On 01-17-2015, at approx. 9:31 pm, Officers responded 607 N. Main in reference to a suicidal subject. On arrival officers discovered a deceased male. The subject, identified as Johnson, David, 46 years of age, had suffered a single gunshot to the head. Justice of the Peace Shaw responded to the scene and pronounced death. An autopsy was ordered and was performed in Lubbock on 01-19-2015. The investigation is ongoing and investigators are awaiting autopsy results. At this time the wound appears to be self inflicted. No further.
On 01-10-2015, at approx. 9:34 pm, Officers responded to Southern Smokes, 1501 W. 4th, in reference to a Robbery. Officers learned that two males, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into the closed business and stole property and took cash from the business. The business was closed and has a living quarters in the back. The victim, who is an employee, was in the back watching television with a friend. They heard a knock at the door and when the victim opened the door he was knocked to the floor as the suspects forced their way in. The suspects pushed both victims around and put them on the floor and gathered property and an undetermined amount of cash before leaving the business. The victims were only able to say both suspects were 6'2" -6'4", 250 pounds. both were covered from head to foot in black clothing and the victims could not say what race they were. The victims were not injured. No further at this time.
The Big Spring Police Department is pleased to announce they will begin accepting applications for the CitizensPolice Academy Class to begin in May 2015!
“The CPA is 30 hour program intended to enhance understanding and cooperation between the citizens of Big Spring and Howard County and the personnel of the Big Spring Police Department,” said Brian Gordon, Administrative Lieutenant of the BSPD.
The Academy is designed to give participants a “tip of the iceberg” overview of the tasks, responsibilities and procedures of the men and women serving in local law enforcement. It is an opportunity for citizens to hear from officers in various functions of police work such as: Dispatch, Records, Animal Control, Recruiting and Training, Patrol Operations, Criminal and Narcotics Investigations, Crime Scene Processing, Crime Stoppers and SWAT functions. Robust question and answer sessions are encouraged throughout the program. Few questions are considered off-limits, and participants receive the most honest, straightforward answers available, from the people most qualified to give them.