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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Construction Updates on Fire Station 6 and Fire Station 9

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Fire Station 6

  • Fire Station 6 is one day under contract deadline.
  • Due for July 2022 for completion.
  • All steel construction and concrete has begun.
  • CMU work has been initiated.
  • Most material has been purchased and stored on/off site.  
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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Help Prevent Sewer Blockage

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Help Prevent Sewer Blockage

The City of Odessa wants to remind citizens that although many packaged cleaning wipes say ‘flushable’ on the packaging, they are not - and can lead to blockages in our sewer system. Given that there appears ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

CDBG Cares Act Funds Available

CDBG-Cares Act Coronavirus Aid

The City of Odessa has $573,750 in CDBG CARES funding to help eligible City of Odessa residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. These funds can help with rent, mortgage and utility assistance. The Community Development department is now ta...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

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From event information to street closures to new businesses opening, let us keep you in the loop! Only information that is important to you, we promise not to spam you!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Odessa History

Although Odessa was settled and established in 1876, the City was not incorporated until 1927, when we received our charter and elected our first mayor, S.R. McKinney. McKinney Park, home to Starbright Village, is named after our first mayor!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Globe Theatre Replica

Odessa College is home to the Globe Theatre – a 410- seat venue hosting theatre performances and community activities. the idea of the reconstruction of a Shakesperean Theater in Odessa originated in 1948 in Mrs. Marjorie Morris’ senio...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stonehenge Replica

The UTPB Stonehenge was built in 2004. It is slightly shorter than the original Stonehenge, but it’s exact in horizontal size and astronomically accurate.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stonehenge Replica

The UTPB Stonehenge was built in 2004. It is slightly shorter than the original Stonehenge, but it’s exact in horizontal size and astronomically accurate.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Globe Theatre Replica

Odessa College is home to the Globe Theatre – a 410- seat venue hosting theatre performances and community activities. the idea of the reconstruction of a Shakesperean Theater in Odessa originated in 1948 in Mrs. Marjorie Morris’ senior English class at O...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Odessa History

Although Odessa was settled and established in 1876, the City was not incorporated until 1927, when we received our charter and elected our first mayor, S.R. McKinney. McKinney Park, home to Starbright Village, is named after our first mayor!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stonehenge Replica

The UTPB Stonehenge was built in 2004. It is slightly shorter than the original Stonehenge, but it’s exact in horizontal size and astronomically accurate.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Globe Theatre Replica

Odessa College is home to the Globe Theatre – a 410- seat venue hosting theatre performances and community activities. the idea of the reconstruction of a Shakesperean Theater in Odessa originated in 1948 in Mrs. Marjorie Morris’ senior English class at O...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Odessa History

Although Odessa was settled and established in 1876, the City was not incorporated until 1927, when we received our charter and elected our first mayor, S.R. McKinney. McKinney Park, home to Starbright Village, is named after our first mayor!

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

The KOB Youth Advisory Council Application Is OPEN!

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 ObjectiveThe objective of this organization is to give youth a chance to change the future generations with their voices and actions, as well as inspire others to do the same.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

New State-of-the-Art Police Training Building

New Police Training Facility

 OPD will now be able to give its cadets top-notch training and at the same time, continue to enhance our current officers skills so they can be the best they can be.  The new training facility is around 8,000 square feet of learning cen...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

K-9 Unit

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Our K-9 canines help OPD officers fight crime in numerous ways including searching for suspects.  People are always interested in their roles, what breed the dogs are, and the specifics about our K-9 Unit.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Crime Prevention Programs

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There are several  crime prevention programs that you can join that allows us to team up with you to fight crime!  It takes all of us working together.  

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City Offices Closed on Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Odessa offices will be closed on November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.

City of Odessa offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. Trash will not be picked up on November 25th and 26th. Customers with roll out carts normally serviced on Thursday and Friday can expect ser...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Curative COVID-19 Testing Holiday Closure Dates

Curative COVID-19 Testing Operations will close during holidays.

Curative COVID-19 Testing Operations will be closed on the following dates:

· November 25th & 26th

· December 24th, 25th & 31st

· January 1st

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Permian Basin MPO Inter-regional Corridor Study Survey

The Permian Basin MPO is asking the public to complete a survey about a potential inter-regional corridor.

The Permian Basin MPO is conducting a study for a potential inter-regional corridor to provide freight and vehicular connectivity in and around the urbanized Midland-Odessa area and is seeking your input!

Public Town Hall meetings were held September 20-21...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Incident at 93rd and Rainbow Water Tower UPDATED

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow.

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow. Yukon pumps are working and the system should have water. Please contact the City if you continue to have water press...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

October Sales Tax Check

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with October’s sales tax revenue total of $3,487,400.97 which reflects a $378,564.04, or 12.18% as compared to October 2020.

The City of Odessa received its October sales tax check, in the amount of, $4,359,251.21. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $3,487,400.97 and the Odessa Development Corporation wi...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities Event

The event will include resources by community organizations, fun activities including a DJ, hot dogs, police and fire vehicle displays, and a jumper.

The Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities event is scheduled on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

It will be held at Sherwood Community Center’s parking lot and inside,...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

No Cost COVID-19 PCR Tests

The City of Odessa Incident Command and Curative will offer free COVID-19 tests.

The City of Odessa Incident Command is partnering with Curative to offer COVID-19 PCR Tests. Testing begins Monday, Sept. 27 at McKinney Park, from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Entrance will be on W. Pool Rd, west of S. Sam Houston. Insurance information will be requ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

City of Odessa to Give Hospitals COVID-19 Funds From American Rescue Plan Act

Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center will each receive American Rescue Plan Act funds from the city of Odessa to continue its fight against COVID-19 within the community.

City of Odessa to Give Medical Center Hospital, Odessa Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Funds from American Rescue Plan Act City council votes unanimously to give MCH $3 million, ORMC $1 Million

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

September Sales Tax Check

The City of Odessa received its September sales tax check, in the amount of $4,494,988.50.

The City of Odessa received its September sales tax check, in the amount of $4,494,988.50. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $3,595,990.80 and the Odessa Development Corporation w...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Odessa Fire Rescue Earns National Recognition

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The American Heart Association presents Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementation of quality care for severe heart attack patients.

Odessa Fire Rescue earns national recognition for efforts to improve STEMI treatment in Texas

The American Heart Association presents Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementation of quality care for severe heart attack patients

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Regeneron Infusion Center to Open in Odessa

Medical Center Hospital is partnering with the City of Odessa, Ector County, and the State of Texas through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to provide a Regeneron Infusion Center in Odessa on the MCH campus.

Regeneron Infusion Center to Open in Odessa on Medical Center Hospital Campus Monoclonal antibody therapy to be available to COVID-19 patients upon referral.

ODESSA, TEXAS – Medical Center Hospital is partnering with the City of Odessa, Ector Cou...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

CO Issuance Petition Results

The Ector County Elections Administrator has completed the verification process for the CO issuance petition.

The Ector County Elections Administrator has completed the verification process for the petition turned in on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, relating to the C.O issuance.

The results are as follows:

Total number of certified signatures: 2,155

Ector County Numbers: ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

CDBG-CV Cares Act Funds Available

Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus CARES funds. This money is specifically for mortgage, rent and utility assistance. There are eligibility requirements, which you can find on the flyer.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Statement Regarding Lawsuit

The City of Odessa remains committed to protecting citizens’ rights.

The City of Odessa remains committed to protecting citizens’ rights. In furtherance of that commitment, the City has retained outside counsel to defend its actions and represent its interests in this lawsuit. These Permian Basin attorneys have v...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Kindness

OPD Thanksgiving Gift

A big THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Odessa and the Family Resiliency Center of the Permian Basin for their Thanksgiving kindness!  
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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Thank you for helping us become better!

Barbara Al-Ali

Congratulations Barbara Al-Ali (El Paso – FBI)

A special THANK YOU to Barbara for going above and beyond for OPD!  She is retiring after more than 20 years with the FBI.

Deputy Chief, Robert Doporto, traveled to El Paso to give her a spec...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Christmas Adoption Event

Christmas Adoption

"Deck the Halls" with a furever pet this holiday season.

Free Adoption - Dec. 21st and Dec. 23rd.

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Missing person

Roy King

On 11-1-2021, a family member reported 66-year-old Roy King as missing. He was last heard from by family in April.
If you have any information contact Cpl. Donny Rocha at 432-335-4933 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.
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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Credit Card Abuse

Credit Card Abuse Suspect

On 11-4-2021, this man attempted to use a stolen credit card at the HEB on E. 42nd. Anyone who recognizes the man should contact Cpl. Taylor Box at 432-335-4615 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #21-0018453.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

UPDATE: Missing person found safe

Missing person found

We have an update on 32-year-old Johnathan James Hill.  He has now been found safe.

 

Original Story:  The last time a family member reports seeing Hill was on 6-24-2021.  He was known to frequent the Salvation Army, the ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Hit and Run Suspect

Hit and Run Suspect

On 11-17-2021 at around 1200 hours, OPD was dispatched to the 1600 block of N. Grant in reference to a major crash. Three vehicles were involved including a Kia Sorento. The driver and sole occupant of that vehicle was responsible for a hit and run. He le...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Meet our Newest K-9

Jannis

We hope you will help us welcome Jannis to our K-9 team. He's 2-years-old and originally from Holland.
You may not realize the work that goes into our K-9 teams. In fact, the K-9 and handler train together almost everyday for at least two hours.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Update

Major Incident

On the date of November 11, 2021, officers with the Odessa Police Department responded to the 900 block of West 40th Street in reference to shots fired.  Upon their arrival, they observed two individuals, male and female, deceased from apparent g...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Update - Burglars

Burglars

One of burglars we posted about recently has been identified.

 

The man ,who’s face you can see in the photos, is 24-year-old Cory Chance Fowler.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

 

We are still working to identif...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Update - Victim dies; Charge Upgraded

On November 16, 2021, at approximately 1711 hours, the victim, 40-year-old Lester Robert Bland, succumbed to his injuries sustained during the altercation.  It occurred in the parking lot of Frisky Brewing, 7050 Tres Hermanas, early Tuesday morni...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Hit and Run – Do you recognize this vehicle?

On 10-27-21 at 9:03 am, officers were dispatched to Redbud and Grandview in reference to a hit and run crash.

The victim was traveling east on Redbud when the driver an older model gray four door vehicle ran the stop sign at Shafter and Redbud striking the...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Aggravated Assault

Major Incident

The Odessa Police Department has made an arrest in connection with an early morning disturbance that occurred at Frisky, 7050 Tres Hernanas.  Jose Bernabe Ballardo, 33 years of age of Oklahoma, was charged with aggravated assault and transported ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Police Recruit Intern Program

Police Recruit Intern Program

We recently posted about our Police Recruit Intern Program.  Today, meet two of our interns.

 

Eric Sullivan, 20-years-old, wanted to get some insight into the police force.  Eric says he’s enjoyed getting to see the hum...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

OPD investigating shooting

Major Incident

The Odessa Police Department has identified the two people found deceased in the shooting Thursday night (11-11-21) in the 900 block of West 40th. 

 

They have been identified as Heather Leann Hernandez Rodriguez, 28-year-old, and Adan Bar...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Major Accident

Major Crash

Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue are investigating a Major crash at south 385 and Mercer. All south-bound traffic on 385 will be closed at the south service road of I-20. Please take alternate routes and avoid the area.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

OPD investigating shooting

Major Incident

The Odessa Police Department responded to the 900 block of W 40th in reference to multiple 911 calls Thursday night. Upon arrival, officers found two people deceased from gunshot injuries. Neither subject is being identified at this time. At this time OPD...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Happy Veteran's Day

OPD Veterans

We want to wish all veterans a "HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY." We're also very proud of those here at OPD who have served our country and continue to work hard to protect our community.
 
They include:
Robert Doporto - Marines
Yuri...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Do you recognize these burglars?

Burglars

On November 6, 2021, at around 10:39 am, police were called to 3 La Paz Circle in reference to a burglary. It was reported the criminals raided some areas of the home and took off with a number of items including jewelry.

If you recognize the suspects, con...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes Breakfast

A "Hometown Heroes" Breakfast took place yesterday and was hosted by St. John's Episcopal School.

We want to THANK everyone there for their kindness!  

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Celebrating 25 Years

Sergeant Tommy Jones

Congratulations to Sergeant Tommy Jones who has worked for the City of Odessa for 25 years.
 
He’s been with OPD for 17 years and is currently, our Training Sergeant and Honor Guard Coordinator.
 
We asked him wha...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Opioid Abuse Rises Amongst Teens

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The Odessa Police Department has recently responded to 4 overdoses, where one teen was found deceased by an overdose of Oxycodone. The pills recovered are fraudulent and have potentially other dangerous narcotics mixed with them.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Homicide Latest

Major Incident

Two subjects have been arrested and charged with Murder in connection with the shooting that occurred in the parking lot at 4555 East University.
Martin Monge Hernandez, D.O.B 08/05/2002, was charged with Murder, Felony 1st Degree and evading, arrest or de...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Tailgate Party

Odessa Animal Shelter Tailgate Party

Some cheerleaders took some time to pose with our furry friends over the weekend at our Odessa Animal Shelter Tailgate Party!

Looking to add to your family?  We always have some animals that will make great additions.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Tailgate Party

Free Adoption Event

Join us for our next event at Ratliff Stadium which is located at 1862 Yukon Road.

A free adoption event Saturday, November 6th (Tomorrow) between 11 am and 1 pm.

Dogs, fun, party, and football.  We know it's a great combination.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

'Tis the Season to Give

Salvation Army Toy Drive

It's an easy way to make a difference!

We have this bright red barrel at OPD's front lobby where you can donate to the Salvation Army's Toy Drive.

We are located at 205 North Grant Avenue.

Come and drop off something special to bri...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Special Donation

Communities in Schools with the Permian Basin

OPD donated several stuffed animals this morning to the Communities in Schools with the Permian Basin, which helps kids stay in school and achieve in life.

The nonprofit will use the stuffed animals for an adoption event that it will be hosting tomorrow.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2021

New State-of-the-Art Police Training Building

An exciting day for the Odessa Police Department!

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our New State-of-the-Art Police Training Building.

People from all over the community turned out to celebrate including many local leaders an...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

- Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters. Give out treats outdoors, if possible. Set up a station with individually bagged treats and wash hands before handling treats.

- Wear a mask and make your cloth mask part of your costume. A costume mask is not...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Red Ribbon Week

Cavazos Elementary

Working to connect with students at a young age!
Cpl. LeSueur, Cpl. Cobos and Ofc. Galindo spoke to students at Cavazos Elementary yesterday about the importance of being drug and alcohol free.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop

SignatureCare wanted to do something special for our officers and other first responders.  
A "Coffee with a Cop" event was held as a way to say THANK YOU.
We are always so appreciative of businesses and people in our community that go ab...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Operation: REAP Harvest

DATE: October 27, 2021

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Sex Offender Compliance Inspection –

Operation: “REAP Harvest”

Members of the “Registration, Enforcement, Apprehension, and Prosecution” (REAP) Team, conducted a compl...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Two events coming up at the Odessa Animal Shelter

BOO-tacular Adoption Event:
 
Odessa Animal Shelter  is having a FREE Adoption Event  If you are looking to add a new furry friend this will be a great opportunity. Some of the dogs will be wearing a costume! Bring the kiddos for ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Hit and Run/Unauthorized use of Motor Vehicle Suspect

Hit and Run Suspect

On October 6, 2021 (Wednesday) at 7:29 pm, OPD was dispatched to E. 42nd Street and Mall Road in reference to a major crash.  Investigation revealed that an involved vehicle left the scene and the operator (subject pictured)  was observe...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

OPD participating in Special Olympics

Virtual Special Olympics

The Odessa Police Department and several other local agencies are taking part in a Virtual Torch Run to raise money for Special Olympics Texas.

OPD, along with Odessa Fire Rescue, ECISD Police, and the Ector County Sheriff's Department; gathered t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Lowe's Home Improvement Theft Investigation

On 8-5-21 at approximately 1933 hours, a theft occurred at Lowe’s Home Improvement located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that a male and female stole approximately $796 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a white sedan....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Marshall Williams

You may have noticed our officers wearing pink badges to raise awareness regarding “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” 

Corporal Marshall Williams wears his to honor two women.  

Sadly, his aunt lost her battle wi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

OPD/OFR Trunk or Treat

We hope you will join us for a fun event this Saturday, October 23rd.  

It will take place at Odessa City Hall from 10 am - 2 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Emotional Farewell after 34 years

Joyce Mudd Retirement

Joyce Mudd is an inspiration, mentor, leader and motivator to many of us.

Today, a retirement celebration was held for her.  After 34 years, she is hanging up her headset as a dispatcher.  

Joyce will be greatly missed!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Deadly Conduct Investigation

Deadly Conduct Investigation

OPD is needing your help identifying this man involved in a Deadly Conduct Investigation.  

It happened on 10-8-2021 (Thursday) at around 10:10 pm at the Walmart (East) located at 4210 N. JBS Parkway.  The man seen has a tattoo on his lef...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Come join the OPD Family

Hiring Police Recruits

If you're looking for a job that makes a difference in our community, you may want to consider joining the Odessa Police Department.The Odessa Police Academy holds sessions twice a year, once in January and July.The majority of training is conduc...

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Posted on: October 16, 2021

Murder Arrest

Victor Tarin Gonzales

On October 14 the Odessa Police Department responded to an assault that occurred at Maple and Tanglewood. The victim was identified as Ross Walker. Walker was transported by ambulance to Medical Center Hospital and later succumbed to his injuries and was ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2021

Looking for some fun this weekend?

Resource Community Event

Some of our OPD officers will be out at the FREE "Resource Community Event."

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop

Another successful "Coffee with a Cop" event took place today.
We truly appreciate Dumplins Y Amigos for hosting it.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Two, Female Hispanic Officers - Hispanic Heritage Month

Katelyn Paredes

Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month and to wrap it up, we’re also highlighting two, female Hispanic police officers.  Both bring a unique perspective. PR Manager, Monica Quintero, has the story. Katelyn Paredes is ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Online Solicitation of a Minor Arrest

Jovan Jacob Lopez Pando

The Odessa Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has made an arrest for Online Solicitation of a Minor; which is a Felony of the Second Degree. This arrest stems from a still active and ongoing effort on the part of the Crimes Against Persons...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

OPD Honor Guard at our Nation's Capitol

OPD Honor Guard

As part of Police Weekend 2021, the Odessa Police Department's Honor Guard is in Washington DC.

They participated in the Candlelight Vigil honoring the surviving family members of the Fallen Officers.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Reminder: Coffee with a Cop is tomorrow

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop is schedule for Friday!  We hope to see you there.

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Do you recognize this man?

On Friday 10-8-2021 at 3:06 pm, officers responded to three burglaries. 
Two were on the 1000 block of W. 9th Street.  The third was on the 900 block of Bernice Avenue.  In all three burglaries, the man used forced entry by kicki...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Robbery Investigations

The suspect shown below recently committed robberies at three local convenient stores. The suspect robbed the Stripes located at 16th and West Loop 338, the DK located at 8th Street and West Loop 338, and the DK located at Grandview and Murphy. The suspec...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Intelligence Analyst - HIspanic Heritage Month

Mayra Hinojos

We hope you've been enjoying our Hispanic Heritage Month postings and meeting our employees!

 

This time, meet Mayra Hinojos.  She's been with the Odessa Police Department for 19 years and works as an Intelligence Analyst, a civilian posit...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

OPD gives local boys a tour!

Trail Life Troop #511

Trail Life Troop #511 got a tour of the Odessa Police Department last night.

We are so excited when young people want to learn about OPD at an early age!

If you want to learn more about Trail Life Troop, CLICK HERE.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

F.T.O. Corporal/SWAT - Hispanic Heritage Month

Felipe Cobos

Today, we're introducing you to F.T.O. (Field Training Officer) Corporal Felipe Cobos.  He's been with the Odessa Police Department going on six years and also serves on our SWAT Team.
 
Cobos was born and raised in Pecos...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

DATE CHANGE: Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop

"Coffee with a Cop" will take place on Friday from 6 am - 9 am.
 
We hope you can join us!  OPD officers want to get to know you better.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Robbery Homicide Detective - Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, we’re highlighting Corporal Donny Rocha who is an OPD Robbery Homicide Detective.  He’s been at the department for almost 10 years and was raised in Odessa.
Rocha says the hardest thing about his job is breaking the news...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Coffee with a Cop

Have questions for our OPD officers?  Join us on Thursday for "Coffee with a Cop."  

It's your chance to get to know us a little better and voice your concerns.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Intelligence Analyst - Hispanic Heritage Month

You may be noticing a trend!  We have numerous employees who have been here for decades. Melinda Vasquez, an Intelligence Analyst, is another one of those employees. She's a civilian and has been a part of the OPD family for 31 years. We...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Reminder - Game Day Traffic Information

Permian will be on the WEST side and OHS will be on the EAST side.
OPD is asking that PHS traffic approach from the West down Yukon and OHS traffic approach on Grandview.
To better help you navigate the area, also included are maps for pre-game traffic flow...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Brotherly Love - Hispanic Heritage Month

The Chavez brothers play important roles at the Odessa Police Department. Both were born and raised in Odessa.
Sergeant Carlos Chavez is the most senior officer at OPD.  In fact, he's been there for 34 years. He's been the Range...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Counterfeit Check Tips for Businesses

1)    Ensure the amount of the check matches in figures and words.

2)    Inspect the account number and make sure the drawer’s signature looks natural.

3)    Make sure that the check is perforated on at ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Counterfeit Check Tips for Individuals

1)  Ensure the amount of the check matches in figures and words.

2)  Make sure that the check is perforated on at least one side.

3)  Inspect the check for additions, deletions, or other alterations.

4)  Be wary and talk t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

OPD Family Affair - Hispanic Heritage Month

First, meet Corporal Joe Galindo Junior (pictured in the center). He's been with OPD for more than 17 years and works in the K9/SWAT Units. He's fluent in Spanish.Then, there are his two sons. Corporal Joe Galindo (pictured to the left) ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

2021 National Night Out

Things continue to slowly return back to normal and it was nice to have "National Night Out" back in 2021.

We had a great turnout with almost a dozen locations participating.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

OPD's Citizen Employees - Hispanic Heritage Month

Cindy Lopez, the Fiscal Affairs Coordinator, has worked at OPD for more than 28 years. Rosa Quiroz, Research and Grant Specialist, has worked there for 12 years. Both were raised in Odessa and are fluent in Spanish.Like many other Hispan...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Feed the First

A special luncheon took place on Monday to thank our first responders and their families including our OPD officers.

The event took place at the American Home Improvement in Midland.

We are always so thankful for the community support we receive in the Basi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Limon Brothers - Hispanic Heritage Month

Police Academy - Family Affair:It's not everyday you hear of two brothers going through a police academy together!However, 30-year-old Joseph Limon and 21-year-old Cameron Limon are both in the OPD Academy right now.  The recruits were b...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Sgt. Yuri Herrera - Hispanic Heritage Month

This month, Sgt. Herrera is wearing her pink badge  to highlight “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and to honor her mother and sister who are breast cancer survivors.

Sgt. Herrera was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in Odess...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2021

National Night Out

Deadline to register:  Friday, October 1st.

For a link to that, CLICK HERE to register.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Property Theft:  Do you recognize this man?

On 8-15-2021 at around 11:40 am, officers responded to a theft on the 2800 block of East 11th St.

This person unlawfully entered a fenced backyard and stole some tools.

If you have any information, please contact Detective J. Campbell at 432-335-3328 or Ode...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

I-20 crash causing traffic delays

All eastbound traffic on I-20 is being diverted at Grandview and Grant onto the service road.Two 18-wheelers were involved in the incident.  A sand truck lost a load on the overpass.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Burglary - Do you recognize this man?

On 8-30-2021 at around 1 pm, OPD was dispatched to All American Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Odessa Service Center, which is located at 2510 E. 8th, in reference to a burglary.  Surveillance video caught this man in action stealing tools and money....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Tomorrow - Local Hero Night!

The 2021 Local Hero Night will be held Tuesday, September 28th from 5-8pm at the Chick-fil-A located at 3805 East 42nd Street.

This kid-friendly event will feature all local first responders - OPD, OFR, ECSO, DPS, FBI & all other loca...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Neighborhood Watch Program

The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reducing crime within our community. This program is an alliance between the citizens of Odessa and law enforcement. Citizens become the ex...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Special Delivery

A big THANK YOU to John Hubbard with Pizza Hut on Linda Avenue.

Today, 30 boxes of pizza were delivered for our officers.

We don't take for granted the community support!  We are truly grateful!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

A new trend sparks concerns

RECKLESS DRIVING:
A new trend on social media has sparked some concerning behavior that could come with serious consequences.
 
Officers have been making arrests recently of young people who are riding on the hoods of vehicles.
 
If someone i...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

OPD's Block Party is almost here!

Get ready for some FREE FOOD, FUN, AND FREE RAFFLE PRIZES!

Here's a look back at our Block Party from 2019.  It's always a great, family-friendly event.

This year's event:  Saturday, September 25th
Jim Parker Park...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Thank You to Atmos Energy!

A big thank you to Atmos Energy for providing OPD with lunch today.

Among those there, Deputy Chief Matt Davidson.  Along with working hard to protect our community, he's also a father of four.

Atmos Energy brought out the "S...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Deadly Train Incident

On September 21st, 2021 at about 6:35 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to a deadly incident involving a pedestrian and train.

The investigation revealed that 63-year-old Ruben Munoz Jr of Odessa was struck and killed at a r...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

OPD Block Party

Get ready for a fun event filled with lots of free raffle prizes.  We hope you will join us on Saturday!  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Hit & Run Investigation

On 9-11-21 at approximately 1121 hours, a hit and run occurred at the CVS Pharmacy located at 3050 West University. Investigation revealed that the driver of a white Mazda struck a gray Nissan Armada and left the scene without meeting necessary legal requ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Two Big Events this Weekend

The Odessa Police Department is always working to give back to our community.  We are involved with two big events this weekend.
1.  OPD's Block Party - 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, Sept. 25th
     Jim Park...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Deadly Crash – Victims Names Released

The driver, who died over the weekend, has been identified as 49-year-old Charles Mello of Odessa. Three vehicles were involved in the incident. 
 
On Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at about 12:32 am, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue wer...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Upcoming Events

Get ready for some fun!  We have some great events coming up.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Check Forgery Suspect

The suspect pictured, captured from a surveillance video, cashed a forged check at 3226 W. 10th Street on 02/04/2021. 

The suspect was seen leaving this location in a red, 4-door Honda.  The license plate and registered owner of the vehic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Freedom Service Dogs Fundraiser

The Faces of Freedom:  Midland Sporting Clays Tournament was held today.  OPD had eight veterans consisting of two teams participate.  

All of the proceeds benefit the Freedom Service Dogs.  It's a nonprofit dev...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

OPD Block Party

Mark your calendar!  OPD's Block Party is coming soon.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Coffee with a Cop

Another great turnout for "Coffee with a Cop."  This time, it was held at Cpl. Rays off Faudree.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Back by Popular Demand

The ODESSA STRONG shirts are in again.  If you would like one, contact Gilda Jimenez at 432-335-3343 or gjimenez@odessa-tx.gov.

They are $20 each and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Coffee with a Cop

Come join us tomorrow for a cup of coffee and meet our officers!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Shoppers Beware

We’ve recently had several cases of wallets being stolen from women’s purses while shopping.  The victims say the suspect/suspects would watch and wait for the perfect moment and when they weren’t looking valuables w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Hit and Run Incident

Police are looking for this man who was involved in a hit and run.  It happened Thursday, September 9th of 2021 at 7:31 pm at W 42nd and Golder Avenue.  
 
Anyone who recognizes the man shown in this photo is encouraged to contact...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Upcoming Events

Here's a look at several upcoming events.  We hope you will join us!
For the latest updates, make sure to download our APP.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Remembering 9-11 - American Tribute

A special event took place at Memorial Garden Park in Odessa called "American Tribute."  It's to remember the victims of 9-11. Right now, there are American Flags throughout the park to pay tribute.
Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerk...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Driver in Deadly Crash Faces Charges

The driver of the deadly crash over Labor Day Weekend now faces charges. Leonel Torres, 22-years-old of Odessa, is in jail on two counts of intoxicated manslaughter, felony two.
On September 5, 2021, at approximately 247 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fir...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Missing Person Case

MISSING PERSON:  32-year-old Johnathan James HillThe last time a family member reports seeing Hill was on 6-24-2021.  He was known to frequent the Salvation Army, the Odessa County Library, the Victory Lights Church, or area hotels.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Wreath-Laying Ceremony for two Fallen Officers

A wreath-laying ceremony took place this morning at OPD to honor two fallen officers. It's been 14 years since Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott Gardner lost their lives in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call.This wreath wi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Remembering Two Fallen Officers

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at around 7:30 am, the Odessa Police Department will be paying respects to two fallen officers: Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott Gardner.

It marks the 14th Anniversary of their passing, September 8, 2007. They were k...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

New Information Regarding Deadly Crash

Another person involved in the deadly crash from Sunday has died, 19-year-old Alexis Luna.  

Here is the initial release:On September 5, 2021, at approximately 0247 hrs Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to a single-car crash in ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

FOR A LOOK AT THE VIDEO, CLICK HERE.

For five years now, a local restaurant has gone above and beyond for first responders. La Margarita in Odessa provided a “First Responders Appreciation Breakfast” on Wednesday.  Not only was...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Special dinner for officers

A big thank you to the Midland Shooters Club for hosting a special dinner Thursday night for Odessa and Midland Police Officers.

Ted Cruz was a guest speaker at the event.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

What a fun event and great turn out!
A big THANK YOU to La Margarita Festival Grounds! This is the 5th year the event has been held.
We are so grateful for our community support.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting Update

A second arrest has been made in connection to an officer involved shooting that occurred last month. Darien Gonzalo Sanchez, 20 years of age, has been charged with Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant “1st Degree Felony”. Sanch...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Do you recognize this man?

Do you recognize this man?  PLEASE SHARE.He’s suspected of robbing a victim at gunpoint in the east side HEB parking lot.  It happened on 8-22-2021 during the early morning hours.The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Forgery Suspect - Do you know him?

Do you recognize this man?  He’s suspected in a forgery case that took place at Kwik Kash which is located at 2804 Andrews Highway.  It happened August 9, 2021.

Store employees say he tried to cash a check around $1,000. &nb...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Ask the Chief

We value what you have to say!  "ASK THE CHIEF" a question.  
Starting next week, Chief Mike Gerke will answer some of those questions in a video.  
Join in the conversation.  It takes all of us to make a differ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Child Vaping Video

We appreciate the awareness of our citizens.  Many of you have reached out to us concerned about a video of a child who took a puff off of a vape pen. 

This incident was reported to the Odessa Police Department on July 19, 2021. It was in...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

New Information Regarding Fatal Crash

We now know the name of the man who died in a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler.  James Everett of Odessa died as a result of the crash.  
It happened yesterday morning on US 385 and Mercer.  The driver of the 18-wheeler has b...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Fatal Crash involving 18-wheeler

OPD is investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler.  It happened around 6:45 this morning at 385 and Mercer.
Three vehicles were involved in the incident.  The investigation continues.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Join us in making a difference.  The next "Neighborhood Watch Meeting" will take place tomorrow, August 24th from 7-9 pm.  
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reduci...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Remembering a Fallen Hero - G.T. Toal

The Odessa Police Department will be remembering a fallen officer, Corporal G.T. Toal.  Tomorrow marks the 39th Anniversary of his death.

On August 19th of 1982, he was killed in a motorcycle accident while performing a funeral escort.  C...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Rash of Vandalisms

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with a rash of vandalisms that occurred early Sunday morning in North Odessa.  Investigation revealed criminal mischiefs occurred at Burger King (1920 East 42nd Street),...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Suspect arrested after Standoff; Accused of Threatening Mother

Odessa Police arrested a man in connection to a robbery and aggravated assault that happened last night in southwest Odessa. Jesus Antonio Perez, 22-years-old, was arrested for Robbery “2nd Degree Felony”, Aggravated Assault with a Dea...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Lowe's Home Improvement Theft Investigation

On 7-22-21 at approximately 1255 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 $2,245 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Coffee with a Cop - A Success

A great turnout today for "Coffee with a Cop."

It gives the community a chance to meet with local law enforcement in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

The event took place at the Whataburger on Andrews Highway and dozens of people attended. &...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Ten Recruits in Newest Odessa Police Academy

The Odessa Police Academy is underway and we are proud to have ten Recruits.

Many police stations across the country DO NOT have their own academy.  It's one of the many things that makes OPD unique.  In fact, we&apo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop will be Thursday, August 12th from 6-9am at the Whataburger located at 3716 Andrews Highway. We hope to see you there! Click HERE for more information. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Now Accepting Registrations for National Night Out

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5th from 6-8pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, October 1st at 5pm. You can email the complete...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Girl Scouts Donate Cookies to OPD

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank Girl Scout Troop 27635 for recently donating cookies to the officers. Thank you for your continued support towards law enforcement!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Back-to-School Traffic Safety Tips

Back-to-School kicks off this week for many students in Odessa.  Two officers in our Traffic Unit share some advice to keep you and your kids safe. 

"The biggest problem I see when coming back to school is a lot of people disregard t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

OPD Honor Guard Attends Funeral for Fallen Officer

The Odessa Police Department Honor Guard attended the funeral today for Fallen Austin Police Department Officer Lewis “Andy” Traylor. Officer Traylor succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash that occurred approximately two weeks ago while respon...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Runaway Investigation

On July 16, 2021, the Odessa Police Department was notified by the parents of Julie Hernandez, 16 years of age, who had left the residence without their consent. A runaway report was initiated and an investigation into her whereabouts had ensued.If you ha...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

OPD investigating drive-by shooting; Teen injured

A drive-by shooting took place last night in the area of 31st and Andrews Highway around 8 p.m.

 

The investigation revealed people inside a white Ford pickup traveling northbound on Andrews Highway at 31st shot at a white GMC Denali truck. &nb...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Hit and Run - We need your help!

On 8-4-21 (Wednesday) at approximately 12:35 pm, Officers were dispatched to the Home Depot on E. 42nd about a hit and run.

The investigation revealed that the driver of a white Ford Truck reversed and struck a maroon 2006 Chevrolet Silve...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

OPD shares words of encouragement for boy with heart problems

“I am a father first. I have four boys and, each one of them has known what they wanted to be their whole life,” said Deputy Chief Matt Davidson. “Ethan, stay strong! We are pulling for you. Hopefully, one day we will get to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Credit Card Abuse Suspect

Do you recognize this man?  Please Share!

On 7-18-21 (Sunday), the suspect used credit cards at multiple stores in Odessa and stole around $2,000 worth of items.  Those stores include Boot Barn, Dillard’s, Academy, Stripes, and ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Fighting Distemper

It is a sad reality and heartbreaking for our Odessa Animal Control Officers to see; dogs with distemper.  They believe this dog has the second stage of this highly contagious viral disease.  

The disease can be fatal and affect multiple ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Walmart Theft Investigation

On 7-18-21 at approximately midnight, a theft occurred at the Walmart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole approximately $193 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a white Lincoln SUV. Anyone who reco...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Sign up Now for the OPD Citizens Police Academy

The Odessa Police Department is still accepting qualified applicants for the 27th Session of the OPD Citizens Police Academy. The twelve week academy begins Thursday, September 2, 2021 and will be held on Thursday nights from 6-9pm. The program is designe...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Lowe's Home Improvement Theft Investigation

On 7-22-21 at approximately 1424 hours, a theft occurred at the Lowe’s Home Improvement located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject stole approximately $350 worth of merchandise. Further investigation ...

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Police Department Press Releases
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: http...
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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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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: 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