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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Two Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Sheila Brantley and Janna Linderman book-in photos

On 02/18/24 at approximately 10:03 pm, Detective J. Waldon, with the Palestine Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit, conducted a traffic stop at Westbrook and MLK Ave in Palestine for traffic violations. The vehicle was previously observed lea...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 12, 2024

PPD Pursuit Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicle and Narcotics

James H. Johnson's Mugshot

On Friday, February 16, 2024, at approximately 11:00 a.m., PPD Officer Nick Martinez attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 1100 block of South Loop 256. The vehicle was a 2013 Nissan Altima that appeared to have been recently spray-painted. ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

PPD Arrests Two for Drugs During Traffic Stop

Lisbeth Guity and Harry Shepard Press Release

On Thursday, January 25, 2024, at approximately 3:39 p.m., PPD Officer Nick Martinez conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South St and S. Jackson St. Officer Martinez identified the driver as Lisbeth Guity (28) and Harry J. Shephard (39), bot...

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Posted on: January 28, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 12, 2024

Missing Person Found Deceased

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On January 28, 2024, just after 11:00 a.m., Officers responded to the wooded area off of E. Lacy Street in Palestine, Texas, after a body was discovered in a creek.

 The body was located during a search for a missing person, Trenton Lee Staneart (...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 12, 2024

PPD Seeking Wanted Subject

Willie Hatton Photo

PPD Seeking Wanted Subject

In the early morning hours of 12/31/23, an unknown male subject was observed on camera attempting to break into vehicles at a residence in Palestine, TX. 

Images from the surveillance video were previously released, and a...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

PPD Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Jason Barnes and Clinton Moore Mugshots

On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at approximately 8:34 p.m., Officer White conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of W. Oak St and San Jacinto St and identified the driver as Jason Barnes, 48, and a passenger as Clinton Moore, 37, both of Palestine...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

PPD Seeking Wanted Subject

Thomas A. Lamb Mugshot

Following an investigation, Detective S. St Cyr with the Criminal Investigations Division obtained a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Aaron Lamb, 29, for Indecent Exposure. 

The warrant stems from an incident that occurred on 01/02/24 in the parki...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Reckless Driver Call Leads to Arrest

Trenton Staneart Mugshot and Evidence Seized

On Friday, January 12, 2024, at approximately 7:34 pm, officers were dispatched to a reckless driver. Corporal N. Perkins, with the Street Crimes Unit, was able to locate the vehicle and conducted a stop for a traffic violation in the 9800 block of US 79 ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

PPD Makes Arrest for Stolen U-Haul

Charles Schroeder Mugshot and Example of U-Haul

On January 10, 2024, Officer T. Green was dispatched to Hibbett Sports in Palestine, TX, in reference to a low-level theft. The offender left the store in a 10-foot U-haul box truck and was located and stopped by Officer Green. He was identified as Charle...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

PPD Arrests Three on Weapons Charges

Whataburger Press Release

On January 5, 2024, at 8:21 pm, officers with the Palestine Police Department responded to What-A-Burger at 1717 S. Loop 256 in Palestine, TX, due to a report that multiple subjects in the parking lot were “waving around guns.” The cal...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Armed Man Taken into Custody Following Stand Off

Tin Phan's Mugshot

On January 1, 2024, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 100 blk. of St. Andrews Dr. in reference to a disturbance. The caller advised that a male subject in the residence was arme...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Two Arrested Following Shooting Investigation

Shabana Lawson and Quavon Adams Mugshots

On November 11, 2023, the Palestine Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call. Responding patrol officers discovered that a juvenile male had been shot in the area of Tennessee Ave. and W. Carolina St and was transported to t...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

PPD Arrests Man in Sexual Assault Case

Joseph L. Zeleny Mugshot

On 12/26/23, the Palestine Police Department received a complaint of ongoing sexual abuse of a child spanning a period of several years. The PPD Criminal Investigation Division expedited an investigation, and Detective K. Winebrenner secured two warrants ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Palestine Police Arrest Barricaded Fugitive

Jerod Scroggins

Officers with the Palestine Police Department have been actively searching for a wanted felon identified as Jerod Wayne Scroggins, 49. Scroggins was wanted by the Texas Pardon and Parole for a parole violation on a charge for possession of a controlled su...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

PPD Executes Narcotics Search Warrant

Alexander Hegward Press Release

Officer N. Martinez, through proactive policing and investigation, developed information that a person at 1309 N. Queen St in Palestine, TX, was engaging in the trafficking of narcotics. Using the information developed by Officer Martinez, Detective Waldo...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

PPD respond to accidental shooting

PRESS RELEASE

At 3:23 p.m., the Palestine Police Department responded to the Pint and Barrel restaurant in reference to a reported accidental shooting. 

Officers arrived and found a 25-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound to the left thigh. Officers qui...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Subjects Charged in Drug Arrest

Cedric Hicks and Surnetra Turner Press Release

On 11/15/23, Detective J. Waldon, with the Palestine Police Department’s newly formed Street Crimes Unit, was patrolling the Woodside Village Apartment complex at 2020 MLK Blvd. Detective Waldon contacted a subject parked in the fire lane, and h...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

PPD Arrests Suspect Following Shooting

Jacob Serralde

On November 11, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Officers with the Palestine Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Crockett Road in reference to Shots Fired. Upon arrival, Officers located a victim, identified as a 28-year-old male suffering f...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

PPD Arrests Two for Drugs During Traffic Stop

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October 24, 2023 (Palestine, Texas)-PPD Arrests Two for Drugs During Traffic Stop

On October 11, 2023, at approximately 8:50 a.m., Palestine Police Officer N. Martinez conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of West Palestine Avenue. 

 

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

PPD Arrests Three in Organized Theft Ring

PRESS RELEASE PPD Arrests Three in Organized Theft Ring

Palestine, Texas (August 11, 2023) – Three Flint, Michigan residents were arrested on charges related to Organized Retail Crime.  

On August 09, 2023, at approximately 4:44 pm, Officers with the Palestine Police Department responded to W...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Three Arrested After Stabbing

3 arrested after altercation led to stabbing

Palestine, Texas (August 2, 2023) – Three people are in jail, and one person is in critical but stable condition following an early morning altercation in Palestine that escalated into a stabbing.

On August 1, 2023, at approximately 02:20 a.m., Officers wi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrests

PRESS RELEASE- Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrests

At approximately 2:40 a.m. on July 22nd, Palestine Police Officer Brandon Martin attempted a traffic stop on a white Chrysler passenger car on Link Street near Palestine Avenue. Officer Martin observed Scotty Ostrander, 36, of Palestine, driving the vehic...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure, Arrest

Leslie Hawkins Drug Arrest

Palestine, Texas (July 17, 2023) – At approximately midnight, on Thursday, July 13th, Officer B. Martin initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of E. Palestine Avenue on a vehicle with a defective brake lamp. The vehicle came to a stop in the 1100 block...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Important! Active Shooter Training Notice

Active Shooter Training Notice for Monday, July 31st at 8am

 Important Training Notice!  Don't be Alarmed!

??Monday, July 31st, at Westwood Elementary, at 8:00 a.m.??

Westwood ISD Police Department, in coordination with other Anderson County Law Enforcement agencies, will be conducting an a...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Palestine Police Arrest Fleeing Suspect

PRESS RELEASE Police arrest fleeing suspect

Palestine Police Arrest Fleeing Suspect

Palestine, Texas (June 28, 2023) – On the evening of Monday, June 26th, the Palestine Police Department received an alert from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office that a Nissan Altima driven by a ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Palestine Police Arrest Houston County Suspect in Stolen Vehicle

Palestine Police Arrest Houston County Suspect in Stolen Vehicle

Palestine, Texas (June 15, 2023) – On June 10, 2023, at 11:18 a.m., Officers with the Palestine Police Department received information from a complainant from Houston County who reported that her son may be in Palestine with her stolen vehicle. The compla...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Palestine Police Apprehend Robbery Suspect Minutes After Incident

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Palestine, Texas (June 14, 2023) – On June 11, 2023, at 5:16am, a victim called 911 to report that he was “carjacked” in the parking lot of Jucy’s Hamburgers at 2702 W. Oak St. in Palestine, TX. The victim reported that he was sitting in his vehicle in th...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Police Investigating Deceased Male Found Near Palestine Mall

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PALESTINE, Texas (June 7, 2023) Police are investigating the death of a man after his body was found near the Palestine Mall Wednesday morning. 

Around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, emergency services were dispatched to the parking lot ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Alexis Ballard

National Public Safety Communicators Week is here (April 9-15)!

This special week is dedicated to honoring the unsung heroes behind the scenes - our incredible dispatchers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. 

To celebrate their dedica...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Erin Luce

???? National Public Safety Communicators Week is here (April 9-15)! ????

This special week is dedicated to honoring the unsung heroes behind the scenes - our incredible dispatchers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. 

To celebrate th...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Kloe Coleman

National Public Safety Communicators Week is here (April 9-15)!

This special week is dedicated to honoring the unsung heroes behind the scenes - our incredible dispatchers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. 

To celebrate their dedica...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Rubi Cervantes

???? National Public Safety Communicators Week is here (April 9-15)! ????

This special week is dedicated to honoring the unsung heroes behind the scenes - our incredible dispatchers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. ????

To celebrate their d...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Dispatcher Olivia Barker

???? National Public Safety Communicators Week is here (April 9-15)! ????

This special week is dedicated to honoring the unsung heroes behind the scenes - our incredible dispatchers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. ????

To celebrate their d...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Chuck Blalock

This special week is dedicated to honoring the unsung heroes behind the scenes - our incredible dispatchers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. To celebrate their dedication and commitment, we will be showcasing a daily feature on a differen...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Silver Alert

Silver Alert Missing Person Joy Edwards

UPDATE (April 6, 2023 - 10:52 a.m.) Joy Edwards was dropped off in Buffalo, Texas last night. Please see the updated image below.

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April 6, 2023 - A Silver Alert has been issued for Joy ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Palestine Man in Custody Following Standoff

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PALESTINE, Texas (March 8, 2023)-One Suspect is in jail following a twelve-hour standoff with law enforcement that began early Wednesday morning.  

Just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th, Officers from the Palestine Police Department were disp...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Police Investigating Murder, Seeking Wanted Suspect

Wanted for Murder - Joseph Christopher Cole

PALESTINE, Texas (March 3, 2023) - A Houston Man is wanted for Murder after a Palestine woman was shot and killed Thursday night.

Just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, Officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to a residence in th...

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Posted on: February 26, 2023

Police Investigating Deceased Person Found in Creek

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PALESTINE, Texas (February 26, 2023) – Just after 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 26th, Officers from the Palestine Department responded to a wooded area off of Highway 155 near Loop 256 after a landowner observed what appeared to be a body in a cre...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Warrant Service Leads to Drug Bust

Mark Kimbrough

PALESTINE, Texas (February 8, 2023) - A Palestine man is in jail after being found in possession of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine during a warrant arrest Wednesday morning.Just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8th, Corporal Allen with th...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Palestine Man Arrested After Fleeing on Bicycle

Rashad Brookings

Palestine Man Arrested After Fleeing on Bicycle

PALESTINE, Texas (February 8, 2023) - One man is in custody after causing a disturbance and fleeing from Police on a bicycle Monday afternoon. 

Just after 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 6th, a PPD Off...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Palestine Police Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

Joshua Yelverton

PALESTINE, Texas (January 24, 2023) - A Palestine man is in jail following a reported vehicle burglary Tuesday afternoon. 

Just after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24th, Officers from the Palestine Police Department responded to the 900 block of C...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Teacher Arrested for Improper Relationship with a Student

Press Release Jan 12

PALESTINE, Texas (January 12, 2023) – A Palestine High School teacher was arrested for an improper relationship with a student. 

On Wednesday, January 12th, the Palestine Police Department received an initial report of an improper relati...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

PPD Arrests Two After Child Abuse Investigation

Maycie Holbrook (1)

PALESTINE, Texas (Jan. 9, 2023)-Two Palestine residents are in jail for Injury to a Child and other charges following an investigation by the Palestine Police Department. 

Just before 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6th, Officer Brandenberger from th...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Two Individuals Wanted

Picture of Dantrell Beasley and Ja'Maurius manning

*Update*- Manning has turned himself in and is in custody at the Houston County Jail.These individuals are wanted in connection to the recent convenience store robberies in Palestine.Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dantrell Beasley or Ja'Mau...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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