Mineola Police Report, Dec. 26 - Jan. 8


Dec. 26

1:20 a.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on E. Broad St. The resident reported she was trying to get a male to leave her property who refused. The subject was intoxicated but had to catch the train the following morning. He was transported to the police department to stay until the train arrived. The subject walked out, so the officer arrested Jonathan Jay Cross, 41, Hewitt for public intoxication.

Dec. 27

11:02 a.m. An officer assisted EMS on a reported fall in the Kelly Drug parking lot.

3:53 p.m. Bailey’s Ace Hardware reported a theft of a chainsaw. 

4:55 p.m. A welfare concern was reported by a family member of a woman walking at the Civic Center. The caller stated a young male was walking around with a pocket knife. Officers found the 12 year old who reported he got the knife for Christmas. His guardian was contacted and she stated he was not supposed to leave the residence with it. The officer took the knife and advised an adult could pick it up at the police department.

6:49 p.m. Danny James Wrysinski, 56, Mineola, was arrested for possession of controlled substance after he was stopped on Meadowbrook St. for a traffic violation and had a pipe with meth residue.

10:16 p.m. A resident on N. Line St. reported suspicious activity. The resident reported a man was near his residence, and when the complainant drove up the subject got in his vehicle and left. A directive patrol was issued for that area.

10:29 p.m. Autumn Wind Court reported a woman walked into the facility and when she was asked how they could help, she became irate and started yelling. The caller reported the woman left in a vehicle. The officer was unable to locate it.

10:33 p.m. A resident on Karen Lane reported he was evicting a man from his residence and needed help, because the man was intoxicated and angry. Officers tried to calm the man down but were unable to due to his level of intoxication. The resident decided to stay with a neighbor for the night. Officers left the residence and waited to make sure everything would be OK. The intoxicated subject walked out of the residence and headed toward the neighbor’s. Leroy Bailey, 54, Dallas, was arrested for public intoxication.

Dec. 28

12:49 p.m. A man reported that he had bought a radio from Walmart and the wrong radio was in the box. The man was advised that is a civil issue.

3:19 p.m. Officers met with a woman on a custody issue. The child’s father refused to bring the child home and stated he would bring the child home the next day. She was advised to contact her attorney with the civil issue.

6:00 p.m. An officer assisted a stranded motorist to push his vehicle out of the roadway.

9:46 p.m. A resident on Krause St. reported a person that left their residence and threw a beer can in the yard as they were leaving. After speaking with the resident, Smith County was notified for a possible intoxicated driver.

Dec. 29

12:03 a.m. An officer assisted a Wood County Deputy with a vehicle search at N. Pacific St. and Loop 564.

11:47 a.m. A parked vehicle was hit by another vehicle at the apartments on Pegues St. The driver of the suspected vehicle did not leave any information before leaving.

Dec. 30

1:02 p.m. A wallet was found at McDonald’s and turned in to the department. The owner was located the wallet was returned.

3:13 p.m. The Andrew Center reported a woman that walked into the office and stated she wanted to harm herself and then left. Officers located the woman and transported her back to the Andrew Center.

4:54 p.m. An officer checked on a man going door to door on Minwood St. that was soliciting. The man was told he had to have a permit.

9:03 p.m. Autumn Michelle Huskey, 29, Mesquite, was arrested for theft at Walmart.

9:32 p.m. A vehicle was reportedly hit in the Walmart Parking lot and the driver left without giving any information.

Dec. 31

12:52 p.m. A woman reported fraud when someone purchased items with her banking account.

2:09 p.m. Officers assisted Child Protective Services at a residence on Krause St.

3:55 p.m. A brief case was found near some bushes on Welch St.

4:20 p.m. A disturbance was reported on Brenda Lane. The reporting party stated her husband had been drinking and was trying to throw her property outside. An officer spoke with both parties. The incident was verbal only.

6:24 p.m. A man reported he was fired with an unpaid debt and his boss was attempting to keep a rifle and some tools until the debt was paid. This was determined to be outside the city limits and the man was referred to Smith County.

11:15 p.m. A suspect on Newsom St. was issued a warning about shooting fireworks in the city limits.

11:33 p.m. Several 911 calls were received about two men walking and screaming and yelling. An officer located the two at W. McDonald and University St. One of men was determined to be reported at the restaurant earlier. James Mitchell Ray, 31, Mineola, was arrested for public intoxication.

Jan. 1

1:07 a.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on Brenda Lane between a man and a woman. The man and woman did not wish to pursue charges on each other and no injuries were noted. The two were separated for the night. A family violence report was completed.

12:21 p.m. Hawkins Police Department requested assistance locating a resident on Inwood St., because a weapon was turned in to their department with the resident’s name on it.

6:53 p.m. A prank call on Chaparral St. is under investigation.

Jan. 2

2:23 a.m. A known male was reportedly trying to get into a building on Sycamore St. An officer spoke with the man, who was not on the property when the officer arrived. The man said he was just looking for cigarettes in the ashtray. He was warned to stay off the property.

2:01 p.m. A property owner on Sycamore requested extra patrol because an unknown person is burning off and doing doughnuts on his property.

5:23 p.m. A resident on Stone St. reported his grandson stole some money from him. The resident did not wish to pursue charges, he just wanted it documented.

Jan. 3

7:26 a.m. An officer assisted a motorist on Line St. who needed a jump because his battery was dead.

9:48 a.m. EMS reported they had received a third party call about the welfare of a resident on N. Pacific St. An officer could not get anyone to the door. The officer found a door unlocked and checked inside to find the resident in need of medical attention. The resident was transported to the hospital by EMS.

11:27 a.m. A resident on Heritage Dr. requested assistance reading some phone numbers for family members. An officer provided assistance for the resident.

Jan. 4

11:23 A.M. An off duty officer reported a man was trying to beat a lock off of a chain link fence on S. Pacific St. An officer identified the man, who had a warrant for a bond violation from Smith County. After the officer placed him in custody, Smith County called and did not wish to have the man arrested. He was released.

12:00 p.m. A family member of a deceased person buried at the Cedars Memorial Garden reported someone riding horses over the grave sites. An officer responded and determined the damage to be from wild hogs.

12:49 p.m. An officer assisted on a medical on Hart St. The resident was transported to the hospital by EMS.

3:07 p.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on W. Blair St. A woman reported that her boyfriend slashed her vehicle’s tire and took off walking. Officers looked for the subject, then received information that he was staying at a motel on E. Broad St. and possibly suicidal. Officers, with assistance from Wood County S.O., responded and located the subject. The man went willingly with EMS and the girlfriend did not wish to file charges, but she wished to have him trespassed from her residence.

8:39 p.m. A man requested an officer check on a resident on Heritage Dr., because her care giver recently passed away and he wanted to make sure she knew. An officer attempted to check on the resident but she was not at home. The officer spoke with a neighbor that said the resident knew about the death.

Jan. 5

4:22 a.m. A man walked into the office and stated he has attempted suicide and needs some help. The man had been drinking as well. Officers contacted EMS to take him for evaluation, but he refused to go with EMS. Family members were contacted and he agreed to be taken to the hospital by family.

9:57 a.m. A resident on Dubose St. requested to speak with an officer about her adult son and asked how to get him out of her residence. An officer advised the resident if he was not willing to leave, she would have to file for eviction with the JP court.

2:12 p.m. Justin Lawrence Hartman, 24, of Fuquay-Varina NC, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after he was stopped for speeding on E. Broad St. When the officer approached the vehicle, she could smell the odor of marijuana.

2:35 p.m. A resident on Newsom St. reported the daughter of the next door neighbor keeps knocking on her door and yelling at her. An officer spoke with the neighbor about the situation.

4:10 p.m. A citizen reported a small child and a baby in the vehicle alone in the Brookshire’s parking lot. An officer responded and spoke with the mother. The mother was issued a citation for leaving the children unattended.

9:26 p.m. A resident on W. Kilpatrick St. requested to speak with an officer due to her sending sexual pictures and text to a woman she liked, but later found the person she had forwarded the pictures to the complainant’s boyfriend. The complainant requested an officer speak with the woman. An officer attempted contact with the woman, but was unable to make contact. This situation is a civil matter.

Jan. 6

2:17 a.m. A resident on W. Blair St. reported he and his wife got into an argument and she left and had not returned. He reported she had sent some concerning texts and he just wanted to look out for her. The officer searched for the woman and the vehicle, but did not locate her.

9:22 a.m. A resident on N. Newsom St. reported her roommate was attempting to kick her out and then the roommate called and advised the other party had poked her in the eye. Officers responded to the residence and spoke with both parties. The two settled down and decided to stay in their separate areas of the residence.

2:09 p.m. Walmart reported a man who was attempting to leave with stolen property and when they confronted him, he stated he was a felon and had a firearm while taking off in his vehicle with the property. Officers responded and determined the man was headed north on Hwy. 37. Officers attempted to stop the subject, but he continued and turned on CR. 2465, leading officers and DPS behind a residence that was not his, while in his vehicle. He could go no further at the back of the residence, so the officers were able to get him into custody.  Ronald Dale Murray, 60, Mineola, was arrested for felony theft less than $2,500 with two previous convictions, felony evading (vehicle), possession of a controlled substance (meth), unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and two outstanding Smith County warrants. Further charges are pending on other stolen items from a different day that were located in the vehicle. 

4:24 p.m. A woman reported an incident of theft in June 2017 involving her son’s vehicle that his girlfriend had possession of when he was arrested.

Jan. 7

10:54 a.m. A man reported leaving his wallet in a shopping cart at Walmart and when he realized he had left it, the wallet was not there. An officer went to Walmart and viewed the surveillance video, but did not observe the wallet being left in the cart.

12:47 p.m. A customer at Walmart reported someone had parked so close to his vehicle that he could not get in his vehicle. An officer responded and helped the man into his vehicle and assisted the man to safely get his vehicle out of the parking space.

2:19 p.m. A resident on Newsom St. reported a welfare concern in reference to hearing a group of children screaming. The officer located several children playing on a trampoline nearby.

Jan. 8

10:19 a.m. A woman spoke with investigators in reference to a sexual assault that she reported occurred around 1980. Officers were not able to go forward on the reported assault because the statute was five years from the date of the offense back in the 1980s.

11:11 a.m. Quick Sale Auto reported a bumper taken from one of the vehicles. A directive patrol was requested for that property.

11:31 a.m. A resident on N. Line St. reported he sold a vehicle with an agreement the person was to make payments. The person has not made payments and will not give the vehicle back.  The resident was referred to JP court.

3:12 p.m. An acetylene bottle was reported on the roadway at N. Pacific and Loop 564. The bottle was transported to the P.D. as found property.

4:17 p.m. A pair of glasses were turned in to the P.D. that were found at the Nature Preserve.

5:43 p.m. Fun Town RV reported damage to some of the travel trailers. Someone had pried open and cut the wiring in the outside compartments.

6:44 p.m. A burglary of a habitation was reported at a residence on W. Kilpatrick St. No forced entry was noted. A television and a Roku Streaming device were stolen.