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  • 06-20-16   Burglary of City of Kenefick Store
      At approximately 6:15 on Sunday morning, June 19th. Liberty County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tommy Koen noticed the front glass broken out on the Dollar General Store located at 3626 FM 1008 in the City of Kenefick. During the course of the follow up investigation it was also found the back door of the business had been forced opened and items were scattered around in the store.
  • 06-17-16   PUBLIC AUCTION
      STATE OF TEXAS * * BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF EXECUTION COUNTY OF LIBERTY * DATED April 25, 2016, and issued pursuant to a judgment decree(s) of the 165th District Court of Harris County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court; on May 18, 2016, to me directed and delivered, and as Sheriff of said County, I have on the 8th day of June, 2016 seized, levied upon, and will on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, beginning at or about 10:00 a.m., on said day, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title and interest of the defendants in such suit in and to the following described personal property levied upon as the personal property of said defendants. The sale will be held at Smith’s Towing Storage Yard at 24976 Hwy. 321, Cleveland, TX 77327, to-wit:
  • 06-16-16   Burned Out Car Contains Body
      On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at around 5:45pm the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a burned out car on Private Road 106 in east Liberty County in the City of Devers, Texas. The caller stated there appeared to be a body still sitting in the driver’s seat and the human remains were mostly destroyed by the intense fire.
  • 06-10-16   Child Accidentally Killed By Family Vehicle
      A family miscommunication on the whereabouts of their small child resulted in the tragic accidental death of little Mason Thompson, DOB 10-23-14 when he wandered into the path of his father’s truck while his father was backing out of the drive way on CR 48824 in South Liberty County.
      Investigators with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating Evan Michael Viles, DOB 12-3-86, 5’-8”, approximately 200 lbs. with blond hair and blue eyes. Viles has eight (8) outstanding warrants on him ranging from two for Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, three for Evading Arrest, One for a Prohibited Weapon, One for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and one for Possession of Marijuana.
  • 05-12-16   Accidental Drowning Of Two Yr. Old Child
      A family backyard swim outing turned tragic when little Kyler Ray Gilmore, DOB June 15, 2014 drowned in an above ground swimming pool on CR 388 in north Liberty County. Initially a call came into the Cleveland Police Department and they, along with Cleveland I.S.D. Officers, responded. The call then was transferred to the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher at approximately 5:12pm when it was determined the location was in the county.
  • 05-05-16   Kayaker Drowns In Retention Pond.
      At approximately 9:50am this morning, the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher received a call that by-standers saw an adult male go under the water but never surface in a pond located near Hwy. 105 by-pass and CR 318 in north Liberty County. According to Sheriff’s Cpl. James W. McQueen who responded to the scene a SCUBA diver from the Cleveland Fire Department located the body of Leobardo Ovido Gonzalez, DOB 1-7-56 at approximately 11:45am near where he was last seen. Further investigation determined that Gonzalez was from the Conroe area and family members were later notified by authorities.
  • 05-03-16   National Police Week Memorial Services
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office in association with Pastor Kevin Howard’s The Sanctuary Church located at 100 East Hanson Street in Cleveland, Texas will be hosting the annual “National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial” services on Friday, May 13 at 7:pm. The Master of Ceremonies for the occasion will be former District Attorney and present Liberty City Judge Mike Little who is a very popular and well known MC. The guest speaker will be Colonel Anthony P. Clark who is the Command Chaplain for the Florida Army and Air National Guard. Colonel Clark is a highly decorated Chaplain with many awards to his credit, as well as being an outstanding public speaker.
  • 05-02-16   The Trinity River continues to rise as the outflow from the Livingston Dam remains at 68,200 cubic feet per second.
      The Trinity River continues to rise as the outflow from the Livingston Dam remains at 68,200 cubic feet per second. The Lake Level is slowly dropping and we are hopeful Trinity River Authority officials will be able to cut back on the release rate later this week. Current projections take the Trinity River up to 29.5 feet in Liberty on Tuesday and 15.1 feet in Moss Bluff by Wednesday. Flood stage in Liberty is 26 feet and flood stage in Moss Bluff is 12.2. These levels will once again put water over the roads in most riverfront subdivisions. The levels are anticipated to equal what we saw in October 2015 and December 2015, but not as high as we saw in May of 2015, when the Trinity reached 30 feet in Liberty.
  • 05-02-16   Shooting Investigation on CR 2502
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher received a call at approximately 11:50 am today from the Liberty/Dayton Regional Hospital regarding a female shooting victim that had just arrived at their emergency room. Upon initial investigation by the Patrol Deputies the victim was found to be Rhonda Matthews, DOB 7-29-82 who was suffering from a bullet wound that went completely through the right arm with the bullet then entering the right side and lodging just under her heart. Life Flight air ambulance responded and transported the victim to Herman Hospital in Houston in critical condition.
  • 04-28-16   Large Drug Money Arrest
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit continues to take major steps in thwarting the drug traffic that travels in and through Liberty County. At approximately 4:pm on Wednesday, April 27th, Deputies with the Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a single traffic stop for several violations on Hwy. 59 in north Liberty County. The vehicle had Tennessee license plates and carried three females while a young five year old child rode in the back seat.
  • 04-28-16   Community Advisory-Passing of Forged Instruments.
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader wants to make the public as well as business owners aware that the Sheriff’s Office has received at least five complaints about a male and female pair passing off fake $100. bills to unsuspecting merchants and obtaining goods for the phony bills. At first glance the bills will appear authentic but upon closer examination the paper is of poor quality and in rather large letters on the upper right front of the bills the wording, “ FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY” appears as does the same wording at the top of the back side of the bill.
  • 04-26-16   Specialized Interdiction Training for LCSO Sgt. Tim Niemeyer.
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader recently announced that Sgt. Tim Niemeyer who is assigned to the agencies Criminal Drug Interdiction Unit, was selected as only one of twelve Officers throughout the United States and Canada to attend a specialized drug interdiction instructors course in El Paso, Texas. This elite group of Officers were selected by the Drug Interdiction Assistance Program of Arlington, Virginia and the El Paso Intelligence Center of Texas and all training expenses were sponsored by these two agencies. All twelve Officers attended the 17th. Annual DIAP Associate Staff Instructor Candidate Certification Course in El Paso that began on March 30th. This training consisted of two weeks of intensive training totaling 80 hours by Master instructors from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as well as the DIAP and the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC).
  • 04-19-16   The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management is gathering information in order to determine the scope of damage in Liberty County due to yesterdays flood event.
      The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management is gathering information in order to determine the scope of damage in Liberty County due to yesterdays flood event. Residents that received damage from water entering their residence, can report the damage to our office by calling 936-334-3219.
      Shane Edward Cox arrested this date. At approximately 3:pm this afternoon and acting on a "tip", Shane Edward Cox, DOB 11/15/1973 was arrested, without resistance, by several agencies on CR 2185 in the eastern portion of Liberty County. Lead Investigators Sgt. Billy Knox and Sgt. Chris Ungles reported that members of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Liberty County District Attorney's Office, Liberty County Constables Office of Pct. 3 and Pct. 5 as well as the Beaumont Office of the U.S. Marshal's Office all participated in the arrest that was uneventful as Cox surrendered to the officials. Cox was found to be in possession of a fire arm at the time of his arrest.
  • 04-04-16   Criminal Mischief Shootings
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office along with the Multi-County Crime Stoppers Program are seeking information leading to the arrest of person or persons responsible for the pre-dawn careless shooting into an unoccupied fifth wheel camper trailer and a SUV vehicle this week in the CR 1335 area of the Trinity River Retreat Sub-Division. According to board members of the “Granada Lake Civic Association”, it appears these shootings are a result of revoking the membership of some of the residents who reside in this community for non-payment of membership fees which goes to maintain the ninety-six (96) acre private lake and surrounding levee that protects a portion of the community from flooding should this levee be breached. Board members have also reported the burning and stolen sign to their community last year and now this week’s shooting into the camper trailer and private vehicle of two of the present Civic Association Board Members.
  • 03-24-16   Wanted Person SHANE EDWARD COX
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating SHANE EDWARD COX (WM) D.O.B. 11/15/1973 who’s last known address is on CR 2269 near the Cleveland, Texas area however he is known to frequent the Dolan and Rye area of north-east Liberty County. Shane Cox was convicted and sentenced to five years in TDC for Indecency With a Child by Sexual Contact on Monday, March 21, 2016
  • 03-24-16   Narcotic Arrest in Liberty County
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received several citizen complaints of a residence located on FM 770 in Raywood, Texas, on the north end of the county, where drugs were being distributed. Information was received that Russell Charles McBride of that address was distributing crack cocaine
  • 03-08-16   Rodeo Ticket Scam Community Alert
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Community Alert regarding a person or persons selling stolen and cancelled Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo tickets over social media outlets. A report was made to the Sheriff’s Office about a Liberty County citizen who ordered season tickets which consisted of 80 tickets. Those tickets were mailed to a former address and were not forwarded to the customer at the new address.
  • 03-03-16   Information Sought On Cold Case Murder
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a “cold case” murder that occurred on or about September 1, 2011 on Plantation Ranch Road in south Liberty County.

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