Mineola police activities for the past week included:
July 26 – A civil matter was settled when a woman said she paid a man to fix her vehicle but he didn’t do so. The man met her in the parking lot at the police department and paid her.
July 25 – A bag of marijuana was found in the Brookshire’s parking lot and turned in to the police.
A man reported a bicycle was stolen from Belcher Street.
A small child was accidently locked in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. Someone broke out a window before police arrived and the child was unharmed.
Officers were called to Brenda Lane when a woman reported a female neighbor wanted to fight the reporting party’s sister. They were separated.
July 24 – an officer reported four juveniles walking down the road at 3:35 a.m. and gave them a ride to their home on Stone Street. The officer spoke with the parent and issued warnings to the juveniles for the curfew violation.
Officers were unable to locate a man acting strange on University Street reported at 10:42 p.m.
The Animal Control officer was called to Walmart for a dog locked in a vehicle at 12:48 p.m. The reporting party called back to let police know the owner was with the dog and had left the area.
A mother requested an officer speak with her son about problems she is having with him. The officer did speak with him.
At 9:18 p.m. a woman reported a vehicle had run up in her mother’s yard at Hart and Wells Streets. Officers found the male driver passed out in the vehicle. He called someone to pick him up.
At 11:56 p.m. officers answered a call to Evans Street about a disturbance between a man and his wife. She was given a courtesy ride to another location for the night.
July 22 – At 1:40 a.m. officers assisted Wood County Sheriff’s deputies with a reported disturbance at the Budget Inn Motel on Hwy 80 East.
At 4:31 a.m. an officer was dispatched to the Best Western because an drunk woman was in the lobby. She said a man was possibly coming back that she did not want there.
At 5:42 a.m. Earsel Gene Pierce, 55, Quitman was arrested for a parole warrant, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram. When an officer approached Pierce he had the warrant and was in possession of pills and a methamphetamine pipe with residue.
Officers were dispatched to a welfare concern on Sycamore street when a man at appeared unstable and was acting strangely.
July 21 – An officer stopped Glenn David Stockard, 63, Sanger, for a traffic violation at 2:35 a.m. and issued citations for expired registration and no insurance. He was told to leave the vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart and have someone pick him up, and if the vehicle was seen on the road it would be towed. Police reported that Stockard then called 911 and reported a wreck at the loop and Highway 80. The officer could not find a wreck and found out it was Stockard who made the report so he could leave the parking lot. Stockard was located at his girlfriend’s house and arrested for making a false report.
A man on Meadowbrook reported a safety switch connecter mounted to a SWEPCO pole was stolen. It is under investigation
At 3 P.M. an officer assisted a person whose vehicle ran out of gas on Johnson and Blair.
A resident reported several charges on her debit card in Houston that she did authorize. The report is under investigation.
A women reported getting calls from a man who said he would reimburse her for a computer fraud she had a couple months ago if she would log on to her computer. She refused and went to the police department. An officer talked to the man and told the woman to block the number and to not log on to the computer at someone’s request.
July 20 - Two men had an argument on West Patten Street and one threatened to assault the other. One left the residence so the other person could get their belongings.