Friday, May 22, 2015

Maverick County Sheriff's Office(PRESS RELEASE)-May 22, 2015


County units responded to a single motor vehicle accident involving livestock on the roadway this morning . At approximately 2:26 AM, deputies made their way to the intersection of Loop 480 and US Highway 57 North, where upon arrival noticed a grey 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck with damages to its front end after having hit a cow that made its way onto the highway. EMS crews were also at the scene and transported the occupants of the pick up truck to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center Emergency Room for further medical treatment. This case remains under investigation.
Maverick County Sheriff's Office(PRESS RELEASE)-May 22, 2015


Units patrolling El Indio Highway conducted a routine traffic stop that ended in the arrest of an inebreated driver early Friday morning. At approximately 2:15 AM, officers observed a black Ford Focus driving at a high rate of speed as it turned on to FM 1021 from Tierra Soberana Boulevard. Deputies followed the Focus and viewed it crash into two guardrails on the right shoulder of FM 1021 when they activated their emergency patrol lights and conducted a traffic stop. 

Deputies made contact with Francisco Flores, Jr., the driver of the Focus, who began to speak with a slurred speech and had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Mr. Flores then consented to a field sobriety test, where he was later arrested on DWI charges. He was transported to the Tom Bowles Detention Center for processing.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


The Maverick County Sheriff's office and Sheriff Tom Schmerber wish to offer Pct. 4 Commissioner Roberto Ruiz and his staff a heartfelt thank you for the plaque recognizing the sheriff's efforts in the Mother's Day Tardeada.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Maverick County Sheriff''s Office(PRESS RELEASE)-May 20, 2015


Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Wilson Street Tuesday, May 19th, after receiving reports of suspicious activity. Investigations by the officers revealed the discovery of four male subjects and two female subjects in hiding at a residence on the block. All six individuals were found to be undocumented citizens hailing from Mexico. United States Border Patrol agents were summoned to the scene, whereupon custody was taken of the individuals.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Maverick County Sheriff's Office(PRESS RELEASE)-May 19, 2015



Deputies responded to calls of a possible deceased person by the hydro plant in the northern sector of Maverick County Monday afternoon. At approximately 3:09 PM deputies responded to the scene where they made contact with a Maverick County Water District employee who stated a male subject was found floating in the canal. The male, identified as Marcos Martinez Amaya of Honduras, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Castaneda. The body was recovered by a local funeral home.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Maverick County Sheriff's Office(PRESS RELEASE)-May 18, 2015


Maverick County Sheriff's deputies, under the direction of Sheriff Tom Schmerber, assisted Homeland Security Investigations agents, U.S. Marshals, and State Police authorities in executing arrest and search warrants throughout the County early Sunday morning. The operation yielded several arrests on drug related charges. HSI is currently handling investigations on the cases.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Maverick County Sheriff's Office(PRESS RELEASE)-May 13, 2015

County units were dispatched to US Highway 277 North early Sunday morning, in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Deputies arrived to the scene, which was approximately one mile north of Elm Creek to find a 2013 Ford Escape with a female occupant on the highway shoulder. The female told officials she was traveling northbound towards Del Rio, Texas when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle that fled the scene. 

Deputies were able to detain the driver who fled the scene, nineteen year old Mathew Aaron Olivares, by Casino Grocery #4. Mr. Olivares, who was driving a green Chevrolet Cobalt, was arrested on Public Intoxication charges and for causing an accident involving personal injury. Mr. Olivares was transported to the Tom Bowles detention center for processing. The Female driver of the Escape was transported to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center for further medical attention.