CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Assault, Death, Arson, and Threats Shake Waco, Texas
This week in Waco, Texas, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a man sentenced to 22 years in prison for assaulting a courtroom deputy, a couple charged in connection with the death of a newborn found with narcotics in a motel, a Texas inmate testifying about witnessing a man shoot and kill another individual, a former student pleading guilty to a reduced charge in his girlfriend's shooting death, the search for an arson suspect, and a man charged with aggravated assault and family violence for threatening his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend with a knife and damaging property.
Porch-pirate season is here
Porch pirate season is now officially here. It's the time of the year when thieves have their sights set on those "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" packages … left outside homes.
Suspect sought in Bellmead Walmart theft
BELLMEAD, Texas (FOX 44) – The Bellmead Police Department needs your help to identify a suspect in a case of theft. The department says that the man pictured below entered the Walmart located at 1521 Interstate 35 and stole several items. The man can be seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and a tan trucker hat. He has long blonde hair and facial hair.
'This was definitely a scam': Waco man caught in scam after purchasing printer
The holidays are a great time to give back the community, but one thing to be cautious of are scammers. You can get caught in a scam before you know it, and by then it’s too late.
‘Grow up!’: Judge chastises McGregor juror who failed to show up to murder trial because it made him ‘uncomfortable’
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A McLennan County judge admonished a McGregor man Friday after he was selected as a juror in a murder case this week and shirked his duties because he said the court proceedings made him “uncomfortable.”. Bryan Dominguez, 20, who installs cabinets for Clayton Homes, was...
Law enforcement responds to wreck on I-35
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Law enforcement are responding to a wreck on I-35 northbound. The accident occurred near mile marker 318. Traffic has been reduced down to one lane at this time and delays in the area are expected. No additional information is available at this time.
Weekly Safety Report: Felon Threatens Ex-Girlfriend with Gun, Fire Damages BBQ Restaurant in Woodway
Woodway, Texas experienced two incidents this week. In the first incident, a convicted felon, Michael Delgreco, allegedly brandished a gun and threatened his ex-girlfriend during an argument. The second incident involved a fire that damaged a popular BBQ restaurant on Highway 6. No injuries were reported in either incident, and further details are awaited.
Waco PD Probes Suspicious Infant Death, Two Arrested for Child Endangerment and Drug Charges
Two individuals have been arrested following the suspicious death of a three-month-old boy in Waco. The suspects face charges of child endangerment and keeping meth accessible to children. An autopsy is pending to determine the infant's cause of death. More updates to follow.
Person injured at construction site near Waco High
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Waco firefighters and first responders tended to an injured person in the 2000 Block of N. 42nd Street Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened at a construction site near Waco High School. This is a developing story. No further information is available.
Romanian Immigrants Detained in Texas for $4,000 Cosmetic Theft and Leaving Children in Car
In a startling turn of events in the Waco area, a couple has been accused of conducting a series of cosmetic thefts from local H-E-B stores, while their young children were left unattended in their car. Rebeca Nae, 22, and Cristi Iordache, 30, reportedly from Romania, now face multiple charges after their arrest on November 17.
McLennan County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam phone calls involving law enforcement
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office is sending a warning to residents regarding a scam involving an individual claiming to be one of their members. The individual claims to be a “Captain Nixon” while providing a number not associated with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, according to their Facebook page.
Five-time felon sentenced to 40 years in prison in assault of girlfriend
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A five-time convicted felon who routinely assaulted his domestic partner over a 25-year relationship was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday. Jurors in Waco’s 54th State District Court recommended two 40-year prison terms after convicting Joe Herrera as a habitual criminal on two felony counts of assault family violence.
Memorial service honoring late Waco Police Detective to be held on Thursday, Nov. 30
Following the news from Waco Police Department earlier this month that Detective Gary Allen Worsham had unexpectedly passed away, a date and time for the late detective's memorial service have been announced. The service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Exchange Event Center in McGregor. In...
Waco BBQ restaurant damaged by fire
WACO, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: A popular barbecue restaurant in the Speegleville area has been damaged by fire. The Waco Fire Department says crews were dispatched to the 8500 Block of N. Highway 6 in Speegleville on Sunday night. The Speegleville, China Spring and Valley Mills Volunteer Fire Departments also responded to the scene.
West Vancouver mayor’s 2022 campaign finances investigated by B.C. police
A British Columbia municipal police department is investigating the campaign finances of West Vancouver Mayor Mark Sager. Elections BC issued a statement saying a compliance review of Sager’s 2022 campaign financing disclosure report identified “potential spending irregularities.”. Elections BC says it contacted the RCMP, who referred the file...
Stay alert: Waco PD weighs in as holiday season brings more opportunities for crime
As the holiday season approaches, Waco PD public information officer Cierra Shipley said the rate of crimes of opportunity rises. From theft to drunken driving, she said students should be aware of their surroundings. “It’s not necessarily like a planned out or targeted situation,” Shipley said. “[Thieves] know people are...
Large Fire Engulfs Popular Hellberg BBQ in McLennan County
Witness the aftermath of a massive fire that engulfed the popular Hellberg BBQ in McLennan County. The video captures the intensity of the blaze and the efforts of the fire crews. The extent of the damage and potential casualties remain unknown.