Law Enforcement Blotter 3/21

LECSmLaw enforcement reports and arrests released Friday, March 21, 2014.

Wednesday, March 19

*12:29PM - Brownwood Police met a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding theft.  According to the report, an unknown person stole items showing the complainants identification and a large sum of money from out of the complainant's vehicle.

*4:56 PM - Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of N Main Street regarding terroristic threat.  According to the report, the complainant stated a known suspect threatened to kill her.

Thursday, March 20

*8:01 AM - Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of W Commerce regarding theft.  According to the report, the complainant stated that unknown suspect(s) stole four wheels, tires, and wheel caps off of a new Dodge dually pick- up.  The estimated value of the stolen items was reported to be $2463 and the business did wish to pursue charges if a suspect can be identified.

*2:01 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center where several prescription medications were turned in for the drug take back program for destruction.

*3:07 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 3200 block of Durham Avenue regarding harassment.  According to the report, the complainant stated that his son has been harassing him by telephone since November 2013.

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Three Vehicle Accident on Hwy 183 North Caused by Driver Under the Influence

TexasDPS_logoA collision involving three vehicles with no injuries on Hwy 183N at FM 1467 resulted in the arrest of one man on charges related to driving under the influence of prescription medication.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chris Delgado, the accident occurred at approximately 10:48 a.m. when a maroon Ford Windstar van was pulled to the right signaling his intent to make a right turn when suddenly, he decided to turn left, according to Delgado.  As the vehicle moved left, it struck the side of a full size Chevy van that was attempting to pass the Windstar van to the left (due to the right signal being activated).  This collision sent the Chevy van into oncoming traffic.  The driver of the Windstar van, realizing he too was now in oncoming traffic, pulled back to the right and was rear-ended by a dually pickup which was towing a trailer. The Windstar van was then sent off the roadway due to this second impact.

The dually pickup suffered front end and radiator damage, causing it to be disabled and the impact caused the ball on the towing hitch to break off, causing the trailer to impact the back end of the pickup.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigating the accident were informed that the driver of the Windstar van was wanted on a warrant related to a violation of orders to register as a sexual offender, according to Trooper Delgado, and subsequently he was arrested.  It was later determined that the driver was also under the influence of prescription drugs which did not belong to the driver.  The driver was given an additional charge of driving while intoxicated.

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Backyard Fire Destroys Chicken Coop


Brownwood Fire Department responded to a fire in the back yard of a home in the historic 1300 block of Cottage on Friday.

Smoke in the neighborhood alerted neighbors and one called the fire department shortly before 1:00 p.m.  Flames shot up over the wooden privacy fence of the home as the blaze occurred.   According to neighbors, the fire started in a chicken coop catching the nearby grass on fire.  One neighbor stated that the children who live at the home had some baby chicks in the pen, which are believed to have perished in the fire.

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Friday Morning Accidents Keep Emergency Responders Busy


Brown County emergency responders were sent scrambling as they responded to two motor vehicle accidents Friday morning.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Brownwood Police Department and Fire Department responded to a two vehicle accident on US Hwy 377 at Chapel Hill Road where a collision had occurred in the outside northbound lane of traffic.

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Coleman and Campbell Honored with Reception


Longtime Brown County Water Improvement District board of directors Stuart Coleman and Mark Campbell were honored with a reception with friends, family, BCWID staff and directors at the BCWID office Thursday afternoon.  The room was packed with well wishers for both men.

When asked what the highlight of his service on the board of directors has been, Campbell stated that he enjoyed serving with other well-respected board members.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 3/20: Investigation of Stolen Vehicle Leads to Drug Related Arrest

LECSmEarly Police Officer Stephanie Brown was investigating a reported stolen vehicle incident at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18th which led to the arrest of an Early woman on drug related charges, according to EPD Chief David Mercer.

The suspect vehicle was located and stopped in the 500 block of Early Blvd. According to Mercer, the female driver, identified as Amber Nicole Head, was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was arrested for driving while license invalid.  While inventorying the vehicle, Officer Brown located some drug paraphernalia, the report states.  Officer Brown questioned Head further about the drugs and it was learned that there were more drugs at a residence, according to Mercer.

Officers went to the residence in the 200 block of Hillcrest Drive and located methamphetamine and paraphernalia, according to Mercer’s report.  Head was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance.  The stolen vehicle investigation is ongoing, the report states.

Other unrelated law enforcement reports and arrests released March 20, 2014.

Tuesday, March 18

*6:26 PM – Brown county Sheriff’s Deputy Kelly Mash was dispatched to the area of FM 585 and Country Road 146 regarding the burglary of a vehicle.  According to the report, the complainant stated that she had arrived home and met a female relative and another female at her residence; however, when they got into a verbal argument, the two females left her home on foot.  After the two left, the complainant realized that they had taken a backpack, which contained her mini laptop (valued at $75), her boyfriend’s tattoo gun (valued at $80), and a Nintendo DS game (valued at $10), the report states.  The complainant wished to pursue charges for the burglary of a vehicle, according to the report.

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Two-Vehicle Accident on Carnegie Thursday Afternoon


Brownwood emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle accident in the 300 block of Carnegie Street Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 4:45 p.m., a Ford F-150 pickup was traveling south on Carnegie and attempted a left turn when it collided with an oncoming Kia crossover vehicle which was traveling north on Carnegie, according to one of the drivers.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 3/19

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Monday, March 17

*10:17 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 900 block of W. Commerce regarding the theft of a motor vehicle from Longhorn Auto.  According to the report, this call led to a report being made for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a 2006 GMC 1500 single cab pickup.

Tuesday, March 18

*3:22 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 6th Street regarding the theft of two mini motorcycles.  According to the report, the theft occurred sometime between March 16th and March 18th.  A suspect was named according to the report.

*The Abilene office of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality received a complaint of a large quantity of garbage being dumped in the back yard of a residence on County Road 350 in Blanket.  TCEQ requested that Brown County Sheriff’s Office investigate this report.

*Early Police arrested 36-year-old Barrett Ray Allen of Early for unlawful possession of firearm by felon.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Nicholas Joe Castenada of Bangs for expired registration.

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Two Vehicle Accident at Avenue E and 10th Street


Brownwood Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of a two vehicle accident at Avenue E and 10th Street Wednesday afternoon with no injuries reported.

At approximately 3:10 p.m., emergency responders arrived at the scene to find that two vehicles had collided, possibly due to a yield sign that’s visibility was obstructed by trees.  According to witnesses on scene, the Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling northeast on Avenue E and crossed into the intersection where it was struck by the Chevy Cobalt which was traveling northwest on 10th Street.

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Surrogate Parents Needed for Local Area Students

bisdlogo3Surrogate parent training will take place March 26th from 9 until noon at the Brownwood Independent School District central office.  Interested volunteers are needed to represent students in Brownwood, Early, Bangs, Blanket, Brookesmith, Santa Anna, and Zephyr.

A surrogate parent is required when a student’s parents are unknown, when the student is a ward of the state or an unaccompanied homeless youth.  Surrogate parents must receive training regarding special education laws, disability criteria, evaluation, and the Admission, Review, and Dismissal process.

Surrogates visit with the student at the school, consult with those involved in the student’s education, review education records, and attend the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee meetings.

A surrogate parent may not be an employee of the Texas Education Agency or a local school district or any other agency involved in the education or care of the student.  Educational Service Center 15 personnel are providing the training.

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