Archive | December 2015

KPD Investigates Early Morning Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Killeen Police investigate early morning fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy 190.

Killeen Police responded to the area of Hwy 190 and W. S. Young Dr, at 12:35am, on Friday, December 4, 2015, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a motorcycle crash.  The officers arrived to find a motorcycle on W.S. Young Drive just under the highway overpass and a male lying in the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling east on highway 190 approaching W.S. Young Dr. in the outside lane.  For unknown reasons at this time, the motorcycle left the roadway into the median between the eastbound and westbound overpasses and continues off the embankment, coming to rest onto W.S. Young Dr.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the 44 year old male deceased at 1:08am.  An autopsy has not been ordered at this time.

The identity of the victim in this crash has been withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

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

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Fatal Crash on Stan Schlueter

Killeen Police investigate an afternoon fatal crash involving a motorcycle on Stan Schlueter.

The Killeen Police Department received 911 calls at 2:50pm, indicating a major crash involving a motorcycle in the area of Stan Schlueter and Robinett had just occurred.  Officers responded to the area to find a male lying on the roadway and a red Honda motorcycle lying nearby.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the male motorcycle rider was driving erratically as he was traveling eastbound on Stan Schlueter, a Peterbilt 18 wheeler truck and trailer were also traveling eastbound on Stan Schlueter.  Witnesses advised the 18 wheeler was traveling in the outside lane in the 3900 block of Stan Schlueter and began to turn south into a private drive, the motorcycle crossed two lanes of traffic in the 3900 block of Stan Schlueter and attempted to pass the 18 wheeler, as it was turning into the private drive, causing the motorcycle to collide with the trailer portion of the 18 wheeler.  The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at 3:25pm, by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke; an autopsy has not been ordered at this time.

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

This crash continues to be investigated by the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit and information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Needs Help Identifying a Suspect in a Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information Case

Killeen Police need the community’s help identifying a suspect in a Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information case.

Officers filed a report of Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information on Monday, May 4, 2015. The victim of the Identity Theft found out a suspect used the victim’s name and personal information as the recipient of funds on two forged checks, which were previously reported stolen by their owners.  The suspect took the checks to the Ace Cash Express, cashed them and left with an undisclosed amount of money. Detectives obtained this photograph of the suspect.

Suspect

Detectives are asking anyone who may have any information about this suspect 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.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

Killeen, Texas, December 6-9, 2015―A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive December 6, 2015, to examine all aspects of the Killeen Police Department’s administration, personnel, operations, and support services, Chief Dennis Baldwin announced today.

Verification by the team that Killeen Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation, a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.  The Killeen Police Department is currently certified with an Advanced CALEA accreditation; the department went through its initial assessment in December 2009.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, December 7, 2015, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.   The session will be conducted in the City Hall Council Chambers, at 101 N. College St. , Killeen, Texas.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session, but would still like to provide comments directly to the assessment team, he or she may do so by telephone.  The public may call (254) 616-3110, an unrecorded dedicated line, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.  A copy of the standards is available at the Killeen Police Department.  Local contact is Assistant Chief Margaret Young who can be reached at (254) 501-8820.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Killeen Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia  20155.

The CALEA program manager for the Killeen Police Department is Mr. Randy Scott.  The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.

The assessors are Deputy Chief David Newlan, of the Cape Coral Police Department, Florida, and Sergeant Michael Halloran of the Loveland Police Department, Colorado.

Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be reaccredited.

Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must prove continued compliance via remote inspections annually with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia  20155; or call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department