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Two people were arrested after a burglary in west Amarillo.
Around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, a man called police from his father's house on Southwest 10th saying a man and a woman that he didn't know were inside the house. When officers arrived, Kyle Walter Patton, 32, came out of the house saying it was his grandfather's home. Shelby Brianna Funk, 20, also came outside, and it was learned that she was wanted on several outstanding warrants.
They were both booked into Potter County for burglary of a habitation and other charges.
One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a crash in Ochiltree County.
DPS officials say it happened just before 4:00 p.m Thursday on County Road 3 about 10 miles east of Spearman. A car driven by David Ira Burger, 90, was travelling west on County Road "R" when he failed to yield right of way at the intersection and turned into the path of an oncoming 18 wheeler. Burger later died at the hospital and his passenger, Mildred Burger, 84,was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A man has been booked into Potter County after deputies seized over $7,200 worth of methamphetimine from his apartment.
The deputies served a felony warrant Thursday on a person wanted for an assault involving family violence in the 1900 block of Gregory. After searching the house, the officers found about 72 grams of meth. No names have been released yet since the case is still under investigation. Charges are pending.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding their fugitive of the week.
Jose Miguel Hernandez, 21, is wanted out of Potter County for murder in connection with last month's homicide of Sal Ramirez, 23. Hernandez is described as 5'6", with blue eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information on Hernandez is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org. An increased reward of up to $2,000 is being offered.
Gas prices in Amarillo continue their free fall.
According to the Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch, drivers here are paying an average of $2.10 a gallon, a drop of 18 cents from last week and 71 cents less that a year ago. Statewide, the average fell 14 cents to $2.26 a gallon. Triple-A estimates drivers across the nation are saving more than $400 million each day compared to the high prices paid earlier this year.
The average price at the pump has fallen nearly 25% since the start of the year, and if the global price of crude continues to register new multiyear lows, these lower prices are likely to persist.
A traffic stop in Potter County yielded over 34 pounds of marijuana.
A Potter County deputy made the stop Wednesday for speeding just west of Coulter on I-40. The deputy could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and the driver refused to consent to a search. A K-9 unit alerted to the drugs, and the pot, worth around $119,000, was found disguised as christmas presents. Two people in the vehicle were booked into Potter County on a felony charge of possession of marijuana.
The drugs were reportedly being taken from California to Austin.
Over the next few months, you might see smoke coming from areas around Lake Merideth and officials want to make sure you aren't alarmed.
Starting Monday and going through March 31st of next year, there will be prescribed burns to reduce hazardous fuels in the park brought on by the amount of rain and growth of grass in the last six months. The areas of North Canyon, Spring Canyon, the Stilling basin, Water Authority, South Canyon, Sanford Yake, Cedar Canyon, and at the south end of the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument and Mullinaw Crossing will be closed surrounding the days that the burns are planned.
Maps soon to come.