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Sulphur Springs Woman Arrested Twice In 2 Days

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A Sulphur Springs woman was arrested twice in two days on misdemeanor charges. Sulphur Springs Police arrested the 50-year-old Tuesday afternoon for 911 abuse for allegedly making numerous calls to city and county 911 dispatch centers. After being released from jail Wednesday, sheriff’s investigators found her in the sheriff’s office parking lot pulling on vehicle door handles, according to arrest and jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

Hopkins County dispatchers answered calls believed to be from the same woman at 4:37 a.m., a few calls between 8:03 and 8:44 a.m., and four between 1:38 and 1:50 p.m., according to sheriff’s reports. In more than one call, she allegedly claimed someone was abusing children upstairs. In another, she claimed someone had killed her, according to police and dispatch reports. She also allegedly claimed a man was crawling out of the walls at an Arbala Road address.

Sulphur Springs Police responded at the Arbala Road address to at least two 911 calls in which the woman alleged someone was abusing her children in upstairs apartments and that she was dead, according to arrest reports. No children were found deceased or injured nor was the woman dead, according to reports.

A police officer warned the woman the first time he visited her that she should only contact emergency services in the case of an actual emergency. When the policeman responded the second time, county dispatchers reported the half a dozen or so calls believed to have all been from her. Upon arrival, the police officer talked to the woman. After making sure the woman’s father, who is paralyzed on one side, was OK for the night, police took the 50-year-old Sulphur Springs woman into custody at 2:28 p.m. April 14 for making silent or abusive calls to 911.

After being released from Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning on the Class B misdemeanor 911 abuse charge, sheriff’s investigators at noon reported seeing her in Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office parking lot, pulling on a vehicle’s door handles.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

When contacted, she allegedly told the investigator that she was looking for her daughter’s car. She claimed she’d been dropped off in the parking lot the previous night and her daughter had left a car with keys in it for her, investigators alleged in arrest reports.

The woman allegedly gave investigators permission to search her purse. Inside, they alleged finding a cut straw with a white residue inside of it. This type of straw is commonly used to snort narcotics. The investigator then learned the woman had just been released from the county jail that morning, the investigator noted in arrest reports.

The 50-year-old was taken into custody and booked into jail for possession of drug paraphernalia. She remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, April 16, on the misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center, 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, Texas publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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