Archive | October 2017

Child Involved in Hit-and-Run Released from Hospital

October 6, 2017 – UPDATE

Officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit have located the silver Dodge Charger and have determined that this vehicle did not strike the child.  New information was obtained that a dark blue or black sedan with a round emblem on the front and silver tinted windows struck the child. 

 Officers are seeking witnesses who my have information about this crash to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830 or Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477). 

The 5 yer-old boy has been released from the hospital and is doing well.

Killeen Police Investigate a Hit and Run Crash Involving a Child

On September 24, 2017, at approximately 12:12 p.m., Killeen Police responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the 800 block of Jeffries Ave.  Upon arrival, officers located a 5 year-old boy who had been struck by a vehicle that subsequently fled the scene.  The boy was transported to McLane’s Children’s Hospital in Temple by Killeen Fire Department Ambulance.  At this time, the severity of the child’s injuries are unknown, but they appear to be serious.

Witnesses reported that a late-model silver Dodge Charger with black diagonal stripes on the side was traveling southbound on Jeffries when it struck the child.  After striking the boy, the Charger stopped for a moment a couple of houses down.  A late-model red Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger that appeared to be traveling with the Charger stopped alongside.  After a few moments, both vehicles left the scene, southbound on Jeffries.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Phone System is back in Operation

The Killeen Police Department Non-Emergency Phone line, (254) 501-8830 is back in operation.

Thank you for your patience.

The Killeen Police Department non-emergency phone system is temporarily down. If you need police assistance please contact (254) 933-5571 until further notice.

If you have an emergency please call 911.

We will keep you posted once the system is back up and operational.

Thank you

Killeen Police investigate afternoon bank robbery at the Heart of Texas Federal Credit Union.

Officers responded to 1612 South Fort Hood Street, at 1:22 p.m., after receiving a 911 call letting them know the Heart of Texas Federal Credit Union had just been robbed.  Officers were told that a male entered the bank and displayed a note to the teller, demanding money.  The suspect fled in an unknown direction on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male with a slender build and was last seen wearing a red ball cap, a white t-shirt, red jean shorts, white tennis shoes and sunglasses.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Bank Robbery or can identify the suspect, 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 or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police investigate three late night shootings.

Officers responded to three 911 calls in reference to shots fired between 11:30 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 and 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  The first call was reported from the 2000 block of Schwald Road, the second from the 2000 block of Prestige Loop and the third from the 600 block of Estelle Avenue.  Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation to ascertain if these shootings are related. There were reports of damage to vehicles and residences and fortunately no one reported any injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about these shootings, 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 these shootings, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Homicide Victim

October 2, 2017 – UPDATE

The shooting victim from the Homicide in the 700 block of Reese Creek Road has been identified as 39 year-old Stephen M. Rowe of California.

Detectives continue to investigate this Homicide and information will be released as it becomes available.
On September 28, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Killeen Police responded to the 700 block of Reese Creek Road, near the Maxdale Road intersection, in reference to a man down call.  Upon arrival, officers met with a U.S. Postal Carrier who was delivering mail in the area.  The mail carrier reported that he was traveling westbound on Reese Creek Rd and observed the person lying in the roadway.  The male subject was deceased and had an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim is a black male, approximately 30 years old, and has not been positively identified.

The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.  An autopsy was ordered.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this case to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online 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.  Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the person involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department