Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, August 06, 2013.
Friday, August 2
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report (by telephone) of the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the home on Hwy 183 North in Early had been entered without the owner’s permission and a bag of tools along with several vinyl records were removed from the property.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle from a home on County Road 608. According to the report, the complainant stated that her niece had taken the vehicle without permission.
Saturday, August 3
*4:41 PM – Brownwood Police were called to St. Patrick’s Street regarding theft. According to the report, a homemade barbeque pit and miscellaneous scrap metals were stolen from the property sometime during the hours of 8:00 p.m. August 2nd and 2:00 p.m. on August 3rd.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of theft at CARE Inc. According to the report, the complainant advised that his wallet had been stolen out of his nightstand by an unknown suspect sometime between August 1st and 3rd.
Monday, August 5*9:40 AM – Brownwood Police received a report of the theft of a cell phone. According to the report, the complainant stated that their cellular phone had been inadvertently left at Home Depot at the cash registers or in the parking lot.
Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley released crime statistics from the police department for the month of July along with year-to-date numbers for 2012 and 2013.
Corley releases Brownwood Police Department crime statistics on a monthly basis as a program to have a department that is more transparent to the public. Corley stated that he also looks at these numbers to see where the department needs to focus.
Corley said that there were 108 reported crimes in July which is decreased from the previous month. Of these crimes, 43.5% were cleared either by arrest or after further investigation. Of note, reports of assaults were down by 18 incidents as compared to the month of June; however, larceny theft was up 15 incidents in July as compared to the previous month.
Traffic accidents for July were decreased by 1 case when compared to the month of June. There were 5 more incidents of driving while intoxicated this month than in the previous month.Year-to-date, 2013 appears to be continuing a decreasing trend of total crimes than the number reported in 2012. Of those crimes 41% were cleared as compared to 27.4% for the same timeframe during the previous year. Of note, larceny theft was down by 67 cases, or 19.9%, as compared to the same timeframe during 2012.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 1st for Serendipity celebrating their new membership.Opened by Joey Broussard in June of 2013, Serendipity features vendors of various products including children’s clothing, antiques, home décor, furniture, hand painted art, women’s clothing including plus sizes and much, much more. Stop by between 10:00 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday and check out the great variety of products.
The pre-collegiate program at Howard Payne University is announcing upcoming fall classes in music and art. Classes and lessons are available for both children and adults and will begin on Monday, September 2. The registration deadline for the fall semester is Friday, September 6.
Music classes offered this fall include piano, voice, strings, guitar, band instruments, Kindermusik and the Kids’ Musical Theatre Chorus, “Stinger Singers.” Art classes include beginning and intermediate drawing and painting.“The Pre-Collegiate Music and Art program at HPU is designed to serve Brownwood and the surrounding communities by providing music and art lessons to children and adults,” said Diane Owens, program director. “Our program fosters the love of music and art inherent in all students and seeks to develop these abilities in each individual. We welcome the opportunity to work with each student and hope that everyone’s experience with the program is fulfilling and rewarding.”
It’s time to start thinking about our annual Walk Across Texas Physical Fitness program which will kick-off this fall in Brown County. Walk Across Texas is a great way to meet new people, start a healthy habit, enjoy a little friendly competition, get fit, have fun and spend prime time with your family friends, colleagues, etc.. It is a fun and flexible way to exercise. A Walk Across Texas team is composed of 8 people with 1 team captain. The team can be your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or family members.
The goal of the program is to walk 830 miles “across Texas” in 8 weeks. That averages to about 13 miles per week per person. However, that is an average. If you don’t log that much in the beginning, you can catch up as your endurance builds. Of course, you can walk more than 13 miles each week. You can walk together or individually, outside or at a mall or on a treadmill, any way that fits your schedule and lifestyle. Miles are reported on a weekly basis to the team captain.If you don’t enjoy walking, but like to run, bicycle, dance, swim or any other form of physical activity- those activities count too. There is an exercise equivalency chart that converts these activities into recorded miles, so you are not limited to just walking.
The Howard Payne University football team was pre-season picked to finish seventh in the 2013 American Southwest Conference pre-season poll after a vote of the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media members, the ASC office announced on Tuesday.
Howard Payne finished 1-9 overall and 1-6 in ASC action last season under first year head coach Roger Geise. The Yellow Jackets return over sixty players from last season's squad and expect to have over 160 total report for workouts.
Howard Payne will open the 2013 season at home on September 7th versus Trinity University at 6:00 pm. The next two weeks will see a road game at Southwestern Assemblies of God and then a home game versus NCAA D-II Wayland Baptist. The Jackets will have an open week after that before opening conference play versus Louisiana College on October 5th at home.
The second of four defendants accused in the Ronald Philen murder case accepted a plea bargain on Monday with the Brown County District Attorney.
Officials at the Brown County DA’s office confirmed that 22-year-old Efrain Castillo III pled guilty to 1st degree murder in exchange for a 40-year sentence with the possibility of parole and agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in the trials of the other two remaining defendants, 22-year-old Pedro Rocha, Jr. and 23-year-old Matthew Scott Navarro. Castillo’s plea bargain mirrored that of the first defendant Alex Gil, Jr. who also received 40 years for the crime in exchange for cooperation in the investigation back in June.
Castillo was arrested and booked into the Brown County Jail on January 11, 2012, held without bond, and initially charged with capital murder as were the other three suspects. Rocha was the first to be arrested on January 9, 2012, followed by Castillo, Gil and Navarro on the 11th.Philen’s brother Randall was originally convicted of his brother’s murder in November of 2011 and sentenced to life in prison. He was released on January 11, 2012 after a confidential informant brought new evidence to the Brownwood Police Department which proved Randall Philen did not murder his brother.
The Brownwood Art Association will feature local photographer’s artwork in an upcoming exhibit titled “Black and White: An Exhibit of Photographic Art.”
The new exhibit will open this Saturday, August 10th at a reception from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Art Center located at 215 Fisk Street in Brownwood with wine and ice cream being served.The exhibit will feature photography from local artists from the Brownwood Art Association Photo Group.
Buffalo Wild Wings obtained a permit for construction at its new location in Commerce Square last week and the general contractor is at work in hopes of opening sometime in November.
A lease was signed in recent months between Commerce Square owner Phillips Edison and Company and the new Buffalo Wild Wings owner who also owns the Taco Bell in Brownwood as well as a Taco Bell and Buffalo Wild Wings in Abilene. The owner took possession of the property last week and construction began.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, August 05, 2013.
Tuesday, July 30
*5:12 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 4400 block of U.S. Hwy 377 South regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the complainant stated that her unsecured vehicle had been burglarized while she was parked at Hastings. A camouflage backpack containing miscellaneous female clothes and medications were taken from the vehicle, the report states.
Friday, August 2
*6:50 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding the theft of a bicycle.
*8:43 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Avenue E regarding theft. According to the report, a daybed frame had been stolen off of the complainant’s front porch. The complainant named several suspects and planned to check local scrap yards and see if the frame could be located, the report states.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24-year-old Orlando Enrique Carrillo for possession of a controlled substance.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Joshua Dean Harrell of Snyder for assault causes family violence and a Brazoria County warrant for assault causes bodily injury.
Local athletes Early Middle School student Jake Angerstein and Brownwood High School student Sydney Roberts recently competed in the West Texas Junior Champions Tour held on August 1st and 2nd in Kerrville and placed well in the event.
Angerstein is the son of Jason and Diana Angerstein of Early. He shot a 75 and 78 for a 2-day total of 153 to securing second place in the 12-13 boys age bracket.
- Statewide Photo Campaign to Promote Drought Awareness Launches
- Lions Start Two-A-Days to Prepare for 2013 Season
- Brown County 4-H News and Updates
- Chili’s Give Back Events Scheduled to Help Lionettes Raise Funds to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Tickets Available for Good Samaritan Ministries Massimo Utility Vehicle Raffle to Benefit Deer Project
- Brownwood Reunion 5K/10K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk Registration Underway
- Grand Jury Indictments July 2013
- Good Samaritan Ministries Offering Box Fans for Seniors
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/2
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- Bruner Toyota Receives 2012 President’s Award
- Governor’s Small Business Forum to be Held in Brownwood August 29th