If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 

Homicide County Roud 236
August 22, 2016

On Monday, August 22, 2016 at approximately 2230 hours, the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communication Center received a call for service from a woman identifying herself as Jessica Reta.  She advised that she came to her husband’s (Carlos Reta) auto sales business (Reta Auto Sales, located at 13525 CR 236 Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas) to check on him after not hearing from him for several hours.  When she entered the office she saw blood and her husband lying in the floor.  She immediately called 911.  Upon arrival, deputies cleared the scene for safety and notified KCSO Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene of the incident.  Carlos Reta was pronounced deceased on scene.  Based on the results of our investigation, this has been classified as a homicide. 

 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Kaufman County Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 877-TIPSKCC (847-7522).

 

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Cash Store Burglary Terrell 16-021798
August 22, 2016

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On Monday August 22, 2016 at 4:00 am, the Terrell Police Responded to a burglary at the Cash Store in the 1800 block of West Moore Avenue. Video recovered from the location showed two male subjects break the window and make entry into the store. Both subjects went to the safe and began taking turns hitting the safe with sledgehammers. Once the safe broke free from being bolted to the floor, one subject picked up the safe and ran towards the back door of the business. The subjects were both male and slim in build. One subject was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and gloves. The other subject was wearing a red or pink hoodie with tan pants and white gloves. Both subjects had their faces covered with some type of mask.

 

A witness reported a gray Kia SUV parked by the back door of the business. The witness saw one male subject standing beside the vehicle and wearing a dark colored hoodie. The witness saw the vehicle drive away at a high rate of speed. The Dallas Police Department recovered the safe in the area of Plano Road and Interstate 635 that same morning.

 

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other incident, please contact the Terrell Police Department Criminal Investigations Department at 972-551-6622. You can also leave information anonymously at Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-847-7522 and if that information leads to an arrest, a reward could be granted to the caller.

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Walmart Theft
July 27, 2016

The Kaufman Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying 2 suspects who recently stole 4 large televisions from Walmart in Kaufman.

The theft occurred on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at approximately 5:00 a.m. The suspects vehicle appears to be a 90’s model Chevy truck, blue in color, extended cab. The vehicle appears to have factory wheels and round chrome bed rails. The vehicle’s front and rear license plates were covered in tape.  Two black males, possible early 20’s entered Walmart and stole (2) Samsung 55 inch TV’s and (2) Vizio 65 inch TV’s. The suspects fled out a fire exit door while a third individual was driving the vehicle.

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16-011458 Aggravated Robbery 400 Block of Thomas Street Terrell
May 03, 2016

On May 3, 2016 at approximately 2229 hours, Terrell Police responded to a report of a robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery driver.  The delivery driver advised a male in a red hooded sweatshirt and black shorts called to her from the drive way of a house in the 400 block of Thomas St. The driver stated that a second unseen suspect placed something in her back and told the driver to give him the money. The suspect was pointing a black semi auto handgun at the driver. The suspect in the red hood is described as light skinned. Both suspects appeared to be young possibly teenagers.

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other incident, please contact the Terrell Police Department  Criminal Investigations Department at 972-551-6622. You can also leave information anonymously at Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-847-7522 and if that information leads to an arrest, a reward could be granted to the caller.



Burglary Forney, Texas
February 27, 2016

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, it was reported to the Forney Police Department that a local business had been burglarized. This was one of three local businesses that had been hit sometime during the night on Friday or in the early morning hours on Saturday. A vehicle description was obtained by video footage from one of the businesses. A photo of the vehicle and of the three suspects are included with this press release. The vehicle appears to be a dark colored four door passenger car. Another local business was burglarized sometime between Wednesday night (02/24/2016) and Thursday morning. It is believed that some of these incidents may be related.

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other incident, please contact the Forney Police Criminal Investigations Department at 972-564-7622. You can also leave information anonymously at Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-847-7522 and if that information leads to an arrest, a reward could be granted to the caller.

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Burglary/ATM Theft Terrell 16-005284
February 27, 2016

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On February 27, 2016 at approximately 0454 hours, the Exxon service station located at 311 E Interstate Highway 20 in Terrell was burglarized and the ATM machine located in the store was stolen. In store video showed 3 suspects enter the store and use a chain, attached to a dark colored Dodge Ram pickup with silver strip,  to remove the ATM machine from the store.  Suspect 1 was thinner than suspect 2, and wore a Halloween mask, gloves, black hooded sweat shirt, light pants and dark shoes. Suspect was larger and wore a jacket with a hood with a bandana over his face. Suspect 3 never entered the store but operated the vehicle. Suspect 3 was the thinnest and wore a hooded jacket, black pants and white shoes.

 If anyone can identify these suspects please contact KCCS or the Terrell Police Department and reference case 16-005284



Theft From Nike Factory Outlet 16-003805
February 10, 2016

On Wednesday February 10, 2016 two suspects stole several pairs of shoes from the Nike Factory Store located at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Terrell. One of the suspects was a black female wearing a straw hat, white t-shirt, blue jeans and white and pink sandals. The second suspect was a black male wearing white shoes, blue jeans, black jacket and black toboggan. Both suspects appeared to be in their 20s.  If anyone can identify this suspect please contact KCCS or the Terrell Police Department and reference case 16-003805

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Robbery- Shell Store City of Crandall
January 04, 2016

On 01/04/2016 at approximately 12:27am, 2 unidentified black males entered the Shell convenience store located at 101 N. Fm 148 in the city of Crandall.  Once inside the store, one of the black males is described as about 6’03”, wearing red with white stripes down the legs type of sweat or wind pants, and a black hoodie with an unknown emblem on the left chest area of the hoodie.  The male appears to have some type of mask or bandana covering his face.  The male approaches the register counter and displays an unknown make or model black handgun and demands the money from the register.  The second black male is described as about 5’06”, wearing a grey hoodie sweat shirt with an unknown type emblem on the front, black pants and carrying what appears to be a back pack.  The second male starts loading the bag with various types of tobacco products and then turns towards the clerk demanding the clerks wallet.  The second male pulls out a knife from the front hoodie pocket and points it at the clerk and takes the wallet.  The suspects leave the store and we believe they got into a vehicle a couple of businesses west of the Shell station and fled west bound.  We are in process of obtaining better video footage.  We are asking that anyone with any information regarding this incident call or text the Crandall Police Department at 972-515-3747.  You can also contact Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 877-TIPSKCC (847-7522) or text TIPLINE plus your message to 274637.  We want to thank the public for any assistance they can give. 



Criminal Mischief-Terrell PD
December 16, 2015

On Saturday December 12, 2015 at 9:30am, a subject was observed painting or “tagging” the concrete drainage ditch behind Pop’s Honey Fried Chicken. The suspect last seen westbound from that location.

 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late teens wearing black pants, gray undershirt, black shirt and white tennis shoes. He had black hair with a small patch of hair under his lip. He was also carrying a black backpack, where he carried the spray paint. He was riding a fluorescent green bicycle with a blue seat and black wheels.

 

The suspect painted "Esmeralda" in cursive, a star with the word "Crip" on top of it, the letter "I" and the letters "Es" in cursive. They were all done in blue and beige spray paint. If anyone can identify this suspect please contact KCCS or the Terrell Police Department and reference case 15-034109.  

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Theft Suspect Terrell PD
December 10, 2015

On Friday 10-02-2015, Tuesday 10-06-2015 and Friday 10-16-2015, a male subject driving a pewter color Dodge single cab truck with a flat bed, bought gas from Buc-ee’s. On his way out of the parking lot, the subject stops and steals a single traffic safety cone. These cones are set up to cordon off an area where Buc-ee`s parks gasoline tanker trucks. The license plate on the truck, GKC3684, returns to a company out of Wills Point; However,  there is no listing for that company and a Google map search reveals that address is a wooded area, with no sign of a business or structure. The suspect appears to be a Hispanic male. OCA# 15-029416.   

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Homicide Windmill Farms, Forney, Texas
November 28, 2015

On Saturday, November 28, 2015, at approximately 1100 hours Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a concern for welfare call in the 3200 block of Clear Springs in Windmill Farms, Forney, Texas.  The caller advised that a male looked to be asleep in his front doorway and the door was open.  Upon arrival Deputies discovered the Victim, George Moss of Forney, laying in his doorway with a gunshot wound.  Moss was pronounced deceased on scene.  This case has been classified as a Homicide and the investigation is ongoing. 

 



Burglary of Building (Exxon)-Terrell PD
November 20, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at approximately 0421 hours, Officers responded to Diba Food Mart (Exxon), 311 E Interstate 20 in Terrell, in reference to a delayed burglary and spoke with the complainant. Surveillance video shows at approximately 2:55am, three black males drive up and exit what appears to be a black Nissan Altima and carrying a pry bar. They pried open the front door of the business and enter the building, taking the money out of the cash register. 

 

If anyone has any information in reference to the identify of the suspects, You can call Sgt. J Whitworth at The Terrell Police Department, 972 551-6622 Ext 281 (Reference15-031831) or by calling Kaufman County Crime Stoppers.   

 

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Burglary of Building-Terrell PD
November 10, 2015

On Friday 11/06/2015 The Terrell Police Department responded to the 1300 Block of S Rockwall in reference to a delayed burglary. The victim reported that the house is only used for storage so they have not been there in two weeks. When they arrived at the house they noticed the front door was unlocked and the back door had been forced open. They also discovered a drum set along with several other items missing. The missing items are listed below. 

1 D2 drum set with the following drums:

- 12" Rack Tom drum

- 14" Rack Tom drum

- 18" Rack Tom drum

- 14" Snare drum

1 wood grain colored microwave, unknown make

1 A/C window unit, possible Hisense brand

1 small self propelled gray lawn mower, unknown brand

1 Ridgid brand 3-1/2" clipped head framing nailer

 

If you have any information on this case you can contact the Kaufman County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 877 TIPSKCC (847-7522) or:   

Detective Sgt. Whitworth

Terrell Police Department

jwhitworth@cityofterrell.org

972-551-6622 x 281

Case# 15-030922

 

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Stolen Vehicle from Chili's in Forney
November 07, 2015

On Saturday, November 7th, 2015, Forney Police Officers responded to a call in regards to a car being stolen from Chili’s Restaurant in Forney off US Hwy 80. The call came in around 7:30 pm. The car was running and sitting outside the To-Go door of Chili’s and two small children were in the back seat of the vehicle when it was taken. It is believed at this time that the person(s) that stole the vehicle were not aware of the children in the back seat at the time. The children were later discovered at Schlotzsky’s in Terrell on Hwy 34 at just past 8:00 pm. The vehicle was discovered sitting in the Starbuck’s parking lot down the street unoccupied and still running at around 8:15 pm. After making contact and interviewing persons involved, it is believed that no contact, verbal or physical, was made with the children. It’s also believed that whoever took the car, after discovering the children in the back seat, left the vehicle at Starbuck’s and departed on foot. The children got out of the vehicle and were discovered walking down the street.

 

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other incident, please contact the Forney Police Criminal Investigations Department at 972-564-7600. You can also leave information anonymously at Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-847-7522 and if that information leads to an arrest, a reward could be granted to the caller.

 

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Detective M. Clay
Criminal Investigations
Forney Police Department
972-564-7628



 



Forgery Financial Instrument Suspect-Terrell PD
November 03, 2015

The Terrell Police Department needs your help in identifying this subject. He passed a total of 3 counterfeit $100.00 bills at different stores at Tanger Outlet Mall. There is no suspect vehicle description at this time. Case 15-027755 & 15-027744. 

If anyone has information regarding this suspect or suspect vehicle, please contact Detective R. Birkett at (972)551-6622 ext. 274 or by e-mail at rbirkett@cityofterrell.org.
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Burglary-Cassity Jones Lunber-Terrell PD
October 23, 2015

The Terrell Police Department is seeking information on a burglary that occurred at Cassity Jones Lumber located, 501 Apache Trail on Thursday October 8, 2015 around 12:30 AM.

The fence on the eastside of the business was cut and five pallets of shingles were taken from the back lumberyard. The value of the shingles was $19,200. A U-Haul box truck was caught on surveillance video leaving the lumberyard at 1:16 AM.

If you have information and would prefer to remain anonymous, please call text or email Kaufman County Crime Stoppers. If you prefer to contact the police, you can at the number listed below:

Case #: 2015-028355

Detective Sgt. Whitworth

Terrell Police Department

972 551-6622 x281

 



Robbery-Terrell PD
October 21, 2015

The Terrell Police Department is seeking information on a Robbery that occurred on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at approximately 8:44 PM. The Subway Sandwich shop located at 1880 West Moore Avenue was robbed by a white or possibly Hispanic male approximately 6` 1" in his late forties with salt and pepper hair, and light facial hair, wearing a fluorescent yellow or green shirt with camo shorts.

 If you have information and would prefer to remain anonymous, please call text or email Kaufman County Crime Stoppers.  If you prefer to contact the police, you can at the number(s) listed below: 

Case# 15-028381

Sgt Detective Whitworth

Terrell Police Department

972-551-6622 x 281

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Crandall Pharmacy
August 28, 2015

On the morning of 08/28/2015 around 2:30am, two black males threw a brick through the Crandall Pharmacy door and only took 3 prescription pill bottles. Nothing else was disturbed. It appears the males have gloves on and some sort of bandanas over their face. The best description at this time is as follows: estimate of 6`02"/6`03", estimate of about 190 pounds, solid white shirt that seemed to big for the suspect, black or dark colored shorts, white/black what appears to be Air Jordan shoes, dark colored bandana or covering over his face, and red, white, and blue hat that looks like it is turned inside out. The second male is about 5`06"/5`07", estimate of about 175 pounds, dark blue colored hooded coat or jacket, what appears to be grey sweat pants, black shoes, and a brown tobagan. Although the photographs are not of great clarity, we are working to have them enhanced to possibly get more descriptors. I am attaching the photographs in hopes that someone might recognize the suspects by clothing or any thing that might catch your eye. This will also be posted on the Kaufman County Crime Stoppers website and is subject to a reward if the suspects are arrested or leads to a Grand Jury indictment. I want to thank everyone for their time in looking at this. To contact Kaufman County Crime Stoppers, contact 877-847-7522 or you can text TIPLINE plus your message to 274637.
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Stolen UTV-Terrell PD
June 05, 2015

Sometime between Friday night 05/29/2015 and Saturday morning 05/30/2015, someone stole a UTV from REMAX Realtors located at 113 N Frances in Terrell. One thing that is unique on the UTV is that it is a diesel. It also has the winch controls mounted to the left of the steering wheel on the dash. The windshield is a fold-down type and it has a receiver hitch on the front and rear, The UTV is also equipped with a lift kit.  

 

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Theft at Kaufman Wal-Mart
May 28, 2015

PERSON / VEHICLE OF INTEREST

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Kaufman Police Officers responded to Wal-Mart, in reference to a theft.  Officers arrived and met with employees who observed a black male, with tattoos on his neck, and wearing a Wal-Mart vest, enter the store with an empty shopping cart.  Employees reported that the subject later exited the store with two shopping carts filled with six (6) computers that still had the security devices attached.  The subject loaded the computers into a black Ford Crown Victoria with dark tinted windows, and left the location. 

The same subject returned to Wal-Mart in Kaufman on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, and attempted to steal two (2) additional computers.  The subject was confronted by employees and the subject left the location in the same black Ford Crown Victoria.

Kaufman Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000.00 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) who committed this crime.  If you have information and would prefer to remain anonymous, please call text or email Kaufman County Crime Stoppers.  If you prefer to contact the police, you can at the number(s) listed below: 

           

Kaufman Police Department

Detective J. Stastny

972-932-3094

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