DPS Press Release – Falcon Lake Incidents

DPS Press Release – Falcon Lake Incidents

Following the suspected murder of a U.S. resident on Falcon Lake, Texas law enforcement agencies are telling boaters on Falcon Lake to stay on the U.S. side of the lake. DPS issued the same advisory in May.
A 30-year-old man was believed killed Thursday afternoon while he and his wife were jet-skiing on the Mexican [...]

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DPS Press Release – Sex Offender Captured

DPS Press Release – Sex Offender Captured

Hours after the Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender list was released to the public, DPS officers arrested one of the men featured on it.
Gabriel Pena, 41, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a citizen called the tip line and provided Pena’s location in San Jacinto County. Pena was arrested without incident by DPS agents and Highway [...]

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DPS Press Release – MVA Policy Change

DPS Press Release – MVA Policy Change

DPS suspends investigation of property damage crashes in Montgomery County parking lots
Effective July 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety will suspend the practice of investigating minor vehicle crashes in parking lots to better focus on the high volume of vehicle crashes that occur on public roadways.
Operators involved in minor non-injury vehicle crashes in parking [...]

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DPS Press Release – Fatal Vehicle Accident

DPS Press Release – Fatal Vehicle Accident

Texas Highway Patrol investigators are seeking information about the driver in a hit-and-run crash on December 16 that killed a 55-year-old Cypress man.
The crash occurred at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday night on SH 249, four miles south of Magnolia.
Troopers believe that Dana Burkett was racing his 2005 Chevrolet Corvette against another vehicle, possibly a light-colored, newer-model, [...]

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DPS Press Release – Labor Day

DPS is stepping up enforcement Labor Day weekend in an effort to make the roads of Texas safer.
DPS Out in Force Labor Day Weekend
 
All available troopers will be on duty Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 looking for drunk drivers, speeders and seat belt violators.
“Alcohol is a big concern this time of year, because [...]

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DPS Press Release – July 4th Enforcement

July 2, 2008

DPS increases patrols to reduce July 4 holiday traffic fatalities
 
The Texas Highway Patrol wants drivers and passengers to have a safe July 4 holiday weekend, so they are increasing patrols to reduce traffic fatalities and crashes. Troopers will be looking for people who are driving drunk, speeding or not wearing safety belts.
“If the [...]

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DPS Press Release – Christmas/New Year’s Holidays

DPS increases enforcement for the holidays
All available DPS troopers will be on patrol for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in an effort to make the roads safer for all travelers.
DPS troopers will be on the lookout for drunk drivers, speeders and seat belt violators from Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 25, and again [...]

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DPS Press Release – Stolen Property Web Site

New web site allows public to check whether property is stolen
The Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) has partnered with a company that will provide a Web site where members of the general public can register an inventory of their valuable property, report property that has been stolen or check whether an item they are attempting [...]

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DPS Press Release – Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 20, 2007
Highway Patrol urges Thanksgiving drivers to obey traffic laws
As Thanksgiving travelers hit the roadways, all available Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be looking for drivers who are endangering themselves and others by breaking traffic laws. Troopers are participating in Operation CARE – Combined Accident Reduction Effort – a nationwide effort by police agencies [...]

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DPS Statement Regarding Labor Day Weekend

Aug. 30, 2007
DPS troopers say “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.”
Texans planning to celebrate the last three-day weekend of the summer should know that the Texas Highway Patrol will be out in force looking for people who are driving while intoxicated. During the Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 to Sept. 3), all available state troopers will [...]

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