Crime

VPD seeking information on potential suspect

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria Police Department is seeking information that could identify the person in this photo. If you recognize them, send that information to Detective Collins at scollins@victoriatx.gov. More information can be found on the official VPD Facebook…

VPD Auto Crimes TaskForce to cease vehicle inspections until further notice

Will resume after COVID-19 spike subsides

VICTORIA, Texas- A statement from the Victoria Police Department announces that due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria, the Victoria Police Department Auto Crimes Task Force will not be conducting vehicle inspections (VTR-68A) after July 7, 2020.…

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI in New Hampshire

Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell in federal custody

By Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN (CNN) -- Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged by New York federal prosecutors with six counts in connection with the…

Latest VPD crime report warns of increase in car burglaries

Burglaries reported 4 of out 6 months of 2020

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria Police Crime Analyst, Erin Gabrysch, has made a map showing where burglaries of a motor vehicle have been occurring frequently. The report states that there have been 36 Buglary of Motor Vehicles in June so far. Fourteen…

23-year-old Victoria man arrested on federal child porn charges

Arrest follows joint investigation with The Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force

VICTORIA, Texas- A 23-year-old Victoria man, Matthew Kasper, was arrested on federal child pornography charges following a joint investigation by the Victoria Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)- Victoria Division. Earlier this year, Victoria Police Department (VPD) investigators received…

Victoria Police report uptick in daytime burglaries

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VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria Police have released a statement on social media warning the community of an increase in daytime burglaries. "In each case, the offenders entered the backyard through an unlocked gate and gained entry to the house through a…

Do you know who they are?

VPD seeking to identify two people

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria Police Department is asking the community for help in identifying two people in this surveillance camera footage. Detective Parsons with VPD is currently seeking to identify…

Murder suspect Alexis Jarvis arrested in Colorado

Alexis Jarvis is accused in the death of Brian Doelle

VICTORIA, Texas - Investigators with the Victoria Sheriff's Office and the Special Operations Group, along with help from the United States Marshals Service, have arrested the woman accused in the death of 38-year-old Brian Doelle of Inez. Authorities tracked Alexis…

A shooting in Minneapolis left 1 person dead and 11 wounded

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota-----Early Sunday morning one man was killed 11 wounded when gunfire went off in a Minneapolis business district. The shooting occurred around the 2900 block of  Hennepin Avenue. One adult male died and 11 others have non-life-threatening wounds.…

VCSO obtain arrest warrant for the murder of Brian Doelle

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County Sheriff's Office Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant charging Alexis Jarvis, age 20, of Victoria, with the Murder of Brian Doelle, age 38, of Inez, Wednesday night. On June 17, 2020, at about 9:00pm, deputies responded…

Arrest warrant issued in homicide investigation near Inez

Arrest warrant issued in homicide investigation

VICTORIA, Texas -- Victoria County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warranted in their investigation into a homicide that took place Wednesday night. On Wednesday at around 9:00 pm, VCSO responded to a call of a shooting on Rodeo Road…

Victoria family continues search of Antonio 'TJ' Vela Jr

Nearly 3 years since his disappearance, 'TJ's' family will gather Monday to remind the public of his name

VICTORIA, Texas- Antonio Vela Jr., known as 'TJ' was last seen nearly 3 years ago, right outside a local bar. His family, left with many questions and little answers.  Right now,  the…

Victoria Police officer celebrates three decades with department

Congratulations Sgt. Nieto

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department is celebrating one of its law enforcement officers who joined the force 30 years ago. Sgt. Adam Nieto is a patrol sergeant. Congratulations Sgt. Nieto. Thank you to all the women and men…

Police need your help identifying this man

Wanted man

VICTORIA, Texas - Detective Balli is currently seeking to identify the individual in this photo regarding a recent shoplifting investigation. Victoria Police Department Case #2020-004737. Please contact Detective Balli at 361-485-3727 or email: cballi@victoriatx.gov. Please remember – DO NOT post…

Stolen firearms found by Victoria County Sheriff's Office

Weapons recovered in firearm theft

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Sheriff's Office recovered some weapons reported stolen on Friday, June 5, 2020. Deputies were able to return the weapons to the rightful owner. Victoria County Sheriff's Office wrote this on their Facebook page: "This was…