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  • 09-15-17   SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
      Has anyone lately reported people coming to houses with a work vest on
  • 09-02-17   Juvenile Looters Arrested.
      While most Liberty County citizens were struggling to save their lives and property during the recent severe flooding in the county, thieves were struggling to steal what few possession many of the displaced people still had left.
  • 08-18-17   Craig Howard Castilaw
      The very elusive efforts of 40 year old Craig Howard Castilaw to avoid arrest on outstanding warrants from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office came to an abrupt halt on Thursday at about 10:am when he was arrested by Deputy John Tucker and several assisting Sheriff’s Deputies. Deputy Tucker, who had prior associations with Castilaw, made arrangements with him to meet in the Dayton Oaks Sub-Division near this home on CR 2339 where Castilaw was arrested on an outstanding “blue warrant” for Parole Violation and another warrant for bond forfeiture on a Driving While License Suspended charge.
  • 08-17-17   Young Boy Suffers Burns
      A six year old child was burned on his face and chest when another child threw some type of unknown chemical into a small fire the children were playing near causing a flash fire.
  • 08-17-17   School buses
      Statistics show that on any given day, more than 74,000 drivers in America illegally pass school buses that are stopped with red lights flashing and the “STOP” sign extended. More than a million Texas teens and children depend on buses to get them safely to and from more than 9,000 Texas schools every day.
  • 07-26-17   “Paul Brockner Memorial Range Dedicated”
      On Wednesday, July 26, over 100 Peace Officers, Liberty County Elected Officials and most importantly the wife and daughters of long time business man, husband, father and law enforcement supporter, Paul Brockner, came together at the Liberty County Firearms Training Facility and formally christened the facility as the “Paul Brockner Memorial Range”.
  • 07-13-17   “Employee of the Month” for July
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader and his selection committee has given the nod to Detective Investigator Robert Dunn as the “Employee of the Month” for July and this prestigious honor was announced at the Sheriff’s monthly meeting last week.
  • 07-10-17   Deadline For Registration to Citizen Police Academy Nears
      The deadline of Friday, July 14th. to sign up for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy starting on Monday, July 31st. is quickly approaching and anyone turning in an application after the deadline date cannot be considered. Thus far the applicants have been coming in at a good pace and the class should be full soon.
  • 06-29-17   Sophisticated Scam Alert
      There are a large number of various type “scams” circulating in society now with many of these hitting the Liberty County area all with the sole purpose of trying to con people out of their money.
  • 06-19-17   SHERIFF AND D.A. TO SPONSOR CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader and District Attorney Logan Pickett and their respective offices will be sponsoring an upcoming FREE “Citizen’s Police Academy” to begin on Monday evening, July 31st. from 6:pm to 9:pm and continue on each Monday evening for ten weeks with graduation on Monday, September 25, 2017.
  • 06-14-17   OFF-DUTY SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATOR ASSAULTED
      An Off-Duty Liberty County Sheriff’s Investigator was assaulted while trying to help an injured driver who had rolled his car over in a drainage ditch in mid-Liberty County.
  • 06-14-17   Off-Duty Sheriff’s Investigator Assaulted
      An attempt by an off-duty Liberty County Sheriff’s Investigator to help the driver of an overturned vehicle resulted in an unprovoked attack on the Investigator sending him to a local hospital for his injuries and the suspect fleeing the scene of the wreck.
  • 06-14-17   Accidental Shooting Of Twin Brother UPDATE:
      Investigators with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed with the medical officials in Houston that the young 14 year old boy who was accidentally shot by his twin brother passed away last evening.
  • 06-12-17   Accidental Shooting Of Twin Brother
      An attempt to shoot a snake found in a ditch of water on CR 2342 in mid-Liberty County, resulted in a fourteen year old boy accidentally shooting his twin brother in the right side of the head with a .22 rifle. At approximately 3:45pm this evening the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting the shooting.
  • 06-01-17   Welch’s motorcycle while on a public highway in the area of Tarkington Prairie in mid-Liberty County.
      Liberty County Sheriff’s Investigators have now obtained two eye-witness written statements that confirm Anthony Braddick Welsh was seen with his infant son riding on the gas tank area of Welch’s motorcycle while on a public highway in the area of Tarkington Prairie in mid-Liberty County. As a result of witness written statements, Cpl. James Hobson obtained a warrant of arrest for Welsh from Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Stephen Hebert for the offense of Abandoning or Endangering a Child which is a State Jail Felony offense. Deputies have made numerous day and night runs on his reported address in an effort to arrest Welsh but thus far no arrest has been made.
  • 05-11-17   Sheriff Rader swore in two new Deputies
      On Thursday, Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader swore In two new Deputies who immediately assumed their patrol duties. Deputy Ronald House is certainly no “rookie” when it comes to having a very impressive law enforcement background. Deputy House, who is a graduate from Liberty High School and a Liberty County resident for many years, is also a retired Houston Police Sergeant having served with that agency for almost 23 years.
  • 05-11-17   TEXAS CRIME STOPPERS HOLDS TRAINING CONFERENCE
      If one is not familiar with the Crime Stopper program, one may ask “ What is Crime Stoppers and what do they do.” ? As strange as it may seem this is not an unusual question for many people to ask even though the program has been in operation and going nationwide since its inception in the 1970’s with over 200 such programs in Texas, alone. Quite simply put Crime Stoppers exist to generate anonymous “tips” that assist in solving crimes and the anonymous tipster can be awarded cash money for their information. The State Crime Stoppers Council of Texas sponsored a sixteen hour training class on May 4th and 5th where Board Members and Coordinators from all across the state attended to not only full fill the required training for this cycle but also to be updated on the most current “stats” for the Texas Crime Stoppers Program. Included in this training were Liberty County Sheriff’s Chaplain Ken Smith who serves as a board member, Capt. Ken DeFoor who is the Liberty County Crime Stopper Coordinator and Forensic Investigator Vita O’Reilly who serves as the Deputy Coordinator. Texas Commission On Law Enforcement ( TCOLE ) credits were given to all those Peace Officers who were in attendance and there were many from across our great state.
  • 05-02-17   Deputy John Tucker is Employee of the Month
      At the monthly employee meeting of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Bobby Rader, announced the selection of Deputy John Tucker as the “Employee of the Month” for May.
  • 04-13-17   IDENTITY OF BODY CONFIRMED.
      Liberty County Sheriff’s lead Investigator Sgt. Chris Ungles confirmed today that the remains of a woman found in an abandoned church on FM 1008 in the Town of Kenefick on Wednesday, April 5th.
  • 04-10-17   Elusive Suspect Finally Arrested
      A very elusive suspect wanted by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office on an Evading Arrest warrant was arrested by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office after the suspect ran from them during a stolen vehicle investigation

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