Suspect Arrested in Zale’s Theft Case
On Monday, March 19, 2018 Tyler Police obtained a warrant for Theft over $30K – less $150K on James Albert Oliver, W/M, age 49 of Longview, Texas.
Investigators from Tyler PD, Longview PD, Gregg County SO and Kilgore PD worked together to gather information on the suspect and determine his whereabouts. After a warrant was secured for his arrest by Tyler Police, Longview Police were notified and arrested Oliver at a hotel in Longview....
Oliver was also wanted on outstanding warrants out of Florida and Gregg County and was booked into Gregg County Jail by Longview PD.
Last week, Savannah Solis, delivered goodie bags to the PD for officers to take home to their families. She is 10 yrs old from Tyler, TX and her mission is to say thank you to law enforcement officers and their families all over the world. Thank you, Savannah, for being one of our biggest fans! #BlueFamily
Day 3 of spring break: I got to deliver goodie bags for 150 kids whose parents are police officers. I stopped by the Tyler PD and Smith County Sheriffs departme...nt! I love them all so much! I want their kids to know that a lot of us appreciate their mom and Dad. I hope they like it! I 💙 my Blue family!
Car crashes into Tyler bank.
A 63 year-old driver left the roadway and crashed into Texas Bank and Trust at 6530 S. Broadway just after 12:00 noon today. The driver was taken to Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital for treatment. No bank employees or customers were injured. The investigation indicates the accident was caused due to a medical condition.
We remind driver's to drive safely and always be aware of those that share the roadway.
Suspect Steals Jewelry from Merchant Posing as Delivery Driver
On December 28, 2017, Tyler Police was contacted by Zales located at 8934 S. Broadway in reference to a theft.
Investigators were told that on December 11, 2017 a W/M suspect entered the store wearing a uniform that resembled UPS and asked the employees if they had any outgoing packages of jewelry for him to pick-up. The employee then handed him a pick-up delivery that contained $63,000 worth of jewelry. The sus...pect then exited the store with the property.
The suspect is described as a W/M, late 40’s to 50’s in age and medium build. Police believe that the suspect was driving a Silver Hyundai Elentra.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.
New Scam Alert
Scammers have started targeting local businesses, which investigators have not seen before. The suspects call the store reporting to be in upper management or loss prevention and convince an unwitting employee that they need to send money to handle a claim of someone falling in the store or something similar.
They then instruct the employee to Western Union money or the typical gift card scam from the stores cash. They keep the employee on the phone and wal...k them through the process.
Please ask for a name and number and inform them that you will return the call once you have looked into the claim. Contact your internal management to verify the information.
Jennifer Roberts Awarded Administrator of the Year Award for Crimestoppers
Jennifer Roberts, Tyler Police Department Crimestoppers coordinator, was recently awarded the Joe Martino Administrator of the Year Award at the 23rd Annual Texas Crime Stoppers campus conference in Houston, Texas. The Administrator of the Year award recognizes one individual who exemplifies professional excellence in contributions to his or her local Crime Stoppers program, school and community. Rober...ts has worked with Tyler-Smith County Crimestoppers over 25 years. "We are very proud that Jennifer has been recognized for her outstanding work with this organization which is very important to community safety. Her tireless efforts on behalf of law abiding citizens is an inspiration to all of us," said David Dobbs, Tyler-Smith County Crimestoppers chairman.
A student at Whitehouse High School, Jarret Carnes, was selected at the conference to represent Tyler/Smith County as a Teen Ambassador for Texas Crime Stoppers. The primary objective of the Crime Stoppers ambassador initiative is to facilitate a process and structure in which to receive youth input, guidance and direction regarding the State's annual campus conference and campus crime stopper programs throughout Texas. Ambassadors are selected to represent their peers all over the state and serve as the youth voice for Crime Stoppers in Texas. They provide an incredibly diverse platform to develop a meaningful and on-going relationship with The Office of the Governor, Texas Crime Stoppers Council, Texas Crime Stoppers Training and Technical Assistance and other organizations linked to the program.
UPDATE: Broadway is reopened and traffic flow restored.
AVOID SOUTH BROADWAY BY HOGG MIDDLE SCHOOL.
An emergency tree removal is happening at the 1100 block of S. Broadway from 10-11:30 a.m. Broadway will be closed to north and south bound traffic. Travelers should find alternate routes.
Tyler Police needs your assistance in identifying these three suspects who are breaking into vehicles at Planet Fitness and stealing purses. The suspects immediately go to S. Tyler and start charging on the stolen credit cards. Please contact Detective Tekell at 903-531-1046 or Tyler Crime Stoppers at 903-597-2833 if you have any information. We also remind you to lock your valuables in the trunk or take them with you.
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