Recent News

Security Summit – Places of Worship

  • 17 November 2017
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 3280

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, joined by local agencies and organizations, is hosting a security summit to address the need of places of worship in and around the Williamson County area. The summit will present attendees with free training designed to educate citizens on “Active Shooter Events” as well as recommended response options before and during an event.

Currently, there are over 120 churches registered for the summit.

The summit will be on Nov. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Celebration Church, 601 Westinghouse Rd. in Georgetown.

There will be a designated area for media outlets who wish to cover the event. Media will not be allowed inside the training room at any point during the session. Names of the churches registered for the summit will not be released. Sheriff Chody will be available for comment after the summit.

Blackland Hills Gun Works In Hutto Burglarized

  • 18 October 2017
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 4137

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, at approximately 4:20 a.m., deputies with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an alarm activation at the Blackland Hills Gun Works in Hutto, TX. Upon arrival, responding deputies found the front window broken. Approximately 10 – 15 shotguns and rifles were stolen.

Surveillance footage shows six individuals wearing masks and gloves forcing entering into the building.

The suspects were in a stolen vehicle. Deputies found the stolen vehicle half a mile away from the gun store on FM 3349. When deputies located the vehicle it was still running and the driver’s side door was open.

Detectives with the Williamson County Sheriff’s office are actively investigating the crime.

Williamson County Deputy Saves 5 Year Old From Potentially Drowning

  • 17 October 2017
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 3996

On Aug. 10 at approximately 9 p.m. Detective Albert Ortiz was dispatched to the Teravista Subdivision swimming pool in Round Rock for a possible drowning. When Det. Ortiz arrived on scene, he observed a 5-year-old girl lying on her back, she was responsive, but appeared as though she was having difficulty breathing. Det. Ortiz immediately observed that the child’s airway was being obstructed by vomit. At this point, Det. Ortiz instantly rolled the 5-year-old on her side and cleared the obstruction from her mouth. The child immediately vomited and the airway appeared to open up.

EMS arrived a couple minutes later, provided additional medical assistance and transported the child to St. David’s Hospital. The 5-year-old was release from the hospital the next day without any complications.

“Detective Ortiz’ actions are a great example of the type of Heroes we have at the SO. In addition, there are two citizen who left the scene who were instrumental in saving this young girl’s life. We would love to identify them”, said Sheriff Chody.

Williamson County Sheriff's Office is Asking The Public's Assistance To Identify Two Suspects

  • 27 September 2017
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 3701

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at approximately 3:30 a.m., two unknown suspects forced entry into Blackland Gun Works in Hutto, TX.

Upon entry, the suspects broke into the Glock gun case removing an unnamed number of Glock pistols. The suspects did not make any attempt to enter other gun cases and immediately left the building.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspects.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspects. Please contact Detective Foiles at 512-943-1354 with any information.

WilCo Animal Control – Animal Seizure

  • 22 March 2017
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 8103

On Wednesday March 22nd at approximately 10:40am, Wilco Animal Control seized 89 cats and 1 dog from R.U.G Activity Center Animal Shelter located at 383 FM 970, Florence, TX. Wilco Animal Control initiated an animal cruelty investigation after receiving a complaint from The Texas Department of State Health Services. The animals were transferred to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter at approximately 2:40pm today. The animals are currently being evaluated. Their condition is unknown at the moment.

This is an ongoing investigation by the Williamson County Animal Control Unit.


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