Mineola Police Department reports for the past week included:
April 18 – Officers assisted the Smith County Sheriff’s Department at 2:45 p.m. with the arrest of Joshua Forrester on West Kilpatrick Street on an outstanding Smith County felony warrant.
April 17 – At 2:55 a.m. a man reported that his daughter was at an unknown address on Newsom Street and was in an argument with her boyfriend. Police patrolled the area but couldn’t fine the address due to lack of information.
The school district reported a suspicious person in a wooded area near the football field. Officers responded and patrolled the area but did not find anyone.
Personnel at Missy’s Hair Salon reported that a woman put merchandise in her pocket and walked out. The property was returned. She was given a criminal trespass warning and was issued a ticket for theft.
An argument was reported on Francis Street when a resident told someone to leave but they wouldn’t. However, when the complainant called the police department the person left. An officer responded and spoke with both people involved.
A person reported a concern for a dog in the Walmart parking lot, saying the windows were down about two inches, but they still felt it was too hot. An officer responded, but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.
April 16 – Personnel at Walmart reported a woman left without paying for something and the matter is under investigation with a suspect.
April 15 – Police arrested Levi Lynn Moss, Mineola, for criminal trespass and theft after personnel at Walmart reported he was back in the store after having received a criminal trespass warning there. Police reported Moss was loading stolen merchandise into his vehicle when an officer arrived. The merchandise was returned to the store.
A reckless driver was reported at 6:57 p.m. as not being able to maintain a single lane. An officer responded and stopped the vehicle but found no signs of intoxication.
April 14 – At 5:35 p.m. an off-duty officer approached a man after he saw him in Walmart to let him know he had a misdemeanor warrant out of the police department. The officer provided the man with credentials showing him he was an officer and told the man to walk outside with him, so he could be picked up by a patrol unit. The man took off on foot. Charges are pending for evading arrest.
April 13 – Police worked a one-vehicle rollover accident at the north entrance to Walmart at 1:43 p.m. They reported Arlen Roy Teeters, Mineola, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup in the 2100 block of Pacific Street when he lost control of the vehicle on the wet street. The truck hit the stop sign at the entrance of the store and then rolled over, hitting a tree on the north corner of the property and a wood privacy fence. Members of the Mineola Fire Department extricated him from the vehicle and he was transported to UT Health East Texas in Tyler.
At 3:02 p.m. officers worked a two-vehicle accident in the 500 block of Broad Street. They found that John Pemberton, Jr. of Mineola was traveling west, driving a 2001 Ford F250 truck and attempted a left turn into Ace Hardware in the path of an eastbound 2001 Ford Ranger driven by Jung Nam Min of Hawkins. Min was transported to UT Health East Texas in Quitman.
Police responded to a request for a welfare check of a man on Commerce Street who was seen hitting the dash of his vehicle, while yelling and cussing. An officer responded and talked with him and he said he was upset over relationship issues. He told the officer he was going home.
A resident of Pegues Street reported at 4:54 p.m. that when he left his home the doors were locked. When he returned the front door was open and things were scattered around inside. Nothing was missing and no forced entry was noted.
Police arrested Todd Allen Karch, Mineola, on Inwood Street for an outstanding warrant out of Wood County District Court for online solicitation of a minor.
Police arrested Clint Edward Cash, Bullard, for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, over four grams under 200 after he was stopped on South Pacific Street for failure to signal a lane change.
April 12 – Police worked a two-vehicle accident at 7:47 a.m. on West Broad at Cheek Street. They reported Meredith Stone, Mineola, was headed east driving a 2009 Dodge Aspen, when Jaleesa Pitts of Mineola, in a 2007 Mercedes, pulled out in front of her from Cheek Street. All occupants of the vehicles, including two children with Pitts, were transported to Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
An officer responded to Community Care Center on Mimosa Street on a report of a threat made to one of the residents by a family member.
Just before 10 p.m. someone reported a male at the football stadium walking around the parking lot trying to start a fight with other people. He was gone when an officer arrived. Officers were able to located three males involved in a verbal dispute but they had already separated.