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Wood County Sheriff's Report
Written by Clayton Neville   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:55

Wood County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff’s Report

4/11/13 through 4/17/13

 

April 11

Deputy William Burge responded to a theft call on CR 1541 in the Alba area. The complainant stated that sometime between February and now someone had removed a silver 500 gallon propane tank that had been converted to a water tank, from his property. The man had already contacted the local scrap yard in an attempt to locate the stolen tank. The case will be forwarded to an investigator.

 

Deputy Bradley Armendariz was dispatched to a residence on FM 515 in response to a report that a subject was in violation of a protective order. Armendariz arrived at the residence to find the suspect inside the residence and, after verifying that the order of protection was still in effect, took Layne Lee Glenn, 53, of Yantis into custody for the offense of violation of a protective order.

 

Deputy Chris Turner was dispatched to a residence on CR 3865 for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant advised that someone had broken into his house and shop. The only item missing was a chrome clutch cover off a Harley Davidson that was located in the shop building. Nothing was missing from inside the residence but there was evidence that several things were gone through. Turner observed a small hole in the back door that appeared to have been used to reach through to unlock the door. Items of evidence were collected at the scene and turned over to investigators.

 

Deputy Austin Cryer took a report from a woman of a burglary of a habitation that occurred on CR 2205 in the Mineola area. The woman stated that a friend had notified her that the front door of her residence was open. She arrived at the home to find that numerous drawers inside the residence had been gone through and clothes and other items were scattered on the floor. The woman also stated that the only items missing were a car speaker and an exercise board for a Nintendo Wii. The woman also stated that the home had been burglarized several months ago but she did not report it. At that time, electronics and jewelry were taken from the residence. There were no signs of forced entry. The case has been assigned to an investigator.

 

Deputy Josh O’Grady was dispatched to a location on CR 3420 in the Hawkins area for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that his RV had been broken into and the only items missing were clothes and food. Items from the storage compartments on the exterior of the RV were lying scattered on the ground but nothing appeared to be missing. This case is now in the hands of an investigator.

 

Other calls on this day include two alarm calls in the Hawkins and Mineola area; a report of peacocks causing problems in the Mineola area; an assault report from the Yantis area; a report of someone burning tires in a pit in the Quitman area; two reports of cows out in the Quitman and Mineola area; two reports of criminal mischief in the Mineola and Hawkins area; three reports of dog problems in the Mineola, Yantis and Quitman area; a report of illegal dumping in the Mineola area; an elderly abuse call in the Winnsboro area; a report of phone harassment from the Mineola area; a possession of a controlled substance in the Quitman area; a prowler call in the Mineola area; a request to speak with an officer from the Mineola area; a report of a sexual assault from the Alba area; a theft report from the Mineola area and a report of a vehicle blocking the roadway in the Yantis area.

 

April 12

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to CR 3820 in the Hawkins area for found property. The complainant stated that he had found a set of ATV tires and a set of Mitsubishi tires and rims on his property and does not know who they belong to. The property was brought to the Sheriff’s Office and logged into the impound lot pending location of a rightful owner.

 

Deputy Aaron Warren was dispatched to the Hook, Line and Sinker at Lake Fork for a theft report. The complainant stated that the trolling motor had been taken from his boat while many other valuable items inside the boat had not been taken. The complainant only wished the theft to be documented for insurance purposes. This case is closed.

 

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a report from Oak Ridge RV Park at Lake Fork in reference to a theft. The complainant stated that fishing equipment was missing from his boat including a Hummingbird GPS unit, two Lowrance depth finders, and two Kissner rods with Shimano reels.

 

Other calls on this day include three residential alarm calls in the Quitman and Hawkins area; a criminal trespass call in the Mineola area; a disturbance call in the Yantis area; a noise disturbance call in the Winnsboro area; a phone harassment call in the Mineola area; a report of a suspicious person in the Quitman area and two welfare check requests in the Quitman and Mineola area.

 

April 13

Lt. Robert Holland took a report from a residence on Highway 17 in the Alba area in reference to a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that he had discovered numerous items missing from a small shed on his property. The missing items include a Craftsman rear tine tiller, a front tine tiller, a Lowrance fishing graph, 2 boat propellers, Craftsman chipper/shredder, and assorted salt water rods and reels. Entry into the shed was gained through doors that did not securely lock. The case has been forwarded to investigators.

 

Deputy Heath Richardson was dispatched to storage units on Highway 154 near Lake Fork for a burglary of a building. The complainant advised that numerous items had been removed from his storage building including a black leather coach, love seat, ottoman, dining table and chairs, commercial fryer, three sets of golf clubs and more. Information was gathered regarding possible suspects and the case has been assigned to an investigator.

 

Deputy Richardson was also dispatched to a location on CR 3256 in the Quitman area for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that he had arrived at the residence to find that the home had been broken into and a Swann eight camera DVR and a 19” monitor had been taken. Evidence was collected at the scene and the case has been forwarded to CID for further investigation.

 

Deputies David Hitt and Brad Cates responded to a call from a residence on CR 1388 in the Yantis area for a disturbance in progress. The complainant advised that her brother-in-law was in the house and was cutting himself with a razor. Deputies located the man in the shower and observed blood coming from the man’s wrist. Deputies were also advised that the man had shown up at the residence of his mother earlier in the evening causing a verbal disturbance that became physical when he struck his brother across the shoulder and face. The injured man was transported to the hospital for treatment and mental evaluation but was later released and subsequently returned to his mother’s residence and began causing problems again. Deputies were once again summoned, but the man had fled before their arrival.

 

Lt. Robert Holland was dispatched to a location on FM 312 in the Winnsboro area for a theft of livestock report. The complainant stated that sometime between 3:30 pm on Thursday and 8:30 am Saturday morning, someone had stolen a white faced red Hereford heifer. Evidence at the scene indicated the thieves came with a trailer and used the pasture’s catch pen and loading chute to facilitate the theft. This case has been forwarded to CID for additional investigation and the S.W. Cattle Ranger is assisting with investigations.

 

Deputy Brad Cates was dispatched to a residence on CR 2266 in the Mineola area for a theft report. The complainant stated that he had returned home after an absence of several days to find that his Lowrance Elite depth finder was missing from his boat. The boat was undamaged and nothing else was taken. The case has been assigned to an investigator.

 

Other calls on this day include a business alarm call in the Winnsboro area; a civil call from the Mineola area; three reports of cows out in the Hawkins, Yantis and Alba area; a cruelty of animals report from the Winnsboro area; three dispute calls in the Winnsboro, Hawkins and Yantis area; a disturbance call in the Alba area; a report of horses out in the Winnsboro area; two reports of suspicious activity in the Mineola and Winnsboro area; a suspicious person report from the Mineola area; a report of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the Winnsboro area and two welfare check requests in the Yantis and Alba area.

 

April 14

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a residence on FM 778 in the Quitman area for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that he had returned home after a camping trip to find that someone had broken into his residence and taken a small bag containing various denominations of coins. Numerous other items including jewelry and electronics were not taken even though there was evidence that the rooms had been gone through. Entry appeared to have been gained when the back door was pried open by an unknown tool.

 

Deputy David Hitt took a report of burglary of a habitation from CR 3118 in the Quitman area. The complainant advised that someone had taken several power tools including a reciprocating saw, 2 circular saws, a right angle drill and right angle grinder and more. Entry to the residence was believed to have occurred through the large dog door at the rear of the residence. Investigators will work the case from this point on.

 

Deputy Brad Cates took a report of a dog bite that occurred on Loop 564 in the Mineola area. The victim stated that she had been bitten by her sister’s male pit bull and suffered wounds on her elbow that required stitches. Cates went to the residence of the sister and observed the dog that appeared very friendly. As is normal procedure in such cases, the dog was ordered placed in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

 

Deputy David Hitt responded to a report of a structure fire on CR 4560 in the Winnsboro area. The homeowner advised that he had been smoking in bed earlier and he and his wife had awakened to the bed on fire. The man was also on an oxygen generating machine which is believed to have helped fuel the fire once the tubing melted. The man sustained only minor burns on his hands.

 

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a report from a complainant who advised that his flatbed trailer had been stolen from near the front door of his shop building on CR 4990 in the Quitman area.  The large amount of scrap and supplies that had been on the trailer were removed and left sitting on the ground. The case is under investigation.

 

Other calls on this day include four agency assists in the Hawkins, Alba and Quitman area; two assault calls in the Mineola and Winnsboro area; two civil calls in the Quitman and Mineola area; a report of cows out in the Yantis area; three criminal trespass calls in the Yantis, Quitman and Winnsboro area; a dispute call in the Winnsboro area; an inquest in the Winnsboro area; a motorist assist in the Mineola area; two noise disturbances in the Quitman area; a report of phone harassment in the Alba area; a report of shots fired in the Winnsboro area and two suspicious vehicles in the Mineola and Yantis area.

 

April 15

Deputy Austin Cryer took a report of a dog bite that occurred at a residence on CR 1530 in the Alba area. The victim stated that he was bitten on the leg by the neighbor’s dog while doing work at the residence. The dog’s owner stated that the dog was not current on its vaccinations therefore the victim was advised to have the bite checked out by medical personnel. The dog will be quarantined for a period of 10 days as is normal procedure.

 

Deputy Dustin Moffett took a report of a burglary of a habitation from a residence on FM 779 in the Alba area. The complainant stated that she had returned to the residence after an extended absence to discover the door lock broken, the door slightly open and items missing from the property including a riding lawnmower, weed eater, and miscellaneous furniture items. She also stated that the residence was disorganized and it appeared as if someone had been living in it. Photos were taken of the residence and the report has been forwarded to an investigator.

 

Deputy Austin Cryer took a report from a man at Lake Fork Apartments who stated that a woman had backed into his vehicle causing damage to the passenger side rear taillight and rear fender and left the scene without giving her insurance information. The woman was known to both the man and a witness to the accident.  Deputy Cryer recorded information regarding the woman’s identity, photographed the damaged vehicle and the case will be forwarded for more investigation.

 

Other calls on this day include an agency assist in the Winnsboro area; a residential alarm call in the Alba area; an ATV on the roadway in the Quitman area; a civil call in the Hawkins area; four reports of cows out in the Yantis, Quitman and Alba area; a disturbance in the Mineola area; an identity theft report in the Quitman area; an inquest in the Mineola area; a noise disturbance in the Quitman area; a report of a reckless driver in the Yantis area; a suspicious vehicle in the Yantis area; a terroristic threat report in the Quitman area and a report of copper theft in the Mineola area.

 

April 16

Deputy Chris Turner was dispatched to a residence on CR 2119 for an assault. The victim stated that she had been assaulted by a man she has been living with following a verbal altercation. The victim did not wish to pursue charges against the man and this case is closed.

 

Other calls on this day include three agency assist calls in the Mineola area; a residential alarm call in the Mineola area; a report of child abuse in the Mineola area; a civil call in the Winnsboro area; two reports of criminal mischief in the Quitman and Mineola area; two dog problem calls in the Yantis and Mineola area; a report of indecent exposure in the Yantis area; a mental call in the Yantis area; a report of a prowler in the Quitman area; a reckless driver in the Mineola area; a request to speak with an officer in the Quitman area; a report of shots fired in the Mineola area; a suspicious vehicle in the Alba area; a theft of copper report from the Yantis area and four welfare check requests in the Quitman, Mineola and Winnsboro area.

 

April 17

Deputy Aaron Warren took an assault report from a man on CR 4761 in the Winnsboro area who stated that his wife had thrown things at him and punched him in the nose following a verbal altercation between the two. The man did not wish to pursue charges and stated that he would be leaving the residence to prevent any further trouble with the woman.

 

Sgt. Timothy Baucom arrested William Newton Glass, 59, of Alba for the offense of assault by threat, family violence, after being called to the home Glass shared with a female. The female stated that Glass, her live-in roommate, had been drinking all day and was verbally abusive to her, evening threatening to kill her after she went in to check on him when he fell out of the bed. Glass was transported to jail without incident.

 

Other calls on this day include four agency assists in the Winnsboro, Mineola, Yantis and Hawkins area; two residential alarm calls in the Hawkins and Mineola area; a report of peacocks in the roadway in the Mineola area; a burglary of a building in the Mineola area; three civil calls in the Mineola and Quitman area; a report of cows out in the Winnsboro area; a report of credit card abuse in the Mineola area; two dog problem calls regarding strays in the Quitman and Mineola area; a report of harassment from the Hawkins area; two noise disturbance reports from the Quitman area; two requests to speak with an officer from the Hawkins and Mineola area; a report of a runaway in the Hawkins area; a report of shots fired in the Hawkins area; two suspicious vehicle calls in the Quitman and Mineola area; a theft report from the Alba area and a welfare check request in the Quitman area.

 

CID Summary

 

On April 15, 2013 Investigators with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office went to a home off CR 3900 in the Hawkins area in order to follow up on leads that there may be stolen property at the location. Once at the residence, the home’s residents were greeted by investigators and informed of the reason they were there. A written consent to search form was signed by the homeowner. The homeowner was cooperative with investigators and pointed out property in the home that she stated had been brought to her home by several other men who were suspects in multiple burglaries and thefts in the area. During the search of the home, investigators began to locate the precursors to methamphetamine within the kitchen area of the home. First noticed were bottles of unknown liquids, coffee filters and rock salt. Investigators then discovered a 20 ounce bottle in the pantry with liquid inside. This bottle was being used to manufacture the methamphetamine. DEA’s Tyler office was contacted as well as Texas DPS Narcotic agents. Investigator Richardson took possession of the bottle and transported it to the DPS Tyler lab after it was deemed safe by the agents. The product weighed approximately 5-8 ounces which is a very significant amount of methamphetamine. This investigation continues into parties involved with the manufacturing of the methamphetamine and the stolen property recovered. Additional arrests are anticipated.

 

On Friday April 12, 2013 Captain Miles Tucker and Sgt. Jacob Richardson went to the area of Lake Hawkins and began to patrol the area due to a large number of thefts and burglaries. The deputies came in contact with Mr. Stacy Wood who was witnessed dumping trash from out of his truck and into the woods near the lake. Mr. Wood was contacted by the two deputies and detained for the illegal dumping. Mr. Wood consented to a vehicle search and upon that search of his vehicle, stolen property was located. Mr. Wood was arrested for illegal dumping and transported to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Wood’s vehicle was also transported to the Sheriff’s Office so that the investigation into the stolen property could continue. Mr. Wood was questioned by investigators and it was determined that Mr. Wood and other accomplices had been stealing game cameras, hunting, fishing and camping equipment from several areas around Lake Hawkins. Other property was located that matches property stolen from several residential burglaries as well. On April 13, 2013 Mr. Wood was charged with theft by possession and on April 17, 2013 Mr. Wood was charged with burglary of a building. More charges are expected in this case as well as warrants on other persons involved.

 

Investigator Kyle Henson obtained three warrants with arrests made on all three. He was also able to close a total of 12 cases this week.

Investigator Carolyn Tanner obtained two warrants. The subjects of both warrants are still at large at this time. Tanner was also able to close three additional cases.

Investigator Brian Andrews had a productive week and was able to close seven cases.

 
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