Archive | July 2018

Missing Killeen Man Found Deceased

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Killeen Police Department responded to a rural area in west Bell County to assist the Temple Police Department with the discovery of a deceased male.  Support and investigative assistance was provided by the Killeen Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and by deputies with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department patrol division.    Killeen Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke was notified and responded to the scene where he ordered the body transported to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science (SWIFS) in Dallas for autopsy and positive identification.

On Wednesday, July 18th, SWIFS identified the deceased as Hasson Lindsey, Jr., 21, a Killeen resident who had recently been reported missing.  His death was ruled a homicide.

This afternoon, Temple Detectives presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.  The case was accepted and a complaint was issued charging Oklahoma resident, Raymond McKinnon, 26, with the murder of Hasson Lindsey, Jr.  That complaint was reviewed by Justice of the Peace David Barfield, who issued a warrant for McKinnon’s arrest and set bond at one million dollars.  This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to the Temple Police Department.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrest Man in Connection with Suspicious Device

UPDATE – July 18, 2018

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Missions Unit, were able to identify the suspect in this case.  On Friday, July 13, 2018, the case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 36 year-old Christopher Rodney Lee Deborde with Possession of Prohibited Weapons – Improvised Explosive Device (pipe bomb).  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and suggested a bond of $200,000.  

On Monday, July 16, 2018, with the assistance from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, KPD Detectives located and arrested Deborde without incident and transported him to the Killeen City Jail.  He is awaiting transport to the Bell County Jail.

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On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Killeen Police received a call at 2:32 p.m. from a Bell County Constable in reference to a suspicious device in the 4400 block of Maggie Dr.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they learned that the Constable was at a residence to serve an eviction notice when he was notified about a suspicious device.   Nearby residents were evacuated and the Fort Hood Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team was contacted and asked to assist.

Fort Hood EOD arrived on scene and assessed the devices.  A second device was located and both devices were made safe and seized by agents with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. all agencies safely cleared the scene and residents were able to return to their homes.

The agencies involved in this incident were the Bell County Constable’s Office, Fort Hood EOD Team, BATFE and the Killeen Police Department Patrol Division.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen to Join Cities Nationwide for ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’ Nationl Night Out 2018

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, neighborhoods throughout Killeen are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “35th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

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National Night Out is designed to:  (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 2nd, residents in neighborhoods throughout Killeen and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  Neighborhoods are encouraged to host a variety of events such as block parties, cookouts, contests, and youth activities.  Call and register your neighborhood so they will get a visit from the police department, fire department and McGruff the Crime Dog.

“The National Night Out program is an outstanding campaign to help build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships.  On October 2nd, we invite citizens of Killeen and neighborhoods nationwide to join forces with us to give Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party.”  It’s also a chance to have a really good time!

If you would like to register your neighborhood or find out more information please contact Tammy Moseley at (254) 501-8805.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigating Suspicious Device

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Killeen Police received a call at 2:32 p.m. from a Bell County Constable in reference to a suspicious device in the 4400 block of Maggie Dr.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they learned that the Constable was at a residence to serve an eviction notice when he was notified about a suspicious device.   Nearby residents were evacuated and the Fort Hood Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team was contacted and asked to assist.

Fort Hood EOD arrived on scene and assessed the devices.  A second device was located and both devices were made safe and seized by agents with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. all agencies safely cleared the scene and residents were able to return to their homes.

The agencies involved in this incident were the Bell County Constable’s Office, Fort Hood EOD Team, BATF and the Killeen Police Department Patrol Division.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Fights Crime with the Bell County Violent Task Force

Over the past several months, the Killeen Police Department, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), joined together to target violent crime in Killeen.  The Bell County Violent Crime Task Force, as organized by DPS, sent various elements of their operations to Killeen in order to support our crime fighting efforts.  In conjunction with KPD, over 800 traffic stops were conducted, numerous guns and narcotics were recovered and over 100 arrests were made.

The operation is on-gong and both agencies will continue to collaborate together to reduce violent crime in the City of Killeen.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department