Wood County Sheriff’s Report

July 3, 2019 to July 8, 2019

July 3rd

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2692 near Hawkins, at approximately 3:34 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was OK.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2117 near Quitman, at approximately 5:04 a.m., in reference to an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A known actor took the reporting party’s vehicle without authorization. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3955 near Mineola, at approximately 7:24 a.m., in reference to an inquest. A female, 69, was found deceased in her residence. The Justice of the Peace was notified and an autopsy was ordered.

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on CR 4740 near Winnsboro; at approximately 8:51 a.m. Deputies located the individual and provided a courtesy transport.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 4294 near Winnsboro, at approximately 11:16 a.m., in reference to a disturbance. Parties were separated for the day.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 11:46 a.m., in reference to an abandoned vehicle on CR 4897 near Winnsboro. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 4560 near Winnsboro, at approximately 1:42 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspicious activity.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 2:36 p.m., in reference to a theft on HWY 80 near Hawkins. A known actor stole several items from the reporting party’s church. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

At 2:48 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 312 near Winnsboro.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 1682 near Alba, at approximately 4:35 p.m., in reference to a theft. Actors, or actors unknown, stole a generator from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 5:12 p.m., in reference to a theft on CR 2632 near Mineola. A known actor stole several items from the reporting party’s property.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2290 near Mineola, at approximately 5:24 p.m., in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2140 near Quitman, at approximately 7:39 p.m., in reference to a reckless driver. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle at Lake Holbrook beach; at approximately 10:44 p.m. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.

July 4th

Deputies were dispatched to Lake Hawkins point, at approximately 1:23 a.m., in reference to a disturbance. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individuals.

Deputies were dispatched to Beaulah St. in Hawkins, at approximately 3:28 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure.

Deputies were dispatched to HWY 11 near Winnsboro, at approximately 8:51 a.m., in reference to a burglary of a vehicle. Actors, or actors unknown, stole several items from the reporting party’s vehicle. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 1:29 p.m., in reference to terroristic threat on CR 2332 near Mineola. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3440 near Hawkins, at approximately 4:07 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was OK.

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle near Lake Hawkins; at approximately 4:14 p.m. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to FM 1801 near Mineola, at approximately 4:15 p.m., in reference to criminal mischief. A known actor damaged the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on CR 3440 near Hawkins; at approximately 4:59 p.m. Travis Hoover, 25, of Hawkins, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

At 6:56 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 312 near Winnsboro.

At 8:42 p.m., horses were reported out on FM 1643 near Winnsboro.

Deputies were dispatched to FM 49 near Mineola, at approximately 9:09 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspicious activity.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3265 near Mineola, at approximately 9:28 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspicious activity.

Deputies were dispatched to Lake Holbrook beach, at approximately 10:20 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies located the suspicious activity and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to FM 1799 near Mineola, at approximately 10:45 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspicious activity.

July 5th

Deputies were dispatched to PR 8692 near Winnsboro, at approximately 3:34 a.m., in reference to criminal mischief. Actors, or actors unknown, damaged the reporting party’s property. 

Deputies were dispatched to FM 2869 near Hawkins, at approximately 7:32 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 4360 near Winnsboro, at approximately 9:06 a.m., in reference to theft. Actors, or actors unknown, stole the reporting party’s firearm. 

Deputies responded to a suspicious person on CR 1590 near Alba; at approximately 9:36 a.m. Deputies located the individual and everything was OK.

Deputies were dispatched to HWY 69 near Alba, at approximately 10:26 a.m., in reference to a reckless driver. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on HWY 154 near Quitman; at approximately 12:13 p.m. Florentino Flores, 54, of Gilmer, was arrested for Driving While License Invalid.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 2:01 p.m., in reference to a scam on FM 1647 near Winnsboro. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to Sioux near Quitman, at approximately 7:13 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3990 near Winnsboro, at approximately 11:13 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. The individuals left the scene, prior to the deputies’ arrival.

July 6th

Deputies were dispatched to Concho near Quitman, at approximately 10:48 a.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and determined it was a civil matter.

Deputies were dispatched to HWY 80 near Mineola, at approximately 1:36 p.m., in reference to a burglary. Actors, or actors unknown, stole several items from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators. 

Deputies were dispatched to Sioux near Quitman, at approximately 1:48 p.m., in reference to an assault. Darilene Benavides, 42, of Quitman, was arrested for Aggravated Assault Date/Family/Household Member with Weapon and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport.

Deputies were dispatched to FM 49 near Mineola, at approximately 3:32 p.m., in reference to shots fired. Deputies advised the individual with the firearm to shoot in a safe direction.

Deputies were dispatched to Lake Hawkins, at approximately 5:07 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Bobby Ray Harris, II, 20, of Dallas, was arrested for Failure to Identify/Refuse to Provide Identification.

Deputies responded to a suspicious person on CR 3220 near Quitman; at approximately 9:17 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 9:19 p.m., in reference to harassment on Main St. in Yantis. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to Fm 2869 near Hawkins, at approximately 10:28 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspicious activity.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3264 near Quitman, at approximately 10:52 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure.

July 7th

Deputies were dispatched to HWY 80 near Mineola, at approximately 1:57 a.m., in reference to a dispute. Parties were separated for the night.

Deputies were dispatched to PR 7108 near Quitman, at approximately 7:50 a.m., in reference to a disturbance. Parties were separated for the day.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 4990 near Quitman, at approximately 10:19 a.m., in reference to a burglary. Actors, or actors unknown, stole several items from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

At 11:29 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 182 near Quitman.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Stephens St. in Quitman; at approximately 11:37 a.m. Judd Pippins, 36, of Mineola, was arrested for Expired Registration and Expired Drivers License. Alexandria Dollinger, 28, of Alba, was arrested for Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 6:06 p.m., in reference to harassment on HWY 154 near Quitman.

Deputies were dispatched to Lake Hawkins, at approximately 7:33 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.

Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 8:13 p.m., in reference to harassment that occurred on CR 1522 near Alba. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to HWY 154 near Quitman, at approximately 10:13 p.m., in reference to theft. A known actor stole several items from the reporting party’s property. 

Deputies were dispatched to Fm 2869 near Hawkins, at approximately 11:05 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies spoke with the key holder and everything was OK.

July 8th

Deputies were dispatched to FM 14 near Hawkins, at approximately 9:50 a.m., in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Joes Wrecker towed the vehicle and deputies cleared the incident.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2168 near Quitman, at approximately 11:02 a.m., in reference to credit/debit card abuse. Actors, or actors unknown, used the reporting party’s credit/debit card without authorization.

Deputies responded to a suspicious person on FM 515 near Alba; at approximately 12:08 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.

Deputies were dispatched to PR 5551 near Yantis, at approximately 8:19 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on CR 4847 near Winnsboro; at approximately 8:38 p.m. Deputies made contact with the owner of the vehicle and cleared the incident.

Between the dates of July 3 and July 8, Wood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to multiple agency assists that included the following: Emergency Medical Services, Mineola Police Department, Smith County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Marshall.

Between the dates of July 3 and July 8, Wood County Sheriff’s Investigators obtained 2 arrest warrants and arrested the individuals.

Total Jail Count – 130 inmates – 105 males and 25 females.

Sheriff Castloo would like to remind everyone…if you have any information on these or any other crimes, please contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 903-763-2201 or Crime Stoppers at 903-763-CASH. 

Contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office if you notice any suspicious vehicles or activity around your neighborhood.  Please be aware of your surroundings.