Who Are Lubbock's Most Wanted? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/18/04

Who Are Lubbock's Most Wanted?

One of Lubbock's most wanted is back behind bars. NewsChannel 11 first told you about 32 year-old Harbe Ray Castilleja on Wednesday. He's a parolee from Oklahoma, wanted for a felony warrant for aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault.

Just hours after his picture was shown on NewsChannel 11, authorities were hot on his trail. Castilleja led them on a foot chase, a car jacking, and a run through a hotel, before ultimately, he was arrested and taken to the Lubbock County Jail.

So, what made him one of Lubbock's most wanted? And what exactly is Lubbock's Most Wanted list designed to do?

"What we do on Lubbock's Most Wanted site, one of the main criteria, is somebody we can't locate that has a felony warrant. We'll have all of the sex offenders that have absconded. If the detectives have somebody that has committed a murder or a robbery or something like that, we'll put them on there," said Corporal Mark Long, LPD.

Corporal Mark Long with the Lubbock Police Department says the website doesn't necessary show the most dangerous wanted people in Lubbock. Rather, it shows the people or cases that they have no information on.

"They are not all crimes. If you look at our website right now, sometimes we put things on that we just need information on. Right now, we have a vehicle that we are looking for," Cpl. Long said.

And that's where you come in. Corporal Long says when they reach a dead end, they rely highly on the public and the media to generate information that may lead to an arrest.

"The media is very important in getting these pictures out. It's not uncommon to be at a dead end and then the picture goes out over the news and then calls just start flooding in," said Long.

Lubbock's Most Wanted list changes regularly, so police encourage you to monitor their website often, and as always, if you have any information on any of the individuals or a particular crime, you are urged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

View Lubbock's Most Wanted List

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