Tag Archives: Brewster County Sheriff’s Office

Alpine Remains Identified as Missing Student Zuzu Verk

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office announced this afternoon that the remains found Friday morning near Alpine have been positively identified to be missing Sul Ross student Zuzu Verk.  Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said the identification was made this afternoon by the medical … Continue reading

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Authorities Make Pot Bust in Brewster County After Pursuit

Authorities in Brewster County say they seized 1,264 lbs. of marijuana from a truck that fled from a traffic stop, leading police on a high-speed chase through rugged pastures. According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday around 8:35 AM deputies … Continue reading

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Boyfriend of Missing Alpine Student Named a Suspect In Her Disappearance

Alpine police have named the boyfriend of missing student Zuzu Verk a suspect in her disappearance. The 22-year-old woman has been missing since October 12, with a widespread search effort involving multiple law enforcement agencies still ongoing. Robert Fabian, the boyfriend, … Continue reading

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Shooting at Alpine High School Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Updated to include a comment from the Marathon Motel indicating a reported bomb threat there was the result of a misunderstanding. A seemingly average Thursday morning in small-town Alpine, TX turned traumatic after a 14-year-old female freshman student shot and injured … Continue reading

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Alpine Border Patrol Agent Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

This story has been updated to reflect that the assaults allegedly took place in March and December of 2015, not only in March, as indicated previously. It has also been updated to include new information from Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson. … Continue reading

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Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Will Remove Cross Decals with Lawsuit Settled

Brewster County has agreed to a settlement in the lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) against the county sheriff’s office over Sheriff Ronny Dodson allowing deputies to place Christian crosses on patrol cars. At a special meeting Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Authorities Investigating Death in South Brewster County

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 31-year-old Errol Zane Trinkley of San Benito, Texas, whose body was found in a rugged part of South Brewster County on Sunday. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said Trinkley was … Continue reading

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Murder Trial of Alpine Resident after First Week

Murders are rare in Brewster County, and a murder trial in Alpine has just wrapped up its first week. Keith Alan McWilliams is on trial for allegedly killing Walter “Trey” Sands III  in late October 2014. The last murder trial … Continue reading

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Rancher’s Assault Case Resolved With Lesser Charge, Probation

A Brewster County rancher who was facing possible jail time for allegedly assaulting a sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, a move that settles the case without a jury trial. The assault allegation stemmed from an incident at … Continue reading

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Board Member of Brewster County Groundwater District Arrested on Trespassing Charge

This is a developing story. We will update this post with information as we receive it. Brewster County rancher and board member of the Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District Tom Beard was arrested Thursday afternoon on a charge of criminal trespass at … Continue reading

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