One cannot say the IRS scam is back, as it never left. Scammers remain where the pickings continue to be good. Apparently there are those among us who are ripe to be plucked.
Police are looking for the person who robbed a dry cleaning business June 30, according to a Harker Heights Police Department news release.
In a recent column, I warned against complacency regarding the shootings that have occurred in Killeen of late.
A common adage used by many military folks, particularly those who were veterans of a Korea assignment when trouble was afoot, was “someone’s in deep kimchi!”
Thefts from shopping carts and vehicles at shopping venues have become increasingly frequent in Central Texas.
If it’s true that excitement makes the heart beat faster, which increases circulation and makes one healthier, some Harker Heights, Killeen and Belton police officers and some Bell County deputies are more fit than usual after a May 24 incident, during which a Fort Hood soldier was found pas…
Historically, nearly all categories of crime increase during the hot summer months of June, July and August. This is borne out in FBI historical data.
Thefts continue to be a bane on the law-abiding citizenry of Central Texas in general and Harker Heights in particular. It is wholly unnecessary to point out that nobody likes a thief-even another thief. No thief wants to be stolen from.
During my early years in law enforcement, it was the general consensus of the law enforcement community that criminals were not very smart.
We hear it, see it and read it in communications media nearly every day. The perpetrators of crime are sentenced to lengthy incarcerations for their crimes and possibly fined large sums as restitution.
A new scam, perpetrated by telephone, has emerged in Central Texas, targeting our large veteran population.
By way of definition, cyber crimes are criminal offenses committed via the Internet or otherwise assisted by various forms of computer technology including online social networks.
Killeen police have made two major methamphetamine busts in a less than a week.
There are those among us who do not believe prison sentences for criminals serve any useful purpose.
A Harker Heights man was arraigned March 22 on a charge of burglary of a building.
A relatively new law in Texas requires hot-car death education for parents and daycare facilities. Additionally, Texas penal statute 22.10 (2013) already exists.
As one drives around Harker Heights these days, the blue and white Neighborhood Watch signs are no longer as prevalent as they once were. In fact, there are precious few, if any, left.
The illegal drug trade is alive and well in Central Texas. While this is an unfortunate situation, it’s a fact of life and one we live with every day.
Domestic violence, or family violence as it is defined in the Texas Penal Code, has reached epidemic proportions not only in Texas, but nationally as well.
Bullying continues to be a problem at all grade levels of the Killeen Independent School District, including the schools located in Harker Heights.
It doesn’t matter what make and model car or truck you drive, all vehicles are a potential target of theft.
Following a trial that began Feb 1 in Bell County district court, Keevin Deshawn Byrd, 23, of Killeen was found guilty of manslaughter by a Bell County jury on Feb 3, and was sentenced to eight years in prison
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas is not a moving vehicle infraction; it is a crime under Texas penal Code 49.04, punishable by severe penalties.
The have been a number of heated debates in various states throughout the nation on the subject of decriminalization of marijuana at the user level. Indeed, some states have legalized it despite the federal ban.
In the United States, a property crime occurs every 3 seconds. Even in light of there being more than 321.4 million living souls in the United States as of last July, a property crime every 3 seconds is still an alarming number in this category of crime.
Harker Heights police are still working to identify two men involved in the Dec 28 shooting of a Heights man.
A Harker Heights woman was jailed Dec 17 after Killeen police said illegal drugs were found in her possession during a prostitution sting.
Ah, the holiday blues, they are catching.
I love it when a plan comes together. What plan? The plan the police have for apprehending anyone who chooses to flee in an effort to evade arrest or detention.
A Harker Heights man was arrested Nov. 29 by Temple police on multiple outstanding arrest warrants and a new drug charge, according to Temple Police Department spokesman Christopher Wilcox.
You’ll find holiday season crime prevention assistance already in place.
The holidays are fast approaching and will be in our faces before we know it.
The recent National Night Out and associated block parties gave residents an opportunity to meet and greet not only Heights police personnel, but neighbors as well. Hopefully these new ties will continue to grow and flourish.
A Nolanville woman was sentenced to 10 years of deferred adjudication probation in Judge John Gauntt’s 27th District Court for her participation in the July 2 burglary of a Nolanville residence.
A Harker Heights man was arrested by Heights police on a charge of burglary of a habitation after police caught him and another man leaving a home with a bag containing electronics.
The cities of Harker Heights and Nolanville plan to participate in the 32nd National Night Out on Oct 5.
A Mexican man was arraigned on a charge of indecency with a child by contact after he was arrested for accosting a young Harker Heights girl Aug 29.
After almost five years on the run from authorities after being convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year old boy, a man formerly of Harker Heights finally received his just due on being sentenced to a lengthy prison term on Aug 19.
Readers of the Killeen Daily Herald and the Harker Heights Herald weekly publication might remember the April 21 incident, during which a man was accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl as he sat in his car.
A Heights man was arrested Aug. 1 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Killeen police arrested a wanted fugitive July 29 following a traffic stop near the intersection of Harbour Avenue and 10th Street in Killeen.
Engaging in sexual activity with a minor, whether consensual or otherwise in not OK. Such an act is considered by Texas penal statutes as sexual assault.
Heights police continue to search for multiple suspects in the robberies of two Harker Heights convenience stores that occurred late Sunday night and early Monday morning.
With the summer season fully engaged, many among us have planned or are planning a vacation getaway.
The fact that residential burglaries are a concern to homeowners and law enforcement entities nationally goes without saying. Harker Heights is no exception.
Harker Heights police said a city resident narrowly escaped unharmed after a would-be burglar fired shots at the homeowner inside the home in the 100 block of Wren Drive.
An autopsy conducted by the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, confirmed that the suspicious death of a Heights woman died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
A Harker Heights man was arrested May 26, and charged with aggravated kidnapping of his girlfriend.
A Harker Heights man was indicted May 20 by the Bell County grand jury after allegedly striking a small child in the face.
Two Harker Heights residents were among nine Central Texas men arrested Monday, accused of targeting children for sexual crimes on the Internet.
It took some time for police to complete the investigation into the Feb. 21 accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian, but the investigation came to fruition on April 28 with the arrest of Keevin Dashawn Byrd, 22, of Killeen.