Longview Police Department

  • Agency: Longview Police Department
  • Address: 302 W. Cotton St, Longview, 75606 TX
  • Chief: J B McCaleb (Chief of Police)
Phone: 903-237-1199
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Longview Police Department is located at 302 W. Cotton St, Longview, 75606 TX. The Chief of Police of the department is J B McCaleb. The Longview Police Department phone number is 903-237-1199.

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Today LPD Traffic Sgt. Buddy Molpus was presented his plaque and service pin for 40 years of service to the citizens of Longview by City Manager David Willard, Asst. City Manager Keith Bonds, and Longview Police Chief Mike Bishop. Congratulations Buddy!

UPDATE: The Longview Police Department traffic investigation division is investigating a fatality accident that occurred on November 1, 2017 around 8:50 p.m. in the 400 block of Gilmer Rd. The deceased is identified as 63 year old Joe Arthur Lee. Lee was struck on the north bound side of Gilmer Rd. by a GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck. The video shows the vehicle traveling north bound. We are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Mike Grisham at 903-239-5516 at the Longview Police Department. The Longview Police Department is investigating what appears to be a Hit and Run Accident in the 400 block of Gilmer Rd. Officers were sent to the area around 7:38 a.m. on November 2, 2017. Gilmer Rd. from W. Fairmont St. to Jenny St. is currently closed. Traffic should seek alternate routes for the next several hours.

UPDATE: Ongoing Investigation, 2300 Thirteenth St The Longview Police Department continues its investigation into the death of 26 year old Sandy Leon Brown of Longview. Brown was the ninth person killed this year in Longview as a result of intentional violence. Brown died at 2301 Thirteenth St. on November 1, 2017 around 11:56 p.m. Detectives are still looking for witnesses that might have been at the location or have information that might help in solving this case. Anyone with information can contact the Longview Police Department at 903-237-1198 or the Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-7867. Ongoing Investigation, 2300 Thirteenth St. The Longview Police Department is investigating the ninth homicide of 2017. The police department received a phone call of a shooting in the 2200 block of Thirteenth St. on November 1, 2017 at 11:56 p.m. When officers arrived they located one black male with a fatal gunshot wound under the car port at 2301 Thirteenth St. The deceased male has not been identified at this time. There was also another male at the location with a gunshot wound that was transported to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. This investigation is ongoing and the detectives are still gathering information. We believe there were other parties present and we are looking for any additional information. The Longview Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact 903-237-1170 or the Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-7867.

The Longview Police Department is investigating what appears to be a Hit and Run Accident in the 400 block of Gilmer Rd. Officers were sent to the area around 7:38 a.m. on November 2, 2017. Gilmer Rd. from W. Fairmont St. to Jenny St. is currently closed. Traffic should seek alternate routes for the next several hours.

Wishful Wednesday This week Officer Bennie Cooks chose "Orion" a 4 month-old male Blue Heeler/Lab mix. Orion weighs 23 pounds, is neutered, and ready to go home ASAP with his furr-ever family. Officer William Smeltzer chose Shogun a 1 1/2 year-old male hound mix. He weighs 61 pounds and was really excited to be chosen as a featured pet this week. To meet these two dogs or any of the other pets at the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center stop by during their regular business hours and the staff will be glad to let you meet their pets.

Late Night Fatality on Marshall Ave. The Longview Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred on October 31, 2017 at 10:34 p.m. The accident happened in the 700 block of W. Marshall Ave. just east of Spur 63. The vehicle driven by Ronchey Lemond Thomas 36 years old, from Longview was west bound at a high rate of speed. Thomas was unable to maintain his lane and entered into the east bound traffic where he side swiped a 2011 Cadillac along the passenger side. The two occupants of the Cadillac were not injured. Thomas’s 2005 Nissan Altima then began sliding where he struck a signal pole on the driver side. Thomas was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the location. The investigating officer is Mike Grisham and can be contacted at 903-237-1188 if someone has additional information.

LPD reminds drivers to PLEASE WATCH OUT for the trick or treaters that may be walking down our neighborhood streets this evening.

Tonight is Halloween. Check out these safety tips to help your little goblins have a spooky good time.

Question of the Day? When we discus felony charges in Texas, how many different felony classifications does Texas have? ANSWER: Five. Capital Felony – Mandatory imprisonment for life First Degree Felony – Imprisonment from of 5 to 99 years or life and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Second Degree Felony – Imprisonment from 2 to 20 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Third Degree Felony - Imprisonment from 2 to 10 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. State Jail Felony - Imprisonment from 180 days to 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

We had a great time playing in the LeTourneau Celebrity Softball game today. We appreciate the opportunity to have participated in this community event.

Game 2 of the LeTourneau Celebrity Softball game. Come out now, watch the rest of game 2 and then at 4 watch the Police vs. Fire softball game.

LPD held their annual Citizen Police Academy in both Spanish and English over the past few months. The participants graduated from the academy last week. THe participants attended classes conducted by local officers, elected officials, and public safety communications. They learned about crime scene investigations, investigating crimes, and a K9 officer presentation. They also learned what happens to a case once it is sent to the District Attorney's Office and enjoyed a demonstration by the SWAT team. We would like to congratulate the graduates and extend our thanks for all the support they have shown to the officers here at LPD.

LPD hopes everyone enjoys safe travels over the weekend. Below are a few areas of construction to be aware of.... TxDOT PROJECT UPDATES FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 30, 2017 October 27, 2017 TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of Oct. 30, 2017. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones. Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance plans to conduct edge work on FM 2267 followed by FM 19 just south of Frankston. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Anderson County construction projects updates: US 79 New Lane Construction Project Limits: From 1.6 miles southwest of Loop 256 in Palestine south to the Trinity River Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview Cost: $42.7 million Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017 Work is progressing throughout the project with permanent striping being applied in the northbound lanes as well as permanent signage and illumination at the intersections of FM 645 and SH 294. Expect lane closures. The project is expanding a 5.3 mile section of US 79 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left turn lane and a depressed median. SH 19 Widening Project Limits: From 3.6 miles N of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line) south to .4 mile N of FM 321 at Montalba Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt Cost: $12.5 million Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017 Work continues to widen the northbound lanes by adding shoulders and passing lanes. The posted speed limit is 55 mph. Expect delays and multiple lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic. Off-System Bridge Replacement Project Limits: County Road 458 at Beaver Creek and County Road 2418 at Otter Creek Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road Ltd., of Longview Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017 County Road 2418 is closed for a bridge replacement project. The contractor is driving piles for abutments on the Otter Creek Bridge. County Road (CR) 458 is now open with traffic flowing freely across the new Beaver Creek Bridge. Cherokee County – Jacksonville and Rusk maintenance crews plan to perform base repairs on roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at the various locations. Cherokee County construction projects updates: US 69 Widening through Wells Limits: From 2 miles north of FM 1247 in Wells, south to 0.9 mile south of FM 1247 Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview Cost: $17.6 million Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018 Work to install culverts and build a detour is ongoing. The project is widening US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and a two-way left turn lane through town. There are minimal impacts to traffic. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project until work is completed. US 79 Repairs and Resurfacing Project Limits: From SH 204 to Mud Creek Contractor: Reynolds & Kay Cost: $5.7 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 Cleanup activities continue. Expect lane closures for the duration of the project when construction equipment is near the travel lanes. The speed limit is reduced along project limits. FM 22 Safety Treatment Project Limits: From 1.5 MI W of FM 768, E to SH 110 Contractor: Highway 19 Construction Cost: $1 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 Drainage work continues on this project to treat fixed objects for safety. Expect lane closures. Gregg County – Longview Maintenance plans to continue hot mix overlay operations on FM 349 between US 259 and FM 2276. Once complete, the operation moves to FM 2275 between FM 1845 and FM 2275. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. Gregg County construction projects updates: Landscape Improvement Project Limits: Loop 281 at SH 300/Gilmer Rd and Loop 281 at Fourth St. Contractor: Central North Construction, LLC Cost: $224,600 Anticipated Completion Date: February 2018 This project consists of landscaping improvements in Gladewater, Kilgore, Longview and White Oak. Work includes irrigation, planter beds, and installing various plants. The contractor will also work on existing beds on I-20 in Longview and on SH 42 in Kilgore. New landscaping beds will be installed in White Oak on US 80, in Gladewater on Loop 485, in Longview at SH 300 and Loop 281 as well as Fourth St. and Loop 281, and on SH 322 in Henderson. All work is in the right of way. No traffic delays are expected. Turn Lanes Project Limits: US 259 at Hawkins Parkway; Loop 281 at Hollybrook Drive Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview Cost: $457,500 Anticipated Completion Date: October 2017 Drainage work is ongoing at the Loop 281 - Hollybrook Drive intersection as work continues to add turn lanes on Loop 281. The inside lanes of the loop will be closed at Hollybrook Drive. The project consists of earthwork, base, asphaltic concrete pavement (ACP) surface, signing and pavement markings. US 80 Widening in Gladewater Limits: Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road. Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road Cost: $3.54 million Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018 Storm sewer work continues on the south side of the roadway with eastbound traffic reduced to one lane. The project consists of widening US 80 to four through lanes with a left turn lane from Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road. Work includes earthwork, base and surface work, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, safety improvements, and upgrading signage and pavement markings. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures during this work. Loop 281 at FM 1845/Pine Tree Road Limits: From US 80 to Shofner Drive Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview Cost: $4.54 million Anticipated Completion Date: January 2018 Work is ongoing to install storm sewer and cement treat base material. Traffic is reduced to one travel lane in all directions. Alternate routes are recommended on this project where work is being conducted in multiple phases that could require overnight lane closures. The project includes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians, surface, signs and pavement markings. FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segment I) Limits: From McCann Road west to SH 300 (Gilmer Road) Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc. Cost: $12.4 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 The contractor is laying hot mix, pouring curb and gutter, installing bridge rails, and sidewalks. The project includes constructing two bridges and a four-lane roadway with center left turn lanes from McCann Road to SH 300/Gilmer Road. It also includes applying a hot mix asphalt surface, curb and gutter as well as sidewalk. SH 149 at Sabine River Limits: SH 322 to approximately one half mile north of the Sabine River Bridge Contractor: Gibson and Associates Cost: $3.1 million Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018 The contractor plans to install guardrail on I-20 near the Smith County line. The outside lane will be closed for both eastbound and westbound traffic. Expect delays. The project consists of constructing new guardrail and sidewalk on the bridge and increasing its load carrying capacity. Henderson County – Athens Maintenance plans to continue level up and surface repairs on FM 317 from SH 31E to Muscadine Creek Bridge. A second crew will perform edge maintenance on roads around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Henderson County construction projects updates: SH 19 Widening Project Limits: FM 1615 South to 0.3 mile south of Coon Creek Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp Cost: $ 4.95 million Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019 The contractor is working to set driveway pipes and extend cross structures on this job. Daily lane closures can be expected with a pilot vehicle providing traffic control. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph for the duration of the project which consists of adding 10-foot shoulders on both the northbound and southbound travel lanes. US 175 Widening Project (Phase I) Limits: From 0.1 mile SE of FM 804 near Baxter SE to 1.1 miles E of Loop 60E at Larue Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. and Big Creek Construction Cost: $39.2 million Anticipated Completion Date: November 2018 Caution is advised as work continues to widen structures on the old roadway near Baxter and Larue. Anticipate construction equipment entering and exiting the roadway throughout the work day. The speed limit is 55 mph on this project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median. US 175 Widening Project (Phase II) Limits: From 1.1 miles E of Loop 60B at Larue to 0.85 mile E of FM 315 at Poynor Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc., of San Antonio Cost: $37.8 million Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017 The eastern most access to FM 315 and downtown Poynor is closed until at least November 10. Motorists must use the western most access for FM 315 and Poynor. Meanwhile, hot mix operations continue on the west end of Horseshoe Lake for the westbound travel lanes. Construction of the culvert headwalls is ongoing. Base work is also ongoing in the westbound travel lanes from Poynor Road north to the tie-in for the existing roadway just east of Shady Lane. A short stretch of CR 4401 is permanently closed from the intersection of US 175’s new eastbound lanes to the new right of way. The rest of CR 4401 is open with access from CR 4354/Camp Rd. This Phase II project will expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. Drivers should anticipate two-way traffic throughout the project limits which stretch 4.7 miles ending just east of FM 315 in Poynor. The speed limit has been set at 55 mph. A portion of this phase is being built on new location around the south side of Poynor. This, like Phase I, is a mobility project to add capacity and improve safety, and includes adding one lane in each direction. US 175 Widening Project (Phase III) Limits: From 0.85 mile E of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. Cost: $27.6 million Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019 The contractor is installing drainage box culverts and maintaining storm water control measures throughout the project limits. Earth and culvert wing wall work and flex base operations are ongoing along with hot mix asphalt application from County Road 301 to County Road 303. Lane closures are possible on this project that’s expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median. Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance plans to continue overlay operations on FM 1251 from FM 3231 to the Panola County line. Expect one lane carrying two-way traffic with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. Rusk County construction projects updates: SH 43 Overlay Project Limits: From US 79 (at the Star) to 9.9 miles toward Tatum at CR 2136 Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC Cost: $4.6 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 The contractor is working on punch list items. The project includes applying an asphalt overlay and new striping, base repairs, and installing new metal beam guard fence. ADA Ramp Installations Limits: In Overton - SH 135 from SH 323 to McKay St; FM 850 from Rusk St. to Neal St. Limits: In Henderson - Business 64/Marshall Ave. from Van Buren St. to Redbud St.; Business 79/Main St. from College St. to Oak Street; FM 13/West Main St. from Standish St. to Jackson St. Contractor: Ti-Zack Concrete, Inc., of Minnesota Cost: $1.4 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 Sidewalks and ramps are being installed on Business 79 and Business 64 in Henderson. Expect outside lane closures in alternating directions as the work progresses. Delays are possible. Work includes removing the existing and building new ramps, sidewalks, hand rails and curb and gutter. Smith County – Tyler Maintenance plans to conduct edge repairs on FM 1252 with a second crew performing ditch maintenance on roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Smith County construction projects updates: SH 64E Resurfacing Project Limits: From Loop 323 to 1.7 miles southeast of Spur 248 Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC Cost: $3.6 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 Night time paving operations continue. The project consists of making repairs to the curb and gutter across from Brookshire’s on SH 64 just east of Loop 323 and placing a new surface from the loop to Chapel Hill. SH 64W Resurfacing Project Limits: From Loop 323 to 0.7 miles west of FM 724 Contractor: IOC Company of Edinburg, TX Cost: $1.7 million Anticipated completion date: Fall 2017 Cleanup operations continue on this project from Loop 323 to just past Tyler Pounds Airport. Expect lane closures and possible delays. SH 31E Widening Project Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012 Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD Cost: $7.8 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 Cleanup activities continue. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit during work hours is 60 mph. SH 31E Overlay Project Limits: From Loop 323 to FM 850 Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD Cost: $1.8 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 Cleanup work is ongoing on this project where a Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface has been applied. Expect lane closures. US 271 Mill and Inlay Project Limits: From 0.4 miles south of Spur 147 at Oakwood St., south to SH 64/Fifth St. in Tyler Contractor: Clark Construction of Texas, Inc. from San Antonio Cost: $2.1 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 No work is planned for this night time project that consists of base repairs, planing, applying a hot mix surface and striping. When work resumes it will be conducted between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Spur 248 Widening Project Limits: From 1.75 miles west of FM 848/Old Omen Road going east to SH 64 southeast of Tyler Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc. Cost: $8.6 million Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018 The contractor is conducting culvert work on the north side of the roadway. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with flush median. I-20 Resurfacing Project Limits: From US 69 to FM 14 WB only Contractor: Clark Construction Cost: $2.9 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017 Paving operations continue in the westbound lanes. This project is placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface in the westbound lanes and installing upgrades to the metal beam guard fence along this stretch of I-20. Turn Lanes Project Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc. Cost: $2.4 million Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018 Work continues on US 69 and South Town Drive to remove the concrete curb and gutter and backfill the existing pavement. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is removing the existing medians to extend the turn lanes, and adding right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. Work will be conducted on US 69, Cumberland Road, Independence, South Donnybrook, Rice, South Town and wrap up at Grande and FM 2493. Tyler State Park Limits: Inside Tyler State Park Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. of Buffalo Cost: $1.2 million Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017 Work continues on areas inside the park. Check the park website for public notifications. Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance plans to continue base repairs and place an overlay on the I-20 service roads between FM 1255 and Colfax/Oakland. Expect lane closures at work locations with flaggers providing traffic control. Van Zandt County construction projects updates: I-20 Westbound Exit Ramp at FM 314 Relocation Project Limits: From FM 314 WB Exit Ramp and Frontage Road Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview Cost: $4.6 million Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018 The Westbound Frontage Road is closed at County Road 4930 and alternate routes are encouraged. Concrete pavement, driveway and culvert extension work continue on the westbound frontage road. Motorists can expect minimal delays. The project consists of reconstructing the frontage road and building a new exit ramp 1.13 miles east of FM 314. Phase II started with demolishing the old service road. I-20 Safety Work Limits: From Kaufman County Line going east to SH 19, etc. Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC Cost: $2.4 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018 Operations move to the westbound side of I-20 with work occurring in the outside lane from SH 19 toward the Kaufman County line. The project includes upgrading the Metal Beam Guard Fence and mow strip. Expect lane closures during this work. SH 243 Widening Project Limits: From SH 198 east to SH 64 in Canton Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road Cost: $6.2 million Anticipated Completion Date: June 2018 Structure work continues on the north side of the road. Motorists can expect delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic. This project is widening the roadway from two to four lanes with flush median, curb and gutter, and storm drain. FM 314 Widening Project Limits: From I-20 to the Van Zandt/Henderson County line Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., of Buffalo Cost: $11.9 million Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018 Work continues to shape ditches and install prime course on the section five miles south of I-20. Motorists can expect delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic. FM 1256 Widening Project Limits: From FM 316 eastward to SH 19 Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview Cost: $5.8 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018 No work is scheduled for the week on this project to widen the roadway. FM 1861 Project Limits: From SH 19 to FM 2339 Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, of Buffalo, TX Cost: $2.44 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018 No work is scheduled on this project. FM 1652 Rehab Project Limits: FM 17 south of Grand Saline, southward to FM 1255 northwest of Oakland Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC Cost: $4.48 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018 Cross structure and driveway work continue on the project. This phase of work will take several months to complete. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is rehabilitating the road and consists of widening the existing roadway and structure work. FM 1653 Rehab Project Limits: SH 64 near Ben Wheeler, southwest to FM 858 at Martin Mills Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc., of Nacogdoches Cost: $3.97 million Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018 The contractor is conducting structure work which will take several months to complete. Expect lane closures and delays. The project is rehabilitating the road and consists of widening the existing roadway and structure work. Wood County – Mineola Maintenance plans to conduct mill and inlay operations on US 80. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Wood County construction projects updates: SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project Limits: Various Roads - Current work on FM 2869 from FM 2088 south 8.12 miles to FM 49 Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC. Cost: $1.2 million Anticipated Completion Date: July 2017 for FM 2869; February 2018 for all work Driveway, ditch and cross-culvert pipe extension work is being conducted on FM 49. Minor delays are possible. I-20 Total Maintenance Contract Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties Contractor: Firemen Excavation Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations throughout the week: Debris Removal: Monday from the inside lane through all three counties Debris Removal: Tuesday from the outside lane through all three counties Large Sign Maintenance: Tuesday and Thursday through all three counties Tree Removal: Throughout the week in Gregg and Smith counties Herbicide Operations: Monday and Tuesday in Van Zandt County Lane Closures: Van Zandt County all week – between Mile Markers 523 and 530.

Robin Hood got his happy ending by finding a loving furr-ever home. Someone knows who shot Robin Hood with the crossbow bolt and can help us write the ending to this story on the criminal side. If you know something make the call....

Wow!! Hurricane Harvey really made a mess!

Suspected Arrested for Marijuana The Longview Police Department investigated a criminal trespass at 110 E. Hawkins Pkwy. on October 26, 2017 around 2:00 p.m. When the K-9 unit arrived on scene and located the individual, the K-9 officer was informed that the suspect was possibly selling narcotics. During the course of the investigation Tristan Griffith 20 years old from Longview was identified and later arrested for possession of marijuana >4 oz <5 pounds. Griffith was issued a criminal trespass warning for the location and taken to Gregg County jail where he has since been released on a surety bond.

Today LPD added a new officer to the force. Shelby Phariss was commissioned as a police officer this morning during a commissioning ceremony held in the Roy Stone Training room at Longview PD. We wish Officer Phariss lots of success in her career as a police officer!

Great opportunity for our volunteers to serve the community.

Question of the Day? Can you operate a motor driven cycle on the roadway without registration and/or a driver license? ANSWER: No. A motor driven cycle is classified as either a moped or a motorcycle depending on the engine displacement. An engine with less than 50cc (equivalent to 1.5 HP engine) will normally be classed as a moped and a engine with 250cc (equivalent to 8 HP engine) or less generally as a motorcycle. The motor driven cycle under these definitions will require registration to operate on the roadway and an operator to have a driver license. The following link is a DPS quick reference guide to these answers. https://www.dps.texas.gov/msb/documents/vdrChart.pdf

Meet "Brock" this week's Wishful Wednesday pet. Officer Kristie Brian chose Brock, a very energetic two year-old terrier mix that has picked up as a stray at a local park. Brock has been neutered and is ready to find his furr-ever family and spend time with them at the park.