Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Jan. 1-7

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Jan. 1

1:32 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Elmwood Lane in Hawkins regarding a stolen car.  Deputies and Holly Lake Security were able to determine the location of the involved vehicle and clear the incident.

9:53 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to Hwy. 154W in Quitman regarding criminal mischief.  The reporting party stated that someone had left a truck on his property, stuck in the mud. It was so deep in the mud that his water lines were damaged. The complainant requested that the responsible party be issued a criminal trespass warning and also wished to pursue charges for the damage done.  This case has been forwarded to investigators.

10:26 a.m. Deputies observed two vehicles driving recklessly on Hwy. 37 just south of FM 2088.  Deputies pulled over both vehicles and both subjects were placed under arrest for reckless driving:  Tammie Applegate, 51, of Mineola and Eric Patrick, 53, of Mineola.

8:08 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to Hwy. 80 in Mineola regarding a noise complaint.  Deputies located the individuals shooting fireworks who, after being contacted, left the location.

10:26 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to the UT- Health Quitman emergency room regarding a dog bite.  The injured party got in the middle between his two family dogs fighting and was bitten on the wrist. He was advised to quarantine both dogs for 10 days. The deputy was provided with vaccination records for both dogs and will follow up in 10 days.

10:41 p.m. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 154 and Robert Kinsey, 39, of Quitman was arrested for driving while license invalid.

Jan. 2

10:13 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4495 in Winnsboro, regarding an inquest. A female, 68, was found deceased in her residence.

4:18 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2117 regarding a theft.  The reporting party stated someone had taken funds out of her bank account. The case was forwarded to investigators.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 1912 in Yantis.  Charles Elliott, Jr., 39, of Alba was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Jan. 3

1:18 a.m., Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3400 in Hawkins concerning an assault. David Winbery, 58, of West Tawakoni, was arrested for assault.  

1:19 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1961 in Yantis in reference to a sexual assault. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

10:32 a.m. Deputies spoke to a caller regarding a theft. He reported that individuals renting a residence from him on County Road 2849 in Hawkins had taken some of the appliances when they vacated the home. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

11:09 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to the WCSO lobby in reference to an assault. The assault happened on FM 17 in Alba a few days earlier and the party does wish to pursue charges. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

11:52 a.m. Deputies spoke to a caller concerning a theft on Private Road 6394 in Alba. The caller stated that she believes that someone took mail containing personal information from her mailbox.

12:27 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4592 in Winnsboro in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The caller reported an unknown vehicle parked in his driveway and was concerned that someone might be in his house. Deputies searched the house and no one was located, but it appeared that someone had been in the house while the owner was away. This case has been forwarded to investigators. 

4:08 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4660 in Winnsboro regarding a terroristic threat.  The reported party stated that they were receiving threatening texts from another party and wanted it documented.

5:05 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1885 in Yantis regarding a terroristic threat. Two drivers were involved in a verbal altercation following a traffic incident. The parties were separated and the incident was cleared.

5:33 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1570 in Alba regarding a dispute. Deputies spoke with the involved parties and cleared the incident.

5:48 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1522 in Alba in reference to a fire. The single family residence and the surrounding foliage was fully engulfed in flames. No one was injured. All information has been forwarded to the fire marshal.

8:30 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to Private Road 6232 in Mineola regarding a dispute. Deputies met with both parties who were given a family violence packet to complete. This case remains active.

10:58 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 2225 in Quitman about a dispute. Justin Pearce, 37, of Grand Saline, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

Jan. 4

8:45 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2559 in Mineola regarding a theft. The reporting party stated someone had stolen two game cameras off his property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

10:52 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 779 in Golden regarding criminal mischief.  The reporting party stated that he owns a rental property that received property damage following a party held by his tenant. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

1:57 p.m. Deputies received a call regarding a terroristic threat. The party stated that she has a protective order in place against her ex-husband. She received a call from his mother who warned that her son had threatened to kill the reporting party and then kill himself. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

2:34 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4988 in Quitman in reference to an animal complaint. The reporting party stated that a neighbor’s dog has been getting onto his property and harassing his livestock. The neighbors have been notified to keep their dog on their own property or they will receive a citation for any further instances.

3:30 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1885 in Yantis for a welfare check. The deputies located the individual and he was transported to the hospital.

4:21 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 49. A reporting party stated that a trailer, 12 feet long, had been stolen from his pasture. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

Jan. 5

11:11 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4116 in Quitman in reference to a burglary of a habitation. The reporting party stated that he arrived home to find his home in disarray with some items damaged and some items missing. This case will be forwarded to investigators.

2:14 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4360 about suspicious circumstances. The reporting party stated that she noticed blood on the ground at a house that was for sale. Deputies followed the blood spatter and it appeared that an animal had been shot and then run off. 

5:11 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to the emergency room at UT Health Care in Quitman in reference to a dog bite. An eight-year-old female had been bitten on the ear by a dog at a home on County Road 2310 in Mineola. The owner had the dog euthanized and tested for rabies which came back negative.

Jan. 6

7:55 a.m. Deputies received a call from an individual in Pennsylvania regarding a theft. The reporting party had purchased livestock from someone stating that the livestock were located on County Road 4778 in Winnsboro and would be transported to him in Pennsylvania. The seller then requested additional funds which the buyer refused to pay. Deputies went to the address in Winnsboro, but the homeowner had no knowledge of the livestock or of the sale. This case has been forwarded to investigators. 

9:03 a.m. Deputies received a call from an individual regarding criminal mischief.  The caller stated that someone had damaged the roof of her patio, possibly by climbing on it. Deputies went to the location on County Road 3120 in Quitman and documented the damage. This case has been forwarded to investigators.  

11:16 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 515 W in reference to a reckless driver who hit a sign and tore off the side mirror of the vehicle. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

12:00 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to Highway 154 W in Yantis in reference to a disturbance. Sherry Smith, 43, of Dallas, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

At 1:46 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 778 in Hawkins in reference to a disturbance. Walter Dixon, 60, of Hawkins, was arrested for assault against elderly or disabled.

Jan. 7

3:05 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to 779/2370 in reference to a suspicious person. Deputies located the individual who advised he was walking to Galveston and gave him a courtesy ride to Highway 69/FM 779.

3:27 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to Private Road 6397 concerning a traffic hazard.  Deputies located a dead coyote, moved it off the road and cleared the incident.

11:34 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 49 in Hawkins in reference to a burglary of a habitation. The reporting party discovered multiple items missing and the home showed signs of forced entry. This case will be forwarded to investigators.

2:09 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2906 in Alba regarding a criminal trespass. The reporting party indicated that someone had been digging up the water line in the yard of her rental house. She requested extra patrol in the area.

3:14 p.m. Stephanie Hays, 48, of Hawkins, was arrested for an outstanding warrant at Private Road 7533 in Hawkins.

7:58 p.m. Deputies conducted a traffic stop at South FM 2869 and County Road 3849. Veronica Hullett, 46, of Mineola, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. Jay Washburn, 49, of Tyler, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.