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KPD Needs Help Locating A Person of Interest – UPDATE

April 6, 2017

UPDATE: Mr. Pacheco has been located and is no longer a person of interest. The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the public for its assistance.

April 5, 2017

Killeen Police need your help locating Bryant Pacheco, who may have information to assist the detectives in furthering their homicide investigation. Detectives continue to investigate the homicide of Eric Dieter Hill, who was found deceased in the 6500 block of Taree Loop, on January 11, 2017.

If you know the whereabouts of 23 year-old Bryant Pacheco, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips APP for IOS and Android to give a tip. All information is confidential and anonymous.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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

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

KPD Needs Assistance Locating Witness

Killeen Police are asking for the community’s assistance locating a witness.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are looking for a possible witness, Shaian Marie Westbrook, of a criminal offense. Shaian Marie Westbrook is a 20 year old, black female with black hair and brown eyes, approximately 5’6” tall, with a tattoo on her lower left arm of “Jaycion”.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts this witness to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477), go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with their tip to 274637.  Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip results in the arrest of the suspect involved in this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigating Daytime Robbery

Killeen Police are investigating a Robbery in the 800 block of W. Rancier Ave.

Officers responded to a 911 call on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:35am, telling them of a Robbery that had just occurred at the Boost Mobile located at 810 W. Rancier Ave. Upon the officers arrival they were told that a black male entered the store and inquired about purchasing a cell phone.  The employee and the suspect exchanged a few words when the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store on foot southbound from the area.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male with a goatee, about 6’2” tall, wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and a blue beanie with white stripes.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the suspect or has information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477), go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with their tip to 274637. Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip results in the arrest of the suspect involved in this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

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

KPD Arrests Robbery Suspects

Killeen Police arrest two men after they rob a local convenience store.

Kourtney Obrian Scott

Kourtney Obrian Scott

Jeffery Jamal Smien Jr

Jeffery Jamal Smien Jr

Officers responded to a 911 call on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 7:10pm, after being told the Seven Days Convenience Store located at 1408 E. Rancier had just been robbed. As officers were in route to the area they were told that a black male with a tattoo near his left eye, wearing a blue hooded jacket and a red, white and blue bandana across his face, entered the store and demanded money from the attendants.  A weapon was not displayed however the suspect made reference to having one.  The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money and entered a dark colored Land Rover with a partial license plate bearing CJT5, driven by a white male adult wearing a green sweatshirt.  Officers searched the immediate area but were unable to locate the vehicle at that time.  An officer who was patrolling his area shortly after the robbery, drove past a Shell gas station in the 1100 block of South Fort Hood St. and saw a dark colored Land Rover at the gas pumps, he then saw a white male wearing a green sweatshirt walking around the back of the vehicle.  As the vehicle was leaving the gas station, officers stopped the vehicle with two occupants matching the description of the suspects from the recent robbery in the 1300 block of South Fort Hood St.

The two male occupants were identified as those who were involved in the robbery of the Seven Days Convenience Store and taken into custody. As officers were inventorying the vehicle they also found evidence from the same robbery.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 26 year old Jeffery Jamal Smien Jr. and 30 year old Kourtney Obrian Scott with Robbery. They are currently in the Killeen City Jail awaiting arraignment on January 3, 2015.

 

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department