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Arson Arrest

 On July 4 at approximately 9 p.m. Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 775 block of CR 270 in Leander regarding a fully involved structure fire. 

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with several witnesses that said they witnessed Garry Lee Dill approach the home with a lit tiki torch. Immediately after, the porch of the house caught on fire. 

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit, SWAT and DPS helicopter arrested Dill on July 6. Dill is charged with Arson, a First-Degree Felony. 

Independence Day No Refusal Initiative

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Independence Day holiday. This initiative will be in effect from July 4 – 6, 2018 and will be operational from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. each day. 

This initiative is an effort to increase public awareness of the dangers of driving while intoxicated and to encourage drivers to make responsible decisions. 

The WCSO recognizes the hazards and crashes that are attributed to driving under the influence on roadways within the county on specific holidays such as Independence Day. 

WCSO is focused on reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes and incidents during the holiday. 

“One crash is too many, and one fatality is too great.  In Williamson County, a DWI equals a ride to jail because we truly care about you and our community. Drive Responsibly! Don’t Drink and Drive!” said Sheriff Robert Chody.

Hutto Police partner with county, state and federal agencies on major seizure

  • 14 December 2017
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Hutto Police Department Street Crimes Unit along with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, FBI, ATF, and Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission conducted a search warrant within the city limits of Hutto today in the 100 block of Pecan Street. During the execution of the search warrant a sizeable amount of methamphetamine and cocaine were seized.

The Hutto investigators recovered 21 rifles and handguns, one of which was reported stolen in 1999. During the course of the search, a box trailer with altered vehicle identification information was also seized.

Hutto Police Department involved Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission due to an illegal alcohol distillery located in the premises to assist with dismantling the device.

Explosive making materials including Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs were located along with several weapons staged throughout the residence in a defensive posture.

Two occupants of the residence were arrested for manufacture /delivery of a controlled substance PG 1 and other charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation.

This investigation began after complaints were received from vigilant concerned citizens. “The citizens of Hutto are not going to tolerate this kind of behavior,” said City Manager Odis Jones.

“Chief Frankland has brought tenured police officers and advanced investigation units to Hutto — he and his team are doing a fabulous job of keeping Hutto a safe community as we grow,” added Jones.

Chief Frankland said, “I am really proud of our Officers and the Hutto Police department for the hard work they and our partners in law enforcement have been putting in both on this investigation and in keeping these kinds of drugs and weapons off of our streets.“

Former Teacher Arrested For Inappropriate Relationship With A Minor

  • 12 December 2017
  • Author: bawassink
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On October 24, 2017, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into an alleged sexual assault and improper relationship between a student and an educator.

Nicole Marie Faires Andrews, a former Leander ISD teacher at Cedar Park Middle School, was arrested on Dec. 12 for allegedly having an improper relationship with a minor. The victim did not attend Cedar Park Middle School.

Andrews allegedly had been having an on-going relationship with the victim after they met at the Church at Canyon Creek were Andrews was a volunteer youth administrator.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office executed the arrest warrant without incident. Andrews was booked into the Williamson County Jail for the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child, a 2nd Degree Felony.

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Winter Awards Banquet

  • 12 December 2017
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The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will host their first Winter Awards Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Avenue in Georgetown.

During the program, WCSO employees will be recognized for their achievements and service throughout the year.

This event is supported by Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, Schwertner-Capitol Livestock, Miller Uniforms, The 100 Club of Central Texas, Dr. Sheinberg, Mike Sweeney, Robert McCabe/TMPA, Heather Peal, Rock Springs, and the Greater Austin Crime Commission.

The celebration is hosted by the Williamson County Deputies Association (WCDA).

“It’s high time that the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office employees get recognized for their achievements and outstanding service,” said Sheriff Robert Chody.