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High-speed chase through Ellis County ends in arrest

Ennis, Palmer and Ferris police departments, along with the Ellis County Sheriffs, were involved in a high-speed chase through the area on Sunday. There were no reports of injuries and the suspect was arrested. Ennis Police were called to a scene of a disturbance twice, on two separate occasions, on Cardinal Street on April 21, […]

Backing the Bluebonnets

A fun-loving picture of an Ennis ISD police officer in a patch of bluebonnets has entertained locals on Facebook and other social media outlets. When EISD’s Officer Jordan Sellers recently took to Facebook to share a gag photo showing him lolling in wildflowers, the response from the community was instantaneous. Sellers labeled his picture at […]

DPS Officers Respond to an Early Morning Two-Car Fatality Accident on US 287

On 3/14/19 at approximately 5:23 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US 287 and Pigg Rd. The preliminary investigation shows that a silver 2016 Toyota Corolla passenger car was traveling north on Pigg Rd, approaching US 287. A white Ford E-250 utility van was […]

Suspect arrested after highspeed chase – Ennis PD nab driver with parole violation

Robert Ledbetter. EPD and other law enforcement agencies assisted in a chase ending in drainage ditch in Dallas County on March 2 at approximately 1:45 a.m. Ennis police officer Justin Powell attempted to stop the vehicle, a silver pickup, traveling on Kaufman Road for failure to maintain marked traveling lane. The vehicle was observed swerving […]

Search for Wade Car Continues

Jeff Burns – North Texas Salvage and Recovery Team. Ennis Police Chief John Erisman is encouraged that the ongoing search for the missing car last driven by the late Emily Wade will end successfully. Chambers Creek (at Ensign Rd) has receded about 15 feet in the week since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort […]

Ennis’ new crime-dog named Pivo

He’s not Snoopy, but the newest member of the Ennis Police Department aims to be like McGruff and take a bite out of narcotics-related crime. Police Chief John Erisman recently made it official that the EPD force has a new crime-dog, a Belgian Malinois, born and bred in Belgium, which borders Germany, France and the […]

Waxahachie police searching for leads in death of man

Waxahachie police are still searching for leads in the death of a 33-year-old Waxahachie man who died as the result of a fatal gunshot wound, say investigators. Police are asking those with any information in connection with the murder of Clifton Jackson III of Waxahachie, to come forward. Officers were dispatched Sunday, Dec. 10 at […]

Wife of Pct. 4 Constable arrested

Melva Jones, wife of Ellis County Pct. 4 Constable Mike Jones, was arrested at the Courts and Administration building by sheriff’s deputies last week on an after-indictment warrant. An Ellis County Grand Jury indicted Jones Wednesday on the charge of retaliation. According to the indictment, on Aug. 15, Melva allegedly threatened to harm the victim […]

Rosales given 28 days jail time, probation

A former Ennis municipal court clerk who stole from the Ennis Police Department was sentenced to 28 days in jail, given 10 years probation and will have to pay back the more than $100,000 she took between2012 and 2015 as part of a plea deal with county prosecutors. An Ellis County grand jury indicted Anna […]

Lost hunters found after hours-long search

A group of lost hog hunters and their dogs were rescued Tuesday morning after an hours-long search operation in rural Dallas County. At about 1 a.m., four hunters and several dogs chased a feral pig into the woods off Malloy Bridge Road, near the Trinity River, in southeast Dallas County. According to police, the hunters […]

Operator error may be cause of QT accident

Ennis fire and police were called to the QuikTrip parking lot, 100 IH-45, at about 3 p.m. on Monday after reports of two women being struck by a vehicle. According to Fire Marshal Chad Wester three women stopped to get drinks at the gas station and when the driver exited the SUV it started to […]

One airlifted after rollover accident

CORSICANA — The Ellis County Sheriff ’s Department along with the Bardwell Fire Department and medics from Ellis County EMS responded to a rollover accident where a driver was ejected on Tuesday. According to DPS Sgt. Sara Warren deputies were called at approximately 7:16 p.m., to a one vehicle crash on FM 984. The preliminary […]

Rosales case continued until Nov. 29

Further hearings in a case where a former municipal court clerk who is accused of pilfering more than $100,000 form the Ennis Police Department will be continued later this month. Anna Rosales, who is accused of stealing approximately $115,000 since 2012, could have another court hearing as soon as Nov. 29, according to Ann Montgomery, […]

Police arrest second suspect in Waxahachie murder

COMMERCE, Texas — Police have made a second arrest in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old Waxahachie resident. US Marshals agents arrested 19-year old Lancaster resident Trevis LaDavion Baudoin at 1:30 a.m. Friday in Commerce, confirmed Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff. Waxahachie Police detectives departed for Commerce early Friday morning to join the investigation. […]

Two juveniles arrested after rash of break-ins

Ennis police say they have arrested two juveniles connected to several vehicle break-ins around town including at least one business. The juveniles were arrested on Nov. 11 and may be connected to at least seven break in cases in town, one of those being a television taken from La Michoacana Meat Market, at 401 SW […]

One arrested, one at large after murder of 17-year-old

WAXAHACHIE — Waxahachie police have made one arrest and were still searching for a second person of interest after a 17-year-old male died as a result of a gunshot wound Tuesday night. According to police, Waxahachie and Cedar Hill Police officers took Jude Shawn Vaughn Jr, 20, of Red Oak into custody in connection with […]

EPD: Motorists need to be mindful after slew of motorcycle accidents

An uptick in motorcycle accidents in Ennis has police reminding motorists and riders alike to be mindful. Ennis police have responded to three motorcycle accidents in a span of just four days. Ennis police have reported 374 total vehicle accidents this year. Last year the department recorded 507. Read the full story and more in […]

Motorcyclist deliberately runs bike into 287 overpass wall

Ennis police said a man deliberately ran his motorcycle into a wall on the US 287 overpass on Tuesday. According to reports Joseph Puccio, 39, of Ennis was traveling southbound on IH 45 and exited onto the ramp to the northbound US 287 bypass when he drove the 2016 Honda motorcycle he was riding on […]

Ennis CCPD using video to meet needs of community

Crime Prevention officer Roger Cole wears many hats at the Ennis Police Department. But one facet of his job is making an impact on the community. Since joining the department, Cole, who is a one-man department, has been releasing prevention and trend-worthy videos on the Ennis PD’s Facebook page. The videos have covered everything from […]

Motorcycle accident Monday on Clay Street

Ennis police and fire responded to a one-vehicle wreck on Monday afternoon. Police said an Ennis High School student fell off the back of a motorcycle she was the passenger on in the northbound lane of Clay Street near Lake Bardwell Drive about 4 p.m. Her brother was the driver of the motorcycle. Names of […]

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