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Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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Commerce Police are currently looking for three individuals incolved in a shooting that sent one person to a hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries Sunday evening.

Commerce Robbery Attempt Ends in Suspect's Death

Aug 1, 2019
Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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In Commerce, police are investigating an apparent home invasion and robbery attempt that resulted in the shooting death of one of the suspects.

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Commerce Mayor-Pro Tem Gene Lockhart and City Manager Darrek Farrell say the council hopes to create an "enterprise zone" that would allow the city collect all of the local taxes from a new hotel or motel.   They say State Representative Dan Flynn has agreed to sponsor legislation that would enable the enterprise zone. Otherwise, the city is acquiring new body cameras for members of the police department. 

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Phone scams can be terrifying, not to mention embarrassing to those who fall prey to them. So embarrassing that most victims don’t want to even tell their stories. 

But Commerce resident Judy Rudoff says her embarrassment over falling victim to a scam is a small price to pay to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else. 

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the CHAOS Kids program for tweens and teens is underway again this summer.  The Commerce Police Department conducts the program under the leadership of Angela Price.  It provides youngsters with projects that are useful the community. 


Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says a committee of local citizens will begin interviewing a pool of about 30 candidates for the position of police chief soon.  He says he's pleased with the candidates, who are from many places around the country.  The mayor says the Commerce Public Library has received a $22,000 grant to begin digitizing issues of the Commerce Journal dating back to 1901.  And he says the city council has endorsed the

The search for a new Commerce Chief of Police has been narrowed to four candidates.
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Angela Price of the Commerce Police Department discusses the CHAOS (Commerce Helping Adolescents Overcome and Succeed) program for kids 12-17 years old.  The program has 14 young people participating this summer and will conclude on Thursday.

Officer Samantha Manrique pets one of the cats up for adoption at the Commerce Animal Shelter.
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The building that houses the Commerce Animal Shelter is more than fifteen years old, but appears much older due to the sort of use that it has seen. In particular, the large, heavy metal doors on the indoor kennels have suffered the most, due to a design flaw which requires animals inside to jump up on the doors in order to see out.

High Speed Chase Ends in Arrest

Aug 31, 2016
Delta County deputies were just some of the law enforcement called on for the high speed chase last Friday.
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A high speed vehicle chase which started in Paris went through Delta County last Friday before the suspect was apprehended just inside the Hunt County line.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses the Commerce Police Department's CHAOS Kids summer program, in which children perform community service projects in the community.  About 35-40 children and young teens are refinishing park benches in downtown Commerce, and also helped to clean debris from the Fourth of July fireworks show that settled at the Oak Manor Nursing Home.

Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.

On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint.  He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.

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Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a string of burglaries.

On the morning of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at around 4:30 am, the Commerce Police Department received a telephone call from a witness that saw two men trying to break into his vehicle on Sterling Hart Drive.  Officers were provided with a thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle as it left the scene. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle near the location of the attempted burglary.

Bond reduction sought in child endangerment case

Aug 13, 2014
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A Commerce woman is seeking a reduction in her bond on a charge of endangering a child, after allegedly leaving a 22-month-old child alone for more than 30 hours.

Antoinette Miami Escalera has filed a writ of habeas corpus from the Hunt County Jail, where she remained in custody in lieu of $50,000 bond Tuesday on one count of abandoning/endangering a child with imminent danger of bodily injury. The writ seeks the appointment of an attorney, a reduction in the bond or both.

A hearing on the writ had not been scheduled in the 354th District Court as of Tuesday afternoon.

Police warn of home inspection scams

Aug 1, 2014
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At least two Commerce residents have reported an unusual phone call in reference to roofing and foundation inspections.

The Commerce Police Department has received at least two reports of a person that has called residents wanting to set up unsolicited inspections of roof and foundations in the area. 

Commerce offers Citizen's Police Academy, Youth program

May 22, 2014
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Multiple classes are coming to Commerce this summer.

The first class of The Commerce Citizen’s Police Academy is scheduled to start June 5.

The Citizen’s Police Academy has been established to promote an understanding of the Commerce Police Department and its policies and procedures.  Police work is filled with many variables that require professional solutions.  The goal is to address perceived suspicions and misconceptions by establishing mutual trust and cooperation between the police and the citizens of Commerce. It is also an opportunity to promote civic awareness.

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Commerce Police are urging citizens to make sure that their car doors are locked as attempted burglaries are being reported.

On Wednesday, April 23.,  Commerce Police were called to the area of Moore and Washington streets to multiple reports of someone going through someone's unlocked vehicle. When confronted by the owners of the vehicles, the suspect fled. According to a press release by the Commerce Police Department, nothing was taken from the vehicles.

If you see anyone suspicious walking around and looking into vehicle windows, call police immediately.

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23 defendants have been taken into custody and are facing charges ranging from Manufacturing and Delivery of Marijuana, Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Fire Arm Smuggling.

On Thursday, Mar. 6. shortly before 6 a.m., through a combined law enforcement effort, officers from the Commerce Police Department, Texas A&M Police Department, Hunt and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Sulphur Springs Police Department hit the streets in search of individuals wanted on charges of Manufacturing and Delivering of Narcotics and two for Fire Arm Smuggling.

While the nation celebrated its Independence on July 4th, some Commerce residents were being arrested.

A Commerce man has been arrested for taking sexually explicit images of a child.

Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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An early morning traffic stop has led to the arrest of two Commerce residents for having illegal materials in their vehicle.

Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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A house-burglary call led to to an arrest of a man in possession of a stolen car and other items.

Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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A Commerce man found himself detained by a homeowner armed with a gun, local police said.

Game Camera Photo Leads to Arrest

Jan 10, 2013

On the first day of the New Year the Delta County Sheriff’s Department to nabbed their first criminals.

Man Arrested on Local Warrant Brings Cocaine Into Jail

Dec 15, 2012
Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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A Greenville man arrested at a Commerce High School basketball game on a local warrant faces additional charges.

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UPDATE 11/29/12, 1:22pm - 20-year-old Myeisha Simone Garcia of Commerce is the suspect arrested by CPD and the Texas Rangers for the murder of 20-year-old Jamal Stanton of Greenville. / Street View

Twenty-year-old Jamal Stanton of Greenville died at the Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce this morning, the result of an apparent stabbing which occurred near the Tarter Apartments.

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COMMERCE - Chief Kerry Crews tells KETR that three suspects are sought in what started as a fist fight and led to shots fired.

COMMERCE —  Two Commerce men were taken into custody when they were caught in the act of dumping illegal building materials in a field.

Commerce PD to add TASER to arsenal

Apr 17, 2012

COMMERCE - Commerce Police will soon undergo training before each is equipped with a taser in what the department says will significantly lower the risk of injury compared to physical force.