Odessa Police Department Warning Public about Hoax Message
The Odessa Police Department was recently made aware of information being shared on social media sites about potentially armed persons being detained by the Lubbock Police Department, prior to them heading to the Midland/Odessa area. We reached out within the Law Enforcement Community with Lubbock Police Department and found that this information was not true, in fact this was a hoax message spread to cause fear in our community. The Odessa Police Department wants to remind the public to be aware of their surroundings at all times. If you see something out of the ordinary that does not appear right, please call 9-1-1 to report the information. We strive on the public’s support in helping us stay aware of what is going on in the community.