Archive | August 2016

KPD Looking for Suspect in Stabbing Death

UPDATE – August 18, 2016 – Warrant Issued for Suspect in Stabbing

Gus Lozano Jr.

Through the investigation detectives were able to determine the identity of the suspect in this case.  On Friday, August 5, 2016, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and issued a complaint charging 36 year old Gus Lozano Jr., with Aggravated Assault and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Later the same day, the victim, 40 year old Emjomo Moore, succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott & White Hospital and pronounced deceased by medical officials.  The original charge of Aggravated Assault may be upgraded by the District Attorney’s Office at a later date.    Gus Lozano Jr. is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS; do not attempt to apprehend this suspect.

Officers responded to the area of 38th and Lake Rd. on Wednesday, August 03, 2016, at 2:34pm, after receiving 911 calls in reference to a man who had been stabbed.    Officers arrived at the Sun Mart located at 1515 N. 38th St., they were told a black male was stabbed by a Hispanic male.  The located the victim walking north on 38th St.   The preliminary investigation revealed that the two men were involved in a verbal altercation when the Hispanic male stabbed the black male.  The Hispanic male then left in a maroon Ford Explorer.  The victim was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Lozano to call Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and 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

KPD Asking Community to Identify Debit Card Abuse Suspect

Killeen Police asking for assistance identifying a suspect in a Debit Card Abuse.

Debit Card Abuse Suspect

Officers were notified by a woman on June 17, 2016, when she filed a report in reference to unauthorized charges on her debit card.  The caller advised that she still had her debit card in her possession and somehow this suspect was still making charges.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the suspect in the photo to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously to www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

 

 

 

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Share Crime Briefing Report

There have been requests to see the presentation that Chief Baldwin provided to the Killeen City Council on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  Please click on the link below to view this presentation.

KPD Crime Brief August 16 2016

Killeen Police Identify Victim from Fiery Crash

The victim who was involved in the crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, has been identified as 49 year old Anthony Dean DeJesus of Killeen.

The Killeen Police and Fire Departments responded to a fiery crash at 4415 W. VMB at 4:20am, and learned that a 2010 white Ford Explorer had crashed into a fuel tanker while refueling the Mickey’s Convenience Store pumps.  The crash caused the tanker and the Explorer to catch fire.  Witnesses attempted to remove the driver but were unable to do so before the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames.  The Mickey’s Convenience Store and a Killeen Fire Truck were totally destroyed by the fire, one personally owned vehicle in the Mickey’s parking lot and four vehicles at the transmission shop to the west of the store were totally destroyed by the fire.  Two other personally owned vehicles that were in the Mickey’s parking lot also sustained some fire damage.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit and the Killeen Fire Department continue to investigate this incident and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Fire Departments investigate an early morning crash – UPDATE

UPDATE  – 8/12/2016 3:38PM

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the driver of the SUV deceased at 9:36 am and has ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Update – 8/12/2016 1:48 PM

Residents who reside at the Twin Creek Apts and 56th Street West may return to their homes.

Residents of 58th Street are still not clear.

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KPD and KFD responded to a major crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 4:20 am at the Mickeys Convenience Store located at 4415 E VMB.   Upon the officers arrival they found a fuel tanker and a SUV on fire. Firefighters immediately attempted to contain the fire and officers began an evacuation process within immediate area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the fuel tanker was refueling the gas pumps, when an SUV hit the tanker, causing a fire and explosion. The fire caused major damage to the convenience store, a Killeen fire truck and six additional vehicles. One casualty has been confirmed and no other injuries were reported. The name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Fire Departments investigate an early morning crash – UPDATE

Update – 8/12/2016 1:48 PM

Residents who reside at the Twin Creek Apts and 56th Street West may return to their homes.

Residents of 58th Street are still not clear.

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KPD and KFD responded to a major crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 4:20 am at the Mickeys Convenience Store located at 4415 E VMB.   Upon the officers arrival they found a fuel tanker and a SUV on fire. Firefighters immediately attempted to contain the fire and officers began an evacuation process within immediate area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the fuel tanker was refueling the gas pumps, when an SUV hit the tanker, causing a fire and explosion. The fire caused major damage to the convenience store, a Killeen fire truck and six additional vehicles. One casualty has been confirmed and no other injuries were reported. The name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Fire Departments investigate an early morning crash

KPD and KFD responded to a major crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 4:20 am at the Mickeys Convenience Store located at 4415 E VMB.   Upon the officers arrival they found a fuel tanker and a SUV on fire.  Firefighters immediately attempted to contain the fire and officers began an evacuation process within immediate area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the fuel tanker was refueling the gas pumps, when an SUV hit the tanker, causing a fire and explosion. The fire caused major damage to the convenience store, a Killeen fire truck and six additional vehicles. One casualty has been confirmed and no other injuries were reported.  The name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Traffic Unit Conducts Red Light Enforcement Detail

Killeen Police conduct Red Light Traffic Enforcement Detail.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Section conducted a special red light traffic enforcement detail in the area of Stagecoach and SH 195 for approximately 3 hours today.  This enforcement detail was a result of numerous complaints of vehicles that are travelling east on SH201 (Stagecoach) running the red light as they turn south onto SH195.  There have been several major crashes at this intersection because drivers were failing to stop at the red lights; one of those crashes resulted in a death.  The results of this detail are as follows:

Red Light Violations – 67

Fail to Signal Violations – 12

Restraint Violations – 2

Other Non-Hazardous Violations – 6

In total 87 violations were issued which amounts to approximately 29 citations per hour.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Asking for Assistance Identifying a Forgery Suspect.

Killeen Police asking for assistance identifying a Forgery suspect.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, Officers filed a Forgery report when the victim told them that an employee of Ace Cash Express contacted them after a woman attempted to cash a fraudulent check, from their business, at the Ace Cash Express in Killeen. The victim said that the check the woman used was not one of their company checks, the check number was not close to the number on the checks that the company uses, but it contained all the company information to include the bank routing number.  The victim also said that this was not the only fraudulent check that had been passed; however unlike the one at Ace Cash Express that wasn’t cashed, the other one was cashed.

Attached are photographs of a suspect have obtained by detectives during the course of the investigation.

Forgery suspect 1 Forgery suspect 2 Forgery suspect 3 Forgery suspect 5

 

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Forgery suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential.  If your tip leads to the arrest of the suspects involved in this crime you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

 

 

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Shooting on Covey Lane

Killeen Police are investigating a report of a shooting on Covey Lane.

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Covey Lane #D on Tuesday, August 09, 2016, at 2:51am.  The caller was in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon the officers arrival they were told that the male was outside in front of his residence when a blue sedan was driving towards him.  The victim heard a gunshot come from the vehicle and he began running.  The victim heard another gunshot and felt pain in his leg.  He was transported to Baylor Scott & White in stable condition.  The victim was unable to give anything further on the suspect.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department