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Killeen Police Identify Suspect in Aggravated Assault

For Immediate Release

Update:

June 16, 2017

 

The suspect in this case is identified as Sean Dixon, 32, of Killeen.  Detectives screened this case with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and obtained complaints charging Dixon with two counts of Aggravated Assault.  Bond was set at $100,000 for each charge.  He was released after posting $200,000 bond.

 

Also arrested in the incident was Peter Minott, 28.  Minott was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Harker Heights for Aggravated Assault.

 

 

 

June 15, 2017

 

Killeen Police Respond to an Aggravated Assault

 

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 5:19 p.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to the 5200 block of Birmingham Circle after receiving a call about people fighting.  The caller advised a male entered a residence with a gun.  Officers arrived and located two victims with lacerations from a bladed object.  Officers placed one male under arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The suspect, who was also injured during the incident, was treated at a local hospital and taken to the Killeen Police Department Jail.  The two victims were transported to local hospitals with injuries and later released.  The Killeen Police Department continues to investigate this case and it will be reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

 

More information will be released when it is available.

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are asking if anyone has any information on this crime or this suspect to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Obtain Charge in 2016 Murder

For Immediate Release

 

June 15, 2017 – Update

 

The Killeen Police Department’s Homicide Unit has continued to conduct an investigation of murder at the 1300 block of Bonnie Drive on December 9, 2016.  The Bell County District Attorney’s reviewed the case and complaints were issued charging John Eric Saenz with the Murder of Jason Francisco Munayco.  John Eric Saenz was already in the Bell County Jail following his arrest on December 31, 2016, for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Saenz was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Theodore Duffield who set his bond at 1,000,000.

 

The Killeen Police Department’s Homicide Unit would like to thank the public for their assistance with this case. 

 

January 1, 2017 – UPDATE

On December 31, 2016, detectives learned that John Eric Saenz was in the Austin area and they began working with members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force.  After further investigation members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force were able to locate him during a traffic stop. Saenz was taken into custody without incident at approximately 8:00pm; he was transported to the Travis County Jail where he awaits extradition.

 

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted with the arrest of John Eric Saenz.

 

December 29, 2016

Killeen Police need help locating a wanted man who is believed to be Armed and Dangerous.

 

Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Bonnie Drive at approximately 11:11pm, on Friday, December 9, 2016, after receiving a 911 call in reference to shots fired. Upon the officers’ arrival they located 41 year old Jason Francisco Munayco with a gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced him deceased at 12:24am, on Saturday, December 10, 2016; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

 

Through the investigation detectives determined John Eric Saenz was at the residence during this shooting.  This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Saenz with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and suggested a bond of $500,000.  Detectives would also like to speak to him about his involvement in this Homicide.

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Stan Schleuter Loop

June 2, 2017

On June 1, 2017 at about 2:58 p.m., a silver 2005 BMW was stopped facing north in the inside lane of Bunny Trail attempting to turn left to travel west on Stan Schlueter Loop. A Maroon 2006 GMC Envoy was stopped in the northbound middle lane, also turning left to go west on Stan Schlueter Loop.  A Yellow 2006 Nissan Xterra SUV was traveling east in the outside lane of Stan Schlueter Loop.  According to witnesses, the Nissan ran the solid red light as the BMW and GMC entered the intersection. The front of the Nissan struck the driver’s side door area of the BMW, causing it to spin and strike the driver side of the GMC SUV. The Nissan and BMW sustained major damage.

The driver of the BMW was initially transported to Seton Medical Center of Harker Heights by Killeen EMS.  She was subsequently flown to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical staff at 5:22pm.

The deceased is identified as 23 year-old Maria Clarissa Aro Tabonares of Killeen.

The crash continues to be investigated by our Traffic  Unit.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Cdr. Alex Gearhart

Killeen Police Department 

Killeen Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

Press Release

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2017

The Killeen Police Department investigates an early morning shooting.

On April 28, 2017 at approximately 12:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to the College Park Apartments located at 1201 N. College St. in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, a gunshot victim was located outside of the complex.  The 22 year-old male told officers he was shot by an unknown suspect.

Officers canvassed the area and located the crime scene in the 100 block of W. Dean. No suspects were located.

The victim was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital and is currently listed in fair condition.  The KPD Criminal Investigation Division is investigating this incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this crime 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 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