Valentines Day Drug Bust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 14, 2019 116 N. Arch Street Detectives began this investigation earlier this month after receiving complaints of illegal drug activity taking place at 116 N. Arch Street. During the investigation, detectives were able to purchase heroin from the resident Mary Jo Hodgson AGE 52. Hodgson was identified as both a […]

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Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 6:58 PM Highway 35 at Marshall Lane Officers were sent to a two vehicle major crash at the intersection of Marshall Lane and Highway 35. The crash involved an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle. Upon investigation, officers found that as the passenger vehicle was crossing the highway, the […]

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Case #18-26573, Burglary

Case #18-26573 (Burglary) Doritos Bandit! This suspect broke into the Charlie Marshall Funeral Home on December 8th, 2018 and viciously brutalized their two vending machines to steal the change inside them. Though the crook made away with very little money, he left several thousands of dollars worth of damage. Know him? Tip us so we […]

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Monthly Stats – December 2018

Each month, we provide a report to the City Council on department activities. We also make that report accessible to the community. Here’s the report for last month. Report *** Some stats may vary due to recently overhauling our information systems. We have worked tirelessly with our software vendor to ensure the accuracy of our […]

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Sex Offender Offends Again

On Wednesday, 01/16/2019, Aransas Pass Detectives arrested Ross Longoria Jr. AGE 28 for Online Solicitation of a Minor. His bond has been set at $250,000.00. Back in June of 2018, Longoria, a registered sex offender, was reported through Tri-County Crimestoppers for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. Detectives immediately began investigating the case […]

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Gambling Operation Disrupted by a Search Warrant

CASE#19-559GAMBLING PROMOTIONFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At approximately 1:05 p.m., investigators with the Aransas Pass Police Department served a search warrant at the Dueling Pistols bar located at 157 S. Commercial Street for an illegal gambling operation. The investigation began back around October 2018 as a result of several expressed concerns from folks within the community. Since […]

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Daily and Weekly Activity Reports

You might have noticed by now our daily blotter and weekly media reports have not been going out.  This is due to revamping our software and database infrastructure.     As a result of this upgrade, these reports require reconstruction and coding.  We anticipate getting them up and running very soon.  Please bear with us during […]

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Police Nab this Pesky Pollutant

Police Nab this Pesky Pollutant – This morning, Sunday, December 2, 2018, around 8:25 am, officers patrolled the area of State Highway 361 East when they came upon Charles Clemens (Age 52) of Ingleside, Tx. Clemens was situating a vehicle transmission onto the back tailgate of his truck. Suspicious of his intentions, officers continued to […]

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Remembering Sergeant Dennis Anders

Remembering Sergeant Dennis Anders – Today, Aransas Pass PD lost a fellow brother in law enforcement, the Honorably Retired Sergeant Dennis W. Anders. Sgt. Anders passed away in the hospital while surrounded by family. Sgt. Anders began his law enforcement career back on January 12, 1994 working as a jailer for the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Burglary Spree, Suspect Arrested

On the morning of Wednesday, 11/07/2018, officers received several burglary reports from multiple victims. Approximately nine vehicles were burglarized. The general location was the Windy Shores subdivision. One of the stolen items was a computer/tablet. The victim was able to use the devices GPS to find it. Additionally, the victim watched as the suspect Johnny […]

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Tactical Take-down Tuesday!

Tactical Take-down Tuesday! – Today, around 12:20 p.m., Aransas Pass Police, working with members of the DEA, served a federal search warrant at 1203 W. Yoakum Avenue. The resident, a convicted felon and known associate of the Mexican Mafia, Martin Cantu AGE 33 was taken into custody as a result of this investigation. The investigation […]

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Gas Pump Skimmer Device Found

Gas Pump Skimmer Device Found – On October 30th, 2018, officers were sent to the Snappy’s gas station located at the 2607 W. Wheeler in reference to a credit card skimmer found installed on pump 6. An employee of Snappy’s discovered the skimmer as he was attempting to connect a skimmer-prevention device. It is unknown […]

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November is Pediatric Cancer Month for APPD

The Aransas Pass Police Department has teamed up with The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Their mission is built on educating and assisting families battling cancer with patient-centered programs by partnering with schools and patients. Additionally, the foundation helps fund research for pediatric brain cancer. So, what does this mean for AP? You might start to […]

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Murder by Poisoning, Arrest Made

CHIEF OF POLICE ERIC BLANCHARD INFORMATION BULLETIN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Murder by Poisoning, Arrest Made ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS – On Monday, October 29, 2018, Bruce Spears Sr. was arrested and charged with murdering his wife. Spears remains in custody at the San Patricio County Jail, and his bond has been set […]

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Aggressive Physical Response – Huge Turnout!

Last evenings Aggressive Physical Response training was a great success. There were close to 30 participants, and all learned brief but effective ways to quickly defend themselves and evade an attacker. Thank you APHS Cheerleaders and APISD for the facility this wonderful event. We also appreciate all those who participated in the organization and instruction […]

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It’s Weed-Wednesday!

This afternoon, Aransas Pass police detectives followed up on a Crime Stoppers tips which talked about drug dealing taking place at a residence in the 900 Blk. of N. McCampbell. The tip mentioned 21-year-old James Salazar as the person responsible for selling the drugs. Additionally, detectives sought to arrest Salazar for a shooting he was […]

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Baconfest 2018

This past weekend we celebrated Baconfest 2018 down at Redfish Bay Marina on the Harbor. The event was hosted by the Spirit of Aransas Pass. This was the 2nd year for Baconfest, but it would have been the 3rd had it not been for Hurricane Harvey last year. Proceeds from this event go to benefit […]

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NNO, 2018 – THANK YOU!

National Night Out, 2018 – Post Event Report – This year several hundred people joined us at Community Park. Most were residents of Aransas Pass. Guests enjoyed hot dogs, chips, bottled water, and more. On behalf of our sponsors, 15 Owl Car Cameras were given away to participants. Several community support organizations and city staff […]

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Lifesaver Recognized and Awarded

Lifesaver Recognized and Awarded – During the Monday evening council meeting, Officer Jack McCarty was recognized for saving a baby’s life. Anytime an officer saves the life of another, he or she receives formal recognition and is awarded the Lifesaving Medal. The details surrounding this award are as follows: This Recognition is hereby given to […]

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