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A man was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash in west Amarillo.
Around 10:00 p.m. Thursday, Jentry Bryan Smith, 20, was driving east on I-40 when he rear-ended a car near the Western street overpass. He lost control and went over the guard rail, down the concrete embankment, and landed on Western street. Smith was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the other driver was not hurt.
The two drivers knew each other and had left the same bar earlier. Speed and alcohol are contributing factors in the crash.
Two motels were robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning.
The first one happened around 3:00 at the Super 8 on I-40 east. The second one was just after 5:00 at the Hilton Garden Inn on I-40 west. In both robberies, the suspect was wearing a tan jacket with a hoodie and wearing a ski mask. No one was injured in either robbery and police are investigating to see if the two are related.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding their fugitive of the week.
Omar Cruz is wanted out of Potter County for two warrants for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and one warrant for forgery of a financial instrument. Anyone with information on Cruz is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org.
You could get a reward of up to $300 if your tip leads to his arrest.
A man was arrested early Thursday on charges of criminal mischief, possession of pot, and evading arrest.
Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, APD officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of SW 45th on a vandalism call. The complainant said her ex-boyfriend had intentionally rammed her vehicle with his 90's model red Chevy,pushing it into a concrete barrier. Officers found the Chevy in the 5900 block of Plum Creek, pursued the driver, then called off the chase due to his erratic driving.
Just a little after 1 a.m., officers found him walking in the 4600 block of Bowie and arrested him. Bernard Hill, 32, was booked into the Randall county jail.
Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a business on SW 45th Wednesday evening.
Around 7, APD officers were sent to 2510 SW 45th where they spoke with the female employee who stated that she was preparing to lock up for the night when a hispanic male walked wearing a black hoodie and ski mask over his face. She ran to the office and locked the door, but the suspect was able to kick it in and threatened her with a hammer.
He took an undisclosed amount of money then left. There was no vehicle to be seen or heard and there is no further discription at this time.