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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

National Night Out 2019

KILLEEN TO JOIN CITIES NATIONWIDE FOR ‘AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME’.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, neighborhoods throughout Killeen are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “36th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out is designed to:  (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 1st, residents in neighborhoods throughout Killeen and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  Neighborhoods are encouraged to host a variety of events such as block parties, cookouts, contests, and youth activities.  Call and register your neighborhood so they will get a visit from the police department, fire department and McGruff the Crime Dog.

“The National Night Out program is an outstanding campaign to help build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships.  On October 1st, we invite citizens of Killeen and neighborhoods nationwide to join forces with us to give Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party.”  It’s also a chance to have a really good time!

If you would like to register your neighborhood or find out more information please contact Tammy Moseley at (254) 501-8805.

 Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Homicide

On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at approximately 11:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Clear Creek Road and Golden Gate Drive in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unresponsive male inside a pick-up truck.

The sole occupant, 33 year-old Seth Ward, was pronounced deceased at 11:28 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that Ward’s death is the result of a Homicide.  Detectives with the Homicide Unit continue to investigate this incident, and additional information will be released when available.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen Seth Ward between Saturday, June 29, and Sunday June 30, or anyone with information about this Homicide, 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

Celebrate with Safety this Fourth of July Holiday

The Killeen Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.  We also want to remind the citizens of Killeen about the responsibility to celebrate safely and legally.

  • Drivers are encouraged to observe the posted speed limits and to avoid drinking and driving for their own safety and the safety of others.
  • Fireworks are illegal to discharge within city limits and it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city and within the area immediately adjacent and contiguous to the city limits and extending outside the city limits for a distance of five thousand (5,000) feet, unless such area is within the corporate limits of another municipality. Any person in violation may be charged with a class C misdemeanor and a fine up to $2,000.00. The use of fireworks can put an unnecessary strain on police and fire departments.
  • Fireworks are dangerous and citizens should understand the associated risks, which can include burns, injuries, fire and even death.  Leave the fireworks to professionals and enjoy one of the area shows.
  • Loud, unexpected noises such as fireworks may affect combat veterans suffering with PTSD.

Please celebrate safely and responsibly.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Connects with Kids through Free Slurpee®

The chill is on again this summer! For 24 years, 7-Eleven, Inc. has enabled law enforcement agencies to connect with kids through its Operation Chill community service program. 7-Eleven® works with local police and sheriff’s departments donating free Slurpee® drink coupons that they can distribute to children and youth caught being safe or doing good. Killeen Police Officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee® justice to good kids and youth in Killeen.

During 2019, 7-Eleven will issue approximately 1.475 million Slurpee coupons to more than 1,100 law enforcement agencies and they will be distributed in Killeen, most during the summer months and back-to-school season.

Officers will be looking for kids who might be helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community.  Although the reasons for being “ticketed” are varied, the end result is the same for every youngster: a free Slurpee drink and a smiling kid. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.

“We are always looking for ways to help our officers build strong relationships in the community.  The coupons are great for officers who are on patrol and Operation Chill makes it easy to interact with kids in a positive way,” said Chief of Police Charles Kimble.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates a Shooting on Larissa

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, at approximately 7:47p.m., officers were dispatched 2800 block of Larissa Drive.  While officers were enroute, they were advised of a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 47 year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical.  During the altercation, the victim was shot and the suspect fled to a nearby residence and barricaded herself.  Approximately 15 minutes later, the suspect exited the residence and surrendered.  The suspect was arrested without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorneys’ Office and a complaint was returned charging Cynthia Ann Wilson with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Wilson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters and set her bond $200,000.  Wilson is currently in the Bell County Jail.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Needs Your Help Locating a Burglar

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 5:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Wheeler Avenue in reference to a burglary of a habitation. Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told that the victim was sleeping in the bedroom when the victim heard noises inside the residence.  As the victim was retrieving a handgun, an unknown male entered the bedroom and the victim fired a shot at the suspect. The suspect fled the area eastbound on Wheeler Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male, early 20’s, approximately 5’6” tall and weighing approximately 135 pounds.  He was last seen wearing gray sweat pants and with no shirt.  Detectives believe the suspect was wounded during this incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident, 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 responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Suspects Wanted in Shooting on Hunt Circle Arrested

On Friday, May 30, 2019, officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Lake Road in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told that the incident occurred in the area of Hunt Circle and Westcliff Road.  The victim was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in stable condition.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, were able to identify two suspects involved in this case.  The case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and complaints were returned charging 21 year-old Eric David Madden for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and 20 year-old Shyheem Jubar Washington for Fail to report a Felony.

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, officers received information that Madden and Washington were involved in the Murder on Fleetwood.  At approximately 8:50 p.m., CID detectives and with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Madden and Washington were located and apprehended without incident in the 3300 block of Stan Schlueter Loop.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department