Police departments and sheriff’s offices are hiring, but can they fill the slots?
As chiefs and sheriffs look to fill their ranks, they face stiff competition from other departments. The head of a statewide law enforcement union says Texas is undergoing a shortage of uniformed officers, which he largely attributes to the job becoming less prestigious.
Cibolo police sergeant loses everything in house fire, encourages others to value family
SAN ANTONIO – A Cibolo police sergeant who lost everything to a house fire Sunday is hoping his story encourages others to appreciate how valuable their family is. We have an outpouring from loved ones, family, extended family, my blue line family. “You go through life and you just don’t know,” Soto said. “Ask yourself, what your priorities are in life,” Soto said. I value these boys and they value me.
Police asking for help identifying Cibolo porch pirate
CIBOLO, Texas – Police are asking for help identifying a man wanted in connection with a series of package thefts from porches in Cibolo. The alleged porch pirate is wanted by Cibolo Police Department for thefts that occurred on Sept. 29 in the 100 block of Hanging Moss and 200 block of North Willow Way. Police describe the man as “medium-set with multiple tattoos on arm/chest area” and add that he was a passenger in a gold-colored, older-model Honda Odyssey. Cibolo police posted photos of the man on Facebook on Tuesday morning and asked anyone with information to contact Criminal Investigations Division Detective Moses Morales at 210-659-1999. The Cibolo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division needs your assistance with identifying the individual... Posted by Cibolo Police Department on Tuesday, October 6, 2020Related:
‘They were two angels sent by God’: Daughter of Whataburger employee saved by off-duty officers thankful for their heroic actions
Sabrina Brandonisio, the daughter of Sabino Brandonisio, 60, said the two were supposed to start their shift together, working as cooks at the Whataburger in Schertz on Aug. 12. He is never late, and a co-worker told me he was outside and unconscious,” Sabrina Brandonisio said. Those two people were Danielle Apgar, a Schertz police officer, and her husband, Joshua Apgar, a Cibolo police officer. “Another officer got there, and we got his AED, and then EMS arrived,” Joshua Apgar said. “I feel like they were two angels sent by God,” Sabrina Brandonisio said.
18-wheeler struck by train in Cibolo, no injuries reported, police say
CIBOLO, Texas The Cibolo Police Department is investigating the cause of 18-wheeler being hit by a train early Monday morning. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. on railroad tracks at Country Lane and FM 78, not far from Haeckerville Road. According to police, the big rig was high centered on the railroad tracks when it was struck by the train. Authorities say to avoid the area as emergency crews work at the scene. Police did not say how long it will be until the area reopens.
Police ask for help identifying person who broke into Steele High School
CIBOLO, Texas – The Cibolo Police Department is looking for a person who broke into Steele High School Thursday for 4 1/2 hours. A Facebook page from CPD says a male broke into the school around 1 a.m. and was seen on campus until 5:30 a.m. The age and identity of the person, who had on a backpack, long-sleeved Under Armour shirt, black shorts and a cold-weather hat, is not currently known. Anyone with information about the identity of the person is asked to call Cibolo Police at 210-659-1999. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 877-403-TIPS(8477).
Steele High School teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student
SAN ANTONIO – A 43-year-old teacher at Steele High School and Dobie Junior High School was arrested Tuesday on a charge of indecency with a child. Eric Paul Contreras is accused of inappropriate contact with a student, according to Officer Matt Schima, public information officer with the Cibolo Police Department. Steele High School special education teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student arrested, police sayDetails surrounding the case, including if the contact was made on-campus, remain unclear at this time. Contreras is the second teacher at Steele to be accused of inappropriate actions this month. Special education teacher Alfred Villarreal, 63, was arrested March 5 in a case involving inappropriate contact with a student, officials said.
Cibolo PD: Man surrenders peacefully, charged with attempted capital murder after standoff
Cibolo PD: Man surrenders peacefully, charged with attempted capital murder after standoffPublished: March 13, 2020, 8:41 amA 34-year-old man has been arrested following an hours-long standoff with the Cibolo Police Department.
Cibolo PD: Man surrenders peacefully, charged with attempted capital murder after standoff
CIBOLO, Texas – UPDATE: A 34-year-old man has been arrested following an hours-long standoff with the Cibolo Police Department. Ebin Robert Ford is charged with attempted capital murder. According to a Facebook post from the Cibolo Police Department, Ford surrendered peacefully around 11:15 p.m. to authorities. The Guadalupe County TX Sheriff’s Office, the New Braunfels Police Department, the Seguin Police Department, Schertz EMS, and the Cibolo Fire Department all were at the scene. ---(Original Story)Negotiations are currently underway in an active standoff situation in Cibolo, police say.
Steele High School teacher accused of inappropriate contact with a student
Steele High School teacher accused of inappropriate contact with a studentA Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD teacher has been arrested and charged with indecency with a child sexual contact after surveillance footage caught him allegedly inappropriately touching a student, according to police. Cibolo police arrested 63-year-old Alfred Villarreal, a teacher at Steele High School, after an anonymous complaint was given to the department. "The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD is cooperating with the investigation and remains a vital partner in the safety of our students." The department also encouraged anyone who observes inappropriate behavior or is a victim to call CPD immediately. Read her on our breaking news site, MySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | email@example.com | @TaylorPettawaymysanantonio.com
WATCH: Amtrak train crashes into 18-wheeler in Cibolo
CIBOLO, Texas – An Amtrak train slammed into an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning in Cibolo. According to a tweet from the Cibolo Police Department, the crash happened at FM 78 and Country Lane. No injuries were reported. Cibolo police are urging truck drivers to be aware of their route and to be careful when trying to go over railroad crossings.
Warrant: Arrested Cibolo police officer made pornographic videos of a child
CIBOLO, Texas – A Cibolo Police Department officer was arrested this week after investigators from multiple states helped secure evidence showing that he created pornographic videos involving a child, according to records released Friday to the KSAT 12 Defenders. Chris Ybarra, 37, faces two charges of possession of child pornography and one charge of obscene wholesale promotion with deviant sex acts. Two images of child pornography were found in that email account, the warrant states. The case was later transferred to the Texas Rangers since Ybarra was identified as a peace officer, records show. Ybarra confessed to viewing and saving child pornography on his cell phone and to recording the video in question, according to a felony complaint filed against him.
Cibolo police officer arrested on child pornography charges, officials say
CIBOLO, Texas – A Cibolo police officer was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of child pornography, officials said. The Cibolo Police Department said the Texas Attorney General’s Office notified the agency that it had an active warrant for Officer Chris Ybarra. BCSO deputy arrested, accused of sexually assaulting childOfficers arrested Ybarra around 4:40 p.m., and he was booked into the Guadalupe County jail. Ybarra was placed on leave while officials investigate, Cibolo PD said. SAPD officer arrested on federal child exploitation charges, officials say
Two people wanted for questioning in Cibolo theft case
SAN ANTONIO – The Cibolo Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying two people who are wanted for questioning in a theft case. Cibolo police believe two people captured on camera have information about a theft at the Burger King inside the Walmart on Cibolo Valley Drive and West Borgfeld Road in April 2019. Anyone with information is asked to call Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-8477.
Fast-growing Cibolo has spike in vehicle burglaries
CIBOLO, Texas - A spike in vehicle burglaries is concerning for the Cibolo Police Department, as the city is one of the area's fastest-growing communities and is also considered one of the state's safest. He said although theres been only a handful of thefts, what's disturbing is that so far theres been no forced entry since the vehicle doors were left unlocked. We forget.He said valuables should not be left in the vehicle if your vehicle is parked in the driveway or on the curb. Schima said Cibolo is not the small mostly rural town it once was. Anyone with information is asked to call Cibolo police at 210-659-1999.