Archive | May 2017

KPD Arrests Suspect for Aggravated Robbery

Killeen Police arrest suspect responsible for cell phone robbery.

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, a male agreed to meet and sell a cell phone to a woman. The woman and her two children, met with the male in the 1800 block of Lowes Blvd. During the exchange, the male pointed a handgun at the woman and demanded her property. The woman complied and the male suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, in a combined investigation with the Patrol Division and Burglary unit and newly established Community Oriented Policing Services Unit, determined the identity of the suspect.

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This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and a complaint was returned charging 18 year-old Javon McKindrick Cromwell with Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for his arrest. On May 11, 2017, officers located Javon Cromwell in the 4300 block of Waterproof Drive and placed him under arrest.   Cromwell was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown and set his bond at $50,000.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Shooting at the Amco

Killeen Police investigate shooting at the Amco Motel.

Officers responded to the Amco Motel, located at 404 S. Fort Hood Street, on May 16, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., after a 911 call was received about shots fired at this location. As the officers were responding they were told that a 911 call was received about a shooting victim at the Seven Eleven Convenience Store, located at 620 S. Fort Hood Street. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 43 year-old black male suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was immediately transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in stable condition.

There has been no suspect identified and there is no suspect description at this time.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS or Android, to give anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect responsible for this shooting you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

 

 

 

 

KPD Arrests KISD Teacher for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

Killeen Police received information on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, that a teacher at the Iduma Elementary School allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct with a student.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit, discovered that a juvenile victim disclosed that their teacher, Mr. Thomas Cannon, had inappropriate physical contact with the student.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Thomas Lloyd Cannon with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for his arrest.  Detectives served the warrant and arrested Cannon at 6:49 p.m.  He was transported to the Killeen City Jail where he is awaiting arraignment.

We would like to thank the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, the Bell County Sheriff’s Office, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas, Killeen Independent School District, KISD Police Department and the families involved for assisting with this investigation.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Female Suspect

The female suspect in these photos has been identified by detectives.

Thank you to everyone who assisted the department with their information.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and information will be released as it becomes available.

Killeen Police are asking for the community’s assistance identifying a female suspect.

Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Redondo Drive in reference to a burglary of a vehicle.  The victim reported to officers that her vehicle was burglarized and a wallet, containing numerous credit/debit cards, and a checkbook were stolen.  Several of stolen checks have been cashed at the Stripes Convenience Store, located at 8089 W Trimmier Rd. in Killeen.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, General Crimes Unit, obtained a photograph of the suspect and is asking anyone who can identify this female, or may have information about this suspect 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 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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Two Late Night Robberies

Killeen Police respond to two late night convenience store robberies.

Officers responded to the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 305 E. Stan Schlueter Loop on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at approximately 9:45p.m., after receiving a call that the store had been robbed.  The employee told officers that two suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money; the suspects fled on foot westbound.

The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’3” tall, average build and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana covering his face.

The second suspect is described as a tall slim black male and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana covering his face.

Officers were dispatched to the Super Quick Convenience Store located at 3101 W. Stan Schlueter Loop, after receiving a 911 call that the store had been robbed at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.   Upon the officers’ arrival, employees told them that a black male entered the store armed and demanded money.  The employees complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’4” tall, 190 pounds and was last seen wearing a yellow and black bandana covering his face.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are asking if anyone has any information on these robberies or these suspects to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at 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(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Shooting on Dean Avenue

Killeen Police investigate a shooting on Dean Avenue.

Officers responded to the intersection of Dean Avenue and 8th Street, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, after receiving a 911 call about a shooting just after 5:00 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told the shooting victim had left the area.  The 27 year-old male victim was located in the 100 block of Hoover Avenue, suffering from gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Hospital.

After speaking with witnesses, the officers were told that a gold vehicle approached the victim’s vehicle, when gunshots were exchanged. Both vehicles fled the scene. Minimal suspect information was provided.

The shooting victim is currently listed in critical condition.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who has information about this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Female Person of Interest has been Located

UPDATE

Sunshine Knopp has been located and detectives no longer need to speak with her.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in locating Knopp.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and information will be released as it becomes available.

Killeen Police detectives are interested in speaking with a person about a shooting incident.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigations Homicide Unit are interested in speaking with a Sunshine Knopp in reference to a shooting that occurred at 702 Oak Hill Drive on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  They believe this individual has pertinent information pertaining to the circumstances and or suspects involved in this incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this shooting or knows the whereabouts of Knopp, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case and will release further information as it becomes available.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Needs Help Identifying a Female Suspect

Killeen Police are asking for the community’s assistance identifying a female suspect.

Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Redondo Drive in reference to a burglary of a vehicle.  The victim reported to officers that her vehicle was burglarized and a wallet, containing numerous credit/debit cards, and a checkbook were stolen.  Several of stolen checks have been cashed at the Stripes Convenience Store, located at 8089 W Trimmier Rd. in Killeen.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, General Crimes Unit, obtained a photograph of the suspect and is asking anyone who can identify this female, or may have information about this suspect 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 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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Homicide Victim and Suspect

May 5, 2017 – UPDATE

The shooting victim from the Homicide in the 1200 block of S. Ft Hood Road has been identified as 29 year-old Travis James Granger, of Killeen.

Through the investigation detectives were able to determine the identity of the suspect in this case.  On Friday, May 05, 2017, the Bell County District’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and issued a complaint charging 27 year-old Keith Louis Marinnie, of Killeen, with Murder and Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest.  Killeen Police subsequently located and arrested him at the intersection of Pershing Drive and Old FM 440 Road at approximately 8:20 p.m. Marinnie was transported and booked into the Killeen City Jail.

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

Killeen Police responded to the 1200 block of S. Fort Hood Road on Friday, May 05, 2017, at approximately 9:23 a.m., after receiving a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male victim in the wooded area behind the 7-11 Convenience Store, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrived and immediately transported the victim to Metroplex Hospital in critical condition.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 11:08 a.m.  An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS and Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this Homicide, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a morning Homicide

Killeen Police Investigate a morning Homicide.

Killeen Police responded to the 1200 block of S. Fort Hood Road on Friday, May 05, 2017, at approximately 9:23 a.m., after receiving a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male victim in the wooded area behind the 7-11 Convenience Store, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrived and immediately transported the victim to Metroplex Hospital in critical condition.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 11:08 a.m.  An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.

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

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS and Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this Homicide, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department