News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Fatal Crash

A San Antonio man is dead following a major crash that occurred this afternoon in Northwest Odessa.On July 30, 2021 at approximately 1341 hours, Odessa Police responded to North County Road West and Sunset in reference to a major crash.Investigation revea...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Murder Update

On 07/29/2021, the Odessa Police Department took custody of Clara Ledward in Brewster County at a hospital in Alpine, Texas. Her charges stemmed from the murder of her husband, Jacob Ledward on May 16, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. Early into the investigation,...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Does Anyone Recognize this Person?

On 7-12-21 at approximately 1931 hours, a theft occurred at the Lowe’s Home Improvement located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $139 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a b...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

TONIGHT - "Tip-A-Cop" benefitting Special Olympics

Her smile lights up a room!  Meet 25-year-old Makayla Dominguez.  She's an Odessa resident with Down Syndrome.  She loves to take part every year in Special Olympics.  

The "Tip-A-Cop" event taking pla...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Peace Academy shows appreciation for officers

Peace Academy of West Texas held a special luncheon today for Odessa Police Officers.

The nonprofit is a cultural, ethnic awareness group.

The event took place at the Odessa Police station and everyone involved had a great time.

Peace Academy of Wes...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Meet Mario Zubiate

Meet another new officer - MARIO ZUBIATE  
"Mario will put a smile on anyone's face when they are having the worse day," said Sergeant Tommy Jones.
For more information on him check out the Odessa Police Dept. mobile app at:&...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

OPD investigating multiple crashes

UPDATE:  Both sides have been reopened.

The Odessa Police Department is currently investigating multiple crashes on IH-20. 

The eastbound lanes on IH-20 between JBS Parkway and Grant are currently shutdown due to two 18-wheelers crashing i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Dumping and Abandoning of Animals at Shelter

It is dangerous and we are starting to see this concerning behavior more often, especially in recent times.  People are dumping and abandoning animals outside of the Odessa Animal Shelter.

 

Remember, the hot temperatures can be deadly to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

"Tip-A-Cop" benefitting Special Olympics

Join us in making a difference by taking part in our annual "Tip-A-Cop" event which supports Special Olympics. It's an easy way to have a big impact!

The fundraiser will be held Thursday, July 29th from 5 pm to 9 pm at Texas Roadhouse.  ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Do you recognize this woman?

A female suspect stole $1,975 worth of items from the Walmart at 2450 NW Loop 338.  The incident happened on Saturday, July 10th of 2021 at around 2:50 pm.  

If anyone recognizes her, contact Ofc. T. Bullard at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crim...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Caught on Camera: Lowe's Theft Suspect

A theft suspect stole a window air conditioner valued at around $329.  The incident happened on Thursday, July 15th of 2021 at around 2:30 pm.  

The theft took place at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Northeast Odessa. &...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Lowe's Home Improvement Theft Investigation

On 7-17-21 at approximately 1330 hours, a theft occurred at the Lowe’s Home Improvement located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $230 worth of merchandise. Anyone who recognizes th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Scam Involving Investigations

The Odessa Police Department has recently received several complaints in reference to a scam involving criminal investigations. Citizens have reported receiving calls from someone pretending to be Lieutenant Sherrie Carruth. The calls are transferred to a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Odessa Police Academy 22nd Session Graduation & Swearing-In Ceremony

Chief of Police, Mike Gerke, proudly announces the induction of seven new police officers into the Odessa Police Department. The Odessa Police Academy 22nd Session Graduation Ceremony took place on July 23, 2021 at the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conferen...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the new Odessa Animal Shelter. Chief Mike Gerke was among the speakers. The new shelter will be more than 20,000 square feet.Groundbreaking Video

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

OPD Honor Guard Attends Funeral for Fallen Deputy

The Odessa Police Department Honor Guard attended the funeral today for Fallen Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Josh Bartlett. Last week, four law enforcement officers were shot by a barricaded subject. Sergeant Bartlett was transported ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Aggravated Assault Investigation

On 7-18-21 at approximately 1405 hours, OPD responded to 2636 North JBS Parkway (Sonic) in reference to subject with a gun. Investigation revealed that an unknown male and female assaulted two employees. The male suspect later threatened the employees wit...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Missing Person Investigation

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Kayla Mitchell, 30 years of age, was last seen on 7-11-21 in the 4200 block of Angus. Mitchell is 5’3” tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Anyone with i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Missing Person Investigation

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Tammy Johnson, 50 years of age, was last seen several months ago in the 3000 block of East Highway 80. Johnson is 5’2” tall and weighs approximately 260 pound...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

OPD Lieutenant Retires After 33 Years of Service

The Odessa Police Department would like to congratulate Lieutenant Sammy Berzoza on his retirement. Lieutenant Berzoza dedicated over 33 years of hard work to the Odessa Police Department. We are sad to say goodbye and wish him the best of luck!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

DK Theft Investigation

On 7-3-21 at approximately 1738 hours, a theft occurred at the DK located at 721 North County Road West. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $100 from the business. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or vehicle shown in ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Groundbreaking

The Odessa Animal Shelter Groundbreaking will be held on Friday, July 23rd at 10am, at 910 West 42nd Street.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

OPD Hosting Neighborhood Watch Group

The Odessa Police Department will begin having neighborhood watch meetings the fourth Tuesday of each month. The next one will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 7pm in the OPD Classroom. Please contact 432-335-5773 with any questions.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

On 5-8-21 at approximately 0820 hours, a theft occurred at the HEB located at 2501 West University. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took approximately $450 worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Hit & Run Investigation

On 7-8-21 at approximately 0515 hours, a hit and run occurred in the 1200 block of East 8th Street. Investigation revealed that the driver of a maroon 2003 Nissan Xterra struck a power pole and gas meter and left the scene without meeting necessary legal ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Verizon Theft Investigation

On 6-14-21 at approximately 1555 hours, a theft occurred at the Verizon located at 6966 East Highway 191. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $1,335 worth of merchandise. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 6-11-21 at approximately 0905 hours, a theft occurred at the “Wash-Em-Up Laundromat” located at 4631 Oakwood Drive. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject stole the tip jar, which contained over $100. Anyone who recog...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Popeyes Robbery Investigation

An arrest has been made in connection to a robbery that occurred late last night in Northeast Odessa. Ashton Tyzain Ward, 17 years of age, has been charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery “1st Degree Felony”.On July 6, 2021 at appr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mail Fraud Crime Prevention

The Odessa Police Department has recently seen an increase in check fraud and identity theft reports related to stolen mail. If you are a victim or have witnessed a mail-related crime, please alert postal inspectors to prevent others from being victimized...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Quick Track Theft Investigation

On 6-6-21 at approximately 1757 hours, a theft occurred at the Quick Track located at 801 North Golder. The complainant reported that they accidentally left their wallet on the counter inside the business. The wallet contained cash, credit cards and perso...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Walmart Theft Suspects

The individuals in the following images are wanting in connection to a theft at Walmart. Suspect vehicle is a newer Toyota Camry. Contact OPD if you have any information.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Hit and Run Suspect - HEB

On 6-19-2021 at approx. 8:30 pm, a white Ford pickup struck a black Lincoln MKX as it entered the HEB parking lot. The driver fled east in the parking lot without leaving information as required by law. The Ford should have damage on its front left corner...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Attempt to Identify Texas Roadhouse Theft Suspects

On 6-22-2021 at approx. 8:12 p.m. 4 subjects entered Texas Roadhouse. They ordered $126.88 worth of food and alcohol and failed to pay. They were seen leaving in a Gold colored sedan. If you have any information about these subjects please contact OPD.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Hit and Run Suspect

On 6-14-2021 at approx. 2:45 pm, a hit and run occurred at Smokers Outlet (5000 E University). A white Chevy pickup with black flat bed entered the drive-thru and struck the roof with the equipment attached to the bed. The driver left the scene without le...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

OPD is Asking for Help in Locating A Subject for Questioning Update: Subject Arrested

UPDATE:

 Update: 

Robert Serrano Franco was taken into custody yesterday afternoon at approximately 5 pm. 

He is charged with 4 counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer, along with several other charges. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Arrest Made in Connection to 4-Vehicle Crash

UPDATE:

Enrique Garcia Rubio, 38 years of age has died due to injuries sustained in the major crash which occurred on June 22, 2021.

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Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a major crash that killed 2 an...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting

On June 23, 2021 at approximately 2:39 am, the Odessa Police Department was investigating a stolen vehicle in the 200 blk of E. 37th St.  While on scene, the stolen vehicle exited through a garage door, striking a vehicle and grazed an officer. &...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Market Street Forgery Investigation

The male subject shown below purchased approximately $1,748 worth of merchandise at Market Street (4950 East 42nd Street) using fraudulent checks. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance photos is encouraged to contact Detective L. Goo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Aggravated Assault Investigation

Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that occurred early this morning in Central Odessa. Carolina Martinez, 59 years of age, has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Family Violence) “1st Degree Fel...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Bicycle Theft

On 6-10-21 at approximately 1858 hours, a theft occurred in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot located at 1230 East 8th Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole the victim’s bicycle, valued at approximately $360. Anyone who re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

On 5-23-21 at approximately 2149 hours, a theft occurred at the Wal-Mart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. Investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects concealed approximately $378 worth of merchandise and left the scene without making any attempt to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Sunglass Hut Theft Investigation

On 6-11-21 at approximately 1317 hours, a theft occurred at the Sunglass Hut located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took a $300 pair of Prada sunglasses and left the scene without making any attempt ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Closed on 6-19-21

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed Saturday, June 19th for training and will reopen on Tuesday, June 22nd.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Update - Missing Child Safely Located

DATE: June 15, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Missing ChildDATE/TIME REPORTED: June 15, 2021 at approximately 1522 hoursLOCATION: 3200 Block of Redwood DriveUPDATE:Rey Gearheart has been safely located.ORIGINAL SUMMARY: The Odessa Police Department is asking for t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

TIRE MERCHANT SCAM

The Odessa Police Department has recently seen an increase in Merchant reports of “Card Not Present” (CNP) Schemes. “Card Not Present” means that the cardholder does not physically present the card for a merchant&am...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

DATE: June 15, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Intoxication Manslaughter “2nd Degree Felony”DATE/TIME OCCURRED: June 14, 2021 at approximately 2224 hoursLOCATION: 3800 Block of East 42nd StreetSUMMARY:Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a major crash...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Missing Person Update

DATE: June 15, 2021 TYPE OF INCIDENT: Missing PersonDATE/TIME REPORTED: June 13, 2021LOCATION: 500 Block of AdamsUPDATE:Turner has been safely located.Original Release from 6-14-21: The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public&rsqu...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

EZ Pawn Theft Investigation

On 5-6-21 at approximately 1004 hours, a theft occurred at the EZ-Pawn located at 917 North Grandview. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole a red Milwaukee Cordless drill, valued at approximately $295. Anyone who recognizes the suspec...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Tire Theft Update

Update: The suspect has been identified and the investigation continues.Original Release from 6-14-21: On 5-23-21 at approximately 1526 hours, a theft occurred at Energy Sales, located at 1408 West IH-20. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subjec...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Lowe's Home Improvement Theft Investigation

On 5-13-21 at approximately 1312 hours, a theft occurred at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $161 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a red Ford sedan...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Odessa Police Department is now accepting applications for the 27th Session of the Odessa Police Department Citizens Police Academy. The twelve week academy begins Thursday, September 2, 2021 and will be held on Thursday nights from 6-9pm. There are n...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting

On June 10, 2021 at approximately 1953 hrs, officers responded to a suicide threats call in the 4600 block of Lamont Avenue involving a 61 year-old white female.  As officers were speaking with the female subject, she pointed a gun at their direc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Investigation

On 5-25-21 at approximately 1625 hours, a theft occurred at the United Supermarket located at 2751 North County Road West. Investigation revealed that an unknown male and female stole approximately $520 worth of merchandise. Anyone who recognizes either s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

On 5-11-21 at approximately 1241 hours, a theft occurred at the Wal-Mart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $456 worth of merchandise. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveil...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Debit Card Abuse Investigation

On 5-22-21, debit card abuse occurred at the Sunglass Hut located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject purchased approximately $357 worth of merchandise with a debit card that did not belong to him. Anyone...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Theft / Credit Card Abuse Investigation

On 4-22-21, the complainant lost his wallet in the area of the 4500 block of East University. The complainant’s wallet, which contained several credit cards and other personal documents, was later used at several businesses in Odessa and Midland...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Fatal Shooting

DATE: June 7, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal ShootingDATE/TIME REPORTED: June 6, 2021 at approximately 2009 hoursLOCATION: 8001 Brownstone Road (Sedona Ranch Apartments)SUMMARY:Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that occurred last ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Intoxication Assault Investigation

Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a 4-vehicle crash that occurred last night in North Odessa. Rogelio Lujan, 38 years of age, has been charged with Intoxication Assault “3rd Degree Felony”. On June 3, 2021 at approxima...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

OPD Statement on Privately Conducted Sting Operations

The Odessa Police Department takes sexual crimes against children seriously and have focused a section of our Criminal Investigations Bureau to efficiently investigate such claims. Citizens are urged to bring forth all information pertaining to the sexual...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

On 4-22-21 at approximately 1745 hours, a theft occurred at the HEB located at 2501 West University. Investigation revealed that an unknown female concealed approximately $224 worth of merchandise inside of reusable bags. The suspect then exited the store...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

United States Honor Flag Visits OPD

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank Chris Heisler for stopping by the station today with the United States Honor Flag. It just came from New Mexico, where it was present for the funeral of a recent fallen police officer. Since Septem...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

OPD Honor Guard Attends Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Memorial

The OPD Honor Guard recently attended the Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Memorial at Sul Ross State University, which honors all local area law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Clay Shoot Raises $420,000 for Local Law Enforcement

The 2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot was a huge success and raised $420,000 for the four local law enforcement agencies. The Odessa Police Department, Midland Police Department, Ector County Sheriff’s Office and Midland County Sheriff&rsquo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Hit & Run Investigation

On 5-24-21 at approximately 2121 hours, Odessa Police responded to 3310 Andrews Highway (Art of Fadez) in reference to a hit and run. Investigation revealed that the driver of a silver Jeep crashed into a business (barber shop) and left the scene without ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Odessa Pet Adoption Event

On May 22, 2021, Odessa Animal Shelter partnered with Dog Rescue R Us and Petco for an adoption event. Through the community effort we were able to send dogs to happy homes. Keep an eye for the next opportunity or come by the Animal Shelter at 91...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Complex Community FCU Brings Snow Cones to OPD

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank Complex Community Federal Credit Union for recently bringing snow cones for the officers. Thank you for your continued support towards law enforcement!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

OPD Honor Guard Attends Funeral of Fallen Deputies

The Odessa Police Department Honor Guard attended funerals this week for two fallen Concho County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Sergeant Stephen Jones and Deputy Samuel Leonard were shot and killed last week while responding to a dog complaint in E...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Update - 2 Arrests Made in Connection to N-N-Out Robbery Investigations

Update: Two 16-year-old males have been arrested in connection to three N-N-Out robbery investigations. One male was charged with Aggravated Robbery "1st Degree Felony", in connection to a robbery that occurred on 5-12-21. The second male was ch...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Whataburger Hit & Run Investigation

On 4-29-21 at approximately 2315 hours, a hit and run occurred in the Whataburger parking lot, located at 3716 Andrews Highway. Investigation revealed that the driver of a gray Chevrolet Silverado struck another Chevrolet Silverado and fled the scene with...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Retired Sergeant Jordan Medrano

The Odessa Police Department family is mourning the loss of retired Sergeant Jordan Medrano. Jordan went to his Heavenly home Monday afternoon. He served the Odessa Police Department and the citizens of Odessa with distinction for many years. He will be d...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

On 4-30-21 at approximately 1305 hours, a theft occurred at the HEB located at 2501 West University. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject concealed approximately $108 worth of merchandise inside of her purse and exited the store without m...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Investigation

On 5-4-21 at approximately 2009 hours, a theft occurred at the United Supermarket located at 1350 East 8th Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject concealed approximately $112 worth of merchandise inside of her purse and exited the s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Attempted Kidnapping Claims

Earlier this month, the Odessa Police Department took a report involving a possible attempted kidnapping that occurred in the 3900 block of Richmond. There was insufficient evidence to meet the elements of kidnapping. Following a rash of comments on socia...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

United Supermarket Hit & Run

On 5-14-21 at approximately 1900 hours, a hit and run occurred in the United Supermarket parking lot, located at 1350 East 8th Street. Investigation revealed that the driver of an orange & white Dodge Ram (with a dog in the bed) struck a red Dodge Ram...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

OPD Asking for Public's Help Locating Wanted Subject

DATE: May 17, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Deceased PersonDATE/TIME REPORTED: May 16, 2021 at approximately 2059 hoursLOCATION: 2000 Block of East 7th StreetSUMMARY:On May 16, 2021 at approximately 2059 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 2000 block of East 7t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

On 4-22-21 at approximately 1724 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 2400 block of Catalina in reference to an auto burglary. Investigation revealed that an unknown subject burglarized a GMC Denali and left the scene in a red 4-door vehicle. The suspect...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

2021 Odessa Police Memorial Service

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank everyone who attended our police memorial service, which was held today in honor of all local and state law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. The service took place at the Sunset Memorial G...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

On 4-3-21 at approximately 1840 hours, a theft occurred at the HEB located at 2501 West University. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject concealed approximately $143 worth of merchandise inside of his jacket and left the store without makin...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Cell Phone Crime Spree

The Odessa Police Department is currently investigating a cell phone crime spree involving 3 suspects that are stealing cell phones and later pawning them. The suspects have stolen 13 cell phones and 1 watch (approximately $15,000) from several stores thr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

OAC Partners with Rescues & Hosts Successful Dog/Cat Vaccination

On April 23, 2021, Odessa Animal Shelter partnered with Caring Songs and Rain Rescue in California and Washington to rescue/transport 22 dogs and cats from Odessa Shelter. We are excited to partner with rescues to give our animals a happy home. The Odessa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to “Look Twice” for motorcycles. On average, a motorcyclist dies in a crash every day in Texas. Motorc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Best Buy Theft Investigation

On 4-21-21 at approximately 1200 hours, a theft occurred at the Best Buy located at 6301 East Highway 191. Investigation revealed that an unknown female concealed approximately $550 worth of merchandise inside of a child’s jacket. The suspect th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

2021 Odessa Police Memorial Service

The week of May 9-15, 2021, has been designated as National Police Memorial Week. This week is set aside to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement that have been killed in the line of duty. On Thursday, May 13th at 10am, the Odessa Po...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Investigation

On 4-27-21 at approximately 2052 hours, a theft occurred at the United Supermarket located at 1350 East 8th Street. Investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects stole approximately $243 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a white Ford Rang...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Investigation

On 4-23-21 at approximately 1651 hours, a theft occurred at the United Supermarket located at 2751 North County Road West. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took approximately $150 worth of merchandise and exited the store without making...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Walgreens Robbery

On 5-2-21 at approximately 0447 hours, a robbery occurred at the Walgreens located at 1305 West University. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject demanded all of the cash from the register while indicating that he had a weapon. The suspect t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Arrest Made in Connection to Intoxication Assault Investigation

Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a major crash that occurred last weekend in Northeast Odessa. Charles Clinton Hawn, 32 years of age, has been charged with two counts of Intoxication Assault “3rd Degree Felony” and Un...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Intoxication Assault Investigation

Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a major crash that occurred last month in Southeast Odessa. Lucio Flores-Lopez, 49 years of age, has been charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury “3rd Degree Felony”...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

2 Arrests Made in Connection to Theft/Forgery Investigation

Odessa Police have made 2 arrests in connection to a Theft/Forgery investigation. Christopher Pattan Giles Jr., 45 years of age, has been charged with Theft of Property “3rd Degree Felony” and Mario Marcus Costa Jr., 38 years of age, has been charged with...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind motorists to use extra caution when traveling through work zones. Over 22,000 crashes occurred last year in Texas work zones with 186 people killed.Work Zone Reminders:1) Slow Down - Unsafe speed i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Burglary Investigation

On 3-8-21 at approximately 1332 hours, a burglary occurred in the 2400 block of Van Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject burglarized a shop and stole over $300 worth of tools. Anyone who recognizes the suspects shown in the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

DK Hit & Run Investigation

On 4-28-21 at approximately 2242 hours, a hit and run occurred at the DK located at 600 South Grandview. Investigation revealed that the driver of an older model white Pontiac struck a black Volkswagen Jetta and fled the scene without meeting necessary le...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Package Theft Investigation

On 3-28-21 at approximately 1548 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 2700 block of Century in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject stole a package off the victim’s porch. Anyone who recognizes the suspect...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

On 2-25-21 at approximately 1521 hours, an auto burglary occurred in the 1300 block of West University. Investigation revealed that unknown subjects burglarized a white Chevrolet Traverse and stole approximately $750 worth of property. The suspect(s) then...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Quick Track Burglary Investigation

On 2-18-21 at approximately 1824 hours, two unknown male subjects burglarized the Quick Track located at 2455 Kermit Highway. Anyone who recognizes the suspects or vehicle shown in the surveillance photos is encouraged to contact Detective J. Santana at 4...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

N-N-Out Robbery Investigation

On 4-23-21 at approximately 1525 hours, Odessa Police responded to 3226 West 10th Street (N-N-Out) in reference to an aggravated robbery. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded all of the cash from the ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Investigation

On 3-29-21 at approximately 1840 hours, a theft occurred at the United Supermarket located at 2751 North County Road West. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $203 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a white 2-do...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Home Depot Theft Investigation

On 2-2-21 at approximately 1030 hours, a theft occurred at Home Depot, located at 5181 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $558 worth of property. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveil...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Investigation

On 4-5-21 a theft occurred at the United Supermarket located at 4950 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $263 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a white Lincoln MKX SUV. Anyone who recognizes t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Music City Mall Theft Investigation

The two suspects shown in the Surveillance Footage stole a large turtle ($200) from the Music City Mall Playground. Anyone who recognizes either suspect is encouraged to contact Detective Y. Medrano at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

OPD would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot! We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2022!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Kent Kwik Robbery Investigation

On 4-16-21 at approximately 2101 hours, Odessa Police responded to 4117 Andrews Highway (Kent Kwik) in reference to a subject with a gun. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject robbed the business at gunpoint. Anyone who recognizes the suspec...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

The suspect shown in the surveillance photo stole approximately $271 worth of merchandise from the HEB located at 2501 West University. Anyone who recognizes this person is encouraged to contact Detective Y. Medrano at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stopper...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Lowe's Home Improvement Theft Investigation

On 4-9-21 at approximately 0726 hours, a theft occurred at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $530 worth of tools and left the scene in a white 2005 Jeep Liber...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

On 3-28-21 at approximately 1333 hours, a theft occurred at the Wal-Mart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. Investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects stole an iPad ($700) and iPad case ($100) and left the scene. Anyone who recognizes either subject ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Reopening

After testing of animals at the Odessa Shelter by Dr. Becky Battershell D.V.M, results have been received and the shelter will be reopening for limited intake on 4/20/2021. Dogs will be stringently inspected in hopes of preventing any further ill or disea...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

OPD Asking for Public's Help Locating Runaway Teens

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance locating Runaway Alexis Salazar, 17 years of age and Runaway Daniella Salazar, 15 years of age. Both females were last seen on April 4, 2021 in Brownsville.Alexis is 5’...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

April 11-17 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and the Odessa Police Department would like to thank the City of Odessa Public Safety Communications for their dedicated service to the public. They answer calls for service, gather essential i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Raffle Tickets Still Available for Clay Shoot

The 8th annual Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot will be on Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 16th at Windwalker Farms in Martin County. This event benefits local law enforcement (OPD, MPD, ECSO & MCSO) and helps pay for much needed equipment. The cla...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

OPD Asking for Public's help with Cold Case

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s help in connection to a murder that occurred last year in Central Odessa.On April 17, 2020 at approximately 0054 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 2500 block of N...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Closed for 30 Days

Due to recent distemper exposure, on the advice Dr. Becky Battershell D.V.M, precautionary measures will be taken and the Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed for approximately 30 days. The Odessa Animal Shelter intake is limited to exposure cases, or the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

OPD Honor Guard Attends Funeral of Fallen DPS Trooper

The Odessa Police Department Honor Guard was in Groesbeck, Texas today for the funeral of Fallen Texas DPS Trooper Chad Walker. He was ambushed on March 26th while attempting to assist a disabled vehicle and passed away on March 31st. The funeral took pla...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

On 3-7-21 at approximately 1400 hours, a theft occurred at the HEB located at 2501 West University. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject took approximately $155 worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Residential Burglary

On 3-18-21 at approximately 2021 hours, a burglary occurred at a residence located in the 1100 block of Masquerade. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject rang the doorbell at the victim’s residence and stated through the microphone on the do...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Distemper Virus Warning

Odessa Animal Control has recently identified animals that have been exposed to the distemper virus in their facility. After taking in a dog that was carrying the distemper virus, the facility has followed previously established protocols to eradicate the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Major Crash

An Odessa man is in critical condition following a major crash that occurred early this morning in South Odessa.On April 3, 2021 at approximately 0220 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 2500 block of East IH-20 in reference to a ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Since last year, the Odessa Police Department has responded to hundreds of crashes and issued over 1,100 citations relating to Distract...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Update

Update: Both subjects have been identified and the investigation continues.Original Summary: On 1-13-21 at approximately 2108 hours, a theft occurred at the United Supermarket located at 1350 East 8th Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male co...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2021

Fatal Crash

A Canada man is dead following a major crash that occurred this morning in Southeast Odessa.On March 27, 2021 at approximately 1027 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 6000 block of East IH-20 in reference to a major crash.Investigation revealed that a ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Residential Burglary

On 2-7-21 at approximately 0615 hours, two unknown male subjects burglarized a residence located in the 3000 block of Bainbridge and stole multiple firearms. Anyone who recognizes the suspects shown in the surveillance photos is encouraged to contact Dete...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Vehicle Registration Exemption Expires April 14th

Is Your Vehicle Registration Expired? The temporary waiver granting the suspension of registration renewal requirements ends April 14, 2021. Motorists must come into compliance by renewing their registration on or before April 14, 2021. Click HER...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Best Buy Theft Investigation Update

Update: As a result of an Odessa Crime Stoppers tip, the suspect has been identified and the investigation continues.Original Summary: On 1-27-21, a theft occurred at the Best Buy located at 6301 East Highway 191. Investigation revealed that an unknown ma...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Winter Storm Damage Assistance

Based on our communities great response in reporting winter storm damage, FEMA has approved Ector County eligible to receive disaster assistance.

FEMA strongly encourages that residents register for IA/Individual Assistance as soon as possible. All are enc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Theft by Deception Update

Update: The suspect has been identified and investigation revealed that there are several victims. Anyone else who has been a victim of this person or anyone with information in reference to this investigation is asked to contact Detective L. Gonzales at ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Fatal Crash

A Socorro man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Northeast Odessa.On March 24, 2021 at approximately 0055 hours, Odessa Police responded to Highway 191 and Billy Hext in reference to a major crash.Investigation revealed th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Fail to Stop & Render Aid - Vehicle of Interest

OPD is asking for the public's help in reference to a hit and run that occurred on 3-16-21 at approximately 1730 hours in the 8200 block of East Highway 191 (North Service Road). Investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle struck a motorcycle and fled ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Support Mor Badges Raises Several Thousand Dollars

The Support Mor Badges Event this past weekend was a huge success! OPD raised approximately $6,000 at the Chick-fil-A on 42nd Street and all three Chick-fil-A locations combined raised approximately $16,000. Thank you to everyone who stopped by a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Investigation

On 3-11-21, unknown subjects burglarized a vehicle in the 2200 block of Hanley and stole property, including credit cards. The suspects shown in the surveillance photos later used the victim’s credit card at the Walmart located at 2450 NW Loop 3...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

iPhone Theft Investigation

On 3-7-21 at approximately 1530 hours, a theft occurred at the United Supermarkets located at 1350 East 8th Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took an iPhone Max X from the complainant’s shopping cart and fled the scene....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

OPD Reminding Public that Seat Belts Saves Lives

Since last year, the Odessa Police Department has issued over 100 citations for not wearing seat belts and has responded to dozens of crashes in which people not wearing seat belts sustained serious or fatal injuries. In 2019, 41% (109 of 266) of teen dri...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Stolen Vehicle / Hit & Run Investigation

On 3-17-21, an unknown male subject stole a vehicle in the 4200 block of North Dixie and later committed a hit and run with it in the area of 31st and Roger. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance photo is encouraged to contact Hit &a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Fail to Stop & Render Aid

OPD is asking for the public's help in reference to a hit and run that occurred on 3-16-21 at approximately 1730 hours in the 8200 block of East Highway 191 (North Service Road). The driver of an unknown vehicle struck a motorcycle and fled the s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Hit & Run Investigation Update

Update:  The driver of the GMC has been located and the case has been closed.Original Summary:  On 3-10-21 at approximately 1830 hours, a hit and run occurred in the Music City Mall parking lot located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investiga...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Support Mor Badges

The Support Mor Badges Event will be Saturday, March 20th from 8am-2pm at three different Chick-fil-A locations. OPD will be selling raffle tickets at the Chick-fil-A located at 3805 East 42nd Street. Raffle tickets will be sold for a Po...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Credit Card Abuse Investigation

On 2-25-21, a credit card abuse report was made with the Odessa Police Department. The complainant reported that unknown subjects used her credit card and spent over $1,109. One of the transactions occurred at the United Market located at 2751 North Count...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Fail to Stop & Render Aid Update

Update:  The driver of the white truck has been located and determined not to be a suspect. Anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone with information in reference to it is encouraged to contact Hit and Run Investigator T. Yelley at 432-335-57...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Burglary Investigation

On 3-8-21 at approximately 1332 hours, a burglary occurred in the 2400 block of Van Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject burglarized a shop and stole over $300 worth of tools. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveilla...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Support Mor Badges

The Support Mor Badges Event will be Saturday, March 20th from 8am-2pm at three different Chick-fil-A locations. OPD will be selling raffle tickets at the Chick-fil-A located at 3805 East 42nd Street. Raffle tickets will be sold for a Polaris Ran...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Odessa Christian Faith Center Delivers Snacks to OPD

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank the Odessa Christian Faith Center for recently delivering snacks to the officers. We appreciate the continued support of our Law Enforcement officers! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Market Street Theft Investigation

On 3-3-21 at approximately 1200 hours, a theft occurred at the Market Street located at 3950 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took approximately $143 worth of property and exited the store without making any attempt to...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Reckless Driver Leads to Arrest of Wanted Subject with Firearm

On March 11, 2021 at approximately 1736 hours, an OPD officer observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the 3700 block of Springdale. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, identified as Austin Twilligear, 25, was found to have a felony warrant for A...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

On 2-16-21 at approximately 0130 hours, an auto burglary occurred in the 2400 block of West 34th Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject burglarized a 2018 Ford F-150 and stole approximately $1,030 worth of property. The suspect then f...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

DK Hit & Run Investigation

On 3-6-21 at approximately 1326 hours, a hit and run occurred at the DK located at 1523 Harless Avenue. Investigation revealed that the driver of a white truck struck a Toyota Camry and left the scene without meeting necessary legal requirements. Anyone w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

March 8-12 is Vehicle Safety Recall Week

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1 in 4 vehicles on the road have an open safety recall that still hasn’t been fixed. The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to check their vehicles for safety...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Dixie Electric Theft Investigation

On 2-19-21, Odessa Police responded to 2119 West Murphy (Dixie Electric) in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that unknown subjects stole a white 2001 Pace trailer bearing TX LP 217208J. The same suspects stole approximately $1400 worth of prop...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Support Mor Badges

The Support Mor Badges Event will be Saturday, March 20th from 8am-2pm at three different Chick-fil-A locations. OPD will be selling raffle tickets at the Chick-fil-A located at 3805 East 42nd Street. Raffle tickets will be sold for a Polaris Ran...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Update - Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Update: Sandoval was located and arrested yesterday in the area of Moss and Hubnik by the Odessa Police Department, Ector County Sheriff's Office, DPS & U.S. Marshals Service. In addition to Aggravated Kidnapping, he has also been charged wit...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Arrest Made in Connection to Indecent Assault Investigation

An arrest has been made in connection to an indecent assault investigation. Jose Luis Hernandez, 22, turned himself in today and has been charged with three counts of Indecent Assault “Class A Misdemeanor”.The Odessa Police Department ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

On 2-26-21, an auto burglary occurred in the 500 block of North Texas. Approximately $450 worth of property was stolen from the victim’s vehicle. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or vehicle shown in the surveillance photos is encouraged to cont...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Odessa Animal Control Teaches Bite Prevention Class

The Odessa Police Department’s Animal Control Division held a class today for the City of Odessa Code Enforcement regarding bite prevention and officer safety. Mr. Joe Barreraz, the Odessa Police Department Animal Control Manager, is shown teach...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

On 12-11-20, a theft occurred at the Wal-Mart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject took approximately $193 worth of property and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognizes the su...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

The 8th annual Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot will be on Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 16th at Windwalker Farms in Martin County. This event benefits local law enforcement (OPD, MPD, ECSO & MCSO) and helps pay for much needed equipment. Please ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Odessa Police Academy 21st Session Graduation

Chief of Police, Mike Gerke, proudly announces the induction of eleven new police officers into the Odessa Police Department. The Odessa Police Academy 21st Session Graduation Ceremony took place on March 5, 2021 at the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Confere...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Covid Vaccination Traffic Route

ALL covid vaccination traffic needs to take Highway 385 (Andrews Highway) to East Loop 338.

Take East Loop 338 South to Grandview.

Take Grandview South to Yukon.

Take Yukon into the stadium.

All traffic going any other route WILL be redirected back to the abo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Indecent Assault Investigation

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating Jose Luis Hernandez, 22, who is currently wanted for three counts of Indecent Assault “Class A Misdemeanor”.The Odessa Police Department recently responded...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Aggravated Robbery Investigation

An arrest has been made in connection to an aggravated robbery that occurred last week in Southwest Odessa. Braiden Ray Stout, 20, has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery “1st Degree Felony”.On February 24, 2021 at appro...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2021

Update - Missing Person Safely Located

DATE: February 28, 2021                                        TYPE OF INCI...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2021

OPD Participates in Running for Heroes

The Odessa Police Department participated this evening in “Running 4 Heroes” at Midland College. The event was a 1-mile run which honored Fallen Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cornelius Anderson and a Midland PD office...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

On 12-11-20, a theft was reported at the Wal-Mart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took approximately $162 worth of property and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognizes the ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

On 12-4-20, a theft was reported at the HEB located at 2501 West University. Investigation revealed that three unknown subjects took approximately $362 worth of property and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognizes the sus...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

The 8th annual Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot will be on Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 16th at Windwalker Farms in Martin County. This event benefits local law enforcement (OPD, MPD, ECSO & MCSO) and helps pay for much needed equipment...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Indecent Assault Investigation

The Odessa Police Department is currently investigating multiple indecent assaults that recently occurred all throughout Odessa. All of the incidents are believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or vehicle sho...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

On 12-1-20, a theft was reported at the HEB located at 2501 West University. Investigation revealed that three unknown male subjects took approximately $164 worth of property and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognizes th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Update

Update: Both suspects have been identified and the investigation continues.Original Summary from 2-23-21: On 12-27-21, unknown subjects burglarized a vehicle in the 4600 block of Oakwood and stole property, including credit cards. The suspects shown in th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Fatal Crash

An Odessa man is dead following a major crash that occurred this afternoon in Central Odessa. On February 22, 2021 at approximately 1534 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 900 block of East 2nd Street in reference to a major cras...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Boot Barn Theft Update

On 1-28-21 at approximately 1830 hours, a theft occurred at the Boot Barn located at 5125 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects took over $1,500 worth of property and fled the scene. Anyone who recognizes either suspect s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Officer-Involved Crash

On February 21, 2021 at approximately 1255 hours, a crash occurred at Maple and Grandview. Investigation revealed that an OPD officer struck a GMC Envoy, occupied four times. Two adults were transported to a local hospital with serious bodily injury and t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting Update

On 02/18/2021 at approximately 2219 hrs, Officers of the Odessa Police Department responded to a call for service involving a stolen vehicle. The owner of the stolen vehicle reported that he had seen his vehicle in the 300 block of Ellis. The own...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting

On February 18, 2021 at approximately 2220 hrs, Odessa Police Department officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Ellis Dr. in reference to a stolen vehicle that was occupied by a male subject.  Officers made contact with the vehicle, w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Cold Weather Pet Tips

OPD would like to remind the public to please be mindful of your pets during the extreme cold weather. It is recommended to bring your pets inside when the temperature gets below freezing but if you must leave them outside, please remember the following:1...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Honor the Blue Rally Raises $52,000 for OPD

OPD would like to thank VanZandt Controls, LLC & the Chuck Wagon Gang for recently donating $52,000 to the department. The money was raised from the “Honor the Blue Rally”, which was held back in October of 2020. The money will hel...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Investigation

On 1-14-21, an unknown person burglarized a vehicle in the 2700 block of Redbud and stole hundreds of dollars worth of property, including credit cards. The suspect shown in the surveillance photos later used the victim’s credit card at the Taco Villa loc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

DK Theft Investigation

On 2-2-21 at approximately 1400 hours, Odessa Police responded to 721 North County Road West (DK) in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took a bank envelope containing cash, which had been on the counter near the cas...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

On 1-10-21 at approximately 0433 hours, Odessa Police responded to 2001 West 16th Street (Barbwire & Lace) in reference to an auto burglary. Investigation revealed that unknown subjects burglarized a white 2019 Ford F-150 and left the scene in a white...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting that occurred last night in Southwest Odessa. Ronnie Ortiz Jr., 27, has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon "2nd Degree Felony".On February 9, 2021 at approx...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

On 1-1-21 at approximately 1730 hours, Odessa Police responded to 4210 North JBS Parkway (Wal-Mart East) in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $155 worth of property and exited the store through t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

EZ Pawn Theft Investigation

On 11-15-20 at approximately, an unknown male subject stole an electric guitar from the EZ Pawn located at 917 North Grandview. The suspect fled the scene in a gray truck (unknown make or model). Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Fatal Crash

DATE: February 5, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal CrashDATE/TIME OCCURRED: February 5, 2021 at approximately 0004 hoursLOCATION: 5800 Block of South Highway 385SUMMARY:A Crane man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in South Odess...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

OPD Honoring Fallen Officer

On Saturday, February 6, 2021 at approximately 0730 hours, the Odessa Police Department will be paying respects for fallen officer, Officer Scott Smith. This marks the thirty-third anniversary of his passing, February 6, 1988. He was killed in the line of...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Murder Investigation

DATE: February 4, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder "1st Degree Felony"DATE/TIME REPORTED: February 4, 2021 at approximately 0135 hoursLOCATION: 9000 Block of Ratliff Ridge AvenueSUMMARY: An arrest has been made in connection to a murder that occurre...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Stolen Catalytic Converter

On 2-1-21 at approximately 0839 hours, Odessa Police responded to 709 South Grandview (John's Sales & Services) in reference to a stolen catalytic converter. Investigation revealed that unknown suspects cut off the catalytic converter belonging to the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Investigation

On 12-7-20, an unknown person burglarized multiple vehicles in the 2100 block of Magill Street and stole several hundred dollars worth of property, including credit cards. The suspect shown in the surveillance photos later used the victim’s cred...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Murder Investigation

DATE: February 3, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder “1st Degree Felony”DATE/TIME OCCURRED: February 3, 2021 at approximately 0225 hoursLOCATION: 8th Street & HarlessSUMMARY:An arrest has been made in connection to a murder that occurred...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Major Crash - 3700 Block of Golder

An Odessa man is in critical condition following a major crash that occurred this evening in Northwest Odessa.On February 2, 2021 at approximately 1705 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to Golder and Paradise in reference to a major cr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

N-N-Out Robbery Investigation

On 1-31-21 at approximately 1746 hours, Odessa Police responded to a robbery at N-N-Out, located at 3226 West 10th Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject pointed a gun at the employee and demanded all of the money from the registers. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Stolen Vehicle Investigation

On 11-27-20 at approximately 0224 hours, Odessa Police responded to University and Walnut in reference to a hit and run. Investigation revealed that the driver of a black Ford Expedition caused a crash and abandoned it in the intersection. The driver then...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Criminal Mischief Investigation

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with a rash of vandalisms that occurred last night in North & Central Odessa. OPD has responded to at least a dozen criminal mischief calls where unknown subjects used a BB g...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Amber Alert Awareness Day

Governor Abbott has declared January 13th as Amber Alert Awareness Day, in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and subsequent murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. Amber stands for “America’s Missing Broadcast Emergenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2021

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 9th, 2021 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Odessa Police Department would like to show appreciation for the Permian Basin Criminal Justice agencies that we work with and thankful for the support we receive from our citizens.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting

DATE: January 8, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Officer-Involved ShootingDATE/TIME OCCURRED: January 8, 2021 at approximately 1222 hoursLOCATION: 1500 Block North Alleghaney AvenueUPDATE:The suspect has been identified as Severa Leann Aguilar, 39. Aguilar has been...

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Police Department Press Releases