SAPD, Crime Stoppers need help identifying 2 suspects who used stolen credit cards from string of car robberies
The San Antonio Police Department and Crime Stoppers want the public’s assistance in tracking down two people who they say were responsible for a string of car burglaries and the use of stolen credit cards in Northeast Bexar County.
19-year-old man facing murder charge for fatal crash after BCSO chase, officials say
The male driver, Esteban Zamarripa III, 19, hit several curbs and refused to stop, which initiated the pursuit. The car passed through traffic lights and began to drive in the wrong direction, a BCSO spokesman told KSAT. Pictured is Esteban Zamarripa III, 19. (KSAT)At one point, the car continued traveling into the wrong direction when it crashed into a semi mule and Toyota Camry at the intersection of Rittiman Road and Fratt. Deputies took the driver of the gray car, Zamarripa, into custody.
Duplex fire forces 8 people, cat, out into cold weather
SAN ANTONIO – Members of two families are trying to recover from a fire that destroyed the duplex they called home. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Friday, forcing eight people and a pet cat outdoors into frigid temperatures. Bexar County firefighters say one resident had called them after noticing smoke in a garage in the 6600 block of Montgomery Drive. “Shortly after we arrived, the flames broke through the roof,” said Chief Robert Hogan with Bexar County Emergency Services District, #10. However, because of the strong winds, Hogan says they were fighting a losing battled.
Strong winds spread fire throughout duplex in NE Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Strong winds did no favors for firefighters who were battling a fire in a duplex in Northeast Bexar County early Friday. They say gusts of up to 20 miles per hour caused the flames to whip up and quickly spread. Firefighters say one of the residents called them around 2 a.m., saying there was fire in his garage. They say eight people, including three children, escaped from both sides of the duplex. Because of the strong winds, Bexar County Emergency Services District had to call for help from about a half other fire agencies.
BCSO: Stolen car chase ends in 3-vehicle crash in Northeast Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – One person is in custody after a high-speed chase ended in a three-vehicle crash in Northeast Bexar County Thursday morning. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said the chase started after an SUV was stolen around 7:30 a.m. in Kirby. Police officers began following the car and BCSO deputies joined the chase near FM 78 and Walzem Road, BCSO spokesperson Johnny Garcia said. BCSO deputies respond to a crash on Toepperwein Road near Sage Oak on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (KSAT)BCSO deputies respond to a crash on Toepperwein Road near Sage Oak on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
Sheriff’s office seeks missing woman, 90, last seen in northeast Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 90-year-old woman last seen in northeast Bexar County. According to a post by the sheriff’s office on Facebook, Eldora Criswell was last seen driving her gray 2005 Hyundai Elantra around 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Army Residence Community, which is located at 7400 Crestway. The BCSO said Criswell has a medical condition that requires medication, and she typically wears plain pants, a plain shirt and tennis shoes. She is described as being 5 feet tall, weighs 130 pounds, has brown eyes and white hair. Her vehicle also has a Texas plate that reads, “DM4Y569.”If you have any information on Criswell’s whereabouts, you’re urged to contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at (210)335-6000.
Man, juvenile killed in Northeast Side shooting, medical examiner says
A man and a juvenile were hospitalized after a shooting on the Northeast Side, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. SAN ANTONIO – A man and a juvenile are dead following a shooting on the Northeast Side late Thursday night, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Whistler Street, not far from Rubens Drive and Gibbs Sprawl Road. Officials said both the man and juvenile were shot and taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment, where they later died. It’s unclear what lead to the shooting, and details are limited as of yet.
BCSO investigating home invasion in Northeast Bexar County
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating following a home invasion in Northeast Bexar County early Thursday morning. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. at a home in the 8000 block of Chestnut Blue, not far from Seguin Road and Walzem Road. According to deputies, the suspects forced their way into the home by kicking in the front door and then stole several items. Police said the suspects did, however, drop some of the items on their way out. At this time, it is unclear as to exactly why this particular home was targeted.
Medical Examiner identifies man struck, killed by vehicle while crossing street in NE Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Update:The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified a man that was hit by a vehicle and killed in northeast Bexar County last week. Joseph Colbert, 54, died as a result of the incident, though his cause of death is currently pending. Original:A man was hit by a car and killed in a Northeast Bexar County neighborhood Tuesday night. Bexar County sheriff’s investigators say no one seems to have seen what happened but they found the man in the street near the intersection of Winsford and Oldham Drive. Related: San Antonio officer jumps guardrail to avoid being struck by vehicle during crash, officials say
Pair charged in slaying of 24-year-old rollerskating enthusiast over cellphone, BCSO Sheriff Salazar says
SAN ANTONIO – A man and woman have been charged in the slaying of a 24-year-old rollerskating enthusiast in Northeast Bexar County on Wednesday afternoon, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said. Salazar said Barrera was getting into her vehicle when Calvillo allegedly approached her and demanded her cellphone. The sheriff said Calvillo then shot her in the head and fled the scene. Calvillo and Jones were later found during a routine traffic stop with the murder weapon, Salazar said. Jones is currently being charged as a felon in possession of a firearm and may be charged with capital murder as well, Salazar said.
BCSO: Woman’s vehicle struck by gunfire in Northeast Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s vehicle was hit by gunfire late Sunday night. The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. near Golf Heights and Golf Vista Boulevard in Northeast Bexar County. The BCSO said the woman was driving on Golf Heights when the vehicle was hit by the gunfire. The woman was not struck by the shots, but did sustain non-life-threatening injuries from glass debris after driving into a ditch, deputies said. Deputies set up a perimeter to search for a shooter, but so far no one has been found.
Have you seen this girl? She disappeared last week from Northeast Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a 12-year-old girl last seen in Northeast Bexar County. The Sheriff’s Office said that Mon’Tri’Nique Patricia Ali, also known as “Montri or Kashmere,” was last seen at her home near the 7500 block of Windsor Oaks at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 22. The sheriff’s Office says Ali was last seen wearing a dress, a black coat with a hood and black Nike shoes. Anyone with information on Montri’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at (210)335-6000 or email email@example.com. Related: Inmate who died after apparent medical episode at Bexar County jail identified by BCSO
Sheriff: Suspected meth lab ‘could have blown the roof right off’ NE Bexar County home
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says his deputies have uncovered a major meth lab inside a Northeast Bexar County home. Salazar said while conducting surveillance on one man, deputies initiated a traffic stop on him earlier in the evening. As a result of the traffic stop, deputies then descended on the home where they found more drugs along with the makings of a meth lab, Salazar said. At the time of the traffic stop, deputies also found two children in the car. He asked anyone with information about the suspected meth lab to call the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at (210) 335-6070.