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Wood County Sheriff's Report
Written by Clayton Neville   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 07:02

Wood County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff’s Report

05/09/13 through 5/15/13

 

May 9

Sgt. Brian Andrews took a report from a walk-in complainant who stated that an acquaintance of his had failed to return the vehicle he had given her permission to use in order to take care of his cat and his residence during the time he was incarcerated. Further examination of the details of the case led Sgt. Andrews to determine the case was a civil matter and the man was referred to the Justice of the Peace.

 

Other calls on this date include:

Alba area – a report of child abuse; a report of a suspicious vehicle; a traffic stop and a welfare check request.

Hawkins area – an agency assist and a report of a public nuisance.

Mineola area – a fraud report; an inquest call; a report of suspicious activity; a report of a suspicious person and a warrant service.

Quitman area – a report of a dog problem; a medical emergency and a traffic stop.

Winnsboro area – a call with information; a report of suspicious activity; a theft report and a welfare check request.

Yantis area – two burglary of a motor vehicle calls; a report of criminal mischief; a dispute call; two reports of horses out and a report of suspicious activity.

 

May 10

Deputy Aaron Warren took a burglary of a building report from a residence on CR 3860. A shed next to a residence had several items removed in the overnight hours including several Craftsman tool sets; two air compressors and a shop vacuum. Information about possible suspects was collected at the scene and the case has been forwarded to an investigator.

 

Deputy Warren took a report of criminal mischief from a residence on CR 2425 at Lake Brenda. The complainant believed that someone had shot a bullet through her bedroom window. The damage had just been realized and was believed to have happened within the last week. Closer inspection of the window revealed a rock caught in the curtain that appeared to have caused the damage. The rock showed signs of having been hit by a lawnmower blade.

 

Sgt. Tim Baucom responded to a disturbance in progress at a residence on CR 4290. Baucom made contact with a male subject who stated that he and his adult daughter got into an altercation and her two front teeth were knocked out but he was not sure how. Baucom then made contact with the female who stated that her father had hit her in the mouth with a closed fist, knocking out her teeth. The woman was transported for medical attention and Daniel Moses, 52, of Pickton, was arrested for the offense of assault causing bodily injury, family member.

 

Sgt. Baucom also took a report of a runaway from a location on CR 1299. The complainant stated that her 14 year old daughter had been given permission to leave the house with her boyfriend with instructions to be home by 10:00 pm but had not yet returned. The woman further stated that the girl had done the same thing in the past. Law enforcement officers were contacted in the area where the girl was believed to be. She was later located and returned to her parents.

 

Deputy David Hitt took a scam report from a complainant who stated that she had been contacted the night before by a man identifying himself as an agent for her insurance company and the man stated that he would be coming to her house this morning at 10 a.m. Hitt made contact with the woman’s insurance company and was informed that they do not send representatives out to clients’ homes. The woman was advised to call 911 if the man showed up at her home. Later in the morning, the woman called to say the man had shown up and Deputies Hitt and Donivan South were dispatched to the woman’s residence. The deputies made contact with the man and identified him. The man was in possession of documentation showing that he was licensed by the state as an insurance salesman but the documentation had expired in February. The man also had in his possession paperwork showing an insurance company with which the woman supposedly had a policy. The complainant steadfastly denied having a policy with the company and stated that she did not want the man on her property. The man was issued a Criminal Trespass Warning and advised not to return to the property.

 

Other calls on this day include:

Alba area – a criminal trespass report and a report of a runaway.

Hawkins area – a theft report.

Mineola area – a civil call; a report of phone harassment; a report of a runaway; a report of shots fired and a welfare check request.

Quitman area – an alarm call; a dispute call; an information call; a mental call; two requests to speak with an officer and a theft report.

Winnsboro area – an alarm call; a report of a suspicious person and a successful warrant service.

Yantis area – a report of a suspicious person.

 

May 11

Deputy David Hitt took a burglary of a habitation report from a complainant on Hwy 11 who stated that sometime in the past four days someone had entered his residence and taken several items. The complainant further stated he believes the unlocked back door was the point of entry. Missing from the residence was a TV, some small tools and a guitar. This case has been assigned to an investigator.

 

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a criminal trespass call on PR 5387. The complainant stated that he and his wife had arrived at their RV to find a man sitting on their porch watching a campfire that he had built on the property. The complainant also stated that several items were now located outside the RV that had been inside the RV. Deputy South made contact with the trespasser who refused to identify himself until advised of the penalty for failure to do so. The trespasser then fled the scene and went to his own property next door and refused to come out. Deputy David Hitt and Sheriff Jim Brown arrived on scene to assist with the call. Sheriff Brown was able to talk the man into coming out of his house and the man subsequently admitted to being on his neighbor’s property and starting the fire using wood and other items that did not belong to him. Byron Kenneth Evans, 49, of Yantis was arrested for the offense of theft of property >$50, $500, and transported to jail without incident.

 

Other calls on this day include:

Alba area – two alarm calls; a report of criminal mischief; a criminal trespass report; a report of a disturbance;

Hawkins area – a disturbance call.

Mineola area – an agency assist; a report of cows out; a report of criminal mischief; a dispute call; a funeral escort; a request to speak with an officer and a welfare check request.

Quitman area – an agency assist; an alarm call; a disturbance call; a report of a dog problem; a report of horses out; a motorist assist; two terroristic threats; a theft report; and a warrant service.

Winnsboro area – a report of ATV on roadway; a report of suspicious activity and a welfare check request.

Yantis area – an alarm call; a report of cows out; a disturbance call and a welfare check request.

 

May 12

Deputy David Hitt was dispatched to a burglary of a building that occurred on CR 3980. The complainant stated that someone had taken several items from his barn and a leaf blower from his carport.  Items missing from the barn include a Craftsman air compressor with a 33 gallon storage tank and a Stihl chainsaw in an orange case. This case has been turned over to investigators.

 

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a report of criminal mischief from a complainant on CR 1540 who stated that sometime during the night he had heard shots fired in the area of his deer lease. A check of the property revealed that the man’s deer feeder had been moved from its previous location and the internal components had been ripped out and damaged. Evidence was collected at the scene and turned over to investigators who will work the case from this point on.

 

Deputy Heather Bailey was dispatched to a reported dog bite that occurred on CR 4865. Bailey made contact with the victim and his grandfather and learned that the boy had been fishing at Lake Winnsboro and was walking along the bank when a dog, who was restrained by a chain but able to reach the boy, came up and bit the victim on the thigh and hip. Bailey also spoke with the owner of the dog who gave the same account of the incident. The dog’s owner was instructed to take the dog to the veterinary clinic of his choice for a 10-day quarantine, in accordance with the law.

 

Deputy Heath Richardson took a theft report from a woman on CR 4510 who stated that someone had siphoned the gasoline from her vehicle twice in the past two weeks. The woman also stated that after the first incident she had bought a locking gas cap but the thieves had simply resorted to taking the fuel line off underneath the vehicle. Information was collected concerning a possible suspect and turned over to investigators.

 

Other calls on this day include:

Alba area – a report of criminal mischief and a welfare check request.

Hawkins area – a civil call; a scam report and a welfare check request.

Mineola area – an agency assist; a burglary of a habitation; a civil call; a report of cows out and a successful warrant service.

Quitman area – a civil call; a report of a dog problem and a request to speak with an officer.

Winnsboro area – a burglary of a building; a theft report and a welfare check request.

Yantis area – a civil call; a report of criminal mischief; a criminal trespass call and a report of a dog problem.

 

May 13

Calls on this day include:

Alba area – an alarm call and a theft report.

Hawkins area – a report of a public nuisance.

Mineola area – a report of child abuse; a criminal trespass call and a hospice death.

Quitman area – two civil calls; a report of criminal mischief; two dog problems; an incident of road rage; a public nuisance call and a terroristic threat.

Winnsboro area – a civil call; a criminal trespass call; a disturbance call; a report of horses out and an inquest.

Yantis area – a report of child abuse; three civil calls; a report of cows out; a request to speak with an officer and a theft report.

 

May 14

Deputy Austin Cryer took a report of cruelty to animals from a complainant at Holly Lake Ranch who stated that his neighbor had admitted to possibly killing one of the complainant’s cats by hitting it with a golf club after it scratched him. The complainant believed the cat to be dead as he had not seen the cat for two days. The cat returned home the following day, alive but severely injured about the head, and was taken to a veterinary clinic for treatment. The cat had teeth knocked out and internal damage that required surgery to repair. This case has been forwarded to CID.

 

Deputy Dustin Moffett took a report from a man on CR 4849 who stated that he had returned home from several days away to find a back window of his residence broken out and a nickel plated Mossberg Cruiser shotgun missing from his bedroom. The man further stated that several other firearms were in the room and easily accessible but were not disturbed. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

 

Other calls on this day include:

Alba area – an abandoned vehicle and two reports of cows out.

Hawkins area – an agency assist and a terroristic threat.

Mineola area – an alarm call; a civil call; a criminal trespass call; a report of a disturbance; a report of a dog problem; a report of phone harassment; a suspicious person report; a theft report and a welfare check request.

Quitman area – a burglary of a building; an incident involving a man reporting a missing dog; a prowler report; a request to speak with an officer and a welfare check request.

Winnsboro area – an alarm call; a report of a stolen vehicle and a warrant service.

Yantis area – a report of an assault; a report of credit card abuse; a report of a runaway and a suspicious vehicle report.

 

May 15

Deputy David Hitt took a report from a complainant on FM 515 who stated that someone had gone in his house and stacked things just inside the door as though they were getting ready to load it up. Nothing was found to be missing from the residence. The man also advised that his brother has a camper trailer on the property and it had previously been broken into. This case has been forwarded to an investigator.

 

Other calls on this day include:

Alba area – an agency assist; a civil call and a report of a dog problem.

Hawkins area – a report of a suspicious vehicle and a report of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Mineola area – an alarm call and a report of suspicious activity.

Quitman area – an alarm call; a report of phone harassment and a report of a suspicious person.

Winnsboro area – a general animal call; a report of child abuse; a report of cows out; a report of disorderly conduct and a report of dumping.

Yantis area – a noise disturbance call.

 

CID Summary

Friday, May 10th, investigators went to a residence located south of Winnsboro. Investigators located property stolen from Upshur and Gregg County including a skid steer and a four wheeler as well as a cattle trailer. Estimated value of the recovery is $15,000 and warrants will be issued for three individuals.

 

Monday, May 13th, investigators uncovered a theft ring based out of the Quitman area. There were at least five individuals involved who are responsible for 40 verified burglaries and thefts all over the county. Investigators have recovered approximately $20,000 worth of stolen items are still working to clear more cases with the continued recovery of stolen property. Warrants are being issued for these individuals.

 

Call Summary

911 Hang up ()

Abandoned Vehicle (1)

Accident Minor ()

Accidental Death ()

Agency Assist (6)

Alarm (11)

Animal General (1)

Arson ()

Assault (1)

Assault by Contact ()

Attempted Suicide ()

ATV on Roadway (1)

Burglary of a Building (3)

Burglary of a Habitation (4)

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle (2)

Burn Ban ()

Child Abuse (4)

Child Custody ()

Civil (15)

Cows Out (7)

Credit Card Abuse (1)

Criminal Mischief (7)

Criminal Trespass (8)

Cruelty of Animals (1)

Deadly Conduct ()

Death Notification ()

Debris ()

Disorderly Conduct (1)

Dispute (4)

Disturbance (6)

Dog Bite (1)

Dog Problem (8)

Drag Racing ()

Drug Offenses ()

Dumping (1)

Elderly Abuse ()

Emergency Notification ()

Evading Arrest ()

Explosion ()

Fireworks ()

Found Bones ()

Found Property ()

Fraud (1)

Funeral Escort (1)

Gunshot ()

Harboring a Runaway ()

Harassment (1)

Horses Out (4)

Hospice Death (1)

Identity Theft ()

Incident (7)

Indecent Exposure ()

Indecency ()

Information (3)

Injury to a Child ()

Inquest (2)

Juvenile Dispute ()

Juvenile Transport ()

Lost Property ()

Medical Emergency (1)

Mental (1)

Missing Person ()

Missing Property ()

Motorist Assist (1)

No Driver’s License ()

Noise Disturbance (1)

Other (2)

Overdose ()

Pasture Party ()

Pedestrian in the Roadway ()

Phone Harassment (3)

Possession of Controlled Substance ()

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ()

Possession of Marijuana ()

Prowler (1)

Public Assist (1)

Public Intoxication ()

Public Nuisance (3)

Reckless Driver ()

Recovered Property ()

Recovered Vehicle ()

Request to Speak to Officer (6)

Resisting Arrest (1)

Robbery ()

Runaway (5)

Scam (3)

School Bus ()

Sex Offender ()

Sexual Assault ()

Sexual Assault of a Child ()

Shots Fired (1)

Snake ()

Stolen Property ()

Stolen Vehicle (1)

Structure Fire ()

Suspicious Activity (4)

Suspicious Person (5)

Suspicious Vehicle (4)

Tampering ()

Terroristic Threat (4)

Theft (13)

Theft of Copper ()

Theft of Livestock ()

Traffic Stop (8)

Transport (4)

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle (1)

Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon ()

Vehicle Blocking Roadway ()

Vehicle Fire (1)

Violation of Bond Conditions ()

Violation of Protective Order ()

Warrants (5)

Welfare Check (11)

 

Total Calls   205

 

Call Summary by Area

Alba                         22

Hawkins                    23

Mineola                     47

Quitman                    48

Winnsboro               32

Yantis                        33

 

Current Jail Population            93

Males               81

Females           12

Bookings            41

Releases            35

 
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