Law Enforcement Blotter 4/29

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, April 29, 2016

Wednesday, April 27

*3:39 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding theft.  According to the report, a female suspect in her 20s was observed stealing items from the business and then left in a vehicle.  Although the suspect was not located at the time of the report, she was identified and the incident was documented.

*3:49 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Wood Avenue regarding an assault.  According to the report, an altercation had occurred between a couple and an incident of assault family violence was documented.

*4:09 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Crockett Drive regarding theft.   According to the report, the director of risk management stated that medical lab equipment had been stolen from the business.

*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of theft at a property south of Bangs.  According to the law enforcement, the complainant reported improperly reporting of gas being drilled on property, which they own or have interest in, that they have not been properly paid.  The alleged suspect is known and owns a drilling company, the report states.

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Grand Jury Indictments April 2016

BrownCountyDistrictCourtLogoDistrict Attorney Micheal Murray reports during the April 2016 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 47 True Bills were returned against 42 persons.

The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office.  Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.

Jordan Germonn Applin: Assault of a Public Servant

Krystal Dell Trombley: Assault of a Public Servant

Christopher Burt Hardaway: Driving While Intoxicated, Repeat Offender

Charles Lee Brown: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Yilson Stiven Munoz: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Raul Rodriguez: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Roland Eugene Burkes: Burglary of a Habitation Repeat Offender

Stetson Lee Wayne Walls: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

Jackie Lee Byrd: Evading Arrest

Jacob Dean Curry: Assault Family Violence-Occlusion

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Reminder: Early Voting Continues for Several Local Elections

votebuttonEarly voting continues for several local elections in Brown County, and Brown County Elections Administration announced polling places and released sample ballots for the May 7th elections for the City of Bangs, City of Brownwood, City of Early and the Blanket ISD.

In Bangs, six are running for three open seats in the Bangs City Council. Carrol Wells, who was appointed in 2015 to fulfill the unexpired term of Richard Perez as well as incumbents Larry Lohman and Larry Williford have filed. Also filing were Rick Gravell, Sue Boyer and Toby Bowers.

Residents of the cities of Brownwood and Early will each vote to convert their economic development corporations to a municipal development district (MDD) with no other elections on their ballots.  For more information from the City of Brownwood about the proposed MDD, CLICK HERE.

For Blanket school board Place 3, incumbent Beth Bowyer will be challenged by Vicky Jenkins. Place 4 candidates include Sherry Gill, Janis Kinkade or Robert Menchacha and in Place 5, Russell Wigham will be challenged by Ronnie Davis.

Early Voting will take place for all of these elections at the Adams Street Community Center, located at 511 E. Adams Street in Brownwood.  Early Voting times continue from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. April 29 and from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. May 2-3.

Election Day, Saturday, May 7, 2016, polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the following locations.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 4/28

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sunday, April 24

*4:11 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Vincent Street regarding a hit and run accident.  According to the report, the suspect vehicle fled the scene after striking a fixture.  The vehicle was located a short time later and the incident was documented, the report states.

*7:13 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 4400 block of Westridge Drive regarding theft of property.  According to the report, a chrome bumper for a Chevrolet truck was stolen from the residence.  The bumper was sitting beside the residence when it was stolen, the report states.    Criminal charges will be pursued if a suspect(s) can be located, according to police.

Wednesday, April 27

*4:46 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of 4th Street regarding an accident.  According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 29-year-old Veronica Arocha of Brownwood for driving while intoxicated.

*12:57 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to a residence in Blanket regarding a burglary. According to the report, the complaint stated someone had entered a mobile home, located behind her residence and which she uses for storage, without her consent.

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Comfort Inn of Early Named Early Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month


The Early Chamber of Commerce recognized Comfort Inn of Early as their business of the month.

Comfort Inn is located at 204 Early Boulevard/Highway 84 in Early, Texas.  This location is only 4.6 miles from the Brownwood Regional Airport and approximately two miles away from Howard Payne University.

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TxDOT Urges Drivers to Look Twice, Stay Alert to Prevent Deadly Motorcycle Crashes

TxDotlogoOn average, a motorcyclist dies in a crash on Texas roads every day. To mark Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May – and to remember the 455 motorcyclists lost in crashes last year – the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign.

“Motorcycles can be difficult to see so it’s important for drivers to look twice, especially before turning at intersections or changing lanes,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable because they don’t have seat belts, airbags and surrounding steel doors to protect them.”

Motorcyclists are nearly five times more likely than car or truck occupants to be injured in a crash and 26 times more likely to be killed. Besides last year’s 455 fatalities, another 1,867 motorcyclists were seriously injured in 2015. About half of fatal motorcycle crashes result from a collision with a car or truck. Drivers cite not seeing the motorcycle or misjudging how fast it is traveling as the reason for the collision.

Each year at the end of April, many Texas cities issue proclamations that observe May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. During this period, TxDOT’s “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign will make stops at baseball games and festivals in Texas communities where guests can participate in activities that highlight motorcycle safety.

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Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 4/28

BFDlogoSmallReports released for the period of April 18-24, 2016 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 36 medical emergencies, 4 fire calls, 1 electrical hazard, 1 hazardous materials call and 7 motor vehicle accidents.

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

Monday, April 18

*4:33 PM – Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched to a hazardous materials call in the 400 W. Commerce.  Firefighters arrived on scene to a tanker truck and a large amount of liquid on the ground. An incident command post was set up and firefighters identified the spill as approximately 75 gallons of gasoline.  Damming and dike counter measures were deployed.  TxDOT arrived on scene to offer assistance with 8 bags of absorbent and the City of Brownwood also provided 10 bags of absorbent.  A hazardous materials clean-up crew was notified.

Tuesday, April 19

*12:20 PM - Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched for an alarm activation in the 500 block of E. Commerce.  The incident was determined to be a malicious false alarm and the fire alarm system was restored.

*6:01 PM - Brownwood Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of Milton Avenue and C.C. Woodson Road.  Fire crews assisted EMS with packaging and loading of patients.

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Law Enforcement Blotter 4/27

LECSmLaw enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25

*12:30 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Mayes Street regarding a hit and run accident.  According to the report, the complainant stated someone had struck her vehicle during the night.  An investigation is ongoing the report states.

*2:01 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1400 block of Avenue E regarding theft.  According to the report, an investigation is ongoing, the report states.

Tuesday, April 26

*10:06 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding a stolen vehicle.  According to the report, the complainant stated that a known suspect apparently stole his vehicle and then used it in an attempt to elude police this past Saturday morning.

*11:24 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to a local business in the 1200 block of Austin Avenue regarding theft.  According to the report, money was stolen from the business electronically.   The investigation is ongoing, the report states.

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Brownwood Fire Marshal Gets New Canine Friendly Emergency Vehicle


The Brownwood Fire Marshal, Buddy Preston, and his canine partner Nika recently received a new Chevy Tahoe as their work vehicle.

The Tahoe is a fully equipped vehicle, complete with a spacious canine compartment with a bed and secured water dish, a K-9 Heat Alert System.  This system protects Nika by automatically rolling down the windows and turning on the fan when the vehicle is powered off.  It also honks the horn when the inside of the vehicle rises above a preset temperature.  The rear cargo compartment is also useful to Preston to transports fire safety awareness materials, supplies or equipment.

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City Enters into Development Agreement with Duckhorn Developers, LLC

CityofBrownwoodlogo_smallBrownwood City Council approved a development agreement with Duckhorn Developers for four single family homes at Southgate and 4th Street which will add over $1,000,000 in properties to Brownwood’s tax rolls.

Phase 1 of Duckhorn Town Ranch will feature homes with a value from $225,000 to $280,000, and will be built within two years, according to City Manager Emily Crawford.

Through the agreement, the city will design and build a 16-foot alley and construct an extension to the existing sewer main (approximately 400 feet in length) at an approximate cost of $9300 for materials.  The city will also install four sewer taps and four water taps which will be paid for by the developer upon completion of the sewer main extension.

This extension of the sewer main will be performed depending on the availability of employees and equipment and at the discretion of the city manager.

The agreement will expire on September 30th, 2016 without any further action by the city, according to Crawford.

12 additional acres are available for development of homes in the Duckhorn Town Ranch Addition, according to city officials.

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