CRIME & SAFETY
Deadly Crash Shuts Down NB I-35 In Austin
All northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Rutherford Lane in North Austin shere shut down after a deadly crash early Saturday morning. Travis County EMS said it happened around 5:50 a.m. when an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck collided in the 82-hundred block of the I-35 northbound service road. A...
Round Rock Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Involvement in SIM Card Swap Wire Fraud Conspiracy
A federal court in Round Rock, Texas, has convicted 22-year-old Daniel Akira Mills of wire fraud, sentencing him to two years in prison for his role in a wire fraud conspiracy. Mills and his accomplices engaged in "SIM card swap" attacks, exploiting victims' mobile phones to gain access to accounts and defrauding individuals of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Austin Dec 09 Weekly Crime Report: 693 Incidents and 73 Crime Stories
Austin Dec 09 Weekly Crime Report: 693 Incidents and 73 Crime Stories. During the week of December 09, a total of 693 crime cases were reported in Austin, according to the data provided. The most prevalent crime was theft, with 213 reported cases, followed by assault and burglary with 131 and 119 cases respectively. Other crimes, which accounted for 108 cases, came next in line. Vandalism, with 54 cases, and arrests, with 36 cases, were also significant. Less frequent but still concerning were suspicious situations (11 cases), shootings (10 cases), and robberies (7 cases). The least reported crimes were arson, hit & run, and trespass, each with less than 5 cases. This report underscores the urgent need for intensified security measures in Austin, especially against theft and assault, which constitute more than half of the reported crimes.
Texas father watched shooting spree suspect allegedly enter family's home from live feed: report
A probable cause affidavit obtained by a local TV station reveals more about what happened the day a man went on a shooting spree, killing six people.
1 dead after fatal crash involving semi off FM 969 Sunday
One person is dead following a crash between a semi-truck and a vehicle on FM 969 Sunday morning.
Texas Shooting Suspect Shane James Attempted To Break Out Of Custody
According to a sheriff’s official, the man who is suspected of killing six people during a shooting spree in two Texas cities this week attempted to break out of jail after being taken into custody. In the wake of the killings that occurred in Austin and San Antonio on Tuesday, Shane James Jr., 34, has been charged with capital murder.
Man walks with long rifle in front of Austin schools, ‘terrorized’ students and parents
Parents of students at two north Austin schools told KXAN they are terrified of seeing a man with a long rife walk the path in front of their children’s schools for several days, sometimes twice a day, in December.
Fatal Collision on North Interstate 35 in Austin Claims Life, Disrupts Traffic
Early Saturday morning, a fatal crash in north Austin claimed the life of one person, causing major traffic disruptions along a busy interstate. The collision, which involved a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler, occurred on North Interstate 35 near Rutherford Lane around 5:50 a.m., as reported by KXAN. The casualty,...
Police identify teenager killed during E Austin party, suspect still at large
AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department said 16-year-old Patrick Valadez was shot and killed at a party in East Austin last month, just three days before his 17th birthday. Officers responded to the scene in the 2500 block of Sol Wilson Avenue on Nov. 25, just after 10...
Austin police identify man stabbed, killed near a 7-Eleven on Sunday
Austin police have identified a man who was stabbed and killed near a 7-Eleven in northwest Austin, according to authorities. Chad Barron, 48, was at an intersection close to the 7-Eleven on Research Boulevard and West Braker Lane on Sunday night when an unidentified person stabbed him. Barron later walked into the store and fell to the ground, according to police.
Soros DA blasted for psychological toll on cops after dismissing 17 'political' indictments: 'Travesty'
17 Austin police officers had charges dropped against them by a progressive district attorney in the latest chapter of what critics say is a "war on cops" in the city.
Austin hasn’t allowed more police oversight, despite voter approval. Now it’s getting sued.
A lawsuit in a Travis County court aims to force Austin’s hand in rolling out a voter-backed plan to increase police oversight. Austin voters approved Proposition A in May by a four-to-one margin. The measure, known as the Austin Police Oversight Act, roundly defeated an opposing plan backed by the city’s police union. The APOA was set up to bolster the investigative power of the city’s citizen-led Office of Police Oversight.
Austin Police Seek Public Aid to Nab Suspects Accused of Bold Daytime Heists
The Austin Police Department is on the hunt for three suspects connected to a string of daring daylight robberies and is seeking the public’s help to track the culprits down. The individuals are accused of using firearms to menace local businesses and making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Doorbell footage captures accused shooter leaving home morning of shooting spree
A doorbell camera caught the moments a man now accused of killing 6 people left his home to embark on a shooting spree through Austin and San Antonio.
Car catches fire in N Austin parking garage
AUSTIN, Texas — A car caught on fire in a north Austin parking garage Friday night. The Austin Fire Department said it happened on the fifth floor of the garage located at 609 Clayton Lane. ALSO | One dead after 18-wheeler and pickup truck crash on I-35 service road.
Weekly Safety Report: Multiple Shootings and Violent Incidents Shake Austin
Multiple shootings occurred across Austin, Texas, resulting in several deaths and two injured officers. The incidents appear to be random acts of violence. A person has been arrested after multiple shootings left several people dead and two officers injured in what appears to be a random rampage across Austin on Tuesday.
Fire reported at north Austin strip center
The Austin Fire Department is responding to a fire at a commercial strip center in north Austin Sunday afternoon.
Improved Security Measures at Austin Storage Facility Reduces Crime Amid Police Warnings of Burglary Increase
After a spate of burglaries at Curio Storage in Oak Hill, Austin, upgraded security measures have brought relief to tenants. The facility, now under new management, has installed an anti-burglary alarm detection system and requires renter's insurance. Despite this, Austin Police warn of a city-wide rise in storage unit burglaries.