It is the mission of the Big Spring Police Department to enhance the quality of life throughout our community by working cooperatively with the public to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, minimize fear and provide for a safe environment. We are committed to excellence in law enforcement and are dedicated to the people we serve, and to the traditions and diversity within our city. We will provide service with professionalism and understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision.
If you are seeking a rewarding career in Law Enforcement, we encourage you to consider the Big Spring Police Department as your home for a career. The City of Big Spring Police Department is committed to reaching out to the citizens it serves while providing the highest level of professionalism and services available. The department has adopted a community oriented policing philosophy. The department's aim is to provide that information and those services necessary to reduce crime, the fear of crime and to improve the quality of life in our community. The department is working with the community toward a common goal of having the safest streets and neighborhoods possible. The City of Big Spring is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age or Disability in employment or the provision of services.
On the 23rd of November 2016 at approximately 1:40 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Settles in reference to a possible kidnapping. Big Spring Police Department officers responded and located the suspect vehicle. Upon contact with the suspect Aguilar, Adrian Hispanic/Male 23 years of age, he was found to be in possession of a handgun. Contact was made with two victims male and female, who informed officers they had been walking from the area of San Antonio and Aylesford when Aguilar had stopped and confronted the male victim demanding “they” get into the vehicle while brandishing the firearm. Both victims complied and Aguilar drove them to the 1800 block of Settles. The female victim was able to contact dispatch by phone and alert the police. Aguilar was arrested and charged with a Howard County warrant for Graffiti, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and two counts of Aggravated Kidnapping.
On the 30th of November 2016, Big Spring Police Department Narcotics Investigators were conducting surveillance on the residence of 813 W. 6th due to suspected illegal distribution of narcotics from the residence and the suspect, Cody Alan Wingo W/M 28 years of age, having numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest to include Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Theft of a Firearm, and a Taylor County Warrant for Violation of Probation for Theft and Assault. The surveillance revealed Cody Wingo was at the residence and numerous unknown persons were visiting the residence looking at a zero turn lawn-mower that appeared to match the description of one that had recently been stolen from a citizen of Big Spring.
With the assistance of the Federal Marshalls Service, Howard County Sheriff’s Office and the Big Spring Police Department Detective’s Division, at approximately 3:00 P.M. officers entered the residence and arrested Wingo for his outstanding warrants. When arresting Wingo, Narcotics Investigators observed paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine within the residence at which time a search warrant for the residence was obtained. Upon searching the residence more methamphetamine was located along with a small amount of marijuana, 5 firearms, the stolen zero turn lawnmower, a generator, a motorcycle, a 4 wheeler and over $1,000 in currency. The generator, motorcycle and 4 wheeler was seized by the Howard County Sheriff’s office and are suspected of being stolen from the county.
Wingo was arrested and charged with all his warrants and also for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Theft of Property over $2,500 but less than $30,000. Also arrested at the residence was Elias Vasquez White/Male 22 years of age, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Appear and a Bondsman off Bond warrant and Cindy Manchado Lopez Hispanic/Female 20 years of age for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Theft of Property over $2,500 but less than $30,000.
The investigation is ongoing and investigators expect additional charges to follow.
On the 26th of November 2016 at approximately 8:03 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of S. Gregg St. (Hanlin Dollar, outside of Dragon China Buffet) in reference to a Robbery. Upon arrival contact was made the victim who informed officers that at approximately 6:50 P.M., an older model car pulled up into the parking lot. He could see two black males occupying the vehicle. The victim informed that the vehicle eventually pulled away and parked alongside the curb on 13th St. The victim informed while he was putting items away for closing, one of the black males, wearing a gray in color long sleeve shirt and blue jeans, ran toward him brandishing a black in color handgun. The black male then grabbed the victim pushing him inside the utility trailer the victim uses to store his property for sale. The suspect then hit the victim in the head with the firearm, reached into his pocket and stole approximately $400.00. The victim advised he fell to the floor of the utility trailer and was instructed not to move at which time the suspect ran away. The victim informed he did not notify the police sooner due to him being scared.
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 “P3 Tips” mobile application or from the Big Spring Police Department website www.bigspringpd.net.
On the 5th of December at approximately 10:45 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to Scenic Mountain Medical Center in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers arrived at the emergency room and contacted the victim identified as Trig Gilkey White/Male 20 years of age. Gilkey informed officers that he had been walking in an alley between Wood and Sycamore St. when he was shot multiple times by an unknown person. Gilkey was shot in the abdomen, shoulder, and leg. Gilkey was subsequently flown by helicopter to University Medical Center in Lubbock for his injuries sustained.
Big Spring Police Department officers located the crime scene in the alley of the 1500 block of Wood and Sycamore where officers located evidence of the shooting.
The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is actively investigating this incident. Gilkey’s condition was unknown at the time of this release.
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 “P3 Tips” mobile application or from the Big Spring Police Department website www.bigspringpd.net