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Public Service Announcement 9/8/14

DEA

National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative

On the 27th of September 2014 from the hours of 10am-2pm, the Big Spring Police Department’s Narcotics Division will be working in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration on the National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative at Walmart (201 W. Marcy).

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Public Service Announcement 9/9/14

Bats 9/9/14

On 09/05/14 the Big Spring Animal Control Division captured a bat in the northeast portion of Big Spring.  The bat was sent for testing and the tests confirmed that the bat was infected with rabies.  Other bats have been captured and sent for testing and the bats were confirmed negative for rabies.  Bats play an important role by eliminating insects and although myths exist that suggest bats are aggressive towards humans, this is merely a myth.  If you observe a bat flying around during the evening hours this is probably a sign that the bat is hunting for insects and is a healthy bat.  Sick bats are most commonly found during the daytime hours in open areas and may not be able to fly.  If you encounter a bat that is close enough to be touched, do not touch the bat.  Under these circumstances, contact the Animal Control Division or the Police Department immediately.  At this time only one bat has been found to be carrying the disease and this appears to be an isolated incident.  No human exposure has resulted and we will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action as necessary.

Animal Control- 8A-5P- Mon- Fri.—432-264-2563
Police Department- All Hours—432-264-2550


Media 9/18/14 Update

On 09-17-2014, the body of a white male was found on the railroad tracks near 1st and Austin streets. His name was not released pending notification of next of kin. That notification was made and the victim is identified as OLDAKER, ALLEN 62 years of age, last known residence was in Odessa Tx. There were no signs of foul play and we are awaiting autopsy results.

Media 9/18/14

On the 17th of September 2014 at 9:14PM, Big Spring Police Department Officers and EMS personnel were dispatched to 1st and Austin in reference to a male laying on the train tracks. Officers arrived on scene and observed a 62 year old White/Male laying on the train tracks. Further inspection revealed the subject was deceased. The initial investigation indicates the subject was not struck by a train. There is also no initial indication of any foul play involved. Justice of the Peace Benny Green ordered an autopsy on the subject. The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is working with Union Pacific Investigators on this matter. The name of the individual is not being released until next of kin is notified.

Media Release 9/8/14

On 9/5/14 at approximately 8:00 AM, the Big Spring Animal Control Kennel Worker responded to the Big Spring Animal Shelter to begin her normal duties. The Kennel worker discovered several deceased chickens inside the fenced area of the Shelter. The deceased chickens were left on the grounds until an Animal Control Officer was available to help examine the chickens and determine what killed the birds. Around 12:00 PM other chickens began to appear that were injured and had came back to the area of the shelter. Some of the chickens were taken to a vet to be treated for the injuries. When the Animal Control Officer arrived to assist the Kennel Worker, the deceased chickens were examined and it appeared as though the chickens died by being struck with some type of blunt object or tool. The chickens were also taken to a local vet who confirmed that he also believes the chickens were struck with a tool and it did not appear that the chickens were attacked by another animal. The fenced area was locked and secured at the time of this crime and it appears as though someone gained access to the secure area in order to kill the animals. Preventative measures are being sought to better secure the facility. The Animal Cruelty case is currently being investigated by the Big Spring Police Department. Due to this case being an on going criminal investigation, no further details can be released at this time.

Media Release 9/3/14

On the 3rd of September 2014 at approximately 4:30 A.M., The Big Spring Police Department / Howard County Sheriffs Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 713 Lorilla.

The search warrant was the result of an investigation conducted by the Big Spring Police Departments Narcotics Unit after receiving information of drug sales and probable location of Theodore Rios W/M DOB 4/4/70 who was wanted for a parole violation and was considered armed and dangerous.

The search of the residence produced a quantity of methamphetamine and currency.

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Media Release 8/4/14

 On 08-03-2014 at 2:58am, Officers responded to the 2600 block of S. Monticello in reference to an assault. Officers contacted the complainant and learned that a known subject, Paul Hildreth w/m 06-26-69 had entered her home without consent. The suspect entered the home through an unlocked door. Both the complainant and her 6 year old daughter were sleeping on couches in the same room. The mother was partially awakened by someone touching her. When she fully awoke she saw the suspect kissing her daughter and confronted him. At that point Hildreth left the residence and Police were notified.

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Media Release 8/1/14

Below is a Forensic drawing of a suspect in the Sexual Assault and Stabbing of a 84 year old woman. The suspect is believed to be approximately 6' tall and 200 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact.

Crime Stoppers: 432-263-TIPS (8477) or 432-333-tips (8477)

 Suspect in Sexual Assault and Stabbing

Media Release 7/29/14 Update

Two juveniles previously detained by the Howard County Sheriffs Office have been charged with Arson in connection with the Structure fire in the 8500 Blk. N. Service Rd. in Sand Springs this morning. The juveniles have been turned over to the Howard County Juvenile Dentition Center for processing. No further information at this time.

Media Release 7/29/14

At approximately 6:33 am. Howard County Volunteers and Big Spring Fire Department were dispatched to the 8500 Blk. N. Service Rd. in Sand Springs in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival it was discovered the fire was set intentionally. At this time two juveniles have been detained for questioning but no arrests have been made. The structure was a total loss. This is still an ongoing investigation.

Media Release 7/22/14

 JESSE LOPEZ

On the 21st of July, Officers responded to the 500 block of S. Goliad and took a stolen vehicle report.  The vehicle was a 2000 White Pontiac Montana minivan and was taken from the residence by unknown actor(s) between the 20th of July at approximately 9:00PM and the 21st of July 8:00AM.  Keys had been left inside the vehicle.

Jesse Lopez

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