• June 15, 2019

Odessa American: Law Enforcement

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Police looking to identity suspect in golf cart theft

The Odessa Police Department is looking for a person that reportedly stole a red "Club Car" golf cart.

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Odessan gives back to community

During the final years of his private sector career, Henry Clark was attending night classes to prepare him for life after retirement.

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OPD begins taking applications for citizen’s police academy

The Odessa Police Department is accepting applications for its 26th session of the Odessa Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy.

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OPA recruits focus on safety during firearms training

Jimmie Rainey knew at the age of 19 that he wanted to become a peace officer.

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Griffis honors couple for assisting deputies

Candra Pickett explained she never expected recognition from the Ector County Sheriff’s Office after her and her husband, Roy, helped the law enforcement agency take care of four children that were involved in a high-speed pursuit.

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Foust sees second generations come through Odessa PAL

For the past 21 years, Odessa Police Department Sgt. Jon Foust has watched hundreds of children participate in the Odessa Police Athletic League.

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Man dies in two-vehicle collision

A 25-year-old man from Welch was killed in a two-vehicle collision early Wednesday morning.

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END OF DUTY: Thousands honor late Midland sheriff

Mourners from across the state gathered at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena Thursday to honor the legacy of service left by Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter, who was called an icon in law enforcement.

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OPD, ECSO see few incidents during heavy rainfall

The rain poured in during an early Wednesday morning storm that prompted the National Weather Service to send out multiple severe weather alerts for Ector County.

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Names of those in officer-involved shooting still not released

The Department of Public Safety, as of Tuesday afternoon, still had not released the names of the man or the three Odessa Police Department officers that were involved in a shooting late Sunday night.

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Odessa man dies in two-vehicle wreck with juveniles

A 62-year-old Odessa man died after he was reportedly involved in a two-vehicle wreck with a juvenile.

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Man charged with punching deputy twice in abdomen

A 37-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly punched an Ector County Sheriff's Office deputy with a closed fist twice in the abdomen after he admitted that was a methamphetamine user.

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Police looking to identity suspect in golf cart theft

The Odessa Police Department is looking for a person that reportedly stole a red "Club Car" golf cart.

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Justin Low running for District Judge

Odessa attorney Justin Low announced Friday his intent to run for Judge of the 161st District Court in the November 2020 election, a position currently held by the retiring Judge John Smith.

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Man charged with endangering five children

The father of the two boys that were reportedly left unattended by their mother for an hour and half while drugs and drug paraphernalia were found inside the residence was arrested on Wednesday.

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Man indicted on aggravated sexual assault charge

A 31-year-old man was indicted by an Ector County grand jury after he reportedly sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve at a truck stop.

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Man indicted on manslaughter charge

A 29-year-old man was recently indicted by an Ector County grand jury in connection to the stabbing death of his 33-year-old boyfriend.

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Man charged with bribing probation center worker to not test urine

A 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly offered a $500 bribe to a person that works at the Adult Probation Office to not test his urine.

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Odessa doctor charged with possession of child pornography

An Odessa pathologist was arrested Monday after he was reportedly in possession of child pornography.

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