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  • Crimewatch: Fake missing person cases

    Crimewatch: Fake missing person cases

    Monday, December 23 2013 11:29 PM EST2013-12-24 04:29:14 GMT
    Recently two reports of abductions have stolen the headlines only to be disproven. Police say the victims made up elaborate stories of assault.
    Recently two reports of abductions have stolen the headlines only to be disproven. Police say the victims made up elaborate stories of assault. In the meantime, there are real cases of missing persons that officers are desperate to solve.
  • Crimewatch: Guns in airport security

    Crimewatch: Guns in airport security

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:22 PM EST2013-12-11 03:22:05 GMT
    It's a mistake you don't want to make. Honest people are accidentally sending their guns through the security checkpoints at Austin's airport, even state leaders. Checkpoints at the airports are meant
    It's a mistake you don't want to make. Honest people are accidentally sending their guns through the security checkpoints at Austin's airport, even state leaders. Checkpoints at the airports are meant
  • Crimewatch: APD SWAT's leading ladies

    Crimewatch: APD SWAT's leading ladies

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 10:24 PM EST2013-11-27 03:24:31 GMT
    Two of Austin's finest are making history as the first female leaders of the SWAT team. SWAT officers are highly skilled and trained and they respond 24 hours a day to the most severe circumstances. Now,
    Two of Austin's finest are making history as the first female leaders of the SWAT team. SWAT officers are highly skilled and trained and they respond 24 hours a day to the most severe circumstances. Now,
  • Crimewatch: UTPD Air One

    Crimewatch: UTPD Air One

    Monday, October 7 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-10-08 02:54:04 GMT
    The next time you're at a UT home game, look up. You might just catch a glimpse of APD's new chopper. Thanks to it, the UT campus is a little safer. A UT flight officer is now accompanying Austin police
    The next time you're at a UT home game, look up. You might just catch a glimpse of APD's new chopper. Thanks to it, the UT campus is a little safer. A UT flight officer is now accompanying Austin police
  • Crimewatch: APD Operation Safe Assistance results in 80 arrests

    Crimewatch: APD Operation Safe Assistance results in 80 arrests

    Monday, September 23 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-09-24 02:20:59 GMT
    Austin police are using technology to take down drug dealers and buyers in the Entertainment District. Since June, nearly 80 people have been arrested. In May, officers conducted the first of two large-scale
    Austin police are using technology to take down drug dealers and buyers in the Entertainment District. Since June, nearly 80 people have been arrested. In May, officers conducted the first of two large-scale
  • Crimewatch: New APD night time patrol unit

    Crimewatch: New APD night time patrol unit

    Monday, September 16 2013 11:16 PM EDT2013-09-17 03:16:29 GMT
    While you sleep a new unit of officers will be deployed to the major roadways in Austin with the goal of making your drive into work smoother and safer. Two 18 wheelers collide along I-35 in South Austin.
    While you sleep a new unit of officers will be deployed to the major roadways in Austin with the goal of making your drive into work smoother and safer. Two 18 wheelers collide along I-35 in South Austin.
  • Crimewatch: U.S. Marshals opens Cold Case Fugitive Unit

    Crimewatch: U.S. Marshals opens Cold Case Fugitive Unit

    Tuesday, September 3 2013 10:22 PM EDT2013-09-04 02:22:50 GMT
    The U.S. Marshals have a new target: accused murderers, child sex offenders, rapists and other hard-core fugitives who have managed to escape arrest for decades. For the fugitives of Travis, Williamson,
    The U.S. Marshals have a new target: accused murderers, child sex offenders, rapists and other hard-core fugitives who have managed to escape arrest for decades. For the fugitives of Travis, Williamson,
  • Crimewatch: Public data base created to help catch serial robbers

    Crimewatch: Public data base created to help catch serial robbers

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-08-22 02:17:18 GMT
    Central Texas robbery detectives got fed up with criminals hopping from business to business, stealing money and getting away with it. They created a public database to empower the victims and better connect
    Central Texas robbery detectives got fed up with criminals hopping from business to business, stealing money and getting away with it. They created a public database to empower the victims and better connect
  • Crimewatch: Perry veto puts Public Integrity jobs in jeopardy

    Crimewatch: Perry veto puts Public Integrity jobs in jeopardy

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 10:26 PM EDT2013-07-18 02:26:58 GMT
    Some criminal cases are at risk of getting dropped if money isn't found soon to fund Travis County's Public Integrity Unit. The governor slashed the unit's budget after the Travis County District Attorney
    Some criminal cases are at risk of getting dropped if money isn't found soon to fund Travis County's Public Integrity Unit. The governor slashed the unit's budget after the Travis County District Attorney
  • Crimewatch: Austin officials continue to work to reduce pedestrian deaths

    Crimewatch: Austin officials continue to work to reduce pedestrian deaths

    Monday, July 8 2013 10:19 PM EDT2013-07-09 02:19:30 GMT
    Crossing freeways is illegal in Austin but that isn't stopping people from trying. Police say it's the major reason why pedestrian fatalities are a problem. By the first week of July, Austin police say
    Crossing freeways is illegal in Austin but that isn't stopping people from trying. Police say it's the major reason why pedestrian fatalities are a problem. By the first week of July, Austin police say
  • Crimewatch: APA fears group's efforts to keep an eye on police may lead to violence

    Crimewatch: APA fears group's efforts to keep an eye on police may lead to violence

    Monday, June 24 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-06-25 02:21:56 GMT
    The Austin Police Association fears escalation, even violence, after a local activist group announced its stepping up efforts to record officers working. The Peaceful Streets Project started something
    The Austin Police Association fears escalation, even violence, after a local activist group announced its stepping up efforts to record officers working. The Peaceful Streets Project started something
  • Crimewatch: APD forms unit to handle increasing hit-and-run incidents

    Crimewatch: APD forms unit to handle increasing hit-and-run incidents

    Monday, June 17 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:30:14 GMT
    It's a crime that has gotten so bad, that the Austin Police Department now has its own unit to handle it. Detectives get hundreds of leaving the scene cases a month...about 800. They say it affects all
    It's a crime that has gotten so bad, that the Austin Police Department now has its own unit to handle it. Detectives get hundreds of leaving the scene cases a month...about 800. They say it affects all
  • Crimewatch: Initiative targets drug market

    Crimewatch: Initiative targets drug market

    Monday, June 10 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-06-11 03:00:01 GMT
    For decades, one of the top hot spots for drug dealing in Austin has been 12th and Chicon on the east side.  However, a new and ongoing initiative is changing that and appears to be working.
    For decades, one of the top hot spots for drug dealing in Austin has been 12th and Chicon on the east side.  However, a new and ongoing initiative is changing that and appears to be working.
  • Crimewatch: Teen Curfew

    Crimewatch: Teen Curfew

    Monday, June 3 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-06-04 02:21:25 GMT
    This is the time of year police say they see a spike in crimes. They attribute the rise to the end of the school year. Police say when kids aren't in class, many are out breaking more laws. It wasn't
    This is the time of year police say they see a spike in crimes. They attribute the rise to the end of the school year. Police say when kids aren't in class, many are out breaking more laws. It wasn't
  • Crimewatch: APD conducts undercover operation for bike safety

    Crimewatch: APD conducts undercover operation for bike safety

    Monday, May 20 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:33:10 GMT
    Traffic fatalities in Austin are a huge problem. Many involve bicyclists. As the city encourages people to give up their cars to commute downtown, police are trying to stop the skyrocketing number of fatalities. FOX7's
    Traffic fatalities in Austin are a huge problem. Many involve bicyclists. As the city encourages people to give up their cars to commute downtown, police are trying to stop the skyrocketing number of fatalities. FOX7's
  • Crimewatch: APD's Gang Unit documents Austin-area gang members

    CCrimewatch: APD's Gang Unit documents Austin-area gang members

    Monday, May 13 2013 10:24 PM EDT2013-05-14 02:24:25 GMT
    A recent DPS report shows that gangs continue to be a major public safety threat in Texas, especially with members behind so many crimes. Austin's growing gang presence even triggered the police department
    A recent DPS report shows that gangs continue to be a major public safety threat in Texas, especially with members behind so many crimes. Austin's growing gang presence even triggered the police department
  • Crimewatch: Apps helps prevent kids from sexting

    Crimewatch: Apps helps prevent kids from sexting

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 10:22 PM EDT2013-05-02 02:22:03 GMT
    There is an explosion of children making pornography and sharing it on the internet. FOX 7 first brought you the story of how Austin police are trying to raise awareness on this disturbing trend last month.
    There is an explosion of children making pornography and sharing it on the internet. FOX 7 first brought you the story of how Austin police are trying to raise awareness on this disturbing trend last month.
  • Crimewatch: APD reopens 35-year-old cold case

    Crimewatch: APD reopens 35-year-old cold case

    Monday, April 22 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-04-23 02:25:52 GMT
    After more than three decades, Austin police are reopening a murder cold case. They hope to get more information about who gunned down an Air Force pilot in front of his own home. Who killed Janis John
    After more than three decades, Austin police are reopening a murder cold case. They hope to get more information about who gunned down an Air Force pilot in front of his own home. Who killed Janis John
  • Crimewatch: Austin Community Court assists with homeless camp cleanup

    Crimewatch: Austin Community Court assists with homeless camp cleanup

    Monday, April 15 2013 10:37 PM EDT2013-04-16 02:37:46 GMT
    As Austin police ramp up efforts to rid Waller Creek of homeless camps before the tunnel project is finished next year. The city is turning to its community court to help with the actual clean up. Austin's
    As Austin police ramp up efforts to rid Waller Creek of homeless camps before the tunnel project is finished next year. The city is turning to its community court to help with the actual clean up. Austin's
  • Crimewatch: Waller Creek Tunnel Project prompts homeless camp cleanup

    Crimewatch: Waller Creek Tunnel Project prompts homeless camp cleanup

    Monday, April 8 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-04-09 02:32:42 GMT
    The Waller Creek Tunnel project is expected to be finished next year. The eventual goal and vision for the area is a San Antonio River Walk type development. But before that can happen, Austin police have
    The Waller Creek Tunnel project is expected to be finished next year. The eventual goal and vision for the area is a San Antonio River Walk type development. But before that can happen, Austin police have
  • Crimewatch: APD horseback patrol biomechanics training

    Crimewatch: APD horseback patrol biomechanics training

    Monday, April 1 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-04-02 02:20:07 GMT
    Austin police on horseback patrol the downtown area, day and night. These officers have safety challenges other officers don't. That's why the Mounted Patrol Unit trains every week practicing different
    Austin police on horseback patrol the downtown area, day and night. These officers have safety challenges other officers don't. That's why the Mounted Patrol Unit trains every week practicing different
  • Crimewatch: Authorities conduct sex offender compliance check in Jonestown

    Crimewatch: Authorities conduct sex offender compliance check in Jonestown

    Monday, March 25 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-03-26 02:20:26 GMT
    The city of Jonestown just held its first sex offender compliance check. On the same street as the Jonestown Police Department was stop number one for the agency's first sex offender compliance check.
    The city of Jonestown just held its first sex offender compliance check. On the same street as the Jonestown Police Department was stop number one for the agency's first sex offender compliance check.
  • Crimewatch: Children producing their own pornography

    Crimewatch: Children producing their own pornography

    Monday, March 18 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-03-19 02:20:08 GMT
    Austin police are trying to raise awareness about a very disturbing trend, children making their own pornography. They say they are seeing an explosion of those under 17 taking graphic pictures or recording
    Austin police are trying to raise awareness about a very disturbing trend, children making their own pornography. They say they are seeing an explosion of those under 17 taking graphic pictures or recording
  • Crimewatch: APD releases new details in disappearance of Austin man

    Crimewatch: APD releases new details in disappearance of Austin man

    Monday, March 11 2013 8:01 PM EDT2013-03-12 00:01:12 GMT
    Thanks to FOX 7 viewers, investigators received several new tips about the disappearance of an Austin man who was last seen alive in May of last year. Suspicious circumstances surround the case But police
    Thanks to FOX 7 viewers, investigators received several new tips about the disappearance of an Austin man who was last seen alive in May of last year. Suspicious circumstances surround the case But police
  • Crimewatch: APD captures serial car burglar

    Crimewatch: APD captures serial car burglar

    Monday, March 4 2013 10:21 PM EST2013-03-05 03:21:32 GMT
    It's one of the biggest problems in Austin. In fact, there are so many car burglaries that officers can't respond to them. For the most part, crime scene technicians process the scene. But APD recently
    It's one of the biggest problems in Austin. In fact, there are so many car burglaries that officers can't respond to them. For the most part, crime scene technicians process the scene. But APD recently
  • Training increases at ALERRT Center after Newtown

    Training increases at ALERRT Center after Newtown

    Monday, February 25 2013 10:24 PM EST2013-02-26 03:24:55 GMT
    Texas State's ALERRT Center is taking part in the national conversation on school safety. This, after the mass shooting that killed mostly children in Newtown, Connecticut. The ALERRT Center is also adding
    Texas State's ALERRT Center is taking part in the national conversation on school safety. This, after the mass shooting that killed mostly children in Newtown, Connecticut. The ALERRT Center is also adding
  • Program keeps children from becoming victims

    Program keeps children from becoming victims

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 7:11 PM EST2013-02-07 00:11:27 GMT
    One of the most egregious crimes is sexual abuse of a child. So when the details of what convicted child predator, Jerry Sandusky, did and how long the crimes went on for were revealed, many were shocked. That's
    One of the most egregious crimes is sexual abuse of a child. So when the details of what convicted child predator, Jerry Sandusky, did and how long the crimes went on for were revealed, many were shocked. That's
  • Crimewatch: DPS sets record for fugitive captures in 2012

    Crimewatch: DPS sets record for fugitive captures in 2012

    Monday, January 14 2013 10:57 PM EST2013-01-15 03:57:47 GMT
    More violent criminals are returning to prison thanks to an increase in fugitive captures here in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the US Marshal's Office had a very productive 2012. In
    More violent criminals are returning to prison thanks to an increase in fugitive captures here in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the US Marshal's Office had a very productive 2012. In
  • Crimewatch: APD SOAR Unit

    Crimewatch: APD SOAR Unit

    Tuesday, January 1 2013 3:35 PM EST2013-01-01 20:35:23 GMT
    Austin police are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to tracking sex offenders.
    Austin police are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to tracking sex offenders.
  • Crimewatch: Cleaning up graffiti

    Crimewatch: Cleaning up graffiti

    Tuesday, December 11 2012 4:59 PM EST2012-12-11 21:59:11 GMT
    Graffiti is a citywide problem that takes long for crews to clean.  As a result some officers have stepped up to help combat the problem.
    Graffiti is a citywide problem that takes long for crews to clean.  As a result some officers have stepped up to help combat the problem.
  • Community helps to clean up Dove Springs neighborhood

    Community helps to clean up Dove Springs neighborhood

    Monday, December 3 2012 11:04 PM EST2012-12-04 04:04:23 GMT
    Some Austin residents are taking back their neighborhood after getting fed up with all the crime.
    Some Austin residents are taking back their neighborhood after getting fed up with all the crime.
  • Crimewatch: APD Cold Case Unit to merge with Missing Persons

    Crimewatch: APD Cold Case Unit to merge with Missing Persons

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 2:51 PM EST2012-11-27 19:51:56 GMT
    The Austin Police Homicide Cold Case Unit is working several Missing Persons Investigations. The effort is the result of an ongoing audit to clear more cases. Soon, Cold Case and Missing Persons will combine
    The Austin Police Homicide Cold Case Unit is working several Missing Persons Investigations. The effort is the result of an ongoing audit to clear more cases. Soon, Cold Case and Missing Persons will combine
  • Crimewatch: Rape victim speaks out about attack

    Crimewatch: Rape victim speaks out about attack

    Friday, November 16 2012 11:05 PM EST2012-11-17 04:05:45 GMT
    Stranger on stranger sexual assaults are the most alarming and in the past few weeks, Austin Police have worked more than usual. Investigators say they're hard to solve and aren't as black and white like
    Stranger on stranger sexual assaults are the most alarming and in the past few weeks, Austin Police have worked more than usual. Investigators say they're hard to solve and aren't as black and white like
  • Crimewatch: Officers involved in deadly shootings speak out

    Crimewatch: Officers involved in deadly shootings speak out

    Monday, November 12 2012 7:51 PM EST2012-11-13 00:51:10 GMT
    Two Austin police officers, who were involved in three fatal shootings, speak for the first time about those critical incidents. One was stabbed in the neck and the other was shot at and had an AR 15 pointed
    Two Austin police officers, who were involved in three fatal shootings, speak for the first time about those critical incidents. One was stabbed in the neck and the other was shot at and had an AR 15 pointed
  • Crimewatch: Vintage Creek Apartments helps fight crime in northeast Austin

    Crimewatch: Vintage Creek Apartments helps fight crime in northeast Austin

    Monday, November 5 2012 11:27 PM EST2012-11-06 04:27:21 GMT
    Tackling drug dealing, prostitution, robberies, and aggravated assaults in Northeast Austin is keep police busy. One of the hot spots for crime is the corner of Manor Road and Rogge Lane. Austin Senior
    Tackling drug dealing, prostitution, robberies, and aggravated assaults in Northeast Austin is keep police busy. One of the hot spots for crime is the corner of Manor Road and Rogge Lane. Austin Senior
  • Crimewatch: Travis County revamps drug court program

    Crimewatch: Travis County revamps drug court program

    Monday, October 1 2012 10:38 PM EDT2012-10-02 02:38:32 GMT
    Travis County is revamping its drug court after a study found half of the participants didn't complete the program. The move also comes after an independent consultant made 45 recommendations to improve
    Travis County is revamping its drug court after a study found half of the participants didn't complete the program. The move also comes after an independent consultant made 45 recommendations to improve
  • Crimewatch: APD tests new patrol cars

    Crimewatch: APD tests new patrol cars

    Monday, September 24 2012 10:59 PM EDT2012-09-25 02:59:14 GMT
    The Austin Police Department is testing new patrol cars for its officers after Ford stopped making the Crown Victoria. The Police Interceptor is the consumer version of the Taurus. It's got the same horse
    The Austin Police Department is testing new patrol cars for its officers after Ford stopped making the Crown Victoria. The Police Interceptor is the consumer version of the Taurus. It's got the same horse
  • Crimewatch: FBI to launch Bandit Shield at banks nationwide

    Crimewatch: FBI to launch Bandit Shield at banks nationwide

    Monday, September 17 2012 11:10 PM EDT2012-09-18 03:10:52 GMT
    The FBI is set to launch a nationwide program called Bandit Shield, which was launched in Austin, to help cut down on bank robberies. Traci Gregory was a victim of a violent take down bank robbery
    The FBI is set to launch a nationwide program called Bandit Shield, which was launched in Austin, to help cut down on bank robberies. Traci Gregory was a victim of a violent take down bank robbery
  • Crimewatch: Austin company helps solve crimes

    Crimewatch: Austin company helps solve crimes

    Monday, September 10 2012 10:37 PM EDT2012-09-11 02:37:07 GMT
    An Austin company is helping more law enforcement agencies solve crimes. Flashback Data specializes in data recovery and computer forensics. Vice President, Russell Chozick, says his company also focuses
    An Austin company is helping more law enforcement agencies solve crimes. Flashback Data specializes in data recovery and computer forensics. Vice President, Russell Chozick, says his company also focuses
  • Crimewatch: APD whistle study

    Crimewatch: APD whistle study

    Monday, September 3 2012 10:52 PM EDT2012-09-04 02:52:34 GMT
    Austin Police say incidents involving use of force, assault on officers, and interference with public duties have dropped. Police credit using whistles for the decrease.
    Austin Police say incidents involving use of force, assault on officers, and interference with public duties have dropped. It's also in a part of town where officers encounter those situations more than anywhere else. Police credit using whistles for the decrease.
  • Crimewatch: COPS camp helps fallen officer’s family

    Crimewatch: COPS camp helps fallen officer’s family

    Monday, August 27 2012 10:43 PM EDT2012-08-28 02:43:30 GMT
    Texas leads the nation in the number of officers who are killed in the line of duty. It's a notorious title the Lone Star State has had since 2010 and it's keeping one non profit group busy. The Concerns
    Texas leads the nation in the number of officers who are killed in the line of duty. It's a notorious title the Lone Star State has had since 2010 and it's keeping one non profit group busy. The Concerns
  • Crimewatch: APD to add officers to understaffed department in October

    Crimewatch: APD to add officers to understaffed department in October

    Monday, August 20 2012 11:00 PM EDT2012-08-21 03:00:21 GMT
    The Austin City Council spent about $100,000 to find out that the Austin Police Department is understaffed. Many APD insiders say they could have saved taxpayers a lot of money because APD needing more
    The Austin City Council spent about $100,000 to find out that the Austin Police Department is understaffed. Many APD insiders say they could have saved taxpayers a lot of money because APD needing more
  • Crimewatch: Police dogs train for helicopter duty

    Crimewatch: Police dogs train for helicopter duty

    Monday, August 13 2012 11:11 PM EDT2012-08-14 03:11:58 GMT
    New training for some Austin Police canine officers includes getting in and out of helicopters, preparing the four legged officers how to jump out of the air unit's new aircraft. All Wiley wants to do
    New training for some Austin Police canine officers includes getting in and out of helicopters, preparing the four legged officers how to jump out of the air unit's new aircraft. All Wiley wants to do
  • Crimewatch: Hays County partners with APD crime lab to speed up drug cases

    Crimewatch: Hays County partners with APD crime lab to speed up drug cases

    Monday, August 6 2012 10:40 PM EDT2012-08-07 02:40:34 GMT
    Drug cases are expected to go through the court system faster in Hays County, thanks to a new partnership with Austin Police. On August 1, Laura Carroll became the newest chemist at the Austin Police Forensic
    Drug cases are expected to go through the court system faster in Hays County, thanks to a new partnership with Austin Police. On August 1, Laura Carroll became the newest chemist at the Austin Police Forensic
  • Crimewatch: Couple renovates property in crime neighborhood

    Crimewatch: Couple renovates property in crime neighborhood

    Monday, July 30 2012 7:01 PM EDT2012-07-30 23:01:10 GMT
    Revitalization is taking place all around Austin. One couple is part of the movement, renovating in a part of town known for crime. Henry Traugott picks up trash everyday, even when it's not on his property. Traugott
    Revitalization is taking place all around Austin. One couple is part of the movement, renovating in a part of town known for crime. Henry Traugott picks up trash everyday, even when it's not on his property. Traugott
  • Crimewatch: APD’s Gun Unit expands to keep up with gun crimes

    Crimewatch: APD’s Gun Unit expands to keep up with gun crimes

    Monday, July 23 2012 10:24 PM EDT2012-07-24 02:24:22 GMT
    Austin Police Department's Gun Unit has expanded to keep up with the growing number of gun crimes. Still, detectives say the workload is overwhelming and prevents them from doing any pro-active operations.
    Austin Police Department's Gun Unit has expanded to keep up with the growing number of gun crimes. Still, detectives say the workload is overwhelming and prevents them from doing any pro-active operations.
  • Crimewatch: APD looks to rejuvenate bait car program

    Crimewatch: APD looks to rejuvenate bait car program

    Monday, July 16 2012 11:37 PM EDT2012-07-17 03:37:08 GMT
    In Austin the number of cars being stolen is up. At the same time, more criminals are recognizing bait cars. Baitcar.com showcases videos taken from inside bait cars from the greater Vancouver area. "Put
    In Austin the number of cars being stolen is up. At the same time, more criminals are recognizing bait cars. Baitcar.com showcases videos taken from inside bait cars from the greater Vancouver area. "Put
  • Crimewatch: Cost of battling graffiti rises

    Crimewatch: Cost of battling graffiti rises

    Monday, July 9 2012 11:16 PM EDT2012-07-10 03:16:29 GMT
    The city of Austin spends hundreds of thousands of dollars cleaning up a never-ending crime. The cost to clean up graffiti has gone up the past few years to about a half a million dollars. Every year,
    The city of Austin spends hundreds of thousands of dollars cleaning up a never-ending crime. The cost to clean up graffiti has gone up the past few years to about a half a million dollars. Every year,
  • Crimewatch: Former APD officer talks about fatal shooting of suspect

    Crimewatch: Former APD officer talks about fatal shooting of suspect

    Tuesday, July 3 2012 3:47 PM EDT2012-07-03 19:47:11 GMT
    Lenny Quintana first made headlines in May of 2009 after shooting and killing Nathaniel Sanders. In an exclusive interview with FOX 7's Jenni Lee Quintana opens up about the shooting and talks about how
    Lenny Quintana first made headlines in May of 2009 after shooting and killing Nathaniel Sanders. In an exclusive interview with FOX 7's Jenni Lee Quintana opens up about the shooting and talks about how
  • Crimewatch: Association helps family of fallen officers

    Crimewatch: Association helps family of fallen officers

    Monday, June 25 2012 11:13 PM EDT2012-06-26 03:13:12 GMT
    Nearly three months have passed since Austin Police Officer, Jaime Padron, was shot and killed in a North Austin Wal-Mart. He left behind two daughters and an ex-wife in name only. Amy Padron says they
    Nearly three months have passed since Austin Police Officer, Jaime Padron, was shot and killed in a North Austin Wal-Mart. He left behind two daughters and an ex-wife in name only. Amy Padron says they
  • Crimewatch: Police search for suspect in violent muggings

    Crimewatch: Police search for suspect in violent muggings

    Monday, June 18 2012 11:12 PM EDT2012-06-19 03:12:13 GMT
    Police are searching for a man who hides out in public restrooms and attacks his victims. APD says that's the method of operation for one man, who uses unnecessary violence to steal whatever he can. One
    Police are searching for a man who hides out in public restrooms and attacks his victims. APD says that's the method of operation for one man, who uses unnecessary violence to steal whatever he can. One
  • Crimewatch: Cops patrol with prosecutors in new program

    Crimewatch: Cops patrol with prosecutors in new program

    Monday, June 11 2012 10:55 PM EDT2012-06-12 02:55:50 GMT
    Fighting crime is a team effort. While police catch the bad guys, it's the prosecutors who put them behind bars.
    Fighting crime is a team effort. While police catch the bad guys, it's the prosecutors who put them behind bars.
  • Crimewatch: APD to add ground robots to the force

    Crimewatch: APD to add ground robots to the force

    Monday, June 4 2012 10:55 PM EDT2012-06-05 02:55:36 GMT
    The Austin Police Department hopes to benefit from war-time research. Now that conflicts are winding down, companies that developed high tech equipment for the military are re-tooling them for police.
    The Austin Police Department hopes to benefit from war-time research. Now that conflicts are winding down, companies that developed high tech equipment for the military are re-tooling them for police.
  • Crimewatch: Bait Bikes

    Crimewatch: Bait Bikes

    Wednesday, May 23 2012 11:21 PM EDT2012-05-24 03:21:48 GMT
    A criminal's dream comes true, thousands of clueless young people who aren't thinking about protecting their property. University of Texas police say they expect a spike in crime next month as summer
    A criminal's dream comes true, thousands of clueless young people who aren't thinking about protecting their property. University of Texas police say they expect a spike in crime next month as summer
  • Crimewatch: APD’s new Counter Assault Strike Team

    Crimewatch: APD’s new Counter Assault Strike Team

    Monday, May 21 2012 11:38 PM EDT2012-05-22 03:38:59 GMT
    The Counter Assault Strike Team is the latest program the Austin Police Department started to engage active shooters.      
    The Counter Assault Strike Team is the latest program the Austin Police Department started to engage active shooters.      
  • Crimewatch: Victims use social media to solve crimes

    Crimewatch: Victims use social media to solve crimes

    Friday, May 18 2012 11:54 PM EDT2012-05-19 03:54:53 GMT
    Police say they are seeing more victims trying to solve their own crimes by using technology and social media.
    Police say they are seeing more victims trying to solve their own crimes by using technology and social media.
  • Crimewatch: Some Austin Police join gaming network

    Crimewatch: Some Austin Police join gaming network

    Friday, May 18 2012 11:50 PM EDT2012-05-19 03:50:26 GMT
    About 60 Austin Police Officers are a part of a new law enforcement gaming network that has 250 members worldwide.
    About 60 Austin Police Officers are a part of a new law enforcement gaming network that has 250 members worldwide.
  • APD Tries Out New Digital Cameras

    APD Tries Out New Digital Cameras

    Austin police started testing out their now in-car digital cameras.
    Austin police started testing out their now in-car digital cameras.
  • New Court For Veterans

    New Court For Veterans

    Travis County started a court designed for veterans who are arrested for misdemeanor crimes. But soon, the county will allow the veterans court to also look at some non violent, low level felonies.
    Travis County started a court designed for veterans who are arrested for misdemeanor crimes. But soon, the county will allow the veterans court to also look at some non violent, low level felonies.
  • CrimeWatch: TCSO's new gadget Computer Cop

    CrimeWatch: TCSO's new gadget Computer Cop

    The Travis County Sheriff's Office just came out with a new tool that they hope will help protect kids in an ever growing dangerous environment, the internet. The new gadget is called Computer Cop.
    The Travis County Sheriff's Office just came out with a new tool that they hope will help protect kids in an ever growing dangerous environment, the internet. The new gadget is called Computer Cop.
  • Crime Watch: Fallen Officers Memorial

    Crime Watch: Fallen Officers Memorial

    Austin Police officers who died in the line of duty will now have permanent reminders of their sacrifice.
    Austin Police officers who died in the line of duty will now have permanent reminders of their sacrifice.
  • CrimeWatch: Krimelabb helps Austinites

    CrimeWatch: Krimelabb helps Austinites

    Citizen involvement is an important aspect of community policing, especially now, when city money is tight.
    Citizen involvement is an important aspect of community policing, especially now, when city money is tight.
  • Crime Watch: Hay's Co. Stolen Identity

    Crime Watch: Hay's Co. Stolen Identity

    Identity theft and other financial crimes make up around 50% of the felonies the Hays County Sheriff's Office handles
    Identity theft and other financial crimes make up around 50% of the felonies the Hays County Sheriff's Office handles
  • Crimewatch: StraightCopTalk.com

    Crimewatch: StraightCopTalk.com

    The Austin Police Association is about to launch a new website that's aimed at giving the public more information after critical incidents, like a police shooting.
    The Austin Police Association is about to launch a new website that's aimed at giving the public more information after critical incidents, like a police shooting.
  • CrimeWatch: SMPD is Reaching Out

    CrimeWatch: SMPD is Reaching Out

    The San Marcos Police Department is reaching out. There is now an officer dedicated to responding to the community's non-emergency needs. Officer Emilio Gonzales is the department's new liaison officer. As part of the job...
    The San Marcos Police Department is reaching out. There is now an officer dedicated to responding to the community's non-emergency needs. Officer Emilio Gonzales is the department's new liaison officer. As part of the job...
  • CrimeWatch: Sexual Assault Response

    CrimeWatch: Sexual Assault Response

    Sex crimes investigators now have a little more time when it comes to gathering evidence.
    Sex crimes investigators now have a little more time when it comes to gathering evidence.
  • Officials Investigate Fuel Tank Problem on F-150s

    Officials Investigate Fuel Tank Problem on F-150s

    U.S. safety regulators are investigating a fuel tank problem that could affect more than 2.7 million Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
    U.S. safety regulators are investigating a fuel tank problem that could affect more than 2.7 million Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
  • CrimeWatch: 3D Laser Scanning Systems

    CrimeWatch: 3D Laser Scanning Systems

    Austin Police are hoping to buy a new forensic 3D laser scanning system that will recreate crime scenes and make animations faster.
    Austin Police are hoping to buy a new forensic 3D laser scanning system that will recreate crime scenes and make animations faster.
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour crew arrives at Kennedy Space Center

    Space Shuttle Endeavour crew arrives at Kennedy Space Center

    The crew of space shuttle Endeavour arrived in Florida Thursday morning. Endeavour is scheduled to launch Monday at 8:56 a.m. on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station.
    The crew of space shuttle Endeavour arrived in Florida Thursday morning. Endeavour is scheduled to launch Monday at 8:56 a.m. on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station.
  • Crimewatch: Teen Drug Use

    Crimewatch: Teen Drug Use

    Juvenile crimes are up Travis County and a recent report states that half of those cases are drug related. FOX 7’s Jenni Lee takes a look at the problem in this installment of Crimewatch.
    Juvenile crimes are up Travis County and a recent report states that half of those cases are drug related. FOX 7’s Jenni Lee takes a look at the problem in this installment of Crimewatch.
  • Crimewatch: Police Go Undercover

    Crimewatch: Police Go Undercover

    After a huge jump in robberies, the Austin Police Department conducted a three month undercover operation to clean up certain crime hot spots. Watch happened during the operation in this installment of Crimewatch.
    After a huge jump in robberies, the Austin Police Department conducted a three month undercover operation to clean up certain crime hot spots. Watch happened during the operation in this installment of Crimewatch.
  • CrimeWatch: Online Harassment

    CrimeWatch: Online Harassment

    Online harassment cases for Austin police have skyrocketed. Investigators say that's due in part to a fairly new law. And in Jenni Lee’s Fox 7 CrimeWatch report it shows social networking sites also play a big role.
    Online harassment cases for Austin police have skyrocketed. Investigators say that's due in part to a fairly new law. And in Jenni Lee’s Fox 7 CrimeWatch report it shows social networking sites also play a big role.
  • GM to Recall 47,000 Cadillac SRXs to Fix Air Bags

    GM to Recall 47,000 Cadillac SRXs to Fix Air Bags

    General Motors is recalling more than 47,000 Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles because of a problem with the side air bags.
    General Motors is recalling more than 47,000 Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles because of a problem with the side air bags.
  • Taking a Concealed Handgun Course

    Taking a Concealed Handgun Course

    If you think owning a firearm makes you safer, one expert says think again.
    If you think owning a firearm makes you safer, one expert says think again.
  • CrimeWatch: APD Gets 2 New Boats

    CrimeWatch: APD Gets 2 New Boats

    The Austin City Council approved Thursday two new boats for the Austin Police Department just in time for the busiest weekend of the year.
    The Austin City Council approved Thursday two new boats for the Austin Police Department just in time for the busiest weekend of the year.
  • Test Story

    Test Story

    the first line of the story... After days of triple digit heat, we are now under a heat advisory until 8:00pm Saturday .
    the first line of the story... After days of triple digit heat, we are now under a heat advisory until 8:00pm Saturday .
  • APD Bomb Squad is Getting 2 New Robots

    APD Bomb Squad is Getting 2 New Robots

    The more advanced models are coming at a very busy time for the unit. Only the trained eye can tell just how many parts have been replaced on one of two mini two robots. The motors, tracks, speaker, extenders, light, and...
    The more advanced models are coming at a very busy time for the unit. Only the trained eye can tell just how many parts have been replaced on one of two mini two robots. The motors, tracks, speaker, extenders, light, and...
  • Crimewatch: Forensic Technology

    Crimewatch: Forensic Technology

    It is not usual for Austin homicide detectives to identify a dead person in just a few hours. However, that is exactly what happened after the unit used forensic technology for the first time.
    It is not usual for Austin homicide detectives to identify a dead person in just a few hours. However, that is exactly what happened after the unit used forensic technology for the first time.
  • Crimewatch: Art Helps Reduce Crime

    Crimewatch: Art Helps Reduce Crime

    Art is more than just a pretty picture, sometimes it can help fight crime. According to the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, art based programs help reduce and prevent crime. In this edition of Fox 7...
    Art is more than just a pretty picture, sometimes it can help fight crime. According to the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, art based programs help reduce and prevent crime. In this edition of Fox 7...
  • Last 4 shuttle astronauts arrive at Kennedy Space Center for countdown

    Last 4 shuttle astronauts arrive at Kennedy Space Center for countdown

    The four astronauts who will close out NASA's space shuttle program are at the Kennedy Space Center Monday afternoon, eager for a Friday takeoff.
    The four astronauts who will close out NASA's space shuttle program are at the Kennedy Space Center Monday afternoon, eager for a Friday takeoff.
  • St. Francis City Councilman Admits Faking Grenade Threat

    St. Francis City Councilman Admits Faking Grenade Threat

    St. Francis police say they have cited a city councilman for filing a false police report after he mailed himself a fake grenade to curry sympathy from the public.
    St. Francis police say they have cited a city councilman for filing a false police report after he mailed himself a fake grenade to curry sympathy from the public.
  • Crimewatch: New Bike Patrol for the Drag

    Crimewatch: New Bike Patrol for the Drag

    Austin Police just started a new bike patrol for the Drag and the West Campus area.
    Austin Police just started a new bike patrol for the Drag and the West Campus area.
  • Astronauts fix another failed computer on shuttle Atlantis

    Astronauts fix another failed computer on shuttle Atlantis

    The pilots on NASA's last space shuttle flight have fixed another failed computer.
    The pilots on NASA's last space shuttle flight have fixed another failed computer.
  • Crimewatch: Bicycle Hit and Run Accident

    Crimewatch: Bicycle Hit and Run Accident

    Leaving the scene and failure to stop and render aid are two crimes that are a big problem for Austin Police because the cases are hard to solve.
    Leaving the scene and failure to stop and render aid are two crimes that are a big problem for Austin Police because the cases are hard to solve.
  • CrimeWatch: Sex Offender Registration

    CrimeWatch: Sex Offender Registration

    Nearly four years after Congress passed the Adam Walsh Act, no state has complied yet with the tougher standards for registering sex offenders.
    Nearly four years after Congress passed the Adam Walsh Act, no state has complied yet with the tougher standards for registering sex offenders.
  • Crimewatch: APD Photo Lineups

    Crimewatch: APD Photo Lineups

    The Austin Police Department is testing a new way to identify suspects in photo lineups. The goal is the cut down the number of mistaken identifications and improve suspect prosecutions.
    The Austin Police Department is testing a new way to identify suspects in photo lineups. The goal is the cut down the number of mistaken identifications and improve suspect prosecutions.
  • CrimeWatch: More Officers Downtown

    CrimeWatch: More Officers Downtown

    Starting Sunday, there will be more Austin Police officers patrolling the Entertainment District. The department is adding an extra evening shift to the downtown area command. The details- only in Fox 7’s Crimewatch.
    Starting Sunday, there will be more Austin Police officers patrolling the Entertainment District. The department is adding an extra evening shift to the downtown area command. The details- only in Fox 7’s Crimewatch.
  • Baby in Runaway Stroller Tumbles into Minnehaha Creek

    Baby in Runaway Stroller Tumbles into Minnehaha Creek

    A Twin Cities mother has two out-of-town visitors to thank for saving her child after the stroller carrying her baby careened over an embankment and landed in the rushing Minnehaha Creek below the waterfall on Thursday...
    A Twin Cities mother has two out-of-town visitors to thank for saving her child after the stroller carrying her baby careened over an embankment and landed in the rushing Minnehaha Creek below the waterfall on Thursday...
  • Crime Watch: Barton Springs Spillway is Crime Hot Spot

    Crime Watch: Barton Springs Spillway is Crime Hot Spot

    Barton Springs is a popular Austin hangout, but it is also known as a hot spot for crimes.
    Barton Springs is a popular Austin hangout, but it is also known as a hot spot for crimes.
  • CrimeWatch: Child Abuse Crimes

    CrimeWatch: Child Abuse Crimes

    Some of the more disturbing cases police investigate deal with children.
    Some of the more disturbing cases police investigate deal with children.
  • APD Steps Up Patrol on 6th Street

    APD Steps Up Patrol on 6th Street

    It's the part of Austin where red and blue police lights are as common as the lights from neon club signs.
    It's the part of Austin where red and blue police lights are as common as the lights from neon club signs.
  • Crime Watch: Family Violence on Rise

    Crime Watch: Family Violence on Rise

    Family violence is up in Austin and Travis County and prosecuting these cases aren't always easy and the process can be long and daunting for victims.
    Family violence is up in Austin and Travis County and prosecuting these cases aren't always easy and the process can be long and daunting for victims.
  • CrimeWatch: Hotel Hot Spots for Crime

    CrimeWatch: Hotel Hot Spots for Crime

    Police say hotels and motels along the I-35 corridor just south of the river can be hot spots for all sorts of felonies like car burglaries and home burglaries.
    Police say hotels and motels along the I-35 corridor just south of the river can be hot spots for all sorts of felonies like car burglaries and home burglaries.
  • Crimewatch: Repeat Offenders Program

    Crimewatch: Repeat Offenders Program

    There is a new program to help repeat offenders get off the streets.
    There is a new program to help repeat offenders get off the streets.
  • CrimeWatch: DWI Unit Wants More Manpower

    CrimeWatch: DWI Unit Wants More Manpower

    Austin Police say too many drunk drivers are not getting caught in the Capital City and that's why the DWI Unit is asking for more manpower.
    Austin Police say too many drunk drivers are not getting caught in the Capital City and that's why the DWI Unit is asking for more manpower.
  • Crimewatch: APD Honors Equine Officer

    Crimewatch: APD Honors Equine Officer

    Colleagues gathered for a special memorial to honor equine Officer JD for his service to the department and community.
    Colleagues gathered for a special memorial to honor equine Officer JD for his service to the department and community.
  • CrimeWatch: Therapy Dogs Helping Kids

    CrimeWatch: Therapy Dogs Helping Kids

    Child abuse cases can be traumatic for the young victims, especially the ones involving sexual abuse.
    Child abuse cases can be traumatic for the young victims, especially the ones involving sexual abuse.
  • CrimeWatch: Digital Element of Crimes

    CrimeWatch: Digital Element of Crimes

    Every crime has a digital element. That's where the Austin Police Department's Digital Analysis Response Team, or DART, comes in.
    Every crime has a digital element. That's where the Austin Police Department's Digital Analysis Response Team, or DART, comes in.
  • Crimewatch: Bike Auction

    Crimewatch: Bike Auction

    Austin Police say the number of warrants issued in bike thefts and burglaries are up which means more bikes are in police custody.
    Austin Police say the number of warrants issued in bike thefts and burglaries are up which means more bikes are in police custody.
  • CrimeWatch: Stealing from Non-Profit Groups

    CrimeWatch: Stealing from Non-Profit Groups

    Insiders stealing from non profit groups. Williamson county authorities have seen more cases of it and that's prompted a new program to help those organizations avoid from becoming victims.
    Insiders stealing from non profit groups. Williamson county authorities have seen more cases of it and that's prompted a new program to help those organizations avoid from becoming victims.
  • Crime Watch: APD Search, Rescue Team

    Crime Watch: APD Search, Rescue Team

    When someone goes missing in Austin, police call the department's Search and Rescue Team. The citizen volunteers also help homicide detectives look for evidence.
    When someone goes missing in Austin, police call the department's Search and Rescue Team. The citizen volunteers also help homicide detectives look for evidence.
  • CrimeWatch: APD Motorcycle Training

    CrimeWatch: APD Motorcycle Training

    Police officers on motorcycles face more danger than officers in cars.
    Police officers on motorcycles face more danger than officers in cars.
  • CrimeWatch: Central Bureau Keeping Busy

    CrimeWatch: Central Bureau Keeping Busy

    Most of Austin's violent crimes happen in the Central Bureau. Austin Police say 51 percent of them happen in this large chunk of the city that starts around the Wells Branch area up north and goes south to the Colorado...
    Most of Austin's violent crimes happen in the Central Bureau. Austin Police say 51 percent of them happen in this large chunk of the city that starts around the Wells Branch area up north and goes south to the Colorado...
  • Crimewatch: APD to Undergo Efficiency Study

    Crimewatch: APD to Undergo Efficiency Study

    Wednesday, March 28 2012 4:37 PM EDT2012-03-28 20:37:04 GMT
    Are 1,600 officers enough to keep 800,000 Austin citizens safe? 
    Are 1,600 officers enough to keep 800,000 Austin citizens safe? That's what the City Council is trying to find out by paying for an efficiency study on the Austin Police Department.
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