Friday, May 29, 2015

Murder Arrest Made

Joe Cruz GutierrezOn the 28th of May 2015 at approximately 9:36 P.M. The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division arrested Joe Cruz Gutierrez Hispanic/Male 28 years of age for the Murder of Freddie Ramos which occurred on the 27th of May 2015 at approximately 10:00PM in the 300 block of N. Scurry. Joe Cruz Gutierrez has confessed to the Murder and is currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment. The Big Spring Police Department wants to thank the citizens of Big Spring for the information and cooperation received regarding this investigation. This investigation is ongoing and we have no further information at this time.

5/28/15 Shooting

On the 27th of May 2015 at approximately 9:59 P.M., the Big Spring Police Department received several calls of shots fired outside the Spanish Inn restaurant located in the 300 block of N. Scurry. Officers and EMS personnel immediately responded and found Freddie Ramos Hispanic/Male 30 years of age had been shot and had succumbed to his injuries sustained. Several witnesses informed they all observed the suspects enter a silver in color passenger car and speed away following the shooting. The Criminal Investigations Division is currently following up on several leads and is actively investigating this homicide.

If you have any information regarding this incident please call CrimeStoppers at (432) 263-tips (8477). You can also leave an anonymous tip using the tipsoft mobile application or from the Big Spring Police Department website www.bigspringpd.net

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Scottish Inn Search Warrant

John Manuel Solis

On the 20th of May 2015 at approximately 5:30 A.M., the Big Spring Police Department / Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a Big Spring Police Department narcotics search warrant at 1202 E. 3rd (Scottish Inn Motel room 117). The suspect John Manuel Solis Hispanic/Male DOB 11/11/1985 is a convicted felon and was known to carry firearms and have gang affiliations. Upon approaching the room a distraction device was deployed and SWAT began attempting to gain entry into the room at which time shots were fired from within the room towards SWAT members. The door was breached and the initial report indicates gunfire was exchanged between Solis and a SWAT team member who fired only 1 shot. After the SWAT team member fired, while moving into the room, Solis was immediately apprehended. Solis sustained only a minor injury which was the result of the taking of him into custody and not the result of gunfire exchanged. Solis received medical attention on scene by the City of Big Spring EMS. No one else was injured during this incident. Solis has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer a 1st degree Felony offense and is currently being held in the Howard County Detention Center. Additional Charges will be filed at a later date. The investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers. Any further comments will be referred to the Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Elana Miramontes 432-498-2100, due to the ongoing investigation. Upon approaching the room a distraction device was deployed and SWAT began attempting to gain entry into the room at which time shots were fired from within the room towards SWAT members. The door was breached and the initial report indicates gunfire was exchanged between Solis and a SWAT team member who fired only 1 shot. After the SWAT team member fired, while moving into the room, Solis was immediately apprehended. Solis sustained only a minor injury which was the result of the taking of him into custody and not the result of gunfire exchanged. Solis received medical attention on scene by the City of Big Spring EMS. No one else was injured during this incident. Solis has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer a 1st degree Felony offense and is currently being held in the Howard County Detention Center. Additional Charges will be filed at a later date. The investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers. Any further comments will be referred to the Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Elana Miramontes 432-498-2100, due to the ongoing investigation.

Stolen Property Recovered

Alfredo HarperOn 04-29-2015, Investigators with the Police Department Detective division and Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at 501 N.E. 8th. Officers had information that stolen property was being kept at that location. The warrant was executed at approx.. 5:00 pm. Approx. $15,000 in stolen property was recovered. One suspect was arrested and was identified as HARPER, ALFREDO b/m 04-03-1989. Harper was charged with Theft over $1500 and under $20,000. As of this report he is in custody at the Detention Center awaiting arraignment.