Marble Falls Police Department

 

 

Wed
08
Jan

Report unveils details in Marble Falls Walmart pedestrian collision

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Walmart employees assisted clearing the scene Dec. 24 after the victim was sent to the hospital.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls police utilized surveillance video and witness accounts to piece together an incident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot.

The incident occurred at 9:28 a.m. Dec. 24 at the store, located in the 2700 block of U.S. 281 in Marble Falls.

Victoria Leigh Bailey, 34, was the pedestrian struck by a 2015 Chevrolet pickup driven by 82-year-old Mark Eldon Fox of Marble Falls, according to the Marble Falls Police Department report. …

Fri
03
Jan

Marble Falls police seeking armed robbery suspect

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed the LBJ Food Mart in the 400 block of U.S. 281 in Marble Falls this morning, Jan. 3, around 7:45 a.m. The suspect, believed to be either an Hispanic or Asian male, was wearing a mask, brandished a firearm, took cash and punched the clerk in the face, according to police. The suspect then fled the store on foot north on U.S. 281 and headed west on Sixth Street. To offer a tip, call 830-693-3611.

Thu
26
Dec

Marble Falls police seek suspect in store bomb hoax

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls police closed the Walmart parking lot after receiving a report of a “non-specific” bomb threat the morning of Dec. 26 in a recorded phone message. The scare ended about two-and-a-half hours later with no device found following a sweep of the building.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls police are looking for a possible suspect who left a message on a store phone which resulted in the evacuation of Walmart the day after Christmas.

Officials confirmed that the message may have been left the evening before but was discovered the morning of Dec. 26 by a staff member.

“The threat was extremely vague and not specific to any part of the store or person,” Marble Falls Police Sgt. Barry Greer said. “The building was evacuated out of an abundance of caution. …

Wed
20
Nov

Feral pigs damage Marble Falls residential, school and business lots

Contributed
Crews began to repair landscaping damage Nov. 15 caused by feral hogs overnight in the 1000 block of Ridge Point Drive. Authorities blamed wild pigs for rooting up two other areas of town that same night, including the Colt Elementary School campus and businesses, just off Mormon Mill Road.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Feral hogs caused thousands of dollars in damage in one night recently at a local school campus, at least two private businesses and a number of residences, resulting in calls to authorities who contract with a trapper to help cull the herds in the northeast sector of Marble Falls.

The incidents were reported Nov. 15 and were believed to have been caused by a roving band of wild pigs possibly traveling in groups of half a dozen or more.

Fri
04
Oct

Wayward tortoise visits newspaper, seeking home

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
A sulcata tortoise found his way to the newspaper parking lot Wednesday, Oct. 2. The tortoise was turned over to Marble Falls Police Department's animal control officer until its owner can be located. Call animal control at 830-693-3611 to offer information.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sulcata tortoises are not indigenous to the Highland Lakes — they are more common to the southern Sahara desert and the savannas of Africa. However, someone forgot to tell that to one beautiful specimen who paid a visit to The Highlander office Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Fri
20
Sep

Police: Warrant suspect injures Marble Falls officer

From staff reports

A Marble Falls police officer was treated for injuries Sept. 20 after during the arrest of a suspect, wanted on a warrant charge, in the HEB grocery store.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. at the store, 1503 FM 1431.

While in the store, a Marble Falls police officer came into contact with a male suspect inside the store, according to the MFPD press release. The suspect attempted to flee.

Tue
17
Sep

Contractor to trap wildlife in Marble Falls at rabies site for testing

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Animal Control Officer Jacey Ferguson responded recently to a report involving a stray dog roaming a neighborhood. The community is on extra alert due to a report of a rabid gray fox which chased and bit a woman in her yard.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The city of Marble Falls has hired a contractor to trap and rabies test wild gray foxes near a neighborhood where a woman was attacked and bit by the creature, prompting a public alert.

The federal contractor, who lives in the Hill Country area, was scheduled to start trapping Sept. 13 in a rugged and wooded area adjacent to the 400 and 500 blocks of Avenue B and the 300 block of Sixth Street in Marble Falls.

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls police host town hall meeting for input

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls police need the public's input during a town hall meeting Sept. 19 as agency officials update its strategic plan for equipment, technology, resources, staffing and programs.

Tue
10
Sep

Rabies scare prompts alert in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A Marble Falls woman bitten by a rabid fox prompted Marble Falls Police Department's Animal Control Officer Jacey Ferguson to descend on neighborhoods to encourage residents to update pet vaccinations and beware of potential rabid wildlife.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A Marble Falls resident is undergoing rabies post-exposure treatments after being bit by a fox Sept. 4 that came into her yard and attacked a three-month-old puppy, officials said. The fox tested positive for the rabies virus, which also prompted a public alert.

“She does have bites. It's considered an exposure,” Marble Falls Animal Control Officer Jacey Ferguson said.

Tue
11
Jun

Stalker suspect leads cops on chase through Burnet County

From staff reports

A Marble Falls man faces several charges including stalking, reckless driving and resisting arrest after a fallout with his estranged wife and a police pursuit, authorities reported.

Marble Falls Police officers responded to a harassment complaint June 5 in the 1500 block of Resource Parkway.

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