Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, October 9, 2015.
Wednesday, October 7
*2:28 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Brownwood Regional Medical Center regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that an unknown subject had broken into her car and stole her wallet. A suspect was later identified and a warrant is being sought for the suspect’s arrest, the report states.
*11:00 PM – Brownwood Police responded to a residence on Bowie Circle regarding the burglary of a habitation. According the report, old coins, foreign money, $40,000 cash, a watch, a DVD player and money bags containing loan documents were stolen from the residence. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Thursday, October 8
*4:43 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop regarding speeding. According to the report, during the roadside interview, the passenger, identified as 22-year-old Adijatu Disu surrendered a baggie containing 4.9 grams of marijuana which was in her possession. An additional 0.4 grams of marijuana was located in Disu’s purse along with paraphernalia and a small usable amount of marijuana under the passenger seat, according to the report. All three suspects, identified as 20-year-old Shantell Katelyn Thomas of Highlands, Texas, 20-year-old Mishae Tychelle Roper of Akron, Ohio, and Disu were arrested for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar released sales tax allocation numbers for October which showed an increase in sales tax collections in Brown County cities of Brownwood, Early, Bangs and Blanket. These increases were despite a 0.9% decrease in allocations statewide as compared to October of 2014.
The growth in allocations for Brownwood, Early, Bangs and Blanket keep Brown County cities in a positive growth pattern for the year to date numbers as well. The largest increases in allocations were paid to Blanket and Bangs with increased allocations of 84.29% and 16.2% respectively. Brownwood saw the largest dollar increase with a more than $40,500 increase from 2014.
Early City Administrator Tony Aaron was excited about the continued growth for his city, stating, “The overall health of our local economy has spurred consumer confidence, which in turn continues to improve our economic health. There are seeing a flurry of activity locally that contributes to a positive attitude for positive growth. Building is going on all over town, many of these locations will bring dozens of jobs to the Early market. Others are bringing much need housing to fill the need of several socio-economic statuses. I expect nothing less than continued sales tax collection increases throughout the remainder of this calendar year as our progressive growth encourages local consumer confidence.”
In honor of Fire Safety Month, which is observed annually in October, the City of Early Fire Marshal Seth Ringler along with the support of the Early Volunteer Fire Department will be installing smoke detectors in houses in Early which do not currently have working smoke detectors.
Anyone interested in receiving one of the smoke detectors available will need to call City Hall at 325-643-5451 to be placed on the list. The 75 smoke detectors have been donated by Elliott Electric Supply and Ringler Construction.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, October 8, 2015.
Tuesday, October 6
*11:24 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a property on County Road 477 regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the complainant stated that someone had broken into his home and stole a television, mobile air conditioning unit, and a power inverter. The offense was believed to have occurred between 1:30 p.m. October 2nd and 11:15 p.m. on October 7th.
Wednesday, October 7
*5:41 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3300 block of Stephen F. Austin regarding theft of property. According to the report, a dirt bike was found.
*9:04 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a business on E. US Hwy 377 in Early regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, an unknown person had damaged an ATV.
*10:30 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of Good Shepherd for theft. According to the report, the complainant stated someone stole his string trimmer. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Rudolfo Hernandez Lopez pled guilty to the felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and was sentenced to 30 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Anna Jeanette Coffey pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and was sentenced to 25 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Coffey pled guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Also, Coffey pled guilty to two separate state jail felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 2 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division in each case.
Roger Lynn Camp pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 25 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Harvil Dewayne Hicks
pled guilty to the felony offenses of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon and was sentenced to 7 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Brownwood first responders were called to the scene of a three vehicle accident at the intersection of Coggin Avenue and 8th Street Thursday morning which injured one.
The accident occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. According to one of the drivers involved, a Jeep Liberty traveling southwest was stopped waiting to turn onto 8th Street and a GMC pickup truck was stopped behind it. A third vehicle, a Toyota SUV also traveling in the inside lane, struck the pickup causing it to also rear end the Jeep Liberty.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
Tuesday, October 6
*11:06 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of 10th Street regarding a hit and run accident.
*12:08 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1300 block of 13th Street regarding theft. According to the report, officers were able to locate the suspects and after a short investigation, 31-year-old Laura Roberson of Brownwood was arrested for theft of property equal or great than $100 less than $750 and on an active Erath County warrant related to theft greater than $20 less than $500 by check.
*5:58 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property on FM 585 in regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, the back hatch of a 2002 Ford Explorer had been damaged and a possible suspect was named.
*6:42 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding injury to a disabled person. According to the report, the female complainant stated that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend the previous day as well as on this date. A report of assault of a disabled person with bodily injury was filed and photos of the victim’s injuries were taken.
Howard Payne University will recognize 10 individuals during the Homecoming 2015 celebrations, October 16-17.
This year’s honorees include Dr. Dan Crawford ’64, Distinguished Alumnus; Dr. Sally M. (Davis) Kozoll ’61, Distinguished Alumna; Jeff Mitchell ’02, Outstanding Young Graduate; Melba (Harrelson) Barger ’58, Coming Home Queen; Betty Broome ’95, Medal of Service; Gene Deason ’72, Medal of Service; Dr. Mitzi Lehrer, Grand Marshal; Joe Cardenas ’77, Dr. José Rivas Distinguished Service Award; Tim Brasher ’95, Sports Hall of Fame; and Don Kelso ’80, Sports Hall of Fame.
Nine of the individuals will be recognized during the Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, sponsored by the HPU Alumni Association, on Friday, October 16. The banquet begins at 5 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.hputx.edu/homecoming or call (325) 649-8044. The Dr. José Rivas Distinguished Service award will be presented during the Hispanic Alumni Breakfast on Saturday, October 17.
For more information about these and other Homecoming events, visit www.hputx.edu/homecoming.
Brown County residents came together Tuesday, October 6th to celebrate National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and better places to live. Approximately 50 parties were held across Brown County, an increase over last year’s event.
Neighborhoods across the county hosted block parties with cookouts, games, concerts and visits from emergency personnel and city officials. A canned tuna drive was held at each party to benefit the local food pantry at Good Samaritan Ministries. The goal for the tuna drive was 3000; however Brown County citizens and grocery stores surpassed that goal with more than 3400 cans being donated.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Thursday, October 1
*4:00 PM – Brownwood Police received a report of fraud via telephone from a male complainant from New Jersey. According to the report, two suspects have been identified.
Monday, October 5
* 8:57 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on N. Hwy 183 in regarding a domestic disturbance. The complainant stated that her son had pushed her after a verbal argument, the report states.
*1:08 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3100 block of Austin Avenue regarding debit/credit card abuse. According to the report, the female complainant stated that an unknown suspect made unauthorized charges on her account.
*4:21 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Vulcan Materials, located on County Road 234 in Brownwood regarding found property. The deputy met with the plant supervisor who advised he had discovered a trailer on one of their lots, which did not belong to their company. Further investigation was conducted and it was eventually discovered the trailer belong to a local electric company.
*Bangs Police arrested 33-year-old Eric Edward Babcock on a warrant related to the burglary of a building.