• September 19, 2019

Odessa American: Law Enforcement

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FOI details Ator’s run-ins with DPS

A Freedom of Information request to the Texas Department of Public Safety was returned Tuesday afternoon about previous run-ins with the 36-year-old gunman who killed 7 people and injured 25 others in a mass shooting on Aug. 31 in Odessa.

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Odessa, Midland first responders ready for second softball challenge

For the second time in as many years, the Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue will face Midland Police Department and Midland Fire Department in a first responders softball contest.

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Man arrested after pursuit spans Ector County to Midland County

The 52-year-old man was reportedly involved in a pursuit that started Ector County and ended in Midland County.

3:22 pm | See more

Odessa motorcyclist improves to stable condition at UMC

A 50-year-old Odessa motorcyclist is listed in stable condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock, an Odessa Police Department official stated in an email, following a Friday collision in northeast Odessa.

11:17 am | See more

Man dies after being hit by train

A 43-year-old Odessa man is dead after he was hit by a train in southeast Odessa.

11:11 am | See more

Police searching for woman involved in theft at HEB

The Odessa Police Department is looking for a woman who reportedly stole more than $100 worth of merchandise from a grocery store.

4:19 pm | See more

Members of OPD pay tribute to fallen officer Marquez

As sunlight peeked over the horizon and through the West Texas sky, the Odessa Police Department Honor Guard escorted a wreath to remember a fallen officer.

4:26 pm | See more

AP: Gunman had history of violence

Police detailed the 36-year-old gunman who killed seven people and injured 25 others during a wild shooting spree around mostly northeast Odessa was reportedly destructive and violent while hospitalized at a psychiatric facility nearly two decades ago.

5:15 pm | See more

ECSO deputies honored during 9/11 ceremony

Five Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were shot in the line of duty were presented with the 2019 Star of Texas Award.

5:07 pm | See more

ECSO: Human skull found near Gardendale

The Ector County Sheriff’s Office reported a human skull was found Tuesday near a tank battery site in Gardendale.

1:26 pm | See more

OPD asking for public’s help identifying forgery suspect

On July 28 at approximately 12:19 p.m., Odessa Police responded to 1100 N. Grandview (Kent Kwik) in reference to a counterfeit bill.

4:50 pm | See more

OA reader questions uniform worn in mugshot

A reader called the Odessa American Wednesday morning concerned the former ECISD police officer who was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl was receiving preferential treatment at the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

4:45 pm | See more

FOI details Ator’s run-ins with DPS

A Freedom of Information request to the Texas Department of Public Safety was returned Tuesday afternoon about previous run-ins with the 36-year-old gunman who killed 7 people and injured 25 others in a mass shooting on Aug. 31 in Odessa.

4:31 pm | See more

Football argument turns into assault

A man reportedly threatened another man with a knife after the two got into a fight over a football game late Sunday night.

5:20 pm | See more

Odessa, Midland first responders ready for second softball challenge

For the second time in as many years, the Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue will face Midland Police Department and Midland Fire Department in a first responders softball contest.

5:13 pm | See more

Former ECISD police officer charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

A former Ector County Independent School District police officer was arrested after he reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

12:18 pm | See more

Man arrested after pursuit spans Ector County to Midland County

The 52-year-old man was reportedly involved in a pursuit that started Ector County and ended in Midland County.

3:22 pm | See more

Odessa motorcyclist improves to stable condition at UMC

A 50-year-old Odessa motorcyclist is listed in stable condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock, an Odessa Police Department official stated in an email, following a Friday collision in northeast Odessa.

11:17 am | See more

Man dies after being hit by train

A 43-year-old Odessa man is dead after he was hit by a train in southeast Odessa.

11:11 am | See more

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