Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, March 14, 2014.
Friday, March 7
*Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Crothers Street regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, weapons were allegedly displayed by the individuals involved in the incident. An investigation is pending, the report states.
Wednesday, March 12
*5:55 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of 2nd Street regarding a reckless driver. According to the report, a relative of the victim attempted to run the victim over with their vehicle. A report documenting aggravated assault was filed, according to police.
Thursday, March 13
*10:45 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Market Place Blvd. regarding theft. According to the report, a suspect was named and charges are expected to be filed.
*11:18 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Baker Street regarding a domestic disturbance involving a male and female. According to the report, the female was determined to be intoxicated. At the conclusion of the call, the female was released to a sober individual; however, later that same night, officers observed the female walking on a sidewalk in downtown Brownwood. She was evaluated and determined to be intoxicated, and deemed a danger to herself and others. Subsequently, 41-year-old Stephanie Lynn Gonzales of Brownwood was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
BRMC Volunteer Peggy McCrane was honored as the February 2014 Volunteer of the Month during the March 2014 Executive Board Meeting of the Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers. She has been a Volunteer for over 12 years having joined the organization in 2001. Peggy is a familiar face at the Volunteer Information Desk located at the front entrance of Brownwood Regional Medical Center where she provides assistance to patients, their family members, and visitors to the Medical Center. She served as the Secretary of the BRMC Volunteer Organization from 2006 thru 2008. Peggy has over 1330 hours of Volunteer Service at BRMC.
When asked why she became a BRMC Volunteer, she explained that she began as a Junior Volunteer in a hospital in San Antonio, Texas through the encouragement of her mother, who was a hospital volunteer. When she moved to Brownwood, Texas she joined the BRMC Volunteers through the encouragement of BRMC Volunteers with whom she became friends. Volunteering and giving back the community is part of a family tradition for her. Peggy also enjoys seeing the smiles on the faces of BRMC patients, visitors, and staff when they are assisted by a volunteer.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Tuesday, March 11
*11:31 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputy Troy Boulter was dispatched to a residence on Sportsman Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, a male complainant/victim stated that he and a female relative had gotten into an argument which led to her pointing a pistol at him and later at herself. Because he knew the weapon was loaded and he was afraid for his life, he left and went to a neighbor’s home, the report states. The female, identified as 33-year-old Benita Wright Johnson, was located and interviewed and confessed to destroying the complainant’s cell phone and ruining his clothes by bleaching and cutting them up with a pair of scissors, according to the report. 59-year-old Benita Johnson was arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon and for criminal mischief.
Wednesday, March 12
*6:18 a.m. Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 7-11 convenience store in the 3800 block of 4th Street regarding a male subject coming into the store covered in blood. According to the report, a store employee was able to give a description of the male’s vehicle as well as provide a first name, and police later located the male’s vehicle at a residence on Phillips Street.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Monday, March 10
*7:55 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 200 block of Brown Street regarding the burglary of a motor vehicle. According to police, the complainant stated that he had left a company vehicle parked over the weekend and when he returned on Monday, he noticed an item missing from inside the vehicle.
*3:13 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Custer Road regarding theft. According to the report, a package had been stolen before it could be delivered.
*3:17 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 200 block of S. Broadway regarding a sexual assault. According to the report, the calling party stated that a male subject who was currently on community supervision had admitted to sexually assaulting a juvenile female. The subject had not been interviewed at the time of the report.
*5:33 PM – Brownwood Police received via phone the report of a stolen wallet.
*7:15 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Limerick Drive regarding theft and criminal mischief. According to the report, a known subject had forfeited street signs to the complainant in approximately October 2013 and that he now wished to file charges on the subject.
*7:27 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2000 block of Brady Avenue regarding a citizen’s dispute. According to the report, the officer spoke to complainants regarding a possible aggravated assault with display of a deadly weapon. A possible suspect was identified; however, he could not be located at the time of the report, according to police.
Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs released March sale tax allocation numbers this week reflecting January sales, and Brown County as a whole continued to show an increase in sales.
The City of Early was up a little more than 25%, Bangs grew 11% and Blanket was up more than 132% as compared to the same month last year. Brownwood was very slightly down in sales tax for the month at -1.82%.
Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their March local sales tax allocations totaling $553 million, up 4.1 percent compared to March 2013.
“Sales tax revenue continues its growth streak and has now increased for 47 consecutive months,” Combs said. “Growth in tax collections was seen across all major economic sectors including oil and gas, wholesale trade and the services sector.”
The sales tax figures represent January sales reported by monthly tax filers.
Reports released for the week of March 3-7, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 13 medical emergencies, 1 fire call, and 3 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest include:
Monday, March 3
*3:13 PM – BFD was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident in the 3000 block of S 377 involving 2 vehicles with no injuries.
*4:59 PM – BFD responded to a single vehicle rollover accident in the 2800 N 279. Firefighters assisted with loading of patient for transport by Guardian EMS ambulance.
Every March, the American Red Cross celebrates Red Cross Month and Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes recognized the occasion Monday with a proclamation.
March was first proclaimed as Red Cross Month 71 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1943, every president, including President Obama, has made the designation since. The Red Cross is synonymous with helping people, and has been doing so for more than 130 years. Everyday heroes lend a hand to those in need in communities across the country. Whether it’s helping disaster victims get on the road to recovery, giving blood to help a hospital patient, stepping forward to assist someone having a heart attack or to save a drowning child, or simply brightening the day of an injured service member who is in a hospital far from home.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Monday, March 10
*8:08 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of 6th Street regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, an unknown subject had tampered with the gas tanks of two operable vehicles parked at the residence, possibly stealing gas from the vehicles. Based on evidence at the scene, the suspect appeared to have poured a liquid mixed with sugar into the gas tanks of both vehicles, the report states.
*11:44 AM - Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, two subjects were caught shoplifting several items of store merchandise. Subsequently, 31-year-old Jason Issac Moya of Comanche was charged with theft less than $1500 with two prior convictions and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 3 less than 28 grams. Due to certain circumstances, the other subject was released at the scene and a warrant will be sought for her arrest for theft greater than $50 less than $500.
*3:39 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, a male suspect was observed by a store loss prevention employee opening and concealing two packages of golf balls (valued at $44.94) in an attempt to steal the items. The suspect was issued a citation for Class C theft.
The Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of public meetings in late March to encourage public comments on the FY 2015-2018 Rural Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Brownwood District. The public is encouraged to offer input on area transportation plans.
A TIP is a capital improvement program developed by local and state transportation agencies. It includes a list of transportation projects that are drawn from a long-range statewide plan. The TIP serves as a short-term programming document that lists approximately four years of funded transportation projects.
Meetings for the Brownwood District will be hosted at the following locations and times:
10 a.m. March 26: Connellee Hotel West Room, 209 W. Main Street, Eastland,
Texas 76448. This meeting will cover projects in Comanche, Eastland and
10 a.m. March 27: Hostess House Meeting Room, 1406 U.S. 281 South
(intersection of US 281 and US 190 at Hancock Park), Lampasas, Texas 76550.
This meeting will cover projects in Lampasas, Mills and San Saba Counties.
10 a.m. March 28: Adams Street Community Center, 511 East Adams, Brownwood,
Texas 76801. This meeting will cover projects in Brown, Coleman and
United States Congressman K. Michael Conaway invites area high school students interested in attending a military service academy to an “Academy Day” event on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in San Angelo. School faculty, counselors, and parents are also encouraged to attend.
Academy Liaison Officers, ROTC Representatives and others will be on hand to meet with prospective students and their families. The “Academy Day” program will feature information about the nomination process involved in securing academy appointments.
Students who reside in the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to submit their applications in the spring of their junior year of high school to Congressman Conaway at his San Angelo Regional Office, 33 East Twohig, Suite 307, San Angelo, Texas, 76903. Deadline for completed applications to be received for the Class of 2019 (entering the Academy – Summer of 2015 ) will be October 22, 2014.