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Teen arrested in car wash burglary

July 29th, 2014 - Comments »

AMARILLO, Texas — Police in Amarillo reportedly arrested a 17-year-old boy Sunday on multiple charges in connection with a burglary incident at an East Amarillo Boulevard car wash.

According to Sgt. Brent Barbee, officers responded at 4:06 a.m. to a burglary alarm at Quick Quack Car Wash located in 1001 E. Amarillo Blvd.

Barbee said officers reportedly found that someone broke into the building by breaking out a north side glass door. The burglar reportedly pried open an empty safe and pulled a computer out of a cabinet in the office.

Counselor charged with assaulting teen

July 28th, 2014 - Comments »

BRYAN, Texas — A 36-year-old employee at a local children’s residential treatment center was suspended recently after Brazos County authorities charged him with assaulting a 16-year-old at the facility.

Andre Heard was arrested Friday in connection with a June 25 incident at Everyday Life Residential Treatment Center in the 6900 block of Broach Road near Bryan.

Court documents said the facility manager reportedly called authorities to report a physical altercation between Heard and the teen, which occurred as Heard tried to cut a lock off the boy’s locker to take away his computer for disciplinary purposes.

2 men accused in May robberies; man accused of kidnapping, sex abuse

July 26th, 2014 - Comments »

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Two men have been charged in connection with four reported College Station robberies on May 26 and 27.

Tremar D’Shane Gilbert, 22, and Roderick Lydell Washington, 21, were each charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of robbery.

Police said their investigation led them to obtain warrants for the men on Friday, though it was unclear how they were linked to the incidents.

According to police, two people reported being robbed 50 minutes apart on May 26 — one in the 700 block of Dominik Drive and the other in the 1200 block of Harvey Road.

Video shows officers punched suspect

July 26th, 2014 - Comments »

SANTA ANA, California – It has been reported that surveillance video appears to show Southern California police officers punching a suspect who fled arrest and hitting him in the legs with a baton.

A report on Saturday states that Edgar Vargas Arzate, 27, ran away from Santa Ana police officers responding to a burglary call but they caught up with him in a private yard.

Arzate could not be seen on screen for most of the silent, one-minute clip, and it’s unclear what he is doing. One officer appears to punch him six times as they attempt to handcuff him. Another officer can be seen swinging a baton at his legs as he lies on the ground.

2 Houston-area businesses robbed at gunpoint

July 26th, 2014 - Comments »

HOUSTON, Texas – Houston police on Friday released surveillance video from an armed robbery at a Sprint phone store near Meyerland Plaza.

According to the Houston Police Department, the crime happened just after 1:30 p.m. on July 17 in the 4800 block of Beechnut.

Police said three men between 25 and 30 years old went into the store and demanded money from the employees. One suspect struck a worker with his gun. The suspects then fled with cash and several cell phones.

No shots were fired.

TCU star defender arrested in assault

July 25th, 2014 - Comments »

FORT WORTH, Texas – A TCU star defender, who was “separated” from the university this week while police investigated allegations of domestic violence against him, surrendered Thursday afternoon on a misdemeanor assault warrant.

Devonte Fields

Court records show Devonte Fields was immediately processed and released from the Tarrant County Jail on $3,500 bond at 4:50 p.m. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The alleged assault reportedly occurred at a home in the 2700 block of Lubbock Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and involved Field’s ex-girlfriend.

Southeast Amarillo shooting victim arrested

July 25th, 2014 - Comments »

AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities said in a news release Thursday that the victim of a late-night shooting Wednesday at an Amarillo apartment complex was arrested after an investigation by officers.

Amarillo police responded about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting at the Amarillo Gardens apartment complex, 1223 South Roberts St. where officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg outside on the southwest corner of the complex.

Authorities said the man was shot after he had tried to stop a fight that had broken out during a party at one of the upstairs apartments. He was transferred by ambulance to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Man killed in law firm

July 24th, 2014 - Comments »

LUBBOCK, Texas — A 61-year-old man was found slain in a downtown law office on Wednesday morning.

Jestin Wayne Hooker

Police responded at 2:26 a.m. to a call about a disturbance and found Steve Wallace lying on the floor at 1402 Texas Ave. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Lubbock police arrested Jestin Wayne Hooker, 27, in connection with the death. He was charged with murder after being taken to the Lubbock Police Department for questioning.

Police said the suspect, the victim and a third man lived in the Shackelford, Hawkins & Searcy P.C. law office, which was the crime scene.

Murder suspect shot 2 officers

July 24th, 2014 - Comments »

LA JOYA, Texas — Authorities said a capital murder suspect is “presumed dead” following a standoff and shootout Tuesday evening that left at least two Edinburg police officers wounded.

“The threat has been taken care of and he’s presumed dead at this time,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The sheriff said Joaquin Cibrian, 29, reportedly shot two Edinburg police officers Tuesday afternoon after barricading himself in a home in south La Joya. Guerra said the suspect continued to fire from inside the building, making the removal of the officers difficult.

Group traveled to Austin to rob residents

July 21st, 2014 - Comments »

AUSTIN, Texas – An arrest affidavit states a group of four people reportedly made a journey from Harker Heights to Austin just to rob two people at gunpoint.

D’carlito Rawlins Lockett, 19, Devin Ray Reed, 17, Brittany Elise Lilly, 22, and Marcus Andrew Pelican, 20, were charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Police reportedly linked them to two alleged robberies: one in Austin and another in Round Rock.

According to the affidavit, Austin police began investigating the robbery of Nicole Akpunku at about 10:30 p.m. on June 25.