Thursday, July 24, 2014

Media Releases

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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Media Release 7/18/14

On the 17th of July 2014 at approximately 4:50PM, Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to 1500 E. 4th “Fast Stop” convenience store in reference to an Aggravated Robbery. The employees within the store informed officers that an unknown black male approximately 6’ tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds wearing a black hooded shirt, black hat, black pants and black shoes entered the store and displayed a semi automatic handgun demanding the money from the cash register. The employees told the officers they complied with the orders given and the unknown black male departed the store last seen walking east in front of the building. Officers quickly responded in the area but were unable to locate the suspect. It is unknown at this time how much money the suspect departed with.

If you have any information relating to this crime please contact Crime Stoppers at 432-263-TIPS (8477).

Chief Chad Williams
Lt. Brian Gordon
Sgt. Tony Everett

Media Release 7/18/14 Followup

The Big Spring Police Department is currently following up on leads relating to the elderly female incident. As of this release the status of the victim has not changed and she is still listed as serious but stable condition.  This investigation is ongoing and when more information is available to be released the Big Spring Police Department will share it with the media.

Chief Chad Williams
Lt. Brian Gordon
Sgt. Tony Everett

Media Release 7/17/2014

On the 17th of July 2014 at approximately 2:21 A.M. Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriffs Department officers were dispatched to "Radio Tower Rd" (which intersects N. Hwy 350 and the SSR of IH 20) in reference to a subject in the roadway. Shortly after officer's arrived on scene and found an elderly female who had been "stabbed" several times. The investigation revealed the elderly female resided in the 600 block of Washington and at approximately 12:30AM an unknown Hispanic Male had entered the dwelling while she was asleep.

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Media Release 7/14/14

At approximately 5:18 am, on 07-13-2014, a one vehicle crash occurred in Big Spring that claimed the life of a 15 year old local girl. The victim was identified as Shelley Lopez. According to investigating officers, the crash occurred in the 1300 block of East 4th street. A 2002 tan Ford F-150, driven by 17 year old William Green of Big Spring, was traveling East on 4th in the right lane.

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Media Release 4/18/14

Child Pedestrian Accident

On the 17th of April 2014 at approximately 8:40PM Big Spring Police Department Officers and Emergency Medical Service personnel were dispatched to the 1200 block of Gregg Street in reference to a small child being struck by a vehicle.  By 8:42 PM EMS and Officers had arrived on scene and the child was immediately transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for treatment.  It was found that the child (2 years of age) was with his elderly grandmother in the parking lot of “Hunan’s restaurant” (1201 S. Gregg) when the “rambunctious” child had ran into the roadway and was struck by a 2005 Red Ford F-150 PK.  The investigation led Officers to believe that the incident was a tragic accident and no charges will be filed as a result.  The child was treated and released from Scenic Mountain Medical Center the night of the 17th of April 2014.  Investigators contacted the child’s mother on this date and found the child is doing well though they are following up with physicians as a precautionary measure.

CID Sergeant Tony Everett
Administrative Lt. Brian Gordon
Chief Chad Williams

Media Release 4/15/14

Scam Alert!

A person identifying himself as Lt. John Roberts with the Howard County  Sheriff's Office Warrant Division has been calling local residents advising them they have a warrant. They are given instructions to either take a sum of cash to a certain location to pay for the warrant, or they are told they can send the money by Western Union.

This is a SCAM, the Howard County Sheriff's Office does not have anyone employed by that name nor would we ask you to ever bring cash to a location. If you receive a call from this individual please contact the Howard County Sheriff's Office at 432-264-2244.

Sheriff Stan Parker

Media Release 4/15/14

On 04/14/2014 acting on a tip and after follow up investigation, The Big Spring Police Dept. Narcotics Division executed a search Warrant at 1706 S Johnson. Approx. 14.2 grams of crack cocaine, approx. 170 grams of marijuana and two handguns were seized. The following were arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver. They remain in The Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment. The Big Spring Police Department would like to encourage the citizens of Big Spring and Howard County to continue giving tips on suspected drug trafficking.

Brittany Clayton

Brittany Clayton, B/F, 01/17/1987,
Spencer, Oklahoma 

Eddie Ray Hunter Clayton

Eddie Ray Hunter Clayton, B/M, 02/21/1986,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Linger James Evans

Linger James Evans, B/M, 06/30/1961
Cordova, California 

Media Release 4/11/14

As a result of a Crime Stoppers tip, on the 11th of April 2014, at approximately 10:00AM the Big Spring Police Departments Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at Motel 6 room 232 (600 W. Interstate 20).  Upon entry into the motel room, investigators located 3 grams of Heroin packaged with the intent to be distributed as well as a small amount of marijuana and prescription pills.  Scotty Ray Bland W/M DOB 12/9/78 and Melinda Gamboa W/F DOB 5/22/76 were both arrested and charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance Felony 2.  The Big Spring Police Department commends the citizens of Big Spring for the collaborative work with the common goal.

Scotty Ray BlandMelinda Gamboa

CID Sergeant Tony Everett
Administrative Lt. Brian Gordon
Chief Chad Williams

Media Release 4/1/14

NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE!!

On the 1st of April 2014, The Big Spring Police Department executed several felony arrest warrants for Narcotics Violations. The arrest warrants are the result of approximately 6 months of investigation by the Big Spring Police Department’s Narcotics Division. Assisting with the arrests were the Howard County Sheriffs Office, Sterling County Sheriffs Office, Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshals. The following have been arrested as a result of this sweep;

Carl Wells W/M DOB 9/25/82
Delivery Controlled Substance SJF 
Andy Lee Cuellar W/M DOB 3/11/85
Delivery Controlled Substance F1 
Carol Scaggs B/F DOB 8/1/47
2 counts Delivery Controlled
Substance In A Drug Free Zone F3 
 Dolly Woodard W/F DOB 10/11/44
Delivery Marijuana SJF
 Christopher Salazar W/M DOB 7/31/87
Possession of Marijuana MB
 Demetrius Pruitt B/F DOB 12/25/66
Delivery Controlled Substance In A Drug Free Zone F3
 Steve Lopez W/M DOB 2/7/64
Possession of a Controlled Substance SJF
 Steven Sims  W/M DOB 2/1/83
Delivery Controlled Substance F2
 Nicole Prather W/F DOB 1/10/95
Possession of Marijuana MB
 Phillip Mendoza Sr. W/M DOB 4/29/51
2 counts Delivery Controlled Substance F1
 Brandon Mindling W/M DOB 4/16/91
Possession of Marijuana MB
 Stacy Poe  W/F DOB 11/17/72
Possession Controlled Substance SJF

 

The following individuals are still pending arrest as Police are attempting to locate: If you have any information to the whereabouts of any of these subjects please contact “CRIMESTOPPERS” at 432 263-TIPS

Thomas White  W/M DOB 4/7/91  Zachary Clanton W/M DOB 8/31/82 
 Donnie Robertson  W/F DOB 12/27/89  Thomas Bolton   W/M DOB 5/29/82
 Mark Ryerson W/M DOB 09/10/87  Robert Johnson  W/M DOB 11/7/82
 Mary Kate Nelson W/F DOB 11/18/61  Kessandra Urbina W/F DOB 7/25/91

 

These investigations are a result of a collaborative effort with the citizens of Big Spring and the Big Spring Police Department.  We share an interest in a Drug Free community to live and raise our children.  The Big Spring Police Department is committed to serving the community and providing a safe environment for all. 

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