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Wood County Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest of a fugitive wanted in a case. When you call 903-763-CASH, your information to Crime Stoppers is confidential and you can remain anonymous.
When you give your information, you will be assigned a special reference number for your call. You can use this number at a later date to claim a reward if your information leads to an arrest. You do NOT need to give your name.
Crime Stoppers may pay a reward up to $1,000 for information on any warrant that leads to an arrest and indictment.
To view the county's eight most wanted fugitives, go to www.co.wood.tx.us and click on Wood County's Most Wanted.
January 18th:
Deputy Rusty Owens was dispatched to CR 3145 in the Quitman area with regard to damage done to a white 2001 Toyota pickup. The victim advised that there were several bullet holes in his truck - in the front windshield, one headlight and the glass at the back. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy David Hitt was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 1612 in the Alba area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had cut the locks off the front gate and barn of the property and stolen several saddles. The victim is the caretaker of the property. The property owner was contacted and is compiling a list of the stolen items. The case is under investigation.
Also on this date, Deputy Josh O'Grady was dispatched to the 800 block of CR 2260 in the Mineola area with regard to the theft of 12 rod iron fence panels, 10 one-inch square tubing for signs, a three-point orange grading blade and a metal rack with A-frame on both sides valued at over $500. This case is under investigation.
January 17th:
Deputy O'Grady met with a victim in the lobby of the sheriff's office with regard to a burglary of a vehicle. The victim advised that her son had borrowed her white 2006 four-door Saturn View and unknown suspect(s) had entered the car and taken her purse from it. The victim advised that her driver's license, Social Security card and three prescription medications were in the purse. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy Owens spoke with a victim by public service with regard to a theft. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered his property on Hwy 37 north in the Winnsboro area and had stolen a WW squeeze chute with an expanded metal floor, four 5 x 10-foot preferred panels and four 6-foot x 12-foot preferred panels valued at $4,200. The case is under investigation.
January 16th:
Deputy Sam Threadgill, along with Deputies J.W. Williams and Nathan Adams, were dispatched to the 400 block of CR 2121 in the Quitman area with regard to a disturbance in progress. On arrival and investigation, Michael Eugene Hibbler was placed under arrest for assault/family violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $15,000.
January 14th:
Deputy Threadgill and Deputy Adams were dispatched to the 1100 block of Hwy 37 north in the Quitman area with regard to a disturbance in progress. On arrival, Mariel Melendez and Mark Alan Smith were placed under arrest for assault/family violence with bodily injury. Melendez was also booked on a Wood County issuance of a bad check.
Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 9; alarms, 8; animal calls, 9; assaults, 8; burglary of a building, 4; burglary of a residence, 1; burglary of a vehicle, 1; child custody, 1; civil cases, 1; criminal mischief, 6; criminal trespass, 3; disturbances, 4; dog problems, 10; harassment, 10; suspicious vehicles, 7; suspicious persons, 2; threats, 1; thefts, 6; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 7; welfare checks, 5.
Total calls this period - 150.
During the period there were 61 males and 8 females at the Wood County Jail for an overall total of 69.
There were 26 bookings and 31 releases.
January 11th:
Deputy Adams was dispatched to the 2800 block of Hwy 154 west (Lake Fork Island RV Park) in the Quitman area with regard to a stolen white 1995 18-foot utility trailer. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had stolen the trailer from his residence. The trailer is valued at $3,500. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy Adams was dispatched to the 200 block of CR 1948 in the Yantis area with regard to a structure fire. The victim advised that he saw a large amount of smoke coming from the attic vents and then heard a crackling sound, The home is only a year old and is insured. The case has been forwarded to Fire Marshal Randy Selman.
Also on this date, Deputy J.W. Williams was dispatched to the 7300 block of FM 2869 in the Hawkins area with regard to a structure fire. On arrival, the mobile home was fully engulfed. The mobile home was recently moved and placed next to an old mobile home that was also lost in the fire. The case has also been forwarded to Fire Marshal Selman.
January 10th:
Deputy Adams met a victim in the lobby of the sheriff's office with regard to the burglary of a building in the 2900 block of Hwy 154 west in the Quitman area, The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered his unlocked garage and stolen a red all-power 2000 watt generator and an orange Husqvarna Husky 61 chainsaw with an 18-inch bar, both valued at $495. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy Zachary Soto was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 1560 in the Alba area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered his unlocked residence. He also advised that the suspect(s) had stolen custom hip waders, a coon squaler, a portable halogen headlamp, a portable LED headlamp and a spotlight, all valued at $663. The case is under investigation.
January 8th:
Deputy Jimmie White was dispatched to the 4700 block of FM 2088 in the Winnsboro area with regard to an intoxicated person. On investigation, Tyler Davis was placed under arrest for public intoxication.
On the same date, Deputy Soto was dispatched to the 8500 block of FM 779 in the Alba area with regard to a report of a brother assaulting his sister. On arrival and investigation, Casey Allen Curry was placed under arrest for assault/family violence.
January 7th:
Deputy O'Grady was dispatched to the 5300 block of Hwy 37 north in the Winnsboro area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) kicked in the door of his rental house. On gaining entry to the home, suspect(s) stole three Coleman space heaters, six screens from the outside windows, and stole the copper from the breaker box. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy Hitt was dispatched to the 500 block of CR 2745 in the Mineola area with regard to a copper theft. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had stolen 60 feet of copper valued at $75. This case is under investigation.
January 6th:
Deputy Adams was dispatched to the sheriff's office lobby with regard to a stolen 1989 Shasta RV described as white with brown stripes. It is valued at $4,000. The case is under investigation.
Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 6; alarms, 7; animal calls, 9; assaults, 5; burglary of a building, 3; burglary of a residence, 4; child custody, 1; criminal mischief, 3; criminal trespass, 5; disputes, 1; dog problems, 11; harassment, 5; horses out, 3; suspicious vehicle, 5; suspicious persons, 2; thefts, 9; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 1; welfare checks, 7. Total calls this period - 142.
During the period there were 61 males and 9 females at the Wood County Jail for an overall total of 70.
There were 26 bookings and 25 releases.