KPD Needs Help Identifing Burglar

The Killeen Police Department is asking if anyone can identify a burglar.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, officers filed a report for a burglary of a motor vehicle that occurred in the 1800 block of Bundrant Dr.  The victim stated they noticed that the contents inside their vehicle had been scattered about and that money was missing. Detectives were able to obtain video footage of the suspect burglarizing the victim’s vehicle.

Detectives asking anyone that can identify this burglary 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.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates A Convenience Store Robbery UP

UPDATE March 8, 2017: During the course of this investigation, detectives have obtained the following video of the robbery suspect in this case.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this robbery or if you can identify the suspect in the surveillance video, 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 anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

February 16, 2017

Killeen Police investigate Aggravated Robbery at Star Mart.

Officers responded to the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 104 W. Elms at 7:43pm, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, after receiving a 911 call advising the store had just been robbed.  Upon the officers’ arrival they were told an armed black male, approximately 5’10” tall, 160 lbs, wearing a black beanie with yellow trim, with curly pink/purple hair, possibly a wig, wearing a Dallas Cowboys hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, entered the store and demanded money.  The suspect fled westbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.  The officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Homicide on Bundrant

Killeen Police investigate Homicide at the Morgan Manor Apartments.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Bundrant Drive at 8:08 p.m., on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a robbery.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a male victim lying on the ground, unconscious and not breathing; they immediately began performing CPR until Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrival.   Once the paramedics arrived, the victim was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.  The victim succumbed to his injuries and Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the victim deceased at 10:07 p.m.; an autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The preliminary information that was received by officers revealed that the victim was in the parking lot of the Morgan Manor Apartments located at 1506 Bundrant Drive, when he was approached by three (3) or four (4) individuals.  During the verbal altercation, the suspects robbed the victim and brutally attacked him, causing multiple injuries; the unidentified suspects fled the area in an unknown vehicle.

Detectives are still working on obtaining information on the description of the suspects and the vehicle.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Homicide Unit are asking anyone who has information about this homicide 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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Infants Death

Killeen Police investigate death of an infant.

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Zephyr Road at 8:08pm, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to an unresponsive and not breathing three month old male infant.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they immediately began performing CPR until Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrival.  Once the paramedics arrived, they immediately transported the infant to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and he was subsequently transported to McLane Children’s Hospital.  On February 24, 2017, Justice of the Peace David Barfield pronounced the infant deceased at 3:35pm and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The name of the child will not be released at this time.

This case is currently being reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division Special Victims Unit continue to investigate this death and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Murder at the Summerfield Mobile Home Park

Killeen Police are investigating a Murder at the Summerfield Mobile Home Park.

Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing at the Summerfield Mobile Home Park located at 6100 E. Rancier Avenue at 7:39pm, on Friday, March 3, 2017.   Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male victim with a stab wound; he was immediately transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.   Witnesses told officers that the victim and the suspect were in a verbal altercation that became physical.  At some point during the altercation, the suspect stabbed the victim.

The victim, 23 year old Daniel Scott Daulton, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at 8:20pm; an autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Instituted of Forensic Sciences in Dallas by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.

Through the investigation detectives were able to identify the person responsible for this murder.  The case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 53 year old, Danny Lee Daulton with Murder; Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown set his bond at $150,000.  Daulton is currently in the Bell County Jail.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Conducts Traffic Enforcement Detail

The Killeen Police Department initiated a speed STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) detail on Interstate 14, today, Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 8:00am until 1:30pm.  Through a grant received from the Texas Department of Transportation to assist the department with overtime, officers were able to conduct this detail.  This detail was part of a citywide traffic education and enforcement action and was citizen complaint driven.

In the detail, there was a police officer monitoring the speeds of vehicles with a certified laser and would radio the other police units of the violator.  The department had a total of sixteen (16) officers working this detail and could have used even more due to the fact that several violators could not be stopped.

There were a total of 312 speeding violations issued and 21 non-hazardous violations; to include No Driver’s License, No Insurance and Fail to Display Driver License.

The majority of the violations issued were in excess of 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit and several violations issued were in excess of 20 miles per hour.  The fastest violator cited was at 99 miles per hour.

The purpose of special traffic enforcement details is to inform citizens of the actual violation and to create awareness of the actual law.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Releases Update on Jamal Powell

The Killeen Police Department would like take this time to thank all the individuals who were looking for Jamal Powell who was reportedly kidnapped from 4807 Golden Gate Drive in Killeen, Texas, on February 11, 2017.  Through the investigation it was determined that the report of Jamal Powell being kidnapped was false.  The reporting parties fabricated the identity of Jamal Powell in an attempt to get a faster response from local law enforcement; there was never a child.  The report of a gun being involved in this case is also fictitious.  Currently the Killeen Police Department is seeking to obtain arrest warrants for the six initial subjects who provided false information; other warrants may be issued.   

Many agencies contributed numerous man hours in an attempt to locate the fictitious child.  The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the following agencies and organizations that contributed to this investigation; U.S. Marshals Service, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Records Department, Indiana Department of Child Services, Dallas Police Department, Lewisville Police Department, Bell County District Attorney’s Office, Bell County Probation Office, Bell County C.S.C.D., and Channel 6 News.  This list is not all inclusive due to the fact that other agencies assisted the agencies within this list. 

The two reported suspects, Lanae Hoskins and James Harris, have been cleared of all charges.

 Killeen Police investigating a possible kidnapping of male toddler.

Officers were notified of a missing 3 year old male toddler who was taken by a female and a male at 11:59pm, on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that a black female, Lanae Hoskins and a black male, James Harris, were at the residence, 4807 Golden Gate Drive, when they stole an undisclosed amount of money and a vehicle at gun point, fleeing from the residence with the child, Jamal Powell.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Homicide Victim

UPDATE

February 27, 2017

The name of the victim has been identified as 58 year old William Petty.  William succumbed to his injuries on February 26, 2017 and was pronounced deceased at 5:20am by medical personnel. 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division Homicide Unit are following active leads on this case and information will be provided as it becomes available. 

Killeen Police investigate an early morning Homicide.

Killeen Police responded to the Subway Restaurant located at 1100 Old FM 440 on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3:42am, after receiving a 911 call about a robbery.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male victim with a gunshot wound; he was immediately transported to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in critical condition.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Homicide Unit are asking anyone who has information about this homicide 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.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Homicide at Subway

Killeen Police investigate an early morning Homicide.

Killeen Police responded to the Subway Restaurant located at 1100 Old FM 440 on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3:42am, after receiving a 911 call about a robbery.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male victim with a gunshot wound; he was immediately transported to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the restaurant wearing a ski mask.  The security guard on duty approached the suspect and words were exchanged.  During the verbal altercation, the security guard was fatality wounded.

The suspect is described as a stocky black male, approximately 5’6” tall, wearing a dark gray sweatshirt, black shorts with red and white trim and white tennis shoes.

subway

There were a few citizens and employees in the restaurant and no other injuries were reported.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Homicide Unit are asking anyone who has information about this homicide 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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Death Investigation on Lavender Lane

Killeen Police is conducting a Death Investigation on Lavender Lane.

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Lavender Lane on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 6:39pm, after receiving a 911 call about an unresponsive female and infant.  Officers and paramedics arrived and located an adult female and baby lying on the floor inside the residence.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the resident came home and found the two females not breathing.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arrived and pronounced 36 year old Holley Shavahn Newkirk deceased at 7:18pm and her baby, Teegan Newkirk at 7:19pm; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The cause of the deaths is undetermined at this time; detectives see no signs of foul play pending the final autopsy results to make that determination.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department