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Police: shot came from BB gun

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A group of witnesses speaks with Ennis police Wednesday afternoon shortly after a reported shooting.

A gunshot reported Wednesday afternoon that sent a boy to Ennis Regional Medical Center came from BB gun, according to Ennis police. The report of a gunshot initially came at around 3:30 p.m., and police were still trying to figure out whether a gun was actually fired. Ennis police spokesperson Lt. Mike Hopson said Wednesday […]

Report of gunshots in Ennis

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A boy is carried away on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon after a report of a gunshot.

A boy was taken by ambulance to Ennis Regional Medical Center Wednesday afternoon after a report of a gunshot. First responders didn’t immediately have answers as to whether anyone was shot, but a boy taken away in an ambulance had blood visibly running down one of his arms and was crying. Police spoke with witnesses […]

Shooting victim identified

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By Justin Tubbs The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday that the shooting incident at the Rancho 3 RRR horse ranch on Saturday is being investigated as a homicide. The victim was identified by the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office as 36-year-old Miguel Angel Guerrero, a Fort Worth man. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office had not yet […]

Police to remain vigilant during long holiday weekend


The Ennis Police Department personnel will be working extended shifts for the Memorial Day Weekend and during the peak hours of the Polka Festival weekend.  In addition to the Ennis Police force, members of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and undercover officers will be on duty during this weekend. Law enforcement […]

Ranch caretaker: Shooting happened on my property

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By Justin Tubbs A horse training facility northwest of Bardwell was the location of an alleged Saturday shooting incident that took the life of a 36-year-old man, according to the facility’s caretaker. He said there was a group of three black men and a black woman who were at the facility Saturday to watch horse […]

Man killed in Saturday shooting

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By Justin Tubbs A man was killed Saturday in a shooting just northwest of Bardwell. The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at around 4:48 p.m. to the vicinity of Walker Road and Farm-to-Market 984. The 36-year-old shooting victim was transported by people at the scene to Getzendander Road, where he was picked up by […]

Store clerks busted for alcohol sales to minor


Four convenience store clerks were arrested over the weekend for selling alcohol to minors. According to Ennis police, the arrests were made as part of a buying operation. Police sent a 17-year-old into 11 locations in total. Four of the stores sold to minors. Seven didn’t. The stores who did sell to the minor, according […]

Man dies in Ennis police custody

Joshua Krajca was found dead in Ennis Police Department jail Tuesday morning.

Updated at 3:10 p.m. Corrected to show Krajca was arrested Monday. An Ennis man died while locked up in jail at the Ennis Police Department some time Monday night or Tuesday morning. No cause of death has been determined, but Krajca’s body was taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Officer. Police confirmed Krajca was […]

Officer Snitch on the job

K-9 Snitch is Officer Donnie Trull's partner in crime  fighting. The narcotics detecting canine is already a popular local  figure.

“Snitch,” a narcotics detecting canine, has already demonstrated his value to the Ennis Police Department (EPD), and Chief John Erisman couldn’t be prouder of the work the German Jagdterrier is accomplishing to fight crime in the Bluebonnet City. “Narcotics detecting canines are an amazing tool for our department,” Erisman said. “Their ability to find illegal narcotics […]

Glenn Heights kidnapping phony

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The so called kidnapping of a Glenn Heights girl has been ruled a hoax by Glenn Heights police. Keidra Kirby, 17, the girl who had allegedly been kidnapped, was charged Thursday for giving a false report to police. Investgators have been working on the kidnapping case since April 23, when Glenn Heights Police Department received […]

Cops bust father, daughter in weed sting operation


A father and adult daughter were arrested Tuesday in connection to a marijuana-dealing operation out of the father’s home. Ennis police Det. Sgt. Jason York said investigators obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday after executing a controlled buy in which the father, 43-year-old Tyrone Washington, sold an officer less than a quarter-ounce of marijuana. Police also […]

Tour bus hits RR underpass, passengers injured

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A tour bus with 31 people on board was westbound on Baylor Street Thursday morning when the driver attempted to make it under the train trestle underpass. The top of the bus struck the steel bridge support girder causing significant damage to the bus and injuring a number of passengers. None of the injuries were […]

Alma convenience store robbed

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A suspect is in custody in connection with an armed robbery at the Alma One Stop convenience store in Alma. According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was a white male, wearing a hoodie sweatshirt and with his face covered. The suspect displayed a gun and demanded money but fled the scene before […]

Newspaper carriers seriously injured in accident

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An Ennis married couple was airlifted to a Dallas hospital Wednesday afternoon after their single-cab pickup went off the road and into a ditch. The couple, Harvey and Glenda Dixon, are newspaper carriers for The Ennis Daily News and were finishing a route when the crash occurred in the 3700 block of Ensign Road. According […]

Car slams utility pole, bursts into flames

A car burns in the 200 block of Sycamore Street on Thursday after a Rankin man drove it into a utility pole.

By Justin [email protected] Bardwell residents came out of their homes to watch as a vehicle burned in the middle of town on Thursday. According to Ennis firefighters who responded with mutual aid, the fire was sparked when a Rankin resident failed to negotiate a left turn onto State Highway 34, or Sycamore Street. Click here […]

One injured in weekend crash

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One person was injured in the two-vehicle accident near the Texas Motorplex on U.S. Hwy 287 over the weekend. According to the crash report, Jose Monsivais, 42, the driver of a blue Dodge pickup with its bed smashed in, was at fault in the accident. According to the report, Monsivais pulled out onto the northbound […]

Driver falls asleep in I-45 lane

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A man was arrested early Sunday morning after he parked his truck in the inside lane of Interstate 45 near the U.S. Hwy 287 intersection. Police received a call at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday about a pickup truck with a trailer parked on the highway. According to police, 38-year-old Palmer resident Alfredo Ramirez was the […]

Police investigating shooting death

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Police are investigating a shooting death in the Ennis Housing Authority neighborhood near the 200 block of Arnold Street Thursday. As of Friday morning, Ennis police were handling the investigation as an accidental discharge of a handgun. According to Ennis PD spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson, Justice of the Peace Bill Woody identified the victim as […]

Detective, community recall 15-year-old’s slaying four years ago

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This week marked the four year anniversary of when Moriah Gonzales’ life was tragically cut short at age 15. Thursday morning was exactly four years after an Ennis resident found Gonzales’ charred, still-smoldering body off Knighthurst Road in southeast Ennis. Four years later, Gonzales’ suspected murderer, Jennifer Samantha Puente, is still missing. The investigation and […]

Mayor files criminal trespass warning against barber

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Ennis barber James “Red” Sanders Thursday was issued a criminal trespass warning by Ennis police after an altercation with Mayor Russell Thomas occurred in Thomas’ and David Lindauers’ co-owned downtown building on the northeast corner of North Dallas and West Knox Wednesday. The mayor alleged to police that Sanders disrupted workers currently renovating the historic downtown […]

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