Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • April 20, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two fugitives to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Humberto Carreon Acosta, of Pharr, and Arthur Kennedy Stevenson, of Fort Worth, are being sought. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for Acosta’s arrest, and $2,000 for Stevenson. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • April 18, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), presented two Javier Arana Top Trooper Awards, five Lifesaving Awards, one Unit Citation and one Purple Heart at the PSC meeting on Thursday, April 14, at the DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • April 12, 2022
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Braulio Davila, of Fort Stockton, was arrested on April 3 in Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico. Joaquin Salgado IV, of Carrizo Springs, turned himself in to authorities on April 6. A Crime Stoppers reward will be paid in Davila’s capture.
  • April 11, 2022
    AUSTIN – The reward for Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Gregory Jon Pecina Jr., who is this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $4,000 for information leading to his arrest if tips are received during the month of April.
  • March 31, 2022
    AUSTIN – March’s Featured Fugitive James Bishop is back in custody following his arrest on March 28 near Ashland, Ore. No Crime Stoppers reward will be paid.
  • March 28, 2022
    AUSTIN – The No. 1 Most Wanted person on Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List is back in custody following his arrest on March 23 in Dallas. No Crime Stoppers reward will be paid.
  • March 23, 2022
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Glen Edward Glass was arrested on March 17 in North Brunswick, N.J. ChaCha Mitchell Jackson was arrested on March 21 in Bryan, Texas. No Crime Stoppers rewards will be paid.
  • March 18, 2022
    AUSTIN – Since driver license and identification card services began being offered by appointment in May 2020, customers without appointments have formed long lines prior to business hours trying to secure one of the very limited number of same-day appointments available at offices across the state. In particular, lines at the Carrollton Mega Center have grown so long, they often increase beyond the limited number of same-day appointments available. Therefore, with the safety of our customers and staff in mind, effective Monday, March 21, 2022, the Carrollton Mega Center will move to an appointment only model and same-day appointments will no longer be offered at this location.
  • March 18, 2022
    MIDLAND - According to preliminary information, on March 15, 2022 at approximately 8:17 p.m., a two vehicle major crash occurred on FM 1788 approximately ½ mile north of SH 115 in Andrews County. A Dodge 2500 pickup (vehicle 1) was traveling southbound on FM 1788. A Ford Transit passenger van (vehicle 2) registered to the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM was traveling northbound on FM 1788. For unknown reasons, the Dodge pickup drove into the northbound lane and struck the Ford passenger van head on.
  • March 17, 2022
    AUSTIN – The reward for Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive James Mark Bishop, who is this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,500 for information leading to his arrest if tips are received during the month of March. Bishop, 49, is wanted for continuous sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child and knowingly downloading child pornography. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • March 15, 2022
    MIDLAND – On March 4, 2022, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) conducted an Adult Prostitution Operation and Online Solicitation Operation in Midland. The goal was to target individuals seeking to exploit and victimize trafficking victims, as well as to identify and apprehend individuals suspected to be involved in human trafficking by using various websites to solicit sexual acts.
  • March 15, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 2020 homicide of Andrea Stinson, of Granbury. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next featured cold case is announced. A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website.
  • March 14, 2022
    CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 22 kilograms of methamphetamine, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper working Operation Lone Star stopped a vehicle in Kleberg County.
  • March 11, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase its presence on the roads to ensure highways are safe as part of a spring break enforcement campaign. From March 12 through March 20, the Texas Highway Patrol will be out looking for people who are violating traffic laws as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort). The Operation will include St. Patrick’s Day.
  • March 9, 2022
    AUSTIN – Large groups of illegal immigrants were recently stopped in Jim Hogg County as a result of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Military Department working collaboratively as part of Operation Lone Star’s Elite Brush Team.