Marble Falls Police Department


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.


New patch sets Marble Falls PD apart

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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.


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;


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.


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.


Police asking public to report all incidents following pedestrian/auto collision

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
In lieu of a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian March 30 at Second Street and U.S. 281, Marble Falls police have asked the public to pay close attention to busy intersections and follow through with calls to emergency workers and police.





Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An auto-pedestrian collision prompted authorities to remind witnesses to report incidents and possible crimes at the scene to help those involved obtain medical care in a timely manner and assist in unraveling clues in subsequent investigations.


First responders sport pink badges for breast cancer awareness

Marble Falls Police officers are proud to sport pink badges
Pictured, from left, are: Marble Falls Police Officer Diego Villareal, Officer Moriah Esquivel, Officer Andrew Howe and Sgt. Aaron Garcia.




By Connie Swinney •
Staff Writer •

It typically prompts a double take. However, that's the point – to get those who notice to “think pink” for breast cancer awareness.

Marble Falls police officers are donning bright pink badges and patches in the place of the traditional ones for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

“We participated with the fire department last year with the Pink Out (event),” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said. “We decided we would show our support for the cause.

“To that end, we ordered the pink badges and patches,” he added.

From family to co-workers, the lives of millions of women are impacted each year by the diagnosis.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that 108 new cases per 100,000 women are diagnosed each year.


Two sent to ER after fiery head-on crash on FM 2147

A pickup truck caught fire following a head-on collision Monday, Sept. 17 on FM 2147 West at the Rocky Road intersection, sending two people by ambulance to Austin-area ER's.




Connie Swinney
Staff Writer •

Investigators believe the driver of a pickup truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel resulting in a head-on collision on FM 2147 West at the Rocky Road intersection in Marble Falls.

According to the police report, the accident happened just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 on the roadway less than a mile from the U.S. 281 bridge intersection.

Caleb Taylor, 27, of College Station was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck, traveling north towards U.S. 281, according to the Marble Falls police report.

Katherine Eaton, 53, of Horseshoe Bay was driving a 2017 Cadillac SUV, traveling south towards Horseshoe Bay.

“The driver of the pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel and crossed the double yellow line,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said. “It knocked the Cadillac off the road and down the (westside) embankment into a growth of trees.”


New style credit card skimmers appearing here

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Credit card skimmers are becoming more sophisticated and that is going to call for consumer vigilance, according to the Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD).

Police say a skimmer was found Tuesday, April 24, inside a pump at the Kwik Chek Exxon, 1003 Ranch to Market Road 1431 in Marble Falls.

“We have been asking people to look on the outside for skimmers installed there before they pay with a card, but the last two or three discovered in this area have been inside the pumps,” said MFPD Capt. Glenn Hanson. “Sometimes pumps are accessed by a key and the thieves may be coming up with a master key,” he said. “We don't know yet how much time it takes to install one, but it must be quickly and discretely.”

Hanson said to combat the problem the department has been urging gas stations and convenience stores to check their pumps regularly.


Saturday is Drug Take Back Day


This Saturday, April 28, is the day to eliminate all those unused prescription medications from around the house.

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Drug Take Back program, the Marble Falls Police Department, Burnet County Sheriff's Office and an area pharmacy will host locations where people can anonymously dispose of outdated and unused prescription drugs.

No questions or requests for identification will be made, and medication labels will not be read. Syringes/needles, "sharps," and scalpels, however cannot be accepted.

“Unused prescriptions sometimes seem like 'fair game' to kids who might ingest them or people from out of the household who might take them for illegal consumption,” said Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitaker. “On Saturday, someone will be on hand from 10 a.m.-2p.m. at the Public Safety Facility (606 Avenue N, Marble Falls) to man a drop-off box in the lobby.”


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