In a joint effort between Brenham Washington County Crime Stoppers and a burglary crime victim, a combined ($1K from BWCCS and $5K from homeowner) $6,000 cash reward will be offered for a tip resulting in the arrest or indictment of the thieves who stole a large amount of firearms and other valuables. 
On Monday, February 13, 2017 a burglary was reported that occurred at a residence located on Borgstedte Road in the Old Washington Community in Washington, Texas. The burglars/thieves exited the property by knocking down fence belonging to the homeowner. The suspect/s exited the backside of the property through the fence, and onto FM 1155 East near Felder Road. The suspect/s stole a Black 2015 Kawasaki Ranch 300 4-wheeler, 55" Samsung flat screen television, Sig Sauer AR-15, Tech 9 pistol, Spectre Pistol, Smith and Wesson .357, and a Henry .22 LR



Fighting Back!!!


(3) Gunfight Caught on Tape: Store Owner vs. 2 Armed Robbers


(4) Armed Homeowner Shoots Robbers During Daytime Invasion (AZ) 

(5) Homeowner Shoots at Fake FBI Agents 

(6) Clerk Shoots Robbers


(7) Store Owner Shoots Knife Attacker 

(8) Robber Gets Shot By clerk 


(9) Clerk Shoots Robber in The Face (Video) 


(10) Security guard beats up store thief 

 (11) Shooter who aided officer gives his account of Peach House RV Park incident


(12) Woman protects her daughters by shooting intruder


(13) Shootout in Texas convenience store 


(14) Off duty cop shoots armed robber 


(15) Clerk Knocks out Armed Robber


(16) Brave store clerk shoots back



Washington County Sheriff Taser Training - April 2011

Remember these guys and gals endured this harsh pain to qualify to carry a taser the actually prevents serious injury to non-compliant offenders.  

Just be glad your job does not require you to do this:


Safety Tips


1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do : The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you. Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR , LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.. If someone is in the car

with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it . As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat

B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. (This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you do not, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over.  The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.


Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors!


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Washington County Sheriffs Office is seeking information on a recent break-in at the Brenham Country Club, Highway 105 east Brenham, Texas. On December 24, 2010 unknown persons broke into a cart barn and took several golf carts. Suspects then drove in and around the golf course, causing damage to property and carts. Brenham Washington County Crime Stoppers is officering a reward of up $1000.00 cash for information given which leads to the arrest and or conviction of those responsible. You may submit your tips to (979) 836- 8477, Remember information provided is secure and your anonymity is protected.   




1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 
2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 
3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have. 
4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.. 
5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway. 
6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy. 
7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too. 
8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather. 
9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.) 
10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet. 
11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms. 
12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me. 
13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system . If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at <> 
1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook. 
2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors. 
3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again.. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature. 
4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it? 
5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets. 
6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address. 
7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation. 
8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in. 
Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Kentucky; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs <> and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job 



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