• January 25, 2021

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Terlingua man convicted of multiple crimes involving children

WASHINGTON A 64-year-old Terlingua man was convicted by a federal jury Thursday for operating a website dedicated to publishing writings that detailed the sexual abuse of children, United State Department of Justice press release stated.

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Police looking for information on string of vandalisms

The Odessa Police Department is reportedly asking the public for help after a rash of vandalisms that occurred Tuesday night in north and central Odessa.

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Innovative Forensic solves 55-year-old Jane Dane case

Innovative Forensic has identified a woman who reportedly drowned in a motel swimming pool 55 years ago in Pecos.

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Local law enforcement ready as inauguration approaches

Though Odessa is nearly 1,700 miles from Washington D.C., local law enforcement agencies are taking extra precautions as the presidential inauguration is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Police looking for men involved in theft

The Odessa Police Department is searching for two men who reportedly stole an air compressor and an ice chest from a bed of a truck.

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Police searching for men involved in theft at dry cleaners

The Odessa Police Department is looking for two men who reportedly stole $2,000 of merchandise from a dry cleaner.

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Police search for man in gas station theft

The Odessa Police Department is looking for a man who reportedly stole three knives from a gas station in central Odessa.

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Police looking for man involved in theft

The Odessa Police Department is searching for man who stole more than $300 worth of merchandise from a gas station.

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Traffic stop leads to officer-involved shooting

A traffic stop reportedly resulted in an officer-involved shooting on Friday afternoon near Odessa High School.

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OPA recruits collect wealth of firearms training

Recruits in the 21st session of the Odessa Police Academy entered firearms training with varying degrees of knowledge.

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New Year’s Eve sweep results in nearly 50 arrests

The Odessa Police Department detailed in a press release that local law enforcement agencies made a total of 49 arrests through its joint New Year’s Eve DWI Enforcement Operation.

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ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: Jan. 25

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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Odessa man dies in crash

An Odessa man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Northeast Odessa. On January 24, 2021 at approximately 1:48 a.m., Odessa Police responded to 42nd Street and Preston Smith in reference to a major crash.

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Man pleads guilty to improper relationship between teacher, student

A 32-year-old man, who worked as a teacher’s aide for Odessa High School in 2018, pleaded guilty Wednesday to improper relationship between educator and student.

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Terlingua man convicted of multiple crimes involving children

WASHINGTON A 64-year-old Terlingua man was convicted by a federal jury Thursday for operating a website dedicated to publishing writings that detailed the sexual abuse of children, United State Department of Justice press release stated.

5:25 pm | See more

Man charged with sexually assaulting child, sending explicit images

A Texas Department of Public Safety probable cause affidavit detailed that a 23-year-old man was arrested after he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 18, sent sexual images to that child and solicited images from that child.

4:44 pm | See more

Police looking for information on string of vandalisms

The Odessa Police Department is reportedly asking the public for help after a rash of vandalisms that occurred Tuesday night in north and central Odessa.

3:25 pm | See more

Man charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

A 21-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

12:52 pm | See more

Innovative Forensic solves 55-year-old Jane Dane case

Innovative Forensic has identified a woman who reportedly drowned in a motel swimming pool 55 years ago in Pecos.

4:37 pm | See more

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