Marble Falls Police Department

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.

Fri
17
May

New patch sets Marble Falls PD apart

Contributed/Marble Falls Police Department
Marble Falls police officers Ben Masters and Moriah Esquivel displayed their new agency uniform patches May 16 at the public safety building, 606 Avenue N. To offer a compliment or support for the local agency, call 830-693-3611.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls police officers are wearing their sense of duty on their sleeves.

A new uniform patch design also conjures a new sense of identity and service.

Wed
08
May

Marble Falls police investigate report of mountain lion sighting

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Marble Falls police are investigating a report of a possible mountain lion sighting. Contact 9-1-1 or call (830) 693-3611.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Marble Falls police officials are sending out an alert to residents about a possible mountain lion sighting May 8 near two churches within the city limits, according to a press release.

“[We] received an unconfirmed report of a possible mountain lion sighting in the wooded area east of 400 Avenue N,” the release stated.

A person reported to police that they spotted what they believed to be a mountain lion, also known as a puma or cougar,  in the early morning hours that day.

“Although this is an unconfirmed event, we want to notify residents in the area so that they may take proper precautions regarding children and pets,” an MFPD spokesperson stated in the release.

The agency contacted Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, which offered the following safety tips in the event a predator is lurking in the neighborhood:

• Keep children and pets inside from dusk to dawn;

Mon
29
Apr

Funeral services set for Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle crash

Cindi Fry/The Highlander
The community has covered the squad car of the late Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe with gifts, flowers and balloons to show their support after his death April 26 in a motorcycle crash. Funeral services for Howe are Thursday, May 2 at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Law enforcement and the Marble Falls community have expressed an outpouring of support for an officer who died in a motorcycle crash on Ranch Road 1431, as the family prepares for his memorial service.

Fri
26
Apr

Marble Falls police officer killed in wreck

MFPD officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident early Friday, April 26. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

 

 

 

UPDATED to include additional details of crash

 

From staff reports

Speed appears to have been a possible factor in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident which killed a Marble Falls police officer early Friday, April 26, east of the city.

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