Law Enforcement Blotter 8/3

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, August 3, 2015.

Tuesday, July 28

*1:58 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of Santa Clara regarding the burglary of a habitation.  According to the report, the complainant stated that tools valued at $595 had been stolen from his garage.  No suspect information was available; however, if a suspect can be identified, the complainant wished to pursue criminal charges.

Thursday, July 30

*5:00 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Lakeshore Drive in Brownwood regarding theft.  The elderly victim stated that a known suspect had stolen jewelry from her while cleaning her residence.

Friday, July 31

*7:14 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle for displaying an obstructed front license plate.  After stopping the vehicle, the deputy identified the driver as 31-year-old Michael Edward Ynostrosa of Brownwood.  Ynostrosa had convictions on 9/27/11, 03/31/11, 05/13/10, and 06/01/2009 for driving while license invalid, the report states.  Ynostrosa was arrested for driving while license invalid with previous convictions and his vehicle was towed by Harpers Towing, according to the report.

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Local Roadway Striped, May Cause Confusion for Drivers Until Corrected

CityofBrownwoodlogo_smallBrownwood City Manager Emily Crawford reports that Indian Creek Drive was erroneously striped as a four lane street, instead of two, as per the plans.  The contractor will correct the striping, but it may be Thursday, August 6th before that happens, said Crawford.

“There may be confusion for drivers, as it appears to be a four lane street instead of two,” explained Crawford.  “Please be aware that parking will still be allowed on the street for residences and Southside Church.”

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Monday House Fire in Brownwood


Brownwood Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 1700 block of 2nd Street late Monday morning.

The fire was reported at approximately 11:45 a.m. when smoke was observed coming out of the residence’s windows and roof vent.

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Details Released in Third Arrest Related to Counterfeiting Operation


Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested a third man in connection with a counterfeiting operation in Blanket Thursday afternoon.

According to an arrest affidavit, Richard Wayne Humphries, Sr. was arrested at his residence on two outstanding warrants.  While at the residence, deputies continued the investigation of money counterfeiting, a BCSO investigator stated.

A consent search of the property led to the discovery of a “clandestine” methamphetamine lab, according to authorities.  The components consisted of plastic containers and tubing specifically altered for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and discarded materials from the manufacturing process including lithium battery cases, pseudoephedrine packaging and coffee filters, Coleman fuel containers and a salt container, the affidavit states.  Also found were over 20 hypodermic syringes which are commonly used for the injection of methamphetamine, according to the document.

In the affidavit, the investigator stated that the property borders the Blanket school campus and that he believed it posed a significant hazard to the safety of the public.

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Construction of New Roadway at Camp Bowie Brings Economic Impact to Brownwood


Troops at Camp Bowie have been working this month to build a road around the camp, which brought more than $500,000 in economic impact to the Brownwood area, according to Major Zebadiah Miller, Texas Army National Guard 111th Engineering Battalion.

The weekend of July 18th and 19th, there were 646 soldiers present at the base (Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard), explained Major Miller.  Although several units have departed, nearly 400 soldiers remained at the base working on the project.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 7/30

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Wednesday, July 29

*8:42 AM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 700 block of W. Commerce regarding the driver not wearing a seat belt.  According to the report, as a result of the stop, 59-year-old James Alton Deshields III of Brownwood was arrested for driving while license invalid with previous conviction.

*10:24 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of 3rd Street regarding criminal mischief.  According to the report, a vehicle had been damaged by spray painting the sides and breaking three windows.  A possible suspect was named, the report states.

*12:26 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Fisk Street regarding the passing of counterfeit bills.  According to the report, one $20 and two $100 bills were reported to have been passed at local businesses.

*4:20 PM – Brownwood Police responded to a business in the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding forgery/counterfeiting.  According to the report, a counterfeit $50 bill was used to purchase items at the business.

*7:45 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property on US 183 North in Early regarding criminal mischief.  According to the report, the complainant stated that someone had cut a section of a barbed wire fence.

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Investigation Confirms Counterfeit Operation in Blanket, Leads to Multiple Arrests


Brown and Mills County Sheriff’s Offices worked a cooperative investigation which resulted in the arrests related to a counterfeit money operation, according to Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs.

Brown County Sheriff’s Office assisted Mills County Sheriff’s Office with a probation search at a residence in Blanket on a male suspect identified as Richard Humphries on Wednesday, July 29th.  According to BCSO Captain Vance Hill, Humphries was identified as a possible suspect in the passing of forged US currency in Brown and Mills Counties.

During the search a male, identified as 30-year-old Michael Burnett, Jr. of Blanket, was at the residence, the release states.

A consent search of a vehicle located several counterfeit $20 bills and a subsequent search of a storage building at the same location revealed evidence that both Humphries and Burnett had been printing/forging US currency at the residence in Blanket, according to Sheriff Grubbs.

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Thursday Morning Accident Injures Two


A two-vehicle accident blocked W. Austin Avenue temporarily and injured two Thursday morning.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:40 a.m. when a gray Ford Focus traveling south on Beaver stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection, striking a small white Ford pickup which was traveling northeast on W. Austin, according to witnesses on scene.

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City of Brownwood Announces End of Season Schedule for City Pools


The City of Brownwood Parks and Recreation Department announced the remaining schedule for city pools as summer winds down and school gets ready to begin.

Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center will change to one session per day starting August 4th through August 9th, which will be the last day for the center to be open for the summer.  The remainder of the season will have the following schedule.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 7/29

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Sunday, July 26

*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on FM 586 W. regarding an assault.  According to the report, a female victim stated that a known male subject came to her home, entering without permission, and assaulted the male victim.  The suspect then fled the scene, the report states.

Monday, July 27

*6:59 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding terroristic threats having been made to the complainant by a roommate/friend.

*12:51 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Austin Avenue regarding the theft of a firearm.  According to the report, the firearm was stolen from the complainant’s vehicle.

*2:21 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1700 block of Avenue L regarding an assault.  According to the report, a juvenile suspect was transported to the Brownwood Police Department for processing and was later released to his foster parent.

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