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Weatherford Police and Fire Department Respond to a Suspicious Package

June 6, 2011 by Anonymous

POLICE DEPARTMENT
(817) 598-4310
www.ci.weatherford.tx.us

Media Release
Weatherford Police and Fire Department Respond to a Suspicious Package
06/06/2011

On Monday, 06/06/2011, just shortly before 9am, Weatherford Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the rear (north side) of the JC Penney’s store in regards to a suspicious package in the form of a 5 gallon, circular cooler that had been left near the loading dock area of the store. Representatives with the store advised there were no scheduled deliveries to the store over the weekend and that the cooler had not been there prior to closing Friday night.

Immediately, personnel inside the JC Penney’s store were evacuated to the far south parking lot as well as workers in and around Austin Elementary School. Traffic was temporarily shut down on Texas Dr just to the west side of the store for about an hour.

During the course of the investigation, enough suspicion was developed by the departments involved that the Fort Worth Bomb Squad was requested to make the scene. Once they arrived, they deployed their K-9 unit with his handler to sniff the package; however, the K-9 did not hit on it. At that time, the Fort Worth Bomb Squad x-rayed the cooler and found that it was indeed empty.

“In such instances as this, we take it seriously and follow protocol,” stated Fire Marshall Bob Hopkins, “We want to be safe rather than sorry.”

Released by:
Wendy Field
Detective / Public Information Officer
Weatherford Police Department
801 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
(817) 598-4345 - work
(817) 598-4480 – fax
wfield@weatherfordtx.gov

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  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

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Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

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Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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