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Killeen Police Investigate Shooting

The Killeen Police Department is investigating a late night shooting.

Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to the Stone Hill Apartments located at 101 W Central Texas Expressway, on March 30, 2017 at 11:17 p.m. in reference to a gunshot victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a 18 year-old female victim with a gunshot wound to the leg.  She was transported to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Officers were told that the victim was visiting the apartments when a gunshot was heard and the victim was wounded.

Suspects have been identified and this case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

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

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Aggravated Robbery at Dollar General

March 30, 2017

The Killeen Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery of a Dollar General store.

Killeen Police responded to the Dollar General, located at 3107 E. Stan Schlueter Loop on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 10:02 p.m., after receiving a 911 call telling them the store had just been robbed.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they learned that two male suspects entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.  At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.  The men then fled the store on foot.

The suspects are described as follows:

1st Suspect is a black male, approximately 5’07” wearing a black hooded shirt, gray pants and white shoes.

2nd Suspect is a black male, approximately 5’07” with a bushy haircut, facial hair, wearing a gray hooded shirt with a black hat, black pants, and black shoes.

The Killeen Police Department Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this Robbery and information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this robbery 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.

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Crash on Interstate Highway 14 – UPDATE

Update:

March 30, 2017

The pedestrian involved in this incident, Darrell Kees, 44 of Katy, Texas, succumbed to his injuries this morning at Baylor Scott and White Hospital.  He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Barfield at 5:17 a.m.  The Killeen Police Department continues to investigate this incident.  Investigators are still looking for the driver of the third vehicle involved in this incident.  Anyone with information is urged to call the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8800 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477).

 

March 20, 2017

Killeen Police investigate a late night crash on Interstate Highway 14.

Killeen Police responded to a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:22 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a white male lying on the ground near the Trimmier Exit off ramp; he was immediately airlifted to the Baylor Scott and White Hospital in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford F350 was traveling westbound in the middle lane on IH-14 when the driver noticed a pedestrian attempting to cross northbound on the interstate.  As the driver attempted to change lanes to the outside lane, the left side of her vehicle struck the pedestrian.  A white Chevy Sonic and an unknown vehicle were also traveling westbound in the outside and exit lanes, when the pedestrian was seen in the roadway near the exit ramp.  The pedestrian was struck first by the Chevy Sonic and subsequently struck by the unknown vehicle, which fled the scene. The occupants of the vehicles reported no injuries.

The current condition of the 44 year-old male pedestrian is critical but stable.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Officers are asking anyone who has information about this crash or the unknown vehicle that fled the scene 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

Killeen Police and Fire Departments investigate an early morning crash – UPDATE

Update – 8/12/2016 1:48 PM

Residents who reside at the Twin Creek Apts and 56th Street West may return to their homes.

Residents of 58th Street are still not clear.

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KPD and KFD responded to a major crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 4:20 am at the Mickeys Convenience Store located at 4415 E VMB.   Upon the officers arrival they found a fuel tanker and a SUV on fire. Firefighters immediately attempted to contain the fire and officers began an evacuation process within immediate area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the fuel tanker was refueling the gas pumps, when an SUV hit the tanker, causing a fire and explosion. The fire caused major damage to the convenience store, a Killeen fire truck and six additional vehicles. One casualty has been confirmed and no other injuries were reported. The name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Fire Departments investigate an early morning crash

KPD and KFD responded to a major crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 4:20 am at the Mickeys Convenience Store located at 4415 E VMB.   Upon the officers arrival they found a fuel tanker and a SUV on fire.  Firefighters immediately attempted to contain the fire and officers began an evacuation process within immediate area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the fuel tanker was refueling the gas pumps, when an SUV hit the tanker, causing a fire and explosion. The fire caused major damage to the convenience store, a Killeen fire truck and six additional vehicles. One casualty has been confirmed and no other injuries were reported.  The name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Rollover Crash

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Section is investigating a one car rollover crash on East Central Texas Expressway just before 8:00am this morning.

Officers responded to a report of a crash at 7:46am in the 5200 block of E. Central Texas Expressway, involving a Blue Dodge Durango that had turned over and pinned the driver inside. Upon their arrival, the officers located the vehicle upside down on Central Texas Expressway in the construction area near the bridge that was under construction.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver was traveling east in the outside lane of Central Texas Expressway when the vehicle hit a construction barrel then continued east hitting a concrete barrier. The vehicle then crossed two lanes of traffic to the north leaving the roadway onto the dirt area and hitting the concrete bridge wall causing the vehicle to overturn pinning the driver inside.

The Killeen Fire Department responded and was able to free the driver from the vehicle. The 38 year old driver was airlifted to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in critical condition. There were no other vehicles involved in this crash and the driver was the only occupant of the Dodge Durango.

Alcohol is believed to be contributing factor in this crash.

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

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Death of Fort Hood Soldier

Killeen Police are investigating the death of a Fort Hood soldier on Cantabrian.

Officers received a report of possible deceased male in the 3300 block of Cantabrian on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:06am. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a deceased male lying face down in front of his residence.   During the investigation the officers learned that the male was a 24 year old Fort Hood soldier who had recently returned from West Africa. Due to conditions in West Africa and because the male’s cause of death was unknown at the time, precautionary measures were put into place.

Officers deployed the City of Killeen HAZMAT Team to respond to the residence at 3306 Cantabrian.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the male deceased at 8:26am and ordered an autopsy to be performed. The male’s body has been removed and taken to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center to run a test for Ebola; we should learn the results of that test by the end of the day.

There is no confirmation that Ebola is present. Because of the circumstances surrounding this death the Killeen Police Department felt it was better to err on the side of caution in the interest of public safety.   This investigation is in collaboration with Fort Hood authorities.

The name of the soldier has been withheld at this time due to notification of his next of kin.

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

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Seek Man Wanted for Robbing Golden Corral

Killeen man wanted for robbing Golden Corral in Killeen, on October 22, 2014.

Fleischlauer, Orlando Enrique

Fleischlauer, Orlando Enrique

Officers responded to the Golden Corral located at 1420 E. Central Texas Expressway at 10:15pm, after receiving an alarm and a 911 call telling them the business had just been robbed.   Upon the officers arrival they met with the manager who told them a Hispanic male had just robbed him at gunpoint.

The manager told officers that he was walking an employee out into the parking lot when he saw a former employee in the parking lot. The three began to talk until the current employee left. The former employee then showed the manager a handgun and forced him back inside the business. Once inside he forced the manager back to the office and made him open the safe. Another employee was inside the office at the time and he had her lay down onto the floor. The suspect then tied up the manager and employee using cords from the surveillance equipment and fled in one of the employee’s vehicle; that vehicle was later found abandoned in the 2900 block of Illinois.

The detectives had this case reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Orlando Enrique Fleischlauer, also known as Orlando Pabon-Fleischauer, with Aggravated Robbery. A warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin for his arrest.

Detectives are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of Orlando Fleischlauer aka Orlando Pabon-Fleischauer, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or 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, message and data rates may apply. If your tip results in the arrest of this suspect then you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.   All information is confidential and anonymous.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Man for Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer

Officers with the Killeen Police Department and the Bell County Sheriff’s Department work together to arrest a Killeen man charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer.

On Friday, October 24, 2014, detectives with the Killeen Police Department obtained a complaint affidavit from the Bell County District Attorney’s charging 25 year old Harlan Lee Conway with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer. This charge stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in the 5000 block of Saddle Ridge Dr., when Conway charged at the officer with a knife; Conway was detained at that time but later released for further investigation into the incident.

Killeen detectives have been attempting to serve this warrant since it was issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Friday, October 24, 2014, but were unable to locate Conway. Through their investigation they learned of a residence on Oakala Rd. where it was believed that Conway was staying. Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department and detectives with the Killeen Police Department arrived at that residence earlier today. Before they could speak with anyone at the residence, Conway was seen coming outside then going back inside. They were able to convince him to surrender and he did so peacefully just before 6:00pm this evening.

Conway was taken into custody by the Bell County Sheriff’s deputies and transported to the Bell County Jail where he awaits arraignment. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke recommended a $250,000 bond for the Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer charge.

The Killeen Police Department continues to investigate this case and other allegations that have been made. Because these allegations are in the early stages of investigation, we decline to comment on them at this time.

We would like to thank the Bell County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with this incident.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Seek Witness in Pine Drive Homicide

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Killeen Police have released a sketch of a person who is a possible witness in regards to the Homicide that occurred at 1404 Pine Drive during the early morning hours on Monday, October 20, 2014. This person was seen in the area during the early morning hours and possibly has information that is pertinent to this case.

Detectives investigating this Homicide are asking if anyone can identify this person or knows how to make contact with him. They believe he has information that could assist in solving the case.  Detectives are asking this person to contact them at 254-501-8936.

If you have information about this Homicide and would like to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text anonymously to BELLCO along with your tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply.  All information is confidential and no one will ask your name, if your information results in the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department