Archive | January 2014

Killeen Police Seek Missing Person

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.

Ida Denise Ray

Ida Denise Ray

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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Fort Hood Street

Killeen Police are investigating a crash that occurred on S. Fort Hood Street in the evening hours of Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Officers received a 911 call at 7:12 pm in reference to a vehicle hitting a pedestrian in the 1100 block of S. Fort Hood Street.  Witnesses told officers that they saw a black male, wearing dark clothing standing in the center turn lane when a maroon Honda Accord, driven by a 64 year old female, was traveling north in the inside lane of the 1100 block of S. Fort Hood Street and attempted to turn left into the center turn lane when she hit the male.  Michael Miguel Thomas, 45 of Killeen, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 7:43pm; no autopsy has been ordered at this time.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Fire Marshall’s Office Arrest Two For Arson

On December 17, 2013, at approximately 12:30am, the Killeen Fire Department was dispatched to the Starlite Station located at 3310 S Ft Hood St in reference to a fire alarm.

The preliminary investigation revealed that several fires were intentionally set within the structure causing moderate and minor fire damage to the manager’s office and other locations within the facility to include water damage.

The Killeen Fire Marshal’s Office and the Killeen Police Department Burglary Detectives later determined that a previous burglary had occurred on December 3, 2013, where the suspects’ objective was to obtain cash from the clubs safe and intentionally set fire in order to destroy evidence and security footage.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 34 year old William R. Twist of Killeen and 20 year old Jacob H. Lugmayer of Fort Hood with Arson; their bond was set at $50,000.00 each. Mr. Twist is currently at the Bell County Jail and Mr. Lugmayer will be transferred there later today.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department