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Application deadline March 31 to replace retiring Rockwall Police Chief Moeller

Application deadline March 31 to replace retiring Rockwall Police Chief Moeller
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ROCKWALL -The deadline to apply to become Rockwall’s new Police Chief is March 31. Rockwall Police Chief Mark Moeller announced in February that he plans to retire July 17 after 13 years of service to Rockwall and 38 years in law enforcement. Click here to apply online on the City of Rockwall website. Interested applicants […]

Rockwall mother charged with Capital Murder of 2 yr old daughter

Rockwall mother charged with Capital Murder of 2 yr old daughter

ROCKWALL – Rockwall mother Heidy Guillen has been charged by Rockwall police with Capital Murder of her two-year-old daughter, Jade Guillen, who died from injuries Nov. 22, 2014. She was charged Jan. 23, 2015, according to Rockwall County Judicial Records. No bond had been set as of that date. Rockwall police responded to a 911 […]

95 confirmed child abuse cases in Rockwall County last year

95 confirmed child abuse cases in Rockwall County last year

ROCKWALL – There were 95 confirmed child neglect/abuse victims in Rockwall County last year, compared with 84 in 2013, according to Texas Family and Protective Services Data & Statistics (CPS). Over 75 percent of the 66,572 confirmed child abuse/neglect victims statewide in 2014 were under the age of nine, among all races. Most maltreatment occurred […]

Animal cruelty charges filed against former firefighter who may have shot dogs

Animal cruelty charges filed against former firefighter who may have shot dogs

GREENVILLE – Animal cruelty charges have been filed against the former Union Valley firefighter who posted pictures of two dead dogs on Facebook last week, implying he shot them for trespassing on his property. Timothy Conatser turned himself in at the Hunt County jail Wednesday. His bond was set at $10,000. Conatser resigned from his […]

Firefighter resigns after posting Facebook photo implying he killed 2 dogs for trespassing

Firefighter resigns after posting Facebook photo implying he killed 2 dogs for trespassing

UNION VALLEY – Volunteer firefighter Tim Conatser has resigned from the Union Valley Fire Department after he allegedly posted a photo on Facebook Tuesday of two dead dogs lying on the ice, suggesting he had killed them for trespassing on his property. Union Valley is about halfway between Rockwall and Quinlan on Hwy. 276. “Somebody […]

Girl, 12, committed suicide yesterday; was student at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary

Girl, 12, committed suicide yesterday; was student at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary

ROWLETT – A 12-year-old female sixth-grade student, who was a student at Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School in Rowlett, committed suicide yesterday. Rowlett Police confirmed the suicide this morning and are investigating further. No other details were released. The Rockwall ISD school is located at 5107 Scenic Dr. in Rockwall County, near Lake Pointe Medical […]

DA Kenda Culpepper: encouraged by support shown to start Children’s Advocacy Center

DA Kenda Culpepper: encouraged by support shown to start Children’s Advocacy Center

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper said Saturday that initial efforts by community groups to reduce family violence crimes and aid victims across Rockwall County are already gaining support. She explained that after she stated that Rockwall County needs to start planning and fundraising for a women’s shelter and children’s advocacy center at […]

Suspect arrested for 2002 murder of Rockwall man’s brother

Suspect arrested for 2002 murder of Rockwall man’s brother

TUCSON AZ – Tucson cold case detectives arrested a man yesterday for the 2002 murder of the brother of Rockwall resident and Garland police officer Curtis Russell. Brian Ferry, 44, was booked into the Pima County Jail on two counts of first degree murder, charged with killing Charles Russell, 58, and Catherine Nelson, 42, after […]

DA Culpepper: Felony assaults have tripled; women’s shelter, CAC needed soon

DA Culpepper: Felony assaults have tripled; women’s shelter, CAC needed soon

ROCKWALL – Serious family violence crimes are increasing across fast-growing Rockwall County and the time has come to start raising funds to build the County’s own women’s shelter and children’s advocacy center to aid victims. That’s what Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Kenda Culpepper told over 40 area citizens, government officials, agency leaders and volunteers […]

Family violence victim Brittany Barnhill to tell her story at crime prevention meeting Jan. 22

Family violence victim Brittany Barnhill to tell her story at crime prevention meeting Jan. 22

ROCKWALL – Rockwall single mother and family violence victim Brittany Barnhill first met her abuser, Nick Welch, at a mutual friend’s party in Garland in December, 2012. At first they were just friends. Her father was his grandfather’s dentist and they had a few Rockwall connections. What started as a casual friendship then became a […]

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