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Police are looking for three people that robbed the Slots business at 2801 Amarillo Blvd. W. Sunday night.
Around 11:30, officers were checking the business and employees asked them if they had just seen three people leave, as they had just been robbed. They told the officers the three suspects had forced their way into the business and shoved some of the employees. One suspect was described as a short, Hispanic male with a tear drop tattoo on his face. The other two were wearing hoodies and masks. The three suspects left with the contents of the cash register.
No one was injured and the incident is still under investigation.
APD investigators are looking for a man involved with a stolen armored car.
Around 7:50 Monday morning, a report was filed with the APD about a Rochester Armored car that was found in the 3200 block of Northeast 22nd, unoccupied and still running. Both the driver and contents of the vehicle are missing. The missing driver, 24 year old Trent Michael Cook, is described as 5'6", 165 pounds, with blond hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing the company uniform. He lists an Amarillo address and was not an armed employee and is listed as missing/endangered.
If you have any info on the whereabouts of Cook's disappearance, call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.
Texas DPS conducted a traffic stop Sunday afternoon that yeilded over 53 pounds of marijuana valued at over $24,000.
Around 3:30, a trooper pulled over a 2013 Chrysler 300 that was travelling eastbound on I-40 near Amarillo in Potter County. After searching the vehicle, 5 bundles of pot were found in the trunk and 36 year old Fredrick Grundy of Phoenix was booked into the Potter County Jail.
The illegal drugs were reportedly being transported from Phoenix to Columbus, Ohio.
A man was arrested in connection with child pornography last week.
Around 4 Friday afternoon, APD Crimes Against Persons Squad was investigating a report that involved sexually explicit photos that led them to a home in the 2900 block of North Mirror. The resident, Joshua Michael Myers, 33, gave the officers consent to view the contents on his cell phone, which contained explicit images that investigators believe depict juveniles. They will have to find the origin of the images.
In the meantime, Myers was arrested for possession of child pornography and was booked into the Potter County Detention Center.
Police are looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery that happened over the weekend.
Saturday afternoon, officers were sent to Michelle's Billiards #2 at 5641 Amarillo Boulevard East. The female victim explained that she had opened the door in response to a knock and found the suspect there who then came inside the business, pointing a small silver handgun at the woman and demanding money. After she gave him the money, he may have fled east and then north on foot.
The suspect is descrived as a Hispanic male, about 5'8'' with a slim build wearing a ski mask over his face with a brown hooded sweatshirt and gray pants. No one was injuried and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is being asked to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.
One man is dead after an crash in Dallam County.
DPS officials say it happened just after 8 on Saturday morning on U.S. 385, 4 miles northwest of Dalhart. A car driven northbound by Benito Zuniga, 38, attempted to pass an 18 wheeler in dense fog. Due to the foggy conditions, Zuniga was unable to see the oncoming traffic and subsequently struck a car driven by Jose Ortega, 47.
Ortega was pronounced dead at the scene. Zuniga was uninjured.
One person is dead an two in critical but stable condition after a two vehicle accident in Roberts County.
Officials say it happened Saturday shortly after noon on State Highway 70 approximately 26 miles south of Perryton. An 18 wheeler traveling south attempted to make a left turn when the second vehicle rear ended it. Adrianna Maria Ortiz, 24, and a 3 year old juvenile were transported to Northwest Texas Hospital with serious injuries, Santos Manuel Ortiz Jr., 27, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the semi was uninjured.
The Amarillo Police Department is cautioning people to mail their letters and packages through inside USPS Office collection points instead of the exterior drop boxes.
On Saturday, police recieved a report that someone had broken into a mailbox outside of the U.S. Post Office at 2301 S. Ross where two collection boxes on the east side of the building were damaged and the mail stolen out of them. Since the original report, other mailboxes have been reported damaged.
Mail may have been stolen from Post Offices located at:
- 2301 S. Ross
- 5000 S. Western
- 307 S. Western
- 505 E. 9th
- 1220 S. Georgia
- 3510 NE 24th
- 1000 S. Polk
- 15th and S. Tyler
Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information to call 374-4400.
The Amarillo Bulls were able to successfully increase their winning streak to two as they defeated Lone Star in a close 3-2 win. The Bulls increase their record to 11-15-3 with 25 points on the season. The Bulls jumped Rio Grande Valley and now sit at the sixth spot in the South Division. The Bulls will take a short break for Christmas and will be back in action on New Year's Eve as they will be home against Wichita Falls.
Tez Dumars scores 19 points as the West Texas A&M Buffaloes defeat Missouri-St. Louis 67-59. The Buffs win gave Missouri-St. Louis their first lost of the season. Carl White had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Buffs up their winning streak to four. The Buffs are currently 7-4 on the season. WT will be off until January 2nd as they will be back home to faceoff against Mid-America Christian. The Lady Buffs are also off until January 7th as they will begin conference play against Midwestern State.
What will the future of the beef industry look like? On January 14 and 15 that topic will be discussed at the Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo. For more information and a way to register, go here
USDA has extended the comments period regarding the proposal to allow fresh beef from Argentina to be imported into the U.S. Many in the U.S. livestock and meat industry oppose this proposal because of concerns about foot-and-mouth disease. The new deadline for comments is Dec. 29. To find out more and to submit comments, go here http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-31/html/2014-25936.htm
Big decisions are coming for farmers related to their participation in various Farm Bill programs, most notably Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage. Information about PLC, ARC, base reallocation, and yield updates is available here
For more information from the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, cllick here
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