Yay for 2023!  Maybe the crime in Amarillo will drop.  Eh, maybe not.

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On Thursday, January 12th, the Amarillo Police Department responded to a robbery call at 8:25 PM to the Dollar General located at 3412 S. Georgia.  The suspect robbed the store at gunpoint.

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The suspect was described as a black male in dark clothing with a blue bandana covering his face.  The suspect pulled out a gun and demanded money from an employee.  After his demands were met he fled the store in a maroon sedan.  No one was hurt in the robbery.

But, wait there's more.

During the police investigation of the Dollar General robbery, another call came into the APD.  This time it was at the Sonic located at 1714 S. Western at 9:23 PM.  The suspect of this robbery matched the same description of the robbery at Dollar General earlier.  Same as above, the suspect walked into the store and demanded money, and fled the scene.

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The suspect was identified as Shane Ray Bursie, a 35-year-old male.  APD Officers proceeded to his home in the 200 block of Kentucky.  Officers located Bursie and evidence in his possession linked him to the robberies.  Bursie was arrested and booked into the Potter County Detention Center for Aggravated Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

What a great start to 2023, a double robbery!  Not just a robbery but an aggravated robbery.  Luckily, no one was injured in these incidents.

Wild, Weird, & Outright Odd Crimes of the Texas Panhandle in 2022

There's some strange things that happen here in the Texas Panhandle. And we do mean strange.

If you need a few examples....keep scrollin' to see some of the wild, weird, and flat out odd things that our local hellions have gotten themselves into this year....so far.

Thrilled to Be There: the Smiling Mugshots of Hutchinson County

Hutchinson County has plenty of people who have committed a criminal blunder (or two). And just like any other bigger city, jail is no fun. However, some of the residents of Borger and Stinnett are believers in keeping their spirits high in the face of adversity.

Not sure what we mean?

Well....let's just say that Randall County's cheerful inmates aren't the only ones who seem happy to be arrested....While there’s nothing funny about committing a crime, these offenders in Hutchinson County certainly do know how to light up a pod with their smile :-)

REVIEW: Amarillo Homicides in 2022

The year 2021 saw a staggering 27 homicides in Amarillo, Texas--the highest number the city had seen since 1994. A lower figure for 2022 was predicted, but the year finished out with an unofficial total of 30 homicides.

Below is a partial list of those accused in this year's murders. We have intentionally left off this list those who have been No Billed by a grand jury, had their charges modified to a lesser offense, or wherein the accused is a juvenile.

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change, pending legal proceedings.

Updated: January 10, 2022

 

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