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Police Seek Help Identifying, Locating Suspect In Bank Robbery
Jun16

Police Seek Help Identifying, Locating Suspect In Bank Robbery

As of Thursday morning, local authorities had yet to apprehend or identify a suspect in the June 15 Pilgrim Bank robbery, according to police. Sulphur Springs Police and Lake Country Crime Stoppers are asking anyone with video or information to call in tips. The bank robbery reportedly occurred during the noon hour at the South Broadway Street bank. SSPD was notified at 12:55 p.m. June 15, 2022. The suspect was reported to be a...

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Police Department Phone System Down
Nov30

Police Department Phone System Down

Currently, Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone system is down, including 911. Anyone who has an emergency in the city of Sulphur Springs should call the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office at 903-885-2768 for assistance, SSPD Chief Jason Ricketson said at 11:20 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021. Sulphur Springs Police Department

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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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Step Pay Increase Approved For Sulphur Springs Police Department Officers
Apr08

Step Pay Increase Approved For Sulphur Springs Police Department Officers

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night approved a step pay raise for police officers. All certified officers will be getting a $4,000 increase per step of the officer step plan, which is equivalent to a 7 percent increase on average. New Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reported the department lost six officers in the last three years, and currently has two officers who...

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Police Vehicle Reportedly Crashes Into Utility Pole, Suspect Vehicle Strikes Residence During Pursuit
Mar07

Police Vehicle Reportedly Crashes Into Utility Pole, Suspect Vehicle Strikes Residence During Pursuit

A vehicle pursuit through Sulphur Springs Friday evening resulted in two crashes. A Sulphur Springs Police Department vehicle reportedly ran into a utility pole and the suspect vehicle crashed into a residence. No serious personal injuries were reported in connection with the pursuit, according to police. A police vehicle reportedly crashed into a utility pole on Elm Street just off Bill Bradford Road during a vehicle pursuit; the...

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Police Remind Residents To Secure Vehicles, Property
Oct14

Police Remind Residents To Secure Vehicles, Property

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson is once again reminding residents to secure their property when leaving it unattended, especially vehicles. The warning follows some recent vehicle burglaries and thefts. In most cases, vehicles were left unlocked, allowing others access to personal belongings inside — including keys. People are reminded when possible to remove valuables — including money, jewelry, wallets, bank...

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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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Sulphur Springs Police Department Personnel Changes

The Sulphur Springs Police Department has made the last personnel move necessary due to the departure of Chief Jim Bayuk who began as a Sulphur Springs ISD Police Officer Friday. The Police Department has hired Zach Brown, a Sulphur Springs native, as a Patrol Officer. Brown currently works for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. He’ll start in Sulphur Springs September 1. He’ll fill the position of Officer Brian Shurtleff, who is now...

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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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Changes Proposed For City’s Enterprise Zone Program, Video Gaming Facility Policies
Aug06

Changes Proposed For City’s Enterprise Zone Program, Video Gaming Facility Policies

Sulphur Springs City Council this week approved on final reading a reinvestment zone and a rezoning request, as well as a reinsurance contract, a resolution appointing 3 to the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board, and on first reading two ordinance amendments. Video Gaming Facility Ordinance Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson asked the City Council to consider approving Ordinance No. 2810, which would amend...

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