Odessa Police Respond to West Walmart Threat

Odessa, Texas/May 11, 2023-On Thursday, May 11th, at approximately 8:30am, Odessa Police responded to the West Walmart located at 2450 NW Loop 338 after an unknown male subject called Dispatch and said he was at Walmart with a gun. When Odessa Police arrived officers quickly evacuated the store. A source close to the investigation said that the subject was inside a restroom, and eventually exited the restroom, complied with officers’ commands and was taken into custody. There was never an active shooter. There are no reports of any injuries, and the investigation is ongoing. 

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Ector County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Deceased Body at Kent Kwik in West Odessa

 

West Odessa/Ector County/February 23, 2023-On Thursday, February 23rd at approximately 6:04am Investigators with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office responded to a deceased body found in proximity to a trash dumpster at the Kent Kwik located at West University and Roundup in West Odessa.  

A spokesperson for the Ector County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the victim was seen alive inside the Kent Kwik Convenience Store then shortly after, exited the store. It is unknown if the person was inside the dumpster or how the victim ended up with bodily injury. 

Ector County Sheriff Office officials did confirm that there was no indication of foul play. 

The Investigators processed the scene by taking measurements and taking pictures of the Republic Trash Dump truck. The West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department washed down the area where the body of the deceased person was laying. The Ector County Sheriff’s Office took possession of the Republic Trash Truck. 

It is believed that the victim was homeless. No ID was found on the deceased. 

The name of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. 

It’s unknown if an autopsy will be requested by the Ector County Sheriff’s Office. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Ector County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder of 20 Year Old

Odessa, Texas/Ector County/December 20, 2022-On December 19th at approximately 5:47PM Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the13000 block of Firewater Trail in reference to a gunshot victim. A 20-year-old male later identified as Jeramiah Nathaniel Padilla was transported to Medical Center Hospital with gunshot wounds and later died from his injuries.  

At approximately the same time Odessa Police Department responded to Odessa Regional Medical Center ER reference a 16-year-old gunshot victim.  

(Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office-Odessa, Texas) 

Next of kin was notified 

the investigation is ongoing. If you have information regarding this incident contact the Ector County Sheriff’s Office 

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Fatal Shooting in the 1100 Block of Jeter in South Odessa-DRB Media Communications Digital News

Odessa, Texas/August 24, 2022-At approximately 2:40am, Odessa Police responded to a disturbance call in the 1100 block of Jeter in South Odessa near Hays Elementary. When Officers arrived, they found a male lying in the front yard deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  

The suspect involved in the shooting has been detained and the investigation is ongoing. 

The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. 

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(051722)-ODESSA POLICE INVESTIGATING MURDER OF A FEMALE

Odessa, Texas/May 17, 2022-During the evening hours of Monday, May 16th Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a call of a deceased person at the Parkway Inn Motel located at 3731 East Highway 80. The investigation revealed that a female had been stabbed multiple times and was unresponsive. Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division began investigating the death of the adult female. 

An arrest warrant was issued for Jose Sarinana, 46, for the offense of Murder- First Degree Felony. He has been placed into custody and was transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.  

The victim has been identified as Cynthia Ann Mendoza, 46 years of age, from Lamesa, TX. 

If anyone with information concerning this incident, and wish to remain anonymous, is contact Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. 

The investigation continues. 

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