Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Media Releases

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 7/27/14

On the 26th of July 2014 at approximately 5:40 AM, Big Spring Police Department Sergeant Chris Mahurin was patrolling businesses on the east side of town. Sgt. Mahurin observed movement in the area of Lee’s Rental Storage units located at 1606 E. FM 700 which led Sgt. Mahurin to further investigate. When Sgt. Mahurin approached the business 2 subjects ran across E. FM 700 both carrying their loot. Sgt. Mahurin gave chase observing the subjects drop some of their stolen property. Sgt. Mahurin lost sight of the individuals around the 1800 block of Virginia. A perimeter was set up when Big Spring Police Department Officers arrived on scene. Officers then searched the area on foot finding both Dennis Richardson W/M DOB 9/4/84 and Kody Jackson W/M DOB 11/1/85 hiding. It was found that both Richardson and Jackson had burglarized one of the storage buildings at 1606 E. FM 700. Recovered from the Burglary was approximately $300.00 of miscellaneous household items. Both Richardson and Jackson were charged with Burglary of a Building and Criminal Trespass.





Jackson Jackson           Richardson Richardson

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


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.


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.


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

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