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Crime Stoppers

May 9, 2016 - On March 30, 2016 Center Police Department was dispatched to a Theft at the Center Walmart on Hurst Street. 

It was reported to officers that several black females along with several children had committed a theft inside the store. The adults loaded items inside plastic containers and attempted to leave the store with the stolen merchandise. All of the suspects including the children left in a Blue Dodge Durango which is seen in the following photo.

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 Center Crime Stoppers system.

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Update: The (2) suspects depicted in the photographs were found to be juveniles. The juvenile suspects came to the Sheriff's Department last night with their legal guardians to meet with the investigator regarding the cases filed.


May 5, 2016 - On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 Patrol Deputy Adam Renfro took a report from a Danny Gage with Tenaska Operations regarding a criminal trespass and a criminal mischief incident that had occurred at the company's property located on County Road 3524 in Joaquin.

The unknown suspects illegally entered the property by cutting a fence line that enclosed the critical infrastructure site. Surveillance video footage captured the suspects. If you recognize the suspects in the photographs taken from the surveillance video footage, please contact Center Crime Stoppers.

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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.

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April 12, 2016 - On Sunday, March 06th, 2016 Patrol Deputy Bradley Horton took a report from a Christopher Adams regarding a burglary and theft incident that had occurred at his property located on County Road 3000 in Joaquin.

The unknown suspect(s) illegally appropriated the following property: a Gravely 50” Zero Turn Mower, a Briggs/Stratton Tiller Engine, a Dewalt 1/2" impact with battery, a handheld grinder, a skilsaw and a China Cabinet.

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. Investigator DJ Dickerson

April 7, 2016 - According to a Center Police Department press release, law enforcement are seeking information to identify three male suspects who are wanted concerning the theft of electronic merchandise.

Press Release: On March 17, 2016 three black males entered the Center, Texas Wal-Mart and went to the electronics department. The suspects then took an assortment of items from the electronics department and fled the store without paying for the items. The three suspects left the store in a light colored four door car.

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.


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March 16, 2016 - Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at approximately 1:33am, Patrol Deputy Christopher Benton was dispatched to an alarm call at Good Day's Liquor Store located at 5569 Highway 96 North, Center.

Suspects entered the building by knocking out a portion of cinder blocks at the back of the building. Surveillance video footage shows suspects involved in the burglary incident.

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 Lieutenant Investigator DJ Dickerson at 936-598-5600 or 936-572-1468.

March 1, 2016 - The City of San Augustine Main Street Program invites artists to submit two or three dimensional artworks to be exhibited during the 2nd Annual “A Texas Treasure Heritage Festival”, Saturday, May 7, 2016, on the historic Courthouse Square, downtown San Augustine.  All works submitted must reflect the Exhibit’s overall theme; Western, Native American, historical, focusing on Texas and East Texas in particular.  This Exhibit is open to mixed media works (painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, etc.). The City and event organizers reserve the right to decline any works that are deemed not in compliance with the theme and/or inappropriate for this family event.
 
The event organizers will take all precautions to protect work submitted for this Exhibit; however, the artist assumes all risks for any damage or loss.  The works should be “stabilized” (i.e., framed, matted or mounted on matte board, as applicable, etc.).  All work submitted must be the original work of the artist.  Be sure that your name and contact info accompany each piece and, if applicable, the title of the work, and the price if the work is offered for sale.  Sales will be completed only through the interested buyer contacting the artist to consummate the sale. 
 
All works should be mailed or delivered (between 9 AM and 4 PM) to the San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce’s office at 611 W. Columbia St., San Augustine, TX 75972 (phone 936-275-3610) no later than Wednesday, May 4th.   Works are to be picked up at the Chamber office beginning Tuesday, May 10 thru Friday, May 13.
 
For questions or additional information, contact Glenda Harrison, bestwitch@aol.com, cell ph. 936-596-8411.  

Antwan WilliamsFebruary 12, 2016 - DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program is asking for the public’s help in locating/identifying suspect(s) wanted from DeSoto Parish Area.

Antwan Williams, 23, of Mansfield, La. is wanted for Simple Burglary/Felon Theft. Williams is described as a male, black. 5’8” tall and weighing 180lbs.

Coreen M. Burt, 43, of Mansfield, La. is wanted for Felony Probation Violation. Burt is described as a female, white 5’4” tall and weighing 170lbs.

Coreen M. BurtDesoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest, anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP (7867) all calls are confidential or contact the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 872-3956, Sgt. Adam Ewing in reference to Williams, or Lt. James Clements in reference to Burt.

January 13, 2016 - Sometime between Friday, January 8th and Saturday, January 9th unknown suspects went to Brookshire Brother, H&S Foods and Tec Co Gas Station located in Center, Texas. There they took three (3) Nacogdoches Daly Sentinel newspaper machines one (1) from each location. They then went to Shelbyville Log Cabin store and took a Light and Champion newspaper machine from that location.

Update: According to a press release issued by the Center Police Department, on Friday, January 8, 2016 Center Police Department Officers took a theft report from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel. They reported that three newspaper machines were stolen from three locations Brookshire Brothers, Tetco Gas Station and H&S Foods all in the City of Center.

Jeremy EdwardsTevin GarrettLater in the day, Detective Stephen Stroud was advised by Precinct 2 Constable Jamie Hagler that someone had stolen the newspaper stand from Shelbyville Grocery that belongs to the Light and Champion. On the same day, Stroud was advised that two newspaper stands were stolen out of the City of San Augustine that belong to the San Augustine Tribune.

Constable Hagler received a tip from an informant identifying one of the suspects as Tevin Garrett, 23, of Center, Texas. Constable Hagler and Stroud drove to the suspects address and were unable to locate the suspect but found evidence from thefts. Judge Margie Anderson, Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, issued an arrest warrant for Theft on Garrett who was located and arrested later in the day.

Upon speaking with Garrett, he confessed and identified the other suspect as Jeremy Edwards, 35, of Center from Center and took Stroud, Constable Hagler, Shelby County Sheriff Investigators Dickerson and Windham to two locations where they dumped the six newspaper stands. One location was in a water filled creek off of FM 138 and the other was off the new overpass located on the new loop 500.

Investigators were able to recover four of the machines off of FM 138 late Thursday night with Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Renfro winching them out of the creek water. Investigators then went to suspect Jeremy Edwards residence where Investigator Dickerson arrested Edwards for a failure to appear warrant out of DeSoto Parish.

Upon interviewing Edwards he confessed to the thefts and was arrested for a theft warrant issued by Judge Anderson related to this case. On Friday, January 15, 2016 Shelby County Sheriffs Investigators Windham and Dickerson recovered the remaining two machines from under the overpass on the new loop 500.

January 13, 2016 - On Sunday, January 10, 2016 at approximately 11:35pm, an unknown suspect burglarized a building located on County Road 4620 in Tenaha, Texas.

The unknown suspect illegally appropriated the following property: a Briggs & Stratton HP Electric 15 HP / 8000 Watt Red/Black Generator, a Craftsman 16 inch chainsaw (black), a Husqvarna 18 inch chainsaw (orange/yellow). Surveillance video footage was captured of the suspect stealing the property.

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 and speak with Sergeant Investigator DJ Dickerson at 936-572-1468.

January 13, 2016 - Center Crime Stoppers is seeking information on three individuals suspected of passing fake currency in Center. These suspects passed fake $100 bills at the Center Wal Mart on December 31, 2015.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information 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.

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