Memorial Bench Damage An Accident
Jul29

Memorial Bench Damage An Accident

An attempt to straighten the legs on the World War I Memorial bench at Celebration Plaza by two 13-year olds failed, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. Sanders said legs on the bench were wobbly and the lad wanted to straighten the legs. The bench fell over and the boys panicked and ran. Tuesday afternoon, the lad, along with his parents, told Sulphur Springs’ police investigator Monty Tipps the accident was not...

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“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges
Jul21

“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges

“There’s still a lot of work to do.” Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Corley Weatherford knows there is more investigation to be accomplished before the federal court trial of a former Cumby ISD math teacher. Weatherford’s statement followed the unsealing of a federal indictment against the former Sulphur Springs resident today (July 21) in a Tyler federal court. The case is now being investigated by...

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Ducking Along I-30
Jul15

Ducking Along I-30

Sulphur Springs Animal Control escorts, with the help of SSPD, a team of ducks on I-30. No word on the reason for the move, as they had no comment. Share...

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Don’t Become a Statistic; Lock Your Auto
Jul14

Don’t Become a Statistic; Lock Your Auto

The hot summer months seem to bring out the auto burglars in Sulphur Springs. Police Department Patrol Captain Jason Ricketson doesn’t want you to become a statistic this summer. Ricketson said auto burglaries were occurring at a rate of two per week. The primary reason for the burglary is that people are leaving their cars unlocked with valuables in plain view for thieves to see. He advises that one remove valuables such as GPS,...

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Not So Fast; Don’t Forget to Pay
Jul13

Not So Fast; Don’t Forget to Pay

A 40-year old Wills Point man, Walter Coy Hollingsworth, was arrested at 5:19 p.m. Saturday for failing to pay for more than $1,625 worth of merchandise in a cart at Wal-Mart. When the man saw Sulphur Springs Police Officer Eddie Moon, he fled on foot but he was quickly apprehended. Hollingsworth was charged with theft over $1,500 before Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer, who set bond for Hollingsworth at $15,000. Share...

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Sexual Assault of a Child Arrest Made Wednesday
Jul09

Sexual Assault of a Child Arrest Made Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon around 4 p.m. Sulphur Springs Police arrested Ryan Glen Mize, 22, for sexual assault of a child, according to Criminal Investigator Bo Fox. The offense was reported to the local police last week and following investigation of information provided by the teen’s parents, a warrant was issued Wednesday. Fox stated the investigation is continuing. Arraigned Thursday morning, bond for Mize was set at $50.000 by...

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Touring the SSPD Offices in the Remodeled Old City Hall
Jul08

Touring the SSPD Offices in the Remodeled Old City Hall

Tuesday afternoon, Sulphur Springs Chief of Police Jay Sanders gave KSST News a tour of the segment of Old City Hall that is currently being remodeled to house police department personnel. The Emergency Management Control Center, offices for detectives, and the Special Crimes Unit will be housed in the new addition. Following the move into the new offices, the old police department will be remodeled to house patrol, an Internet Crimes...

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Sunday Assault Under Investigation
Jul08

Sunday Assault Under Investigation

An aggravated assault at a home on Fuller Street Sunday after 10 a.m. injured Donald Hall. Hall who was working on his car at the time of the assault, was transferred to Parkland Hospital in Dallas from Hopkins County Memorial Hospital following a relief of pressure on his right eye in the local Emergency Room, according to David Gilmore, Criminal Investigator of the SSPD. Gilmore said he has been in contact with a suspect in the...

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Additional Charge Filed Against Mapps
Jul08

Additional Charge Filed Against Mapps

An additional charge has been filed against Tilton Joshua Isaiah Mapps based on a complaint from the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Added to the murder charge is a tampering with evidence with intent to injure. Mapps admitted to throwing into an unspecified body of water the weapon used in the Pacific Park murder of Johnathan Young. The U S Marshal’s office is also processing a charge of crossing state lines to...

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MADD Presents Additional Breathalyzer to SSPD
Jul07

MADD Presents Additional Breathalyzer to SSPD

Tuesday afternoon Mothers Against Drunk Driving presented the Sulphur Springs Police Department with a breathalyzer. The presentation at the city police station featured members of MADD along with Mayor Kayla Price, City Manager Marc Maxwell, and Chief of Police Jay Sanders. SSPD now has four patrol units equipped with the portable equipment. Eddie Moon, with the SSPD, said the new equipment would be put into service with the Tuesday...

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