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If you can provide any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or submit an anonymous Web Tip.  You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information you provide leads to the arrest of a felony offender.


7/16/2012 - Kids in Tow

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying three suspects involved in the theft of car audio equipment from a Lufkin-area store.

 

Just after 9:00 PM on April 01, 2012, two black males and one black female worked together to steal Sony Xplod in-dash car radios.  While the female watched, the males defeated the locks of a display case and removed the radios.  With the radios in the female’s shopping cart, the group, which included two children, moved to another area of the store where the males concealed the radios under their clothes. 

 

Separating from the others, one male picked up one of the children and, while using the child to help conceal the stolen merchandise hidden beneath his clothes, exited the store.  Soon after, the female and the other male, who also had merchandise concealed beneath his clothes, exited the store with the other child.

 

The suspects left the area in two vehicles, both white-in-color and mid- to late-nineties models.  One was an extended-cab, step-side Chevrolet truck and the other was a Nissan Maxima with aftermarket, three-spoke, chrome wheels.

 

Click here to view portions of the store’s security videos.

 

If you can identify any of the suspects or provide any information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip.  You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

 

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7/9/2012 - Oilfield TheftsSOLVED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the person or persons responsible for the theft of oilfield equipment batteries from sites in Angelina and Cherokee County.

 

Since May, investigators in both counties have received numerous reports of theft from large oilfield leases.  Each report involves the theft of deep cycle batteries connected to solar panels at pump stations.  The thieves took ten to twenty batteries from each station and each battery costs approximately $200.

 

Investigators received descriptions of possible suspects and a possible suspect vehicle from a witness who reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in the area at the time of one of the thefts.  The witness described the vehicle as a back mid-sized car, possibly a hatch-back, occupied by a male driver and two female passengers.  The witness described the driver as a thin, white male and described the passengers as white females; the witness believed all three to be in their early 20`s.

 

Approximately sixty-five of the oilfield batteries have been stolen from the area and the victims estimate their repair and replacement costs at $15,000. 

 

The stolen batteries are larger than a typical vehicle battery and have “UB121100” in large white letters on their side, similar to the sample image shown at right (click the image to enlarge).  Nine of the batteries have “56” engraved on their top.

 

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7/2/2012 - Organized Thieves

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying four suspects involved in the theft of $2,500 worth of electronic tablet and handheld devices from a Lufkin-area department store.

 

On June 14, 2012, an employee of Conn’s in Lufkin reported to Lufkin Police Department that the finding of a leaf blower, which had been removed from its packaging and left on a shelf, led the employee to review the business’ security video files find that something much stranger had happened.  Through the videos, the employee saw that a group of three black males and one black female stole several electronic tablet and handheld devices.

 

Click here to view portions of the security video, which shows that the suspects entered the store separately but they worked together to distract store employees and commit the theft.

 

The female and two of the males, working in different areas of the store, approached employees, engaged them in conversation, and pulled them away from the center of the store, where the small electronics are located.  With the employees occupied, the remaining male suspect crawled behind the small electronics counter and filled an empty leaf blower box with several Apple, Sony, and Samsung tablet and handheld devices.  The suspect then carried the box to a cash register and purchased it as if it still contained the leaf blower.

 

Store employees reported that a similar incident occurred at a Conn`s store located on Loop 610 in Houston, Texas.

 

If you can identify any of the suspects or provide any information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip.  You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

 

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6/11/2012 - Melodie Fay Sexton
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An equivocal death, from a law enforcement point of view, is one from which two or more interpretations can be made.  That is to say, the circumstances and known facts resemble those of both a natural or unnatural death or, as is the case with the death presented here, a murder or an accident.  Investigators handling equivocal death cases must withhold judgment until the facts provide a clear answer, which is where you come in.

 

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help brining to close the year-long investigation into the death of Melodie Fay Sexton, 26, of Groves, Texas.

 

Melodie, "Puff" to family and friends, died Father`s Day 2011 in Lake Charmaine in Tyler County’s Ivanhoe community, about ten miles south of Woodville.  At 12:59 PM on June 19th, Tyler County Sheriff’s Office personnel received a missing person report from Melodie’s family; at that time, the family knew only that she had been missing for approximately twelve hours from the lake house where she and her three-year-old son were spending the weekend.  Three hours later, family members found Melodie’s body in the lake, not far from the property’s dock.

 

While investigators have not uncovered evidence necessary to determine that criminal conduct led to Melodie’s death, suspicions remain that it was not the result of an accident.  Her family has from the beginning asserted that she was murdered; pointing to abnormalities in her alleged actions prior to her death.

 

Click here to see additional photos of Melodie Fay Sexton.

 

If you can provide any information concerning the death of Melodie Fay Sexton, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip.  You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest related to this investigation.

 

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5/14/2012 - Wanted Person: Elroy Edwards Jr.CAPTURED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help locating Elroy Edwards Jr.

 

Lufkin Police Department and the City of Lufkin Municipal Court hold outstanding warrants for the arrest of Elroy Edwards Jr.  Lufkin PD holds a First Degree Felony warrant for Edward’s for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and a Class A Misdemeanor warrant for the offense of Failure to Identify (Fugitive from Justice).  Lufkin Municipal Court holds Misdemeanor arrest warrants for Edwards for traffic and drug-related offenses.

 

The felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance warrant was issued following an undercover Lufkin PD narcotics investigation during which Elroy Edwards Jr. sold approximately nine grams of crack cocaine.

 

Elroy Edwards Jr. is a 50-year-old, black male who stands approximately 6’03” tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds.  During his last encounter with law enforcement officers, Edwards was driving a grey Ford pickup truck and identified himself using a family member’s first name, “Robert”.

 

The image of Elroy Edwards Jr. shown at right was captured following an April 2011 arrest (click image to enlarge).

 

The listed warrant information was correct and current when published but may no longer be current or correct when read. Warrants and charges must be verified before arrest. NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

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5/7/2012 - Jewelry ThiefSOLVED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the suspect in a recent incident of theft of jewelry from a Lufkin-area business.

 

Around 11:30 PM on March 15, 2012, a white or Hispanic male walking through a Lufkin business noticed an unprotected display case in the business` jewelry department.  The suspect continued on his way but, about thirty minutes later, he put on a hat, found a bag, and returned to the display case.  While keeping an eye out for witnesses, the suspect used the bag to concealed nearly $1,100 worth of earrings and then exited the store without paying for the jewelry.

 

The suspect might think that no one witnessed his crime but the business` security cameras caught his every move.  The still images shown at right were taken from the security videos.

 

The suspect has long, dark hair that, during the theft, he wore in a ponytail.  He arrived at and left from the business in what appears to be a white, full-size, four-door car, and he was in the company of a heavy-set, white or Hispanic female.

 

Click here to view video of the suspect, the suspect`s vehicle, and the suspect`s female companion.

 

 

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4/30/2012 - Hayes Road BurglarySOLVED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the suspects in a burglary being investigated by Angelina County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Around 10:30 on the morning of March 20th, at least three suspects burglarized a building on Hayes Road.

 

Security cameras on the property captured images of the suspects and their vehicle as they checked the residence and property for witnesses, attempted to force entry into the residence, and forced entry into a shed.  From the shed, the suspects stole approximately $5,000 worth of property, including; a Vertex VXR-7000 radio repeater, two Vertex VX-160 handheld radios and battery chargers, a Vertex VX-2200 mobile radio, a Vertex external radio speaker, a Coleman cordless drill and battery charger, a white-in-color microwave oven, and fishing rods.

 

The suspects’ vehicle is a silver-in-color Oldsmobile Alero.

 

Two of the suspects seen in the security camera images are males.  The third suspect, who appears to be the driver of the Oldsmobile Alero, may be a female.  One of the males is dark-skinned and was wearing a plaid jacket and dark pants.  The other male is light-skinned, has short-cut hair with sideburns and a mustache, and was wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt and dark pants.

 

Click here view video of the suspects and the suspect vehicle.

 

 

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4/2/2012 - Wanted Person: Otis StantonCAPTURED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help locating Otis Stephon Stanton.

 

Multiple law enforcement agencies between Tyler and Houston hold outstanding warrants for Otis Stanton’s arrest.  Smith County hold a theft-related warrant, Cherokee County holds a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Theft by Check, Liberty County holds a Theft of Property by Check warrant, and Angelina County wants Stanton on a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt for an original charge of Theft of Service.

 

Otis Stanton is a 40-year-old, black male, with short-cut hair, who sometimes wears a thin goatee and beard; he is approximately 6’02” tall and weighs 315 pounds.  Recent reports indicated that Stanton is, or recently was, living in the north Lufkin area and may be driving or occupying a pearl-colored Cadillac.

 

 

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2/27/2012 - Boggy Slough Burglary
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the person, or persons, responsible for the burglary of the North Boggy Slough Conference Center and Wildlife Management Area.

 

From the conference center and its safe, the burglars stole two-dozen guns, ammunition, hunting equipment, and other property.  Among the guns stolen were three Beretta over and under 12-gauge shotguns, eight Browning Citori 12-gauge shotguns, three Ruger Red Label 20-gauge shotguns, and ten Tikka bolt-action .308 rifles with scopes.  Other property stolen includes bottles of wine, a television, .308 caliber ammunition, two electric saws, an electronic gamer call, a subwoofer speaker, and bed lines.

 

Although the burglary occurred in Houston County and Houston County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation, investigators believe that the stolen guns and property are in or around Angelina County.  Because the burglars stole several identical guns, investigators think the guns will be sold or otherwise transferred.

 

Click here to view sample images of the stolen guns.

 

If you can provide any information concerning this crime or the current location of the stolen property, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip.  You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest related to this crime.

 

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2/20/2012 - Wanted Person: Rafael OrtaCAPTURED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help locating Rafael Orta.

 

Orta is wanted by Lufkin Police Department on a Capital Murder arrest warrant for his involvement in the murder of Robert Darnell Bennett.  Bennett was shot to death February 07, 2012 in his house on California Boulevard in Lufkin.

 

Orta, who will be twenty years old this March, is approximately five-foot, six-inches tall and weighs approximately one-hundred-sixty-five pounds.  He has brown eyes and short-cut, black hair, and he has the letter “N” tattooed on the back of his hand.

 

Investigators believe that Orta is still in the Lufkin/East Texas area.

 

Investigators have made four others arrests in the Bennett murder investigation but Rafael Orta remains at large.  Do to the nature of the crime for which he is wanted, investigators have expressed concern that Orta may be a danger to others.

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