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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.


11/12/2012 - Generating Crime
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the suspects responsible for the burglary of a Lufkin-area outdoor power equipment store that resulted in the theft of approximately $6,000 worth of merchandise.

 

Early on the morning of Friday, November 9th, two male suspects forced their way into a business, located in the 5500 block of South First Street in Lufkin, by breaking a window at the front of the building.  The suspects took six generators from the store, loaded them into a truck, and fled the scene.  The generators stolen are Honda brand model numbers EU1000 and EU2000.

 

Videos captured by the business` security camera show that the suspects drove a dark-colored, single-cab, two-wheel-drive, Dodge Ram pickup with chrome, tube-style side steps.  The suspects wore dark clothing and covered their heads and faces.

 

Only two minutes and fifteen seconds elapsed between the time the suspects drove into the business` parking lot and the time they drove back onto the street.  After breaching the front window of the building, the suspects took less than one minute to enter the showroom, steal six generators, and return to their vehicle.

 

Click here to view portions of the security videos showing the suspects, their vehicle, and their crime.

 

If you can identify either of these suspects or provide information concerning the 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 for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

 

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11/5/2012 - Burglary and WarrantsCAPTURED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help locating Levi Scott Insley and identifying the second suspect in a residential burglary investigation.

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office holds outstanding warrants for the arrest of Levi Scott Insley for the second degree felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation and the class A misdemeanor offense of Burglary of a Vehicle.  On September 27, 2012, a witness identified Insley as one of two actors in the burglary of a residence located in the Caspers Cove area of Hudson, Texas.  An unidentified white male suspect driving a maroon-in-color passenger car, possibly a Pontiac, was with Insley at the time of the burglary.

Levi Scott Insley is a 25-year-old, white male with blond hair and blue eyes who stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

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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10/29/2012 - Scream
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the suspects responsible for the burglary of a Lufkin-area convenient store and an automated teller machine (ATM) early on the morning of October 17, 2012.

 

Employees arriving for work discovered the burglary, which, according to the store`s security videos, occurred at approximately 1:20 AM.

 

The security videos show a suspect standing in front of the store, located in the 1000 block of South John Redditt Drive in Lufkin, wearing a black, long sleeve, hooded shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a Scream-style Halloween mask.  The suspect cut the video cables for cameras monitoring the front, outside area of the store.

 

Moments later, another suspect, also wearing a black, long sleeve, hooded shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a Scream-style mask made entry into the store through a hole created in the back, cinderblock wall of the building.

 

Security cameras, which were still operational inside the store, captured video of one suspect inside the store while the other suspect stood guard outside.  The inside suspect used an approximately five-foot-long pry bar to force open the store`s ATM.  With the ATM open, the suspect grabbed the money box, and fled from the store through the hole in the back wall.

 

The suspect needed only two minutes and twenty-seven seconds to enter the store, burglarize the ATM, and flee the area.

 

Click here to view portions of the security videos showing the suspect and his crime.

 

If you can identify either of these suspects, 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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10/22/2012 - WANTED PERSON: ANDREW ESQUEDACAPTURED
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Andrew Esqueda was arrested August 07, 2014 in Angelina County.


Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help locating Andrew Esqueda.

 

As of October 22, 2012, Angelina County Community Supervision and Corrections Department and Lufkin Municipal Court hold active warrants for the arrest of Andrew Esqueda.

 

Angelina County Community Supervision and Corrections Department wants Esqueda for a Revocation of Probation warrant from and original charge of Burglary of a Habitation, a second degree felony offense.  Lufkin Municipal Court`s warrants for Esqueda are for a Misdemeanor traffic offense, Public Intoxication, Theft, and Failure to Appear.

 

Andrew Esqueda is a 27-year-old, white male with black hair and brown eyes who stands approximately 5’11” tall and weighs 135 pounds.  His last verified address was on Paul Avenue in Lufkin but he is believed to be living in or around Nacogdoches. 

 

The image of Andrew Esqueda shown at right was captured in April of 2011.  Click here to view additional arrest booking images of Esqueda dating back to January of 2006.

 

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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10/15/2012 - Felony FraudSOLVED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a female suspect responsible for the fraudulent use of a credit card at a Lufkin-area store.

 

During the early morning hours of Friday, August 31, 2102, a dark-haired, white female, who was captured by the store`s security video camera, entered a Lufkin-area store wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, and sandals.  While in the store, the suspect used a stolen credit card to purchase cigarettes and a $100 gift card.

 

The video shows that the female suspect arrived at and left the store as a passenger in a tan-in-color, 2007 Chevrolet four-door car driven by a male suspect who also made purchases using the stolen credit card. 

 

An investigator identified the male suspect as Lance Montgomery Crager, a 52-year-old white male.  On September 26, 2012, Mr. Crager surrendered and was booked into jail on a State Jail Felony arrest warrant for the offense of Credit Card Abuse but he has refused to identify his female partner in crime.

 

Click here to view portions of the security video showing the female suspect.

 

 

 

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10/1/2012 - Texas Most Wanted Sex OffenderCAPTURED
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Jimmy Ray McMillan, a wanted sex offender, was arrested January 09, 2013, by the New Orleans Police Department after he called the police, identified himself as a wanted sex offender from Texas, and provided his current location to be picked up by authorities.

 

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Texas Crime Stoppers program, maintains the Texas 10 Most Wanted list.  The list contains select fugitives and wanted sex offenders believed to pose the most significant threat to public safety in the state.

 

Citizens who provide Texas Crime Stoppers information leading to the arrest of one of the profiled fugitives or sex offenders can earn a reward in the amount designated for that person.

 

On September 27, 2012, DPS added Jimmy Ray McMillan Jr. to the Most Wanted Sex Offender List.  McMillan is a 41-year-old white male who, according to his sex offender registration and arrest records, is five feet ten inches tall and weighs one-hundred fifty-five pounds.  On his right arm, he has a tattoo of the letters "TEX" and, on his left arm, he has a tattoo of the letters "J+V".  He has had previous employment in construction and roofing jobs and with carnivals.

 

In 1988, McMillan twice sexually assaulted a nine-year-old female.  He was arrested June 29, 1990 and was paroled in 1994.  In June 2011, McMillan made arrangements, as a registered sex offender, to relocate from Nacogdoches to Fort Worth, but did not complete the move.


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9/24/2012 - Jewelry Store Burglary

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying two suspects involved in the burglary of a Lufkin-area jewelry store that resulted in the theft of approximately $200,000 worth of jewelry.

 

Shortly before 1:00 AM on Saturday, September 1st, Lufkin Police Department officers responded to an active burglar alarm at a Lufkin-area jewelry store.  On arrival at the business, the officers found that the front entry door to the building had forced open.  The officers searched the building and the surrounding area but did not find the burglars.  Inside the business, the officers saw that the cloth display case covers had been removed from several of the jewelry display cases and that one display cases had been forced open.

 

Upon review of the business` security video files, the officers learned that two suspects forced their way into a jewelry store by prying open the front door.  The videos shows that, once inside the business, the suspects uncovered several display cases while searching for jewelry and then pried open one of the cases and stole approximately 150 pieces of jewelry.  Most of the jewelry taken was women`s wedding rings made of yellow-gold or white-gold.

 

The suspects seen in the security videos appear to be males, possibly black males, and they might have been driving the tan- or silver-in-color, 2000-2006 year model Chevrolet Suburban seen circling the store`s parking lot less than two minutes before the suspects forced open the front door to the store.

 

Click here to view portions of the security videos.

 

If you can identify these 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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7/30/2012 - Credit Card CrookSOLVED
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Multiple Crime Stoppers Tipsters correctly identified Robbie Free as the suspect in this case.

 


Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the suspect in an investigation of the fraudulent use of a debit card.

 

During the second week of July, family members who assist the victim with financial affairs noticed an unusually low balance in the victim’s bank account.  They soon found that the victim’s debit card was missing and that someone used the card without permission to debit a large amount from the victim’s account.

 

According to the victim’s bank records, an unidentified suspect, or possibly multiple suspects, fraudulently used the victim’s stolen debit card over a period of several days for numerous purchases.  In total, the fraudulent transactions caused more than $2,500 in withdrawals from the victim’s bank account.

 

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained security videos from a Lufkin-area convenient store and a Lufkin-area restaurant showing a suspect using the victim’s stolen debit card.  The videos show that the same suspect, a white female, used the stolen debit card at the convenient store and the restaurant.  Click here to view portions of the security videos.  The investigators are working to obtain additional video evidence and to determine if the female suspect acted alone or if someone else also used the stolen card.

 

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7/23/2012 - Marqueiz Jermaine JacksonCAPTURED
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help locating Marqueiz Jermaine Jackson.

 

Lufkin Police Department, City of Lufkin Municipal Court, and Galveston County Sheriff’s Office hold outstanding warrants for the arrest of Marqueiz Jermaine Jackson.  Lufkin PD holds a Third Degree Felony warrant for Jackson’s arrest for the offense of Continuous Violence Against the Family.  Lufkin Municipal Court holds Misdemeanor arrest warrants for Jackson for Traffic and City Ordinance violations, Failure to Identify, and Family Violence Assault.  Galveston County Sheriff’s Office holds a warrant for Jackson’s arrest related to the offense of Evading Arrest or Detention.

 

Marqueiz Jermaine Jackson is a 20-year-old, black male who stands approximately 5’11” tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds.  During his most recent encounter with law enforcement officers, Jackson was driving a white, four-door Chevrolet.

 

The image of Marqueiz Jermaine Jackson shown at right was captured following a December 2010 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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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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