Archive | April 2014

Killeen Police Investigates Dog Attack

Killeen Police investigate a dog attack on several children and one adult.

Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a dog bite at Cody Poe Rd. and Armadillo Dr. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 4:00pm. Upon the officers’ arrival, witnesses informed them that they saw three pit bull dogs actively attacking a 12 year female, 11 year old male and a 26 year old female who was trying to help the children get away from the dogs. Officers located the three victims, all of them suffering from multiple puncture wounds, and the aggressive dogs behind 2703 Cody Poe Rd. Officers were forced to use deadly force to stop the attack.

The 12 year female victim was transported to the Scott and White Children’s Hospital in stable condition. The 11 year old male victim and the 26 year old victim were both transported to Metroplex Hospital in stable condition. The names of the victims will not be released at this time.

Killeen Animal Control took custody of the injured dog however the other two pit bulls fled after the shots were fired and they are still at large.

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

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Animal Control Reports Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies

Killeen Animal Control Officers responded to the 4500 block of Lonesome Dove on April 6, 2014 in reference to a dog that had been scratched by a skunk. The skunk was captured and per protocol it was processed for testing at the Texas Department of State Health Service, Austin Laboratory.

The Texas Department of State Health Services notified the Killeen Animal Control Unit on April 8, 2014 that the skunk had tested positive for the rabies virus.

Animal Control Officers will be distributing handouts in the area of Lonesome Dove to ensure the residents of that area are aware of this incident, the potential danger that has been identified and have a chance to prepare.

RABIES NOTICE

This notice is to inform the citizens that a rabid skunk was found in the Lonesome Dove area of Killeen in Bell County. All residents should be aware of their surroundings and closely watch for any unusual wild animal activity.   There have been three skunks identified in Bell County between January 2014 and April 3, 2014 and confirmed positive with the rabies virus.

We ask that all citizens to take the following precautions:

  • Make sure your pets rabies vaccinations are up to date
  • Supervise your pets and/or children when they are outdoors even in fenced yards
  • Do not approach or touch any wild animal
  • Report any sick or injured animals or any unusual animal activity to the Killeen Animal Control Unit at:

During normal operating hours – 254-526-4455

After normal operating hours – 254-501-8800

The rabies virus is deadly to humans and animals; be cautious and observant.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Shooting on Golden Gate Drive

Killeen Police investigate an early afternoon shooting on Golden Gate Drive.

Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject in the 4500 block of Golden Gate at 11:38am on Friday, April 04, 2014. Upon the officers’ arrival to 4509 Golden Gate, they were attempting to talk to the male at the residence but he was being uncooperative. As the officers continued to attempt to speak with male, he came outside of the residence armed and began charging at one of the officers. The officers commanded him to drop the weapons, but he continued to charge an officer in a threatening manner; the officer was forced to defend himself by using deadly force.

The suspect was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and underwent surgery. He was subsequently airlifted to Scott and White Memorial Hospital and where he underwent another surgery; he is listed in critical condition at this time.

There were no officers injured in this incident and the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, as is protocol, and his name has been withheld at this time.

The name of the suspect has been withheld until this case is reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and formal charges are returned.

The Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate this shooting and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Suspicious Device

Killeen Police investigate suspicious device in northern Killeen.

Officers were called to the 1500 block of N. Gray St. at 9:14am on Thursday, April 03, 2014, after the owner of a red Chevy pickup was told there was a suspicious device located on the hood of his truck. Officers arrived and saw that the device appeared to be some type of explosive. The Fort Hood Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) was contacted and asked to assist the Killeen Police Department by identifying and assessing the suspicious device.

The Fort Hood EOD arrived to the 1500 block of N. Gray St. and assessed the device. At approximately 1:00pm, after all assessments were made, it was determined that there were no explosive hazards found in the device.

There is no reason to believe this incident and the shooting incident on Fort Hood on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 have any relation.

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 Forgery Suspect

Killeen Police needs the community’s assistance by identifying a Forgery suspect.

Officers were notified of a Forgery that had occurred when the victim contacted the Killeen Police Department on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, telling them someone had stolen his checks and forged them.

Forgery Suspect

Forgery Suspect

The victim told officers that he had a female known as “PG” over to his house on Saturday, November 30, 2013. He left the room for a few minutes and when he returned, the female had left. The victim was notified by his bank that several of his checks had been cashed at a local Ace Checks Express. The victim then found that several of his checks had been taken from his residence without his permission and his signature had been forged to cash the checks.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the female in this photo 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 for help with the tip, text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply. 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.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department