KPD Conducts Death Investigation on Minthorn Dr.

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Minthorn Dr. at 6:11 PM this evening, in reference a male who was trapped under a boat and trailer.  Upon their arrival, officers located the 53 years old Killeen man unresponsive in the driveway. CPR was performed by emergency responders, however they were unable to revive him and he succumbed to his injuries. Justice of Peace Claudia Brown pronounced the man deceased at 7:11 PM and no autopsy was ordered.

The name of the male will be withheld at this time.  This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Aggravated Robbery

Killeen Police investigate Aggravated Robbery at Star Mart.

Officers responded to the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 104 W. Elms at 7:43pm, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, after receiving a 911 call advising the store had just been robbed.  Upon the officers’ arrival they were told an armed black male, approximately 5’10” tall, 160 lbs, wearing a black beanie with yellow trim, with curly pink/purple hair, possibly a wig, wearing a Dallas Cowboys hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, entered the store and demanded money.  The suspect fled westbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.  The officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

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Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division Violent Crimes Section are asking anyone who has information about this robbery, to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Asking for Community’s Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

Killeen Police are asking for the community’s assistance identifying a person of interest in several Aggravated Robberies.

On Monday, January 9, 2017, at about 4:15am, Officers responded to an aggravated robbery at the Valero Convenience Store located at 1000 W. Stan Schlueter Loop.  Upon arrival, Officers met with the store clerk who reported that a black male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money.

At approximately 7:03am, the same morning, Officers were dispatched to the Star Mart
Convenience Store located at 1310 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred.  Upon the Officers arrival, they met with the store clerk who reported that a black male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect fled on foot eastbound with an undisclosed amount of money.

Killeen Police believe the two robberies are related.  The male is described as a light skinned black male, wearing a red hooded top, a black overcoat, black leather gloves, heather gray sweat pants, and all white shoes.

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Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division Violent Crimes Section are asking anyone who has information about these robberies or who can identify this suspect, to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Asking for Assistance in a Burglary

The Killeen Police Department is asking for the community’s help by locating a possible witness.

Detectives with the Special Investigations Division Burglary Unit are interested in speaking to the individual in these photos.  They believe he may have information that would be pertinent to a burglary investigation that occurred on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in the 2100 block of Continental Drive.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this burglary or knows the whereabouts of the male in these photos, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect (s) involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigating a Possible Kidnapping

Killeen Police investigating a possible kidnapping of male toddler.

Officers were notified of a missing 3 year old male toddler who was taken by a female and a male at 11:59pm, on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that a black female, Lanae Hoskins and a black male, James Harris, were at the residence, 4807 Golden Gate Drive, when they stole an undisclosed amount of money and a vehicle at gun point, fleeing from the residence with the child, Jamal Powell.

Hoskins and Harris drove off with Jamal, in a 2015 gray Dodge Charger displaying Indiana license plates.  The vehicle is described to have dark tint windows, stock rims and minimal damage to the right front driver and passenger doors.  The legal guardian for Jamal believes Hoskins and Harris possibly headed to an unknown location in Louisiana.

Jamal Powell is described as a dark skinned black male and was last seen wearing a white onesie with an unknown pattern.

  

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Jamal Powell, Lanae Hoskins or James Harris, they are asked to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Pursuit and Crash on Interstate 14

Killeen Police investigate a crash on Interstate 14 involving a stolen vehicle.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Blvd. and 28th Street, at approximately 11:02am on Thursday, February 09, 2017, on a white Cadillac Sedan, occupied by 2 males and 1 female, which had been reported stolen.  The male driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.  The driver led officers through Killeen and into Harker Heights at a high rate of speed.  When the driver reached the Nola Ruth Exit in Harker Heights, he drove off the exit, losing control of the vehicle, causing it to roller over several times, coming to a rest on the interstate.

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The female passenger was airlifted to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in stable condition and the 2 male occupants were transported to Metroplex Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The names will not be released of those involved in this incident.

Officers with the Harker Heights Traffic Unit are investigating the crash and detectives with the Killeen Police Department Auto Theft Unit are investigating the stolen vehicle.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Interested in Speaking to Female about a Shooting Incident – UPDATE

Sandi Necole Middleton has been located and detectives no longer need to speak with her.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in locating Middleton.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Killeen Police detectives are interested in speaking with a person about a shooting incident.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigations Homicide Unit are interested in speaking with a Sandi Necole Middleton in reference to a shooting that occurred at 702 Oak Hill Drive on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  They believe this individual has pertinent information pertaining to the circumstances and or suspects involved in this incident.

The individual with the gunshot wound is in stable condition.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this shooting or knows the whereabouts of Middleton, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case and will release further information as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Interested in Speaking to Female about a Shooting Incident

Killeen Police detectives are interested in speaking with a person about a shooting incident.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigations Homicide Unit are interested in speaking with a Sandi Necole Middleton in reference to a shooting that occurred at 702 Oak Hill Drive on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  They believe this individual has pertinent information pertaining to the circumstances and or suspects involved in this incident.

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The individual with the gunshot wound is in stable condition.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this shooting or knows the whereabouts of Middleton, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case and will release further information as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Man Involved in Homicide

Press Release

For Immediate Release

February 2, 2017 – UPDATE

 

Through the investigation, detectives determined Antonio Marquis Willis was at the Water residence during the Homicide of Donte Samuels on December 21, 2016.  This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Willis with Murder; Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for his arrest.  On February 2, 2017, Willis turned himself in and is currently in the Killeen City Jail awaiting arraignment.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted with the arrest of Antonio Marquis Willis.

 

The Killeen Police Department is asking the community for assistance to identify a man who is believed to have involvement in a Homicide.

Detectives have received a photo of a black male who is believed to have some involvement in the Homicide of Donte Samuels, on Thursday, December 22, 2016.  Samuels was found deceased in the yard of a residence in the 300 block of S. 56th Street.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the male in the photo to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Citizens Police Academy Taking Applications

The Killeen Police Department will be hosting its 42nd Citizen’s Police Academy with classes beginning on March 6th, 2017 and continuing through May 22nd, 2017.  Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00pm until 10:00pm and one additional class on Saturday, April 29th.  There will be a total of twelve weeks of instruction, including presentations of the functions and operations of the departments various investigative and administrative divisions.  It is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts in the City of Killeen.

Applications will be available at the Killeen Police Department beginning Monday, January 24, 2017; the deadline for applications will be Friday, February 24th, 2017, at 5:00pm.   Applicants must agree to submit to a background check which includes a criminal history inquiry. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls. For more information on the Citizen’s Police Academy, contact Tammy Moseley at the Killeen Police Department by telephone at 254-501-8805 or email tmoseley@killeentexas.gov.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department