CRIME & SAFETY
Police arrest Longview man after standoff with SWAT team
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A Longview man was arrested Saturday following a standoff with Longview’s SWAT team. According to a report by the Longview Police Department, acting on information by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, officers were able to locate a stolen vehicle that was allegedly in the possession of Lakederic Fletcher, 42, who also was wanted on charges of aggravated robbery. Officers said they located the vehicle at a residence that Fletcher was inside in the 4500 block of Cannon Street.
WARNING: Police are Aware People are Shoplifting a Lot at This Texas Store
Tis' the season for shopping, and apparently, SHOPLIFTING at the Walmart Store in Kilgore, Texas according to a recent Facebook post from the Kilgore Police Department. It's an unfortunate reality in the world in which we live. People succumb to the temptation to shoplift from our Texas stores. Perhaps they do it because they find themselves in difficult circumstances and feel that's the only thing they can do to get the things they need or want. Or for some, it may just be the 'thrill' of seeing whether or not they can get away with it.
Airport Shock! Texas Man Zapped for Wild Behavior
Two thousand dollars + three margaritas = a heaping helping of taser voltage to the rear. It's video breakdown time again, dear reader. I'll be taking a look at the video at the bottom of this article and picking out the highlights for you. Today, we have a rascal who's...
Longview middle school student in custody for alleged threats against students, staff
LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – A Longview middle school student was placed in custody Friday morning after threats were allegedly made against students and staff. According to Longview PD, they received information around 9:20 a.m. about a student making threats at Foster Middle School. “The school resource officer on campus investigated the complaint, and that investigation […]
Garage fire spreads to attic, causes $20,000 in damages to Longview home
LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – A home in Longview sustained extensive damage after a fire that appeared to start in the area of their outside service meter. The Longview Fire Department were called to a home on Mahlow Drive on Monday around 10:40 p.m. and found fire coming from the breaker panel inside the garage. No […]
Tyler man dead after shots fired at ex-girlfriend’s residence, police say
HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old man shot at the residence of his ex-girlfriend. According to authorities, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Communication Division received a call from a woman on Nov. 23 at around 12:06 a.m. of shots fired on Milton Lane in […]
How To Answer 4 Common Trick Questions from a Texas Cop
We've all been there. Whether you got pulled over for allegedly speeding in Houston, TX or for allegedly not coming to a complete stop in Henderson, TX, it sucks. But did you know that there are four trick questions that an officer might ask you?. Jesse Hernandez, who is a...
REPORT: Rusk County Jail deemed noncompliant due to lack of staff training
An East Texas jail is under a non-compliance notice due to staff not being properly trained in their positions. According to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, the notice was issued to Rusk County Jail on Nov. 21 for not providing proper training to all its staff members. The Mental...
Texas Police Are Warning Folks About a Harmful Fake Cop Phone Scam
From Houston, TX and around The Lone Star State, with the Holidays Here And Everyone In Good Spirits, Scammers Are About To Get Busier Than Ever. With the good vibes of the holidays, you and your loved ones are feeling "generous" and folks who prefer to get their money through nefarious means knows this and are willing to do anything to get you to give it up.
Rising from Ashes: The Great Fire of Longview and the Spirit of Resilience
In the early morning of October 4, 1877, a devastating blaze, known as the Great Fire of Longview, tore through the heart of downtown Longview, Texas. It consumed 25 businesses and left the town's commercial center in ruins. The inferno, suspected to be arson and exacerbated by strong winds, was beyond the control of the citizen-formed bucket brigade. The loss was monumental, with damages exceeding $100,000, a staggering amount for the era.
Weekly Safety Report: Officer Impersonation Scam and House Fire hit Longview, Texas
Longview, Texas experienced two incidents this week. The first incident involved a scam where a man impersonated a police officer and called residents, claiming that their relatives needed money to resolve a criminal situation. The Longview Police Department clarified that they would never ask for payment over the phone for outstanding warrants. The second incident was a house fire on Buchanan Avenue, which caused an estimated $90,000 in damage. Fortunately, the occupant of the house was able to escape without any injuries.
Henderson Man Arrested For Stealing San Antonio Ambulance, Leading Police on Pursuit
In a bizarre incident, 35-year-old Phillip Martin Perez of Henderson, Tx was arrested on Saturday, November 25, 2023, for stealing a San Antonio Fire Department Ambulance. Police Officers were dispatched to Metro Methodist Hospital to recover a stolen EMS unit. The incident unfolded around 5:15 am, leading to a pursuit...