Law Enforcement Blotter 3/3

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Monday, March 2

*10:53 AM – Brownwood Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at Crockett Drive and US Hwy 377 South.  The driver of unit 1, identified as 68-year-old Leetis Wayne Dalton of Bangs, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, according to the report.

*11:04 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2800 block of Glen Cove regarding harassment.  According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 25-year-old Paul Eli Snyder of Brownwood for two local warrants related to expired registration and public display or consumption of alcohol in state park.  Snyder was also issued a trespass warning for this address, the report states.

*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to FM 3100 regarding a suspicious vehicle which had been parked on the side of the roadway for over an hour and a half.  According to the report, the deputy arrived to find a Chevrolet Tahoe that appeared to have driven off of the road and had gotten stuck.  A male subject was slumped over the steering wheel asleep, the deputy reported.  When the deputy woke the male, identified as 37-year-old Gregory Lamar Jones of Brownwood, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol and attempted to administer standardized field sobriety tests, however, the driver stated that he was “too inebriated,” to complete the tests, according to the report.  Jones was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 3/3

BFDlogoSmallReports released for the period of February 23-March 1, 2015 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 35 medical emergencies, 8 fire calls, and 1 motor vehicle accidents.

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

Monday, February 23

*9:23 AM –BFD was dispatched to a fire call on FM 586.  Fire crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the rear of structure.  Firefighters entered the structure and found no smoke or fire in the living area of the residence.  A thermal camera was used to find the fire in the attic which was extinguished.  Winchell and Brookesmith Volunteer Fire Departments were on scene.

Thursday, February 26

*9:33 AM – BFD responded to a fire call at Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Center.  Firefighters arrived on scene to find nothing showing.  After an investigation, firefighters found that an air conditioner blower motor had gone out and caused activation of the alarm. Smoke was cleared from the building and reset the alarms.

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City of Brownwood Asks the Public to Participate in Parks and Recreation Survey

CityofBrownwoodlogo_smallThe City of Brownwood is conducting a survey of all of the City Parks and Recreation facilities and asks the public for input on how they should be improved.

Feedback is important because it will be used to create a 10-year plan (Parks & Recreation Master Plan) which will determine when and where money should be spent to upgrade and revitalize existing facilities and identify any unmet needs of the community related to parks and recreation.

The first Park & Recreation Master Plan was developed with the help of the Lower Colorado River Authority and was adopted by the Brownwood City Council on January 9, 2001 and the City Council approved an updated version on April 22, 2008.

The Brownwood Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a major part of the city being able to receive grants from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD).  The City of Brownwood has benefited from the grant program in the past as a recipient of 5 different grants from TPWD which totaled $1,235,691 over the past ten years.  These include the following:

2005:  Trails Grant for Riverside Park $85,691
2008:  Small Communities Grant for Coggin Park  $50,000
2010:  Indoor recreation Grant for Annex  $500,000
2010:  Outdoor Recreation Grant for Aquatic Center and Sports Complex  $500,000
2013:  Camp Bowie Soccer Complex  $100,000

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Law Enforcement Blotter 3/2

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, March 2, 2015.

Friday, February 27

*12:43 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft.  According to the report, store loss prevention employees had a male subject detained in the loss prevention office for theft.  This call led to the male subject being issued a citation for theft less than $50.

*1:57 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of Vine Street regarding credit card abuse.

*5:37 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Calvert Drive regarding a runaway juvenile.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report that two mailboxes had been damaged at County Road 422 at the entrance to North Lake.  According to the report, it appeared that someone had hit the mailboxes with a vehicle.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year-old Heather Lea Barker of Blanket on a warrant related to theft from person.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Racheal Deann Bishop of Brownwood for driving while license invalid with previous conviction.

*59-year-old Thomas James hickey of Blanket turned himself in on a warrant related to forgery of a financial instrument.

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Morning Collision at Austin and Main Injures One


One man was injured when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Main Street and Austin Avenue Monday morning.

The accident occurred shortly after 8:00 a.m.   The Ford pickup truck, traveling in the inside lane northwest on Austin Avenue, attempted a left turn onto Main Street and collided in the intersection with a City and Rural Routes bus which was traveling southeast on Austin, according to a witness on scene.   At the time of the accident, it was not reported which driver had the right of way.

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City of Brownwood Engineer Don Hatcher Announces Retirement Plans

CityofBrownwoodlogo_smallAfter 30 ½ years as the City’s Engineer with the City of Brownwood, Don Hatcher has announced his retirement.

In his letter to City Manager Bobby Rountree, he states “I have been fortunate and blessed to have been able to continue to serve the citizens of Brownwood and get paid for that I was educated and trained to do, while enjoying most of the tasks and challenges placed before me.”  He went on to say how much he appreciated the support and friendship of the staff.

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Candidates in Place for Brownwood City Council Election

CityofBrownwoodlogo_smallThe filing deadline for candidates in the upcoming Brownwood City Council election passed Friday with a race developing for one of the seats.

Four candidates are now running for the Ward 2 seat on the Brownwood City Council, currently held by Councilman Eddie Watson.  In addition to Watson who filed for reelection, Pat McLaughlin, Ed McMillian and Gary Bostick have filed as candidates for that place on the council.

Ward 3 incumbent Carl McMillan did not file for reelection, and Larry Mathis is the only candidate to file for this seat.

Ward 5 incumbent Jerry DeHay filed for his seat unopposed.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 2/27

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, February 27, 2015.

Sunday, February 22

*2:46 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of W. Austin Avenue regarding a trespass warning.  According to the report, the property owner wished to have a former tenant trespassed from the residence.  After the former tenant’s parents came to pick up his belongings, the property owner noted some items missing, the report states.

Thursday, February 26

* 1:00 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Brooks Avenue regarding a 15-year-old who had run away from home.

*4:14 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 4600 block of River Oaks Circle regarding an assault.  According to the report, the complainant stated that the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Jerod Scott Cyr of Brownwood, had pushed in her front door and assaulted her.  Cyr was arrested for assault causes bodily injury family violence, the report states.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 2/26

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Wednesday, February 25

*12:38 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy dispatched to a residence on St. Patrick Street regarding someone attempting to open the front door of the residence.  The deputy later made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Emerald Drive near Lake Brownwood.  According to the report, the driver of the vehicle, identified as Jeffery Lewis Hale was arrested for giving a fictitious name during the stop.  During the stop, an inventory of the vehicle was conducted which located a black pouch with digital scales and numerous baggies, the report states. One of the baggies contained 1.6 grams of methamphetamine and a small baggie of marijuana which weighed 0.5 grams with packaging, the report states.  Hale was arrested, charged with possession of a controlled substance PG 1 equal or greater than 1 gram less than 4 grams and possession of marijuana under 2 ounces.  Hale was being held in the Brown County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $19,000 bonds as of Thursday morning.

*9:03 PM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 600 block of W. Commerce after the driver was observed tossing a cigarette out of the vehicle’s window, the report states.  According to the report, this stop led to the arrest of 20-year-old Kory Lowery of  Brownwood for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces and an active Kendall County warrant for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.

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Grand Jury Indictments February 2015

BrownCountyDistrictCourtLogoDistrict Attorney Micheal Murray reports that during the February 2015 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 42 indictments were returned against 44 people.

The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office.  Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.

Enrique Ponce: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Jason Preston Gross: Assault Family Violence – Occlusion

Daniel Joseph Taylor: Two Counts Online Impersonation

Parveen Kaur Gill: Intoxication Assault

Adriana Marina Carrillo: Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon

Keith Wayne Hoff: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon

Dave Lee Barrow: Robbery

Jose Luis Martinez, Jr.: Two Counts Assault Family Violence – Occlusion – Prior Conviction Repeat Offender

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