Archive | December 2018

Killeen Police Investigate Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash on Rancier

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Rancier Avenue in reference to crash involving a pedestrian.  Upon arrival, officers located a female lying in the roadway.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the female was  walking southbound across Rancier Avenue when she was struck by a gray Saab that was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue.  Witnesses told officers that a second vehicle, a gray four door sedan, possibly a Kia, was traveling westbound also in the inside lane, struck the victim as she laid in the roadway. The suspect vehicle subsequently fled the scene. The victim was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit is asking anyone who has information about the suspect vehicle involved in this Hit and Run crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 254- 526- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also give an anonymous tip by downloading the P3tips app for IOS and Android.  All information is confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this Hit and Run, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this Hit and Run and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash on Rancier

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Rancier Avenue in reference to crash involving a pedestrian.  Upon arrival, officers located a female lying in the roadway.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the female was  walking southbound across Rancier Avenue when she was struck by a gray Saab that was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue.  Witnesses told officers that a second vehicle, a gray four door sedan, possibly a Kia, was traveling westbound also in the inside lane, struck the victim as she laid in the roadway. The suspect vehicle subsequently fled the scene. The victim was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit is asking anyone who has information about the suspect vehicle involved in this Hit and Run crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 254- 526- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also give an anonymous tip by downloading the P3tips app for IOS and Android.  All information is confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this Hit and Run, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this Hit and Run and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Informs Community about Hoax Email

The Killeen Police Department would like to inform the community that we are aware of emails that have been circulating nationwide, including Texas and the Killeen area today.  The message contains a bomb threat and a demand of payment via bitcoin. We are in contact with our local, state and federal partners, and have been informed that the threats are being investigated and do NOT appear to be credible at this time.

Killeen Police will investigate any credible threat and/or suspicious activity.   We ask everyone to be vigilant and immediately call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity which could represent a threat to our community.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrests Three in Homicide

During this investigation, detectives have identified three persons responsible for this Homicide. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office issued complaints charging, 31 year-old Talitha Marieanne Collins, 21 year-old Justice Dinell Jamar Brue-Miller and 28 year-old Derek Gregory Spragins, with Murder.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued warrants for all three suspects.  Collins was already in the Killeen City Jail and her bond was set at $1,000,000. 

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Brue-Miller and Spragins were arrested with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service and Temple Police Department.  They were transported to the Killeen City Jail and are awaiting arraignment. 

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Killeen Police Investigate Homicide on Root Avenue.

On Monday, December 3, 2018, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Root Avenue in reference to a shots fired disturbance. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound; he was unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 21 year-old Marquis Demps deceased at approximately 9:36 p.m.  She ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Homicide on Root Avenue

On Monday, December 3, 2018, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Root Avenue in reference to a shots fired disturbance. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound; he was unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 21 year-old Marquis Demps deceased at approximately 9:36 p.m.  She ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips 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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department