Mineola Police Department – Weekly News Report

March 14, 2019 – March 20, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

4:26 a.m. A disturbance was reported on Landers Street. The Grandmother stated her 17 year old Grand Daughter was acting up. An officer responded and determined it to be verbal only. An officer transported the Grand Daughter to a friend’s house.

5:28 a.m. An officer reported a suspicious person at the Civic Center.  The officer advised the person the Civic Center was closed.

10:40 a.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on North Pacific Street. The boyfriend took the girlfriend’s phone away from her. The boyfriend later said she slapped him, but he didn’t want to pursue any charges. A non- prosecution waiver was signed by the boyfriend. The two separated before the officer left. A family violence report was completed.

3:38 p.m. Loud music was reported on Krause Street. An officer responded to the area but did not witness loud music.

3:46 p.m. A disturbance was reported at Walmart parking lot when a woman reported a man in another vehicle got angry and started cursing her. Officers responded and spoke with both parties and a witness. The man was written a citation for disorderly conduct.

4:39 p.m. An officer assisted Constable Pct. 2 with a traffic stop on Front Street.

Friday, March 15, 2019

3:59 a.m. An officer responded to a welfare concern on West Kilpatrick with assistance of deputies to a possible suicidal person. Officers made contact with the resident and everything was fine.

9:38 a.m. An inmate at Wood County reported someone had been inside his residence, located at Goodson Circle, while he was in jail and had taken some items without his consent. A theft report was filed.

1:40 p.m. Officers assisted Mineola Fire Department with a reported house fire on South Newsom Street.

4:00 p.m. A reckless driver was reported on South Pacific Street that reportedly tried to run a vehicle off the roadway. The reckless driver turned in to a convenience store. When the officer arrived the vehicle was not there.

4:29 p.m. A welfare check was requested on West Broad for a woman that was with her boyfriend. An officer checked on her welfare and found her to be ok.

4:48 p.m. A resident on Meadowbrook reported a trailer license plate stolen. The plate was entered stolen in the system.

6:15 p.m. A bicycle was found by a resident on Stone Street. The bicycle is at the police department.

7:08 p.m. A resident that was out of town requested an officer check her residence after she received a call that her door was open. The residence was checked.

7:38 p.m. Suspicious persons were reported walking up the nature trail by the football field on Loop 564. An officer checked the area and found several playing football on the field.

8:04 p.m. A possible assault was reported at the Mineola Health Care. After an investigation by an officer it is believed to be unfounded.

9:21 p.m. An officer patrolled the area of Loop 564 and West Broad Street for a person in all black reportedly walking in the middle of the roadway. The officer was unable to locate anyone.

9:47 p.m. A reckless driver was reported coming into the city from Quitman. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle that was described.

9:51 p.m. A woman reported she was assaulted at a residence on East Broad Street. William Madison Leonard, 40, of Mineola was arrested for Assault with Bodily Injury Family Violence.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

1:05 a.m. A woman on McDaniels Street reported having someone at her home that had been calling her names and threatening her. An officer responded and spoke with all parties and determined it to be a civil matter and no offense had occurred.

4:15 a.m. A suspicious person was reported by a resident on West Broad Street when they witnessed a person park on the roadway and walk around behind the complainant’s residence. The person was found to be attempting to visit with a family member.

5:48 a.m. An officer observed a hatch to be open to a vehicle at a residence on Wigley Street. The officer made contact with the resident and determined that her husband left the door open and nothing was missing.

6:54 p.m. A man reported his son was supposed to get off the train and to be picked up, but the train depot was locked up and no one was around. An officer picked up his son at Dairy Queen and transported him to the police department, to be picked up by family.

9:29 p.m. A resident on West Broad Street reported a man showed up accusing him of stealing his phone a few minutes after he had walked to the man’s business to borrow his phone and return it. The resident reported the man showed up intoxicated and poked him in the chest. The phone was found in the bed of the man’s vehicle. The complainant later called back and wanted to sign a non-prosecution waiver.

10:14 p.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on West Broad Street when a woman was attempting to get her mother’s property from a residence and the man was in her face. Officers responded and found the disturbance to be verbal only.

11:10 p.m. A resident on West Broad Street reported his girlfriend’s husband is threatening him and he was wanted to file charges. A report was filed but the resident later signed a waiver of non- prosecution.

11:14 p.m. A reckless driver was reported on East Broad Street that was unable to maintain a single lane and would speed up and slow down. An officer patrolled the area and located the vehicle and stopped it. The officer did not observe any signs of intoxication when a field sobriety test was conducted on the driver.

11:44 p.m. A resident on West Broad Street reported someone stole some money from him. After the report was taken, the resident called and reported he had found the money.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

1:08 a.m. Walmart reported several witnesses saw a woman stuffing her purse with merchandise from the store. An officer confronted the woman and she gave back the property. No charges were filed.

6:16 a.m. A business on East Broad Street reported a vehicle at the back door of the business when they arrived to open up. An officer checked on the vehicle and the occupants and determined they were sleeping until the store opened, so they could get fuel.

8:06 a.m. Zachary Bryan Barnhart, 19, of Wildorado, Texas was arrested when he was stopped on East Broad Street for a fictitious, altered temporary license plate. He was charged with no driver’s license, no proof of liability Insurance and fictitious license plate.

5:35 p.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on Dubose Street. A man that had previously been trespassed was there causing a scene. When the officer arrived the man was already gone. Charges are pending.

8:58 p.m. A woman requested assistance to get home from Walmart. An officer gave her a ride to her residence.

9:47 p.m. An anonymous caller reported a vehicle leaving the Hoard area, headed to the city that was occupied by two intoxicated females with three children in the vehicle. Officers attempted to get more information and was finally able to find the residence the female were possibly headed to. The officers went to the residence and found the possible vehicle already there. The officers observed the children were there and ok.

10:28 p.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on Baker Street when a resident said her son was causing trouble. The parties were separated for the night after it was determined to be verbal only.

Monday, March 18, 2019

12:35 a.m. Officers assisted Wood County S.O. on CR 2840.

9:03 a.m. A reckless 18 wheeler was reported on South Pacific Street. An officer responded but was unable to find the vehicle.

10:50 a.m. An officer responded to a crossing arm broken off and lying in the roadway on Stone Street.

12:00 p.m. An officer responded to the Wood Memorial Nursing Home to speak with a resident about another resident kicking her chair. The officer determined that no offense occurred.

12:11 p.m. A criminal mischief was reported when an unknown person shot the back glass out of a vehicle with a BB gun. The offense is believed to have happened on Graham Street.

3:36 p.m. A reckless driver was reported when a man stated a woman drove on the wrong side of the roadway and ran two red lights. An officer stopped the driver of the vehicle. The woman stated the man pulled out in front of her and she had to swerve to miss his vehicle.

4:23 p.m. A disturbance was reported on Read Street. The complainant stated she and her ex- boyfriend got into a verbal argument and he threw a brick at her vehicle causing damage to the windshield. The ex-girlfriend signed a waiver of prosecution.

9:41 p.m. Officers assisted another agency when an off duty officer from Grand Saline reported he was out with a vehicle that was possibly an intoxicated driver on West Broad Street. A DPS Trooper responded to the scene and took a person into custody.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5:52 p.m. A welfare concern was reported on Inwood Street when a caller reported a man walking in the street acting very strange. An officer responded but did not find anyone.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

10:44 a.m. A welfare concern was reported by a woman wishing for the department to check on a resident on Kevin Street. An officer made contact with the man and he was fine.

12:35 p.m. A disturbance was reported at Murphy’s on Loop 564. Officers responded and determined it to be verbal only.

3:57 p.m. Officers responded to assist on a major vehicle accident on Loop 564 at FM 1254 until a DPS Trooper arrived.

5:12 p.m. EZ Mart reported a woman ran into the restroom and locked the door. The employee reported the woman was hiding from someone. Officers spoke with the woman but she would not cooperate.

5:27 p.m. A reckless driver was reported by Wood County S.O. that was passing the Alba Golden School and headed toward the city. An officer responded to the N. 69 and Loop 564, but did not locate the vehicle.

5:54 p.m. A relative requested a welfare check on a couple on North Newsom Street. Officers went to the residence and determined the couple was ok. The family member was contacted back.