The following items were submitted by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office.
Friday, Feb. 14:
- Deputy Philip Grimes responded to the Beckville area in reference to a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival Deputy Grimes met with the complainant who stated that he was video footage showing a male subject exit a vehicle with a sharp object, approach the complainant’s vehicle and damage the complainant’s vehicle by making several deep long scrapes in the paint. Complainant was able to identify the subject in the video and all information has been forwarded to the DA’s office.
- Sgt. Albert Garza took a report of forgery and credit/debit card abuse. Complainant stated that he recently discovered an ex-employee had charged a large amount of money for personal items to the company credit card and also forged three company checks. Complainant advised that he made contact with the subject and the subject stated that he would pay back the money, but has yet to do so. All information has been forwarded to the DA’s office.
- Deputy Hollie Mojica took a report of UUV that occurred on Highway 79 North. Complainant advised that one of their side by sides had been stolen from the residence. Complainant advised that she had received numerous phone calls from people giving her the names of three suspects believed to be responsible for stealing the side by the side. The side by side has been entered into NCIC/TCIC as stolen and the case is being investigated.
- Deputy Jeff Martin responded to a residence on County Road 193 in reference to a burglary of a vehicle that had already occurred. Upon arrival Deputy Martin met with the complainant who stated that some unknown actor(s) broke the windows out of his truck to gain entry and once inside, stole numerous automotive hand tools. This case is being investigated.
Saturday, Feb. 15:
Deputy Jacob Samford responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a vehicle in the parking lot. Upon arrival, Deputy Samford approached the vehicle and observed the male subject with this eyes closed but moving around. Deputy Samford opened the driver door and woke the subject up. The subject appeared to be disoriented and unaware of where he was. Deputy Samford observed a firearm in the seat and had the subject exit the vehicle for officer safety. Deputy Samford then conducted a search of the vehicle. While searching, Deputy Samford located two firearms, a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue, and packages containing pills believed to be a controlled substance. The subject was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
- Deputy Constable Jeremy Nagle responded to a residence on Coounty Road 302 in reference to a burglary that had already occurred. Upon arrival Deputy Constable Nagle met the complainant who stated that upon arriving at the residence she discovered a window had been broken out and the garage door had been left opened. Complainant advised that she is in the process of fixing up and cleaning the residence and due to the condition of the inside of the house, she is unsure if anything is missing. The case is under investigation.
Sunday, Feb. 16:
- While on patrol, Deputy Jacob Samford observed a vehicle run a stop sign and fail to maintain a single lane. Deputy Samford initiated a stop on the vehicle and made contact with the male driver. While speaking with the subject he advised that he had had two drinks earlier in the day and stated that there was nothing illegal inside the vehicle. After receiving consent, Deputy Samford began searching the inside of the vehicle. While searching, Deputy Samford located a grinder containing suspected marijuana and a 10mm handgun. The subject was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
- Deputy Constable Jeremy Nagle responded to County Road 224 in reference to a burglary that had already occurred. Upon arrival Deputy Constable Nagle met with the complainant who stated that upon arriving at her mother’s residence she observed two windows and two doors open. Complainant advised that upon entering the residence she discovered it had been ransacked. Complainant stated that the house is currently vacant after her mother’s passing and is unsure if someone had been squatting in it. Due to the condition inside the residence, complainant advised that she is unsure if anything is missing. This case is under investigation.
- Deputy Jacob Samford responded to a residence on County Road 1041 in reference to an assault that had already occurred. Upon arrival Deputy Samford met with the complainant who stated that she and her husband had gotten into an argument over his infidelity. Complainant stated that during the argument her husband slapped her on the face and put his hands around her neck. Deputy Samford made contact with the husband and placed him under arrest for assault family violence and transported him to the Panola County Detention Center.
- While on patrol, Deputy Jacob Samford observed a vehicle run a stop sign and continue traveling at a high rate of speed around the Carthage Square. Attempting to catch up to the vehicle Deputy Samford witnessed the vehicle turn down different streets driving at the same rate of speed. Deputy Samford attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued driving. After a short pursuit, the vehicle finally came to a stop and Deputy Samford made contact with the male driver whom he immediately placed under arrest. Deputy Samford conducted a search of the vehicle and located a handgun in the center console. The subject was then transported to the Panola County Detention Center and booked for evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, unlawfully carrying a weapon and disregarding a traffic control device.
Monday, Feb. 17:
- Deputy Calahan Malone responded to Private Road 8055 in reference to a burglary that had already occurred. Upon arrival Deputy Malone met with the complainant who stated that two subjects entered a building that they use for storage and stole numerous items. Complainant advised that they have cameras set up on the property and have the suspects and suspect’s vehicles on video. Evidence was taken and this case is under investigation.
Tuesday, Feb. 18:
- Deputy Jesus Martinez and Deputy Robert Duncan responded to a business on FM 9 South in reference to a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, Deputy Martinez spoke with the complainant who stated that some unknown actor(s) broke out a window and tore the window and tore the window screen in an attempt to gain entry into the building. Complainant advised that there are burglar bars on the windows so the actor(s) were unsuccessful in gaining entry into the building. Photographs were taken of the damage, and this case is being investigated.
Wednesday, Feb. 19:
Deput Chris Hansen took a report of identity theft that occurred. Complainant stated that while checking his credit report he discovered that someone had used his social security number to have electricity turned on at an address in Wisconsin. Information was turned over to CID for further investigation.