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Man Found Murdered

June 15, 2016 

On Monday, June 13, at approximately 7:30pm, Garland Police responded to the report a man found dead in the 4200 block of Mayflower Dr. Officers arrived and observed the body of a man in the backyard of the residence who was later determined to have died from a gunshot wound.

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Click It or Ticket

May 20, 2016 

From May 23 through June 5, Garland Police are joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety by working to increase seat belt use through the Click It or Ticket campaign.

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Police Search for Fatality Hit & Run Vehicle and Driver

April 15, 2016 

Garland Police are searching for a vehicle and its driver involved in a fatality hit & run accident that occurred on April 14, 2016.

Shortly after 8:30 pm, officers responded to the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 5500 block of Lyons Road. When officers arrived they observed a male lying in the roadway with severe injuries.

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Woman and Child Killed in Multiple Car Crash

April 14, 2016 

On April 13, at approximately 11:00 pm, Garland Police responded to a multiple car crash on southbound LBJ Freeway near La Prada. When officers arrived they observed that 4 vehicles had been involved in the accident. An 18 year old woman and 4 year old female child were killed.

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Driver Convicted and Sentenced in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

April 13, 2016 

On May 16, 2015, Crystal Nuncio, who was employed by the Garland Police Department Communications Unit, was killed in a head on collision by a driver traveling the wrong way on LBJ. The driver, Luis Angel Rodriguez, who was driving the other vehicle,was sentenced today to 13 years in prison.

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Arrest Made in Fatality Hit & Run

February 11, 2016 

On January 30, Garland Police responded to a fatality hit and run accident in the 2400 block of W. Kingsley Road where a female pedestrian was struck and killed by a gold Ford Mustang convertible with a black top that had fled the location.

Yesterday afternoon Garland Police arrested and charged 28 year old Jorge Luis Pineda Urtado of Garland for Failure to Stop and Render Aid – Involving Death.

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Fraud Alert - Solicitation Requirements

January 5, 2016 

The Garland Police Department is working closely with the Texas Department of Insurance and the National Insurance Crime Bureau in order to protect the residents of Garland from unscrupulous individuals who prey upon disaster victims.

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Tornado Fatalities

December 29, 2015 

Garland Police have identified the eight people who were killed in the Tornado that occurred on Saturday night.

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Arrest Made in Murder

August 25, 2015 

On August 7, 2015, 24 year old Jose Alfredo Martinez of Garland was murdered in the 1700 block of White Oak Drive. On August 21, 22 year old Adrian Regalado of Garland was taken into custody for the murder.

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Whataburger Robbery

August 21, 2015 

Garland Police have recovered video from a Whataburger robbery that occurred last Saturday morning just after 4 am. Three men, one who was armed with a handgun, entered the store in the 700 block of East Centerville Road.


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K2 Arrests

August 13, 2015 

$250,000 of K2 (Synthetic Marihuana) was seized last week during a drug bust. Owners and operators, Bok Shin and Myung Shin, of MK Beauty Supply and Wayne’s Convenience Store were arrested for delivery and possession of the dangerous street drug.


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Home Invasion Robbery

March 27, 2015 

This morning at just after 7 a.m., Garland Police responded to the 5200 block of Hollow Bend Lane on reported gunshots. When officers arrived, they were told several men had come inside the home to rob them. During the attempted robbery, shots were exchanged between the robbers and the homeowner.

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Warrant Scam

April 15, 2014 
Garland Police and Courts continue to receive reports of scammers portraying themselves as Police or City of Garland Officials.
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Car thief shot by vehicle owner

February 6, 2014 
A female driving a stolen Nissan crashed into a Mercury SUV while driving in a parking lot. The Mercury was occupied by its owner. The owner of the Mercury got out of his vehicle and the female exited the Nissan. She approached the Mercury owner and forced her way into his vehicle.
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Update on Shoplifter Shooting

July 29, 2013 
Garland Police have identified the man shot yesterday in a Wal-Mart shoplifting incident as 31 year old Casey Daniel Smith of Kemp, Texas. Police have also linked Smith to a stolen Cadillac found in the same Wal-Mart parking lot.
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Shoplifter Shot

July 28, 2013 
A Garland Police Officer, working off-duty security at a Wal-Mart in the 1800 block of Market Place, shot a shoplifter as the shoplifter tried to attack the officer with a crowbar.
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