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Posted on: April 19, 2021

2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Kent Kwik Robbery Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Lowe's Home Improvement Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Reopening

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

OPD Asking for Public's Help Locating Runaway Teens

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Raffle Tickets Still Available for Clay Shoot

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

OPD Asking for Public's help with Cold Case

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Odessa Animal Shelter Closed for 30 Days

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

OPD Honor Guard Attends Funeral of Fallen DPS Trooper

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Residential Burglary

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Distemper Virus Warning

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Major Crash

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

United Supermarket Theft Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2021

Fatal Crash

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Residential Burglary

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Vehicle Registration Exemption Expires April 14th

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Best Buy Theft Investigation Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Winter Storm Damage Assistance

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

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Theft by Deception Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Fatal Crash

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Fail to Stop & Render Aid - Vehicle of Interest

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Support Mor Badges Raises Several Thousand Dollars

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

iPhone Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

OPD Reminding Public that Seat Belts Saves Lives

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Stolen Vehicle / Hit & Run Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Fail to Stop & Render Aid

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Hit & Run Investigation Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Support Mor Badges

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Credit Card Abuse Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Fail to Stop & Render Aid Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

OPD Employee Involved in Family Violence

On March 14, 2021, at approximately 1400 hours, the Odessa Police Department was made aware that one of our officers, Polo Frescas, was involved in a Family Violence incident. This matter was investigated, and it was determined that probable cause existed...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Burglary Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Support Mor Badges

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Odessa Christian Faith Center Delivers Snacks to OPD

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Market Street Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Reckless Driver Leads to Arrest of Wanted Subject with Firearm

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

DK Hit & Run Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

March 8-12 is Vehicle Safety Recall Week

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Dixie Electric Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Support Mor Badges

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Update - Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Arrest Made in Connection to Indecent Assault Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Odessa Animal Control Teaches Bite Prevention Class

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Odessa Police Academy 21st Session Graduation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Covid Vaccination Traffic Route

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

Take East Loop 338 South to Grandview.

Take Grandview South to Yukon.

Take Yukon into the stadium.

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Indecent Assault Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Aggravated Robbery Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2021

Update - Missing Person Safely Located

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2021

OPD Participates in Running for Heroes

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Indecent Assault Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

HEB Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Fatal Crash

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Boot Barn Theft Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Officer-Involved Crash

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting Update

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Officer-Involved Shooting

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Cold Weather Pet Tips

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Honor the Blue Rally Raises $52,000 for OPD

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

DK Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Wal-Mart Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

EZ Pawn Theft Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Fatal Crash

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

OPD Honoring Fallen Officer

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Murder Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Stolen Catalytic Converter

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Auto Burglary / Credit Card Abuse Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Murder Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Major Crash - 3700 Block of Golder

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

N-N-Out Robbery Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Stolen Vehicle Investigation

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

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Catalytic Converter Investigation

Update: Julian Encinas, 28, Jacob Leasure, 41, Jason Lemoine, 38, Juan Astorga, 44, and Robert Munoz, 58, have all been arrested in connection to the catalytic converter investigation. Andres Astorga 20, is still wanted at this time. Anyone with ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

DK Robbery Investigation

On 1-23-21 at approximately 0504 hours, Odessa Police responded to 600 South Grandview (DK) in reference to an aggravated robbery. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject fired two rounds into the floor and demanded all of the cash from the re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 10-23-20 at approximately 1510 hours, at theft occurred at Music City Mall. Investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects walked up to a kiosk and stole approximately $520 worth of merchandise. Anyone who recognizes the two suspects shown in th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

N-N-Out Robbery Investigation

On 12-3-20 at approximately 1735 hours, Odessa Police responded to a robbery at N-N-Out, located at 3226 West 10th Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject pointed a gun at the employee and demanded all of the money from the registers. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

New OPD App

Download our new Mobile App! Helpful Numbers, News, and Events, and Push Notifications for major incidents in Odessa, all at your fingertips. Go to the App Store and search for "Odessa Police Dept."
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2021

Fatal Crash

DATE: January 24, 2021TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal CrashDATE/TIME OCCURRED: January 24, 2021 at approximately 0148 hoursLOCATION: 42nd Street & Preston SmithSUMMARY:An Odessa man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Northeast...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2021

8th Annual Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

Register Now for the 2021 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot! Announcing our 2021 Clay Shoot dates!! Registration is now open for sponsorships www.bustinforbadges.org 

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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 15, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 11-3-20 at approximately 1130 hours, a theft occurred at the United Market located at 2751 North County Road West. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took $1,993 worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to p...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Burglary Investigation

On 12-24-20, Odessa Police responded to 2727 North Grandview (Pristine Organic Cleaners) in reference to a burglary. Investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects made forced entry into the business the night before and stole approximately $2,000 ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 11-25-20 at approximately 1530 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 800 block of West 22nd Street in reference to a theft. The complainant reported that two unknown male subjects stole an air compressor ($1200 value) and ice chest ($200) from the bed ...

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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 13, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 10-22-20, a theft was reported at the Kent Kwik located at 3722 Andrews Highway. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took 3 knives (valued at approximately $278) and fled the scene in a white truck. Anyone who recognizes the suspect sho...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 10-16-20, a theft was reported at the Kent Kwik located at 1100 North Grandview. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject took over $300 worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognizes the s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 12-26-20 at approximately 1324 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 100 block of West Odessa Street in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject jumped over the complainant’s fence and took her cell phone. The...

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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
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 12-31-20 at approximately 1321 hours, Odessa Police responded to 1518 South Grant (Deluxe Inn) in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that the victim left a bag outside of the lobby area while they were checking out. The bag contained several ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Auto Burglary Investigation

On 11-9-20 at approximately 1800 hours, an auto burglary occurred at 1355 West University (Planet Fitness). Investigation revealed that unknown subjects burglarized a white Kia Optima before fleeing the scene in a white 4-door truck. Anyone who recognizes...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 12-6-20 at approximately 1354 hours, Odessa Police responded to 2450 NW Loop 338 (Wal-Mart West) in reference to a theft. The victim reported that while she was at the photo kiosk, she set down her wallet for just a minute. Further investigation reveal...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Burglary Investigation

On 10-26-20 at approximately 1100 hours, Odessa Police responded to 3023 East Highway 80 (America’s Best Value Inn) in reference to a burglary. Investigation revealed that three unknown subjects burglarized multiple motel rooms. Anyone who recog...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Theft Investigation

On 11-24-20 at approximately 1204 hours, a theft was reported to the Odessa Police Department. The complainant reported that the catalytic converter from his 2017 Dodge Ram was stolen by unknown subjects while the vehicle was parked in the 600 block of In...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2021

Suspicious Object

On 1-2-21 at approximately 1817 hours, Odessa Police responded to 100 East University (CVS) in reference to a male subject that left behind a suspicious object inside the store. Precautionary measures were taken by evacuating all persons inside the busine...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Joint DWI Operation

DATE: January 1st, 2021 TYPE OF INCIDENT: Ector County Joint Agency New Year’s Eve DWI Operation DATE/TIME OCCURRED: December 31st, 2020 at 1600 hours LOCATION: Odessa SUMMARY: The Odessa Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety - H...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Hit & Run / Criminal Mischief Investigation

On 12-5-20 at approximately 0840 hours, Odessa Police responded to 925 East 2nd Street (No Bull Services) in reference to a criminal mischief. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject stole an 18-wheeler and crashed it into another 18-wheeler l...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

OPD Warning Public about SCAM Involving Mexican Cartel

OPD has recently taken multiple reports in reference to a scam involving the Mexican Cartel. Citizens have reported receiving calls from someone pretending to be with the Mexican Cartel or another criminal organization, who is claiming to hold the victim&...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

OPD Presents Thin Blue Line Flag to Doughboy's Cafe

The Odessa Police Department would like to extend condolences to Doughboy’s Cafe and the Soto Family for the recent loss of their family member. The Odessa Police Department presented them today with a custom Thin Blue Line Flag in remembrance o...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Package Theft Investigation

On 12-9-20 at approximately 1922 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 100 block of Aloha Drive in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown female subject stole two packages off the victim’s front porch and left in the pickup...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2020

Murder Investigation

DATE: December 13, 2020TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder “1st Degree Felony”DATE/TIME REPORTED: December 13, 2020 at approximately 0028 hoursLOCATION: 4300 Block of North DixieSUMMARY:Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a murder ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month since the holiday season has a higher accident rate than others on average. According to the National Safety Council, over 40,000 people died last year in alcohol-related crashes nationwide. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Auto Burglaries

On 12-9-20 between 0400-0500 hours, several auto burglaries occurred in the 500 block of East 86th Street, the 700 block of Duke and the 8600 block of Harvard. Investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects burglarized several vehicles and were pos...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Auto Burglary Investigation

On 12-9-20 at approximately 0317 hours, an auto burglary occurred in the 6200 block of Linwood Drive. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject burglarized multiple vehicles and left the scene in a dark-colored Dodge Challenger. Anyone who recog...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Credit Card / Debit Card Skimmers

The Odessa Police Department would like to warn the public in reference to multiple skimmer devices recently found at a local gas station, located at 1515 South Grandview. A skimmer device reads and stores information from the credit or debit card magneti...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Homicide Update

DATE: December 9, 2020TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder “1st Degree Felony”DATE/TIME REPORTED: December 6, 2020 at approximately 0221 hoursLOCATION: 500 Block of Lauderdale AvenueUPDATE:Two more arrests have been made in connection to a murder ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2020

Aggravated Assault Investigation

DATE: December 5, 2020TYPE OF INCIDENT: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon “2nd Degree Felony”DATE/TIME REPORTED: December 4, 2020 at approximately 0510 hoursLOCATION: 1200 Block of North LeeSUMMARY:Odessa Police have made an arre...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Theft Investigation

On 10-13-20 at approximately 1423 hours, a theft occurred at the Wal-Mart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. Investigation revealed that two unknown suspects took approximately $185 worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Wh...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Update - Missing Person Safely Located

DATE: December 4, 2020    TYPE OF INCIDENT: Missing PersonDATE/TIME REPORTED: November 18, 2020 at approximately 1128 hoursLOCATION: 2100 Block of West 7th StreetUPDATE:Tamela Cody has been safely located.ORIGINAL SUMMARY FROM 12-3-20:Th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Burglary Investigation

On 10-7-20 at approximately 1013 hours, Odessa Police responded to 3001 Kermit Highway (Air Compressor Solutions) in reference to a burglary. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject burglarized the business and three vehicles. The suspect then...

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Police Department Press Releases