Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
Wednesday, November 19
*Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft. According to the report, loss prevention associates reported an individual switching price tags on items to pay a lesser price. Criminal charges are being pursued, the report states.
Thursday, November 20
*5:34 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to an accident in the 2100 block of Belmeade. This call led to the arrest of one driver for driving while license invalid.
Monday, November 24
*8:27 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of 14th Street regarding the burglary of a motor vehicle.
*11:48 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1300 block of Avenue A regarding the theft of a pellet gun from the back yard of the complainant’s home.
A brand new fire truck will be joining the fleet of Brownwood Fire Department by the first of December, just in time to be on display in the annual lighted Christmas Parade.
Delivery of the new 2013 Ferrara 100’ ladder truck is expected on December 1st according to Brownwood City Manager Bobby Rountree. Currently it is being completed with decals of the department and certain modifications requested by BFD officials.
Howard Payne University’s Symphonic Band and Concert Choir will present a Christmas celebration concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, in the university’s Mims Auditorium. The concert is free and the community is encouraged to attend as HPU celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.
“The musical selections are sure to get the Christmas spirit in full swing as the students perform many Christmastime favorites,” said Corey Ash, director of bands.
Among the program’s selections are Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis by Claude T. Smith, A Fantasy of Carols arranged by Jay Bocook and many more. There will also be an audience Christmas carol sing-along.
Those attending the concert are encouraged to bring a canned good or boxed dry good as a donation for admission. All of the goods collected will go to Good Samaritan Ministries of Brown County to aid those who need a helping hand during this winter and holiday season.
Brownwood City Council accepted a grant for the purchase of a police vehicle and approved the funding for new water lines from the Brownwood Economic Development Board at Tuesday's city council meeting.
Council approved the BEDC Board’s funding of up to $39,000 to help replace old infrastructure, namely a 74-year-old water line in the industrial area of Brownwood to help develop new and expanding business enterprise. The line is located on Stephen F. Austin, Custer Road, Morris Shepherd Drive, and Sheridan Drive.
According to BEDC Director Emily Crawford, the 16-inch cast iron line ruptures two to four times a year, causing businesses to be out of water for 6-12 hours and limiting or shutting down operations as it is being repaired.
Businesses served by this line include Ethos, VRC Technologies, UPS, LANI Pet, Diamond P, M&F Gauge, and Roberson Renal.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Monday, November 24
*8:58 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1900 block of 8th Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a wallet containing debit and credit cards, $120 cash and personal identification was taken in the incident.
*10:27 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding theft.
*12:11 PM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 2100 block of Avenue E regarding an expired registration. This stop led to the arrest of Mark Crawford for driving while license invalid with prior convictions.
*1:08 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 700 block of 7th Street regarding fraud/forgery.
*2:11 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Calvert regarding an assault at the Brownwood Middle School. A juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
*4:01 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant regarding harassment. According to the report, the officer gave both subjects options in reference to a civil issue involving a vehicle.
Two recently promoted Brownwood police officers and two new police officers were given the Oath of Office and Law Enforcement Oath of Honor at Tuesday’s Brownwood city council meeting.
Newly promoted officers to the rank of Corporal are Zane Taylor and Brandon Johnson. New officers added to the BPD force are Brian Rice and Kayla Moore.
Following the oaths, each officer had their badges ceremonially pinned to their uniforms.
Brownwood Police made two significant drug related arrests over the weekend and released the following information.
On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at approximately 9:30 a.m. members of the Brownwood Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, along with members of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office served a search and arrest warrant in the 300 block of N. Greenleaf.
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays, Brownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Thursday or Friday, November 27th and 28th, 2014. Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows:
- Thursday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday November 26th.
- Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday November 29th.
The Recycling Center and Landfill will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th and will reopen on Saturday November 29th.
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 send an email to
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.
Brownwood Professional Firefighter’s Association presented the B.J. Carnes Memorial Scholarship to Kaiden King on Tuesday at Station 1. This scholarship is given annually to deserving students who are attending fire school or working toward a career in emergency services.
King of Zephyr received a $1,000 scholarship to help him with the cost of his training to become a fireman and work on his EMT training.
The local Bereaved Parents Support Group will host the Annual Memorial Candlelight Service to honor all children and other loved ones, on Sunday, December 14, 2014, inside Heartland Mall, Early, Texas, around their Angel Memorial Trees. This is a casual evening for family and friends to gather and spend one evening this holiday season with their loved one. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. to make sure that all candles are lit by the 7 p.m. time of remembrance in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting.
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, Sunday, December 14, 2014, unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.