Well, Christmas has come and gone and we are all gearing up for the New Year. I am very happy to report that there were no major disturbances, wrecks and or problems over the Christmas weekend. It has been pretty uneventful and we are praying that it stays that way.
A good job goes out to the fire departments for their hard work and big hearts during Christmas. We all know that all of our fire departments are volunteers, yet they all make time to deliver toys to the kids right before Christmas. These are the things that we need to remember are truly important about Christmas.
The Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone that we will be out in force this New Years Eve, so party smart. We are hoping that with the additional units out we can better move throughout the entire county in our attempt to keep intoxicated driver's off our roadways. Please do not forget to call in anything that you think is dangerous and we will respond to check it out. We will move to help make our New Year a safe one and to start off the New Year the right way.
The Sheriff's Office assisted Mason County with an arrest and it turned out to be a pretty good narcotics bust. San Saba received information concerning the location of a subject wanted on felony warrants and possibly having narcotics. San Saba notified Mason County of the information and San Saba's assistance was requested. Mason County Sheriff's Office, San Saba Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers hit the residence and the suspect with warrants was located. More than 390 grams of methamphetamine were recovered and at least that much was destroyed by the bad guys. It was a really good pop for both counties.
I feel it is very important for the San Saba Sheriff's Office to work with other agencies in and out of our area concerning the huge illegal narcotics problem we are facing in Central Texas. When we work with and assist other agencies we gain multiple things from this team work. We make it harder on those individuals bringing drugs into and out of our county. We assist the other counties with catching and prosecuting the criminals and they then house them. We have a better chance of locating wanted individuals and stolen property when we are working with other agencies. It is a win win situation for our county.
I am very happy with the information coming in to our dispatch on the movement of traffic at late night or early morning hours. We want you to call with anything that you see that is suspicious and we want you to know that we will get there as quickly as possible. It is information like this that will assist us in getting a break on these burglaries and intercepting other crimes as well.
Once again, thank you for all of the support and for all that you are doing to assist us in putting our deputies and city police in the right place at the right time. If you have any information you can contact us at 325-372-5551 or 325-372-5432, and your information is valuable to us.