Race/Ethnicity of Traffic Stops in Sulphur Springs Reflect City Population Diversity Ratios
Feb03

Race/Ethnicity of Traffic Stops in Sulphur Springs Reflect City Population Diversity Ratios

Caucasians make up 75% percent of all traffic stops in Sulphur Springs, 11% are African-American, and 12% are Hispanic. In a report to the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night, Police Chief Jay Sanders presented an annual racial profiling traffic stop and arrest report. In the report, Sanders pointed out the number of traffic stops for the year total 5113. In those stops officers have only known the race or ethnicity of the...

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City Manager Report Notes Destruction of K-9 Vehicle in Local Fire
Feb03

City Manager Report Notes Destruction of K-9 Vehicle in Local Fire

In his report to the February meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council, City Manager Marc Maxwell noted street projects completed and those begun. He also noted that work on the Davis/Tomlinson downtown parking lot will begin Friday, February 5th. The city will also be installing lights and landscaping for a county 90-space parking lot to be built at the northeast corner at Jefferson and Rosemont Streets. He also noted the K-9...

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SSPD Monday Press Conference Video Regarding Organized Crime Ring
Feb02

SSPD Monday Press Conference Video Regarding Organized Crime Ring

Monday Press Conference at the Sulphur Springs Police Department allowed a moment for Police Chief Jay Sanders to compliment the detectives who have investigated the theft of a number of all-terrain vehicles taken from NorTex Tractor and other dealerships in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Seven have been arrested and charged locally. Three additional suspects are being sought. Here is the press conference: Share...

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Local Law Enforcement Seeks Three Additional Suspects In Organized Crime Ring
Feb01

Local Law Enforcement Seeks Three Additional Suspects In Organized Crime Ring

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders and Detective Sergeant Lenwood “Bo” Fox held a press conference Monday morning to address the ongoing investigation and search for suspects involved in a large organized crime ring responsible for the theft of eleven (11) utility, all-terrain vehicles from Nor-Tex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. The units were stolen during two thefts occurring on April 23rd and November 23rd of 2015. Leads in...

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*UPDATE* Another Arrest in November ATV Theft at Nor-Tex Tractor; As Many As 21 Potential Arrests To Come
Jan28

*UPDATE* Another Arrest in November ATV Theft at Nor-Tex Tractor; As Many As 21 Potential Arrests To Come

Yet another arrest has been made in connection with an organized crime ring that surfaced in Hopkins County last November. Ricardo Saldivar, 34, of Combine, Texas was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for engaging in organized criminal activity. He is now the fifth individual arrested in the case. Investigator Tony Hurley and Sulphur Springs Police Department Detective Rusty Stillwagoner arrested Saldivar in Seagoville, Texas and took...

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Goodson-Lindley Arrested For Retaliation And Theft
Jan22

Goodson-Lindley Arrested For Retaliation And Theft

Zataviane Quamaine Goodson-Lindley, 19, was arrested Thursday afternoon for a theft at Walmart in Sulphur Springs, but his self-inflicted problems increased. Goodson-Lindley was contacted in the parking lot by Sulphur Springs Police Department Officers where it was discovered that the subject had an active Criminal Trespass Warning in connection with two previous thefts which prohibited him from being on the Walmart property. A...

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I-30 Traffic Stops Nets Over 400 Grams of Meth
Jan15

I-30 Traffic Stops Nets Over 400 Grams of Meth

Sulphur Springs police officers Sgt. Eddie Moon and Patrolman Cleve Williams stopped a 2011 Silver Chevrolet Traverse traveling on I-30 at the 126 mile marker early Thursday morning. The two passengers, traveling from Little Rock, Arkansas were found to be in possession of over 400 grams of Methamphetamine. The driver of the vehicle and passenger were both booked into the Hopkins County Jail. Names of the pair are being withheld at...

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Two Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity
Jan07

Two Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

Joshua Christopher Terry, age 34, and Laronda Kaye Reed, 29, both of Kemp, Texas were arrested Wednesday, January 6 on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. A complaint filed with local law enforcement cited a November 23, 2015 incident in which Reed was accused of the theft of six all-terrain vehicles from NorTex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. The ATVs were valued at over $30,000 but less than $150,000. The defendants may...

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Four Arrested in Drug Bust
Dec31

Four Arrested in Drug Bust

A drug bust for the Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit Wednesday night resulted in the recovery of a weapon and the arrest of four individuals. All four are in Hopkins County Jail where Justice of the Peace B J Teer set bond at $30,000 each. Other information regarding the arrest is unavailable due to holiday. Arrested were:   Jennifer Leigh Jesters Cain, 32,       Blake Adam Friddle 21,      ...

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Local Man Assaults, Threatens Girl Friend
Dec19

Local Man Assaults, Threatens Girl Friend

A 33-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested Friday night for assaulting and then threatening his girlfriend.  Sulphur Springs Police officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 100 block of South Como in Sulphur Springs at around 7:30 p.m. Friday.  When they arrived, a man admitted assaulting his girl friend.  She had injuries.  As the man was being arrested, he said something in Spanish.  Another man told...

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