08/24/2015 – Wallet Thief

It is amazing that some adults still live by the childhood saying “finders keepers, losers weepers”, and they don’t care that intentionally depriving someone of property is a crime.

Crime Stoppers wants to identify him who did just that by picking up a wallet fell from a customer’s shopping cart in the parking lot of a Lufkin store.  The crime occurred two weeks ago, so the man likely thinks no one noticed his actions.

This case doesn’t involve a large sum of money but our laws and the rules of a polite society require that you return property you find – you don’t hide it from the owner and keep it for yourself.  This type crime is far too common; valuable property dropped or mistakenly left in a public place is stolen rather than returned.  No one wants to lose personal property and we certainly don’t want it stolen from us.

Video from the store shows that the suspect picked up the victim’s wallet after it fell from her shopping cart, placed it in the bed of his truck, and walked into the store.

Due to backlighting and low image resolution, the suspect’s face is not seen in the video.  The video does show that the suspect is male and wore a baseball-style cap, short-sleeve short, light-colored khaki-style pants, and possibly wore eyeglasses.  The suspect’s truck is a light-colored, extended-cab, 2003-2006 Chevrolet Silverado with a narrow, over-the-rail toolbox in its bed.

The video seems to show that the suspect intentionally concealed the wallet but he might say he took the wallet hoping to find the owner and return it.  If that’s the case, and since the wallet has not yet been returned, he will appreciate you helping Crime Stoppers connect him with an investigator who will facilitate the wallet and its contents being returned to the victim.  Whether this was an opportunistic theft or a failed attempt to do the right thing, the victim needs your help to recover her property.

If you can identify this suspect, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.

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08/17/2015 – Stolen Trailer

The night of August 13, a trailer was stolen from the 2300 block of North Timberland Drive in Lufkin.

Employees of Angelina Precision Waterjet reported that the trailer, which is owned by the business, was parked in front of their shop building and had a lock on the hitch.  They said that the trailer was outside the business the evening of August 13 and at 8:00 AM the next morning they noticed it was missing.

No part of the hitch lock was found at the scene and the investigating officer speculated that the thieves either cut the lock from the trailer or used a tow truck or wheel lift device to remove the trailer.

The trailer is sixteen feet long and has tandem axles, wood floor, white spoke wheels, pipe top rail, and a side-mount, square, drop-leg jack.  It has side-load ramp holders but no ramps and damage on the inside of the right side top rail, between the axles.  Originally, the trailer was blue but it was painted black earlier this year.  At the time of the theft, Texas license plate 982609H was bolted to the rear of the left fender.

The image included here shows the trailer parked outside the shop building.

If you can identify the thieves or provide information concerning the location of the stolen trailer, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest or the recovery of the trailer.

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08/12/2015 - Houston County Equipment Theft

Someone burglarized the Houston County Precinct 2 maintenance barn located on Cedar Street in Crockett.  The actor(s) destroyed a gate and stole a green 2003 John Deere tractor (model 6415 / serial number L06415B392053) and a yellow Alamo 15-foot batwing mower (model 151ZE / serial number 1501949).

If you can identify the person(s) responsible for the theft or if you can provide the current location of the stolen property, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest or the recovery of the stolen property.



08/10/2015 – Pharmacy Burglary

Well before sunrise June 11, someone burglarized a pharmacy on West Frank Avenue in Lufkin and Crime Stoppers has video of two vehicles that investigators believe were involved.

The burglars gained entry into the pharmacy by prying open the rear door, which triggered the building’s alarm system and alerted law enforcement.  Even though officers arrived within a few minutes, the criminals were able to enter the building and steal narcotics.  Hydrocodone, phenobarbital, alprazolam, and several varieties of hydrocodone- and codeine-based cough syrup were among the narcotics stolen.

Evidence collected at the scene might allow investigators to prove the criminals’ involvement in the burglary but suspects need to be identified first and that is where your anonymous Crime Stoppers Tip will help.

Included here is video of the suspect vehicles; one is grey, possibly a van or SUV, and the other is white, possibly a four-door car similar in size to a Chrysler 300.  The grey vehicle circled the block several times while the burglary was occurring but was not captured by the camera again following the burglary; this vehicle might have served as a lookout.  The white vehicle drove directly to the rear of the building, where the door was pried open.  Both vehicles fled the area soon after the alarm sounded.

If you can identify anyone involved in this burglary or provide information concerning the location of the stolen narcotics, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.

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08/04/2015 – Stolen Truck, Trailer, and ATV

I tawt I taw a… 

Between July 27 and 31, someone stole a truck, a trailer, and an ATV from a residence in Angelina County.  

The truck is a maroon, lifted, 2014 Dodge 4x4 with Tweety Bird, “Percilla”, and "IT AIN'T BRAGGIN IF YOU CAN BACK IT UP!" on the rear window.

The ATV is a 2015 Polaris Razor 900 with Tweety Bird and “Percilla” on its doors.

The trailer is a blue, 8’x10’ TRAXX bumper-pull with damage to the driver's side fender.

If you know the current location of stolen property or the identity of the thieves, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest or the recovery of the property.



08/03/2015 – Wanted Person - Fidencio Hernandez Perez

Crime Stoppers wants to pay for information that leads to the arrest of a man sought by Crocket Police Department for Sexual Assault of a Child.

Since July 28, 2015, East Texas law enforcement officers have been looking for Fidencio Hernandez Perez, a 27-year-old Hispanic male who stands 5’7” tall, weighs 170 lb., and has scars on his right elbow and the left side of his head.

A judge issued the felony arrest warrant following a Crockett Police Department investigation into a July 26 incident in which Perez reportedly used force to sexually assault a female juvenile.

Perez was last seen in Crockett at approximately 9:00 PM Sunday, July 26.  He is known to work on a ranch in Henderson, Texas but investigators believe he might be headed to Veracruz, Mexico.

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

If you know the current location of Fidencio Hernandez Perez, or if you can provide information that will assist his capture, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.



07/27/2015 – Boat Shop Burglary

Crime Stoppers wants your help solving another burglary.  This time, the suspect burglarized the workshop of Duckmaster, Inc., a builder of custom hunting and fishing boat on North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.

The owner of the business discovered the burglary when he found a gate open at the back of his shop.  Someone had cut and removed a lock that secured the gate.  A check of the property revealed that at least three ground-leads for welding machines had been stolen and video from inside the building showed the burglar searching through the shop a little after 10:00 PM Monday, July 15.

The low-light video, portions of which are included here, does not reveal a lot about the person responsible for the burglary.  The burglar appears to be a male wearing rubber boots but beyond that it is difficult to make out his physical characteristics.

Regardless of the video quality, someone reading this article or watching the video knows the criminal and can provide the information necessary to solve this crime.  If that is you, and you provide the first, most accurate Crime Stoppers Tip, you might earn a cash reward.

The welding machine ground-leads are each 20 to 30 feet long and the burglar might have sold them as is or removed the insulation and sold the wire as scrap metal.  Either way, your anonymous tip can ensure that stealing the ground-leads leads to another criminal in jail.

If you know the identity of this criminal, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.

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07/20/2015 – Gone Fishing

You should know about and be on the lookout for phishing scams wherein someone attempts to learn your passwords, your financial information, or your identifying information by pretending to be someone else.  But, have you ever thought about someone actually fishing for your information?  That’s what happened the first week of July at an East Texas apartment complex.

Video from outside the apartment complex office shows a black male using a string attached to sticky paper to fish envelopes from an afterhours drop box used by residents to pay rent.  The incidents occurred around 2:30 the mornings of July 02 and July 04. 

July 02, the suspect wore a light colored t-shirt and pants with a light and dark colored pattern and lettering all over them.  July 04, he wore shorts, a t-shirt, and a baseball cap with a New York Yankee’s “NY” logo and what might be an MLB Authentic Collection 59FIFTY Cap sticker on its bill.  He has short hair and smokes, and both dates he wore slide sandals with light-colored socks.

In the video, portions of which are included here, the suspect is seen repeatedly using his fishing device to remove items from the rent drop box.  Investigators do not know what the suspect planned to do, or has done, with the items he stole from the box but they know that he used sticky paper attached to a string because the paper broke away from the string and employees found it inside the box.

If you know the identity of this criminal, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.

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07/13/2015 – Drive-thru Burglar

June 26, an unidentified actor burglarized a fast food restaurant on Atkinson Drive in Lufkin.

Video from the restaurant shows the burglar, who appears to be a man, approaching the building’s drive-thru window at approximately 2:00 AM.  Although it took a couple of throws, he used a rock to break the window.  That allowed him to reach inside and remove the block that kept the window closed.  

With the window open, he slid through and made his way to an office where he found a small safe bolted to the floor.  He was able to break the safe free of its mounts and carry it out the back door.

The suspect covered his head and face, and wore dark clothing and black tennis shoes that have white soles. 

Included here are portions of the videos showing the suspect committing the burglary.  

Many Crime Stoppers tips provide only a name of the person the tipster believes is responsible for the crime.  Here, the suspect’s face is covered so merely having their name does not prove they committed the burglary.  The investigation will be furthered by any anonymously provided information but having specific information concerning the suspect and their involvement in the burglary will help make two things happen sooner -- bring the investigation to a close and allow Crime Stoppers to pay a reward.

If you know the identity of this criminal and can provide information that links him to the crime, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.

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07/09/2015 – Advance America Robbery

7:30 PM, July 2nd, a black male robbed the Advance America loan business on North Timberland Drive in Lufkin.  Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips have identified a likely suspect but investigators are looking for additional information concerning the crime.  Specifically, investigators are looking for information or evidence that links this man to the robbery.

To be clear, Crime Stoppers has information concerning the suspect’s identity so to be considered for a reward at this point you need to provide information that directly links the suspect to the robbery.

If you can help solve this case, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below. Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest related to this crime.

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07/06/2015 – Roy Lee White Jr.

Crime Stoppers and Angelina County Probation Officers are looking for Roy Lee White Jr., a probation absconder who was sentenced to community supervision after being convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor crime, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a state jail felony crime.

In July of 2014, White was convicted and sentenced to one year of probation for the DWI offense and five years of probation for the Controlled Substance offense but he has failed to comply with the terms of his sentence and in December of 2014 an Angelina County Court issued two revocation of probation warrants.  At the time of this posting, White was also wanted on misdemeanor warrants related to traffic citations and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Roy Lee White Jr. is a 29-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 300 pounds.  The images included here were taken following a July 2014 arrest.

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.

If you know the current location of Roy Lee White Jr., call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.



07/02/2015 – Angel Lagail Martin

Crime Stoppers and Angelina County Probation Officers are looking for Angel Lagail Martin, a probation absconder who was sentenced to community supervision after being convicted of Forgery of a Financial Instrument, a state jail felony crime.

In 2005, Martin was convicted and sentenced to three years of probation.  In subsequent years, courts issued orders imposing additional terms of probation and orders extending her community supervision but she has failed to comply with the terms of her sentence and in June of this year an Angelina County Court issued a revocation of probation warrant.  At the time of this posting, Martin was also wanted on several misdemeanor warrants related to traffic citations.

Angel Lagail Martin is a 44-year-old black female with black hair and brown eyes who stands approximately 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.  The image included here was taken in 2006; her appearance might have changed substantially since then.

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.

If you know the current location of Angel Lagail Martin, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.



06/08/2015 – Wrong Wire

We are so accustom to being connected through our mobile phones to friends, family, work, and social media that we feel lost anytime there is a slight service interruption.  

Have you recently experienced that out-of-touch feeling, had a moment where your Snapchat selfie would not send, or been left staring at three dots waiting for an iMessage reply that didn’t arrive?  If so, don’t throw your phone or threaten to break your contract and switch providers, focus your frustration on helping Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers solve a burglary and vandalism case that might have caused your pain.

Just before 4:00 PM May 18, a cell site technician responded to a report of an outage at an antenna site on Leslie Lane in Lufkin.  He found that the outage was due to several cut cables and missing wires.

The damage appears to have been caused by an inept thief attempting to steal copper wire from equipment at the site.  While looking for and stealing a couple of hundred dollars worth of copper, the thief caused the service outage and more than $20,000 in damage by cutting fiber optic cables.

If you can identify the person, or persons, responsible for this crime or similar crimes, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.

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06/01/2015 – Tyler County Deer Camp Burglaries

Tyler County law enforcement agencies are attempting to identify the persons responsible for Deer Camp burglaries.  

Among the items stolen were; window-mounted air conditioners, camo clothing, a Cabela's brand Yutrax utility trailer (new in the box), ammunition (7mm, 8mm, .44 magnum, .22 LR, and .22 magnum), and a small flat screen TV.

The image shown here is a composite of two game-camera photos, one taken in March and one taken May.  

The blue tank top worn by the man on the left has what appears to be a logo with the silhouette of Texas on its front.  The man has a large, colorful tattoo on his right upper arm.

The man wearing the grey shirt has a tattoo on his left forearm.  The tattoo looks like a word, possibly a name, and he might have a similar tattoo on his right forearm. 

If you can identify either of these men or provide information concerning the burglaries, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” button below.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest



03/04/2015 – Nacogdoches County Precinct 4 Burglaries

Nacogdoches County Precinct 4 Constable’s office is investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the theft of many thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.  

While investigating the burglary, investigators identified incidents of Criminal Trespass that might be related to the burglary.  The trespassing incidents occurred on area deer camps and cameras at those camps captured images of a suspect crossing the properties and entering buildings.  Two of the image are included here and show a white male with dark hair wearing eyeglasses and camouflage-patterned clothing, and carrying a camouflage-patterned backpack.

Investigators do not know, at this point, if the Criminal Trespass suspect is involved in the Burglary of a Habitation case but the crimes were committed in the same area and investigators wish to speak with the trespassing suspect.

If you can identify the white male shown in these images, or if you can help solve the burglary, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the “Solve This” link below.  All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest