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.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 12.60' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics over brush piles. Hybrid striper are good trolling hellbenders. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 12–20 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch in 12–20 feet.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 81–85 degrees; 18.54' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
FCA Challenge Fundraiser Set for Oct. 10th During Brownwood Lions Vs. Stephenville Yellow Jacket Football Game
The Brownwood Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a FCA Challenge Fundraiser on October 10th to coincide with the District 3-4A football game between the Stephenville Yellow Jackets and the Brownwood Lions at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood. The FCA Challenge will be repeated in 2015 in Stephenville at Memorial 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.
Chili’s of Brownwood asks the public to help them support 9-year-old Josh Diaz of Brownwood and his family as they prepare for his impending open heart surgery. Josh is the son of Josh (Sr.) and Destiny Diaz of Brownwood. He is also the grandson of martial arts instructor Augustine Lopez.
A Chili’s Give Back event is set for this Thursday, October 2nd, from 10:45 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. During this event, the public is invited enjoy a meal and know that 20% of the event day meals will be given back to the Diaz family. Diners simply need to tell their server that they are dining to support the Josh Diaz fundraiser. No Give Back certificate is necessary.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Monday, September 29
*8:04 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 17th Street regarding theft. According to the report, a male subject reported that his Yeti cooler had been stolen from in front of his garage.
Tuesday, September 30
*8:17 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Main Street regarding the burglary of a building.
*10:05 AM – Brownwood Police received a report of identity theft. According to the report, an elderly victim was involved and suspects have been named. The incident is pending further investigation, the report states.
*10:49 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 2000 block of Coggin Avenue regarding disorderly conduct.
*12:00 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3600 block of Austin Avenue regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, the renter of a storage building reported a small stereo, wicker bird cage, book shelf and an entertainment center were stolen.*1:29 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 2000 block of Avenue B regarding the burglary of a habitation. The incident is pending further investigation according to police.
Two vehicles collided under the Truman Harlow Overpass Wednesday afternoon with one striking the railroad crossing lights.The accident happened just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Carnegie/Coleman and Main Street. According to emergency responders, the Dodge pickup was traveling southwest through the intersection and failed to yield the right of way to a Chevy Suburban which was traveling north on Main Street. The impact sent the Suburban into the railroad crossing lights causing significant damage to its front end. The passenger side of the Suburban was also heavily damaged. The Dodge pickup also sustained front end damage from the collision.
Howard Payne University’s chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, national honorary band fraternity and sorority, recently transformed the trailer which hauls equipment and instruments for the Yellow Jacket Band. The groups have dedicated the trailer in memory of two students who passed away while members of the band – Chris Jones (1987-2011) and Jeremy Lewis (1979-2000).The upgraded trailer features a vinyl wrap which depicts images of the band and commemorates the lives of Jones and Lewis.
Reports released for the period of September 22-28, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 13 medical emergencies, 3 fire calls, and 2 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, September 22
*9:54 AM – BFD responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 2400 of Ave B. Firefighters checked for injuries and provided first aid.
Tuesday, September 23
*2:11 PM – BFD were dispatched to a fire call in the 8600 block of County Road 225. Fire crews were responding to an alarm for a structure fire which was fully involved. Firefighters arrived on scene with Brookesmith Volunteer Fire Department. The home was a total loss. Overhaul was performed and the Brownwood Fire Marshal arrived to investigate.
Thursday, September 25*9:37 AM – BFD was called to a fire in the 600 block of 6th Street. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a man stating that his neighbors were burning something. After investigating, nothing was found.
The Young Leaders of Brown County will host their next quarterly luncheon on Wednesday, October 8th at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
This quarter's luncheon will feature Jill Evans from Family Services Center. Jill will share with the group about the importance of volunteerism and the many opportunities to volunteer in the Brown County Area.The luncheon, sponsored by Blaylock Funeral Home, will begin at noon and lunch will be provided at no cost. Register online in the events calendar at BrownwoodChamber.org or call Missi Malone at 325-646-9535.
- 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
- St. Mary’s Church to Host Annual Fall Festival, Car and Motorcycle Show October 4th
- Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Program Set for October 9th
- Brown County Commissioners Adopt 2015 Tax Rate Amid Controversy
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/30
- Robert Priddy to be Featured in Brownwood Art Association’s First Thursday Event
- HPU to Host “Blood Moons” Concert this Thursday in Observance of Total Lunar Eclipse
- Woman Injured in Bicycle Versus Motorcycle Accident Tuesday Afternoon
- Big Country Ford Brings Back DRIVE4URSCHOOL Event to Benefit Area Project Graduations October 11