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Missing Grandmother Found Alive After Car Accident Stranded Her in Ravine for Days

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A Brownwood woman who never made it to a family reunion in Oklahoma over the weekend was found 48 hours after crashing into a ravine, according to her granddaughter Lynzee Mobley of Dublin.

75-year-old Wanda Mobley had attempted to travel alone to McAlester, Oklahoma for the reunion and had taken a wrong turn in Breckenridge.  At approximately 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, on Hwy 183 just four miles outside of Seymour, Texas where she had planned to eat lunch and call family, she swerved to miss an animal that had darted onto the roadway, explained Lynzee.  Her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a ravine out of the view of traffic.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 6/30

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Sunday, June 28

*10:37 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to signal a turn and for a defective brake lamp.  According to the report, during the stop an odor of marijuana was detected and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted.  The driver, identified as 28-year-old John Raymond Wilkerson, was arrested for narcotics found in the vehicle (possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces) and for attempting to destroy and/or conceal some of the narcotics.  Wilkerson was also charged for not having a driver’s license and the truck having an expired license plate.

Monday, June 29

*2:02 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of 8th Street regarding a domestic disturbance.  This call led to the arrest of 17-year-old Rebecca Kayla Rivas for assault causes bodily injury family violence.

*5:59 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding theft.  According to the report, a female identified as 29-year-old Barbara Benson of Brownwood had walked out on a tab totaling $134 at the restaurant.  Benson was located and arrested for theft and on an active warrant for an unrelated case of theft.

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One Airlifted after Tuesday Afternoon Accident

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A two-vehicle accident at C.C. Woodson Road and Williams Ranch Road Tuesday afternoon injured two people with one patient being air lifted.

The accident occurred at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday when a blue Chevy Trailblazer traveling on Williams Ranch Road attempted to turn onto C.C. Woodson and was struck by a silver van, according to witnesses on scene.

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City of Brownwood Announces Independence Day Closing and Trash Service Schedules

CityofBrownwoodlogo_smallBrownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Friday, July 3rd.  Residents with blue or green carts please note that your collection days will be as follows:

  • Thursday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday (one day early)
  • Friday’s routes will be collected on Thursday. (one day early)

The Recycling Center and Landfill will be open on Friday, July 3rd and closed on Saturday, July 4th.

The City of Brownwood collects bulky items including brush and tree limbs from residential customers at no charge, please cut them into lengths of 5 feet or less and notify the Sanitation Department at 325-643-4200 or online at http://www.ci.brownwood.tx.us/sanitation.htm.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 6/29

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, June 29, 2015.

Thursday, June 25

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of theft by check.  According to the report, a local veterinarian had been given a check for the amount of $905 for services rendered and the check did not clear.  Charges are being pursued, the report states.

Friday, June 26

*11:51 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to a residence in Brownwood regarding the alleged sexual assault of a child.

*2:07 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 900 block of W. Baker Street regarding the burglary of a habitation.  The incident is pending further investigation, the report states.

*4:04 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding theft.  According to the report, a female who had an active criminal trespass warning for the business was seen by an employee while she concealed items from the store.  When the employee confronted the female, she fled the store, the report states.

*4:27 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding a hit and run accident.   According to the report, a suspect vehicle was located and an investigation was begun.

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Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 6/29

BFDlogoSmallReports released for the period of June 22 - 28, 2015 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 18 medical emergencies, 9 fire calls, and 3 motor vehicle accidents.

Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:

Monday, June 22

*11:27 AM – Brownwood Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries at the intersection of 4th Street and Avenue K.

Tuesday, June 23

*12:17 AM – Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched to a fire call in the 1000 block of Coggin Avenue.  No incident was found on arrival.

*1:28 PM – Brownwood Fire Department MVA Austin Ave / Coggin Ave involving 2 vehicles with no injuries.

*2:33 PM – Brownwood Fire Department was called to a fire on Hwy 183 South.  Firefighters arrived on scene with Early Volunteer Fire Department and assisted with extinguishment of the fire.

*8:12 PM – Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched to a fire call in the 100 block of Avenue I.  Firefighters investigated a dumpster/trash fire.  The fire was out upon arrival.

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Brown County Jail to Look into Transfer Contracts to Ease High Population Concerns

CommCtArticle2014Brown County Jail has seen a rising inmate population and is looking to explore contracts with other jails to help with the nearing capacity jail count.

Brown County Commissioners approved Jail Administrator Becky Caffey’s request to look into the cost and possibilities of working with other counties for transfer of inmates to other facilities to “help ease population and stay in compliance.”

County Judge Ray West stated that the jail count, according to a report given with the request, was at 188, and mostly male in population.

Caffey explained that the jail count has been hovering at a high rate and not going down, and the holding cell numbers fluctuate but all wings stay full at a population of 180 or more.  “We need to start exploring possible contracts with other counties.”  She explained that it would be best to contract with nearby counties but that counties with newer facilities should be considered, since these would not be at full capacity.  Counties such as Comanche, Taylor, Shackelford, Nolan and Gillespie were mentioned as possibilities.  Caffey stated that having a contract with nearby counties would help ease the burden of transports which cost both time and money.

Commissioners approved the request for Caffey to explore transfer contracts with other county jails for housing Brown County overflow inmates, leaving the details as to what population count would be the trigger for transfers to Caffey’s discretion.

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Federal Updates to Temporarily Impact Commercial Driver License Services

TexasDPS_logoThe Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is informing the public that commercial driver license (CDL) transactions – including originals, renewals, duplicates or changes – will be unavailable starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2, due to a planned nationwide update by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to the Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS). Commercial driver license services will resume on at noon Monday, July 6. Commercial driver license services in all states will be impacted. All other driver license services will still be available.

Please note: Commercial driving tests previously scheduled for July 3 will be honored, but final completion will be delayed until CDLIS returns to service July 6.

CDLIS is a nationwide system that enables state driver licensing agencies to complete required procedures related to issuing an original, renewal or modification of a commercial driver license. States are required by federal law to use CDLIS in order to exchange essential information regarding commercial drivers, traffic convictions and disqualifications.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 6/26

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, June 26, 2015.

Wednesday, June 24

*5:43 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 900 Belle Plain Street regarding theft.  According to the report, a vehicle was burglarized and a tool box containing a variety of tools was stolen.

Thursday, June 25

*9:34 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Brady Avenue regarding the burglary of a habitation.  According to the report, several items were removed from the residence.

*12:28 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3300 block of Stephen F. Austin regarding assault family violence.  According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 20-year-old Trevolia Jaleel Rudd for assault with injury family violence by strangulation.

*4:13 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1300 block of Avenue A regarding a dog bite.  According to the report, the dog was put down due to aggressive behavior.  A report was filed for follow-up by an animal control officer.

*6:56 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Killarney Drive regarding the burglary of a vehicle.  The complainant stated that his ex-wife had broken into his vehicle between 6:45 PM and 7:00 PM on this date.  The suspect stated that she had taken nothing from the vehicle but had been looking for the keys to a jet ski that was once on the property, the report states.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 6/25

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Tuesday, June 23

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of theft.  According to the report, the complainant had sold a pickup truck to a buyer and when he attempted to cash the check, the bank informed him that the buyer had put a stop payment order issued against the check.

Wednesday, June 24

*9:55 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Belle Plain regarding the burglary of a coin operated machine, a vacuum at a car wash.

*7:56 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Avenue E regarding theft.  According to the report, a bicycle belonging to the complainant’s son was stolen from the residence.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Joseph Anthony Mendieta of Austin on a warrant related to a surety withdrawal/manufacture delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram.

Thursday, June 25

*12:24 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2200 block of Durham Avenue regarding a noise nuisance.  According to the report, loud music was coming from the apartment behind the residence and the vehicles around the residence.   This call led to the issuance of citations for minor in consumption of alcohol to several juvenile subjects, both male and female.

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