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City Council Appoints Police Chief, Fire Chief/Marshal, Utilities Director
Jun05

City Council Appoints Police Chief, Fire Chief/Marshal, Utilities Director

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night voted to eliminate the public safety director position, with one council member voting against the measure. The city will go back to the prior tradition of having a separate fire chief and separate police chief. For the fire department, the top officer will be the fire chief/fire marshal. David James was appointed to fill that role. Jason Ricketson, a longtime officer at Sulphur Springs...

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Jay Sanders Named Chief of Police

Patrol Captain Jay Sanders was appointed Police Chief by the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night. Captain Sanders, a 26-year veteran of the department, began as a patrol officer in 1988 and has now worked his way to the top. He’ll take over August 1 as current Chief Jim Bayuk moves over to the Sulphur Springs ISD Police Department. Captain Sanders says the department is in good shape in personnel and squad cars. He says some...

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Where To Park During Jettribe Texas WaterX Championship This Weekend
Jul21

Where To Park During Jettribe Texas WaterX Championship This Weekend

Sulphur Springs Police Department has posted a map to help those planning to attend this weekend’s Texas WaterX Championship watercraft race series, sanctioned by the IJSBA with Jettribe as title sponsor, know where to park as well as where not to park. The competitions will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Coleman Park. “Please see [the ] map for designated...

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SSPD Reminds People To Secure Vehicles, Belongings To Reduce Likelihood Of Theft
Jul14

SSPD Reminds People To Secure Vehicles, Belongings To Reduce Likelihood Of Theft

Police Ask For Help Identifying 2 People Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson is reminding residents to secure vehicles and belongings to reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of a vehicle burglary and theft. Police also are seeking the public’s help in identifying two people captured on video as well. “The last couple of nights we have had several vehicle burglaries of unlocked vehicles. Please remember to...

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Police, Deputies Interrupt Theft In Progress At Local Business
Jul07

Police, Deputies Interrupt Theft In Progress At Local Business

Police officers and deputies interrupted a theft in progress early Wednesday morning at a local business. They arrested a man who tried to run from the authorities, but was quickly apprehended. Moses Jerome McLaurin, March 2021. Photo Credit The Neshoba Democrat On July 7, 2021 at approximately 2 a.m., Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to Nor-Tex for a theft in progress. Upon arrival,...

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Portion Of Plaza Parking, Downtown Streets To Be Closed Saturday During Independence Day Celebration, Fireworks
Jun30

Portion Of Plaza Parking, Downtown Streets To Be Closed Saturday During Independence Day Celebration, Fireworks

As Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County residents begin filling downtown Saturday evening, motorists are reminded a portion of plaza parking will be closed Saturday. The 2021 Independence Concert and Fireworks Celebration kicks off at 8 p.m. Visitors to the downtown area should take into account the higher volume of foot traffic to Celebration Plaza. “Due to the safety zone needed for the fireworks display, some parking around the...

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SSPD Scam Alert: Beware Of Callers Threatening Warrants Or Jail If Money, Preloaded Gift Or Debit Cards Are Not Shipped
Apr29

SSPD Scam Alert: Beware Of Callers Threatening Warrants Or Jail If Money, Preloaded Gift Or Debit Cards Are Not Shipped

Police Recover $26,400 Of More Than $60,000 Taken As A Result of Phone Scams Sulphur Springs Police Department investigators warn residents to beware of callers threatening warrants or jail time if money or gift cards aren’t mailed or shipped immediately. Also, don’t send money if notified of a supposed prize award, such as a vehicle or large amount of money. Police emphasize these are scams, designed primarily to take...

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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle On Mockingbird Lane
Apr08

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle On Mockingbird Lane

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and flown to an area trauma center Wednesday evening, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson. Emergency dispatchers received a call at 8:33 p.m. regarding a crash involving a pedestrian in the 1300 block of Mockingbird Lane. A 50-year-old Sulphur Springs man was reportedly walking east across Mockingbird Lane near Duckworth Street when a northbound vehicle, said to be a truck,...

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Free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class To Be Held Virtually Jan. 26
Jan25

Free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class To Be Held Virtually Jan. 26

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reminds community residents interested in learning more about the weather that the annual SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class will be conducted virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, according to the National Weather Service and Sulphur Springs Police Department. The class is offered free for people in Delta, Fannin, Hopkins and Lamar Counties. SKYWARN® is a citizen volunteer program...

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Crime In Sulphur Springs Rose In 5 Of 7 Major Offense Categories In 2020
Jan21

Crime In Sulphur Springs Rose In 5 Of 7 Major Offense Categories In 2020

City Burglaries At 22-Year Record Low Crime in Sulphur Springs in the seven major offense categories was higher in 2020 than in 2019, which was a year of record lows. The 188 offense reports, made by Sulphur Springs Police Department last year, places 2020 as the fourth lowest in 22 years. Only 171 offenses were reported in 2017, 168 offenses in 2018 and 162 offenses in 2019. The total number of crimes recorded by SSPD in 2020 was...

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