Mineola police reports for the past week included:
Jan. 24 – Police assisted the fire department at a home on Sycamore Street where a woman reported that her home was filled with smoke.
Jan. 23 – Police arrested Nathen Dean Cunningham, 37, Hawkins, for possession of a controlled substance and driving while license invalid. An officer stopped him on a traffic violation on West Broad Street at 1:48 a.m.
Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on North Newsom Street but it turned out to only be an argument between a girlfriend and boyfriend.
Jan. 22 – A resident of North Newsom Street reported a fire pit was stolen from the property.
There was a verbal disturbance reported on McWhorter Street where a woman refused to leave a home after being told to leave. She left the location.
Jan. 21 – Police received a report of a man standing in front of Pizza Hut yelling at passing cars. An officer talked to the man and gave him a ride.
A resident was issued a warning for a burn ban violation of the city ordinance that prevents burning in the city limits.
Police were called at 4 p.m. about someone in the dumpster at The Arbors. Police talked to the person who had been given permission get cans from the container.
Police received a report about a group of young skateboarders who were being reckless in the CVS parking lot. The juveniles had already put their skateboards away when an officer arrived but he talked with them, letting them know they could not be there on skateboards and also telling them what they had been doing was dangerous.
Jan. 20 – An officer assisted three family members finding their way when they got lost on a trail at the nature preserve at 5:54 p.m. They could describe a building they could see in the distance, so the officer turned his lights on and they followed the lights.
Police checked on a welfare concern on Graves Street after a man said he couldn’t get hold of his girlfriend who had his 2-year-old child. Officers weren’t able to get in touch with her until the next morning and found her and the child were all right. She said she had lost her cellphone a couple of days before.
Jan. 19 – There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Wigley Street driving slowly down the road several times. An officer stopped and identified the driver and passenger.
The police department assisted the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 2:32 a.m. when an 18-wheeler jackknifed at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 49 and Loop 564.
Staci Michele Cole, 42, Mineola, turned herself in to an investigator on a Mineola warrant for tampering with evidence.
Police arrested Chandler Britton Maberry, 17, Alabama, at Uniques & Antiques for possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams after an officer was called to the location about Maberry allegedly shoplifting. Police reported Maberry didn’t leave the store with the unpaid merchandise, so no theft charges were filed. However, they found he was in possession of illegal pills.
Police checked the welfare of a Mineola woman after receiving an anonymous letter about her. They found that she was fine.
Police responded to the Garden Apartments on North Pacific Street after a woman called the police department and then hung up. She called back a short time later but refused to give her phone number. Officers found her and reported she was uncooperative, but appeared to be fine.
Jan. 18 – A Ben Wheeler woman reported she believed someone had people following her in Van Zandt County and at Walmart. Police advised her to contact the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Department because this had been happening in Van Zandt County.
An officer was called to the high school on a report of a student being threatened. The officer talked to everyone involved and found it was a misunderstanding.
There was a call that came in at 12:38 p.m. from the sheriff’s office about an 18-wheeler coming in to town on West Broad Street that was swerving. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
Personnel at Cross County Foods on South Pacific Street reported the theft of several items after viewing video surveillance. The matter is under investigation.
A citizen turned in a Sam’s card they had found in the Taco Bell parking lot.
A woman reported leaving her wallet at Taco Bell. She went back to the restaurant and it had been turned in, though the cash that was in it was gone.
Officers were called to check on the welfare of an Arkansas woman at Walmart who seemed to be injured. She had been transferred by ambulance and no offense had occurred.