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Police issue warning about your car, valuables


The Ennis Police Department is currently investigating multiple vehicle burglaries that took place Thursday night at various locations in Ennis including All-Star Bowl and Cotton Patch Cafe. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Man invites cops into room with drugs

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After police responded to a report of an altercation involving a hatchet, a suspect invited police into a room in his home, where police say they found drugs and paraphernalia in plain sight. See the report in the March 27 Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Driver crashes into salon

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American Hairlines salon at 400 N. Kaufman was the site of a crash on Wednesday. Twenty-year-old Cameron Ty Clark was driving south on North Kaufman Street in a 2007 black Dodge Nitro around 9 p.m. A witness, documented in the report, stated that “the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it […]

Ennis man faces assault charge

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched March 14 to the 3100 block of E. State Highway 34 in response to a fight in progress. While en route, deputies were advised that the male suspect had driven from the scene in a vehicle. He was apprehended and booked on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated […]

ECSO seizes animals, files charge


The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) has arrested the owner of several animals on a charge of animal cruelty to livestock. The owner was taken into custody after a seizure hearing Monday, March 16, in Ellis County Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 2. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Police Report

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Three new Chevrolet Tahoes await customization at the city vehicle shop on Lake Bardwell Drive in February 2012. More Tahoe purchases are planned in the 2013-2014 budget.

March 12 8 a.m. – civil standby, 2000 block N. Kaufman St. 8:04 a.m. – egged vehicle, 900 block Phillips Dr. 8:10 a.m. – warrant arrests, 3700 block E. Hwy 85 See the full report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Gaming machines seized by ECSO

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Sixty-three eight-liner gaming machines were seized last Monday after the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit raided a building in the 3200 block of FM 66 according to an ECSO press release. In addition to the machines, $4,236 in cash was also confiscated. During the course of the raid, three people were arrested for […]

Ellis Sheriff’s Office makes big drug bust

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Two were arrested, and more than $600,000 worth of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and black tar heroin, were recovered Wednesday as the result of a drug raid, according to an Ellis County Sheriff’s Office press release. The ECSO Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence at 931 Ranchland Circle in Midlothian. See […]

Ennis Police: Beware of tax scam


The Ennis Police Department wants Ennis residents to beware of a phone scam. “Some people, mainly elderly people, are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be the IRS, telling them they need to send money right now,” said Lt. Mike Hopson, head of the EPD criminal investigations division. “The IRS will not call you […]

Icy roads cause accidents countywide

Photo courtesy of Ennis Police Department / A fifth-wheel travel trailer overturned near Highway 85 in Ennis.

Snow and ice is a sign of fun and play for kids, but for adults who aren’t used to driving on it, it can be a nightmare.

Child molester gets 198 years

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Jose De Jesus Maldanado, Jr., 35, of Duncanville, was sentenced by an Ellis County jury to 99 years in prison for two offenses of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The jury convicted him Thursday, Feb. 19. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Bardwell House Fire Extinguished

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Area firefighters were able to extinguish a fire before it spread early Sunday morning. At 2:20 a.m., Bardwell Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a house fire at 1270 FM 984, about two miles northwest of Bardwell. Italy, Avalon and Ennis fire departments responded as mutual aid. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Car wash theft suspect released

EDN Photo by Mark Warde / Robert Booker stands handcuffed in the Laserwash parking lot Wednesday after allegedly stealing more than $50,000 worth of equipment.

One day after being arrested after allegedly stealing a complete car wash system valued at $50,000, the Ennis Police Department released the man who will likely be charged with the crime.

Officer-involved shooting under investigation


Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place Saturday night, putting a suspect in the hospital and an officer on administrative leave.

Human remains identified

Ellis County Sheriff's Office photo / Pictured is 28-year-old James Oneal Mills.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has identified human remains found in November as belonging to a reportedly missing person.

Multiple AT&T robberies could be linked

Photo by Justin Tubbs / An unmarked police car is parked outside the AT&T Store in Ennis shortly after it was robbed Friday.

Police are still investigating the Friday robbery of the AT&T Store in Ennis.

Burglars strike on Christmas


One Ennis family’s misfortune is turning around after a Christmas day burglary.

Man arrested after hiding in trunk


Two Palmer residents were arrested by Ennis Police after one was found hiding in the trunk of a car.

Getaway vehicle found

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Ennis police found the getaway vehicle used in the Dec. 16 robbery of BBVA Compass shortly after the robbery took place.

The getaway vehicle used in the Dec. 16 robbery of BBVA Compass Bank has been found.

Burglar caught in the act, arrested


An Ennis resident was arrested Tuesday after being caught burglarizing a home.

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