Mineola Police Department weekly news report July 19-July 25:
July 25 – at 4:35 p.m. James Chace Dowdle, 20 of Mineola was arrested for minor in possession when police answered a report of a male appearing to be under age walking on Newsom Street with a pack of beer. Police found the beer was unopened. Dowdle had another male’s identification in his possession that slightly resembled Dowdle, showing him to be 22 years old.
At 6:49 p.m. Wood County Sheriff’s office requested assistance when the employee at Somewhere RV Park reported a man that appeared intoxicated attempting to get into the office. It was reported the man started walking west. An officer responded but did not find anyone fitting the description
10:01 p.m. A resident reported two teenage females attempting to get into a vehicle. The girls took off running when someone walked outside. An officer responded but was unable to locate the girls.
July 24 – at 3:11 a.m. a resident on Robin Street reported someone hit the back window of her residence. An officer responded to the residence but did not find anyone around. The officer patrolled the area.
A verbal disturbance was reported on McWhorter Street 9:56 p.m. between a mother and daughter. An officer responded and reported things had calmed down.
A resident on Nuss Street reported a fraud when someone opened an account in her name. An officer assisted her on reporting the fraud to the company so it could be investigated and more information could be forwarded to the department.
11:32 a.m. a verbal disturbance was reported on McWhorter Street between a resident and her sister. The two had calmed down when the officer arrived.
11:42 A woman reported a co-worker had assaulted her by pushing her out of a chair while they were at work at a business on Mimosa Street.
12:24 a verbal disturbance was reported at a residence on Kraus Street when the resident was attempting to make people leave. An officer responded and transported the three subjects from Kraus Street to stay in a motel.
Suspicious activity was reported on Stone Street when some young males were crawling through a window. Officers responded and found 3 males at the residence. One of them lived at the residence, but they were locked out by a family member.
Windows were reported out of the old gym on University Street and someone gained access through the burglar bars on the window. Officers investigated and found things inside the building in disarray. It is unclear if something is missing.
A business on NE Loop 564 reported cleaning their safe out and finding counterfeit money that had not been reported. The money was turned over to the police department.
July 23 – 3:03 a.m. A business on NE Loop 564 reported a man in a vehicle driving slowly in the parking lot. A manager requested an officer make contact with the subject. The officer did make contact with the man and he left the area.
A woman reported a fraudulent charge on her bank account. After checking into the check she had written with that number she found the check had been charged to a larger amount. This is under investigation.
At 12:31 p.m. an officer assisted with EMS when a man collapsed in the parking lot of a business on NE Loop 564.
At 1:02 p.m. a reckless driver was reported on South Pacific Street. An officer located and followed the vehicle but did not see any violations to stop the vehicle.
A wallet was turned in from a business on East Broad Street. The owner was located and the wallet returned to the owner.
A business on NE Loop 564 reported a theft of service when a customer did not pay for the items they leased and did not return the property. This is under investigation.
At 5:14 p.m. A reckless driver was reported on 69 North and Loop 564. An officer located the vehicle, stopped it and issued a verbal warning to the driver.
At 6:55 a suspicious person was reported when a woman witnessed a vehicle pull up to the splash pad at the civic center. When the woman attempted to inquire their intentions the vehicle left. An officer patrolled the area but did not find the vehicle.
At 9:53 p.m. a woman reported she was at a bank ATM on North Pacific Street and all lights were off in the parking lot. An officer found everything secure and continued to patrol the area.
10:19 p.m. A welfare concern was reported by a mother saying her daughter was with her boyfriend and she was concerned about the welfare of her daughter. An officer found she was reported to be on South Pacific Street, but did not find her there.
11:31 p.m. A suspicious person was reported on Reed Street when a resident saw a vehicle turn out their lights and pull into an area across from her. An officer found the vehicle and the occupants of the vehicle left.
July 22 – 12:49 a.m. a welfare concern was reported by a man who said he saw a young female child, around 10 years old running down North Pacific toward Greenville Avenue. The man said he she told him she was going to McDonald’s to get some French fries. The sheriff’s office had also received a call with the same description headed back south on North Pacific. Officers checked with McDonald’s and they closed. Local officer, Wood County deputies and Mineola Fire Department searched for the child but did not find her and no more calls were received regarding the child.
1:25 a.m. A suspicious person was seen by an officer at a closed business on North Pacific Street. The officer made contact with the man who was trying to enter the business and he said he thought the business was open.
2:07: a.m. A resident on North Johnson reported hearing noises outside his residence. An officer checked but did not locate anyone.
3:08 p.m. A caller reported a concern of a man walking with a jacket on in the heat. The officer located him at North Pacific and Kilpatrick and reported he was fine.
A resident on West Blair Street reported he was out of town and his wife was having problems with a neighbor and asked the department to check on his wife. An officer spoke with her about the situation.
9:29 p.m. A business on West Broad Street requested an officer check on a vehicle parked across the street because they were attempting to close and felt the vehicle suspicious. An officer found it was not occupied.
10:23 p.m. A reckless driver was reported on North Pacific Street. The complainant reported following the car and the driver was unable to maintain a single lane of traffic. An officer stopped the vehicle and driver was not intoxicated and appeared to be fine.
July 21 – 11:44 a.m. a burn violation was reported on Wren Street. An officer responded and had the tenants put the fire out.
11:05 p.m. An officer worked a welfare concern when a mother reported her 17 year old daughter leaving the residence after they got in an argument over the girl being intoxicated. Police transported the teenager to her residence.
July 20 – 7:28 a.m. Wood County sheriff’s office reported an 18 wheeler reckless driver failing to maintain a single lane. An officer saw the truck on South Pacific and stopped it. The driver was fine and warned in reference to his driving.
A reckless driver was reported by Wood County S.O. at 5:24 p.m. coming into the city from 37 North that had driven in the grass. An officer searched but did not locate the vehicle.
Shortly thereafter at 5:42 p.m. the sheriff’s office got a report of another reckless driver. This one was reportedly coming into the city from 69 South from Lindale. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
8:32 p.m. A suspicious male at the gas pumps at a business on Loop 564 was reported trying to sell some type card. The complainant, who refused to buy the card, reported the subject left headed west. An officer attempted to locate the subject but was unable to.
9:35 p.m. A business on Loop 564 reported several people in the store that appeared to be intoxicated and knocking over items and causing a scene. The subjects were gone when the officers arrived.
July 19 – At 10:20 a.m. A welfare concern was reported by Life Alert when an elderly woman’s life alert was activated accidentally. The woman was found at her residence on North Newsom and she was fine.
A road rage incident was reported at Loop 564 and North Pacific Street. The man who reported said his and another vehicle had almost hit each other when the reporting party was coming out of Walmart. The reporting party said when he got to the intersection to stop for the traffic light, a man driving the vehicle involved in the near accident got out of his vehicle and hit the hood of his vehicle with his fist causing minor damage. A criminal mischief report was filed.
6:01 p.m. a verbal disturbance between neighbors was reported on Wren Street. When the officer arrived the argument was determined to be over a car parked in the roadway blocking someone from getting out of the driveway.
A woman reported she found some fraudulent changes on her bank account.
A woman reported her car was hit while at a business on South Pacific Street and the person that hit her left without leaving any information