Mineola Police Report

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Mineola police reports for the past week included:

May 23 – At 10:37 a.m. The crisis center said a man called asking for help. Offers arrived at his location and spoke with him on East Broad Street. The man later went to UT Heath in Quitman for an evaluation.

A hit-and-run vehicle accident was reported at 11:06 p.m. on South Pacific Street. The driver was heading south when a small blue vehicle tried to change lanes and scratched the side of her vehicle with the mirror. The blue car did not stop.

An officer responded to the Mineola Health Care Residence Center and spoke with a resident about a civil manner.

Fraud was reported when a woman found someone charged her bank account without her knowledge.

An argument was reported at 3:27 p.m. in the parking lot of the police department between a man and woman. Several officers responded, but the man left before officers arrived. The woman said the two were separating from a residence out in the county. She also reported that the man pulled up on her way to Mineola and displayed a shotgun. The sheriff’s department was contacted and deputies took over the investigation.

A woman reported her iPad was missing at 4:07 p.m. from her vehicle at Brookshire’s the day before. The woman later said she could have left it on her room while driving to the store.

An argument was reported at 5:36 p.m. at the police department lobby over visitation of children between a man and his ex-wife. Officers separated the two and spoke with each one of them about their concerns.

May 22 - At 10:08 a.m. a woman reported her sister was at her door on McWhorter Street wanting to move in, and she did not want her sister on the property. An officer responded but the two women worked things out when the officer arrived.

A cell phone case was found by a person on East Broad Street and was turned in. The case contained a driver’s license and money. The owner was located and the belongings were returned to the owner.

Identity Theft was reported by a woman at Bank of America alerted her that someone was trying to take a credit card in her name.

A welfare concern was reported at 1:49 p.m. by a postal employee about an elderly woman walking at the intersection of Newsom and Meadowbrook. The officer made contact with the woman but she was fine and was going to vote.

Personnel at Wood County National Bank reported a suspicious vehicle at 2:11 p.m. near the side of the building. Officers made contact with the individual and everything was fine. The man was sitting in the shade using the phone.

A citation was written at 9:39 p.m. on McWhorter Street for a city ordinance violation of burning. The man was burning material in a burn pit. The fire was put out.

May 21 - A disturbance was reported on Lee Drive between a man and woman. An officer responded and found the incident to be verbal only. The two were separated.

A driver was reported at 9:05 a.m. to be driving all over the road and on the curbs. With the help of witnesses calling in their location the driver was stopped by the officers on West Broad Street. A Department of Public Safety trooper responded and performed a field sobriety test on the driver who passed. A vehicle search was conducted with the help of the sheriff’s department canine and drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle and a citation was written for possession of drug paraphernalia.

A woman reported fraud on her debit card.

A vehicle was reported with an unrestrained child at the intersection of Pacific and Broad Street. An officer stopped the vehicle and issued a citation for the unrestrained child.

A citizen reported a disoriented woman at 11:37 a.m. at the Shell Station. An officer found the woman to be confused about the town she was in. The woman refused medical treatment, but a person took her to the hospital in Quitman to be assessed. A family member was located.

A disturbance was reported at 1:26 p.m. in the parking lot of Murphy’s at Walmart. Officers responded to find a woman had been assaulted by her boyfriend with his fist while in the vehicle. Medical treatment was contacted for the female, but she denied transport to the hospital. The woman sustained injuries to the back and front of her head. A witness that was eating lunch in the parking lot asked Murphy’s to call 911. Although the woman did not wish to file on the man, the department felt it was a serious assault and he had been convicted for family violence in the past. Ryan Matthew Waters, 44, Mesquite, was charged with assault family violence with bodily injury, enhanced to a third degree felony.

A counterfeit $10 bill was passed at at Sonic. This is under investigation.

Fraud was reported at by a man that was scammed with his computer. The scam involved him letting the caller have access to his computer because he had a phone call telling him his computer was not secure and he could purchase a security plan. He later received another phone call stating he owed the company and needed to send them money on Best Buy cards.

A man reported harassment at 7:29 p.m. when he continued to get phone calls from another man over work. Officers spoke with the subject and a trespassing citation was issued to the man from the complainant’s property.

A welfare concern was reported at 8:48 p.m. when a man couldn’t contact his grandmother. An officer went to the residence and did not find anyone at home.

May 20 – A man reported at 10:36 a.m. he saw two boys on his property after finding the windows damaged again on a house he is renovating on Graham Street. The two boys fled the scene. Once an officer arrived the boys’ father arrived looking for them. After speaking to the father and the owner of the property, it was reported that the two boys, along with two other boys were responsible for some past incidents of vandalism to the property. The owner declined to file charges at this time and is working with the family and the boys to resolve the issue.

May 19 – Personnel at EZ Mart reported two females had left the store at 12:18 a.m. and appeared to be intoxicated. The officers patrolled the area, looking for the vehicle, but could not find them.

An overdose was reported at 3:11 a.m. on Kevin Street. An officer responded and assisted EMS. The woman was transported to Quitman UT Health Hospital.

A person reported at 12:32 p.m. a two year old child locked in a car on West Kilpatrick Street. The fire department was called to the scene and the vehicle was unlocked, the child was fine.

Police arrested Steven Kyle Largent, 55, Big Sandy for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was a passenger in a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation on East Broad Street.

May 18 – Personnel in EZ Mart reported a suspicious man hanging out at the store at 12:02 a.m. An officer responded, but the man was gone upon the officers arrival.

A woman playing golf at the Mineola Country Club Golf Course at 9:02 a.m. reported a man walked out from the wooded area at Country Club Drive and exposed himself to her. Several officers responded to search for the man officers were unable to locate the subject.

A welfare concern was reported at by a woman who could not reach her mother by phone. An officer found that the woman was fine and on the phone with her daughter when the officer arrived.

Personnel at Aaron’s reported a theft at 12:39 p.m. when a customer did not make their rental payments and did not return the property.

At 12:48 p.m. personnel Walmart reported a theft by an employee. This is under investigation.

A person found a purse at Mineola Community Bank at 1:22 p.m. and turned it in. The purse was returned to the owner.

A woman reported her phone stolen at 5:13 p.m. from her shopping cart while at Walmart. She later found the cell phone in her car.

Cody Heith Heidleberg, 28, Mineola was arrested on a Collin County warrant after an officer stopped him for not having a front license plate on University Street.

A disturbance was reported on Goodson Circle between a man and woman. Officers responded to the call and no injuries had occurred and the man had already left. The woman did not file charges.

May 17 - A woman reported harassment and said a man was following her to her home in Alba. She was told to contact Wood County Sheriff’s Department since she did not live in Mineola.

Personnel at Texas General Hospital in Grand Saline reported an assault at 1:44 p.m. that occurred at a residence on West Kilpatrick. A woman assaulted another woman but the alleged victim did not file charges. However, the hospital is required to report the assault

A man reported at 10:24 p.m. that his children were at EZ Mart. The children told the man that the clerk was possibly intoxicated. An officer responded and did not find any signs of intoxication or any problems with the clerk.

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