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  • 10-12-17   Drug Arrest in Knight’s Forest
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit continues to make impressive strides in taking drugs off our county streets and roads and arresting those who would distribute these drugs to not only the adults but the youth in the county.
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader said that after a very grueling and physically demanding process, Deputy Shelly Edwards completed an extensive list of qualification requirements to become the Sheriff’s Office first and only female S.W.A.T Officer ever to hold that prestigious and hard earned position.
      The recent severe flooding all along the Gulf Coast area and especially in Liberty County as a result of Hurricane Harvey brought out the very best of people in their efforts to help those who were threatened and put in danger as a result of the flood waters.
  • 10-06-17   Followup on Eight Year Old Boy Dies of Gun Shot Wound
      After extensive follow-up investigation by Liberty County Sheriff lead Investigator Sgt. Darrell Elliott and interviewing family members, Sgt. Elliott said it was confirmed by an adult family member who saw what actually happened that young eight year old Abel Rincon reached for the .22 rifle and pulled it towards him causing the gun to fire striking him in the chest. The fact the old rifle did not have a trigger guard may have contributed to the trigger being pulled.
  • 10-06-17   Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest
      On Thursday, October 5th at approximately 10:45pm, a Liberty County Sheriff’s Drug Interdiction unit was working the Knight’s Forest area in mid-county when they conducted a traffic stop on a 4 wheeler and a pick-up truck that was following it.
  • 10-01-17   Eight Year Old Boy Dies of Gun Shot Wound
      A little eight year old boy was shot in the chest at approximately 10:pm Saturday night while family members were shooting at tin cans at the family resident on CR 3560 near the Plum Grove area of north Liberty County.
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader ( far left in photo.) and District Attorney Logan Pickett ( far right in photo.) proudly announced the graduation of class #25 of the Citizen Police Academy on Monday, September 25th.
      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.
      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.
      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.

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