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June 18th, 2013
In an emergency situation, few things are as important as having a way to get reliable information and Crossroads residents have a new way to do just that.
Officials with the Big Spring Police Department recently announced the creation of a system that will allow residents to receive critical information about the community by text message or e-mail.
Crews from across Howard County joined in a city wide drill conducted by the Howard County Emergency Management team this month.
Involved were Scenic Mountain Medical Center, Big Spring State Hospital, George H. Oâ€™Brien Jr. VA Medical Center, Big Spring Police Department, Big Spring Emergency Medical Service, Howard County Sheriff's Department, Air-Evac LifeTeam and West Texas Centers. Also assisting were members of the Church of the Nazarene youth group.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JASON SCOTT EDWARDS, 24, of 1208 Harding, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 66, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ FRANK HERNANDEZ, 43, of 311 N. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $1,500.
The Big Spring City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday evening which is expected to include interviews with candidates currently vying for the municipality's city manager position, as longtime manager Gary Fuqua prepares for retirement.
The meeting was called for by the Big Spring City Council during its June 11 meeting, part of an ongoing effort to fill the position currently being handled by Interim City Manager Todd Darden.
Law enforcement officials remained tight-lipped Monday morning regarding the arrest early Saturday morning of a Midland man on a charge of attempted murder.
Joshua Aaron Kirby, 28, of 1302 S. Connell in Midland, Texas, was arrested early Saturday morning in the 700 block of W. Interstate Highway 20 â€” near the TravelCenters of America Truck Stop â€” on a charge of attempted murder.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, declined to comment on the arrest, citing an open investigation.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSHUA AARON KIRBY, 28, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of attempted murder.
â€˘ AUSTIN AUGENE BERRY, 21, of 400 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to appear.
â€˘ SABRINA JANE LOPEZ, 30, of 610 George St., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
ABILENE, Texas â€” A 51-year-old Big Spring man, was sentenced this week, by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, to the statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
In addition, Judge Solis ordered that Juan Jose Guerra pay $150,000 in restitution to a victim whose photographs were included in his child pornography collection.
A narcotics investigation lasting several months led to the arrest of a Big Spring man Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of Tulane, according to law enforcement officials.
Jose Lopez Chavez III, 43, of 300 Tulane, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance â€“ more than four grams and less than 200 grams (two counts) and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, investigators with the BSPD and Homeland Security served the warrant at approximately 2 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 14, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ NOEL GARCIA II, 31, of 1604 Robin St., was arrested Friday on a charge of forgery â€“ money order.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER LEE BEDFORD, 31, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DONTAE RENELL CARR, 31, of 3006 Cherokee, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failure to identify giving false/fictitious information.
â€˘ CHAD ALLEN MUSGROVE, 45, of 405.5 N. Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MELANIE LUVERNE JONES, 38, of 1003 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ HARVEY LYNN STEGMAN, 27, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 27, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction.
â€˘ HECTOR REYES, 62, of 500 S. Lancaster, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.