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Follow-up - KPD Identifies Driver in Hit and Run Fatal Crash

August 31, 2015

After an intensive investigation by Kilgore Police Criminal Investigators and Officers, Krysten Nycole McCarty, 25 years of age, of Kilgore has been identified as the driver involved in the fatal crash. Mrs. McCarty was driving a silver 2006 Dodge Caravan which has been located and seized by police. On August 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm Gregg County Justice of the Peace Talyna Carlson issued a warrant of arrest for Kyrsten McCarty for Accident Involving Death, a Felony. Mrs. McCarty was subsequently arrested and booked into the Kilgore Municipal Jail. Arraignment is pending at the time of this release.

KPD Seeks Driver in Hit and Run Fatal Crash

August 30, 2015

Kilgore Police Investigators are actively seeking the grey mini-van and the white female driver. The grey mini- van may have sustained front end damage. Investigators are currently on scene and information is limited. Further information will be made available as it is known.

KPD Announces New Clergy and Police Alliance Program

August 17, 2015

Some of the benefits of this program for our department include: providing calm in crisis situations to prevent an escalation to violence; offering support to victims; assisting in a situation where a minister is requested or needed; relaying factual law enforcement information back to your congregations and community neighborhoods related to criminal justice issues; assisting the police in non-traditional roles; and responding in disaster situations.K

KPD Promotes a Back to School Safe Start!

August 17, 2015

While all drivers have a responsibility of adjusting their driving habits during school hours, parents of school children have a responsibility as well in keeping kids safe. Please pay attention to your speed and watch for children at cross walks. Also be mindful of school busses loading and off loading children. Give yourself plenty of extra time if you are taking children to school and buckle everyone up. Traffic is always congested at the beginning of a new school year, so please plan accordingly. Cell phone use in a school zone is unsafe and illegal. Be patient with other drivers. It is also very important to drop and pick up children within areas designated by the Kilgore Independent School District.

Kilgore Police Department is testing for police officer

July 28, 2015

Interested parties must register with the Kilgore Police Department (909 N. Kilgore St., Kilgore, TX 75662) in order to take the written examination. Interested parties should provide their name, address and telephone number in person, by telephone or via email. Written examination must be passed with a minimum 70% grade, to be eligible to complete an employment application.

Direct Access to 9-1-1 New Business Requirement

June 8, 2015

Senate Bill 788, also known as Kari’s Law, was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Friday, May 15, 2015. The new law signifies an important day for the 9-1-1 industry and Texas citizens requiring direct dial 9-1-1 without the need for dialing an extra number or code to access an outside line. The new law takes effect immediately, however, businesses have until September 1, 2016 to update their phone systems or file for a waiver as required by the new law.

KPD Discovers Drug Lab in RV

May 6, 2015

After initial investigation and a utilization of K9 Jinto by KPD K9 Officer BJ Burns, a warrant was obtained to search the RV. The RV was searched with the assistance of the DEA Task Force, Tyler, Texas. During the search, numerous chemicals and items used to manufacture methamphetamine were discovered. Police also found chemicals which were in the beginning stages of the methamphetamine manufacturing process. Both parties were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony 3 and Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance Felony 2. Mrs. Waddell was also found to have an outstanding Gregg County Warrant for Felony Forgery.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

April 27, 2015

On Saturday, 04/25/2015 at approximately 4:35 p.m., Kilgore Police Officers responded to a fatality crash at the intersection of State Highway 135 North and Peavine Rd., Kilgore, Gregg Co., Texas. Initial investigation revealed a 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by Angel Tovias Fajardo, 26 years of age, of Kilgore, Texas, was traveling eastbound on Peavine Road and attempted to cross the northbound lane of State Highway 135 traffic failing to yield to traffic. The vehicle was then struck by a 2009 motorcycle, driven by Joshua Shane Clinton, 37 years old, of Overton, Texas. Clinton was traveling northbound in the 4000 block of SH 135N in the outside lane of traffic.

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