Law Enforcement Blotter 10/22

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Tuesday, October 21

*5:55 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Coggin Avenue, the WesTGo convenience store, regarding the burglary of a building.  According to the report, a glass door was broken and approximately 18 packs of cigarettes were stolen.  After an investigation, a juvenile suspect was identified and arrested, then taken to the juvenile detention center after processing, the report states.

*7:49 AM  - Brownwood Police responded to the 700 block of 3rd Street regarding a hit and run accident.  According to the report, the complainant stated that her City of Brownwood trash receptacle was struck and damaged.

*1:25 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Highland Drive regarding the burglary of a vehicle.  According to the report, a purse containing the female complainant’s belongings was stolen during the incident.  An iPhone, $200 in cash and various personal ID cards and credit/debit cards were stolen, the report states.

*3:36 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on S. Broadway Street in Blanket regarding a license plate which had possibly been stolen off of a motorcycle.   According to the report, the complainant stated that when he arrived home, he observed the license plate on his motorcycle was no longer there.  No suspect information was available at the time of this report.

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Top of Truck Sheared Off After Traveling Through Underpass


A rental truck was badly damaged after it traveled north through the Vine Street underpass on Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred around 10:45 a.m.  According to Brownwood Police on scene, the truck driver misjudged the height of his vehicle and traveled through the underpass, shearing off the top of the box truck.

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Wednesday Morning Two-Vehicle Accident on FM 2126


Brown County emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in the 900 block of FM 2126 in Early, just north of the intersection with Williams Ranch Road.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Michael Sams, a Dodge pickup was traveling north on the shoulder of the road, after the young male driver had missed his turn into a residential driveway.  He was attempting to make a U-turn when his vehicle stuck by a Toyota Camry which was also traveling north.  Neither driver was injured according to Sams.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 10/21

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Friday, October 17

*5:49 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a resident on Big Hill Drive in reference to several puppies, that were left in a crate by the mailbox, with no food or water provided.  According to the report, the puppies were taken to the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.   No suspect information was available, the report states.

Saturday, October 18

*1:25 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the Lake Bridge Volunteer Fire Department on Hwy 279 in Brownwood regarding an accident. The deputy spoke with a witness who stated that an employee of his had been hurt fixing a flat on a tractor tire.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received the report of the theft of a cell phone valued at $180.00.  According to the report, the complainant is homeless and was staying in the home of an acquaintance along with other people.  Possible suspects were named, the report states.

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Dog Recovering After Being Stabbed, New Home and Donations for Medical Expenses Sought

RedPitBullOct2014Brownwood Animal Control, Brownwood Police and EMS were called Monday to an incident of animal cruelty where an owner had allegedly stabbed his pit bull multiple times resulting in the animal being taken to a local veterinary office for emergency care.

According to BPD animal control officer Judy Williams, the incident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m. Monday morning after the owner stated that he could no longer care for the 4-5 year-old male pit bull dog and was attempting to euthanize it himself.

The red and white pit bull is being referred to as “Red” as his name was not available at the time of the incident.  The owner had been transported by EMS after the incident, according to initial unofficial reports.

Williams stated that she took the animal to the Small Animal Medical Center, operated by doctors David Geeslin, DVM and Gayland Gowdy, DVM.  Red was initially taken to the veterinarians in an effort to get him treatment for his serious injuries as well as to document how many wounds he suffered during the attack.  Staff at the veterinary clinic stated Red was stabbed multiple times all over his body and had cuts on his head.

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Candidate Rally Set for Tuesday Night in May

MayCandateRallyImageA Candidate Rally will be hosted from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, October 21st at the May High School Auditorium.  Organizers encourage the public to come and meet the candidates running for May ISD School Board and Brown County elections.

Refreshments will be served.

The Candidate Rally is sponsored by May Neighborhood Watch and May Elementary Student Council.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 10/20 - Man Arrested for Throwing Acid on Local Businessman

LECSmEarly Police responded to a disturbance at a business in the 400 block of Early Blvd. on Saturday, October 18th.  According to Early Chief of Police David Mercer, around 9:00 a.m., a caller reported that the business manager had been attacked by a customer who had thrown acid on the manager’s face.  Early Volunteer Fire Department and EMS also responded to the scene.

Officers were given a description of a suspect vehicle occupied by two white males, which was later located and stopped in the 100 block of Turtle Creek Drive, the report states.

Officers interviewed the occupants who denied throwing acid on anyone; however they did admit to having a verbal confrontation with the manager of the business over a car purchase, according to Mercer’s report.  Officers located a jug of muriatic acid that was half full in the back floor of the vehicle stated Mercer.  According to the report, the men did admit to threatening to throw the acid but stated they did not.  Officers met with the victim, observed signs of acid on the ground as well as the injuries the victim received and spoke with two witnesses at the business who observed the suspect throw the acid, Mercer reported.

The suspect 32-year-old Steven Michael Pringle of Blanket was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon the report states.

Other unrelated law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, October 20, 2014.

Friday, October 17

*6:12 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Good Shepherd Drive regarding a domestic disturbance.  According to the report, no arrests were made; however, an investigation is pending.

*10:22 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Avenue H regarding the burglary of a vehicle.  According to the report, $98 cash was stolen from the vehicle.  No arrests were made at the time of the report; however, the investigation is pending.

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Brown County 4-H Members Thank Commissioners Court for Support


Local 4-H members were recognized by Brown County Commissioners on Monday in honor of 4-H Week, October 5-12, 2014.  Brown County 4-H members brought many fresh baked goods and treats for the commissioners to thank them for supporting 4-H programs each year.

The 4-H group’s visit was a little later than usual as some of the members were involved in several competitions earlier in the month, according to County Extension Agent Nick Gonzales.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 10/17: Car Chase Results in Fugitive Crashing Vehicle into a Church



An attempted traffic stop on a Brownwood man known to have outstanding warrants on Thursday evening ended after the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a local church according to law enforcement officials.

According to Brown County Sheriff’s investigator Carlyle Gover, as he was travelling on West Commerce, he observed a wanted fugitive, Forest Fragua, driving a gray 2002 Chevrolet pickup near the intersection of Terrace drive around 6:25 p.m.

Gover followed Fragua as he drove down Terrace and noted that he failed to signal a turn and also began to increase his speed as if to elude the officer, the report states. A traffic stop was initiated and the patrol unit’s lights were activated; however Fragua failed to stop according to Gover’s report.

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Farm Bureau Sends Fireman to 85th Annual Training School

FarmBureauLogoJeff Davis, a firefighting volunteer from Lake Brownwood Volunteer Fire Department in Brown County was one of the nearly 3,000 Texas firemen this year to graduate from the 85th Annual Municipal Fire School held July 20-25 at the Brayton Fire Training Field on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Representing firefighting personnel from more than 750 cities in 25 states, the annual school educates firemen on a variety of subjects, including specialized fire suppression and rescue techniques, emergency dispatching, officer training, fire investigations and more.

Brown County Farm Bureau and Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies sponsor a fireman from a local fire department each year.  More than 125 county Farm Bureaus statewide have sent firemen to the school.

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