KPD Announces Traffic Delays for Funeral

Killeen Police Department would like to advise the community of possible road closures and traffic delays due to the funeral service and processional for former General Robert M. Shoemaker on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

The procession is expected to leave the Killeen Civic & Convention Center at approximately 2:30 p.m. proceeding to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.  Expect traffic delays and/or road closures on W.S. Young Drive near the convention center, West Elms Road towards Highway 195 and S. Highway 195 towards the cemetery.

The Killeen Police Department would like to ask everyone to drive safely and obey all traffic laws.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identify Suspect in Aggravated Assault

For Immediate Release

Update:

June 16, 2017

 

The suspect in this case is identified as Sean Dixon, 32, of Killeen.  Detectives screened this case with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and obtained complaints charging Dixon with two counts of Aggravated Assault.  Bond was set at $100,000 for each charge.  He was released after posting $200,000 bond.

 

Also arrested in the incident was Peter Minott, 28.  Minott was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Harker Heights for Aggravated Assault.

 

 

 

June 15, 2017

 

Killeen Police Respond to an Aggravated Assault

 

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 5:19 p.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to the 5200 block of Birmingham Circle after receiving a call about people fighting.  The caller advised a male entered a residence with a gun.  Officers arrived and located two victims with lacerations from a bladed object.  Officers placed one male under arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The suspect, who was also injured during the incident, was treated at a local hospital and taken to the Killeen Police Department Jail.  The two victims were transported to local hospitals with injuries and later released.  The Killeen Police Department continues to investigate this case and it will be reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

 

More information will be released when it is available.

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are asking if anyone has any information on this crime or this suspect to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

The Killeen Police Department Arrests Ten in Prostitution Sting

For Immediate Release

June 16, 2017

 

The Killeen Police Department Arrests 10 in Prostitution Sting

 

On June 15, 2017, the Killeen Police Department, Organized Crime Unit conducted a Prostitution Sting targeting Johns.  Detectives made a total of 10 arrests for prostitution.  The operation contrasted with a recent sting that targeted the prostitutes themselves.

 

The operation was conducted in response to criminal activity being monitored by detectives, as well as citizen complaints and information regarding this crime.  Detectives are conducting follow up investigations and more information may follow.

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Obtain Charge in 2016 Murder

For Immediate Release

 

June 15, 2017 – Update

 

The Killeen Police Department’s Homicide Unit has continued to conduct an investigation of murder at the 1300 block of Bonnie Drive on December 9, 2016.  The Bell County District Attorney’s reviewed the case and complaints were issued charging John Eric Saenz with the Murder of Jason Francisco Munayco.  John Eric Saenz was already in the Bell County Jail following his arrest on December 31, 2016, for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Saenz was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Theodore Duffield who set his bond at 1,000,000.

 

The Killeen Police Department’s Homicide Unit would like to thank the public for their assistance with this case. 

 

January 1, 2017 – UPDATE

On December 31, 2016, detectives learned that John Eric Saenz was in the Austin area and they began working with members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force.  After further investigation members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force were able to locate him during a traffic stop. Saenz was taken into custody without incident at approximately 8:00pm; he was transported to the Travis County Jail where he awaits extradition.

 

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted with the arrest of John Eric Saenz.

 

December 29, 2016

Killeen Police need help locating a wanted man who is believed to be Armed and Dangerous.

 

Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Bonnie Drive at approximately 11:11pm, on Friday, December 9, 2016, after receiving a 911 call in reference to shots fired. Upon the officers’ arrival they located 41 year old Jason Francisco Munayco with a gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced him deceased at 12:24am, on Saturday, December 10, 2016; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

 

Through the investigation detectives determined John Eric Saenz was at the residence during this shooting.  This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Saenz with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and suggested a bond of $500,000.  Detectives would also like to speak to him about his involvement in this Homicide.

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Respond to an Aggravated Assault

For Immediate Release

June 15, 2017

 

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 5:19 p.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to the 5200 block of Birmingham Circle after receiving a call about people fighting.  The caller advised a male entered a residence with a gun.  Officers arrived and located two victims with lacerations from a bladed object.  Officers placed one male under arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The suspect, who was also injured during the incident, was treated at a local hospital and taken to the Killeen Police Department Jail.  The two victims were transported to local hospitals with injuries and later released.  The Killeen Police Department continues to investigate this case and it will be reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

 

More information will be released when it is available.

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are asking if anyone has any information on this crime or this suspect to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department Issues Correction Involving Forgery Suspects

For Immediate Release

 

June 15, 2017

 

On June 13, 2017, the Killeen Police Department released suspect information for a series of check forgeries by different suspects that occurred April 29-30, 2017, inside the HEB Store at 1101 W. Stan Schlueter Loop.  That request for assistance from the public contained erroneous information.  Through continued investigation, our detectives determined that the video and photographs that were provided to the police department depicting a black female, black male and Hispanic female together at the counter were from a legitimate transaction, not the forgery case.  Those three individuals are not considered suspects in this case.

 

The other suspects described in the original release, who were involved in separate transactions, are still being sought by detectives.

 

The Killeen Police Department would like to apologize for any inconvenience the error may have caused.

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Respond To an Early Morning Shooting

For Immediate Release

June 14, 2017

 

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 2:02 a.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to the Hallmark Inn and Suites located at 4500 E. Central Texas Expressway after receiving a call about a suspicious person attempting to enter the back door to the office of the hotel.  The caller also advised the suspicious person fired multiple shots at them and fled on foot.  No injuries were reported and officers were unable to locate the suspect.

 

The suspect is described as a black male, average build and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a beanie style hat.  The male has a beard and mustache.  Security camera images of the suspect are attached.

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are asking if anyone has any information on this crime or this suspect to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Hallmark Suspect 1Hallmark Suspect 2

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

The Killeen Police Department Arrests Murder Suspect from U.S Virgin Islands

For Immediate Release

June 14, 2017

 

On June 13, 2017, Killeen Police Detectives received information from authorities in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, that a suspect wanted there for several crimes, including first degree murder, might be in Killeen.  Acting on the information provided, detectives attempted to locate the suspect at various locations in the city.

On June 14, 2017 at approximately 10:18 a.m., detectives located the wanted person, identified as Currup Williams, 43.   Williams was riding in a van and was observed traveling between locations in the downtown area of Killeen.  Officers stopped the van and arrested Williams without incident.  The driver of the van was arrested for an unrelated misdemeanor charge.  Williams’ booking photo is attached.

In addition to First Degree Murder, Williams was also wanted for First Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Crime of Violence and Reckless Endangerment.  Inquiries into this case should be directed the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department in St. Thomas.

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Shooting and False Report – Update

For Immediate Release
Update: June 12, 2017

On June 12, 2017, Antoine McDaniels turned himself in at the Killeen Police Headquarters.  He was booked into Killeen PD Jail for False Report to a Peace Officer, Fail to ID-Not Fugitive and Discharge of Firearm in Certain Municipalities.  He was released on $15,000 bond.
June 9, 2017
On June 6, 2017 at about 8:08 p.m., Killeen Police responded to a report of a shooting and aggravated robbery. They met with a person at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights. The person and two witnesses advised that he was shot during a robbery at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 1400 Lowes Blvd. in Killeen. Investigating officers determined that the report was false and that this “victim” had actually been injured in the leg in a self-inflicted firearms accident at his apartment in the 700 block of N. 46th St. With the assistance of the Ft Hood Criminal Investigation Division, the victim’s friends eventually admitted the report was false and no robbery had taken place. They also admitted that the firearm that was used was thrown out into a field. With their cooperation, the firearm was located and recovered.

At this point, Mauricio Lugo, 23, and Andre Williams, 21, have both been arrested for False Report to a Peace Officer. Both are out of jail on $5,000 bonds. Antoine McDaniels fled upon his release from the hospital and is currently wanted for False Report to a Peace Officer, Fail to ID-Not Fugitive and Discharge of Firearm in Certain Municipalities. McDaniels’ photo is attached.

Additional charges are being reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s office relating to this case for Tampering with Evidence. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Antoine McDaniels to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830, Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Cdr. Alex Gearhart

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

The Killeen Police Department Investigates Shooting on North 8th Street

For Immediate Release

June 10, 2017

 

On June 10, 2017 at approximately 12:30 am, Officers responded to the 1500 block of North 8th Street in regard to a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers found two persons were struck by gunfire and suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Both were transported to local hospitals.

It was later discovered that a third subject with a gunshot wound was transported to Metroplex Hospital in a privately owned vehicle.  Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.

No suspects are in custody at this time.  The case continues to be investigated.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830, Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department