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K9 Ron and Deputy Kyle Ciolfi

K-9 to 5: Ron has nose for the job and paws in big arrest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Something about the two men Investigator J.M. Talamantez pulled over for speeding just didn’t feel right. As an interdiction officer for the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, Talamantez knew the signs of illegal activity, but instinct isn’t a legal reason to search. When he asked for permission, the vehicle’s occupants refused. Earlier this […]

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Burnet County deputies track down vehicle burglary suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet County deputies did some old-fashioned tracking July 2 to catch up to a suspect in a vehicle burglary. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd (left) stands with Deputy Mike Sorenson, who was awarded Officer of the Year in the department earlier this year by the Hill Country 100 Club. Sorenson is one of two Burnet County Crisis Intervention Team officers who, in the past year, saved the county $55,000 by working with people in mental health crises to divert them out of the criminal justice system and into getting needed help. Photo courtesy Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

Burnet County’s crisis intervention officers saving money, and potentially, lives

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two Burnet County crisis intervention officers saved the county about $55,000 in a year with jail diversions for people in mental health crises, thanks to a partnership with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. (more…)

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K9 Ron sworn in by burnet county sheriff calvin boyd

New K9 deputy sworn in at Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd swore in K9 Ron on April 8. Deputy Kyle Ciolfi is K9 Ron’s handler, and they are assigned to the patrol division. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office trainee has nose for crime

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Deputy Kyle Ciolfi said becoming a K9 officer is his second greatest achievement, right after earning his badge. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd (right) stands outside a patrol vehicle with newly hired Deputy William ‘Tally’ Talamantez in the driver’s seat. Talamantez’s first day was Oct. 1 following his retirement from the Texas Department of Public Safety after 34 years. Boyd hired Talamantez as a new traffic unit that will focus on commercial traffic. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office hires veteran DPS officer to patrol increased truck traffic

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Outside the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy William “Tally” Talamantez can look at a commercial truck and trailer driving east on Texas 29 and immediately determine it’s in violation. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Tina Marie Logan. The 40-year-old woman was last seen on April 4 at approximately 10 a.m. at the 29 Tire and Auto, 5030 Texas 29 in Burnet. She was last known to be driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute (like the one pictured) with Texas license plate number KHZ9232. Call the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080 if you have information regarding Logan’s location. Courtesy photos

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding missing woman last seen at tire shop

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Tina Marie Logan, who was last seen in April at a Burnet tire store. (more…)

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Several new peace officers join Burnet County law enforcement agencies

Several new peace officers join Burnet County law enforcement agencies

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — When Chief Gary Boshears selected his most recent recruit to the Granite Shoals Police Department, he had a clear philosophy in mind. “We’re looking for someone who is in line with our vision and core values,” he said. “We’re continuing to put together a very professional staff that […]

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office uncovers jury summons scam threatening jail time

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Sheriff’s investigators apparently foiled the latest phone scam after several residents reported receiving a call from a “deputy” who threatened them with jail time for missing jury duty. (more…)

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BCSO active shooter course aims to prevent tragic events

BCSO active shooter course aims to prevent tragic events

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office will take aim at potential active shooter situations with a course focused on how to respond and stay safe during these violent events, which sometimes result in mass casualties. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives presented a $22,487 grant Jan. 9 to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office for new portable radios. Pictured are BCSO Chief Deputy Mike Cummings (left), LCRA board member George Russell, BCSO Capt. Chris Jett, BCSO Sgt. Russell Kneese, Burnet County Commissioner Jim Luther, Burnet County Commissioner Russell Graeter, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, BCSO Sheriff Calvin Boyd, PEC Director of Community Engagement Trista Fugate, Burnet County Commissioner Billy Wall, LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs Rep. Steve Dyer, and Burnet County Commissioner Joe Don Dockery. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office to upgrade portable radios with grant

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Lower Colorado River Authority grant has opened the door for the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office to begin replacing its obsolete portable radios with state-of-the-art equipment. (more…)

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Two Highland Lakes men graduate from police academy

Two Highland Lakes men graduate from police academy

FROM STAFF REPORTS KILLEEN — Two Highland Lakes men are ready to serve the community as law enforcement officers after successfully completing police academy. Michael Tutor and David Walenta graduated Dec. 2 from the Central Texas College Police Academy in Killeen. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd said closing the Special Operations Unit in Marble Falls will save the county about $36,000 a year.

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closes Special Ops location, keeps staff

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — In a move that will save Burnet County about $36,000 a year, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closed its Special Operations Unit (SOU) office, located in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff's Office Capt. Tom Dillard

Longtime investigator, councilman joins Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Sheriff Calvin Boyd announced the appointment Sept. 26 of Capt. Tom Dillard to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office command staff to oversee the criminal investigation division. (more…)

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UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

  UPDATE: As of 4:15 p.m., the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office reported that crews repaired the damaged AT&T fiber-optic line, which restored the office’s 9-1-1 dispatch services. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet-area residents have temporarily lost all AT&T-based phone services, including direct access to 9-1-1 for emergency services. Those living in the unincorporated […]

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Burnet County Sheriff-elect Calvin Boyd is joined by his leadership staff, which includes some familiar faces at the sheriff's office as well as some new ones. Boyd takes office Jan. 1. Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith is retiring. Pictured are Burnet County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ricky Bindseil (patrol division captain), Chris Jett (administration captain), Boyd, Mike Cummings (chief deputy), and BCSO Capt. Dwight Hardin (criminal investigations division). Not pictured is BCSO Capt. Matt Kimbler (Burnet County Jail captain). Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New faces and bigger presence at Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — When Jan. 1 rolls around, people might notice some new faces at the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office as well as some familiar ones. Plus, people might also see a few more patrol cars on the road. “People have been asking a lot of questions about the direction of the […]

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The Burnet County sheriff has reaffirmed his stance on allowing deputies to place 'In God We Trust' decals on their patrol cruisers after the department received some complaints by commenters on social media. Courtesy photo

Burnet County sheriff defends ‘In God We Trust’ decals

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A move to allow deputies to affix “In God We Trust” decals on their patrol units has tipped off a firestorm on social media and prompted the Burnet County sheriff to recommit his support for the display of faith by his staff. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office patrol Sgt. Ricky Bindseil shows off one of six secure cargo containers bought with NRA Foundation grant money. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Friends of NRA aids sheriff’s office; gun giveaway Sept. 19

UPDATE The winners of the Heavy Duty Raffle drawings held Sept. 19 were: • Barrett .50-cal semiautomatic rifle — representatives with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office • Daniel Defense Ambush AR-15 — business owner Raymond Whitman • Springfield M1A — Marble Falls City Manager Mike Hodge. Burnet County Friends of NRA raised about $17,000 from […]

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Burnet County deputies investigating woman’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews and Burnet County deputies responded to the Scenic Hills RV Park on July 2 in reference to an unresponsive woman. When emergency medical personnel and the deputies arrived at the scene, they found the body of a 48-year-old woman. She was identified as Taitia Luke. (more…)

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NRA Foundation grant helps BCSO get new sidearms

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While Burnet County sheriff’s deputies have always carried a sidearm, it wasn’t until recently and with the help of the NRA Foundation that the officers all got the same make and model of pistols. (more…)

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Burnet County deputy is ‘Big Rig Bounty Hunter’ on History Channel show

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Keeping his future father-in-law out of trouble is one of Chad Taliaferro’s tasks as the two head out and track down missing or lost 18-wheelers. And it’s a job he will do as millions of people watch. Taliaferro, a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputy, and his future father-in-law, […]

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Donor gives 30 AR-15 rifles to Burnet County deputies

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County sheriff’s deputies just landed a little more firepower thanks to an anonymous donation of 30 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. “That will provide every officer and most of our (Criminal Investigation Department) personnel with rifle capabilities,” Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith said. Previously, the deputies relied predominantly on their pistols […]

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office continues holiday effort to curb drunken driving

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Christmas and New Year’s Eve revelers looking to enjoy a “little” drinking and then head home might want to reconsider. The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its extra patrol through Jan. 2, 2014, with an eye on nabbing people driving under the influence. The sheriff’s office announced the plan […]

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Burnet County Sheriff’s investigator faces perjury, evidence tampering charges

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigator faces felony charges after he allegedly made false statements during an investigation of stolen wiring that landed two people in jail. On Nov. 5, the Burnet County Grand Jury indicted Irvin Boshears, 61, on aggravated perjury and tampering with/fabricating physical evidence. Both […]

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office heads back to class at Spicewood Elementary

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — Spicewood Elementary School students will get a few new classmates in September — and they’ll be wearing badges. “Spicewood Elementary is pretty isolated out there,” Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith said. “(The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office was) asked, ‘What could we do to help them?’” (more…)

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