Mineola Police Report

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Mineola police activities from June 14 to June 20 included:

June 20 – A reckless driver was reported heading westbound on East Broad Street at 1:09 a.m. The vehicle reportedly veered in to the eastbound lane. An officer responded to the call but could not find the vehicle.

Officers responded to a residence on Wren Street to assist medical services. A 63-year-old man pronounced deceased by justice of the peace Jerry Parker.

A woman reported a fraudulent scam after receiving a call from another woman identifying herself as an employee of an electric company. She told the victim that she was going to have her electricity turned off if she did not pay her. She was instructed to go the dollar store and get prepaid cards, then call her back with the pin number.

A reckless driver was reported on West Broad Street. According to the caller the vehicle was unable to maintain a single lane. The officer located the vehicle at the intersection of Broad and Pacific streets. The officer followed the vehicle to East Loop 564, but did not witness a violation.

A reckless driver was reported, traveling at a high rate of speed. The caller reported the vehicle tried to run her off the roadway on South Pacific Street. The caller said the vehicle pulled into a local business, an officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

Personnel at a business on South Pacific Street reported a man who they thought was stealing in the store. Officers located the man as he was walking in to another store, but did not find any stolen items in the man’s possession.

A suspicious person was reported at a church on the 1900 block of Old Tyler Highway. The man was reported looking in to the windows of the church. An officer responded to the call and found it to be the same man that was at the business earlier suspected of shoplifting. The man had a family member in route to pick him up.

A reckless driver call was reported driving erratically and was parked at Walmart the caller said the driver was seen drinking alcohol. Officers investigated the call and found the man was not intoxicated.

June 19 - A woman reported her daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend fighting on Buchanan Street because the daughter kept calling and the boyfriend would take the phone away and hang up. Officers responded and found the two had an argument and the female was pushed. She did not want to file charges and a report was filed for family violence purposes.

A woman on Kings Lane reported suspicious activity at her residence. She said someone knocked on the door and the electricity went off at the same time. An officer responded but did not find anyone in the area.

Darek Marcell Curts, 17 and Chance Avery Briggs, 19 both from Mineola turned themselves in at the police department for an outstanding warrant on a theft under $750. The two were involved in stealing multiple cases of beer from Walmart in May.

A resident reported a man acting strange on Kilpatrick Street. The man was yelling at people and walking around carrying a guitar. An officer responded to the area and found the man. The man left the area.

Loud music was reported near South Johnson Street. An officer found the music on the 700 block South Johnson Street. An officer verbally warned the resident and they turned the music down.

A man reported his sister’s boyfriend came over and threatened him and his sister near West Blair Street. When the officers responded it was reported the woman was assaulted by the boyfriend. This was investigated and the woman said she was not assaulted. A report was filed for family violence purposes.

June 18 – A Mineola student made a threat of harming himself and possibly others. Investigators met with witnesses immediately. The incident is under investigation.

Personnel at a business on Northeast Loop 564 reported a man walking through the parking lot with a crow bar. Officers responded and found the man on North Pacific Street but did not find a crow bar. Johnny Ray Tudor, 23, Mineola, was arrested for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found a drug pipe in his pocket.

A reckless driver was reported on South Pacific Street that was unable to maintain a single lane. An officer responded and found the vehicle. After following the vehicle the officer did not witness a violation.

A cart filled with items for travel was located by a resident on West Buchanan Street. The officer transported the items to the police department. The following morning a man came to the department and claimed the items.

Officers received a report of a person acting strange and possibly intoxicated in a vehicle at the intersection of North Pacific and Broad Street. When officers responded they found alcohol, pills and methamphetamine in the vehicle. Stephanie Marie Loy, 39 of Mineola, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance under 28 grams and possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram.

June 17 - A man reported suspicious men in a vehicle near Nuss Drive taking pictures. The male subjects left the area before an officer arrived.

A business on Northeast Loop 564 reported a theft that occurred the day before. This is under investigation.

A burn permit violation was reported on Wigley Street. An officer responded to the location and found the resident was burning in a Chimney.

June 16 - Wood County Sheriff’s Office reported a call in reference to several males, possibly teenagers on the roof of Paredes. An officer responded to the restaurant but did not find anyone.

A woman reported she was assaulted by her husband at a residence on North Line Street. The case was under investigation, but the woman decided not to file charges. A report was filed for family violence purposes.

An officer responded to University Street when a man reported he and his families were receiving threats. The officer found that the threats were not direct.

A reckless driver was reported on West Broad Street headed eastbound. The driver was unable to maintain a single lane and driving at a high rate of speed. An officer attempted to locate the vehicle but was unable to find it.

A man on Carolyn Street requested an officer to speak with him about marital issues and his rights with his children. He was told it was a civil matter.

June 15 - A man reported he was traveling into the city on North Pacific Street when an item fell off a truck hauling a trailer and struck his vehicle. The officer stopped with the two vehicles at the intersection of North Pacific and Greenville Street while they exchanged information. The incident was found to have happened before the vehicles entered the city limits.

An officer assisted a stranded motorist on South Pacific Street who was out of gas. The officer took the man to the convenience store to get gas and returned him to his vehicle.

A business on the North West Loop 564 reported a theft. This incident is under investigation.

A woman reported while at a traffic light at Broad Street and Pacific Street, her vehicle was struck from behind. She had the license plate of the other vehicle that left the scene.

Police arrested Michael James Morrow, 32, Canton for a Van Zandt County warrant for theft, driving while license invalid enhanced and operating motor vehicle without financial responsible and unregistered vehicle. Passenger, Kimberly Ann Herring, 28 Grand Saline was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Morrow was stopped by an officer for a defective license plate light on West Broad Street.

June 14 - A homeowner on Wigley Street reported that tenants were destroying his rental property and had tampered with the water meter. The water department was notified to check the meter and found it had not been tampered with.

Police arrested Melissa Kay Tucker, 27, Mineola for two Wood County warrants, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence, after the officers received a tip that she was at a business on Northwest Loop 564.

Officers conducted a suspicious vehicle check at the Wood County National Bank when a car was parked in the parking lot. Officer was told that the vehicle ran out of gas. Officers attempted to assist with the vehicle. An officer took the woman to Walmart to get something to fix the car, but was unsuccessful a friend picked the woman up.

A reckless driver was reported on West Broad Street, heading eastbound at a high rate of speed. The officer found the vehicle and followed it but did not witness a violation.

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