Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.
On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint. He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.
Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a string of burglaries.
On the morning of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at around 4:30 am, the Commerce Police Department received a telephone call from a witness that saw two men trying to break into his vehicle on Sterling Hart Drive. Officers were provided with a thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle as it left the scene. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle near the location of the attempted burglary.
A Commerce woman is seeking a reduction in her bond on a charge of endangering a child, after allegedly leaving a 22-month-old child alone for more than 30 hours.
Antoinette Miami Escalera has filed a writ of habeas corpus from the Hunt County Jail, where she remained in custody in lieu of $50,000 bond Tuesday on one count of abandoning/endangering a child with imminent danger of bodily injury. The writ seeks the appointment of an attorney, a reduction in the bond or both.
A hearing on the writ had not been scheduled in the 354th District Court as of Tuesday afternoon.
Multiple classes are coming to Commerce this summer.
The first class of The Commerce Citizen’s Police Academy is scheduled to start June 5.
The Citizen’s Police Academy has been established to promote an understanding of the Commerce Police Department and its policies and procedures. Police work is filled with many variables that require professional solutions. The goal is to address perceived suspicions and misconceptions by establishing mutual trust and cooperation between the police and the citizens of Commerce. It is also an opportunity to promote civic awareness.
Commerce Police are urging citizens to make sure that their car doors are locked as attempted burglaries are being reported.
On Wednesday, April 23., Commerce Police were called to the area of Moore and Washington streets to multiple reports of someone going through someone's unlocked vehicle. When confronted by the owners of the vehicles, the suspect fled. According to a press release by the Commerce Police Department, nothing was taken from the vehicles.
If you see anyone suspicious walking around and looking into vehicle windows, call police immediately.
23 defendants have been taken into custody and are facing charges ranging from Manufacturing and Delivery of Marijuana, Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Fire Arm Smuggling.
On Thursday, Mar. 6. shortly before 6 a.m., through a combined law enforcement effort, officers from the Commerce Police Department, Texas A&M Police Department, Hunt and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Sulphur Springs Police Department hit the streets in search of individuals wanted on charges of Manufacturing and Delivering of Narcotics and two for Fire Arm Smuggling.