CRIME & SAFETY
Video of man firing automatic weapon near downtown San Antonio bar goes viral
Social media users compared the incident to something out of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise.
Suspected serial killer confessed to San Antonio murders, affidavit shows
SAN ANTONIO — A suspected serial killer has connections to San Antonio and Uvalde. Raul Meza Jr. was arrested this week for two murders in the Austin area. Meza, 62, previously served 11 years in prison for murdering a young Austin girl. To avoid a trial and possible death sentence, Meza’s attorneys struck a deal with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.
Man arrested after throwing shoe at pregnant woman's belly
SAN ANTONIO - A man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman. According to the arrest affidavit, Mario Villarreal was released from prison and began living with a woman he's known for two years. Villarreal no longer wanted to live with the woman and left the home. Authorities...
San Antonio Resident Charged with Money Laundering
June 1, 2023 – A San Antonio resident, who is a Honduran National, was arrested and charged with Money Laundering this week after a traffic stop on I-30. Fifty year-old MANUEL ANTONIO ARDON was driving west on Interstate 30 near the 140 mile marker around 6pm on Wednesday. A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed a defective tail light on the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. The SUV was also following a vehicle extremely closely. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle came to rest near the 140 mile marker. The driver displayed signs of nervousness and deception.
San Antonio Has a Sucia Patrol that Needs to Extend to the Rest of Texas
Well it looks like someone is going to be working some overtime in San Antonio! Spotted on the streets of San Antonio was the Sucia Patrol, and judging from the comments section, whoever is running this will soon experience some burnout!. What is a "sucia"?. Well, first of all, a...
Police: Teenaged drunk driver hits family of 8 head-on, all miraculously survive
SAN ANTONIO — Unbelievable photos captured the aftermath of a drunk driving crash Sunday night on San Antonio's southeast side. Eight family members were riding in the SUV when police say a teenaged driver hit them head-on. Miraculously, everyone survived. Sanjuana Escalante, the driver who was hit, is still...
San Antonio police officer arrested on charges that he set up hidden camera in ex-girlfriend's home
The video included footage of the woman's partially dressed underage daughter, sheriff's office investigators said.
Mother of innocent shooting victim rallying community to end gun violence
SAN ANTONIO – Alaina Henderson, 27, was out celebrating a new job at a Hollywood Park restaurant on Sept. 11, 2022, when she became an innocent bystander of gun violence. Henderson’s mother, Denmica Eugene, describes her as bright, beautiful and a leader. The law degree graduate had goals...
T-bone crash leads to fatal motorcycle accident
SAN ANTONIO – A motorcyclist is now dead after he crashed into a pickup truck at a South Side intersection. The incident happened at the 3400 block of Nogalitos Street at around 3:54 p.m. According to police, the driver of the truck was coming out of a store when...
‘Everybody is just devastated’: Family in mourning pleads for witnesses of fatal road rage shooting to come forward
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio family is pleading for any witnesses in the fatal road rage shooting of their 26-year-old daughter to come forward with information. Police arrested 23-year-old Kasey Garcia in the death of Vanessa Martinez. The suspect is out on bond awaiting an indictment. Mary Alice...
Man allegedly shooting gun into the air on Wurzbach Road struck security guard and bar, records show
SAN ANTONIO – A man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Tuesday after an affidavit alleges he was shooting into the air and toward a San Antonio bar last September. Rene Balderas, 35, has been charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a shooting that occurred on Sept. 10, 2022, in the 3200 block of Wurzbach Road on the West Side.
San Antonio bakery ask for help in identifying two people who broke-in then stole $30,000 in cash and equipment
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The owners of a bakery on San Antonio’s North side is asking for help in locating two people who broke into the business. The crime took place at The Bread Box, located at 55 Bitters Road at around 3 A.M. Tuesday. After gaining...
Man shot twice after being ambushed by 3 men while meeting up with a girl he met online
SAN ANTONIO - A man, who was meeting up with a woman he met online, was shot several times after being ambushed on the West Side. The shooting happened just before 7 a.m. in the parking lot off North General McMullen Drive near Old Highway 90 West. Police said the...
Violent crime in San Antonio drops since "hot spot" policing began
Violent crime in San Antonio has decreased since the police department began a new "hot spot" strategy this year, but it may be too soon to say whether the policing plan affected the drop. Catch up fast: In January, police launched the hot spot strategy, part of a plan developed...
Converse Police recover thousands of dollars worth of valuables stolen from cars and storage units
SAN ANTONIO — Converse Police said they recovered tens of thousands of dollars worth of belongings that were stolen in car burglaries and different storage units. KENS 5 went inside a police room where investigators laid out the items, it was just half of what was recovered. There were documents, guns, TV's and tools. Converse Police Lieutenant Jeff Shook said they're trying to track down the owners.
Two San Antonio police dogs retire after almost 10 years of service
SAN ANTONIO - It's a big day for two very special members of the San Antonio Police Department's K-9 unit. That's because these two good boys are retiring. K-9 Wiley has served the city of San Antonio for seven years, and K-9 Leo for nine years. They're both going to...
Former SAPD officer with history of road rage cleared in DWI case
SAN ANTONIO – A former San Antonio police officer who resigned months after being arrested in connection with a 2021 hit-and-run case no longer faces a charge of driving while intoxicated, Bexar County court records show. A misdemeanor DWI charge against Dezi Rios, 40, was dismissed last week, the...
Two teens lead deputies on chase in stolen KIA, BCSO says
SAN ANTONIO — Two teenagers in a stolen KIA led Bexar County Sheriff's deputies on a chase early Thursday afternoon. The female driver was taken into custody, while the young man who was with her remains on the run at this time. Deputies said they noticed the KIA being...
Bexar County Medical Examiner identifies woman who died after being hit by a car in Downtown San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified the woman who was killed after being pinned between two vehicles Tuesday morning. 42 year old Corina Huerta was walking to her car that was parked along Brooklyn Avenue when she was hit by a driver in another car.
Teen arrested for road rage shooting 11 days after previous gun offense dismissed, records show
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teenager was arrested Tuesday for an alleged road rage shooting that occurred in early April, charging records obtained by KSAT show. Ryan Salame, 19, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, after police said he shot at a driver in another vehicle April 4, on Highway 151 near eastbound Loop 410.
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