Crime

Man falls from balcony during robbery attempt

A man fell from the fifth story of the Vistas San Marcos apartment complex Wednesday afternoon after allegedly attempting to rob one of its residents.

The San Marcos Police Department received a report that a male was burglarizing an apartment, said Sgt. Chris Tureaud. The suspect's condition and any pending charges are currently unknown at this time.

“The resident came home and found his door locked, and the perpetrator went out the back on the balcony of the fifth floor and tried to shimmy his way down, but then he apparently lost his grip and fell to the ground,” Tureaud said.

Starflight landed in an empty lot near Chipotle to bring the suspect to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, said Jeff Clark, San Marcos Fire Department battalion chief.

Vehicular burglaries rising on, near Texas State campus

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Texas State is experiencing an increase in vehicle burglaries on and near campus. However, the police say they are doing all they can to keep up with this rising number.

A few weeks ago, sophomore Francesca Neely-Dickey received a call from the San Marcos police asking about her whereabouts the night before. Neely-Dickey’s car had been involved in a string of incidents the night before, and she was considered a suspect. Neely-Dickey had left her car at the mechanic shop off of Guadalupe Street for about a month, and because of a key misplacement, the car door was left unlocked overnight.

San Marcos convenience store robbed Wednesday

A Sac N Pac convenience store on Aquarena Springs Drive was robbed Wednesday evening by two armed men.

The robbery occurred around 8:15 p.m. when the men entered the store, according to Cmdr. Penny Dunn in a city press release.

One suspect held a revolver and jumped over the store counter while pointing the gun at two store employees, according the City of San Marcos press release. The second suspect was armed with a rifle and guarded the door.

The two robbers took an unspecified amount of money from two cash registers in the store and fled on foot. The suspects were last spotted running in the direction of the State Flats Apartments at 1640 Aquarena Springs Drive, according to the press release.

SWAT standoff ends with apprehension of suspect at local hotel

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The Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team arrested a Canyon Lake man Tuesday after he barricaded himself in a room at the Comfort Suites hotel off Interstate Highway 35.

Reggie David Vine, 32, was charged with probation violation, according to a press release from the City of San Marcos. Vine was also charged with criminal mischief under $20,000 for damages to the hotel room in which he barricaded himself.

Police officers responded to a call from hotel management at about 8 a.m. requesting help with an unruly guest who had extensively damaged the room in which he was staying. Officers found Vine barricaded in his room upon arrival, according to the press release.

Suspect arrested after standoff with SWAT team

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4:45 p.m. update:

San Marcos Police have identified the suspect arrested this afternoon by the Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team as Reggie David Vine, 32, of Canyon Lake.
 
Vine was charged with a probation violation on an original charge of felony evading arrest or detention out of Tarrant County, and criminal mischief under $20,000 for damage to the hotel rooms in San Marcos, according to a press release from the City of San Marcos.

2:30 p.m. update: 

A SWAT standoff at Comfort Suites has ended. 

Investigation into death of local woman underway

San Marcos police are investigating a “suspicious” incident that left one woman dead and sent a man who lived with her to the hospital early Friday morning.

Police have identified the 23-year-old woman who died Friday as Misty Amber Davis.

Police received a call from the 25-year-old man around 1:01 a.m. Friday saying he had been shot in his home on the 1300 block of Barbara Drive, according to a press release from the city. Police and EMS arrived on the scene and found Davis unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at the residence.

The man was treated at Brackenridge Hospital before being discharged the same day, the release said.

Police are not releasing further information until an autopsy is completed, according to the release.

Police investigating 'suspicious' death of San Marcos woman

4:47 p.m. update:

San Marcos police have identified the 23-year-old woman who died earlier today as Misty Amber Davis.

Police are investigating a “suspicious” incident that Davis dead and sent the man who lived with her to the hospital early Friday morning.

Police received a call from the 25-year-old man around 1:01 a.m. Friday morning saying he had been shot in his home on the 1300 block of Barbara Drive, according to a release from the city. Police and EMS arrived on the scene and found the 23-year-old woman unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at the residence.

The man was transported to Brackenridge Hospital and was treated before being discharged the same day, the release said.

Veterans react to Fort Hood shooting that left three soldiers dead, 16 injured

James Rominger has been deployed to Germany, Japan, Korea and Vietnam and served in the Army for more than 30 years. He says soldiers are prepared for the worst when serving overseas, but they do not expect to be attacked at home.

“It’s incomprehensible that things like this could happen at a place that you feel like should be the safest place in the world,” said Rominger, a former senior command sergeant major.

Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire April 2 at Fort Hood, killing three fellow soldiers and injuring 16 more before turning the gun on himself. Fort Hood, approximately 98 miles from San Marcos, is the site of a mass shooting in 2009 carried about by former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others.

Weekend shooting suspect arrested in San Antonio

A San Antonio man was arrested Sunday for shooting and wounding another man in downtown San Marcos and attempting to run over a police officer while fleeing the scene Saturday night.

Martin Avila III was booked into the Bexar County Jail on charges of attempted murder and attempted capital murder, according to a press release from the City of San Marcos. 


Warrants obtained by San Marcos Police Department detectives were served when Avila was arrested by the San Antonio Police Department at his home Sunday. Avila’s bond has been set at $500,000, and he will be transferred to the Hays County Law Enforcement Center later this week.

Veterans react to Fort Hood shooting

James Rominger has been deployed to Germany, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, and served in the Army for more than 30 years. He says soldiers are prepared for the worst when serving overseas, but they do not expect to be attacked at home.

“It’s incomprehensible that things like this could happen at a place that you feel like should be the safest place in the world,” Rominger, a former senior command sergeant major, said.

Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire April 2 at Fort Hood, killing three fellow soldiers and injuring 16 more before turning the gun on himself. Fort Hood is also the site of a mass shooting in 2009 carried about by former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others.  

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