Mineola Police Department – Weekly News Report

February 7, 2019 – February 13, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

1:14 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at the storage buildings on South Johnson Street. An officer responded to the area, but did not see anyone or anything tampered with.

8:10 a.m. Officers assisted Wood County with a reported vehicle accident at FM 1801 and Loop 564.

10:21 a.m. Wood County reported a reckless driver that had went into the ditch twice, according to a witness, headed toward the city from the Alba area. An officer patrolled the 69 N., Loop intersection, but did not locate the vehicle.

12:20 p.m. A mother of a student reported her teenage daughter was a victim of harassment or bullying by text message. The mother was referred to the MISD Police Department.

6:36 p.m. Loud music was reported in the area of Country Club Drive and Graves Street. An officer found the source of the music to be from a vehicle. The occupant of the vehicle turned the music down.   

Friday, February 8, 2019

3:18 a.m. An officer stopped to check on a man that was standing by his vehicle in the Middle School parking lot on Loop 564 and found him to be intoxicated. Baltazar Santiago Jr., 23, of Mineola was arrested for Public Intoxication.

4:15 a.m. An officer assisted EMS at a residence on Bowdoin Street.

4:07 p.m. A reckless driver in a red Chevy pickup was reported on East Broad Street that failed to maintain a single lane. While on the phone with the caller the reported reckless vehicle turned off on a side street and no other information was available. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

7:17 p.m. A pedestrian vs. vehicle accident was reported in the 100 blk. of E.  Broad Street. Maxine Nussman, 63, of Mt. Enterprise was struck by a vehicle driven by Larry Dewayne Cook of Mineola. Ms. Nussman was crossing East Broad Street from the south side of the street and was struck by the vehicle as she crossed the westbound lane. Ms. Nussman was transported to UT Tyler with non- life threatening injuries. Upon investigation it was determined with the assistance of witnesses that Ms. Nussman did not use the crosswalk when crossing the roadway.  

8:02 p.m. A welfare concern was reported by a family member when a woman was reportedly leaving the Valero on South Pacific Street possibly under the influence and headed back home in Smith County. Officers were unable to locate the described vehicle.

8:25 p.m. An officer assisted Wood County Constable Pct. 2 with warrant service on Wigley Street.

8:52 p.m. An officer assisted Wood County Constable Pct. 2 with warrant service on West Kilpatrick Street.

9:41 p.m. Lindee Cheri Delaney, 35, of Grand Saline was arrested on a Falls County warrant after she was stopped on South Pacific Street for a defective license plate light.

11:34 p.m. Brandon Terrell Parks, 30, of Gladewater was arrested on a Henderson County warrant for Theft of Property when he was stopped on East Broad Street for expired registration.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

12:42 a.m. A female stopped when she saw a DPS Trooper sitting at a business on South Pacific Street and asked for help. The female said she had met a man at a restaurant and club in Lindale and decided to give him a ride since he was intoxicated. After a little while he became argumentative with her, so she was going to take him back to his vehicle in Lindale. The female stated the male became agitated and reached over and pulled her face toward him in an aggressive manner while she was driving. She became worried about driving him back to Lindale, so she stopped to get help from the trooper. An officer met with the trooper and the two individuals. After a brief investigation the officer arrested Neill Austin Beckham, 37, of Jacksonville for Assault by Threat.

4:48 a.m. An officer assisted EMS on a medical call on Kings Lane.

8:02 a.m. A resident on West Kilpatrick reported someone threw eggs at her vehicle during the night.

5:06 p.m. Loud music was reported at Graves and Country Club Lane. An officer patrolled the area, but did not hear the music upon his arrival.

5:50 p.m. Walmart reported a person they believed was attempting to shoplift from the store. An officer issued a criminal trespass warning to the man, at the request of Walmart.

8:17 p.m. Tra Darian Savion Perry, 24, of Tyler was arrested after he was stopped for a traffic violation on South Pacific Street. Perry had a warrant out of Smith County and the officer smelled Marijuana and searched the vehicle. Perry was then charged with Possession of Marijuana under 2oz. and Possession of a controlled substance (THC oil).

8:25 p.m. Wood County reported a reckless driver driving on the wrong side of the roadway on West Broad Street. An officer patrolled the area but did not locate a vehicle.

10:25 p.m. A resident on Molly Lane reported a suspicious vehicle in the alleyway behind their residence. The vehicle drove off when the resident went outside. An officer patrolled the area, but did not locate the vehicle or anything suspicious.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

2:25 a.m. A woman came to the police department and reported she picked up a woman that was about 5 miles west of Hawkins on Hwy. 80 standing in the roadway. She became alarmed by the woman’s action and state of mind. The woman then refused to get out of the vehicle. Officers removed her from the vehicle and determined she was intoxicated. An officer transported the woman to UT Quitman and turned the incident over to Wood County S.O.

2:07 p.m. A welfare concern was reported when a woman was in a business in 2 juvenile grandchildren on North Pacific Street and appeared to be confused. The juveniles were turned over to their parents and the grandmother went to the hospital by EMS.

6:44 p.m. A theft was reported by an employee at Walmart that occurred in January. This is under investigation.

11:26 p.m. A theft of medication was reported by a resident on West Broad Street. The resident later reported he did not wish to file charges and signed a waiver of prosecution.

Monday, February 11, 2019

8:24 a.m. A resident on N. Newsom reported the theft of a flag from her yard.

8:51 a.m. A debit card abuse was reported. This is under investigation.

10:21 a.m. A narcotics search warrant was executed on Goodson Circle. Douglas Edward Gilliam, 63, of Mineola was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (drug free Zone), a 3rd degree felony, Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz. The department had been conducting an investigation on Gilliam for dealing Methamphetamine.

11:31 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at vacant residence on North Johnson Street. Upon the officers arrival, it was determined that the person was there to renovate the residence.

4:09 p.m. A reckless driver was reported at East Broad Street near Loop 564. An officer found the vehicle, but did not observe any traffic violations or impairment with the driver.

5:08 p.m. A man reported a debit card abuse, but decided not to file a report until he can determine if the person that took the money from his account is going to pay it back.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

1:26 a.m. A suspicious person walking around some businesses was witnessed by an officer in the 100 Blk. East Broad Street. The officer determined the man was just walking around town and everything was fine.

2:15 p.m. EMS requested assistance with a medical call on Sycamore Street.

4:46 p.m. A theft of service was reported by Aaron’s Rental.

5:32 p.m. A welfare concern was reported for a small child not in a car seat in the drive thru at a restaurant on North Pacific Street. An officer checked on the child and found that the mother was just comforting the child while they waited. The child did have a car seat.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

4:42 p.m. Kids were reportedly smoking from a pipe at the intersection of Buchanan and Hogg Street. An officer responded to the location, but did not observe the kids smoking anything.

7:08 p.m. Suspicious persons were reported at a residence on Read Street when a woman went to her neighbors and told the neighbor 2 men came to her residence wanting money and then became very demanding. She reported the two sat in a vehicle in front of her residence. An officer responded and patrolled the area, but was unable to locate the vehicle. A directive patrol was placed on the area and her residence.

10:01 p.m. Gerri Rachelle Butler, 44, of Mineola was arrested for Driving While License Invalid/Suspended on East Broad Street when an officer witnessed her driving and knew she did not possess a valid license.

10:56 p.m. A suspicious person was reported on Second Street when a resident was sitting outside and witnessed a white male jump a fence and take off running. Officers patrolled the area, but did not locate anyone.

11:12 p.m. An officer checked out on a suspicious person in a restaurant parking lot on West Broad Street. The person was just waiting for a ride.