Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder of Travis County Judge

Communities throughout Travis County were shaken by the attempted murder of State District Judge Julie Kocurek in West Austin on November 6, 2015. Judge Kocurek was shot in the driveway of her home after returning from a high school football game. After being rushed to University Medical Center-Brackenridge, doctors determined that her injuries were non-life threatening. The search for the … Read More

Driving the Wrong Way on MoPac Results in DWI Arrest

Photo: Mitchell Rivera (Austin Police Department) MoPac is abhorred by commuters for constant construction and an endless rush hour, but despite its lack of appeal, MoPac has visible roadway signs that cannot be missed… unless you’re driving while intoxicated. According to an arrest affidavit, 32-year old Mitchell Rivera was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated because he drove his … Read More

Child Sex Trafficker Arrested in North Austin

No child should ever be involved in the dangerous world of prostitution. On Monday, September 21, 2015 a juvenile girl was found at the Orangewood Suites Hotel in North Austin with a 26-year old man by the Texas Department of Public Safety. James Javon Banks was arrested for attempting to force the girl and a 26-year old woman named Brandi … Read More

Austin Engineer Arrested for Selling Employer’s Computer Parts

Buying computer parts online? It’s possible they were stolen! Austin computer network engineer Javier Guerra was recently arrested for stealing computer parts from his employers and selling them online between 2008-2012. The 41-year old Austin citizen admitted and plead guilty to the fraudulent crime and has been given a federal prison sentence that will last 33 months. Once Guerra has … Read More