Results Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Election results will begin to populate on this page when early voting results are released at 7 p.m. (CST) on March 3 and we’ll have an election night livestream on KSAT.com. You can find additional election results by scrolling to the bottom of this page. For more election coverage, go to our Vote 2020 page or sign up for our free election newsletter.
Candidates for Bexar County Sheriff address public’s questions prior to early voting
SAN ANTONIO – Candidates for the Bexar County Sheriff faced the public for the first time at a forum on Thursday night. Two Republicans and five Democrats participated in the forum, held by the Alamo Community Group. Sheriff Javier Salazar was not in attendance. BCSO deputy arrested for assaulting spouse, officials sayThe public reacted to several topics; however, no one could ignore the arrest of a Bexar County deputy earlier Thursday. The night team’s Steven Cavazos brings us the public’s reaction.
Two front-runners for Bexar sheriff emerge after fundraising numbers made public
SAN ANTONIO – Campaign finance records released Wednesday show that two front-runners have emerged in the race for Bexar County Sheriff. Challenger Willie Ng, a Republican, raised more than $152,000 from the start of July through the end of December. Campaign finance figures for Democrat Pete Lozano were not available on the Bexar County Elections Department website as of Thursday morning. Bexar County has had a Democratic sheriff for the last three decades, except for the four-year tenure of Republican Susan Pamerleau, who won by 4 percentage points in 2012. Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz lost Bexar County by about 13 percentage points in 2016 and 20 percentage points in 2018, respectively.
Porch pirate caught on video stealing Amazon package minutes after truck dropped it off
SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The homeowner told KSAT that Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended the man seen stealing a package off the porch of her home. ORIGINAL: A homeowner in the Stone Creek community on San Antonio’s far West side caught a porch pirate stealing her packages on her home’s security cameras Monday. The homeowner shared the videos with KSAT and said the man stole the package around 12:30 p.m., just minutes after it was dropped off by an Amazon truck. A report was filed with a Bexar County Sheriff deputy and the homeowner told KSAT that police would issue a warrant for the thief’s arrest once he is identified. Garden Ridge porch pirate caught on video
Barrientes Vela appoints treasurer, officially enters race for Bexar County Sheriff
SAN ANTONIO – Former Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela has appointed a campaign treasurer and entered the race to become Bexar County Sheriff, according to paperwork filed with the county elections department. Barrientes Vela, who was formerly removed as constable last week, becomes the seventh candidate to file the necessary paperwork to run. Barrientes Vela triggered the state's resign-to-run law Sept. 23, when she told a KSAT 12 reporter that she planned to run for sheriff in 2020. CLICK HERE: Sources: Barrientes Vela ordered deputies to search for vehicle stolen from husband's car lotBarrientes Vela has appointed her husband, Carlos Vela, as her treasurer. A Defenders investigation last week revealed that Barrientes Vela used agency resources to search for a luxury sport utility vehicle stolen from her husband’s car lot late last year.
Firefighters battle massive trailer fire in South Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Area firefighters battled a massive trailer fire in South Bexar County overnight, the Bexar County Sheriff's office said. The fire was called in just before 2 a.m. at a home in the 350 block of Hallmark Path, not far from Highway 281 and Pleasanton Road and just south of Loop 1604. Emergency responders said they arrived to find the trailer fully-involved. The Bexar County Fire Department said they were cautious with the fire because part of the structure collapsed. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.