• December 14, 2019

Odessa American: Crime & Justice

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Gerke joins other police chiefs for CPI advisory board

Odessa Police Department Chief Michael Gerke said Friday he was asked a couple months ago to join chiefs from around the state to be part of the Caruth Police Institute advisory board.

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OPD searching for 47-year-old wanted fugitive

The Odessa Police Department is asking the public to locate a 47-year-old wanted fugitive.

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OPD shoots, kills dog after it attacks 80-year-old man

The Odessa Police Department shot and killed a pit bull after it reportedly attacked an 80-year-old man on a bicycle and then charged at officers in central Odessa.

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Man charged with kicking pregnant wife in stomach

A 30-year-old man was arrested Nov. 21 after he reportedly kicked his pregnant wife twice in the stomach and pushed her down multiple times.

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Odessan transferred to Ector County Law Enforcement Center

A 37-year-old Odessa man who was sought by law enforcement as a possible “serial shooter” was booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Wednesday afternoon.

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Woman sentenced in mother’s death

Traci Alaniz, 61, pleaded guilty to murder, a first-degree felony, and was sentenced by an Ector County Jury to 80 years in prison.

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The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed. The prosecuting attorney was not listed unless otherwise stated.

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Ector County Sheriff appointed to Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said a Wednesday call made him reluctant to answer it because he believed was a robocall from Austin.

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