Mineola Police Report

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Mineola police reports for the past week included:

June 6 – An 18-wheeler driver reported a small child walking a 3:55 a.m. on North Pacific and Cage Street. An officer checked the area and the fire department was called out to assist in locating the child. The 7-year-old boy was located at the Donut King shortly after. The child’s mother was contacted and officers found out the child left the locked residence without the mother’s knowledge. Child protective services was contacted.

A suspicious person was reported walking near Bowdin and Hogg Street. An officer talked with the man who was a door-to-door salesman for a security company. The city ordinance was explained to the man and the company he works for had not completed the permit request process yet with the city. He was asked to leave the city limits.

Officers assisted Amtrak personnel at the train station by removing a passenger from the train. The passenger had assaulted another passenger while on the train near Terrell. A report was filed and was forwarded to Amtrak Police for further investigation.

Police arrested Justin Kyle Fitzgerald, 25, Mineola, for a Mineola forgery warrant. An officer saw Fitzgerald walking near the 600 block of North Pacific and arrested him on a warrant.

An officer assisted medical service at the Mineola Nature Preserve when a woman had fallen and was transported to the hospital.

Police arrested Richard Rice Brasher, 52, Mineola, at 11:40 p.m. for driving with an invalid license and previous convictions. Brasher was pulled over on North Pacific for a traffic violation.

June 5 - A counterfeit $50 bill was turned in to the police that was used at a business in the 100 block on North Pacific Street. A report was completed and will be investigated.

A fraud report was made when a man reported his debit card was used at Western Union for a transfer to Brookshire’s. The money was then picked up by a suspect. This case is under investigation.

Two bicycles were found on Edwards Street that had been reported stolen in early May. The bicycles were returned to the owner.

Dispatch received a 9-1-1 hang up call at 11:29 p.m. from a resident on West Blair Street. Officers went to the location and found a man heavily intoxicated and he was then transported to the hospital by medical services.

June 4 - A man reported his push lawn mower missing at 8:46 a.m. from a shed on Emily Street. A theft report was completed and forwarded for investigation.

Officers assisted medical services with a man who had medical problems at a business on North Pacific Street. The man was transported to the hospital by medical services.

A business near the 1000 block of South Pacific Street requested a man be issued a criminal trespassing citation.

A cell phone was turned in to the police department after being found in the roadway on Mimosa Street. Police contacted the owner.

A man reported a reckless driver coming in to Mineola on South Pacific who was unable to maintain a single lane. Officers talked with the driver who reported he was tired and stopped for a break.

Police arrested Ronald Ray Hohensee, 51, Mineola, for driving with an invalid license with prior convictions. Hohensee was stopped for speeding on Greenville Highway.

Police arrested Opal Jean Pines, 61, Mineola, for assault on Second Street. Police were called to a disturbance and found she had hit someone at there with an object.

June 3 - Officers were called at 2:45 a.m. to West Blair Street for an argument between a father and a son. The two were talked to and no one wanted to file charges and a report was completed.

An SUV was reported driving at a high speed at 6:21 p.m. near North Johnson and Cage Street. The person stated that someone was attempting to jump into the moving vehicle. Officers checked the area but the SUV was unable to be located. Extra patrol was requested in the area.

Officers were asked to check on the welfare of a man on Broad Street who may have been suicidal. Officers located the man and after a short investigation the man was considered non-suicidal.

June 2 - A woman reported her 39-year old daughter missing when she borrowed her car May 31 and had yet to return her vehicle. The woman was also unable to make contact with her daughter. The daughter was entered in to the national system for missing voluntary and after further investigation she was last seen in the Dallas area. The Dallas Police Department was notified of the situation and the investigation in ongoing.

A woman on Mimosa Street reported a man who identified himself as a Microsoft employee called her saying that her home computer needed work. The woman gave the man access to her computer and then later realized it was a scam. The incident was reported, however no offense has occurred at this time.

Two people were reported drinking alcohol at 7:20 p.m. at the gas station on South Pacific Street. The two left in their vehicle prior to an officer’s arrival.

Officers checked the civic center when a woman reported at 10:25 p.m. that several children were in the play area after hours. Officers checked the area and they left prior to an officer’s arrival.

Officers were called to Robin Street when a man reported being threatened by a neighbor. An officer talked with the people involved and no charges were filed.

A woman at the Mineola Garden Apartments on North Pacific Street reported at 11:07 p.m. that her neighbor had her dog outside and it was barking continuously. The woman had tried to talk with the neighbor but was unable to. Officers spoke with the owner and the dog was put back into the house.

June 1 - Officers were called at 2:29 a.m. for a welfare concern on a man on North Johnson Street. The caller stated the man may have a medical issue and during the phone conversation the line disconnected. Officers contacted with the man and he was later transported to the hospital by medical services.

A North Pacific Street resident reported at 4:07 a.m. that an unknown person was ringing his doorbell. Officers found it was medical services personnel who had the wrong address.

An employee at a restaurant on North Pacific Street reported several harassing phone calls from an unknown person. Officers attempted to call the number back but were unable to speak with anyone. The investigation is ongoing.

A car was reported driving on South Pacific Street with the head lights off at 10:38 p.m. An officer spoke with the driver who said it was a rental car and they were unaware on how to turn the headlights on.

A city ordinance violation was reported at 11:55 p.m. for noise on Baker Street. The music was turned down prior to the officer’s arrival. The homeowner was asked to keep it down.

May 31 - A verbal disturbance was reported on Padgett Street people were separated and no offense had occurred.

A business on East Broad Street reported receiving a counterfeit $5 bill from a customer. The customer was notified and paid for the purchase with real money. The counterfeit bill was turned into police and a report was made.

A son requested a welfare check for his mother on Graham Street because he was unable to contact her. The woman was fine but reported having phone troubles.

A reckless driver was reported at 7:45 p.m. near Phillips Street. Officers located a vehicle that matched the description and talked with the driver.

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