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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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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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Update: Man Killed In Stolen Vehicle Crash Identified
Nov13

Update: Man Killed In Stolen Vehicle Crash Identified

Authorities have identified the man killed early Friday morning, Nov. 13, when the stolen vehicle he was driving crashed into the I-30 overpass at U.S. Business 67 near the 120 mile marker, as a Sulphur Springs resident. The deceased was 36-year-old Michael Foster of Sulphur Springs, according to a press release from Sgt. Gregg Williams, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, Media Communications/Safety Education,...

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Vehicle Burglaries And Thefts End In 3 Crashes, 1 Arrest, 1 Reported Fatality
Nov13

Vehicle Burglaries And Thefts End In 3 Crashes, 1 Arrest, 1 Reported Fatality

Friday, Nov. 13 has been a busy one for local law enforcement. In a three hour span early this morning, local officials responded to what is believed to be a crime spree involving 3 stolen vehicles and several vehicle burglaries ended in 3 crashes, 1 arrest and one reported fatality, according to law enforcement reports. SWEATMAN,SUNNY LEA The activity began around 1:02 a.m. Friday with a report of a suspicious vehicle, possibly...

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Hopkins County LHA, Emergency Management Report On Ages Of COVID-19 Patients, Daily Case Counts
Sep01

Hopkins County LHA, Emergency Management Report On Ages Of COVID-19 Patients, Daily Case Counts

Hopkins County Emergency Management officials and the Local Health Authority on Tuesday, Sept. 1, not only reported the daily counts of new COVID-19 cases, but also released information regarding the ages of Hopkins County residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 through Sept. 1, and changes in county case reporting. Statistical Breakdown of COVID-19 Cases By Age HCEM and LHA Tuesday released by age the percentages of all...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 3 Recoveries Reported Aug. 31
Aug31

Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 3 Recoveries Reported Aug. 31

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom reported they’d been notified of 3 new lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases at 5 p.m. Aug. 31. For the first time in 2 weeks, the Hopkins County Emergency Management officials were able Monday to report recoveries; 3 Hopkins County residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19 as of Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, which leaves 47 active cases. That makes 91 total new COVID-19 cases and 97...

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