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Skimming Devices Located In Town

The Huntsville Item reported this morning that Tuesday afternoon Huntsville Police found skimming devices at Pookie’s Exxon on 11th Street next to the Walls Unit. The devices had been positioned in two of the gas pumps there.

Skimmers are devices that illegally record credit and debit card information for use in making fake credit and debit cards. The devices were removed from the station.

HPD Lt. Jim Barnes said, “We encourage people to contact HPD and file a report if they notice discrepancies in their bank or credit card accounts and to immediately cancel them.” He also advised people to monitor their accounts on a daily basis and check where you pay at the pump for tampering.

President Trump Discusses Border Issues

A report from Townhall news said that Monday evening, the National Institute of Immigration, which is in charge of Mexico’s internal migration, reported that they planned to disband the caravan of emigrants headed toward the U-S by today.  However, a delegate from the Institute was reported to have told a reporter from the BuzzFeed News organization that the government of Mexico was not giving into “pressure” from the U-S.

During lunch with Baltic State government leaders, the president addressed reporters about the situation and talked of handling issues at the border with military help . . . .

Commissioners Approve Sheriff’s Office Applying For Grant

Walker County Sheriff Clint McCrae informed Walker County Commissioners Monday at their special afternoon session that his office’s current RMS system, or data-sharing system with governmental entities, will expire in 2021. The sheriff said his office recently found out there are grant funds available for this. . . .

Commissioners approved the sheriff’s request.

Body Found In Burned Vehicle In Walker County

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 6:17 am, a 911 call came in for a possible vehicle fire that was believed to be an accident on the 100 block of FM 2989. Once the Huntsville Fire Department arrived on scene and distinguished the fire, a body was discovered deceased in the vehicle, at which point, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division along with the Texas Rangers were contacted.

At this time it is not considered to be an accident but an intentional act. Walker County Sheriff’s Office has not been able to identify the victim who appears to be a White or Hispanic male, 5’10”- 6’1” feet tall, approximately between 20 to 30 years of age.

Walker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the victim.

If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at (936) 294-9494 or the Sheriff’s Office at (936) 435-2422.

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