Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, October 3, 2014.
Friday, September 26
*5:16 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Melwood regarding the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. According to the report, the complainant stated that a known suspect took his car for a test drive and has not returned it.
Wednesday, October 1
*7:48 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Calvert Drive, Brownwood Middle School regarding an assault with injury. According to the report, an investigation determined that an assault had occurred and a female juvenile was taken into custody, transported to the Brownwood Police Department for processing and then transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. The juvenile was placed into the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DEAP) for 45 days as school discipline, the report states.*11:54 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of 9th Street regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, the complainant stated that she asked a known subject to leave the residence because he was intoxicated and being rude to other people in the house. The complainant stated that this made the suspect angry and that he threw his beer bottle at her vehicle as he left, breaking the window of the vehicle, according to the officer’s report. The cost to replace the window was estimated at $450, according to the report.
Brownwood Police are investigating a string of burglaries of local restaurants in Brownwood which led to the arrest of a Brownwood man. The following information was given in a press release by the Brownwood Police Department.
On Wednesday, 10-1-2014, Officers with the Brownwood Police Department, Patrol Division, executed an arrest warrant in the 500 block of E. Commerce. Officers arrested 32-year-old Kenny Slaughter for Burglary of a Building.This arrest is the culmination of an investigation into recent burglaries of local restaurants. On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Officers responded to the Red Wagon Restaurant (400 block of N. Main) on a report that a burglary had occurred. The following day, officers responded to The Branding Iron Restaurant (1500 block of Market Place Blvd) and Gomez Restaurant (700 block of W Commerce).
Flu season is approaching, and now is the time to be thinking about getting your yearly flu vaccine. The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department will be hosting a community-wide flu clinic on October 9th and 10th from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
The cost of adult flu shots will be $25.00 or can be filed on Medicare part B. The individual will need to bring their Medicare card with them to the clinic. Children’s flu shots will also be available. Children’s Medicaid will be accepted. For children on CHIPS, the cost of the vaccine is the copay amount shown on the insurance card. For uninsured children the cost of the vaccine is $15.00. For children with insurance the cost of the vaccine is $25.00. A form with the required insurance coding can be provided to individuals if they wish to file on their insurance for reimbursement of the cost of the vaccine.Influenza (the “flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It is spread by coughing, sneezing, and close contact. Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, headaches, and runny/stuffy nose. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to hospitalization and can in some cases be fatal. Some people, such as the elderly, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious complications from the flu. These complications can include pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections. Pregnant women are also at risk of having serious complications from the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months and older should be vaccinated against the flu.
Good Samaritan Ministries announces that the drawing for the Yamaha Grizzly 300 4-wheeler being raffled by Big Country Ford and House of Wheels has been moved to next Saturday, October 11, due to a scheduling conflict.This rescheduling also will allow more people the opportunity to get their tickets according to organizers. Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100. All proceeds will go to The Deer Project of Good Samaritan Ministries.
Brownwood Head Start will hold registration for children ages 3 and 4 on Thursday, October 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Friday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age on or before September 1st to be eligible.Registration will be held at the Brownwood ISD Administration office at 2707 Southside Dr. To complete registration please bring the following documentation: birth certificate, shot records, social security card, proof of income, child support payment record, driver’s license, insurance or Medicaid/Chip card and IEP for disability (if applicable).
The City of Bangs is facing a dwindling police force; however, Mayor Eric Bishop stated that there are no plans to dissolve the police department and that the city will continue to have law enforcement coverage.
The city’s three officers, a chief and two patrolmen, were at full staff until the former Chief of Police Troy Grusendorf resigned in late August. The city’s two patrolmen split long hours making sure the town was safe during the resulting vacancy, Bishop said.
He stated that the two patrolmen had applied to work for other local municipalities a while back and that Officer Brian Rice was hired by Brownwood Police and left Bangs on Thursday of last week. The remaining officer, Andre Smoot, was recently hired by the Early Police Department, confirmed Bishop who stated that Smoot had given the city two week’s notice. “Both officers,” he explained, “had been under consideration from these departments for some time.”“Everybody is struggling to keep people (speaking of smaller towns) because we aren’t able to compete with resources. Larger departments have a more defined role for their officers and nobody calls them at home in the middle of the night to cover their shift,” explained Bishop. “It’s just a reality for a community our size.”
The Brownwood Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a FCA Challenge Fundraiser on October 10th to coincide with the District 3-3A football game between the Brady Bulldogs and the Early Longhorns at Longhorn Stadium in Early. The FCA Challenge will be repeated in 2015 in Brady at Bulldog Stadium.
The purpose of the FCA Challenge Fundraiser is to raise funds for the respective schools’ huddle (meeting groups) to send students to leadership camp and for huddle needs such as Bibles, snacks, drinks, and other necessary items. This fun competition is to create a positive bond between each school and community as athletes compete on the field and spectators donate in the stands.Each school will have donation containers and designate local FCA students, with adult supervision, to take donations at the gate and concession stand through first half. Proceeds are to be counted and PA announcements to be made on the amount of funds donated at the end of the first quarter, middle of the second quarter and at halftime for a competition between communities.
The Brownwood Kiwanis Club recently presented a check to the Girls Scouts in an amount of $825.00.
Receiving the check on behalf of the Girl Scouts, and pictured above are Nancy King (middle) and Lana Webb (left). Kiwanis President Dennis Graham is also pictured presenting the check.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, October 2, 2014.
Wednesday, October 1
*Brown County Sheriff’s investigators received information regarding a wanted fugitive who was at a residence on Booker Street in Brownwood. According to an affidavit for the arrest, 24-year-old Danielle Michelle Wells of Brownwood was wanted for two motion to revoke warrants related to theft and driving while license invalid. Investigators knocked on the door and were initially told that Wells was not present, and then the person answering the door pointed to a bedroom in the house, the report states. Another woman, identified as 29-year-old Anna Jeanette Coffey of Brownwood was in this bedroom lying on the bed.
There was an adjoining room next to this room, and when investigators attempted to enter it, someone was holding the door, the report states. The door was pushed open and Wells was backed into a closet, which she refused to come out, according to the affidavit. Wells resisted arrest and was physically pulled out of the closet by two deputies, the affidavit states. Both Coffey and Wells were wearing their pajamas at the time of the arrest according to the affidavit.
When deputies were checking the bed for weapons, they located a glasses case which contained a glass smoking pipe with methamphetamine residue, according to the affidavit. A consent search of bags located in the bedroom led to the discovery of two plastic baggies and one scoop straw containing suspected methamphetamine residue in a bag which belonged to Coffey and a “dope kit” with three hypodermic syringes, a spoon, a scoop straw, and a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue in a bag which belonged to Wells, the report states. Wells was arrested for the warrants and for resisting arrest according to BCSO officials. Coffey and Wells were each charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram.
Law Enforcement Asks Public to Help Identify Subjects of Interest in Area Coin Operated Machine Burglaries
The Early Police Department is asking the public to help identify the two men shown in the photos above and below.
The men were seen in a white single cab Chevrolet pickup and are wanted for questioning regarding numerous burglaries of coin operated machines in both Early and Brownwood.
Greenleaf Cemetery will present their 4th Annual Talking Tombstone Tour on Saturday, October 11th beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. A cast list and biography of characters was recently released for the event (see below).
Tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children under age five are free. This year's proceeds will help with some major equipment repairs and a new maintenance building according to organizers.
Tours to historic gravesites will run about every 15 minutes, and each tour will last approximately an hour and a half. The final tour will be at 7:30 p.m. Transportation for the tour will be provided at the parking lot of Victory Baptist Church, located at 2202 Center Avenue (Off of Hwy 377S near the HPU baseball and soccer fields, see map below).
There will be food and soft drinks for sale just inside the north gate where tour groups enter and exit the cemetery. Board member Tim Wilson will be cooking and selling sausage wraps. All proceeds from the event benefit Greenleaf Cemetery.
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- FCA Challenge Fundraiser Set for Oct. 10th During Brownwood Lions Vs. Stephenville Yellow Jacket Football Game
- Fundraiser for 9-Year-Old Josh Diaz Offered at Chili’s Thursday
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/1
- Wednesday Afternoon Collision Under Truman Harlow Overpass
- HPU Band Fraternity and Sorority Dedicate Enhanced Trailer in Memory of Former Students
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 10/1
- Young Leaders of Brown County to Host Quarterly Luncheon Wednesday, October 8th
- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Fall Lawn Management is Necessary
- Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Sawa Japanese Steak House
- English Cyclist Passes Through Brownwood, Receives Help From Local Firemen