Crime

  Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

According to a criminal complaint, childcare supervisors told police officers a parent saw the suspect inappropriately kiss a 3-year-old girl on the mouth.

  Amarillo doctor convicted in murder-for-hire of Lubbock doctor to get a new trial

‘All Clear’ given at Levelland health clinic following bomb threat

Man identified after being killed in Friday night crash on University Avenue

Officer helps driver with purchase; passenger in car shoots at him

3 officers shot serving warrant for Houston-area suspect

Texas to execute Alvin Braziel on Tuesday, making him the second inmate to die in a week

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  Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

Zoe Campos memorial service today

Former Spur ISD coach sentenced 10 years on lesser charge after plea deal

Young girl caught on camera stealing package off MD front porch

‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

Three of top 10 most wanted gang fugitives in Lubbock arrested by Texas Anti-Gang Center

Man arrested in connection to shooting at the Hitching Post

A man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault after a woman was shot during her birthday celebration on Nov. 11. at The Hitching Post, located at 1902 East Broadway.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

  Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

Texas DPS offers $8,000 for tips on most wanted sex offender from Wichita Falls

The reward for David Dale Booth, 60, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender has increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of December.

  Warrant: Body found at abandoned house was homeless person, suspects arrested

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police searching for suspect after woman hospitalized during domestic incident

Amarillo murder suspect arrested in Odessa following kidnapping call

2 men charged with murder of Kmydron Jordan

Top 10 most wanted fugitive arrested in Lubbock

Former Sunray police chief and wife appear in court for Sodus, NY double homicide charges

Former Sunray police chief Timothy Dean and his wife, Charlene Childers, appeared in court today for charges related to the double homicide of a Sodus, New York couple.

Unsolved homicides on the South Plains

There are 11 unsolved homicides on the South Plains officials are still working to solve. Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of the person/persons responsible for these crimes.

Police: Accused serial killer Samuel Little has no ties to unsolved homicides in Lubbock

A 78-year-old man convicted of murdering three women in California and charged with killing an Odessa woman has ties to Lubbock. However, Lubbock Police say he is not connected to any of the unsolved homicides in Lubbock.

U.S. Marshal’s arrest convicted robber, burglar out of Iowa

Officers with the Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety and U.S. Marshal’s were able to band together earlier this week to arrest 35-year-old Ray Allen Blume for an outstanding warrant out of Des Moines, Iowa.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

Father of children killed in house fire indicted by a grand jury

Three weeks after a fire killed four children at a home near Wolfforth, the father of three of the children has been indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury on four counts of abandoning/endangering child criminal neglect.

Man accused of impersonating Homeland Security officer attempts arrest of former city councilman

48-year-old Donn Wojtowicz has been indicted for impersonating a public servant after he claimed to be a Homeland Security officer and attempted to arrest a former Lubbock city councilman.

Caught on camera: ‘Inchworm bandits’ crawl across floor to rob Houston restaurant

The three suspects stole $450 in tip money for servers who worked shifts over the weekend.

Police investigate shooting at apartment complex near VA clinic

Police investigate shooting near VA Clinic in Lubbock.

Serial Killer Sam Little escorted out of Ector Co. Jail

The hearing for Samuel Little, the man who could potentially be tied to over 90 murders within the United States, begins November 26.

Hockley County constable jailed for driving while intoxicated

Michael Lance Scott, the 45-year-old Precinct 5 Hockley County constable, was jailed and charged Friday with driving while intoxicated and having an open alcohol container.

Man arrested after multi-county, high-speed chase

Texas State Troopers say a man was arrested after a multi-county, high-speed chase through Terry and Yoakum Counties on Wednesday afternoon.

Almost 6,000 pounds of drugs discovered during Texas DPS traffic stop

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 3,400 pounds of marijuana and more than 2,400 pounds of THC products after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Donley County on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Suspect used dating app to help kidnap, sexually assault woman, prosecutors say

The 19-year-old victim says a man she met on the dating app Tagged took her to an apartment, where she was sexually assaulted by multiple men for five hours.

Lubbock police looking to identify armed suspects who robbed Q Stop Beer & Wine

The Lubbock Police Department released security images from the Q Stop Beer and Wine store near 42nd and Ave Q. This store has been robbed twice this month.

2 accused of robbing Q Stop Beer & Wine store Monday night

The Lubbock Police Department is searching for two suspects who are believed to have robbed the Q Stop Beer & Wine store, located at 4201 Avenue Q.

Officials: Man caught fire trying to siphon gas from U-Haul truck

Investigators are working to identify and locate the suspect.

Girl, 6, allegedly kills 1-year-old brother after being left alone with him in car

The father allegedly found his son with a seat belt wrapped around his neck, and an autopsy ruled the death a homicide by strangulation.

Child airlifted to Lubbock with serious bodily injuries; Fort Stockton PD investigating

The child is listed as being in critical condition at a hospital in Lubbock while Fort Stockton PD begin a child abuse investigation.

Sunray police officer arraigned on charge related to Sodus double-homicide

A Sunray police officer charged with conspiracy in connection to a double homicide in Sodus, New York has been arraigned.

Warrant shows Zoe Campos murder suspect choked, killed her in his house

A search warrant shows that Carlos Rodriquez, the 25-year-old Lubbock man who is suspected of murdering 18-year-old Zoe Campos in November of 2013, admitted to murdering Campos and burying her body in his backyard.

  Family of Zoe Campos thanks community for support

The family of Zoe Campos, the Lubbock woman who went missing 5 years ago Saturday, have posted a letter of thanks to social media following Friday night’s news an arrest had been made in her murder.

Man arrested after allegedly offering to pay family for sex with son

Police say the suspect admitted to the incident and told officers he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Florida man tried to steal vending machine from apartment complex, police say

Police believe the suspect was trying to steal money, as the machine was found with damage to its money slot.

Suspect charged, remains found 5 years after Zoe Campos disappearance

With relatively little details surfacing for years, the case of Lubbock-native Zoe Campos has gone from stagnant to active, with connections to the case coming up within the last week.

Police investigate Friday night shooting in Levelland

Investigators with the Levelland Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened in the 200 Block of Avenue K in Levelland on Friday night.

Zoe Campos investigation: Suspect identified, charged with murder after human remains found

Human remains have been found buried in a backyard of a home in the 1900 block of 70th Street in Lubbock. A suspect is in custody, according to the Lubbock Police Department.

Clovis man convicted of sexually assaulting ex-wife

A Curry County jury has convicted a Clovis man of criminal sexual penetration, a case which had ended in a mistrial earlier this year.

Clovis man convicted of 6th DWI

A Clovis man faces more than three years in prison after he was convicted of his 6th DWI.

Lubbock man sentenced to 35 years for ‘slashing’ girlfriend with box cutter, biting off a ‘chunk of flesh’

A district judge sentenced 38-year-old Jesus Bocanegra on Friday to 35 years in prison for aggravated assault - domestic violence after a Lubbock County jury found him guilty.

Zoe Campos Investigation: Search warrant issued for house after bone was found in backyard

A search warrant was served on Thursday, November 15 to search the inside of a house in the 1900 block of 70th Street. The search warrant says investigators are searching for blood evidence, trace evidence and human remains.

4 service members charged in death of Lubbock green beret

Two elite Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders have been charged with felony murder related to the 2017 death of Logan Melgar, a Lubbock native and U.S. Army green beret staff sergeant, in Bamako, Mali.

Serial killer linked to more than 90 cases admits to Odessa woman’s 1994 murder

A man connected to several cold cases across the country has confessed to killing an Odessa woman in 1994.

Search warrant shows driver admitted to drinking, doing drugs before deadly Nov. 6 crash

A police search warrant revealed that a woman admitted to drinking and doing drugs the day she was in a crash that killed another man.

Florida man accused of poisoning co-worker’s drink with bodily fluid

The charges stem from multiple incidents where the man was caught on camera allegedly putting a white bodily fluid into his co-worker's water mug.

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

The rescued dogs were treated by animal shelter workers and taken to regional shelters for fostering or adoption.

Lubbock Police investigate stabbing along Ave. B

Lubbock police are on the scene of a stabbing in the 5400 block of Avenue B.

  LPD Mounted Patrol search area along I-27 in connection to Zoe Campos case

The investigation continues into the search for Zoe Campos. Mounted Patrol officers with the Lubbock Police Department spent the afternoon searching an area between 66th Street and South Loop 289, just east of I-27.

Slaton man indicted for Aggravated Robbery

A Lubbock County grand jury has indicted a Slaton man for an October robbery where he and two other men are accused of stealing $6,000 and beating two men with their guns.

Police: Bone found near Lowery Field is connected to missing Zoe Campos investigation

On November 7, 2018, investigators found a bone in the backyard of a home just west of Lowery Field on 70th Street. Police have confirmed to KCBD the bone found is related to the investigation in the disappearance of Zoe Campos, who went missing on November 17, 2013.

Nathaniel Jouett appears in court for decision on amenability hearing

Nathaniel Jouett, the 17-year-old accused of opening fire at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, killing two and wounding four others, appeared in court today.

Happy State Bank robber sentenced

Eddie Estuardo Galindo-Mendez, age 44, a Guatemalan citizen, pleaded guilty in July 2018 to bank robbery through the threatened use of a pipe bomb.

Woman shot during birthday celebration in East Lubbock

Just before 4:50 a.m., Sunday, November 11th, a woman was taken to University Medical Center after being shot outside of a bar in east Lubbock.

Oklahoma man wanted after ex-wife, former police officer stabbed 41 times in front of children

The U.S. Marshals are intensifying their search for a murder suspect wanted for allegedly stabbing his ex-wife, a former police officer, 41 times in front of her young children in 2013. Luis Octavio Frias, 34, is now on the Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitive list, and authorities are asking the publi

Police investigating bone found near 1900 70th Street

A bone found in the backyard of a home around 1900 70th Street has incited a police presence around the area for investigators to determine the origin.

Man arrested after allegedly trying to take over school bus, drive off with 41 kids

The suspect was arrested and could face several attempted kidnapping charges.

Texas man in jail for aggravated sexual assault of a child bailed out after parents win lottery

ason Wayne Carlile was being held in the Wichita County Jail following his arrested last year for allegedly sexually assaulting a child younger than 14 years old in 2006.

Clovis man sentenced for hiding bag of meth under sleeping infant

A Clovis man has been sentenced to prison for child abuse, possession of drugs and tampering with evidence.

Sunray police officer arrested in connection to New York double homicide

A Sunray police officer has been arrested in connection the the double homicide case in Sodus, New York.

Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, kids

A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two daughters has pleaded guilty under a plea deal that will allow him to avoid the death penalty

Teens accused of shooting man who was calling 911 charged with aggravated robbery

On October 8, 2018, 52-year-old Jeff James called 911 around 1 a.m. to report possible burglaries, and he stayed on the phone while police were on their way. Police say he confronted the three males and was shot.

Denver City police seize 19 kilos of cocaine, make 2 arrests

Chief of Denver City Police, David Hennigan said one of his officers made one of the largest, if not the largest drug bust in Yoakum County history on Friday.

Man sentenced to weekends in jail, probation for 2015 intoxicated manslaughter

In court on Monday, 24-year-old Carlos Felix Tovar pleaded guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and he waived his right to a jury trial. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, to be served on weekends, and he was also sentenced to eight years of probation.

Man arrested after he barricaded himself while police were serving a warrant

The Lubbock Police Department and the Texas Anti-Gang Center arrested 35-year-old Jovante Stidam after he barricaded himself inside a home around the area of 5700 1st Place.

One person hospitalized in afternoon shooting

One person has been taken to the hospital after a shooting near 41st and I-27.

GPS tracking in stolen vehicle helps in arrest of commercial burglary suspect

Thanks to quick action and GPS tracking of a stolen vehicle, Lubbock Police Department officers arrested 24-year-old Nicholas Espinoza for two commercial burglaries, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and an outstanding felony warrant.

Arrest warrant reveals details of deadly shooting on Oct. 23

Arthur Lee Manahan, the man wanted in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Ashaundre Grimes on Oct. 23, was arrested near Lubbock’s South Plains Mall last week.