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Wood County Sheriff’s Report July 17-23, 2019

July 17th

  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 2360 near Mineola, at approximately 12:12 a.m., in reference to an assault that occurred. Deputies made contact with the individuals and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 312 near Winnsboro, at approximately 4:17 a.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspicious activity.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 4990 near Winnsboro, at approximately 10:42 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 4990 near Quitman, at approximately 11:24 a.m., in reference to theft. Actors, or actors unknown, stole several items from the reporting party’s property.
  • Deputies were dispatched to PR 7923 near Hawkins, at approximately 11:27 a.m., in reference to an inquest. A male, 84, was found deceased in his residence. The Justice of the Peace arrived and no autopsy was ordered.
  • Deputies were dispatched to HWY 154 near Quitman, at approximately 12:15 p.m., in reference to a reckless driver. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3990 near Winnsboro, at approximately 12:22 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure.
  • At 12:27 p.m., horses were reported out on FM 779 near Alba.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 2:52 p.m., in reference to illegal dumping on CR 3266 near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3870 near Mineola, at approximately 3:00 p.m., in reference to possible criminal mischief. Deputies made contact with the reporting party and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Grand Saline St. in Alba, at approximately 6:47 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 779 near Alba, at approximately 7:30 p.m., in reference to a reckless driver. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

July 18th

  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3470 near Hawkins, at approximately 5:58 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 852 near Winnsboro, at approximately 6:55 a.m., in reference to criminal mischief. Actors, or actors unknown, damaged the reporting party’s mailbox.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 1804 near Mineola, at approximately 8:23 a.m., in reference to criminal trespass. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the actor.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 8:45 a.m., in reference to an abandoned vehicle on FM 2869 near Hawkins. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Loop 564 near Mineola, at approximately 9:32 a.m., in reference to theft. Actors, or actors unknown, stole copper wire from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 10:24 a.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances on CR 4847 near Winnsboro. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 1807 near Yantis, at approximately 10:48 a.m., in reference to illegal dumping. A known actor dumped trash on the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 1:10 p.m., in reference to criminal trespass on CR 2935 near Alba. Deputies determined this was a civil matter and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on CR 2332 near Mineola; at approximately 2:25 p.m. Deputies located the vehicle and it was towed by Joes Wrecker.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 2360 near Mineola, at approximately 4:32 p.m., in reference to a fire. Mineola Fire Department extinguished the fire and the scene was cleared.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Valley Wood Trail near Hawkins, at approximately 8:30 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was OK.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on FM 1799 near Mineola; at approximately 8:37 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At 8:48 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 312 near Winnsboro.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on FM 2869 near Winnsboro; at approximately 11:58 p.m. Deputies located the vehicle and everything was OK.

July 19th

  • Deputies responded to a suspicious person on FM 515 near Yantis; at approximately 1:10 a.m. Deputies located the individual and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on HWY 69 near Alba; at approximately 3:07 a.m. Deputies located the vehicle and everything was OK.
  • At 8:13 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 312 near Winnsboro.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3234 near Quitman, at approximately 8:54 a.m., in reference to theft. Actors, or actors unknown, stole the reporting party’s mailbox. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3230 near Quitman, at approximately 11:15 a.m., in reference to theft. Actors, or actors unknown, stole the reporting party’s mailbox. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to Bermuda St. in Quitman; at approximately 11:35 a.m. Stuart Bruce, 40, of Winnsboro, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 3:31 p.m., in reference to a scam on Waterfront Row near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

July 20th

  • Deputies were dispatched to Lake Holbrook, at approximately 12:20 a.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 4631 near Winnsboro, at approximately 8:03 a.m., in reference to a dispute. Prior to the deputies’ arrival, the actor left the scene.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious person on FM 312 near Winnsboro; at approximately 9:57 a.m. Deputies located the individual and provided a courtesy transport.
  • Deputies were dispatched to HWY 37 near Mineola, at approximately 12:51 p.m., in reference to a burglary. Actors, or actors unknown, stole the reporting party’s saddle. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 1686 near Alba, at approximately 2:40 p.m., in reference to an animal complaint. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the dogs.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3940 near Winnsboro, at approximately 6:31 p.m., in reference to criminal trespass. Deputies determined it was a civil matter and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 4400 near Winnsboro, at approximately 8:00 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 4847 near Winnsboro, at approximately 8:01 p.m., in reference to an assault that occurred. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 2263 near Mineola, at approximately 8:40 p.m., in reference to a noise complaint. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any activity.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3440 near Hawkins, at approximately 8:53 p.m., in reference to a reckless driver. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

July 21st

  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 4847 near Winnsboro, at approximately 6:34 a.m., in reference to a dispute. Jonathan James, 27, of Leicester, North Carolina, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3859 near Hawkins, at approximately 12:29 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was OK.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3163 near Quitman, at approximately 3:01 p.m., in reference to criminal mischief. Actors, or actors unknown, damaged the reporting party’s mailbox.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3440 near Hawkins, at approximately 3:13 p.m., in reference to an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A known actor had the reporting party’s vehicle and refused to return it. This case is forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3114 near Quitman, at approximately 6:29 p.m., in reference to a dog bite. Deputies located the owner of the dog and advised them of the quarantine process.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious person on Lake Hawkins point; at approximately 7:45 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 9:46 p.m., in reference to an abandoned vehicle on Greenville St. in Alba. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Apache near Quitman, at approximately 10:39 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.

July 22nd

  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 1885 near Yantis, at approximately 6:18 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. The individual was located and everything was OK.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 515 near Alba, at approximately 3:18 p.m., in reference to an assault that occurred. John Franken, Jr., 60, of Alba, was arrested for Assault.
  • Deputies were dispatched to HWY 37 near Quitman, at approximately 4:59 p.m., in reference to theft. A known actor stole money from the reporting party. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on HWY 154 near Quitman; at approximately 5:53 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious person on HWY 69 near Mineola; at approximately 6:47 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on FM 17 near Alba; at approximately 8:48 p.m. Deputies located the vehicle and everything was OK.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to Bonita Dr. in Quitman; at approximately 10:42 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to make contact with the individual.

July 23rd

  • Deputies responded to a suspicious person on CR 4660 near Winnsboro; at approximately 8:02 a.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies spoke to the reporting party, at approximately 9:33 a.m., in reference to an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on CR 1792 near Yantis. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • Deputies spoke to the reporting party, at approximately 10:29 a.m., in reference to terroristic threat on PR 8692 near Winnsboro. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to HWY 154 near Yantis, at approximately 10:53 a.m., in reference to criminal mischief. Actors, or actors unknown, stole money and damaged the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 2270 near Mineola, at approximately 12:42 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 1912 near Yantis, at approximately 2:19 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspicious activity.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 3940 near Hawkins, at approximately 2:45 p.m., in reference to theft. A known actor cut down several of the reporting party’s trees and sold them as firewood without authorization. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Choctaw near Quitman, at approximately 3:36 p.m., in reference to criminal mischief. A known actor damaged the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to CR 1973 near Yantis, at approximately 4:25 p.m., in reference to theft of service. A known actor sent the reporting party hot checks. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 312 near Winnsboro, at approximately 5:30 p.m., in reference to shots fired. Actors, or actors unknown, shot the reporting party’s house. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 8:03 p.m., in reference to damage to property on CR 4870 near Winnsboro. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Lipscomb St. in Quitman, at approximately 8;11 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies located the suspicious activity and everything was OK.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 8:25 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances on CR 3245 near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Willow Branch near Hawkins, at approximately 9:57 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Parties were separated for the night.

Additional activity

  • Between the dates of July 17 and July 23, Wood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to multiple agency assists that included the following: Emergency Medical Services, Winnsboro Police Department and Mineola Police Department.
  • Between the dates of July 17 and July 23, Wood County Sheriff’s Investigators obtained 1 arrest warrant and arrested the individual, filed 3 cases with the District Attorney and recovered $3,500 worth of stolen property.

Total Jail Count –120 inmates – 97 males and 23 females.

Reminders from Sheriff Castloo

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 903-763-2201 or Crime Stoppers at 903-763-CASH.

Contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office if you notice any suspicious vehicles or activity around your neighborhood. Please be aware of your surroundings.

Author: Matt Janson

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