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Update: House Damaged by Fire Monday Night

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Tuesday Update: Fire Marshal Buddy Preston determined that the fire was caused by an electric heater.  The dog which had suffered smoke inhalation was reported to have died overnight despite efforts by firefighters and a local veterinarian’s care, according to Preston.

Original Story: The Brownwood Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1100 block of Avenue W Monday night.

The fire began around 9:35 p.m. and the small rock home was fully engulfed on three sides when firefighters arrived on scene.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 12/29

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, December 29, 2014.

Tuesday, December 23

*4:33 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 8th Street regarding criminal mischief.

*4:34 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the Brownwood Law Enforcement Center located at 1050 W. Commerce Street in reference to theft.  The complainant stated that someone had stolen some of his property from his house and barn.  A possible suspect was identified and the complainant wished to pursue charges if a suspect is located.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of identity theft.  According to the report, the complainant stated that he had just received his Verizon telephone bill and discovered someone had purchased 4 new iPhones and services in Alvin, Texas.

Wednesday, December 24

*11:18 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of E. Commerce, SAWA Japanese Steak House regarding theft.  According to the report, an unknown person had stolen the display sign from in front of the building.  The investigation is continuing, the report states.

*3:39 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Riverside Drive regarding an unconscious male who was lying in the grass.  This call led to the arrest of 57-year-old Danny Ray Lyons of Rising Star for public intoxication, the report states.

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Monday Morning House Fire on Fort Worth Street

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Brownwood Fire Department was called to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Fort Worth Street Monday morning where they arrived to find a wood frame home fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was initially reported by neighbors around 11:40 a.m.

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Brownwood Christmas Tree Recycling Program

christmastreeThe City of Brownwood will once again be helping the public recycle their real Christmas trees this year.

Real Christmas trees may be taken to the Recycling Center at 6800 FM 45 South (1 mile south of the National Guard Armory) or placed at the curb for free pickup by calling 325-643-4200.

All trees must be free of lights, decorations, tree stands and not be wrapped in plastic or netting. Trees with flocking will be acceptable.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 12/24

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday and Wednesday, December 23-24, 2014.

Monday, December 22

*10:33 AM – Brownwood Police responded to Walmart regarding a criminal trespass.  According to the report a subject identified as 33-year-old Alexis Rodriguez of Brownwood had an active trespass warning for the address and was located.  Rodriguez was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.

*2:58 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of W. Commerce, East Palace Mongolian Restaurant, regarding theft.  According to the report, the manager stated that a female and her family did not pay for their food on December 21, 2014.  An investigation is ongoing, the report states.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Anthony James Garcia, Sr. of Austin related to motion to revoke/possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram in a drug free zone.

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Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 12/24

BFDlogoSmallReports released for the period of December 8 - 21, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 48 medical emergencies, 7 fire call, 6 motor vehicle accidents, 2 hazardous materials calls and 2 electrical calls.

Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:

Monday, December 8

*2:34 PM – BFD responded to the report of a gas leak on Memorial Park Drive.  Firefighters assisted with traffic control during this hazardous materials call.

Tuesday, December 9

*7:19 AM – BFD was dispatched to a grass fire on West Hwy 67, which was out upon arrival.

*11:41 AM – BFD responded to a single motor vehicle accident in the 3100 block of West Hwy 67.

*10:05 PM – BFD was called to investigate the smell of gas in the 2800 block of Southside Drive, nothing was found.

Wednesday, December 10

*7:35 PM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 2800 block of South Hwy 377.  Firefighters provided first aid and loaded the patient for transport.

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Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court

BrownCountyDistrictCourtLogoDistrict Attorney Micheal Murray released the following information regarding felony cases recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.

Charles Dewayne Spivey pled guilty to the felony offense of Driving While Intoxicated and was sentenced to 6 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.

Rachel Denay Burdett pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 15 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division

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Cities of Brownwood and Early Christmas Holiday Schedules

CityofBrownwoodlogo_smallIn observance of the Christmas Holidays, Brownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Thursday the 25th or Friday the 26th.  Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows:

  • Thursday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday, December 24th.
  • Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday, December 27th.

The Recycling Center and Landfill will be closed on Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th and will reopen on Saturday, December 27th.

The City collects bulky items including brush and tree limbs from residential customers at no charge, please cut them into lengths of 5 feet or less and notify the Sanitation Department at 643-4200 or online at http://www.ci.brownwood.tx.us/sanitation.htm.

For problems related to water or sewer service within the City of Brownwood, customers may call 646-6000, 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 12/22

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, December 22, 2014.

Wednesday, December 18

*9:52 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Broadway regarding simple assault.  According to the report, a suspect was identified.

Friday, December 19

*1:33 PM – Brownwood Police were called to a hit and run accident in the 400 block of Lakeway Drive.  According to the report, the complainant’s vehicle had been struck while it was parked in the parking lot of the Salvation Army.

*A Brown County Sheriff’s Office met with a complainant who reported the burglary of a storage building near Lake Brownwood.

*Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Hudson Lane regarding an unwanted person.  According to the report, there was a custody dispute between relatives which resulted in the mother, who court documents prevented from visiting the children, being issued a trespass warning for the property.

*The Brownwood City Marshal arrested 34-year-old Robert Buttrey of Brownwood on warrants related to driving while license invalid and failure to appear.

*46-year-old George Ray Darnell, Jr. of Brownwood turned himself in on a warrant related to possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram in a drug free zone.

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Thomas Honored with Retirement Reception

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The City of Early held a retirement reception for long-time City Administrator Ken Thomas on Friday afternoon.

Thomas served over 27 years as the city’s administrator and before that had served three terms as city councilman, which he contributes to his longevity in the office, having learned both sides of city government.

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