2013-08-28 / Crime

Sheriff’s Report

Jim Brown

August 15

Deputy Josh O’Grady took a report of criminal trespass from a complainant on CR 3235 who stated that a building on his property had been broken into however nothing was taken. O’Grady noted that the door of the building appeared to have been kicked open and there were numerous holes in the wall next to the door. The case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputy Steven Fields took a report of criminal mischief from a complainant on Oak Street in Yantis who stated that someone had defaced a travel trailer at that location by spray painting an obscene image and words on the rear of the trailer. Photographs were taken of the trailer and will be forwarded to CID for investigation.

Deputy Dustin Moffett initiated a traffic stop on SH 154 in the Yantis area after witnessing a passenger car with no visible license plate light. Moffett made contact with the driver of the vehicle and noted that the driver displayed a nervous demeanor. After a negative check for warrants, Moffett asked for and was granted permission to search the vehicle. The search turned up a plastic baggy which contained a substance that field tested positive for marijuana. Joshua Nathaniel Dufresne, 26, of Cleburne was arrested for the offense of possession of marijuana < two ounces and was transported to jail.

August 16

Deputy Aaron Warren took a report of theft of service from the owner of the Minnow Bucket Marina who stated that a motel guest had left without paying his tab for a 9 day stay in the amount of $785.85. Warren recorded information about the motel guest and turned the case over to an investigator.

Deputy Donivan South took a report from a complainant on Evening Shadow Trail at Holly Lake Ranch who stated that unknown person(s) had removed his mail from his mailbox and left it scattered in the bushes nearby. The scattered debris also contained packaging that had once held the complainant’s blood pressure medication. This case was assigned to an investigator.

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a report from a complainant on CR 1431 who stated that he had returned to his residence after an eight day absence to find his boat and trailer missing from the dock behind his house. The boat was described as a 2007 21’ Nautic Star red and white fiberglass boat with a red canvas top valued at $28,000. Atkinson recorded information regarding possible suspects and the case was forwarded for more investigation.

August 17

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a residence on CR 1730 for a theft report. The complainant stated that he was missing tools from inside his residence and he believed the tools were possibly taken by a female acquaintance he had allowed to stay at his home in return for babysitting his children. South recorded information about the female and the case was passed to an investigator.

Deputy Kevin Atkinson was dispatched to ETMC Quitman for a report of a dog bite. Atkinson spoke with the complainant who advised that he had been bitten by an unfamiliar dog earlier in the day while he was cutting wood behind his house. The man stated that he had never seen the dog before and could not tell what type of dog it was. Atkinson searched the area where the attack occurred but was unable to locate a dog.

August 18

Deputy Aaron Warren took a criminal mischief report from Holly Lake Ranch Security who advised that a man had damaged the card reader at the entrance gate. The suspect, who was still at the scene, stated that he did not know how to enter the gate and had pulled the cover off the card reader thinking there was a phone behind it. The man was issued a citation for criminal mischief.

Deputy Kevin Atkinson was dispatched to PR 6965 for a theft report. The complainant stated that a Homelite chain saw was missing from their residence after a visit from a relative and further stated that several tools had come up missing in the past though he had never reported it. According to the complainant, the man had been confronted about the theft and admitted taking the saw but said it was only for the purpose of repairing it. At the time of the report, the saw had not been returned. The case is now in the hands of an investigator.

Deputy Kevin Atkinson was dispatched to CR 2950 for a report of deadly conduct. According to witnesses at the scene, the husband of one of the witnesses drove past the residence in an SUV, rolled down the window and pointed a gun toward the residence frightening the group of family members who were gathered on the porch. Investigation into this case will continue.

Deputy Brad Cates was dispatched to a residence on PR 6304 for a report of theft. The complainant stated that she had arrived home to find that a window air conditioning unit had been removed from a bedroom window. The residence did not appear to have been entered and nothing was deemed to be missing other than the window unit. Information was gathered at the scene regarding a possible suspect and the case will be worked by an investigator from this point on.

Sgt. Tim Baucom was dispatched to the beach area at Lake Holbrook for a burglary of a vehicle. The complainants stated that while they were swimming, unknown person(s) removed a purse containing her husband’s wallet and keys to the vehicle and a Kindle Fire from the vehicle. The car was left unattended with the door unlocked. The complainants further stated that there were no other vehicles in the area and they did not notice anyone walk past. This case was assigned to an investigator.

August 19

Deputy Kevin Atkinson was dispatched to a residence on CR 2950 for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant stated that she had been awakened at approximately 1:00 am the previous morning to the loud noise of a vehicle in her yard. Due to several past instances of theft and criminal mischief on her property, the complainant had installed video surveillance and upon reviewing footage from the time she heard the noise, she was able to see an SUV, which she recognized as belonging to a man known to her, tearing through the yard causing deep ruts and skid marks on the driveway. According to the complainant, this activity happens almost every night and she wished to pursue charges against the man. The case has been forwarded to CID for continued investigation.

Sgt. Sam Threadgill and Deputy Dustin Moffett were dispatched to a private road in the Yantis area for a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance by waving a firearm around. Deputies arrived to find the man inside the residence and made contact with him noting that he did not currently have a weapon but did appear intoxicated. Deputies located two weapons, one of which was a shotgun with a barrel shortened to an extent as to make it a prohibited weapon. Loyd Douglas Herrin, Jr. was arrested for the offense of prohibited weapon and was transported to jail without further incident. Herrin was also charged with deadly conduct.

August 20

Deputy William Burge was dispatched to a reported structure fire on US Hwy 69 near Alba. Burge arrived to find only the frame of a single wide mobile home that had been totally consumed by fire. The owner, who lived in a home on the same property, stated that the mobile home was only used for storage and did not have electricity running to it. The woman also advised that the mobile had caught fire when a brush fire got out of control and ignited it. Evidence witnesses at the scene supported the woman’s story.

Deputy Josh O’Grady was dispatched to a residence on CR 2167 for a possible family violence assault. The complainant stated that the suspect had become angry after being asked where he was going and began breaking things in the residence. The man had already left the residence and O’Grady did not observe any items damaged or in disarray. When asked if she had been assaulted, the woman stated that she had only been pushed. The complainant stated that she did not wish to pursue any charges. The case was closed.

Deputy David Hitt was on routine patrol in the area of Lake Winnsboro when he observed a white pickup parked at the point. Hitt approached the pickup and observed the occupants behaving suspiciously. Deputy Hitt asked for, and was granted, permission to search the vehicle. During a pat down of the passenger, Hitt asked for, and received, permission to look in the man’s wallet where he located a plastic baggie with a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. The passenger, Virgil Shayne Bowen, 33, of Winnsboro was arrested for the offense of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one < one gram and was transported to jail without incident.

August 21

Deputy Kevin Atkinson was dispatched to a residence on CR 4430 for a burglary of a building. The complainant stated that unknown person(s) had entered a shop building on his property and removed several items, including a chainsaw, cooler, open face reel, digital camera, and a tool box containing several hand tools. Total value of the stolen items was listed as $710. According to the report, the point of entry was the front door with no force used. This case was forwarded for investigation.

Deputy Josh Tawater and Sgt. Chris Turner were dispatched to Harris Lane in Yantis for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant stated that sometime the previous night his house had been toilet papered and a window was broken. The complainant also stated that he had observed a young white male walking in his neighbor’s yard the previous evening and confronted the youth about why he was there and now believed the young man to be responsible for the criminal mischief at his house. Information was recorded regarding the identity of the young man. The value of the damage to the window was listed as $250. This case is now in the hands of an investigator.

Deputy Dustin Moffett responded to a report of criminal mischief on FM 1483 in the Yantis area. The complainant stated that she had observed a white, four door, Chevrolet truck pass by her residence and strike her mailbox. Moffett observed several bashed mailboxes in the area. Approximately 45 minutes later, Moffett located a pickup matching the description of the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. While speaking with the truck’s driver, Moffett observed two silver bats in the back floor of the truck. Because the suspect was a juvenile, a call was placed to juvenile probation and to the boy’s guardian. The guardian stated that arrangements would be made to replace the mailbox. The investigation may result in additional restitution.

CID SUMMARY

Investigators Carolyn Tanner and Kyle Henson assisted Kerrville Police Department on a cold case homicide; obtained a warrant and arrested one individual for deadly conduct; arrested one individual for continuous sexual assault of a child and attempted to locate a suspect vehicle in a theft ring.

Training officer Sgt. Brian Andrews instructed a Special Investigative Topics class for patrol officers.

Captain Tucker and Sgt. Richardson were away this week attending extensive narcotics training.

Arrests

April Dawn Wrysinski, 29, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mary Annette Hayden, 43, Mineola, possession of a controlled substance < one gram/release of surety.

Joshua Nathaniel Dufresne, 26, Cleburne, possession of marijuana < two ounces.

Ralph Joseph Buck III, 27, Grand Saline, organized retail theft >$500.

Lisa Recer Buck, 55, Terrell, organizes retail theft >$500.

Michael Goodwin Cade, II, 38, Mineola, driving while license invalid.

Cara Franchaele Cardinal, 36, Winnsboro, fail to ID fugitive/release of surety.

Justin Avery Coleman, 27, Tyler, reckless driving.

Jon Christopher Feil, 33, Mineola, blue warrant.

Dustin Howard Brown, 40, Quitman, motion to adjudicate guilt/robbery.

Robert Christopher Dayton, 22, Mineola, public intoxication.

Mark Edward Helm, 57, Emory, execution of document by deception.

Joseph Robin Castorino, 33, Winnsboro, assault family member, enhanced, prior conviction.

Loyd Douglas Herrin, Jr., 53, Yantis, deadly conduct; prohibited weapon.

Brian Keith Wetzel, 19, Winnsboro, possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one > one gram < four grams.

Virgil Shayne Bowen, 33, Winnsboro, possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one < one gram.

Toby Lee Farnham, 39, Quitman, driving while license invalid.

Justin Carl Kroening, 33, Mineola, deadly conduct.

Darren L. Cox, 44, Quitman, continuous sexual assault of a child < 14.

Robert Morris Smith, 42, Alba, theft by check >$500 <$1,500/motion to adjudicate guilt.

Frederick Lee Green, 20, Tyler, theft of property >$500 <$1,500.

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