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Sheriff Chody Offers Junior Deputy Academy for Summer 2018

  • 3 May 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 4099

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for young people 9 -14 years old that reside in Williamson County and have an interest in law enforcement. The junior cadets will investigate mock crime scenes, collect evidence, tour the sheriff’s office and county jail, obtain Stop the Bleed training and will get hands-on experience with advanced tactical equipment and self-defense techniques.

Four sessions will be offered during the summer.

Drop off times are between 7:30 am to 8:30 am in front of the Sheriff’s Office located at:

508 Rock St., Georgetown, TX. 78626. Pick up time is 5:00 pm.

Each session is limited to 25 students and applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis. There is no cost for the program, but students will need to bring their lunch each day. A refillable water bottle is also recommended.

For more information about the program and to fill out your child’s application and release form please visit:  https://www.wilco.org/Elected-Officials/Sheriffs-Office/Community-Liaison

All applications must be delivered or mailed to the sheriff’s office no later than May 25.

Cold Case Update: Rachel Louise Cooke

  • 12 April 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2776

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody will provide an update on the progress of the Rachel Cooke case. Sheriff  Chody will be at the following location to give brief comments.

Who: Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Impound Yard – 301 SE Inner Loop Ste. 107, Georgetown, TX 748626

There will be a staging area for media.

The FBI and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office asks individuals having any information regarding Rachel Louise Cooke to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.com

WilCo Deputies Execute Search Warrant, Five arrested

  • 5 April 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2648

On April 4 at approximately 7:30 a.m., The Williamson County Sheriff’s Organized Crime Division, Criminal Investigations Unit, and the STAR team served a search warrant at the 7700 block of O'Connor Drive in Round Rock.

During the search warrant, five individuals were detained.

Torin Williams 

Alexa Bonilla 

Meghan Fitzpatrick

Taylor Campbell 

Spenser Allison 

Deputies located:

  • 2.6 lbs of marijuana
  • 1.2 Kilograms of various THC derivatives
  • 4 grams of Xanax
  • Two tabs of LSD
  • 1 Stolen pistol and over 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Cash

Deputies executed the search warrant without incident.

Man Charged with five counts of Child Pornography

  • 29 March 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2480

On March 26, detectives with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation on William Henry Burtle for possession of child pornography after receiving a tip that he was in possession of child pornography images. Burtle admitted to having these images on his phone.

On March 28, Burtle was arrested without incident, booked into the Williamson County Jail and charged with five counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.

Detectives found at least eight images of child pornography on Burtle’s phone.

WCSO Traffic Operation

  • 29 March 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2456

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the hazards, and crashes that are attributed to vehicles driving above the posted speed limits on roadways within the county and the danger to deputies while conducting traffic stops on the roadside as vehicles pass.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a four-day operation beginning Monday, April 2 and concluding Thursday, April 5 to increase public awareness to the Texas Transportation Codes: 545.157 Passing Certain Vehicles and 543.352 Prima Facie Speed Limits.

Deputies will focus on N. US 183 from Hero Way to SH 138 during this operation due to the number of crashes resulting in fatalities. TX-DOT has lowered the speed limit in this area to reduce the number of crashes.


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