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Package Theft Suspects

Texarkana, AR – On December 8th, 2020, the Texarkana Arkansas and Texas Police Departments received several 911 calls in reference to package thefts in local neighborhoods. The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department developed information that a black male in a White Nissan Titan truck was traveling through neighborhoods removing delivered packages from residences.  

At 3:00pm, TAPD received a 911 call of a package theft in the 2800 Block of Union Road, with suspect information that matched earlier developed intelligence. TAPD Officer Jacob Montoya located the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop at the intersection of Union Road and Line Ferry Road.  After failing to stop for police, a vehicle pursuit ensued and ended safely in 4800 Block of Old Blackmon Ferry Road. 

TAPD located several stolen items inside the vehicle.  Two suspects, Damien Crooks, 40 yoa, and Joy Lantrip, 34 yoa, both of Texarkana, were arrested and charged with felony fleeing, theft by receiving, and criminal mischief. If you have not received your packages and believe you have been the victim of a theft, please call 911 to report the incident. Continue Reading →

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LaSalle Corrections Terminates Contract with Bowie County

On November 9, 2020, Lasalle Corrections decided to exercise discretionary authority to terminate without cause contractual agreements regarding the management of the Bowie County Correctional Center. Termination of the agreement is effective February 12, 2021. Lasalle Corrections is an established developer and operator of correctional centers throughout the United States. Lasalle Corrections has been providing corrections industry solutions to law enforcement agencies, federal agencies, and government municipalities for decades. Lasalle Corrections has managed the Bowie County Correctional Center since 2010 and worked closely with the municipality to ensure the highest levels of service. Continue Reading →

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Annual “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Campaign is Back in Texarkana

On November 16, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will be teaming up with law enforcement agencies nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) law enforcement event to kick off the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign which runs through November 29. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all states to participate in B2B, a 1-day national seat belt awareness event coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B initiative aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled, highly visible state border checkpoints. 

According to NHTSA, in 2018, there were 9,778 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign and the B2B kickoff event is nighttime enforcement. Continue Reading →

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Joint Law Enforcement Operations Result in Arrest in Arkansas and Texas

On Friday, October 30, 2020, Officers with the Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texas Police Departments, the Arkansas State Police, the Miller County Sheriff’s Department, and the Department of Homeland Security conducted operations in the area of N. State Line Ave. Their efforts were focused on illicit drugs, weapons, and vice crimes. As a result of those efforts, 16 felony arrests, and 13 misdemeanor arrests were made in Arkansas and Texas. 4 felony arrest warrants were served, and 12 misdemeanor arrest warrants were served in Arkansas. 87.4 grams of felony drugs (including Heroin and Methamphetamine) were seized while 121.8 grams of misdemeanor drugs were seized. Continue Reading →

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McAdams named Officer of the Year for Texarkana, Arkansas

On October 7, 2020, the Meritorious Awards Committee selected Corporal Randy McAdams as the department’s Officer of the Year. Corporal McAdams was also voted Officer of the 2nd Quarter after responding to an incident on April 24, 2020, where he later received a Life-Saving Award. On April 24, 2020, Corporal McAdams responded to an accident involving a pedestrian. The victim was a 12-year-old boy who had been hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. When Corporal McAdams arrived on scene, he found the child unresponsive and without a pulse. Continue Reading →

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TEXARKANA, TEXAS – The Texarkana Texas Animal Control Division is investigating a case of suspected animal cruelty by two Texarkana, Texas residents. Janice Cole, 59, and Raymond Cole, 72 were arrested Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and charged with eleven (11) counts of Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals (class A misdemeanor) and one count of Tampering with Evidence (third-degree felony). The total bond for each is $250,000. Both suspects remain in Bi-State Jail.  

If anyone has information about the case, please call (903) 798-3535.   

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Local Radio Station Website Remembers Texarkana Area Fallen Police Officers – logo from website

Anna Pink, an on-air personality and writer, for 103.9 and 98.5 Pig Radio has spent the last week recognizing Texarkana area fallen officers. You may have noticed some great online news sites around Texarkana. The Texarkana Gazette has one, there’s also the outstanding Texarkana Today, and naturally, there is this wonderful publication, the Four States News. In recent years though, radio stations and others around the area have also jumped on board with the online news. For most its an avenue to get the news out, obtain some support through advertising, and serve the community. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Police Department’s K9 Kashko Has Received Donation of Body Armor

Texarkana Arkansas Police

Texarkana Police Department’s K9 Kashko has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Gabo, Jonesboro, AR EOW 1/16/20”. Texarkana Police Department’s Lt. White was attending training in Jonesboro, AR on December 11, 2018, when K9 Gabo was deployed on a high-risk encounter. K9 Gabo was shot multiple times during that encounter but survived thanks to the ballistic vest he was wearing. At this time, Lt. White became aware of the organization’s Vested Interest in K9s and applied for a vest for Texarkana’s K9 Kashko. Texarkana Police Department is proud to honor K9 Gabo’s service to law enforcement on K9 Kashko’s vest. Continue Reading →

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Reward Offered for Information on Suspect Accused of Shooting at Waco, TX Police Officer

National Police Association

The National Police Association is announcing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individuals responsible for opening fire on a Waco, TX Police Officer on April 14, 2020, shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Waco police responded to a disturbance with shots fired at the Estella Maxey Place apartments, 1809 J.J. Flewellen Road. When the first officers arrived, gunshots were heard near the intersection of Abbott and Delano streets. As the crowd dispersed one group, including a suspected shooter, left in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a black Jeep. An officer in the area spotted the suspect vehicle in the 1800 block of South Old Dallas Road. Someone in the suspect vehicle produced a weapon and discharged at least one round at the officer, striking the patrol unit. Continue Reading →

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Fatal Shooting in Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana Arkansas Police

Texarkana, AR-On Monday, April 27, 2020, at 8:30 pm, Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to the 600 Block of Price Lane, Park Ridge Apartments, in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival officers located Courtland Luckey, 40yoa, inside the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers rendered first aid to Courtland but later died from his injuries on the scene. Initial investigation revealed Courtland parked his vehicle away from the apartment complex and walked up to the residence.  Courtland then forced his way inside the residence and began physically assaulting his estranged wife, Tynisha Luckey, and a male (48yoa) while using a bladed weapon.  Tynisha retrieved a firearm shooting Courtland multiple times.  The male was transported by Lifenet to Wadley for severe injuries sustained by Courtland prior to the shooting.  There were 2 children inside the residence during the incident who were uninjured. Once this investigation is complete the case file will be presented to the prosecutor’s office to determine what charges, if any, will be filed
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