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Arrest made for indecent exposure

Arrest made for indecent exposure

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 15, 2019

The University Police Department arrested a current student for indecent exposure that took place in McCoy Hall Oct. 10. The suspect has been booked into Hays County Jail on two counts of indecent exposure. He is being referred to student justice for review  ...

Police search for hit and run suspect

Police search for hit and run suspect

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 14, 2019

San Marcos Police are searching for a 23-year-old man in a white sedan involved in a hit and run on Oct. 13. The victim is expected to make a full recovery. At approximately 2:14 a.m. at the 100 block of West San Antonio Street, police responded to an auto-pedestrian crash. Police found the victim...

Concerns raised over cite-and-release data

Concerns raised over cite-and-release data

Chase Rogers, News Reporter

September 29, 2019

Hays County released data showing the San Marcos Police Department's low use of cite-and-release in 2018, spurring protests from local organizations advocating for criminal justice reform. Under state law, cite-and-release allows peace officers to issue citations for class C misdemeanors—including...

Mill Street shooter apprehended in Louisiana after chase

Mill Street shooter apprehended in Louisiana after chase

Chase Rogers, News Reporter

September 26, 2019

The suspect alleged to have shot an 18-year-old female the night of Sept. 24 at 600 block of Mill Street was apprehended in Crowley, Louisiana at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Davonte Miller attempted to evade local law enforcement with his 2010 Hyundai Genesis but was apprehended...

San Marcos law enforcement stresses community safety

San Marcos law enforcement stresses community safety

Ziek Sanchez

September 24, 2019

New safety initiatives have been implemented following a series of violent crimes that surpass last years numbers in San Marcos. The San Marcos Police Department launched the “Your Safety Starts With You” campaign in an effort to spread safety awareness in a city with a growing crime r...

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

Editor's note: The 2019 Annual Security Report will come out on Oct. 1 and will contain crime statistics for 2018 with updated numbers for 2016 and 2017.  Following the underreporting of years of campus crime data, university officials are struggling to fill in the gaps of Clery reportable offenses...

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 5, 2019

UPDATE: June 11 at 2:30 p.m. Chelsy Alyce Mistretta (08/18/1997) was arrested in connection to a murder at the Village on Telluride apartments. She is the third person to be charged for the crime on June 5. She was arrested in Bryan, Texas after investigators found she was in the vehicle with Lapear...

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