Category: Courthouse News

Freestone County Sheriff’s Report – April 19

by Sheriff Jeremy Shipley April 10:  Today was the beginning of National Telecommunicators Week which is celebrated April 10th – 16th this year. Being a Dispatcher is one of the hardest most stressful jobs not only in our profession but in any profession. Our Dispatchers are literally the lifeline of our entire communication system for Freestone County First Responders. Our Dispatchers are literally the lifeline of our entire communication system for Freestone County First Responders.Our Dispatchers are literally the lifeline of our entire communication system for Freestone County First Responders.   April 12:  The Freestone County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 130 Fairfield First Graders today as they toured downtown Fairfield. It’s a pleasure to be able to connect with the kids and hopefully plant good seeds for them to grow, make good decisions, and have trust with the local law enforcement. It was a fun day and the kids were very well behaved. We explained several different aspects of the Sheriff’s Office as we went through 4 different phases; besides the office itself, one included the Sheriff in a jumper, our recreation area, and of course a patrol vehicle with lights where they could crawl through and look around. The children were able to see familiar faces and meet new ones while they visited, such as Deputies Howerton, Fogle, Shaw, and Cordova, Jailer Brandi Griffin, Dispatcher Susan Taylor, and Chief...

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Fairfield Police Report – April 19, 2017

by Chief of Police Kenny Bulger Monday, April 10 8:59 AM-Officer Alexander to meet a complainant. 10:34 AM-Officer Alexander to meet a complainant on being scammed. 9:44 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of suspicious vehicle. 11:16 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of some type of explosion, was thunder and lighting. Tuesday, April 11 2:17 AM-Officer Weinmann on alarm going off. 7:53 AM-Officer Price on report of subject refusing to go to school, all sorted out. 8:17 AM-Officer Price on minor wreck. 2:40 PM-Officer Price on report of reckless driver. 8:15 PM-Officer Weinmann on alarm going off. 11:47 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of alarm going off. Wednesday, April 12 3:40 AM-Officer Weinmann assist Fairfield Fire on reported gas leak. 2:46 PM-Officer Price on report of someone possibly smoking marijuana. 4:26 PM-Officer Alexander on report of subject driving with small child in their lap. 7:11 PM-Officer Bates and Gallegos on suspicious subject walking with hospital gown on, subject traveling through headed to Woodville. 8:09 PM-Officer Bates and Gallegos on report of domestic, all ok. 11:56 PM-Officer Bates and Gallegos on report of loud music. Thursday, April 13 11:04 PM-Officer Gallegos on alarm going off. Friday, April 14 9:11 AM-Officer Alexander on alarm going off. 12:28 PM-Officer Alexander and Sgt. Utsey on report of pickup traveling on interstate with kids in bed of truck, located and cited driver for letting 12 year old to...

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Game Warden Field Notes – April 19, 2017

The One that Got Away A tactical flight officer aboard a Department of Public Safety helicopter on patrol notified a Val Verde County game warden about a gill net being set out in the Rio Grande River. The individual setting out the gill net was observed crossing back and forth between the Mexico and Texas shorelines. The warden quickly responded to the location and observed the gill net stretched across the river and the individual who set it still in the area. It took the warden several minutes to make his way through dense river cane and, upon breaking through, he saw the illegal netter cross back into Mexico with a large fish in hand. The warden seized approximately 50 feet of gill net. Packing Crappie While patrolling late nights along Gladewater Lake’s public fishing piers during the first week of March, a Gregg County game warden encountered two separate groups of fishermen attempting to flee the scene as he made contact. Gladewater Police Department officers were also patrolling nearby and quickly apprehended one of the subjects after he unwittingly ran directly toward their patrol vehicle. The other group’s runner was also located a short distance from the lake and apprehended with help from Gladewater Police Department officers. Undersized crappie were located in the subject’s backpack. Collectively, charges filed included: no fishing license, possession of undersized crappie, possession of...

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Freestone County Sheriff’s Report

by Sheriff Jeremy Shipley   April 4: April is Autism Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We urge our community to show their support for each of these worthy causes. April 5: The Sheriff’s Office received a nice appreciation letter from the Ennis FFA Adult leaders and kids. They ran into a bit of bad luck on the way back from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, but we were there to lend a hand and provide a bit of safety until the problem was fixed. Glad they were able to make it the rest of the way safely. Good job Deputy Martin. April 6: We received our Drug Outreach books today thanks to 20 wonderful sponsors. When I received the list of sponsors it was awesome to see so many businesses of the community reaching out and teaming up with law enforcement in order to help in the fight against drug abuse. I sincerely thank you for these resources we have received. I would like to add that several other publications were added to what we received geared towards Bullying, Stranger Danger, and Community Service and Awareness, thanks to the amount of money raised. We are excited to be able to provide these publications to the schools, to adult victims, and parents of victims. THANK YOU SPONSORS for teaming up with our men...

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Fairfield Police Report

by Chief of Police Kenny Bulger Monday, April 3 8:58 AM-Officer Alexander on report of missing property. 12:16 PM-Officer Alexander on report of subject at ER refusing to leave, subject decided to leave. 2:44 PM-Officer Alexander on found property. 3:20 PM-Officer Alexander to Loves on traffic jam. 6:44 PM-Officer Bates and Gallegos served warrant on subject that was at the jail. 8:03 PM-Officer Bates and Gallegos Officer Bates and Gallegos on report of disturbance, ended up being in county, advised deputy of situation. 10:23 PM-Officer Bates and Gallegos on welfare concern. Tuesday, April 4 12:54 AM-Officer Bates, Gallegos and Price on alarm going off. 3:34 AM-Officer Bates, Gallegos and Price on reported domestic. 11:38 AM-Officer Alexander on report of subject at motel causing problems. 12:27 PM-Officer Alexander on report of subject at store that was not wanting to leave, subject decided to leave. 1:05 PM-Officer Alexander and Sgt. Utsey on report of subject refusing to leave motel, subject arrested. 9:49 PM- Officer Gallegos, Price and Bates went and assisted Deputy with unruly subject. Wednesday, April 5 2:13 AM-Officer Bates and Gallegos on report of power line in trees on fire, was unable to locate any fire. 2:35 PM-Officer Markham on report of abandoned semi trailer. 3:43 PM-Officer Markham on suspicious subject at park. 6:14 PM-Officer Weinmann to ER on unruly patient. 9:10 PM-Officer Weinmann arrest subject for driving drunk....

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