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Law Enforcement Blotter 5/21

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Tuesday, May 19

*7:48 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the Brownwood High School campus regarding minors possibly in possession of tobacco.  According to the report, school officials noted a student walk across the street from the high school to the church parking lot on 11th Street, where students are often found to be smoking.  Two of the three students present were found to be in possession of tobacco and were issued citations for the offense, the report states.  All three students were given three days of in school suspension, according to the report.

*8:07 AM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Ardee Drive near Lake Brownwood regarding an assault.  According to the report, this call led to the arrest of Christopher Allen Craddock for assault family violence causing bodily injury (continuous violence against the family two or more times).

*8:12 AM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the theft of a rabbit.

*6:08 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2800 block of Southside regarding the burglary of a habitation.  According to the report, a tablet was stolen from the residence, valued at $500.  An investigation is ongoing, the report states.

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Public Works Week May 17-23 Recognized in Brownwood

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The City of Brownwood recently recognized public works week, May 17-23, 2015, honoring employees that make it possible for the city to run smoothly.

Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes made a proclamation which was presented to David Harris, City of Brownwood Assistant Division Director of Public Works/Director of Utilities, which stated the importance of public works and encouraged the public to notice and appreciate the services these city employees provide.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 5/20

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Monday, May 18

*7:59 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of Main Street regarding criminal mischief.  According to the report, a suspect threw a large rock through the front windshield of a vehicle, removed the dashboard and stole numerous tools.

*9:57 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to a residence on 13th Street regarding identity theft.

*1:08 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3400 block of Milam Drive regarding an assault.

Tuesday, May 19

*8:45 AM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the area of Brady Avenue and 3rd Street.  According to the report, the driver, identified as 35-year-old Sandra Ann Landers of Brownwood, was found to be operating the vehicle without a driver’s license or insurance.  Landers was arrested for driving while license invalid with previous conviction/suspension without financial responsibility.

*2:28 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1900 block of Durham Avenue regarding the burglary of a habitation.

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Pecan Valley Republican Women to Host Public Forum May 28th for Brownwood City Council Runoff Candidates

McMillianWatsonOn May 28th at 6 p.m. The Pecan Valley Republican Women will be hosting a forum for incumbent Eddie Watson and challenger Ed McMillian as they compete for the Brownwood City Council Ward 2 seat in the runoff election on June 13th.  The forum will be held at the Lehnis Railroad Museum located at 700 East Adams Street.

Watson and McMillian will each be given 10 to 15 minutes to tell the voters in the community about themselves and why they believe they should be elected to serve on the Brownwood City Council.  They will then answer questions submitted in writing before or at the forum which will be presented to Leland Acker who will be serving as the moderator.  Questions are encouraged ahead of time and can be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Law Enforcement Blotter 5/19: Man Loses $2900 in Lottery Scam

LECSmA Brownwood man reported to police Monday, May 18th that he had lost $2900 in what he believed was a phone scam involving the lottery.  According to the report, the victim often plays the lottery, including out of state games, such as a lottery in Las Vegas.

The victim was contacted by phone and informed that he had apparently missed a letter in the mail and that his prize had gone unclaimed for several months, the report states.  The caller, who represented he was with the unclaimed award lottery division of Virginia, asked the victim to obtain a bond from an American based insurance company for the money transfer to be completed, according to the report.  The victim received another call from a representative stating to be with the Federal Trade Commission in California, who instructed him to deposit $2900 into an account with Bank of America to cover fees and processing expenses, according to the report.

When he spoke again to the unclaimed award lottery division, he was told that the second caller did not work for the FTC and he realized he had most likely been scammed, according to the report.  The victim then contacted Bank of America in an attempt to stop the transfer of money, the report states.  Attempts by the officer to contact the unclaimed lottery division of Virginia and the insurance company the victim had contacted were not successful, according to the report.  A search by police of the address of the FTC representative in California was tracked back to a two bedroom condominium, according to the officer’s report.

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Young Removed As Elections Administrator

During a Tuesday afternoon meeting of the Brown County Elections Commission, members retired into executive session to deliberate the evaluation, duties or dismissal of Brown County Election Administrator Suzy Young.

The commission, by a 4-0 vote, decided to remove Suzanne “Suzy” Renee Young from her position as administrator.

On November 5, 2014, Young was arrested for driving while intoxicated after an accident near the Vine Street underpass. Young was travelling northbound when her Chevy Tahoe crossed into the southbound lane, striking a portion of the underpass.

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DaLin Cummings Honored in 2015 BMS Point of Light Ceremony

PointOfLight2015Brownwood Middle School Digital Media Specialist/Librarian, DaLin Cummings, was honored on Wednesday, May 6th, during the school’s annual “Joan Stewart Point of Light” ceremony. The award honors a teacher who portrays the type of excellence in education and life examples that characterized Joan Stewart’s life and teaching career.

In 2005, the science wing of Brownwood Middle School was named the “Joan Stewart Science Hall,” in a dedication program honoring her as an outstanding educator.  Stewart was described in a letter to the BISD Board of Trustees as, “…an outstanding teacher at Brownwood Jr. High/Middle School for 29 years imparting not only science knowledge; but even more importantly, she was an outstanding role model to her students in word and deed.  Joan was also an outstanding leader beyond the classroom in her faith, her family and her hobbies.  In a world that desperately needs heroes, it is truly right and proper to honor Joan Stewart for the out-of-the-ordinary everyday hero she was.”

Cummings’ name was added to the “Point of Light” plaque that is displayed in the BMS Main office, and a book will be added to the library in her honor.  In addition, Cummings received a lamp to symbolize the “light” she has been in the lives of those around her.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 5/18

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, May 18, 2015.

Friday, May 15

*10:00 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Calvert, the Brownwood Middle School, regarding a student found with marijuana.  According to the report, the student was handled administratively as well as criminally.

*11:27 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Vincent regarding the theft of a dog.  According to the report, there are no suspects at this time.

*11:57 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on US Hwy 183 North near County Road 417 regarding no front license plate.  According to the report, the driver, identified as 19-year-old Marquis Dorron Warford of San Antonio, surrendered an orange bong with marijuana residue from his car.  Warford was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was arrested for the offenses of possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia and driving while license invalid.

*2:51 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2000 block of Brady Avenue regarding a civil matter.  According to the report, allegations of family violence were made.

*6:16 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to an incident of disorderly conduct in the 300 block of Center Avenue.  According to the report, the complainant stated that 23-year-old John Ingram of Brownwood had threatened her with shards of glass.  Ingram was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest search or transport, the report states.

*Brownwood Police arrested 38-year-old Caren Vera of Brownwood for disorderly conduct.

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Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 5/18

BFDlogoSmallReports released for the period of May 11-17, 2015 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 19 medical emergencies, 6 fire calls, and 3 motor vehicle accidents.

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

Monday, May 11

*1:25 PM – BFD responded to a fire call in the 100 block of Greenleaf Street. Fire crews determined the steam from a dishwasher had caused an alarm activation, which was determined to be a false alarm.

Tuesday, May 12

*1:32 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call on Brady Avenue.  Firefighters arrived on scene to find nothing showing.  After an investigation, steam was found to be coming from the roof.

Wednesday, May 13

*7:45 AM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of FM 2525 and CC Woodson Road.  Fire crews extricated an occupant and assisted EMS for transport.

*3:08 PM – BFD responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Main.  Firefighters provided first aid and checked for injuries.

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Two Injured in Afternoon Traffic Accident

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Brownwood emergency responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon which injured two.

The accident occurred at around 1:00 p.m. when a turquoise Dodge Dakota truck pulled out from the Commerce Plaza, in the 600 block of W. Commerce, and was struck in the driver’s side by a gray Dodge Dakota which was traveling west.

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