DEA and Palestine Police Department Announce 20th Take Back Day
Palestine, Texas (April 19, 2021)– With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration
announces its 20th Take Back Day scheduled for April 24th. At its last Take Back Day in October, DEA collected a record-high amount of
expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs. READ MORE
Man Arrested for Multiple Felony Warrants
Palestine, Texas (April 5, 2021) - A Palestine man is in jail for numerous warrants and assaulting officers during arrest.
Just after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 11th, officers from the Palestine Police Department responded to the Hampton Village Apartments in the 2400 block of N. Hwy 155 in reference to a reported disturbance. READ MORE
Palestine Police Investigating Homicide
PALESTINE, Texas (March 21, 2021) Just before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 20th, Officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to the area of Spring St. and Magnolia in reference to a reported shooting. READ MORE
Police Arrest Two Following Narcotics Investigation
PALESTINE, Texas (January 29, 2021) – Palestine Police arrested two individuals following the execution of two search warrants early Thursday morning.
PPD Arrests Suspect After Assaulting Female and Officer
PALESTINE, Texas (August 3, 2020 )- Palestine Police have arrested an Oakwood man on multiple charges following an incident at the Palestine Wal-Mart on Saturday.
On Saturday, August 01, 2020, at approximately 7:17 PM, PPD Officers responded to a call of an assault at the Wal-Mart located at 2223 S. Loop 256 in Palestine. Officers arrived and the victim reported that an unknown black male poured a chemical, believed to be a cleaning solution, on her upper body and face while she shopped in the store. The victim, a 49 year-old Palestine resident, was accompanied by two small children during the incident. The victim did not know the suspect, who fled the scene following the assault. READ MORE
Palestine Police Arrest Two Following Armed Robbery
PALESTINE, Texas (June 12, 2020) – Two arrests have been made and a third suspect has been identified after an armed robbery in Palestine Thursday morning.
At 8:19 a.m. on Thursday, June 11th, Officers from the Palestine Police Department responded to the 2700 blk. of N. Jackson St. in reference to an armed robbery. The victim reported that one white male and one black male entered her residence and pointed a handgun at her. The suspects then removed several firearms from the residence and fled. Both suspects were reportedly wearing masks during the incident. READ MORE
Palestine Man Arrested in Weekend Murder
PALESTINE, Texas (June 8, 2020) – One man has died and another is hospitalized following a stabbing early Sunday Morning.
Just after midnight on Sunday, June 7th, Officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to the 100 blk. of Ferguson Rd. in reference to an assault. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with Jose Vigil-Limon, 47, of Palestine. Upon contacting Jose, they found that he had severe lacerations to his face and hands. READ MORE
KETK recently recognized the Palestine Police Department for its work and community involvement as part of their KETK Gives Back program and brought lunch for the department.