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Welcome to the Amarillo Police Department

The City of Amarillo is proud of its professional and progressive Police Department. The Professional Standards Office of the department insures the department and employees comply with internationally developed standards.  Amarillo consistently has one of the lowest crime rates of comparably sized cities in the state and nation, which serves as a proven record of its fine police force.

The Amarillo Police Department is active in several national crime prevention and police assistance programs - Crime Stoppers, Neighborhood Watch, and other local, regional and statewide programs. As evidence of the community support and the Amarillo Police Department's commitment to such programs, the Amarillo Police Department has received first place awards for public service announcements at the Texas Crime Stoppers Convention competition and the Crime Stoppers International competition.

The Amarillo Police Department includes all functions typical of police services including the use of specialty units and programs. The Police Department continues to be an effective and visible asset in protecting and serving the citizens of Amarillo.

PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS

The Amarillo Police Department has a designated recipient for Open Records requests. You may submit your request in writing to: Amarillo Police Department, Attn: Open Records, 200 SE 3rd St, Amarillo, Texas, 79101, by fax to (806) 378-9371, by e-mail to [email protected], or in person. A link is provided in the drop-down menu titled “Police Department Menu” that will direct you to more information about Open Records requests. A request sent to any e-mail address or fax number other than those listed above does not trigger the requirements of the Public Information Act.

 

March 13, 2013 Robbery, Taylor’s Petroleum Store, 1917 S. Bell.

On Tuesday night, 3-13-13, at about 2:45 AM, officers were dispatched to the Taylor’s Petroleum Store at 1917 S. Bell on a panic alarm.  Just after that, the male clerk called in and said that he had just been robbed.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 20-30 yrs old, and about 5’08” tall.  He was wearing a dark top, a dark beanie of some sort, dark jeans, and a striped shirt could be seen under his top.  He was wearing a blue rag tied around his face.  The suspect walked into the store and approached the clerk who was working in an aisle of the store.  The suspect had his hands in his pockets as if he may have had a weapon.  The clerk set the cash drawer on the counter and the suspect took and undetermined amount of cash.  He left east bound on foot from the store.  No vehicle was seen and no one was injured.

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March 11, 2013, Robbery Toot’n’Totum, 4041 S Washington.

On Monday night, 3-11-13, at about 11:35pm, a male subject walked into the Toot-N-Totum store #84 at 4041 S. Washington.  He was wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark jeans.  He was holding a blue rag or shirt over his face.  He told the male clerk to give him the money in the cash drawer.  The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect then wanted a carton of cigarettes.  No weapon was seen and no one was injured.  There is no other description of the suspect at this time.

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March 11, 2013 Robbery Toot’n’Totum, 2441 S Western.

On 3/11/2013, at 18:50, a Hispanic male, 18 – 24 years old, entered the Toot’n’Totum store located at 2441 S Western. The store clerk described the suspect as being 5’8 – 5’10, medium build, wearing blue pants, a blue hoodie, and holding a blue shirt or other cloth article around his face. According to the clerk the suspect had his right hand in the front pocket of the hoodie like he had a weapon, and demanded all the money in the cash register. The suspect took the money and left the store walking south to east.

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March 10, 2013 Robbery Toot ‘n Totum, 3101 Plains Blvd.

On 3-10-13, at about 7:15 AM, officers were sent to the Toot ‘n Totum, 3101 Plains Blvd., on a robbery.  The suspect walked in with hands in pocket and demanded the money from the clerk’s register.  She did not see a weapon but from his actions she advised he had implied he had one.  She handed the suspect the cash and he wanted to know if that was all she had.  She pulled the black drawer out showing him it was empty and he demanded a carton of cigarettes.  He took the carton and walked out.  Suspect described as 5’7-5’8, 150-160, gray hooded winter coat with a covering over his face up to his eyes, a baseball cap and blue jeans.

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Aggravated Assault at Midnight Rodeo

Just before 2am on Sunday March 10th, officers were sent to the Midnight Rodeo at 4400 S. Georgia on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers found an employee had been standing near the front door as the patrons were leaving, when he heard a pop and felt a stinging sensation in his back.  Other individuals reported hearing the same sound and noticed a window on the front door now had what appeared to be a bullet hole in it. No one reported seeing any vehicle outside at the time of the shooting and it is undetermined where the shot may have come from. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department or call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also be submitted on line at amapolice.org. You will remain anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest in this case, you could get a reward of up to $1,000.

Posted in: General.

Update to Annual Warrant Round-Up

***UPDATE 3-8-2013***In four days this week, officers of the APD COPPS Unit have knocked on about 140 doors, served 78 municipal warrants, and arrested and booked into jail or transported 21 people to the Municipal Court.  The Municipal Court has cleared 2750 warrants from their books since the Warrant Round-Up started.   The COPPS officers will be serving warrants again today. 

The Amarillo Police Department, in conjunction with the City of Amarillo Municipal Court, will be participating in the Texas State Warrant Roundup.  Beginning today, 2-18-2013, people with outstanding Amarillo Municipal Court warrants will be receiving warrant notice postcards in the mail. These cards inform people that have outstanding municipal warrants to contact the court and clear up the warrants before APD officers begin serving the warrants. Continued…

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On March 6, 2013, a package weighing about 19.28 pounds that contained a substance suspected of being K2 was seized.

On March 6, 2013, agents of the APD Narcotic Division assisted Uniform Division patrol officers in reference to a package that contained a substance suspected of being K2 delivered to a location in Amarillo.  The package and contents were seized during the investigation.  The package contained approximately 2000 individual packages of a substance suspected of being “K2,” which is the common name for an illegal psychoactive synthetic compound.  Total weight of the package was about 19.28 pounds.  No arrests have been made at this time as the investigation is ongoing.  The street value of the suspected contraband has yet to be determined.

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Man charged in Feb 4, 2013 liquor store robbery.

***UPDATE 3-5-2013***On 2-28-13, the Randall Co. District Attorney’s Office accepted a charge of aggravated robbery against Steven Edward Boyd WM 28 of Amarillo for this robbery, cause #24242.  He was in custody at the Randall County jail on another robbery charge when this charge was filed.   

On 2-4-13, at 8:34 PM, officers were sent to Texas Liquors at 1900 SE 34th Avenue on an armed robbery.  The female employee reported that a white or Hispanic male about 5 ft. 5 to 5 ft. 7 inches tall, weighing 180-190 pounds entered the store.  He was wearing a black ski mask, black coat, black pants, and dark colored gloves.  He was holding a handgun when he entered.  He approached the counter and demanded the cash.  The employee took the money out of the register and put it on the counter.  The suspect picked up the money, left the business, and ran west from the store.  There were no injuries in this incident and there have been no arrests.  The amount taken has not been disclosed

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On March 4th, 2013 12:00pm Avondale Elementary School at 1500 Avondale on a traffic accident involving a small child.

On March 4th, at approximately 12 noon, officers were dispatched to Avondale Elementary School at 1500 Avondale on a traffic accident involving a small child. Upon arrival officers spoke with several individuals and were able to determine a 2 year old child and a guardian were walking across Avondale Street towards the front of the school. They were not in a crosswalk and were going to pick up a sibling from school. The 2 year old managed to get away from their guardian and took off running towards the school. The child ran into the side of a Silver Pontiac Grand Am that was traveling southbound on Avondale. The child suffered minor injuries and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

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March 3, 2013, Aggravated Assault/ Felon in Possession of a Firearm 200 block of S Florida.

On March 3rd, at approximately 05:47 AM, officers were dispatched to a disorderly conduct complaint in the 200 block of S Florida. The victim a 28 year old female reported a man was standing in front of her car and refusing to leave.  Upon arrival officers observed Brandon Allen Stallings, BM, 29 standing in the alley next to the victim’s car.  As the officers approached Stallings pointed a revolver at the Victim’s car and fired multiple times into the windshield. The victim was struck several times. Stallings dropped the handgun and fled on foot. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit by officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Stallings was booked into the Potter County Jail on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and evading arrest.

***ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS ON THIS RELEASE 030313 6:30 PM ***Victim’s age was not correct in initial report, has been corrected.  Evading arrest charge was not on initial release.  Wording “pistol” changed to revolver/handgun.  Investigation indicates suspect was described as victim’s ex-boyfriend.  Sgt. Barbee/Crime Prevention

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