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Crime Stoppers

September 7, 2016 - Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Kurtes Lawrence was dispatched to a residence on 1970 North in reference to a burglary on the 13th of August 2016. A description was given of a vehicle that was observed occupied by two males, one of which was carrying a television from the residence and a direction of travel. The case was then turned over to Shelby County CID Investigator Michael Griffin.

Kevin Jacob ZamoraAfter further investigation, the television was located and recovered and is now back with the rightful owner. Two suspects were identified as a Kevin Jacob Zamora, 25-year-old male of Timpson and a Curtis Lee Pugh Jr., 26-year-old male of Timpson.

Kevin Zamora was arrested in Timpson on Friday, September 2nd after two foot chases by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Timpson Police Department and the Constable of PCT 5 Robert Hairgrove.

Zamora was arrested for Burglary of a Habitation, Felony 2, and two counts of Evading Arrest and/or Detention, Misdemeanor A. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their appreciation for the assistance from the aforementioned agencies in apprehending Zamora.

Curtis (CJ) PughCurtis (CJ) Pugh, Jr. is currently wanted for Burglary of a Habitation, Felony 2 and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a State Jail Felony.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime and/or location of the wanted subject should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

August 10, 2016 - According to Constable Pct 3 Billy Hearnsberger, there was a business burglary last night at B & N Auto located at 11983 U.S. Hwy 84E in Joaquin, Texas. Multiple hand tools, electronics, lawn care equipment and cash were taken. Entry was made into the yard by cutting a large hole through the cyclone fence.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

August 8, 2016 - Center Police Department is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred at Ray Jones Chevrolet and Wright Dodge. 

Sometime between the hours of 5:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2016 and 9:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2016 unidentified suspect(s) entered the Ray Jones Chevrolet and Wright Dodge car lots. The unidentified suspects took two white tailgates from new trucks at Ray Jones Chevrolet and three sets of wheel simulators from Wright Dodge.  The Center Police Department Detective Division is asking for the public to be on the lookout for these thieves and report any information in regard to this case. 

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

Maricela HernandezAugust 1, 2016 - Center Crime Stoppers is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying those involved in a crash incident which took the life of a pedestrian in Shelby County.

According to a press release issued by DPS, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers stationed in Shelby County responded to a fatal auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash on July 28, at approximately 12 a.m. The vehicle striking the pedestrian fled the scene without notifying law enforcement, which is a felony crime. This motor vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 7, about 6 miles west of Center, Texas.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Marla Denby and has been identified as Maricela Hernandez, 29, from Houston, TX.

Details of this crash are limited. DPS can confirm that the vehicle involved in the crash struck the pedestrian and fled the scene without notifying a law enforcement agency. The driver and vehicle are being sought by State Troopers who are actively investigating this crime.

Texas DPS Troopers seek information about the driver, any passengers, and vehicle involved in this motor vehicle crash.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to notify your local law enforcement agency or contact Lufkin DPS Communications at 936-699-7340.

July 18, 2016 - An unknown suspect unlawfully entered into Haslam Tire Company located at 13320 Highway 84 East in Joaquin, Texas on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 and stole several tires.

The unknown suspect illegally entered the building by prying open a bay door. Surveillance video footage captured the suspect making entry into the building. If you recognize the suspect in the video taken from the surveillance video footage, please contact Center Crime Stoppers.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Department at 936-598-5600 or 936-572-1468 and speak with Lieutenant Investigator DJ Dickerson.

Submitted by Lt. Inv. DJ Dickerson

July 5, 2016 - An unknown black male went to Adams Electric located at 502 Railroad in Center on Monday July 4, 2016 at approximately 9:55pm. There the suspect cut the lock from the gate gaining entrance into the back lot.

The suspect then pried open the back doors and entered the building and disabled one inside surveillance camera but failed to locate other cameras in the building. An assortment of tools were taken by the suspect, jugs of freon used for air conditioning units and then the suspect fled out the same way he entered.  

The Center Police Department Detectives Division is asking for the public to review the still shots from the surveillance camera to see if they could identify the suspect.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

Submitted by Detective Stephen Stroud

Bobby CartwrightUpdate May 16, 2016 - Bobby Cartwright was arrested by deputy Kurtes Lawrence with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office Monday, May 16 at 11:45 a.m.


May 11, 2016 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of Bobby Cartwright. Cartwright is a registered sex offender and is wanted for failure to register/sex offenders duty to register.

Cartwright is a black male, 5’6, 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Cartwright‘s last known addresses were on Railroad Avenue and George Bowers Drive in Tenaha. He also previously resided in Shelbyville.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5600 and speak with an investigator.

 

May 13, 2016 - This bracelet was left at a local burglary in Center, Texas. Center Police Detectives is seeking information about the red and black rubber bracelet with the writing “What kinda junkie are you?” ”Social Junkie.”

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

Christopher CartwrightMay 11, 2016 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of Christopher Cartwright. Christopher Cartwright is a black male, 5’2, 140 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has tattoos on both arms and chest. Cartwright‘s last known address was County Road 2124 in Shelbyville.

James Michael CartwrightThe Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of James Michael Cartwright. James Michael Cartwright is a black male, 5’8, 185 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Cartwright‘s last known address was County Road 2124 in Shelbyville.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding these men should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com.  Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5600 and speak with an investigator.

 

Center Police Detectives are seeking information in regards to two residential burglaries in Center Texas.

On Friday April 22 2016 between the hours of 8:00am and 11am unknown suspect(s) went to two residences One residence located on Pine Street the other located on Lane Street. The suspect(s) entered through the back window and took an assortment of jewelry, a safe, cash, expensive purses, and a variety of other items. After leaving the residences in total disarray the suspects exited through the front door.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest if the suspects. Anyone who has information regarding this crimes should call (936) 598-SAFE (7233) or submit a web tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters don’t have to give their names. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. However rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

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