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Crime of the Week

Beginning February 16, 2015, Crime Stoppers of Lufkin's Crime of the Week case will also appear on the Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers website.  At www.DETCS.tips you will find information concerning crimes and wanted persons from Angelina and surrounding counties.

Three options for submitting a tip:

  • Online (Submit a Tip)
  • Telephone (936-639-TIPS)
  • Text message (text keyword 639TIPS and your tip information to CRIMES -- numerically, CRIMES is 274637)

Crime Stoppers programs are private, non-profit organizations that assist law enforcement but are not part of law enforcement.  As long as the tipster uses the published Crime Stoppers tipline telephone number, website address, or text message instructions, neither Crime Stoppers nor any law enforcement officer/investigator will know the tipster’s identity.  Anonymity is not Crime Stoppers’ promise -- it is the law.  In Texas, a person, including a law enforcement officer, may commit a crime if they intentionally or knowingly divulge the identity of a Crime Stoppers Tipster.  To further ensure a tipster’s identity is never known, Crime Stoppers pays rewards only for anonymous tips; tipsters who identify themselves are not eligible for payment.

Tips are accepted regarding any crime or wanted person, whether publicized by Crime Stoppers or not.  In-progress crimes and emergencies should be reported to law enforcement (dial 9-1-1 for emergencies).


7/8/2013 - IRL Robbery
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a man who robbed a video game store.

Just before closing time on June 21, 2013, a man entered GameXchange on South Medford Drive in Lufkin.  The suspect browsed the store and asked the employees about video games; seeming to the employees to be just another customer.

When the last customer left the store, leaving only the suspect and two employees, the suspect selected a game from a shelf and proceeded to the checkout counter.  As an employee processed the suspect`s purchase, the suspect displayed a handgun and ordered the employees to handover all of the money from the cash registers.

The employees complied with the suspect`s orders and then the suspect marched them, at gunpoint, into a back room of the store before he exited the building through the back door.

The store`s security cameras captured the robbery and show that the suspect was wearing black jogging pants, possibly Adidas brand, a black long-sleeve t-shirt, and a black hat with what appears to be a Chicago Bears logo.  The employees described the suspect as a white male, approximately five feet ten inches tall, in his twenties.

Click here to view portions of the security video.

If you can identify this criminal or provide 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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7/7/2013 - Stolen BBQ Pit/Trailer
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On June 27, 2013, the BBQ pit/trailer shown here (click image to enlarge) was stolen from a residence located in 2300 block of North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.

The BBQ pit was custom built from a 250 gallon propane tank mounted on a homemade, single-axle trailer.

A witness reported seeing the pit at approximately 12:30 PM on the date of the theft.  The witness stated that the pit was being towed on North Raguet Street in Lufkin by an early 1980`s model (possible 1982), white, Ford pickup.

If you can identify the criminal(s) responsible for this theft 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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6/24/2013 - MunchiesCAPTURED
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Multiple tipsters identified Brykeisa Tamara Richard as the suspect in this case. Investigators verified the information provided and obtained a warrant for her arrest for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of Criminal Mischief and she was arrested in Nacogdoches March 24, 2014.


June 15, 2013, management of a washateria located on East Denman Avenue in Lufkin discovered damage to the wall and ceiling of the building.  When they reviewed video captured by the building`s security cameras, they saw that the damage was caused Thursday, June 13, by an unidentified female suspect shaking and kicking a vending machine and slamming the machine into the wall of the building.

The suspect, shown here in images taken from the security videos, is a heavy-set, black female who, at the time of this crime, wore a pink t-shirt with a white cross design on its front, plaid shorts, and white tennis shoes.  She succeeded in dislodging and removing several items from the machine prior to damaging the ceiling and leaving the building.

Click here to view several minutes of video showing the suspect stealing from the machine and damaging the building.


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6/17/2013 - Stolen Explorer
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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help locating a stolen vehicle and identifying the man who took it.

 

Just after noon on May 20, 2013, a vehicle owner reported to police that his green 2003 Ford Explorer was stolen from the parking lot of a North Timberland Drive restaurant.  The owner parked the vehicle, leaving the vehicle`s doors unlocked and the vehicle`s key inside it, and entered the restaurant but the vehicle was gone when he returned.

 

A witness reported seeing a white male suspect drive away in the vehicle.  The witness stated that the suspect approached the witness and asked him for money, saying that he was 55 years old and that he was hungry.  When the witness declined to give money to the suspect, the suspect entered the restaurant briefly and then returned to the parking lot, entered the Ford Explorer, and drove away.

 

The investigating officer found video of a person matching the witness` description of the suspect.  Upon viewing the video, the witness confirmed the person shown here wearing a purple t-shirt is the suspect.

 

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

 

If you can identify this criminal or provide information concerning the location of the stolen vehicle, 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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6/10/2013 - Building BurglarSOLVED
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Multiple tipsters identified Don Wayne Bagley as the suspect in this case.  Investigators verified the suspect`s identity and obtained a warrant for his arrest for the offense of Theft, a State Jail Felony.

 

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A building located in the 800 block of Ellen Trout Drive in Lufkin had been burglarized several times in recent months and a motion-activated game & trail camera was deployed in an attempt to identify the actor(s).  The camera revealed that on the evening of May 06, 2013, an unidentified male suspect burglarized the building and stole property, coming and going several times between 6:00 and 7:30 PM.  The camera captured the images of the suspect shown at right (click image to enlarge).

 

The suspect is a black male who, at the time of the crime, wore khaki pants, a bright blue, short-sleeve, collared, knit shirt, black shoes, and a black baseball cap with light colored text or a logo across its front.  During this burglary, the suspect stole a motor from a machine inside the building and a yellow, seven-rung aluminum step ladder.

 

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5/27/2013 - Laundry Mat LootersSOLVED

A tipster identified one of the suspects in this case, Gladdin Louis Presley, and that information assisted in identifying two other suspects, Tanner Joseph Drake Weeks and Lisa Rachelle Evans.  The investigator responsible for this case verified the suspects` identities and obtained appropriate arrest warrants.

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May 06, 2013, criminals burglarized a change machine and damaged video cameras inside a laundry mat in Diboll, Texas.  Investigators obtained video from the laundry mat`s security cameras but the cameras did not capture the crimes.

Investigators believe that the criminals benefited from the motion sensing function of the cameras.  The camera system only captured video when it sensed motion, so by remaining out of the cameras` field of view and then using spray paint to cover the lenses of the cameras, the criminals kept their actions hidden.

In viewing video from the minutes prior to the cameras being disabled, investigators saw four persons with whom they wish to speak concerning this case: a white male and a white female estimated to be 25 to 35 years old and a white male and a white female estimated to be 17 to 20 years old.  Both women have long, dark hair that they wore pulled up in a ponytail style.  Both men have light hair cut very short.  The older man wore a Texas Longhorns hat and has a mark or tattoo on the back of his neck.

Click here to view portions of the videos showing the men with whom investigators wish to speak.

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5/20/2013 - Can you hear me now?SOLVED
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Multiple tipsters identified Richard Leroy Gilbert Jr. as the suspect in this case.  Investigators verified the suspect`s identity and obtained a warrant for his arrest for the offense of Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor.  June 12, 2013, Richard Gilbert surrendered at Angelina County Jail.

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In April, the male suspect, shown here in an image pulled from security camera video, stole an Apple iPhone 5 from a Verizon store in Lufkin.  The suspect didn`t move like a seasoned thief and he might have entered the store as a customer.  Whether a calculated act or a crime of opportunity, he stole a $650 telephone.

Videos captured by the store`s cameras show that the suspect entered the store and walked directly to the iPhone display.  Employees believe that he disconnected the security sensor from an iPhone 5 and then walked away from the display, possibly waiting to see if an alarm would sound.  After wondering around the store for a while, he made his way back to the iPhone. 

A quick look around the room told him that the lone employee was busy assisting a customer.  Confident that he could bypass the alarm and the employee, the suspect slipped the phone into his pants pocket and causally walked out of the store.

This thief, like so many others, failed to realize that his crime affects everyone and that honest, hardworking citizens will want to see him arrested.

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

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5/13/2013 - Purse Plundering at the Post Office

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help solving a series of vehicle burglaries and credit fraud cases.

 

Recently, criminals burglarized vehicles parked outside a post office in Livingston, Texas.  Investigators believe that the burglars waited in the post office parking lot for a customer to leave a purse unattended inside a vehicle, and then broke a window of the vehicle and stole the purse. 

 

Within minutes of the vehicle burglaries, the victims` credit and debit cards were fraudulently used at area businesses to purchase expensive electronics merchandise or high-dollar-value gift cards.

 

Investigators know that the suspects used two vehicles while committing these crimes.  At Walmart in Cleveland, Texas, the suspects drove a blue 2010- to 2012-year-model Dodge Avenger and at Walmart in Livingston, they drove a tan, four-door vehicle.

 

After viewing video from security cameras at Walmart, investigators selected four men that they want to speak with concerning these crimes: a middle-aged white male who stands approximately six feet tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds; a young white male who stands approximately five feet, ten inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds; a young black male who stands approximately five feet, six inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds; and a man described only as an older white male.

 

Click here to view portions of the videos showing the men with whom investigators wish to speak.

 

If you can identify these men or the criminals responsible for these vehicle burglary and credit card fraud cases, 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 these crimes.

 

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5/6/2013 - Purse Snatcher

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a purse snatcher.

 

At 7:30 on the morning of January 26, 2013, an unidentified suspect stole the purse of a customer in the parking lot of a grocery store located in the 300 block of South Chestnut Street in Lufkin.  Video cameras mounted outside the grocery store captured images of the suspect and the crime.

 

The videos show that the suspect waited outside for the victim to exit the store, and then followed her to her vehicle.  After the victim placed her groceries in the trunk of her vehicle and moved toward the driver`s door, the suspect ran passed her, grabbing her purse from her arm.

 

The victim was not injured but the suspect stole her purse, mobile telephone, and money.  The victim and a witness described the suspect as a white male dressed in black clothing with a black beanie-style hat on his head.  The suspect might have a tattoo on his neck and he might have arrived at the store on a bicycle.

 

The suspect did not enter the store and the outside cameras did not capture the suspect`s face so investigators need your help to solve this case.  Click here to view portions of the videos showing the suspect and his crime.

 

If you can identify the criminal responsible for this theft or provide 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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4/29/2013 - Masked Burglars

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help solving a residential burglary.

 

At 3:30 PM on Tuesday, April 09, 2013, unidentified suspects burglarized a residence located in the 1000 block of Crooked Creek Drive in Lufkin.  Video cameras mounted outside the victim`s residence captured images of the suspects and their vehicle coming and going from the residence.

 

The videos show that at 2:30 PM, a small SUV parked in the victims` driveway and the driver of the vehicle approached the front door of the residence.  After knocking at the door and getting no response, the suspects drove away.  Over the next forty-five minutes, the suspect vehicle, a red or maroon early 2000`s model Honda CR-V, drove passed the residence more than a dozen times.  Minutes after the suspect vehicle`s last pass by the residence, the homeowner arrived, dropped off his sons, and left again.

 

Just before 3:30 PM, while the victim`s sons were inside, two suspects entered through the rear of the residence and stole a television, a wallet, and a jar of coins.  It appears that the suspects parked their vehicle at another location, possibly at Trails Apartments on Crooked Creek Drive, and made their way along a creek to reach the residence.

 

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

 

If you can identify the criminals responsible for this burglary 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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