KPD and CCPD Need Community Assistance to Identify Suspects

The Killeen Police Department is asking if anyone can identify two suspects using a stolen Visa card.

Killeen Police detectives are working hand in hand with Copperas Cove Police detectives on a credit/debit card abuse case were the victim filed a report with the Copperas Cove Police Department.  According to the victim, they were expecting a prepaid Visa card in the mail that was never received.  During the course of the investigation detectives were informed that the victims’ prepaid Visa had been used to make purchases at several businesses in Copperas Cove and Killeen.  Detectives were able view security footage of one of the unauthorized purchases and obtained this photograph of the two suspects.

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Detectives asking anyone who can provide any information, about either suspect, 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.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Needs Help Locating A Person of Interest

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.

Pacheco

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

KPD Interested in Speaking to a Female about Shooting

Killeen Police detectives are interested in speaking with a person about a shooting incident.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigations Homicide Unit are interested in speaking with a Sunshine Knopp in reference to a shooting that occurred at 702 Oak Hill Drive on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  They believe this individual has pertinent information pertaining to the circumstances and or suspects involved in this incident.

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Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this shooting or knows the whereabouts of Knopp, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case and will release further information as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Afternoon Crash on Stan Schlueter

Killeen Police investigate afternoon crash on Stan Schlueter Loop.

Officers responded to the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and Trimmier Road on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 2:40 p.m., after learning that an officer was involved in a crash with his police cruiser.  Upon their arrival, they located a police cruiser and a silver Ford Fusion in the roadway.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the officer was responding code, with lights and sirens activated.  When he approached the intersection, the Ford Fusion crossed into the path of the police cruiser.  The officer was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and the male driver and child passenger of the Ford were transported to Metroplex Hospital; all in stable condition.

The officer and occupants of the Ford Fusion have all been released from the hospital.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Vehicle Pedestrian Crash on Rancier

Killeen Police investigate vehicle / pedestrian crash on Rancier.

Officers responded to the 3300 block of E. Rancier Avenue at 10:23 p.m., on Friday, March 31, 2017, after receiving a 911 call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.  Officers arrived to find an injured male and a white Toyota Avalon.  The male was immediately transported by ambulance to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in critical condition.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the 2004 Toyota Avalon was traveling eastbound in the outside lane on Rancier Ave.  The male pedestrian was crossing southbound on Rancier Ave., when he failed to yield right of way to the vehicle and was struck by the Toyota.

The victim, 58 year-old Joseph Gregory Malbroue of Killeen, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown at 10:59 p.m. The driver of the Toyota was not injured in this crash.

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

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

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

Petco Foundation Awards Grant to Killeen Animal

 

Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Killeen Animal Services.

Killeen Animal Services announces it has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support funding that will be utilized to aid the shelter’s ongoing spay and neuter program and the health and care of the animals in need that can be entered into the adoption program.

Killeen Animal Services is a nonprofit municipal organization serving the citizens of Killeen, Texas.  Killeen Animal Services provide a full range of services that begin with the initial capture or owner surrender of animals located within the corporate limits of the city.  Through various programs Animal Services strives to return lost pets to their original owner seek new owners for abandon or stray animals or coordinate with rescue organizations to manage the placement of as many future pets as possible to their new homes.

The Petco Foundation investment will provide a bridge to help new pets owners make responsible choices as they bring home their new family member.  New owners that reside in the Killeen City limits will be issued a voucher to cover the cost for spaying or neutering their new pet and the first rabies vaccination.  This program will help bring the shelter’s name in a positive venue.  Name recognition increases attention and draws more potential pet owners to the shelter.  The program aids the new owners fiscally while supporting the cities spay, neuter and rabies program in a more positive manner to promote adoptions.

The Petco Foundation’s support for our organization, with this grant will allow the animal shelter to provide Citizen’s of Killeen with a way to have their animals spayed or neutered and receive their rabies shot with minimal fiscal impact.

For more information about Killeen Animal Services or the Petco Foundation, visit, http://www.killeentexas.gov/index.php?section=35 or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

The Killeen Animal Shelter was formed in 1975 to meet the needs of the City of Killeen for both animal welfare and the public health. Since opening their doors, they have remained true to their mission in helping all animals in need, regardless of species or breed. At the shelter, they care for and find permanent, loving homes for dogs, cats and other companion animals through adoption and rescue. Their mission is to provide temporary shelter, food, medical needs, and comfort to all strays animals that were abandoned, neglected or injured and brought to us by the community.  Our ultimate goal is to restore lost animals to their owners or seek new homes for lost or stray animals.  We also seek to educate the public about the humane care of animals with a goal of reducing overpopulation.

 At the Petco Foundation, they believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, they have invested more than $157 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With their more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, they inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through their Think Adoption First program, they partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, they’ve helped more than 4.9 million pets find new loving families, and they’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

For further information about the voucher program at the Killeen Animal Services contact shelter manager, Mr. Ed Tucker at 254-526-4455 or by email – etucker@killeentexas.gov.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

 

 

 

KPD Investigates a Motorcycle Fatality

Killeen Police Department investigates a fatal motorcycle crash on Rancier.

Officers responded to a 911 call about a crash in the 1400 block of Rancier Avenue, which involved a Hyundai Tiburon and a Suzuki motorcycle on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 11:19 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue and a 2016 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling eastbound  in the outside lane on Rancier Avenue.  The driver of the Hyundai failed to yield right of way when the driver attempted to turn left onto Alexander Street causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle.  The driver of the Hyundai fled the scene on foot before the officers’ arrival.

The 48 year-old male motorcycle rider was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and subsequently transported to Baylor Scott & White where he succumbed to his injuries.  Justice of the Peace Donald Engleking pronounced 48 year-old Derrick Roy Evans of Killeen, deceased by at 2:20 a.m.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department