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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BREAKING: APD dive team called to Medi Park on a truck found in lake.

According to radio traffic monitored on the Pro News 7 Scanner, approximately around 7:30 PM Amarillo Police Dept responded to a report of something in Medi Park (north) Lake.

When they arrived they discovered a truck in the lake. The Amarillo PD Dive Team was summoned, a command post was set up and a tow truck is now on scene. Pro News 7 will have more information as soon as we get it.

Disclaimer: As can be the case with breaking news - all information on this blog or monitored on the scanner feed, should be considered preliminary and unsubstantiated until the public safety agency involved releases an official report.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Police Seek hockey masked robber who hit Taco Bell at 34th & Washington

BREAKING: Shortly after midnight an employee preparing to empty the trash  at the Taco Bell at 34th & Washington was approached by a BM wearing a hockey mask armed with a pistol and demanding money.

According to police on the scene, the employee backed inside the Taco Bell and locked himself in and the would be robber out and then called police.

APD responded with many units and a search for the suspect was underway but turned up nothing.  CSI is on scene now and is investigating.

Tune into DAYBREAK on Pro News 7 in just a couple hours and view exclusive video- no other TV station was there.

TIME: 2:06 AM

Disclaimer: As can be the case with breaking news - all information on this blog or monitored on the scanner feed, should be considered preliminary and unsubstantiated until the public safety agency involved releases an official report.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fugitive Of The Week - convenience store robber

Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs your help with this week’s “Crime of the week”. On September 27th after 3 AM, a convenience store at 5409 Amarillo Blvd East was robbed by knife-point. The suspect is a Hispanic male, 5’7” to 5’10” tall and described as thin with a goatee and glasses. 

He was wearing a black tee shirt with a hatchet-man logo on the back. Photos of the suspect can be seen on our website. If you have any information about this or any other crime, call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at(806) 374-4400 or submit a tip on-line at If your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could get a reward of up to $1,000
Contact Information:
Cpl. Sean Slover
Amarillo Crime Stoppers, APD

Friday, September 26, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-40 westbound still closed due to HAZMAT spill.

VIA APD NIXLE: Drivers should be aware that traffic has slowed or stopped for the chemical spill at IH40 and Western, extending back to the interchange. On-scene supervisors also report that the traffic directed off the Interstate is slowing traffic flow near intersections of the access roads and the following streets: Wolflin/Paramount, Georgia, and Western. Please avoid driving in those areas as emergency responders continue to work.

TIME: 2:54 PM 


APD: City of Amarillo Office of Emergency Management on the scene has advised that the spill is a corrosive liquid. Responders from AFD have established a 150 foot safety zone around it, contained it, and are in the process of cleaning it up. Traffic is still being taken of of IH40 westbound at Georgia, and there is now a report of a minor accident on EB IH-40 in the area of the spill. There is no estimate of how long it will take to allow traffic to return to normal, drivers should avoid the area if possible.

APD is routing traffic off of the westbound lanes of IH40 at Georgia due to a leak from tractor trailer parked near the IH40 and Western exit. Drivers may wish to avoid area, traffic is being affected. There is no information on what is leaking from the truck available at this time.

Contact Information:
Sgt. Brent Barbee
Crime Prevention Unit

Monday, September 22, 2014

BREAKING: Manhunt underway for escaped convicted murderer in NE Amarillo

APD has confirmed that there is an escaped prisoner from the Neal unit on the loose. The Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice says that 34 year old Marvin Garcia scaled the perimeter fence at approximately 3:40 am. 

If you see Garcia, please call APD immediately. We are currently working to get more information. We have a crew on the scene. 

Stay tuned to Pronews 7 and the Pro News 7 Situation Room for more updates or go to

Friday, September 19, 2014

APD: Shooting on North Heather was result of a dispute


On 9-19-14, at 12:33 PM, officers responded to a shooting that happened in the intersection at 12th and N. Heather. The victim was a black male age 26 who was shot in the leg and arm. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 Preliminary information indicates that the shooting was the result of a dispute that started at a nearby home between the victim and an Asian male age 25. The suspect left the area driving a black Mercury and has not been located at the time of this release. No other information is available at this time.

Contact Information:
Sgt. Brent Barbee
Crime Prevention Unit

Friday, September 5, 2014

APD makes drug bust at 1834 Lawson Lane


At approximately 11:00 AM yesterday, the APD Narcotics Unit served a narcotic search warrant at  1834 Lawson Lane.

At that residence, officers located 31 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of cocaine, and 3 handguns in the home. The narcotics confiscated have an estimated street value of $3100.00.

Kevin Todd Catham W/M 40 was arrested and booked into the Potter County Jail for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, penalty group one, over 4 grams/under 200 grams.

Additional charges are pending.
Contact Information:

Jerry Neufeld

Crime Prevention


Monday, September 1, 2014

ALERT: Officer involved shooting in Armstrong County jail


Lt. Erick Bohannon - Special Crimes Unit

On August 31, 2014 the Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a disturbance at a local store in Claude. The Sheriff and a deputy were dispatched to handle the disturbance. A suspect was arrested and taken to the Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office to be booked in jail. 

During the booking process, the suspect attacked and overpowered the Sheriff and assaulted him. The deputy tried to stop the attack but the suspect continued assaulting the Sheriff. When the deputy’s attempt to stop the suspect’s attack on the Sheriff failed, the deputy shot the suspect. The Sheriff and the suspect were both taken to a local hospital. 

The suspect later died at the hospital. The suspect’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Special Crimes Unit continues to investigate this shooting and asks anyone with information about this incident to call 378-9468

Friday, August 22, 2014

Special Crimes need your help locating missing person ..

On October 20, 2010, Mark Travis Burkett, Jr. was reported missing to the Randall County Sheriff’s Office. During the course of the investigation, it was learned Mark might have been in Amarillo at the time of his disappearance. 

Due to the information received, the Special Crimes Unit opened a missing person case. After following up on many tips, Mark has not been found.

Mark goes by the nickname of Bubba. Tomorrow, August 23, will be Mark’s 24th birthday. The Special Crimes Unit asks anyone with information about Mark’s disappearance to contact us at 378-9468 or call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.