Mineola Police Report

Posted 3/19/20

March 5

3:38 a.m. An officer was requested by Wood County S.O. to assist a deputy on a traffic stop at S. Pacific and Loop 564. An officer stood by while the deputy conducted a search of a …

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Mineola Police Report


March 5

3:38 a.m. An officer was requested by Wood County S.O. to assist a deputy on a traffic stop at S. Pacific and Loop 564. An officer stood by while the deputy conducted a search of a vehicle.

10:27 a.m. A verbal disturbance was reported between two males in two vehicles on W. Front St. The caller reported a lot of yelling at each other and slamming doors took place and then the two went separate ways. An officer was dispatched but did not locate the vehicles.

11:22 a.m. Stalking was reported by a woman who reported her estranged husband continues to follow her and watch her residence. This is under investigation.

12:39 p.m. A driver on E. Broad St. reported a rock or some sort of debris fell from a truck while he was behind it and broke his windshield. An officer responded to where the truck was unloading, but the truck driver reported his load was covered.

1:11 p.m. Stage reported a person in the store who was suspected of shoplifting previously. Officers responded and walked through the store. The person was contacted by the officer and trespassed from the store.

10:47 p.m. A man reported finding his girlfriend at another residence and she had his vehicle. An officer spoke with the man and talked him into going about the legal way of getting his vehicle back.

March 6

9:40 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported parked on the Guiding Light daycare property for two days. An officer checked, and the vehicle was not stolen. The owner of the daycare was advised they could have the vehicle towed.

2:49 p.m. Walmart reported a theft that was captured from video surveillance. 

3:56 p.m. A resident on University St. reported she sold a travel trailer and discovered the check was stolen and did not belong to the person who wrote it. Officers learned the suspect was supposed to return to get more items. Later in the evening, a male and female returned and were detained. The male possessed a meth pipe and the female failed to Identify. Matthew Nicholas Girard, 38, Dallas, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Kimberly Dawn Dulin, 37, Quitman, was arrested for failure to identify. 

4:20 p.m. A resident on N. Pacific St. reported an Internet scam. The caller was advised to cut off communication with the scammers.

5:12 p.m. Sonic reported a man outside the store making people nervous. An officer was requested. Upon the officer’s arrival, the man was known to the officer. He was sitting at the table on the patio. No offense had occurred and no one requested him to be trespassed from the property.

9:02 p.m. During the investigation of the stolen motorhome and forgery of the stolen check, officers received information that the female suspect was at Walmart. An officer located her in the parking lot with a grocery cart of stolen merchandise of over $450. During book in at the jail, the female was found with many pieces of stolen identification and blank checks. Ashley Hope Jones, 37, Dallas, was arrested for theft over $100 under $750. Jones was served warrants on March 10 while in jail on the theft, for three counts of forgery, state jail felonies, and one count of fraudulent use of identifying information (5 or more), a third degree felony.

10:05 p.m. An employee of a convenience store reported a female came in and mentioned that she was in an abusive relationship and she lives in another town. The woman left the store but left a phone number. An officer attempted to contact her but was unsuccessful.

March 7

12:33 p.m. Walmart requested a person arrested for theft on March 6 to be criminally trespassed.

4:22 p.m. A resident on Newsom St. reported a small boy outside shooting a BB gun. An officer spoke with the parents of the child and advised them of the ordinance.

4:42 p.m. Officers assisted with a medical call on Landers St. The male was transported to the hospital by EMS.

4:55 p.m. A hit and run was reported at Carwash USA on N. Pacific St. A woman reported her vehicle was hit from behind and the other driver left the scene.

5:41 p.m. A resident on Meadowbrook St. reported suspicious activity when a roofing vehicle parked in front of her residence and a male and female came to the door. The woman did not answer. Officers could not locate the vehicle. A directive patrol was issued.

6:19 p.m. A man reported he was coming into town from Quitman on Hwy. 37 when the driver of a red Ford vehicle brandished a weapon and pointed it at him. The vehicle turned into the Walmart parking lot. Officers checked but did not find the vehicle. The man did not wish to file charges.

8:49 p.m. A customer at Logan’s Place reported a man that came into the restaurant and appeared to be under the influence. The owner gave him some coffee and asked him to leave. Officers located the known subject walking on N. Johnson St. and called an ambulance to have him checked. EMS cleared the subject and he walked home.

11:50 p.m. During routine patrol, an officer observed three juvenile males in the parking lot of the Shell station after closing hours. The driver reported he didn’t know the store was closed.

March 8

1:00 a.m. While officers were conducting routine checks of the downtown businesses, they observed a man urinating in the 100 block N. Johnson St. The man was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.

1:36 a.m. A resident on W. Blair St. reported his residence was broken into and he was assaulted. Officers checked the area for possible suspects but were unable to locate anyone. The man had no injuries and the department had several calls on him. EMS was contacted and the man was requested to go with EMS for an evaluation, but he refused.

2:05 p.m. Bob Smith’s Auto Sales reported several thousand dollars of criminal mischief to vehicles. A total of eight vehicles were damaged with either keying the paint, puncturing the tires or both. This is under investigation.

3:34 p.m. A resident on W. Blair St. reported their next door neighbor came to their residence asking for help because someone had trashed his residence. Officers responded and determined, from prior calls to the residence, that the residence was already in disarray. The resident then reported two teenagers took a pack of cigarettes from the front porch. A theft report was completed.

7:16 p.m. Wood County S.O. requested assistance with a person who was reported missing. Officers went to a family residence on Kevin St. but the person was not there. Wood County S.O. reported the missing person was located.

March 9

9:05 a.m. Bob Smith’s Auto Sales reported several thousand dollars of damage to five vehicles at the W. Broad location. The vehicles had punctured tires and were keyed. The suspect has been identified and warrants were issued for two counts of felony criminal mischief. Richard Rice Brasher, 54, Mineola, was arrested on March 11 for the two counts of criminal mischief, bond of $25,000 each, with bond conditions.

9:42 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at the League of Arts building. An older man came in and asked to use the phone to call the police and then walked out without calling. An officer responded and located the known man. He was wanting to speak with an officer about a prior call.

12:56 p.m. A burglary was reported in reference to someone breaking into an unoccupied residence on W. Kilpatrick St. A .22 pistol was taken from the residence. This is under investigation. 

1:53 p.m. A resident on Stone St. reported fraudulent activity on her credit card. Charges were on the card that the owner of the card did not authorize.

3:35 p.m. A resident on Newsom St. reported her prescription medication stolen from her residence. 

4:45 p.m. Trespassing was reported at a residence on Wren St. An officer located items in the residence that appeared someone has been staying there. 

11:29 p.m. An officer assisted a Wood County constable on Bromberg St.

March 10

10:00 a.m. A reckless driver was reported on S. Pacific St. that was failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. An officer stopped the vehicle and determined the driver was not impaired but was headed to the doctor. The officer offered EMS assistance, but the driver refused.

2:41 p.m. A wallet was found in the parking lot of Panda Buffet. The owner was contacted and the wallet was returned.

3:18 p.m. A woman reported her son and nephew were harassed by another teenager while playing on the basketball court at Wren and Front St. A hoodie was taken from one of the teenagers. Officers went to the residence of the suspected teenager and spoke with him and recovered the hoodie. The teenager was given a warning about his involvement.

7:35 p.m. A one-vehicle crash was reported at 1000 S. Pacific St. when a 39-year-old male failed to drive in a single lane of traffic and went off the roadway and into the edge of the convenience store parking lot and struck the SWEPCO utility pole. The man was transported to UT Tyler Hospital for his injuries.

8:10 p.m. Alissa Dawn Trotta, 24, Mineola, was arrested on a Wood County motion to revoke probation warrant for possession of a controlled substance. 

March 11

9:31 a.m. Watkins Insurance reported a counterfeit $20 bill. 

12:49 p.m. A disturbance was reported on W. Blair St. between a man and his wife. Officers responded and determined that physical contact had occurred.