Mineola police activities from July 5 to July 11
July 11 – A vehicle burglary was reported at 12:07 a.m. on West Broad Street. The complainant reported they were at work on West Broad and realized when he got in his vehicle when leaving that some items were missing from the car. No forced entry was noted.
Possible gunshots were reported at 12:35 a.m. in the area of North Line and Sycamore Street. Officer patrolled the area and found nothing. It was believed to be fireworks.
A suspicious male was reported behind a building on East Broad Street. He was found by officer and was OK.
An officer checked a residence when a woman reported suspicious activity. Officer did not find any problems.
A burn violation investigation was conducted on North Newsom. The residents were burning in their backyard and put out the fire.
6:58 an officer assisted a mother by talking with her 11 year old daughter regarding listening to her mom.
At 10:53 p.m. officers assisted with EMS on a medical call on North Line Street.
July10 – a person at a convenience store on East Broad Street reported a minor attempting to buy tobacco for the third time. The minor was criminally trespassed from the property.
Aarons reported three theft cases when customers refused to pay for a rental or bring back the property.
At 6:04 p.m. a family violence assault was reported when a woman reported her ex-boyfriend choked her. This is under investigation.
At 6:11 p.m. a disturbance was reported on Walnut Street when a woman called 911 saying a man pushed and shoved her. She hung the phone up but dispatch could hear yelling and screaming. The man had a pipe in his hand walking towards the caller’s residence. During the investigation it was found that the woman and husband threatened him at his residence and he had the pipe to protect himself. No charges were filed, but a report filed.
Officers spoke with several residents in the University area regarding gun shots. It was determined to be fireworks.
July – 9 thefts was reported at Sanderson Farms construction site on SE Loop 564 when a 16 ft. flatbed trailer, 6 welders and several tools were stolen while the site was closed from Saturday, July 7 through July 9. It is under investigation.
At 1:27 p.m. a hit and run was reported in the Walmart parking lot that was reported to have happened July 7. An officer checked surveillance video and found the vehicle was not hit or damaged while in the lot.
An officer assisted a resident on Graham Street with a problem appliance. The officer recommended the resident call a plumber.
A reckless driver was reported on South Pacific Street. An officer was unable to catch up with the vehicle before they left the city limits. Wood County was notified.
A verbal disturbance was reported in the front yard of a residence on West Blair Street. Officers responded and handled the situation.
July 7 – An officer investigated what he believed to be fireworks on Wren Street. He located two male subjects who denied having any fireworks.
An identification card was left at Chevron and turned into the police. A family member of the owner was contacted.
A man on Dubose Street reported someone on his property was refusing to leave. The man left before any officer arrived.
A man on East Broad Street reported an employee stealing from him. The items were located and the property returned.
A resident on South Street reported the front door had been kicked in on the house but nothing stolen. The incident is under investigation as a criminal mischief.
A man on Belcher reported two bicycles were stolen. One was located and charges are pending.
A possible shoplifter was reported at a business on South Pacific Street. The man left the store in a vehicle and was not located. The business was not sure that anything was taken.
10:30 p.m. a suspicious person was reported on Mimosa Street. The resident witnessed a man pull into his driveway, get out and walk over to the resident’s vehicle. When the resident said something to the man he got back in his vehicle and drove off.
11:23 p.m. A person on Line Street reported a man trespassing on his property when a known subject was asked not to come back on the property and returned without permission.
July 6 – At 4:30 a.m., an officer assisted a stranded motorist in the 100 block of Newsom Street.
When a man requested an officer speak with him about a civil matter the officer advised him to speak with the Justice of the Peace or call the labor board.
Harassment was reported on Second Street when a woman saw a known person taking pictures of her house and license plate on her vehicle. A directed patrol was issued for the residence.
July 5 – A homeowner on East Broad Street was warned about a city ordinance violation when they were burning a stump on their property. The fire was put out.
Officers were called to a restaurant on East Broad Street when an employee stated they were being harassed by another employee who was terminated the day before.
At 8:09 p.m. Jason Scott France, 31 of Hawkins was arrested for two outstanding JP3 misdemeanor warrants and charged with fail to identify fugitive from justice. He was stopped for expired driver’s license on North Pacific Street and he gave the officer a false name.
10:18 p.m. Emily Lee Strickland, 25 of Quitman and Brandon Wayde Morrison, 28 of Mineola were arrested for possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram. Strickland was pulled over by an officer for a defective license plate light at the intersection of East Blair and Wigley Street. The two were found to be in possession of cocaine.
10:51 p.m. an officer checked on a vehicle that was at the civic center after hours and advised the occupants to leave.
At 11:25 a suspicious person was reported at a vacant residence on West Blair Street. An officer responded and found the man had permission to be there.