The Killeen Police Department Investigates Burglary at Shoemaker High School

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2017

 

On June 9, 2017, at about 3:31 a.m., Killeen Police responded to Shoemaker High School located at 3302 Clear Creek Road regarding a burglary in progress.  Officers arrived on scene and the suspects fled before a perimeter could be established.  Possibly three suspects fled on foot and were not located.   A fourth suspect fled in a vehicle.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued.  Officers ended the pursuit by disabling the vehicle with spike strips.  The driver of the vehicle was arrested near the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Malibu Ln.

Inside the vehicle, officers discovered a handgun and suspected stolen property from Killeen ISD and Temple ISD.  The driver is identified as 29 year-old Giovanni Lane.

The Killeen Police Department Burglary Unit continues to investigate this burglary, working closely with Killeen ISD Police and Temple Police.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this burglary to contact the Killeen Police Department, Burglary Unit at 254-501-8830, 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 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

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

For Immediate Release

June 8, 2017

 

On June 5th, 2017, at about 6:45 a.m., officers responded to a reported burglary at the Big Red Barn Self-Storage II located at 2206 Windfield Drive.  Upon arrival, they were met by the management who reported property belonging to the business stolen.  The manager was able to provide video footage of the burglary showing a white male suspect rifling through the office.  The suspect’s vehicle, a dark blue Dodge 2500 or 3500 Ram Pickup was also captured on camera.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the suspect in the attached photos to please call Killeen Police at 254-501-8830, Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or online 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.

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

 

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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 

KPD Arrests Robbery Suspect of a Convenience Store

Killeen Police Arrest a juvenile for Aggravated Robbery of a Convenience Store.

On Thursday, June 01, 2017 at 1:53 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a Robbery that had just occurred at the Stripes Convenience Store located at 2200 E. Stan Schlueter Loop.  The caller advised that a male robbed the store with a large knife.  The suspect demanded money from the cashier and fled southbound towards a field behind the business.  The suspect was apprehended by Patrol Officers while he was fleeing the area.

The name of the suspect will not be released since he is a juvenile.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, continue to investigate this Robbery and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Suspect in Fishpond Murder

UPDATE

 On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and a complaint was returned charging 84 year-old Santiago Vasquez with Murder. Vasquez was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and set his bond at $1,000,000.

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 Killeen Police Investigates a Murder on Fishpond Lane.

Killeen Police were dispatched to the 2800 block of Fishpond in reference to shots fired on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at approximately 3:13 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival they found a black male lying in the roadway with gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in an ongoing dispute.  At the time of the incident, the two began a verbal altercation which became physical.  During the physical altercation, the suspect assaulted the victim with his cane and at some point discharged a firearm at the victim.   The victim, 80 year-old John Wesley Seth Jr. of Killeen, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:28 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.  Through the investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect and have taken him into custody.

This case continues to be investigated by the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Crash on Texas Avenue

Killeen Police are investigating an overnight crash that occurred on Texas Avenue.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 1984 Chevrolet Caprice for running a red light at the intersection of Rancier Avenue and 8th Street, on June 1, 2017, at approximately 1:23 a.m.  The suspect driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The male driver continued to flee north bound on 8th Street, leading officers though the neighborhood disregarding numerous stop signs.  When the driver turned on W. Texas Avenue, he lost control of the vehicle and it traveled up a guide wire of an electric pole, causing the vehicle to flip and catch on fire.  During the course of the crash, the driver was ejected and became entrapped underneath the vehicle.  Officers and civilian bystanders worked together to lift the vehicle and rescue the driver.  He was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in stable condition.  A female passenger was in the vehicle and was unharmed.

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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 a Fatal Crash on Little Nolan Road

Killeen Police investigates a Fatality Crash on Little Nolan.

Killeen Police responded to the 2000 block of Little Nolan Road, at 7:16 a.m., on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a crash.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a Blue Pontiac GTO and a white male lying in the grass.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 2005 Pontiac GTO was traveling westbound on Little Nolan Road at a high rate of speed.  The driver hit the south side concrete curb, drove over the curb and into the grass.  The driver over corrected the vehicle and drove across Little Nolan Road, hitting the north side concrete curb.  The vehicle continued through the grass, driving through two chain link fences and striking the corner of a metal building.  During the course of the crash, the driver was ejected and suffered fatal injuries.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 30 year-old Brian Nicholas Dick of Killeen, deceased at 7:34 a.m.

Through the investigation, it was revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Killeen.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Late Night Robbery

Killeen Police investigate an overnight Robbery at a Convenience Store.

Killeen Police were dispatched to the Mickey’s Convenience Store located at 3802 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at approximately 1:14 a.m., in reference to a robbery that had just occurred.  Upon the officers’ arrival the store clerk told them that a black male walked into the store, displayed a knife and demanded money.  The store clerk complied with the demand and the suspect fled the area eastbound.  The suspect was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, dark jeans and a red mask.

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.  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 Robbery, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Murder on Fishpond Lane

Killeen Police Investigates a Murder on Fishpond Lane.

Killeen Police were dispatched to the 2800 block of Fishpond in reference to shots fired on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at approximately 3:13 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival they found a black male lying in the roadway with gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in an ongoing dispute.  At the time of the incident, the two began a verbal altercation which became physical.  During the physical altercation, the suspect assaulted the victim with his cane and at some point discharged a firearm at the victim.   The victim, 80 year-old John Wesley Seth Jr. of Killeen, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:28 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.  Through the investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect and have taken him into custody.

This case continues to be investigated by the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Pursuit on Mary Jane

The Killeen Police Department investigates an overnight pursuit.

Killeen Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Blue Dodge Avenger at the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Blvd. and 8th Street, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at approximately 11:51 p.m. Officers met with the driver and obtained his information.  While the officers were verifying the information, the driver put the car in gear and fled westbound; a pursuit ensued.  The driver led officers towards Hallmark Avenue, disregarding posted speed limit signs and stop signs, and then turned into the area of Mary Jane Drive.  As the driver turned into a cul-de-sac in the 1000 block of Mary Jane Circle at a high rate of speed, the vehicle hit a curb, causing the vehicle to strike a brick wall and the side of a residence.  The suspect got out of the vehicle and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

There were three residents inside the home at the time of the crash and no injuries were reported.

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 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 in this pursuit, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department