Lake Country Crime Stoppers

Suspects sought in robbery at First Stop Food Mart

The First Stop Food Mart, located at 808 West Dallas Avenue in Cooper, recently fell victim to a “smash and grab” robbery. Delta County Sheriff’s officers along with the Lake Country Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying four black male suspects who committed the crime on Dec. 27, 2016 at approximately 1:55 a.m.


“Backing the Blue” is how many supporters are showing their pride in law enforcement. The Delta County Sheriff’s office extended their recent appreciation for the Lake Country Crime Stoppers for voting to adopt and purchase active shooter vests for them.

Falando Rapheal Clark

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Falando Rapheal Clark from Cooper, Texas on December 21,   2015 for felony forgery of a financial instrument.  The arrest occurred after the suspect passed a fraudulent check at Lakeview Grocery in Cooper on November 10, 2015.  The investigation conducted by Delta County Sergeant Colton Spinks indicated that the check was fraudulent and issued on a business out of Trenton, Texas.

Delta County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown also serves on the Lake Country Crime Stoppers Board.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Have information on a crime or person with a warrant, but don’t want to give out personal information? Crime Stoppers tip line is the answer! The Lake Country Crime Stoppers serves Rains, Delta and Hopkins Counties. It provides an anonymous tip line, where callers can leave information on the crime or suspect without having to give personal information. Here is the bonus: if a tip leads to a felony arrest, Crime Stoppers will pay caller up to $1,000.

Over the last two months Delta County has experienced several burglaries.  In conjunction with a local citizen, Lake Country Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these suspects.  Items stolen include weapons (rifles and a shotgun), jewelry, and electronics.

Lake Country Crime Stoppers has now increased the reward to more than $10,000 for tips that lead to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for theft of more than 60 head of cattle from the North Hopkins-southern Delta County area since June of 2012, according to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Toney Hurley.

The losses have been significant to the cattle owners, upwards of $1,000 per 500-pound calf. The stolen cattle have been a mix of calves, cows, yearlings and other bovine.

Cooper Review/Cindy Roller

Delta County authorities are seeking information regarding the recent burglaries where suspects used a pickaxe to break into several local Cooper businesses.