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Wood County Sheriff Report

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February 2nd: Deputy J.W. Williams was dispatched to the 2300 block of Hwy 37 north in the Quitman area with regard to a dog problem. The complainant advised that her neighbor's two dogs had killed four of her laying hens. The complainant's neighbor advised that he would make arrangements to get rid of the dogs and would pay the victim for all the damage the dogs had done.
February 1st: Deputy Sam Threadgill was dispatched to the 2600 block of CR 3250 in the Quitman area. The complainant advised that two unknown males in a white Chevy GMC pickup were sitting along the side of the roadway in front of her house. She advised that the two subjects may have gone into her garage when she left her residence. She advised that the two men, one white male and one Hispanic, came running from the side of her home when she came home, jumped in their truck and took off.
On the same date, Deputy Arthur Judge was dispatched to the 1200 block of CR 3875 in the Hawkins area with regard to a structure fire. The complainant advised that he awakened to a room filled with smoke and immediately called 911. He advised that he had a fire going in his wood-burning heater for several days due to the cold weather. There were no injuries and no visible flames - just heavy smoke. Fire Marshall Randy Selman was notified.
January 31st: At approximately 2:45 p.m. Deputy Threadgill was summoned to the Justice Center lobby with regard to an assault. On arrival, the deputy noticed several people around a man who was sitting on the floor. The victim advised that he was arguing with his wife and she then assaulted him. The victim's wife advised that they were at their residence and that she was only defending herself. The case is under investigation.
January 29th: Deputy David Hill was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 4403 in the Winnsboro area with regard to a theft. The complainant advised that her debit card had been stolen. She also advised that the card had been used in several towns. The debit card has been cancelled. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Lt. John Farmer took a report in the lobby of the sheriff's office with regard to a stolen cell phone. The complainant advised that her cell phone was on her desk at work when it was stolen by unknown suspect(s). The phone service has been turned off, but before it was turned off, the suspect(s) made several calls to the Dallas area. The cell phone was insured and valued at $350. The case is under investigation.
January 28th: Deputy Samantha Sellers was dispatched to the 1300 block of CR 3689 in the Hawkins area with regard to a burglary. The caller stated that he discovered that unknown suspect(s) had entered his residence and stolen a microwave oven, a coffee maker and cash. The caller advised that the suspect(s) had entered the residence through his locked back door. The case is under investigation.
January 27th: Deputy J.W. Williams was dispatched to the 450 block of FM 2869 south in the Hawkins area with regard to an assault. The complainant advised that he was punched in the face and left eye. He advised that this all stemmed from an argument that he and the suspect had via text messaging. The case is under investigation.
Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 10; alarms, 11; animal calls, 9; assaults, 3; burglary, 2; civil disputes, 3; criminal mischief, 8; criminal trespass, 3; dog problems, 12; harassment, 1; theft, 8; suspicious vehicles, 2; suspicious persons, 3; welfare checks, 8. Total calls this period: 169.
During the period, there were 73 males and 5 females at the Wood County Jail for a total of 78. There were 33 bookings and 35 releases.
January 26th: Deputy Williams was dispatched to Hwy 37 and FM 1643 in the Winnsboro area with regard to a structure fire. The complainant advised that she had burned trash by her barn the day before and the wind apparently blew the embers into the barn where hay caught fire then the barn. Fire Marshall Randy Selman ruled the fire accidental.
January 25th: Deputy James White observed a white vehicle traveling south on Hwy 154. The vehicle was failing to maintain a single lane. The deputy stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was coming from his person. Upon checking, the driver, Joshua Scarberry was arrested for driving while intoxicated and his passenger, Shannon Rivers was arrested for public intoxication.
January 22nd: Deputy Zachary Soto was dispatched to the area of CR 1681 and CR 1676 in the Alba area with regard to reports of subjects drinking and shooting at road signs. On making contact with the two subjects, a strong odor of an illegal substance was detected. The subject advised that he had been smoking marijuana and told the deputy where it could be located. Russell Melton was arrested for possession of marijuana and Melissa Taylor was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
January 20th: Deputy Soto was dispatched to the 1900 block of Hwy 37 north in the Quitman area with regard to a disturbance in progress. On making contact with both suspects, it was determined that both subjects had been fighting each other. Joseph Klimowski was bleeding from his head and was transported to ETMC in Quitman. Frank Corduan was arrested for disorderly conduct. Klimowski was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
January 19th: Deputy Soto was dispatched to the 900 block of CR 1210 in the Quitman area with regard to a burglary. The complainant advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered his residence without his permission and removed a green Yamaha Big Bear four-wheeler valued at $6,200 off the back porch along with a pair of aluminum ramps. The front door of the residence had been pried open. Several firearms, a laptop computer, pocket knives, rolled coins and a compound bow were stolen from the residence. The case is under investigation.
Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 12; alarms, 15; animal calls, 16; assaults, 6; burglary, 4; civil disputes, 6; criminal mischief, 15; criminal trespass, 4; disturbances, 7; dog problems, 13; harassment, 1; threats, 1; thefts, 4; suspicious vehicles, 8; suspicious persons, 6; welfare checks, 16.
Total calls this period: 229.
During the period there were 71 males at the Wood County Jail and 6 females for an overall total of 77, There were 36 bookings and 44 releases.