KPD Needs Help Identifying a Male Suspect

Killeen Police are asking for the community’s assistance identifying a male suspect.

Officers received information about a debit/credit card abuse on Monday, May 1, 2017.  The victim told officers that an unknown person had used her debit card without her permission.  A purchase was made at the Wal-Mart, located at 1400 Lowes Blvd. in Killeen.

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Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, General Crimes Unit, obtained a photograph of the suspect and is asking anyone who can identify this male, or may have information about this suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go online anonymously 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.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Fatal Crash on 16th Street

Killeen Police investigate a late night fatality on 16th Street.

Killeen Police responded to the 400 block of North 16th Street, at 1:12 a.m., on Sunday, May 21, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a crash.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a silver Toyota Corolla had crashed into a tree.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 2010 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on 16th Street at a high rate of speed.  As the driver ran the stop sign at the intersection at 16th Street and Hall Avenue, the vehicle hit a dip, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and striking a large tree on its right side.  The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 22 year-old Carlos Meza-Suarez of Killeen, deceased at 2:04 a.m.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Makes Arrests in Prostitution Operation

Killeen Police conduct a prostitution operation and arrest subjects involved.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Organized Crime Unit conducted an undercover online prostitution operation on Friday, May 19, 2017, after receiving numerous citizen complaints about human trafficking and the promotion of prostitution on Internet sites.

Undercover officers posted ads on different websites and ten individuals contacted the officers making agreements to exchange money for sex.  During the operation, detectives arrested seven individuals for prostitution related offenses and three for possession of a controlled substance.

The Killeen Police Department will continue to conduct follow up investigations and refer cases to the Bell County District and County Attorney’s offices

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Fatal Crash on Interstate Highway 14

Killeen Police investigate a fatal crash on Highway 190/Interstate Highway 14.

Killeen Police responded to IH-14, at 5:57 a.m., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying on the side of the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking northbound across IH-14 and a maroon Dodge Pickup was traveling eastbound in the center lane.  The male driver told officers that he saw a dark silhouette in the roadway and was unable to take evasive action, colliding into the pedestrian.  The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and reported no injuries.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 56 year-old Wayne Clarke of Killeen, deceased at 6:37 a.m. and he ordered  an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Asking If Anyone Can Identify Suspect in a Burglary

The Killeen Police Department is asking if anyone can identify a burglary suspect.

Killeen Police were dispatched to the Stone Hill Apartments located at 501 W. Central Texas Expressway in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, after receiving a 911 call telling them an apartment had just been burglarized. Officers were told that the male suspect shown in the photo ransacked the apartment and stole several items.

The suspect is described as a black male, with tattoos on both forearms and last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark colored jeans.

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Detectives are asking if you can identify this suspect to contact 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 and give an anonymous tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of this suspect, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

 

 

KPD Investigates an Overnight Pursuit

The Killeen Police Department is investigating an overnight pursuit.

Killeen Police Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Lexus Sedan for a traffic violation at the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Blvd. and 42nd Street, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at approximately 1:38 a.m. The suspect driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The suspect driver continued to flee from officers through the nearby neighborhood at high rate of speed.  The suspect driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a residence located in the 2900 block of Persimmon Drive.  The male suspect got out of the vehicle and fled on foot in an unknown direction.  Through the investigation, officers were notified that the Lexus was reported stolen out of Austin Police Department.

There were two residents inside the home at the time of the crash and one was injured. The resident has been treated and released from the hospital.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact 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 and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible in this pursuit, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrests Suspect for Aggravated Robbery

Killeen Police arrest suspect responsible for cell phone robbery.

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, a male agreed to meet and sell a cell phone to a woman. The woman and her two children, met with the male in the 1800 block of Lowes Blvd. During the exchange, the male pointed a handgun at the woman and demanded her property. The woman complied and the male suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, in a combined investigation with the Patrol Division and Burglary unit and newly established Community Oriented Policing Services Unit, determined the identity of the suspect.

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This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and a complaint was returned charging 18 year-old Javon McKindrick Cromwell with Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for his arrest. On May 11, 2017, officers located Javon Cromwell in the 4300 block of Waterproof Drive and placed him under arrest.   Cromwell was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown and set his bond at $50,000.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Shooting at the Amco

Killeen Police investigate shooting at the Amco Motel.

Officers responded to the Amco Motel, located at 404 S. Fort Hood Street, on May 16, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., after a 911 call was received about shots fired at this location. As the officers were responding they were told that a 911 call was received about a shooting victim at the Seven Eleven Convenience Store, located at 620 S. Fort Hood Street. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 43 year-old black male suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was immediately transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in stable condition.

There has been no suspect identified and there is no suspect description at this time.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS or Android, to give anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect responsible for this shooting you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

 

 

 

 

KPD Arrests KISD Teacher for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

Killeen Police received information on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, that a teacher at the Iduma Elementary School allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct with a student.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit, discovered that a juvenile victim disclosed that their teacher, Mr. Thomas Cannon, had inappropriate physical contact with the student.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Thomas Lloyd Cannon with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for his arrest.  Detectives served the warrant and arrested Cannon at 6:49 p.m.  He was transported to the Killeen City Jail where he is awaiting arraignment.

We would like to thank the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, the Bell County Sheriff’s Office, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas, Killeen Independent School District, KISD Police Department and the families involved for assisting with this investigation.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Female Suspect

The female suspect in these photos has been identified by detectives.

Thank you to everyone who assisted the department with their information.

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

Killeen Police are asking for the community’s assistance identifying a female suspect.

Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Redondo Drive in reference to a burglary of a vehicle.  The victim reported to officers that her vehicle was burglarized and a wallet, containing numerous credit/debit cards, and a checkbook were stolen.  Several of stolen checks have been cashed at the Stripes Convenience Store, located at 8089 W Trimmier Rd. in Killeen.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, General Crimes Unit, obtained a photograph of the suspect and is asking anyone who can identify this female, or may have information about this suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go online anonymously 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.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department