Mineola Police Report, March 12-18

Posted 3/25/20

March 16

8:44 p.m. Dollar General requested assistance when the delivery truck arrived at the back of the store. An officer stayed until the delivery was complete.

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Mineola Police Report, March 12-18


March 12

9:37 a.m. A man reported he had a gun taken from his vehicle, but he had been at a location in Tyler and Mineola. The complainant was instructed to get more information and contact the police department back. No further information has been obtained.

2:02 p.m. A vehicle was parked in the lane of traffic on N. Pacific St. An officer had the vehicle moved.

3:24 p.m. Officers were requested at the Andrews Center on Patten Street in reference to a female causing issues. The female was transported by officers to the UT Health Emergency Room in Quitman for an evaluation.

4:00 p.m. An officer assisted a resident on Heritage Drive by changing her smoke detector batteries.

4:26 p.m. A theft of a phone was reported at a restaurant on N. Pacific St. An officer assisted and the phone was returned to the owner.

10:09 p.m. A disturbance was reported on Welch St. among siblings. Officers responded and things settled down. The three older siblings were separated for the night.

11:20 p.m. Johnny Lee Davis, 37, Mineola, was arrested for public intoxication and parking in a fire lane after he came to the police department complaining about his wife. Officers determined he was intoxicated possibly on medication.

March 13

1:14 a.m. A resident on Newsom St. reported her ex-husband’s friend broke a window on her front door. A criminal trespass warning was issued to the resident’s ex-husband and a criminal mischief report was completed.

11:39 a.m. An open 911 line to Wood County S.O., with a male and female cursing and a child crying in the background, had officers trying to find the call, which was pinging in the northwest corner of Northgate Plaza on N. Pacific St. Officers were unable to locate the callers. Dispatch continued to try the number with no answer.

1:36 p.m. Officers responded to a call that was sent to a family member through social media to call 911 for her. Officers responded to Chaparral St. and spoke with a teenager. The teenager advised that her ex-boyfriend had been at the residence where she was staying with a friend on Chaparral St. and he tried to force his way into the residence. The ex-boyfriend was not present when the officers arrived. The resident wanted the ex-boyfriend trespassed from that residence. Officers attempted to locate him but were unsuccessful. 

3:20 p.m. A landlord for a residence requested to have a person trespassed. An officer met with the complainant and advised her if the tenant invited the person, the trespass warning was void.

March 14

7:53 a.m. A resident on Hogg St. reported a welfare concern for her husband when he left home after they had a verbal argument. After speaking with the wife, the officer did not feel there was an immediate threat which would constitute sending out an attempt to locate.

3:12 p.m. A man found a debit card at a local bank parking lot. The man reported he would return the card to the bank on Monday.

7:56 p.m. Loud music was reported on Stone Street. An officer attempted to locate the music but was unsuccessful and reported it was coming from a vehicle.

8:28 p.m. A man requested to speak with an officer in reference to a person bothering him while eating at a restaurant in town. After the officer spoke with the man, he was going to go speak with the person that has been causing him problems.

8:58 p.m. A reckless driver was reportedly headed toward the city from Hwy. 80 East. The vehicle ran off the road and almost hit a mailbox. Officers waited at the city limits but did not locate the vehicle.

9:46 p.m. EMS requested assistance from an officer when a man was reportedly laying in the road at Front and Stone Street. The male was transported to the hospital by EMS.

March 15

2:26 a.m. Gerald Wayne Jacobs, 26, of Mineola was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he fell asleep in the Whataburger drive through.

7:08 a.m. A couple stopped by the police department requesting an ambulance for a medical condition. EMS was contacted and the person was transported to the hospital by EMS.

8:55 a.m. Two vehicle burglaries were reported at a residence on Molly Lane. Items were taken from both vehicles. The vehicles were left unlocked.

9:45 a.m. EMS requested assistance from an officer on Boundry St. when the subject they were called about took off running down Boundry and Wren St. The subject was checked out by EMS.

10:20 a.m. A purse with identification was found in a yard on Molly Lane when an officer was taking a burglary report. The purse was later returned to a complainant on Molly Lane when she discovered her vehicle was left unlocked and someone took the purse. All contents were still in the purse when found.

11:01 a.m. A laptop was stolen from a vehicle on Pamela Street during the rash of vehicle burglaries on Molly Lane. The vehicle was left unlocked.

12:51 p.m. A welfare concern was reported by a family member when a resident on McDaniels St. was attempting to unsafely light a fire in the fireplace. Another family member was contacted and helped the elderly couple.

1:18 p.m. A resident on Mimosa Street reported their unlocked vehicle had been ransacked but nothing was found to be missing.

6:00 p.m. A resident on W. Patten St. reported a person at their residence trying to start trouble. The subject left before the officer arrived. The officer located the subject at his residence and issued him a criminal trespass warning for the residence on Patten St.

7:22 p.m. A man reported he was supposed to take his child back to her mother’s in Winnsboro, but he was now headed toward Tyler because his wife is in labor. His ex-wife refused to meet him at Walmart for the exchange. An officer explained to the man that the custody issue is a civil matter and to contact an attorney.

7:43 p.m. A teenager reported losing a cell phone while playing basketball at the courts at Wren and Front St. An officer spoke with the suspect in an attempt to get the phone back but the suspect advised he did not have the phone.

9:24 p.m. A resident on McWhorter reported a male subject banging on his door, attempting to speak with his daughter, but she does not wish to speak with him. The subject was issued a criminal trespass warning and released to his parents.

March 16

2:26 a.m. An officer assisted Wood County S.O. on warrant service at a residence on Turman St.

8:21 a.m. A resident on Molly Lane reported their newspapers were coming up missing. A directive patrol was issued for the street and area.

11:35 a.m. Mailboxes were damaged by a vehicle at two locations on W. Broad St. 

12:05 p.m. An officer assisted on a medical call at the Mineola Civic Center parking lot. EMS was called, but a family member decided to transport the person to the ER.

3:31 p.m. A shoplifter was reported by Walmart. The woman had taken $50 of merchandise from the store and  took off running out to the back of the store and hid. Officers were able to find her in a storage bin at the back of the store. She was given a citation for theft under $100.

5:11 p.m. A resident on W. Broad St. reported mailbox damage.

8:44 p.m. Dollar General requested assistance when the delivery truck arrived at the back of the store. An officer stayed until the delivery was complete.

March 17

7:53 a.m. While a Valero employee was conducting a routine check of the gas pumps, a skimmer was found on the gas pump at Cross Country Foods on S. Pacific St. Investigators recovered the skimmer and this is under investigation.

11:42 a.m. A woman reported her credit card was sent to an old address and the card was activated and used. This is under investigation.

4:26 p.m. A reckless driver was reportedly passing vehicles in an unsafe manner. An officer was able to locate and stop the vehicle on N. Pacific and Good St. The driver appeared to be ill. A family member was contacted to pick up the driver of the vehicle.

6:00 p.m. A welfare concern was reported at a residence on McDaniels St. when a wife reported she needed help with her elderly husband. A family member was contacted to assist her.

6:24 p.m. An officer checked on the welfare of a woman that continued to call the department and hang up. It was determined the woman lives in Quitman.

10:54 p.m. A man called from Clarksville and reported his friend called stating she was being assaulted by her boyfriend in the Walmart parking lot. Officers responded and determined the woman and her boyfriend had a verbal argument. The woman was transported to a motel for the night.

March 18

6:06 a.m. A Brookshire’s employee reportedly locked the store keys in her vehicle and needed assistance to get the keys to open the store. An officer and a fireman opened her vehicle to get the keys.

12:25 p.m. A woman reported a possible scam. After an officer spoke with her, she was advised the male speaking with her was definitely a scam and to cease all contact with him.

1:06 p.m. A man requested a welfare concern for his ex-wife since he had not heard from her since the day before. An officer went to the motel she was staying at and she had already left. The officer relayed the information to the complainant.

2:25 p.m. A parked vehicle was hit while parked in front of a residence on W. Patten St.

3:36 p.m. Two suspicious males were reportedly going door-to-door attempting to sell cleaning supplies at Sue and Newsom St. An officer located them and issued a warning.

5:35 p.m. A woman reported her father had assaulted her while at her grandmother’s residence on Landers St. An officer responded and spoke with all parties. A witness reported the incident to be mutual combat between the daughter and father. No injuries were noted and a family violence report was completed.

5:46 p.m. A resident on Pamela reported someone attempted to break into his vehicle and damaged the door and the lock mechanism. 

7:19 p.m. An officer assisted a stranded motorist when the man’s wheel came off his vehicle at Loop 564 and Hwy. 69 North. Wood County was contacted to assist since the incident occurred outside the city limits. 

9:14 p.m. A disturbance was reported inside Walmart when a man was reportedly riding a bicycle inside Walmart. A manager asked the man to leave and the man refused and became irate. Officers responded and had the man leave the store.