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Media Release 10/28/14

Phone Scam

Recently The Big Spring Police Department has received complaints from citizens regarding a phone scam. The complaints are regarding phone calls they are receiving from subjects who claim to be law enforcement officers. They tell the citizen that they have missed a court date and owe fines and attempt to collect those fines over the phone. Neither the Police Department nor the Howard County Sheriffs Office are contacting citizens about fines. If you receive one of these calls listen carefully to the name and agency given. Do not give ANY personal information to the callers. Report the call to the local Police or Sheriffs office immediately.

Media Release 10/23/14

On the 22nd of October 2014 at approximately 9:00 P.M., Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to 1002 N. Main (Northcrest Apartments) in reference to a gunshot victim.  When Officers arrived they located the victim, identified as Alfredo Harper B/M DOB 4/3/89.  Harper was found lying outside in-between two of the Apartment buildings.  Harper was found to have been shot in the arm, abdomen and hip.  Harper was immediately transported by EMS to a landing zone for helicopter transport to Midland Memorial for treatment.  The initial investigation revealed some type of verbal altercation occurred between Harper and the suspect, in the parking lot of the apartments, when the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple rounds striking Harper.  Harper was found to have run approximately 100 yards through the apartment complex before collapsing.  The suspect is believed to have departed the apartment complex prior to Officers arrival.  At the time of this release Harper’s condition is unknown.  This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.  If you have any information regarding this shooting please call the Big Spring / Howard County Crime Stoppers at (432) 263-TIPS (8477).

Chief Chad Williams
Lt. Brian Gordon
Sgt. Tony Everett

Media Release 10/21/14

On the 20th of October 2014 at approximately 6:20 P.M., Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to 11th and Scurry in reference to a vehicle and pedestrian accident.  Upon officers arrival, the driver of the vehicle was found to be City of Big Spring Mayor Larry McLellan and the pedestrian was found to be Big Spring resident Robert Pullin W/M DOB 4/5/46.  Pullin had sustained head injuries and was flown from the scene by helicopter to Odessa Medical Center for treatment.  Due to Mr. McLellan’s position with the City of Big Spring and potential seriousness of injury sustained by Mr. Pullin, it is the Big Spring Police Department’s protocol to request the assistance of the Department of Public Safety with the investigation of the accident.  DPS was contacted and responded at which time the investigation was turned over to them.  The Department of Public Safety is the lead investigating agency on this accident and any further inquiries into the accident will be directed to DPS Public Information Officer Elaina Miramontes at 432-498-2174.

Chief Chad Williams

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 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.


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


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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