Crime of the Week Archive

On this page you will find the Crime of the Week Information we have posted. If the case is posted its still considered an Open Investigation by Law Enforcement and we still need your help.

Crime of the Week

Stolen Backhoe

Yellow CAT416F backhoe with “Driver Pipeline” weld on it.
This backhoe was stolen from the 4600 blk of North Jackson on Saturday, July 30th. At some point, it was driven out to West Odessa.
Surveillance video caught the suspect as he was stealing it.
The owners of this backhoe are offering a $5000 reward for information leading to an arrest. This reward offer is good through 9-30-2022.
If you are interested in a reward, you MUST contact Crime Stoppers, NOT LAW ENFORCEMENT DIRECTLY.
Call us at 432-333-TIPS, or use our app, P3Tips. You will be anonymous.
*REWARD ELIGIBILITY *An official Crime Stopper's tip MUST be received by Crime Stoppers hotline, Crime Stoppers website, or P3 mobile app. The tipster will be provided with a Crime Stoppers ID number. No other avenues of reporting will be eligible for the reward. The first and most accurate tip provided that leads to an arrest is eligible.
We only pay rewards for information that is NOT known to law enforcement, and that leads to an arrest.

Crime of the Week: The 1996 Baby John Doe Homicide

This week's Crime of the Week (December 25th, 2021) involves a Cold Case Homicide from July 1996.

Few of us will ever forget the sight of an officer lifting the body of a newborn baby from a trash dumpster in Odessa on July 18, 1996. Homicide investigators have spent hundreds of hours trying to identify this child but have had no success. 25 years later, Susan visited Baby Doe's unmarked grave at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Baby Doe's family has not been identified, and investigators need your help locating them. If you have information on this case, we urge you to contact the Odessa Crime Stoppers at, (432)333-TIPS, or use our App P3TIPS so we can finally bring closure to Baby Doe.

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Crime of the Week 11-14-21

On Friday December 20th, 2019 Deputies with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an Unattended Death at a residence in the 300 block of W 46th Street in North Ector County. Deputies found Christopher Scharborough AKA Chris West, 17 years old, deceased inside the residence. Investigators say there are suspicious circumstances surrounding Christopher’s death and they are asking for your help solving the case.

If you have information on Christopher’s death call Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS or use our app P3Tips. You WILL remain anonymous.
Double fatality

Double Fatality Crash 01/25/2020

On January 25, 2020 OPD responded to a major crash at West Loop 338 and Murphy. Investigation revealed that a black Toyota Tacoma, occupied by Brandon and Kathryn Ortega was traveling southbound on West Loop 338 when it left the roadway and crossed into oncoming traffic before striking a Dodge Ram 2500. Both occupants of the Tacoma were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Further investigation revealed that a truck tractor trailer was involved in the fatal crash and left the scene.

If you have any information on this fatality, call us at 333-TIPS or use our app P3tips. You will remain anonymous and a cash reward of up to $1000 is available.
Pink flamingo water station criminal mischief

Pink Flamingo Criminal Mischief 8/4/2016

On August 4, 2016 investigators discovered a water facility located 15 miles north of Crane on US 385 had been damaged. Damages at the Pink Flamingo Water Station total over $60,000.00.

If you are the first caller with information that leads to the arrest of the persons involved in this case, it will be worth a cash reward. Call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 333-TIPS or use our app P3tips to send us a secure tip. You will remain anonymous.