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National Police Week

As we celebrate National Police Week (May 9th-15th) the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office is honored to recognize our men and women in law enforcement. 

Please join us in recognizing those who diligently serve Gonzales County at the first line level for the community.

Our deputies are the "backbone" of patrol, investigations, and courthouse security. Thank you to the ones that put their lives on the line everyday to protect us. We appreciate you immensely! 

#backtheblue #lawenforcement #lawenforcementappreciation

 

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Go Blue Campaign

The Gonzales County Sheriff's Office joined forces with The Norma's House Child Advocacy Center in observing the "Go Blue Campaign" in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

Don't forget that April 9th is National Child Abuse Prevention Day!

Together we can make a difference in protecting our children. 

 

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Press Release: MULTIJURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE

MULTIJURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE: 

On Friday, February 5th, 2021, members of the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office assisted Federal Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in executing a search warrant.

The search warrant was executed in the 900 block of U.S. Hwy 87, in the City of Smiley, Texas.

Caleb Nathaniel Oliver, 19, of Smiley, Texas was identified by federal agents, as a person of interest, in connection with the search warrant. The search warrant was executed without incident.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating this case for the unlawful possession of a machine gun. 

Attached is the official press release from the Department of Justice.

Community Engagement: Mentorship & Guidance

On February 23, 2021, the Boy Scouts (BSA) of Troop #262 had the opportunity to conduct a Q & A session with the newly elected Sheriff of Gonzales County.

Sheriff Robert Ynclan engaged with the scouts by answering several questions involving law enforcement and its role within the community. 

This opportunity assisted in building the dialogue between these young men and law enforcement officers- to gain a better perspective on community relations. 

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Press Release: Suicide 2/11/2021

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:

On Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 0924a.m., members of the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office responded to the 1300 block of County Road 302, for a call of a possible suicide victim.

Upon the arrival of deputies, a female individual was found to have suffered a gunshot injury to the upper torso area. The female victim was later identified as Dana H Tipps, 40, of San Marcos, Texas.

Gonzales County deputies and investigators assisted with processing and securing the scene. Gonzales County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended to the victim who had succumbed to her injuries.

the victim was later pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Precinct #1, Deidra Voigt. The deceased's next of kin were immediately notified upon securing the scene.

The cause of the shooting is still under investigation by the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office, and pending an autopsy by the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is ongoing. 

Sincerely, 

Christopher Aviles

Chief Deputy

Media Relations

IN MEMORIUM: MATTHEW KRUPA

IN MEMORIUM:

Today, the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of a former Deputy, Deputy Matthew D. Krupa, Badge #623.

Deputy Krupa was a native of Pennsylvania and relocated to Texas to pursue a career as a Texas Peace Officer. 

After a career with the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Krupa became a Police Officer for the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas.

Tragedy struck out law enforcement family when Officer Krupa was involved in a fatal vehicle accident. 

Our prayers and condolences are with the Krupa family, as we honor his memory and mourn his loss. The following is dedicated to Deputy Matthew Krupa #623. 

"Running through the center of darkness lies the thin blue line of law enforcement. This line honors the heroes behind the badge. The good men and women who place themselves as a barrier for those in need. Night and day their bravery serves as a light in darkness." 

-The Thin Blue Line 

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MONTH IN REVIEW:

The new Gonzales County Sheriff's Office Administration began the year 2021 at full speed ahead! Since January 1st, the Sheriff's Office has delivered on some goals set forth to accomplish the mission of combating drugs and other criminal activity.

The office is happy to announce a few accomplishments completed within the first month in office! They are the following:

1. On January 4th, 2021, a member of the K-9 Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop near mile marker 644 on IH-10, for a traffic violation. A probable cause search resulted in the discovery of 0.055 ounces of marijuana and the confiscation of two handguns.

Marquise G Washington, 21, of Houston, Tx was subsequently arrested for Possession of marijuana <2 OZ and Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon.

2. on January 9th, 2021, a member of the Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of Sarah Dewitt for a traffic violation. A probably cause search resulted in confiscating 0.575 ounces of marijuana and a handgun.

Narcisco Diaz-Huerta, 24, of Houston, Tx was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and Possession of Marijuana <2OZ.

3. On January 10, 2021, a member of the K-9 Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on US HWY 183 and CR 261, for a traffic violation. A probable cause search resulted in the confiscation of 0.25 ounces of marijuana, and the recovery of (2) handguns and (2) rifles.

Christopher Zuniga, 20, of San Marcos, Tx, Kylan McEachem, 21, of Austin, Tx, and Marcos Hernandez, 28, of Shiner, Tx were arrested for Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, Tampering with Evidence, and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

4. On January 12th, 2021, a member of the patrol division conducted a traffic stop on West HWY 90 for a traffic violation. A consent search resulted in the discovery of 89 grams of methamphetamine.

John Russup, 58, of College Station and Dexkia Greathouse, 19, of Marion, Tx were arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, PG1>4G<200G.

5. On January 17, 2021, a member of the Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on HWY 80 and CR 157 for a traffic violation. A probable cause search resulted in the confiscation of 6.85 ounces of marijuana and the recovery of a stolen handgun. $298.00 was also confiscated.

Dominic Bustos, 22, of Nixon, Tx was arrested for Delivery of Marijuana <1OZ<4OZ and Theft of a Firearm.

6. On January 24, 2021, a member of the patrol division conducted a traffic stop on HWY 80 and HWY 97 for a traffic violation. A consent search resulted in the discovery of a handgun and a Tetrahydrocannibal cartridge containing THC oil. 

Bulmaro Chapa, 34, of Kingbury, Tx was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and Possession of Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 <1G. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine clinic

TEAM WORK:

Today, the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office teamed up with several local law-enforcement, emergency services, and emergency management agencies in combating the COVID-19 virus.

The effort was to provide services for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic that was held today at the JB Wells Arena, and Expo Center.

Special thanks goes out to ALL the first responders who came together and worked collectively to assure the operation ran fluidly and efficiently! 

Together, hundreds of vaccines were administered to the local community to help protect them from the COVID-19 virus! 

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Official Press Release


For Official Press Release please click here.

 

For Immediate release:

On January 5, 2020 at 2:18 p.m. members of the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office responded to the 15000 block of U.S. Highway 90 near County Road 279, for a pedestrian being struck by a locomotive. 

Upon the arrival of deputies, it was discovered a male victim was laying on the ground and had suffered severe head injuries. The mail victim was later identified as Jason A. Zumwalt, 38, of Harwood/Gonzales, Texas. 

Gonzales County deputies assisted Union Pacific Railroad personnel with processing and securing the scene. Gonzales County EMS (Medic 1) attended to victim who succumbed to the injuries. 

The victim was later pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Precinct #3, Jesse Almaraz. The deceased's next of kin was notified upon their arrival to the scene. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by Union Pacific Railroad authorities. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Sincerely, 

Christopher Aviles

Chief Deputy

Media Relations

Community Involvement

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Meet the newest member of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce:

With the continued mission to remain involved in the community, Sheriff Robert Ynclan has become one of the newest chamber members. 

The Gonzales County Sheriff's Office will strive to meet the needs of our community through every avenue and means possible. 

The Gonzales County Sheriff's Office is here to serve you 24/7, utilizing every resource available to increase productivity, quality service, transparency, and communication with citizens at every level. 

Let's continue this forward progress together, as we embark on this adventure for the next 4 years! 

Sincerely,

Robert Ynclan, Sheriff

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