Archive | August 2019

KPD Arrest 5 People in Narcotics Investigation

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the Killeen Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit executed a narcotics search warrant in the 300 block of E. Bryce Avenue in Killeen, Texas. While executing the warrant, illegal narcotics to include powder cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy/methamphetamine, marijuana and multiple pills were located inside of the residence along with a firearm.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., three females and two males were apprehended without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

  1. 44 year-old Eva Marie Brocks- Possession of Controlled Substance- Penalty Group 1; 4-200 grams with Intent to Distribute
  2. 51 year-old Marilou Lulu Smith- Possession of Controlled Substance- Penalty Group 1; 4-200 grams with Intent to Distribute
  3. 35 year-old Bennie Gene George III- Interference with Duties of Public Servant
  4. 20 year-old Kimberly Frances Martin- Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces
  5. 21 year-old Kevin Alexander Graham- Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces

This investigation continues as further criminal charges are possible.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD reviews a complaint from Social Media

For Immediate Release

August 15, 2019

Killeen Police review a complaint from social media

On August 14, 2019, the Killeen Police Department was made aware of a video circulating on social media that depicted a Killeen police officer driving a marked patrol unit with allegations that the officer was not wearing a seatbelt and was texting while driving.  Although, both of these violations are minor in nature, we understand that the expectations that our community expects were not met in this incident.

We want to thank the public for bringing this to our attention.  We take traffic enforcement and safety seriously and will handle this matter the same.   

There is a process in place to handle any allegation of misconduct by an officer, and that process is currently ongoing for this incident. 

Charles F. Kimble
Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Fiesta Oak

On August 11, 2019, approximately 11:37 p.m., Officers were dispatched to Seton Medical Center – Harker Heights in regards to a gunshot victim.  Officers learned that a male victim was shot in the 5300 block of Fiesta Oak Drive in Killeen.  Other officers were dispatched to Fiesta Oak Drive and located a crime scene.

The victim, 17 years-old Jacques Lee Jackson, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:38 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, 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(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department K9s Receive Donated Body Armor

Killeen Police Department’s K9s Jaxx, Edy, Arco, and Merlin have received their bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jaxx’s vest was sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2019 craft fair fundraiser and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Kilo, Seekonk Police Department, MA.”  K9 Edy’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.”  K9 Arco and Merlin’s vests were embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department.”

K9's in Vest

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, with a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department