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Wood County Sheriff's Report
Written by Clayton Neville   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 07:38

Wood County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Report

11/07/13 through 11/13/13

 

November 7

Deputy Austin Cryer was dispatched to PR 6965 for a burglary of a habitation where unknown person(s) pried open the door on a mobile home and removed items including a 22” flat screen TV and a Pioneer receiver with a total combined value of $700. The homeowner discovered the burglary when she returned home from work after a 25 hour absence. An investigator has been assigned to the case.

 

Sgt. William Burge was dispatched to Trinity Lutheran Church on FM 2869 for a report of criminal mischief. Burge arrived to find the church’s wooden sign knocked over and damaged beyond repair. Evidence at the scene supported the theory that a vehicle left the roadway in an abrupt manner and struck the sign, causing an estimated $300 in damages. An incident report was completed for insurance purposes.

 

Deputy Austin Cryer was dispatched to a disturbance on CR 3450 involving a man who was acting extremely agitated and aggressive towards family members. Upon his arrival, the suspect began walking down the county road toward the patrol vehicle shouting obscenities and proclaiming gang affiliation. Cryer’s attempts to talk to the man were rebuffed by the man who returned to the residence. Speaking with family members, Cryer learned the man had been drinking since early evening and prior to the deputy’s arrival had been walking up and down CR 3450 shouting obscenities at family members who tried to talk to him. Rodgers Bryant Wesley, 35, of Hawkins was arrested for public intoxication and transported to jail without further incident.

 

Deputy Justin Wallis took a report of debit/credit card abuse from a complainant who stated he had attempted to use his Cabela’s Visa card and it would not work. According to the complainant, he did not think anything at the time but later received his statement and noticed several unauthorized charges made in the Houston and Odessa areas. An incident report was made for documentation purposes and the case was closed.

 

Lt. Robert Holland took a report of a stolen ATV from a complainant on CR 3820. According to the complainant, the ATV had been stored in a shed at an abandoned residence he owns while he was out of state working. The ATV was described as a green 2006 Polaris Magnum 700 valued at $2,500. Holland recorded information regarding a possible suspect and the case was assigned to an investigator for the development of leads.

 

November 8

Deputy Justin Wallis was dispatched to an address in Yantis for a report of burglary of a building. According to the complainant, she arrived at her place of business to find the side door standing open and the small chain that secured it inside broken from an obvious forced entry. The only item found to be missing was $100 in various denominations. Information was recorded regarding a possible suspect and the case was turned over to Investigations.

 

Deputy Tony Ingram was dispatched to FM 17 to meet with a complainant in reference to a fraudulent debit card transaction. According to the complainant there were two charges on her debit card that she did not make and she had already cancelled the card prior to calling to report the fraud. An incident report was made for documentation purposes.

 

Deputy Steven Fields was dispatched to Sun Eagle Bay for an attempted theft. Upon arrival, the complainant stated that she had been informed by a security officer that her 1998 Club Car golf cart had been located hidden behind some hay bales on CR 1977. The complainant had already recovered her golf cart and gave a voluntary statement about the incident. This case is closed.

 

Deputy Tony Ingram took a theft report from an employee of White Rock Exploration who stated that approximately 100 barrels of raw crude oil, valued at $9,500 was missing from the lease off CR 4995. According to the complainant, he had arrived to find oil spilled all over the ground and evidence that someone had attempted to cover up the spilled oil. In gauging the tank, the complainant found the level to be down 5’, which he advised was the equivalent of 100 barrels. The case will be worked by an investigator from this point on.

 

Sgt. Tim Baucom was dispatched to a business on FM 312 for a theft report. The complainant stated that multiple items were missing from his open air market including two saddles, two sanders, a table jigsaw saw, a handheld jigsaw and a drill with a total combined value of $2,376. According to the complainant the items had come up missing sometime in the past two weeks. Information was recorded regarding a possible suspect and the case was forwarded for more investigation.

 

Sgt. Tim Baucom was dispatched to CR 3270 for a theft report in which the complainant stated a 4-wheeler and trailer were missing from the property. The 4-wheeler was described as a green Yamaha Grizzly 350, with a wench and rifle rack on front, valued at $6,000 and the trailer, valued at $700, was described as a homemade 6x8 with a single axle. This case will continue to be investigated by CID.

 

November 9

Deputy Aaron Warren was dispatched to CR 1686 for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that he believed someone had entered his small camper and removed items including several cell phones, jewelry and food. The complainant also provided Warren with information about the person he felt was responsible. The deputy was able to speak with the suspect who admitted cutting the lock off the trailer in order to let the complainant’s dog out. According to the suspect, the dog had been left in the trailer alone for two days. The suspect denied any knowledge of the missing items. This case will be further investigated by CID.

 

Deputy Tony Ingram was dispatched to PR 5184 for a report of found property. According to the property owner, his neighbors found 6 rod and reels in tall grass behind his house on property belonging to SRA. Ingram took possession of the fishing equipment until the rightful owner can be identified.

 

Deputy Tony Ingram was dispatched to a residence on FM 312 where a man advised he had found a bag at the intersection of FM 312 and FM 2088 earlier in the day. The bag contained a few articles of clothing, some medication and various papers. While a name was located on the papers, no phone number or address could be located. Ingram took possession of the bag and placed it into evidence as found property.

 

Deputy Brad Cates was dispatched to CR 2460 for a report of identity theft. According to the complainant, while checking his credit report he found that TXU was reporting non-payment to the credit bureaus. A call to TXU revealed that a total of six accounts had been opened using his social security number. He was also provided with the name of the person who opened the accounts. All information was turned over to an investigator and the case remains under investigation.

 

Deputy Brad Cates took a theft report from a complainant on CR 3920 who stated that someone had stolen all the copper out of his 50 gallon drum. The drum, which sits outside a shop building, had contained approximately $300 worth of copper. The case has been forwarded to investigations and remains open at this time.

 

November 10

Deputy Steven Fields was dispatched to a residence on CR 1227 for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated someone stole medication out of her trailer home while she was away for six hours. Fields was unable to locate any signs of forced entry and the complainant denied giving a key to anyone else. The case has been assigned to an investigator.

 

Deputy Brad Cates responded to a report just after midnight of a man passed out in his vehicle. Cates arrived to find a vehicle half in the roadway and half in the ditch and upon making contact with the driver noted the man had difficulty standing without falling over. The man was unsure of where he was or how he got there but did state that he had been at a friend’s house playing beer pong. Oscar Nevarez, Jr., 28, of Mineola was arrest for public intoxication and transported to jail without further incident.

 

November 11

Deputy Josh O’Grady took a report of burglary of a habitation at a residence on CR 3250. Caretakers for the property advised that the residence is used as a retreat and no groups had been at the location in approximately two weeks. Multiple items were missing from the residence upon their arrival including bed frames, mattresses, quilts, pillows, dishes, trash cans and a vacuum. This case has been forwarded for additional investigation.

 

Deputy Josh O’Grady was dispatched to CR 3419 for a theft of copper from a Wood County Electric substation. O’Grady met with a WCEC employee who stated that several sections of ground wire, totaling approximately 100’, had been removed and a small fire had been ignited when hot lines had been cut causing possible damage to a large transformer and regulator. This case was turned over to Investigations.

 

November 12

Sgt. William Burge was dispatched to a vacant residence in Holly Lake Ranch for a burglary of a habitation in which unknown person(s) broke out a pane of glass from the front door in order to gain access. Burge observed that the breaker box had been removed and the main electrical wire that feeds the house had been cut. He also located an outside breaker box in which the wires had been cut but not removed. The only missing wiring appeared to be the main service wire inside the house. Burge recorded information about possible suspects and the case was forwarded for additional investigation.

 

Deputy Justin Wallis took a report of criminal mischief from a complainant who stated he had found the tires on both of his trucks flat as a result of being cut. Photographs were taken of the damaged tires and an investigator was assigned to the case.

 

November 13

Deputy Tony Ingram took a report of burglary of a building from a complainant who stated his storage unit on FM 515 had been broken into and a chain saw and air compressor were missing. Entry into the unit was made by cutting the sliding hasp. Inside the unit a cable, which had been used to secure all the equipment inside, was also cut. This case has been forwarded for additional investigation.

 

Deputy Steven Fields was dispatched to a residence on CR 1835 for a burglary of a habitation. According to the complainant, he and his wife had returned home after a seven hour absence to find multiple items missing from inside and around the home. The missing items include computer equipment, two TVs, four guns, and a burgundy 1998 Club Car. The combined total value of the missing items was listed at $4,429. No signs of forced entry were noted and the complainant stated the garage was left open and the doors left unlocked. Information was recorded regarding a possible suspect vehicle and the case was forwarded for additional investigation.

 

Crime Stoppers Safety Tip

With the start of holiday shopping just around the corner, Wood County Crime Stoppers and Sheriff Jim Brown would like to offer the following tips for a safe shopping season:

 

Tips for shopping with small children:

  • If you are shopping with children, make a plan in case you are separated from each other.
  • Select a central meeting place.
  • Teach children to know they can ask mall personnel or store security employees if they need help.
  • Tuck a piece of paper in your child’s pocket with your name and cell phone number. Instruct them to show it to trusted adults such as store personnel or security employees. This will allow personnel to notify you by phone or paging system.
  • Dress your children in matching bright colored tops that stand out from the sea of holiday colors making them easier to spot from a distance. Dress similarly and your children will have an easier time spotting you from a distance if separated.

 

 

Call Summary

 

911 Hang up (1)

Accident Minor (1)

Agency Assist (5)

Alarm (7)

Animal General (1)

Assault (6)

ATV on Roadway (1)

Burglary of a Building (6)

Burglary of a Habitation (11)

Child Abuse (3)

Civil (3)

Cows Out (7)

Criminal Mischief (9)

Criminal Trespass (5)

Cruelty of Animals (2)

Dispute (4)

Disturbance (7)

Dog Problem (9)

Domestic Disturbance (1)

Estray (1)

Forgery (1)

Found Property (4)

Fraud (2)

Funeral Escort (3)

Harassment (2)

Horses Out (5)

Hospice Death (2)

Identity Theft (4)

Incident (1)

Information (1)

Inquest (4)

Lost Property (1)

Mental (1)

Noise Disturbance (2)

Other (3)

Phone Harassment (2)

Prowler (2)

Public Intoxication (1)

Request to Speak to Officer (10)

Runaway (1)

Scam (4)

Sexual Assault of a Child (1)

Shots Fired (1)

Stolen Vehicle (2)

Structure Fire (1)

Suspicious Activity (7)

Suspicious Person (1)

Suspicious Vehicle (7)

Terroristic Threat (5)

Theft (13)

Theft of Copper (1)

Traffic Stop (3)

Transport (3)

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle (1)

Warrants (2)

Welfare Check (10)

 

Total Calls      205

Call Summary by Area

 

Alba                 20

Hawkins          44

Mineola           39

Quitman          44

Winnsboro       33

Yantis              25

 

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