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Wood County Sheriff Report

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Sheriff's department statistics for 2009:
There were 124,171 calls - radio traffic; 110,127 telephones calls in and out of the sheriff's department, and 21,599 911 calls. The department handled a total of 8,013 calls for service during 2009.
The number of civil papers served was 892 and 94 were returned unserved. The Wood County Jail population for 2009 was 1,690. Wood County deputies booked in 838 of these.
January 5th: Deputy Sam Threadgill was dispatched to CR 3226 just east of FM 778 in Quitman with regard to a report of a person possibly passed out in a vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver and found that the driver had extremely bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of an intoxicating beverage. Richard Douglas Seeton was arrested for public intoxication.
On the same day, Deputy J.W. Williams was traveling east on FM 515 in Yantis when he observed a passenger car traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy made contact with the driver and found she did not have a driver's license. Alejandra Martinez was placed under arrest for driving with no license.
January 4th: Deputy Threadgill was dispatched to the 600 block of CR 3810 in Hawkins with regard to a report of a theft of prescription medication. The complainant advised that unknown suspect(s) had removed 75 to 80 prescription pain pills from a medicine bottle that was in her medicine cabinet. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy Threadgill was dispatched to the 100 block of PR 8695 (Big Wood Springs) in Winnsboro with regard to an assault. The complainant advised that she was at the bus stop waiting on the school bus to pick up her sister when another resident of Big Wood Springs began heckling her. The complainant advised that the suspect reached through the window of her car and pulled her hair. Cathryn Kimmen was issued a citation for assault by contact.
January 3rd: Deputy Arthur Judge was dispatched to the 1400 block of CR 2332 in Mineola with regard to a disturbance in progress. On arrival, it was ascertained that both subjects had assaulted each other. Michael Arata and Judith Baker were both placed under arrest for assault by contact.
On the same date, Deputy David Hill was dispatched to the 300 block of FM 312 in Winnsboro with regard to the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The complainant advised that the suspect in this case had taken her vehicle to move and was supposed to bring the vehicle back as soon as she (the suspect) was finished moving. The complainant attempted several times to recover the vehicle and the suspect would not return the vehicle. The case is under investigation.
January 1st: Deputy Rusty Owens was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 3400 in Hawkins with regard to a report of criminal trespass. The complainant advised that his neighbor ran through the ditch in front of his residence and spun the tires of his truck which left ruts in the ditch. The complainant advised that he wanted a criminal trespass warning issued to his neighbor. Michael Meuir was issued a criminal trespass warning.
On the same date, Deputy Samantha Sellers was dispatched to the 1100 block of CR 2351 with regard to a report of an assault by threat/family violence. Bill Joe Page was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and assault by threat. Page was arrested on December 31st for disorderly conduct and, at the time of his arrest, had only been out of jail for about an hour.
December 31st: Deputy Zachary Soto spoke with a complainant over the phone who advised that her son broke a window and a chair at her residence. The complainant advised that the suspect was still at the residence located in the 1000 block of CR 2260 in Mineola. On going to the residence, Deputy Soto and Deputy Sellers made contact with a subject in the residence. Justin Roberts was placed under arrest for criminal mischief
On the same date, Deputy Sellers was dispatched to the 900 block of FM 49 in Mineola with regard to a theft of livestock (cattle). The complainant advised that his cattle - ten Brangus cows valued at approximately $1,500 each - had been stolen by unknown suspect(s). The Cattlemen's Association was notified of the theft. The case is under investigation.
Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 2; alarms, 11; animal calls, 11; dog problems, 3; assaults, 9; criminal mischief, 6; criminal trespass, 4; disturbances, 4; harassment, 4; threats, 3; thefts, 4; suspicious vehicles, 3; suspicious person, 2; welfare checks, 5.
Total calls this period - 126.
During the period, there were 74 males and 6 females at the Wood County Jail for an overall total of 80. There were 28 bookings and 29 releases.
December 30th: Deputy Samantha Sellers was dispatched to the 400 block of CR 2245 in Mineola with regard to the burglary of a vehicle. The complainant advised that unknown suspect(s) took her wallet with her keys from her unlocked vehicle. She advised that several credit cards were in the wallet along with about $23 in cash. The case is under investigation.
December 29th: Deputy J.W. Williams was dispatched to the 600 block of FM 2869 north in Winnsboro with regard to a report of criminal mischief. The complainant advised that unknown suspect(s) had broken the dead bolt and damaged the door on his storage building. He said there was nothing missing from the storage building or perhaps no one had entered the building. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy Arthur Judge met with a complainant in the lobby of the sheriff's office with regard to her daughter taking her vehicle without permission. She advised that she requested her keys from her daughter and her daughter refused then drove away. The case is under investigation. Also on this date, Deputy Williams was dispatched to the 100 block of CR 4702 in Winnsboro with regard to a theft. The complainant advised that unknown suspect(s) had broken the lock off a storage container and stolen two five-gallon bottles of propane. The case is under investigation. Summary of calls during this period: Agency assist, 3; alarms, 9; animal calls, 2; dog problems, 2; assaults, 3; burglary, 2; civil disputes, 6; criminal mischief, 3; criminal trespass, 2; disturbances, 1; thefts, 5; suspicious vehicles, 1; suspicious persons, 2; welfare checks, 4. Total calls this period - 76.
During the period, there were 69 males and 7 females at the Wood County Jail. There were 12 bookings and 18 releases.
Remember, if you have information about a wanted fugitive, you can call Wood County Crime Stoppers at 903-763-CASH and give your information anonymously. You'll be given a special number referencing your call. If your information leads to an arrest and indictment, you may be eligible for a cash reward. You can use the special reference number to claim the reward. To view the eight most wanted in the county, go to www.co.wood.tx.us and click on Wood County's Most Wanted.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2010 00:25