KPD Investigates a Convenience Store Robbery

On Monday, February 12, 2018, at approximately 6:02pm, officers were dispatched to a 911 call to the Mickey’s Convenience Store located at 4302 Stan Schlueter Loop in reference to a robbery.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told that a black male walked in the store, displayed a weapon and demanded money. The store clerk complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.  There were two employees at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.  The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’8”, last seen wearing all dark clothing.

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Moonstone Drive in reference to a pursuit and a barricaded subject.  While on scene, patrol officers located a second suspect involved in the pursuit.  Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, identified this suspect as the individual that robbed the Mickey’s Convenience Store the night before. On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging 22 year-old Joshua Aaron Bishop of Killeen with Aggravated Robbery with a Firearm.  Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown arraigned Bishop and set his bond at $100,000. 

BISHOP

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Suspect from Standoff Identified and Charged

UPDATE – On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging 27 year-old Jessie Frank-Edgar Nichols of Killeen with Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle.  Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown arraigned Nichols on February 15, 2018 and set his bond at $75,000. 

NICHOLS.jpg

Killeen Police Tactical Response Unit ends standoff peacefully on Moonstone Drive.

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at approximately 3:25 p.m., officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Crested Eagle Drive and Stan Schlueter Loop; the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The driver led officers towards Old FM 440 and Anna Lee Drive when a patrol cruiser’s brakes locked up causing the patrol vehicle to strike a pole. The suspect driver continued to flee as other patrol units joined in the pursuit. The suspect came to a stop in the 2100 block of Moonstone Drive and fled on foot towards a residence.   The Tactical Response Unit was deployed to the scene at 5:16 p.m.  The team attempted to make contact with the subject, requesting his surrender, however they received no response.  At 10:20 p.m., TRU officers made entry into the residence and located a male suspect.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail.  There were no injuries reported.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division continue to investigate this incident.  The name of the 27 year-old male has been withheld pending formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Chief to be Sworn In

On Monday, February 5, 2018, Police Chief Charles Kimble passed his Texas Commission on Law Enforcement test, and is now a certified Texas police officer.  Over the past several months, Chief Kimble completed all the requirements mandated by TCOLE to reach the final step of appointment.

Chief Kimble will be sworn in on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Killeen Police Department Headquarters.  He will be joined by family, friends and department personnel during his swearing in celebration.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Ends Standoff Peacefully

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at approximately 3:25 p.m., officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Crested Eagle Drive and Stan Schlueter Loop; the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The driver led officers towards Old FM 440 and Anna Lee Drive when a patrol cruiser’s brakes locked up causing the patrol vehicle to strike a pole. The suspect driver continued to flee as other patrol units joined in the pursuit. The suspect came to a stop in the 2100 block of Moonstone Drive and fled on foot towards a residence.   The Tactical Response Unit was deployed to the scene at 5:16 p.m.  The team attempted to make contact with the subject, requesting his surrender, however they received no response.  At 10:20 p.m., TRU officers made entry into the residence and located a male suspect.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail.  There were no injuries reported.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division continue to investigate this incident.  The name of the 27 year-old male has been withheld pending formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Deceased Male from Maggie Drive Shooting

UPDATE – The deceased male has been identified as 52 year-old Robert Marshall Blunt.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.  

Killeen Police investigate an afternoon shooting on Maggie Drive.

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at approximately 12:56 p.m., officers’ were dispatched to the 4400 block of Maggie Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told two males, the homeowner and an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal alteration that became physical.  During the altercation, one of the males was shot. The gunshot victim was transported to Metroplex Hospital.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:10 p.m.

The victim’s name has been withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Robbery Suspect Identified and Charged

UPDATE 

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging 21 year-old Roosevelt Jones IV of Killeen with Aggravated Robbery at the Sweet Eats Bakery.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Roosevelt Jones IV on February 9, 2018 and set his bond at $150,000. 

 On Friday, February 09, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed a second case for an Aggravated Robbery at the Home Barber Shop, and returned a complaint charging 21 year-old Roosevelt Jones IV with Aggravated Robbery.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued an arrest warrant for Roosevelt Jones IV.  Jones has been transported to the Bell County Jail.

ROOSEVELT.jpg

Killeen Police investigate an early morning Robbery.

On February 7, 2018, at approximately 7:45 a.m., officers responded to 1010 W. Jasper Drive, after receiving a 911 call letting them know the Sweet Eats Bakery had just been robbed.  Officers were told that a male entered the store and displayed a weapon, demanding money from the store employee.  The suspect then fled south with an undisclosed amount of money.  During the robbery, the suspect assaulted the victim, who was subsequently transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall and was last seen wearing a dark shirt and camo pants.

During the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Violent Crimes Unit, received information about a possible suspect involved in this robbery.  At approximately 10:20 a.m., the suspect was located and taken into custody.  The suspect remains in the custody of the Killeen Police Department pending charges.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center visits the Killeen Police Department

As part of the Killeen Police Department’s collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center, the Police Department will be setting up interviews between OJP’s subject matter experts and local stakeholders. Through this series of interviews with key stakeholders and a review of local data, the Diagnostic Center will be able to synthesize information and gain a better understanding of the primary issues of concern to our community.

Stakeholder interviews are taking place in Killeen this week and include a diverse group of citizens from within the community who have experience with local government and community support mechanisms, as well as representatives from Ft. Hood, local clergy, social and civic groups, and individuals who have experience with the local school system and regional law enforcement.

The primary goal of these interviews is to thoroughly assess serious crime and associated response tactics and to develop an understanding of the community’s perceptions of crime and its perspectives on community engagement. By examining local perspectives, the Diagnostic Center will be able to understand not only the criminogenic factors contributing to Killeen’s crime trends but the socioeconomic factors as well, and thereby focusing their recommendations more specifically to Killeen.

The U.S. DOJ, OJP Diagnostic Center is a resource designed to provide customized training and technical assistance (TTA) by working with law enforcement and communities to reduce violent and other serious crimes. The OJP Diagnostic Center helps communities invest in what works best by bridging the gap between data and justice policy at the state, local and tribal levels. OJP Diagnostic Center TTA builds community capacity for data-driven decision-making, ensuring that limited local resources are invested wisely and federal assets are leveraged where they are needed most. By maximizing the impact of available resources, the OJP Diagnostic Center helps communities reap better public safety outcomes and provides their assistance at no cost.

 For more information about OJP, visit  www.ojpdiagnosticcenter.org

 

Killeen Police investigate an afternoon Shooting

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at approximately 12:56 p.m., officers’ were dispatched to the 4400 block of Maggie Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told two males, the homeowner and an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal alteration that became physical.  During the altercation, one of the males was shot. The gunshot victim was transported to Metroplex Hospital.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:10 p.m.

The victim’s name has been withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD investigates an early morning Robbery

On February 7, 2018, at approximately 7:45 a.m., officers responded to 1010 W. Jasper Drive, after receiving a 911 call letting them know the Sweet Eats Bakery had just been robbed.  Officers were told that a male entered the store and displayed a weapon, demanding money from the store employee.  The suspect then fled south with an undisclosed amount of money.  During the robbery, the suspect assaulted the victim, who was subsequently transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple in stable condition

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall and was last seen wearing a dark shirt and camo pants.

During the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Violent Crimes Unit, received information about a possible suspect involved in this robbery.  At approximately 10:20 a.m., the suspect was located and taken into custody.  The suspect remains in the custody of the Killeen Police Department pending charges.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identify Pedestrian from Fatal Crash

The pedestrian has been identified as 58 year old Adell Zachary Jr. of Killeen. 

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this fatal crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, 8:19 p.m., officers were dispatched for a welfare concern for a male walking in the roadway on the service road near the Willow Springs Exit.  At approximately 8:21 p.m., officers were advised of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 1500 block of West Central Texas Expressway.  Officers arrived to find an injured male and a blue Nissan Sentra.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking westbound in the inside lane, when the male was struck by a 2015 blue Nissan Sentra that was traveling westbound in the inside lane on the service road.

The pedestrian was transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced male pedestrian deceased at 10:15 p.m.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department