Mineola Police Department – Weekly News Report

March 7, 2019 – March 13, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

10:22 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at the Brookshire’s parking lot, just sitting in the car for an extended amount of time. An officer checked the welfare of the person and found it to be a man that normally comes into town and sits in the parking lot to watch videos and use WIFI.

4:12 p.m. Officers assisted Wood County S.O. on a disturbance on FM 49 until deputies arrived on the scene.

4:30 p.m. A trespassing incident was reported at a business on South Pacific Street.  A man reportedly jumped a fence when he was seen by employees and left in a vehicle headed north on South Pacific Street.

8:09 p.m. An officer was requested at a residence on West Kilpatrick to speak with an 11 year old and a 13 year old about hitting each other. An officer went to the residence and spoke with the children.

11:18 p.m. A traffic stop on South Pacific Street led to the driver and passenger arrested. Demetric Ledmond Walker, 19, of Tyler was driving and when the officer approached the vehicle for defective equipment and not dimming their lights, the officer could smell Marijuana. The vehicle was searched and Marijuana was found in possession of the passenger, Quincy Rayline Harris, 18, of Tyler. A stolen firearm was recovered and under investigation. Demetric Walker, driver, was arrested for defective equipment and Quincy Harris was arrested for Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz.

Friday, March 8, 2019

5:05 p.m. Gina Lucia Pranzitelli, 48, of Palestine, was arrested for No Liability Insurance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after she was stopped on South Pacific Street for Speeding.

6:49 p.m. A disturbance was reported at Brenda Lane. When an officer arrived it was determined to be a verbal argument. The two were arguing over a child. The male was intoxicated and transported to his parent’s residence.

7:58 p.m. A welfare concern was reported for a truck driver sitting the wrong way on Loop 564 near Sanderson Farms. An officer checked and found the truck to be unoccupied.

8:33 p.m. A man reported someone came into his motel room at the Mineola Motor Lodge and pulled a gun on him. When officers arrived they found Austin Michael Edwards, 31, of Gilmer in the parking lot and he appeared to be intoxicated. Edwards had a 9mm handgun on his person and a rifle in his vehicle. Edwards was arrested for Unlawful Carrying a Weapon.

11:48 p.m. A witness saw three males walking in the neighborhood of Meredith and Phillips Street. The witness thought they had a firearm with them. Officers patrolled the area, but did not find the three males.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

6:33 a.m. A man and a woman were reportedly in the same bathroom stall at a business on North Pacific Street. An officer responded and found that no offense occurred.

9:57 a.m. A caller reported a man walking down the street on Loop 564, in women’s clothing. The officer reported he saw the man, but he was doing nothing wrong.

2:39 p.m. An anonymous caller reported a semi-truck hauling propane tanks on West Broad at Loop 564 and the caller could smell propane. An officer responded to the area, but did not find the truck.

4:34 p.m. Glenda Kay Burt, 52, Waxahachie, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance under 1 gram (meth), Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz., Driving while license invalid (enhanced) and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under 28 grams (pills) after she was stopped on Loop 564 for the registration not showing in the system. After she was stopped she showed the officer a registration she had gotten the day before but it had been entered into the system. He also smelled marijuana when he approached her vehicle.

4:34 p.m. The owner of a business on North Johnson Street reported a female standing outside the business taking photographs of the customers and their vehicles and they left the business. An officer arrived and watched the woman for a little while, but she did not do anything while he was there and she left the area.

5:52 p.m. Loud music from a vehicle was reported on Country Club at Graves Street. An officer responded and found the vehicle. The music was turned down.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

12:51 a.m. A traffic stop for a traffic violation led to the driver and passenger getting arrested. Andres Mathew Santiago, 29, of Jacksonville was driving without valid license. He was arrested for driving while license invalid (enhanced) and the passenger, Chella Danielle Martinez, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance under 1 gram.

1:09 p.m. A 911 call sounded liked a female in distress. An officer responded and found the call to be kids playing with the phone.

1:11 p.m. A welfare concern was reported for a resident on Minwood Street. The caller was concerned about their neighbor’s health. An officer checked on the man and found him to be ok, but he was going to follow up with a doctor.

5:23 p.m. A business on East Broad Street located a paper driver’s license in the parking lot. It was reportedly placed in the mailbox and the post office.

Monday, March 11, 2019

1:07 p.m. A woman that reported a welfare concern at a residence on East Blair was asked to leave the property by the residents. An officer advised the reporting party she had to leave.

3:09 p.m. An illegal dumper was located after throwing a microwave and trash into a dumpster at a business on West Broad Street. An officer went to their residence and had them pick the trash up or face charges. The trash was picked up by the owners of the trash.

3:22 p.m. 2 men were reportedly shooting at the Mineola Nature Preserve. An officer responded to the area and determined the men did not have a weapon, but it was a launcher for ducks.

11:43 p.m. Officers assisted Wood County deputies on an alarm call on Hwy. 80 West.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

2:29 a.m. Kids were reportedly in the parking lot of Walmart playing bumper cars with the carts. When the officers arrived the kids were not there.

2:47 p.m. A reckless driver was reportedly failing to maintain a single lane of traffic and speeding. Officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle, but because of traffic they could not. Wood County S.O. was notified.

3:13 p.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on West Blair Street. Officers responded and found it to be an argument between a brother and sister and the suspect was not there.

3:33 p.m. A woman called 911 because a vehicle was following her from Lindale into town and the man was blowing his horn and going in and out of traffic attempting to stay up with her. She said he was right on the rear of her vehicle and she was terrified. She was told to drive to the police department. The woman drove into the parking lot of the police department with the man following behind her. He said she had hit his vehicle in Lindale coming out of Chili’s at the interstate and she would not stop, so he was going to pursue her until she stopped. The woman denied hitting his vehicle. Officers looked at his vehicle and hers and did not find any evidence of her hitting him. Two witnesses followed the two and came to the department as well. The witnesses thought the woman had grazed his vehicle with hers. No charges were filed.

5:54 p.m. A report of a vehicle parked in the handicapped parking at Walmart without a placard was reported. Upon the officer’s arrival, the vehicle was not there.

7:06 p.m. A landlord called and advised the tenants on West Blair Street reported the brother was tearing the house up. He wished for the department to respond. Officers responded and found the damage to be old damage.

9:26 p.m. A resident on West Blair asked for assistance to get his vehicle cranked. An officer responded and helped start the vehicle by jumping it off.

10:56 p.m. Naomi Applegate Hennessey, 34, of Mineola, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance over 4 grams under 200 grams after she was stopped for an expired registration.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

1:17 a.m. A resident on McWhorter Street reported a possible suspicious person out by the storage building in the back yard. An officer responded and determined it could have been the weather, because he didn’t find anything out of place.

1:54 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen from a resident at Mineola Community Care. This is under investigation.

4:50 p.m. A baby was reportedly in a vehicle at Walmart by themselves. Officers responded and determined a 13 year old was in the vehicle with the baby.

6:35 p.m. An officer assisted Pct. 2 Constable with a traffic stop on Debby Lane.

6:36 p.m. A phone scam was reported. The scam was reportedly from a Bill Gates foundation.

7:05 p.m. Loud music was reported on Francis Street. An officer responded and had the resident to turn the music down.

8:29 p.m. A reckless driver was reported on FM 1804 and headed toward the city limits on East Broad Street. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

8:56 p.m. An aggravated assault with a motor vehicle was reported on Wigley Street. A woman was hit by a vehicle during an argument. The woman sustained some injury to the side of her leg and hip. This is under investigation.

10:03 p.m. A welfare concern was reported in reference to a teenager that walked away from home. An officer found him and took him back home.

11:33 p.m. Walmart reported several teenagers running around in the store. The teenagers left prior to the officer’s arrival.

11:50 p.m. 3 vehicles were reportedly driving in circles inside the Civic Center after hours. An officer responded but they were gone upon his arrival.