Archive | January 2014

Killeen Police Seek Aggravated Assault Suspect

Killeen Police are investigating an aggravated assault in the 100 block of W Veteran Memorial Blvd.

Assault Suspect

Assault Suspect

Officers responded to the 100 block of W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., just before 4:00 a.m. on December 15, 2013, in reference to a fight involving weapons. Witnesses told officers that a black male known as “V” or Vic had caused a disturbance inside the club and had been escorted out at that point he made threats of shooting someone. A short time later the manager came out of the club and “V” was standing in the roadway in the 100 block of W Veteran Memorial Blvd., when he saw the manager he pulled out a gun and shot at him; the manager took cover and returned fire. “V” then fled the area on foot northbound on 2nd Street. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

“V” is described as being between 5’08” and 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey and white Yankees ball cap, a white tank top and light colored blue jeans. He is also known to drive a blue Mercedes and a yellow Dodge Charger.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case or the suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS(8477)  or go online at  www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply.  All information is confidential and you can remain anonymous.  If your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Seek Burglary Suspect

The Killeen Police Department is asking for the community’s help identifying a suspect using a credit card that was stolen during a burglary of a vehicle.

Burglary Suspect

Burglary Suspect

Officers were called to the 1900 block of Moonlight St., at 7:04 a.m. on November 21, 2013, in reference to a burglary of a vehicle. The victim realized that she left her purse inside her vehicle and when she went outside to get it, she noticed it was no longer there.  She told officers that she called to cancel her credit card and was informed it had been used earlier that morning at two different locations near her residence. Officers obtained this photo from one of the store video surveillance cameras showing a black male wearing a dark jacket, dark colored beanie cap, a white tee shirt with hands on the front and jeans using the credit card.

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

 

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Death on Anderson Avenue

Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 32 year old man in the 100 block of W. Anderson.

Officers responded to the 101 W. Anderson #4, today, at 6:04pm, after being told there was a man who was unconscious and not breathing inside his apartment. Upon the officers arrival they were told by a coworker that they were checking on the man since they had not heard from him and he hadn’t shown up for work the day before. When they went inside the apartment they located the resident with apparent trauma to his head.   Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the 32 year old victim deceased at 7:14pm; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

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

Detectives are awaiting autopsy results to determine the victim’s cause of death.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this death to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with your tip to 274637. Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply. All information is confidential and you can remain anonymous, if your tip results in the arrest of the suspect responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery on Zephyr Road

Killeen Police are investigating a convenience store robbery on Zephyr.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 10:37pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, when they were told that the Speedy Pac #2 convenience store had just been robbed.  The store employee told officers that an armed black male entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect then fired a shot in the direction of the clerk and fled the area.  No one was injured during this Robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male who stood 5’8” to 5’10” tall.  He weighed approximately 150 to 160 pounds and had a thin build.  The witness advised he was wearing a dark blue or black letterman style jacket with dark blue sleeves; the jacket had a large “S” on the front.  He was wearing black pants and a tan colored mask showing only his eyes.

Detectives 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 or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip; message and data rates may apply.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect involved in this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigating Storage Unit Burglaries

The Killeen Police Department is investigating burglaries of storage facilities in the Killeen area and the detectives are asking for the community’s help.

The Killeen Burglary Detectives have noticed there is an increase in burglaries involving storage facilities recently and today were notified of more burglaries at the Bell Mini Storage.  Officers responded to the Bell Mini Storage located at 5904 E. Veteran’s Memorial Blvd. today at 9:00am after the manager arrived to find numerous storage building burglarized and the back fence to the storage facility had been cut.  The locks had been cut off the doors and numerous items stolen.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information concerning any of the storage facility burglaries is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS(8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply.  All information is confidential and you can remain anonymous.  If your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Man After Vehicle Pursuit

Killeen Police and surrounding agencies involved in afternoon pursuit for a wanted man.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department attempted to stop a red 1995 Ford Thunderbird that was driven by a wanted 53 year old Killeen man.  The officers stopped the vehicle on the eastbound Hwy 190 overpass at Stan Schlueter at 12:49pm, as the officer approached the vehicle the driver sped off eastbound into Harker Heights and a pursuit ensued.  The suspect fled from the officers at a high rate of speed throughout Harker Heights, Nolanville, Bell County, Belton and Temple.  Officers with each department assisted the Killeen Police Department at different times during the pursuit.  A Department of Public Safety Trooper was in the area of Simmons Rd. when he entered the pursuit at 1:10pm.  He remained with the Killeen Police Department as the suspect continued to evade officers.  The trooper became the lead officer in the pursuit as it continued through Belton and into Temple.  This pursuit continued northbound on FM 317 then westbound onto Hwy 36 entering Coryell County; the suspect was traveling at approximately 100 mph.  The driver had been handled by officers in the past and he was known to be armed and have narcotics with him.  He began making furtive movements and officers had reason to believe he had a gun inside the vehicle; the trooper shot out a rear tire on the vehicle as they were traveling on Hwy 36 however the suspect failed stop.  The suspect again made suspicious movements when he turned southbound onto Hwy 184 and then onto East Range Rd.   Two more shots were fired by the DPS trooper hitting the other rear tire and the trunk of the vehicle; the suspect came to a stop a short distance later. The trooper took care to make sure the area was clear and no one was in harm’s way when the shots were fired. The suspect was taken into custody at 1:42pm and later transported to Metroplex Hospital by ambulance with non life threatening injuries.

Officers recovered three guns and narcotics inside the vehicle.  The suspect had outstanding warrants out of Bell County for narcotic related offenses and a warrant out of Travis County.  His name will not be released at this time until formal charges are returned regarding this incident.

Officers involved in this incident with the Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville, Belton and Temple Police Departments, Department of Public Safety, Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coryell County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Hood Provost Marshalls Office, and the U.S. Marshall’s Office, worked together safely to have this pursuit come to a safe conclusion.

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

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Seek Burglary Suspect

Killeen Police need your help identifying a female who used a debit card that was stolen from a vehicle shortly before it was used.

 

Burglary Suspect

Burglary Suspect

Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of E. Stan Schlueter Loop on Saturday, November 16, 2013, in reference to a burglary of a vehicle.  Officers were told by the victim that while she was at a birthday party she was contacted by her bank in reference to a possible fraudulent use on her debit card.  When she walked outside into the parking lot at approximately 5:30pm, she noticed the passenger side window on her gray 2012 Mazda 3 was broken out and her purse was missing.  The victim called the bank back to cancel her debit card when she was told by her bank that her debit card had been used at a Mickey’s and a Walgreens shortly before.

Burglary Suspect

Burglary Suspect

Detectives are asking anyone can identify this burglary suspect or has information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477), go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with their tip to 274637.  Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip results in the arrest of the suspect involved in this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – Update

The Killeen Police Department investigates an early morning shooting on Zephyr Road.

Officers received a 911 call on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:57 am, in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation in progress at 2316 Zephyr Road.  While officers’ were enroute, they were notified that shots were fired at the residence.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a white male in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound.  The male was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition; he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:30 am by medical authorities.  The gunshot victim was identified as 32 year old Terry Lee Moon Jr. of Killeen; Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The preliminary investigation revealed the resident was asleep when his dog started barking and he saw someone coming through his bedroom window.  The resident fired his weapon striking the male; he immediately called 911 for officers’ assistance.

 

Update:

After further investigation it was determined that the victim, Terry Lee Moon Jr., lived at the residence.  The investigation revealed that Terry had left the residence earlier in the evening and told his brother that he was not coming home that night.  Knowing this, his brother locked the renter’s deadbolt on the door; there is no key to unlock this deadbolt.

Terry Moon came home unexpectedly and was unable to get into the house through the front door.  He went around to his brother’s window and began opening the window.  At this point his brother believed an intruder was breaking into his home and fired a shot hitting him.

The resident was taken into custody for investigative purposes but later released.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

The Killeen Police Department investigates an early morning shooting on Zephyr Road.

Officers received a 911 call on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:57 am, in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation in progress at 2316 Zephyr Road.  While officers’ were enroute, they were notified that shots were fired at the residence.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a white male in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound.  The male was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition; he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:30 am by medical authorities.  The gunshot victim was identified as 32 year old Terry Lee Moon Jr. of Killeen; Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The preliminary investigation revealed the resident was asleep when his dog started barking and he saw someone coming through his bedroom window.  The resident fired his weapon striking the male; he immediately called 911 for officers’ assistance.

The 29 year old resident was taken into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.  This case was reviewed by the Bell County District’s Attorney’s Office and a complaint was not returned at this time pending further investigation and the resident was released from custody.

Detectives continue this death investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Seek Missing Person – Update

The Killeen Police Department is investigating the report of a missing female and is asking the community if anyone has seen or heard from her.

On January 3, 2014, family members of Ida Denise Ray reported to officers that Ida was last seen picking up her dog at the Animal Control Shelter in Killeen and hasn’t been seen since. She was driving her 2006 Blue Jeep Commander bearing Texas license plate JWH 543.

Ida is a 43 year old black female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is approximately 5’3” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  The family advises she is on medication and has not taken it recently and they are concerned for her safety.

Detectives are asking anyone who sees Ida Denise Ray or knows her whereabouts to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-200-7905 or in the event she is somewhere other than Killeen to contact the local law enforcement agency.

 

UPDATE

Ida Denise Ray was located by deputies with the Eastland County Sheriff’s Office.  She has been transported to a local hospital for precautionary treatment.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department