Election results for New Braunfels, Boerne, Alamo Heights, Kerrville and other area cities for May 6, 2023
Several cities and towns outside of San Antonio have local elections on May 6, including Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Boerne, Bulverde, Castle Hills, China Grove, Cibolo, Fair Oaks Ranch, Floresville, Garden Ridge, Grey Forest, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Kerrville, Kirby, Leon Valley, Live Oak, New Braunfels, St. Hedwig, Universal City and Von Ormy.
‘These suspects have no regard for human life’: Castle Hills police ID women fatally shot in car near North Star Mall
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office and Castle Hills police identified the two young women killed in a shooting in Castle Hills as 19-year-old D’Yani Amajanique Denise Thomas and 18-year-old Kennedi Eunece Braziel.
‘Garbage, filth, rot’: Records paint troubling picture of nurse who runs unregulated Castle Hills nursing home
A twice-sanctioned nurse continues to operate an unlicensed boarding home in Castle Hills despite two previous criminal cases against her in Bexar County involving people in her care, a KSAT 12 Defenders investigation reveals.
Castle Hills city councilman caught on camera accosting female employees of antique shop
The footage, recorded Aug. 16 by a security camera inside Armadillos Antiques N More, shows Councilman Douglas Gregory berate the women for 12 minutes, after he believed they had racially profiled a man he identified as his “constituent and friend” earlier that day.
Alamo Heights ISD employee arrested for sex assault of a child no longer with the district, AHISD officials say
A man arrested by Castle Hills Police last week on charges related to sexual assault of a child is no longer an employee of the Alamo Heights Independent School District, district officials said Monday.
Man stuck in drainage tunnel for 17 hours rescued by Castle Hills police
A man who was trapped in drainage tunnels for 17 hours was rescued by Castle Hills police after an officer spotted his hand sticking out of a grate. Image: Castle Hills policeSAN ANTONIO – A man who was trapped in drainage tunnels for 17 hours was rescued by police after an officer spotted his hand sticking out of a grate. Castle Hills police said the man was found under a drainage tunnel cover in a section between Loop 410 and the access road, not far from Northwest Military Highway. He was lost in the tunnels for about 17 hours until the officer saw his hand and police uncovered the grate and rescued him. “PSA: Please do not go into drainage and/or sewer tunnels,” Castle Hills police said in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening.
2 in custody after car, foot chase that started in Castle Hills
SAN ANTONIO – What started as a traffic stop in Castle Hills has ended with the arrests of two men after police say they tried to run from them. They say an officer initially tried to conduct a traffic stop before 1 a.m. Tuesday on a car that ran a stop sign near Blanco Road and Antler Drive. The driver initially pulled over in a parking lot, but then sped off as an officer approached his car, police say. The officer chased the car for about two miles until it stopped in the 400 block of Maplewood Lane. Officers searched for the third man, the driver of the car, but did not find him.
Man in custody after leading Castle Hills officers on chase
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A 24-year-old man is in police custody after leading Castle Hills officers on a short chase early Wednesday morning, the Castle Hills Police Department said. The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. near Jackson Keller Road and Lavays Drive, not far from West Avenue and Loop 410. According to police, officers attempted to pull the man over but he instead sped off. CHPD said the man turned on to Lavays Drive and into the Hamilton Place Apartments before crashing through a chained gate. The man tried to run from the vehicle, but was caught and stunned by officers and taken into custody, police said.
Driver in custody after short vehicle chase, crash near Castle Hills, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A driver is in police custody following a vehicle chase and crash near Castle Hills early Monday morning, the Castle Hills Police Department said. The incident began around 1:30 a.m. near Blanco Road and Jackson Keller Road. According to police, CHPD officers attempted a traffic stop but the driver instead sped off, turning onto Dresden Drive at a high-rate of speed and then rolling the vehicle over. Police said the vehicle came to a stop between some power lines and a nearby brick wall. The driver had an outstanding warrant and will also be charged with evading arrest, police said.
Man charged with possession of child porn, bestiality after disturbing videos found on laptop at pawn shop, police say
David Love has been charged with possession of child pornography and bestiality, according to the Bexar County Jail. SAN ANTONIO – A man was arrested after a pawnshop employee found videos of child pornography and of the man having sex with an animal on a laptop, according to police in Castle Hills. David Arthur Ryan Love, 41, faces charges of possession of child pornography and bestiality, records with the Bexar County Jail show. That’s when the manager noticed “several suspicious picture icons” and saw that they were videos of child pornography and bestiality, police said. Officers searched the laptop on Dec. 18 and found “several” videos of Love having sex with a male dog, along with videos of child porn, records show.
20-year-old man facing list of charges related to Castle Hills chase, crash
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A man who Castle Hills police said led officers on an early morning chase before he crashed into a parked car now faces a list of criminal charges. Police said Harts refused to stop when officers tried to pull him over on Blanco Road near Loop 410 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Castle Hills police use stun gun on driver who led them on chasePolice said he led them on a chase through the Harmony Hills neighborhood, at time reaching speeds of about 80 to 90 mph. The chase ended with Harts’ vehicle running into a parked car at an apartment complex near Ramsey Road and San Pedro Avenue. After the crash, police said Harts got out of his car and tried to run away, but officers were able to stop him by using a Taser.
Castle Hills police use electroshock weapon on driver who led them on chase
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – Castle Hills police say they had to use an electroshock weapon on a driver who led them on a high speed chase early Wednesday morning. Officers first noticed the suspect, who they say was driving recklessly, around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Blanco Road and Loop 410. The driver kept going instead, leading officers on a chase that reached speeds of 80 to 90 mph on neighborhood streets. The vehicle finally stopped when the suspect hit a car parked at the Sahara Suites apartments. They stopped him by zapping him with an electroshock weapon, then had to call paramedics to remove one of the prongs from his skin.
Man accused of drinking and driving crashes car into dividers along Loop 410, Castle Hills police say
Castle Hills police respond to a crash on Monda, Jan. 18, 2021, on the Loop 410 exit ramp to Blanco Road. SAN ANTONIO – A driver was sent to the hospital after he crashed his car into metal dividers on an exit ramp overnight, according to Castle Hills police. The driver wrecked just after 1 a.m. Monday on the Loop 410 exit ramp to Blanco Road, police said. He was transported to University Hospital in stable condition and did not suffer any serious injuries. Police said he was intoxicated, but details on possible charges are unclear at this time.
2 Castle Hills police officers recognized for saving choking infant over New Year’s weekend
CASTLE HILLS – Two Castle Hills police officers are being hailed as heroes for rescuing a choking infant over New Year’s weekend. The Castle Hills Police Department shared a post on Facebook Wednesday, honoring Corporal Tomblin and Officer McClellan for their save. Officers Respond to a Choking Infant. Over the New Years weekend, police and fire departments responded to a report of a... Posted by Castle Hills Police Department on Wednesday, January 6, 2021Cpl. Soon, he was able to clear the child’s airway before firefighters assisted in the response and took over care.
Man detained after leading officers on vehicle chase in Castle Hills, police say
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A man is in police custody after he led officers on a short vehicle chase in Castle Hills overnight, the Castle Hills Police Department said. The incident occurred around 12:20 a.m. near Loop 410 and Vance Jackson Road on the city’s North Side. According to police, officers were attempting to pull the reckless driver over when the man instead sped off. Police said the driver reached speeds of 120 mph before finally he pulled over in a gym parking lot. The man was detained on suspicion of DWI and he had an open container in the vehicle, police said.
Man arrested after leading officers on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle, Castle Hills police say
A man is facing a string of charges after he led Castle Hills police on a high-speed chase overnight, according to officials. CASTLE HILLS – A man is facing a string of charges after he led police on a high-speed chase overnight in a stolen vehicle, according to the Castle Hills Police Department. Police said the man was speeding in a stolen truck on Vance Jackson and almost hit several vehicles in the area. That’s when officers followed him on eastbound 410 until he exited on Broadway, took the turnaround and crashed the vehicle, according to officials. RELATED: BCSO: Drugs, stolen vehicle seized, several arrested after illegal gambling operation shutdown on West Side
Man leads officers on vehicle chase in Castle Hills, police say
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A man is in police custody after he led officers on a short vehicle chase in Castle Hills overnight, the Castle Hills Police Department said. According to police, officers tried to pull the vehicle over and it instead sped off. Officers gave chase until the driver eventually hit some railroad tracks and tore out the vehicle’s oil pan, police said. Castle Hills police said they took the man into custody near West Avenue. At this time, it is unclear as to exactly why the driver sped off.
2 arrested following wrong-way traffic stop in Castle Hills, police say
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – Two people are now behind bars in Bexar County following a traffic stop in Castle Hills, according to police. The Castle Hills Police Department posted Friday on social media about the incident. Officials said an officer conducted a traffic stop for a driver that was traveling on the wrong side of the roadway. Both were arrested for several charges and were taken to the Bexar County Jail. RELATED: Deputies, DEA agents make ‘disturbing discovery’ of meth lab in NE Bexar County neighborhood, sheriff says
Man driving ‘erratically’ arrested in hit-and-run that killed motorcyclist, police say
SAN ANTONIO – The driver who San Antonio police say was “driving erratically” before fatally striking a motorcyclist on the Northeast Side has been arrested. According to an arrest affidavit, Norton was seen “erratically” driving a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo on Monday evening in the southbound lanes of the 13200 block of O’Connor Road, near Larkdale Drive. The motorcyclist, identified as Phillip Warren Snow III, 48, was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on O’Connor Road. A witness in the white Ford F-150 saw the Isuzu flee the crash without stopping to render aid, the affidavit states. The affidavit states that on Tuesday, Castle Hills police responded to a verbal disturbance between Norton and his mother.
Teen involved in chase may also be linked to burglary, Castle Hills police says
SAN ANTONIO – A teenage driver who led Castle Hills police said led them on a chase early Wednesday is also being investigated as a suspect in a burglary. According to Castle Hills Police Chief Johnny Siemens, officers originally had to tried to stop the driver after noticing his car matched the description of one involved in an overnight burglary within the San Antonio city limits. Siemens said when officers attempted to pull him over shortly before 5 a.m., the 17-year-old driver sped off. “The world’s changing too fast.”After the fast chase, the teen will be facing charges, which most likely will include burglary. He said that charge, though, would have to come from San Antonio police who are investigating that break-in.
Teen involved in chase may also be linked to burglary, Castle Hills police says
Teen involved in chase may also be linked to burglary, Castle Hills police saysPublished: October 14, 2020, 12:10 pmA teenage driver who led Castle Hills police said led them on a chase early Wednesday is also being investigated as a suspect in a burglary.
Castle Hills police arrest teen driver after chase, crash
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A 17-year-old boy is in custody after allegedly leading Castle Hills police on a chase that a witness says reached speeds of up to about 100 miles per hour. The car, which was carrying the teen driver and a 27-year-old woman, came to a sudden stop when it crashed into another vehicle head-on near Greenhaven Drive. They took the teen driver and his passenger, a woman who he told officers he had just met and picked up, into custody. Police say the 17-year-old had refused to stop for officers somewhere in the area of West Avenue in Castle Hills. They said he sped away and led them on a chase, crossing into the San Antonio city limits.
Woman detained by Castle Hills police after vehicle chase
CASTLE Hills, Texas – Castle Hills police have arrested a woman who they say led them on a vehicle chase in a stolen car early Tuesday morning. According to police, officers were watching an apartment for several days after receiving calls about possible drug trafficking. Police said the woman had left the apartment and got into a previously stolen vehicle. That’s when, police said, after noticing officers she led them on a chase down McCullough Avenue, where she almost wrecked on a baseball field. Police said she led officers back to Basse Road just before shredding her tire near West Avenue.
Great Horned Owl flying free over San Antonio again after rescue
SAN ANTONIO – A Castle Hills resident discovered a Great Horned Owl that was injured and in need of help about a month ago. Cuny said a rescue volunteer caught the owl that was brought to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation sanctuary in Kendalia. Since they are nocturnal hunters, the Great Horned Owl probably landed on a street or roadway to eat its prey, Cuny said. However, the rescued Great Horned Owl was spared the worst. The Great Horned Owl was returned to familiar territory for its release.
The 9@9: Parscale steeping away; Castle Hills lawsuit; government funding
The 9@9: Parscale steeping away; Castle Hills lawsuit; government fundingPublished: October 1, 2020, 9:53 amThe 9@9 features some of the biggest stories making headlines at home, around the country and across the globe. Here’s what’s trending.
Former Castle Hills councilwoman charged with tampering records in 2019 sues city, mayor & police chief
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A former Castle Hills councilwoman charged with tampering with government records in July 2019 has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and other officials. The lawsuit filed was filed Tuesday against the City of Castle Hills, Mayor JR Trevino and Police Chief John Siemens. The misdemeanor tampering charge against Gonzalez was dropped after further investigation a month later. The police investigation was in connection with an alleged scheme against City Manager Ryan Rapelye and petition documents. The mayor said the city could not comment on pending litigation.
Passerby notices ATM burglars in action, calls police
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say an observant delivery driver helped to stop an ATM burglary in action early Tuesday morning. He called 911 around 4:30 a.m., telling dispatchers that one of the men appeared to have a crowbar in his hand while the other was wrapping a chain around the ATM. Police quickly responded to the scene but found the burglars already were gone. However, officers on the West side of town tracked down the truck about an hour later on Marbach Road near Loop 410. The ATM was left with substantial damage to its housing, but police say the burglars did not get into the portion of the machine that holds the cash.
Man runs onto Loop 410, gets hit by car, police say
SAN ANTONIO A man is in serious condition after he was hit by a car on Loop 410 overnight, Castle Hills police said. The incident occurred just after 11 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Loop 410 between Blanco and West Avenue. According to police, a man in his 20s ran into the traffic and was hit by a car on the highway. He was taken to University Hospital for his injuries. Police said an investigation is now underway as to why the man ran onto the highway.
You can still get your Fiesta fix at the Castle Hills Fiesta drive-thru event on Saturday
CASTLE HILLS – With Fiesta canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, some are taking it upon themselves to keep the tradition alive while also helping others. On Saturday, San Antonians will have to chance to get a Fiesta medal and help local families while taking part in Fiesta Castle Hills. The event begins at 9 a.m. to noon at the Commons of Castle Hills off of Lemonwood Drive. The 2020 medals will be priced at $5 each and past medals will be $1 each. RELATED: Fiesta San Antonio canceled in 2020, officials announce
Pair detained after crashing vehicle into garage, police say
CASTLE HILLS, Texas A man and a woman have been detained after they crashed a vehicle into a house early Tuesday morning, Castle Hills police said. The incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. at a home on Northwest Military Drive and South Gardenview Drive. According to police, the woman was driving the vehicle when the car crashed into the wall of the garage. Police said the pair tried to flee the scene on foot, but officers found them both a short time later. Authorities say both were intoxicated during the crash, but the woman, however, claimed that the man was hitting her while driving.
Defenders: Some San Antonio area municipalities charging drivers clean up fee for car crashes
In June 2018, Ana Gutierrez was hit near the intersection of Bandera Road and Eckhert in Leon Valley. She was being billed for the hour and 25 minutes the Leon Valley Fire Department spent at the scene cleaning up chemicals that spilled from her car. Not everybody who receives this service is a Leon Valley resident and pays taxes to Leon Valley. Leon Valley isnt alone in charging the response fee. Shes reached out to state lawmakers, urging them to look into the use of accident response fees in Texas.
Bexar County hands out free PPE, Plexiglass to local businesses
SAN ANTONIO – More local business owners received help Thursday morning so they can safely reopen and operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bexar County handed out free Plexiglass sneeze guards and personal protective equipment, including hand sanitizer and disinfectant. The giveaways happened outside of the Castle Hills City Hall. There will be one other distribution on Saturday at Precinct 1 satellite office at 3505 Pleasanton Road for businesses that have already pre-registered online. For more information, click here.
Driver detained on suspicion of DWI after vehicle chase in Castle Hills
SAN ANTONIO – A local driver was detained on suspicion of DWI following a vehicle chase in Castle Hills early Friday morning, San Antonio police said. According to police, an SAPD officer spotted the vehicle driving the wrong way and when they attempted to pull the vehicle over, it sped off. Police said assisting Castle Hills police gave chase with the vehicle, following the driver to Broadway Street before finally turning around and heading back towards North Star Mall. Authorities said the two departments were eventually able to pull the vehicle over without injuries. The man was detained on suspicion of DWI and failure to stop for officers.
This Day in Weather History: March 31st
It was a busy, Spring day in South Texas as storms erupted along a cold front. While storms can generally produce hail this time of year, this event was unusual because so many received large hail. Places like Crystal City and Knippa saw damage, after baseball size hail pounded the area. Around San Antonio, Alamo Heights, Leon Springs, and Castle Hills also reported large hail.
2 juveniles in custody after car chase in Castle Hills
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – Castle Hills police have arrested two juveniles and are searching for two more following a brief car chase overnight. The incident occurred just before 4 a.m. near Blanco Road and Weizmann Street on the city’s North Side. Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver sped off, leading them on a short chase in a neighborhood near Blanco Road. Police said the driver eventually pulled over at Weizmann and Winewood Drive, where four juveniles then ran on foot. Police did not give a list of the possible charges the juveniles are facing.
Pets rescued from home following lightning strike fire
David Fawcett was on high alert following several lightning strikes. There are animals inside,’" Earlywine said. She said a lightning strike in the gutter started a fire in the garage roof. “Thank you, guys so, so much for saving our home and our pets and our life,” she said, referring to first responders. Fawcett thinks it was just a stroke of luck that he was at the right place at the right time.
Petition calls for removal of 2 Castle Hills council members
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A petition filed Tuesday by a group of six citizens is calling for the removal of two Castle Hill council members. The petition claims Lesley Wenger and Sylvia Gonzalez are failing to comply with the Texas Opens Meeting Act and Public Information Acts. In a statement sent to KSAT, the group's lawyer said there's enough evidence to remove Gonzalez and Wenger from their seats. The petition against the two councilmembers comes nearly two weeks after Gonzalez, Wenger and Castle Hills councilman, Mark Sanderon, filed a lawsuit against the city. Since then, Judge Peter Sakai ordered that the council could not hold meetings or vote on personnel matters.
Castle Hills first responders, city leaders mark one-year anniversary of fatal fire
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – The first of many frantic 911 calls came in just after 6 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2014. But the emotional struggle, city leaders admit, is one they weren't ready for- especially after the flames were put out. "Seeing canes and crutches and wheelchairs abandoned in the hallways,” recalls Gerald Riedel, Castle Hills Fire Chief. What city leaders say they do know is that Castle Hills was tested and scathed, but made stronger. “I don’t ever want this to happen again, but if it does we're ready,” said Diane Pfeil, Castle Hills city manager.