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Three arrested in gift card thefts

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By Justin Tubbs Three were arrested in Ennis Monday for charges related to stealing Visa gift cards. Jason York, the detective working the case with the Ennis Police Department said three suspects, all from Fort Worth, used stolen gift cards to purchase cigarettes. “They had about 60 gift cards, and the numbers used on the […]

Theft case raises a flap

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By Justin Tubbs As news spread Tuesday and Wednesday about the case of former municipal court clerk Anna Rosales, who allegedly stole $115,000 in misdemeanor fines, people came forward with stories of how the case has affected them personally. Many people said they paid fines in cash several years ago only to receive letters recently […]

Police: ‘Clerk stole $115K’

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By Justin Tubbs A former municipal court clerk with the City of Ennis could soon be facing theft charges for taking close to $115,000 over a four year period dating back to 2012, Ennis Police Department officials said. Anna Rosales, the 55-year-old municipal court clerk who worked for the city since November of 2000 allegedly […]

Court clerk accused of stealing $115K

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Anna Rosales is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the Ennis Municipal Court.

Former Ennis municipal court clerk Anna Rosales is accused of stealing approximately $115,000 since 2012, according to the Ennis Police Department. According to the Department, an Ellis County grand jury is expected to make a decision on June 29 whether to indict the 55-year-old Ennis woman on second degree felony theft charges. Lt. Mike Hopson with […]

Minister charged with stalking ex-girlfriend

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By Justin Tubbs An Ennis minister wanted for allegedly stalking and assaulting an ex-girlfriend last September was found and arrested Wednesday. According to police, the ex-girlfriend reported that Irron Searcy, 52, a minister and founder of Break Every Chain Ministries sent her threatening text messages, left threatening voicemails and even threw a brick at her […]

Truck crash east of Ennis injures one

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By Justin Tubbs The driver of an 18-wheeler was sent to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas with serious injuries after being ejected from his truck in a head-on collision involving two rock haulers Tuesday morning. According to investigators, the wreck happened when an eastbound car slowed down to pull into Sokol Hall, causing Ennis truck […]

Officers give support to detective on her third bout with Leukemia

Det. Sgt. Dorinda Clark has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Officers hope to raise money for the veteran officer.

Det. Sgt. Dorinda Clark has been diagnosed with cancer for a third time. Her third bout with cancer won’t likely be easy, but the support around her certainly won’t hurt. “She is in a time of need, and if we can help her out, we should,” said officer Brad Sherrard, head of the Ennis Police […]

Ennis PD makes arrest in BB shooting


By Justin Tubbs An Ennis man was arrested Sunday in connection with a BB gun shooting that sent a boy to the hospital last week. Jose Ibarra-Chavez, 20, was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Police say he is the uncle of the boy who was shot in his right arm with a […]

Multiple accidents keep first responders busy

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By Justin Tubbs Police were called to at least four accidents during the day Thursday, some of which happened during inclement weather in Ennis. None of the accidents with completed crash reports had rain or weather listed as a contributing factor. The first in the rash of accidents came Thursday morning near the corner of […]

Power out in Ennis neighborhood

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A power pole was downed in a car accident at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Fire Marshal Chad Wester. According to Wester, a vehicle crashed into the pole near the corner of South Hall and West Milam Street, causing a power outage in the area. The power is expected to be out until some […]

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 […]

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