Mineola police reports for the past week included:
Feb. 7 – A resident of Lakeside Place reported a missing necklace.
At 3:58 p.m. there was a report of a driver speeding past a school bus that was dropping off children. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
Police arrested Annabella Marie Miller, 17, Mineola at Walmart for theft after personnel at the store reported catching her placing makeup items in her purse.
A welfare concern was reported when an elderly man was walking near the road on McDonald Street. An officer gave him a ride.
Just before 9 p.m. a resident of West McDonald Street called police because she was suspicious about two men who came to her door wanting to give her a book.
A vehicle stop just before 11 p.m. on South Pacific street led to finding an elderly missing man out of Nacogdoches. An officer assisted in getting the man and his car to police department and called a family member to pick him up.
Feb. 6 – At 3:34 a.m. police received a call to a welfare concern on Loop 564 near Walmart. A concerned driver reported that an 18-wheeler was stopped in the westbound lane and the driver was incoherent. An officer checked on the man and found that he was asleep while sitting in the lane of traffic. Emergency medical responders were called and cleared him of any medical issues. He pulled into Walmart and slept.
A woman reported fraudulent charges on her debit card at Walmart.
A counterfeit $10 bill was reported by personnel at Subway.
Officers assisted with a medical call on North Line Street.
Feb. 5 – A man reported receiving a scam attempt in the mail because he wanted to make other citizens aware of it. He said he received three checks in the mail with instructions to deposit them and then to buy ITunes cards with part of the money, to be sent back to the scammer.
Feb. 4 – there was a report of a suspicious vehicle at Lakeview Bible Church at 12:06 p.m., circling the parking lot with a covered license plate. However, an officer was unable to find the vehicle.
At 1:49 p.m. an officer assisted the fire department and EMS at O’Reilly’s parking lot when an elderly man fell and hit his head on the concrete. He was transported to the hospital in Quitman and then to a Tyler hospital.
Police took a complaint of a reckless drive coming from Lindale. However, they were detained by the train. The witness said that the vehicle dropped off someone at the train depot and headed back in the direction of Lindale.
Around 8 p.m. a woman reported seeing a child who appeared to be 7 or 8 years old running in the area of 1200 North Pacific Street without an adult. An officer couldn’t find the child.
At 10:49 p.m. there was a report of a pursuit entering into Wood County from Van Zandt County and then entering the city limits. The officers blocked traffic while Van Zandt County officers pursued the vehicle. The vehicle then left the city limits and headed toward Lindale.
A welfare concern was reported by a woman who was Skyping with an elderly man on North Newsom Street and said he appeared sick. The man was contacted and EMS was contacted.
Feb. 3 – There was a report of a reckless driver coming in from Highway 37, failing to maintain a single lane. But an officer watched and didn’t see any violations, noting it was an elderly couple.
Another reckless driver was reported coming into the city from the east on Highway 80, but the vehicle turned off on to a county road before reaching the city so the sheriff’s department was notified.
Feb. 2 – Police arrested Sam Ali Teymoupour, 37, Mineola, on South Pacific Street for disregarding a traffic light, expired registration and driving while license invalid (enhanced). He was stopped at 3:07 a.m. for running a red light.
An officer assisted with an 18-wheeler fire at Loop 564 and Highway 80 at 7 a.m.
There was a complaint about a couple begging for money at Taco Bell, as well as at Northgate Plaza. An officer went to find them but couldn’t locate them.
At 3:50 p.m. there was a report of a kidnapping but after a swift response by officers, it was found to only be an argument. An officer gave one of the people involved a ride to another location for a couple of days.
There was a report about a vehicle in the Pizza Hut parking lot with beer cans on the hood. An officer checked on the owner of the vehicle and found no signs of intoxication.