Mineola Police Department – Weekly News Report
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – OCTOBER 2, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:51 a.m. A wallet was found at Walmart. The wallet was released to the owner.
8:58 a.m. A fraudulent check was reportedly passed at a bank on North Pacific Street. This is under investigation.
10:05 a.m. A phone was reported stolen from a restroom of a restaurant on North Pacific Street.
10:46 a.m. A stranded motorist needed assistance on North Pacific Street. An officer picked the female and her infant up to get a gas can and get some gas for her vehicle.
10:55 a.m. Methamphetamine was found at a convenience store on South Pacific Street. The employee was cleaning up and found a cigarette package that contained the substance. An officer took possession of the substance.
11:17 a.m. An 18 wheeler was stopped for a truck route violation and when the officer approached the vehicle he could smell burned Marijuana. While inquiring about the smell, the officer asked the truck driver to step down out of the truck. The truck driver took off into the sleeper of the truck. The officer had to chase the driver into the sleeper and struggle with him to get him into custody. Cedric Wayne Mosley, 50, of Cedar Hill was placed under arrest for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting arrest or search. The trucking company had the loaded truck picked up by a wrecker company.
4:16 p.m. A runaway from Van Zandt County was reportedly at Walmart. Officers responded and found the juvenile. The juvenile was released to their parents.
7:40 p.m. A broken glass door to a business on Greenville Avenue was reported.
8:23 p.m. A shooting was reported on Karen Lane. One victim was shot through a car door. The victim is listed in stable condition. Brian Lee Barnett, 42, of Alba was arrested on October 1st at 10:22 a.m. for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance under 1 gram (Meth). Barnett had the meth on his person when he was arrested on the warrant.
9:13 p.m. A resident on Read Street reported that his daughter broke his chair with a baseball bat. The officers were delayed because of the prior shooting call. When the officer responded the resident stated he was in bed and would call the following day.
Friday, September 27, 2019
3:52 a.m. A resident on North Johnson Street reported an ex-roommate was banging on the window. An officer responded and spoke to both parties and advised them this was a civil matter they needed to work out.
8:06 a.m. A resident on Greenville Avenue requested to speak with an officer in reference to a contractor making threats to him. A directive patrol was placed on the address.
8:52 a.m. A restaurant on West Broad Street requested a customer to be criminally trespassed. Officer responded and trespassed the subject.
9:01 a.m. A clerk at a convenience store on East Broad Street reported a man came in and made a concerning comment while in the store. An officer responded and spoke with the clerk. The officer looked for the subject in the vehicle that was described to him, but was unable to locate him.
10:24 a.m. A citizen reported to the MISD Police Department they heard gunshots on University Street. Officer searched the area, but did not locate anything. A few minutes later it was found that the Science teacher was shooting bottle rockets for a class.
12:57 p.m. A ring was reported stolen from a resident by a private sitter at Autumn Winds Assisted Living. Charges are pending.
2:34 p.m. A resident on North Johnson Street reported harassment by a neighbor.
8:13 p.m. A disturbance between family members was reported in a resident’s room at Autumn Winds Assisted Living. Officers responded and one party was gone upon the officers arrival. The disturbance was verbal only.
9:01 p.m. An officer checked on a motorist parked on the side of the roadway on South Pacific Street. The driver had a medical issue and pulled over for a few minutes.
9:07 p.m. An officer assisted a stranded motorist by helping push the vehicle to a gas station on North Pacific Street.
11:57 p.m. An officer observed 2 young males chasing another young male on Elliott and South Street. The two males stated they were chasing the other male because he stole money from them. Officers went to the other male’s residence and confronted him about the money he stole. The male denied stealing money from them and the other two decided not to pursue charges.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
12:53 a.m. A father flagged down an officer and advised he was looking for his juvenile son. The officer followed the father to a residence on North Newsom. The juvenile was found at the location and left with his father.
11:06 a.m. Jan Ellen Aron, 33 of Tyler was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Endangering a Child, when she was stopped on a traffic violation on West Broad Street. Courtney D’Ann Young, 24, of Tyler was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance under 1 gram. The endangering a child charge was because the controlled substance was found close to where the child was seated.
3:36 p.m. Wood County S.O. requested assistance locating a hit and run suspect vehicle on Hwy. 80 that was possibly headed toward the city limits. An officer responded to the city limits to attempt to intercept the vehicle, but did not observe the vehicle coming into the city.
5:39 p.m. A citizen notified the police department in reference to a man outside a convenience store on North Pacific Street that appeared intoxicated. An officer responded, but the subject was gone upon the officers arrival.
5:49 p.m. An officer, while patrolling the area located the subject that was possibly intoxicated at the convenience store at North Pacific and Cage Street. Julius Clay Francis, 19, of Lone Star was arrested for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
9:22 p.m. Loud music was reported at a residence on Ivey Street. An officer responded and spoke with the resident. The music was turned down.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
8:11 a.m. Fernando Lagunas, 26, of Mineola, was arrested for No Liability Insurance, expired vehicle registration and Failed to change out of state driver’s license over 90 days. Lagunas was stopped on the traffic violation on North Pacific Street.
6:20 p.m. A pair of prescription sunglasses were found at the Mineola Civic Center. The glasses remain at the police department.
7:42 p.m. A welfare concern was reported by a neighbor in reference to an elderly resident on Pat Drive. An officer checked on the resident and determined someone was going to stay with the resident until family arrived.
9:46 p.m. A woman reported she had lost her phone at Walmart and when she went back it was not there. She called the phone and it was answered by an unknown male and female that quit talking when she asked who it was, so she requested an officer to call the phone. An officer called the phone and spoke with a woman. The reporting party then realized the voice was a family member and she had left the phone at their residence.
Monday, September 30, 2019
8:55 a.m. An officer checked on a motorist on East Broad Street that appeared to be stranded. The man reported he accidentally got one wheel off the driveway when pulling into the parking lot.
11:37 a.m. A skimmer device was recovered from a gas pump at a convenience store on South Pacific Street. This is under investigation, with the assistance of a Smith County task force.
11:46 a.m. Autumn Winds Assisted Living requested an ex-employee and a family member of the employee to be criminally trespassed. Officers did trespass the two.
2:48 p.m. A resident reported a welfare concern for his daughter when a family member contacted him and advised the estranged husband might be headed to their residence and he had purchased a gun. An officer met with the family and assisted in working out an arrangement to assist them with the situation.
3:30 p.m. A complainant filed a report in reference to a criminal mischief that occurred to their vehicle while parked in the parking lot between Walmart and Whataburger. An officer responded and investigated the damage on the vehicle, which appeared to be a shopping cart that went down the side of the vehicle. This is under investigation.
5:06 p.m. A welfare concern was reported for a resident on Pat Street. A family member stated they could not get in touch by telephone. An officer checked with the resident and everything was fine.
5:52 p.m. A welfare concern was reported in reference to a person that lived in the county that had medical issues, but was headed to a residence on West Buchanan Street. Wood County and EMS was contacted to assist where the subject was at in the county.
6:32 p.m. A disturbance was reported on West Patten Street. The complainant reported his ex-girlfriend was in front of his residence threatening to shoot him. Officers responded and spoke with both parties. The ex-girlfriend’s vehicle was searched before she left and no weapon was located.
6:49 p.m. Loud music was reported at a carwash on East Broad Street. An officer responded to the location and had the person in the vehicle turn the music down.
7:02 p.m. A convenience store on North Pacific Street reported a fight in the parking lot. Officers responded and found the disturbance to be verbal only. The parties went their separate ways.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
3:23 a.m. A reckless driver was reported on South Pacific Street. An officer observed the vehicle driving fine and did not observe a violation.
2:07 p.m. A reckless driver was reported on West Broad Street. An officer located the vehicle that had just pulled into a parking lot. The officer checked on the driver and everything was fine.
3:22 p.m. Wood County S.O. requested an officer to check on a vehicle that was stranded on the Hwy. 69 river bridge. An officer responded to assist, but the vehicle was out of the roadway.
4:14 p.m. A welfare concern was reported in reference to children playing in the street on West McDonald Street. An officer responded and spoke with the children about playing in the street.
7:15 p.m. A family member reported her daughter was being harassed because of a snapchat photo another female posted. An officer responded and spoke with the female that posted the photograph and asked her to take it down.
9:40 p.m. A family member contacted the officer and advised the female that was asked to take down the photo did take down the photo, but posted a picture of the patrol unit at her residence and posted the name of the complainant’s daughter. The officer responded back to the residence and spoke with the female again.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
10:02 a.m. A resident on Goodson Circle reported that a known person was using her debit card without permission. This is under investigation.
11:54 a.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on West Blair Street. Officers responded and took an assault family violence report. The suspect (family member) was gone upon the officers arrival.
4:04 p.m. Tarin Archibald Nguyen, 39, of Mineola, was arrested for No Liability Insurance, operating a vehicle without a license plate and expired registration, after she was stopped on North Pacific Street for a traffic violation.
4:06 p.m. A helicopter has been landing on some property on South Pacific Street without permission from the land owners. An officer visited with the pilot at Best Western and advised him that he could not land on the property.
7:17 p.m. A woman reported she was being threatened by another woman at a business she was a customer at. An officer spoke with both parties about the situation.
7:43 p.m. Suspicious activity was reported at the Nature Preserve when a complainant reported two people in a vehicle was spotlighting from the County Road. An officer responded, but the suspects were already gone upon the officer’s arrival.
8:31 p.m. Wood County S.O. requested an officer to check on an accident on Hwy. 69 North. An officer responded until a DPS Trooper arrived.