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$2400.00 Relocation reimbursement • $1500.00 Academy reimbursement
Certified officers: Starting $41,285.00 yr. • Non-certified officers: Starting $39,293.00 yr.
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
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).
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.
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.
During the past week Big Spring has experienced several robberies. The Police Department would like to make the citizens aware of these crimes in hopes that the information will help prevent further crimes of this type.
On 08-17-2014 at approx. 1:00am, Officers responded to 1317 Park in reference to a stabbing. On arrival Officers found two males injured. They were identified as Joshua Pierce w/m 10-19-83 and John Sipes w/m 11-27-55. The investigation revealed that several people had been at 1315 Park, Pierce's residence, and were drinking. At some point Sipes was accused of touching Pierce's wife inappropriately. Sipes left the residence and went to his residence next door. Pierce went to talk to Sipes about the incident. Pierce was talking to a third person when Sipes came in the room from behind Pierce and stabbed him twice in the right side. Pierce turned toward his attacker and started punching Sipes in the face. Sipes fell to the floor and was not conscious. Both subjects were taken to the emergency room by ambulance. Sipes was transported to Lubbock later due to serious facial injuries. Pierce was kept in order to surgically remove part of the knife blade that broke off inside him. At the time of this release there have been no updates on their condition. No charges have been filed and the investigation continues. No one else was injured in the fray. No further at this time.
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.
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)