Category: Courthouse News

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.   Special of the Day Dallas area game wardens received a request from the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington D.C. to look into the possible illegal possession and/or sale of shark fins for shark fin soup at local establishments. Shark fin soup is a traditional ceremonial dish in the Chinese culture. The wardens were asked to visit several restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that advertised shark fin soup on their menus. Shark fins are considered some of the world’s most expensive seafood and high demand for it supports a world-wide black market. At the first establishment they visited, the wardens did not see shark fin soup on the house menu. But, after inquiring about the dish from the hostess, they were given a special menu that included the shark fin soup. The wardens acted skeptical about the authenticity of the ingredients. The restaurant manager came over and assured them the shark fin soup was the real deal, and to prove it he escorted them to a walk-in freezer. Hidden in the back of the freezer tucked behind several other items were six gallon-sized bags of frozen shark fin soup. The restaurant manager also informed the wardens that the supermarket next door sold shark fins in their fresh seafood department. With that information, the...

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Fairfield Police Report – Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

by Chief of Police Kenny Bulger   Monday, Oct. 30 10:05 AM-Officer Bates to PD to speak to a complainant. 3:58 PM-Officer Bates on reported disturbance. 5:30 PM-Officer Gallegos on report of subject having problems with neighbor. 6:24 PM-Officer Gallegos on report of horse out in roadway. 7:48 PM-Officer Price on report of alarm going off at closed business, all was ok. 9:17 PM-Officer Gallegos on suspicious vehicle. 9:20 PM-Officer Price on report of wreck in parking lot. 10:42 PM-Officer Gallegos and Price on report of an offensive Halloween decoration. Tuesday, Oct. 31 6:38 AM-Officer Bates on report that subjects ex-husband was harassing her. 7:35 AM-Officer Bates on report of horse out, owner located. 9:04 AM-Officer Bates on report of mobile home broke down in the roadway. 11:00 AM-Officer Bates and Sgt. Utsey assist on funeral escort. 10:52 PM-Officer Gallegos on 911 call, was phone trouble. Wednesday, Nov. 1 2:39 AM-Officer Price assist deputy on traffic stop. 11:54 AM-Officer Scarrow and Markham on report of reckless driver. 1:25 PM-Officer Scarrow and Markham to ER on subject had been assaulted. 9:17 PM-Officer Alexander assisted deputy on traffic stop where subject was arrested for possession. 11:23 PM-Officer Alexander on reported break in. Thursday, Nov. 2 2:35 PM-Officer Scarrow, Markham and Sgt. Utsey assist on traffic control for wrecker pulling truck out of ditch. 3:51 PM-Officer Scarrow and Markham to meet a...

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Teague Police Report – Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Monday, October 30, 2017 8:31 AM Officer Morgan responded to an animal complaint in the 1100 block of Magnolia. 8:58 AM Officer Morgan responded to a theft call in the 200 block of Cox Ave. 1:49 PM Officer Morgan was dispatched to an illegal dumping call in the 800 block of N. 3rd Ave. 4:35 PM Officer Morgan responded to an animal complaint on Northline Road. 4:51 PM Officer Morgan responded to a Criminal Trespass matter in the 1700 blk of E. Main. 4:53 PM Interim Chief Philpott handled a criminal mischief complaint at the police department. 10:58 PM Sgt. Mason was dispatched to a suspicious person call in the 300 block of Main Street. 11:36 PM Sgt. Mason was dispatched to a criminal trespass matter at the Rail Road. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:20 AM Officer Morgan responded to an animal complaint at N. 4th Ave and US Hwy 84. 12:22 PM Interim Chief Philpott handled a case follow up matter at the police department. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:16 AM Sgt. Mason was dispatched to a medical call in the 200 block of Matthew Ln. 10:27 AM was Officer Keale dispatched to a welfare concern in the 200 block of Grayson. 11:44 AM Interim Chief Philpott handled a city ordinance complaint at 8th and Spruce. 12:10 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an Intoxicated driver complaint on...

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Fairfield Police Report – October 23-29, 2017

Monday, Oct. 23 9:31 AM-Officer Scarrow and Markham to meet a complainant over criminal trespass. 11:11 AM-Officer Scarrow and Markham on reported suspicious person. 1:02 PM-Officer Scarrow and Markham to speak to a complainant. 8:38 PM-Officer Lawrence on report of suspicious person. 10:27 PM-Officer Lawrence to meet a complainant. Tuesday, Oct. 24 1:54 AM-Officer Alexander and Lawrence assist subject having mental issues. 4:06 AM-Officer Lawrence and Alexander assist Fairfield EMS on medical emergency. 12:55 PM-Officer Scarrow and Markham on alarm going off. 1:51 PM-Officer Scarrow and Markham on report of theft, was civil issue. 8:22 PM-Officer Lawrence on suspicious vehicle. Wednesday, Oct. 25 2:19 PM-Officer Bates on report of suspicious vehicle. 2:55 PM-Officer Bates to meet a complainant about their neighbor. 8:51 PM-Officer Gallegos on report of panhandlers. 10:29 PM-Officer Price to meet a complainant. Thursday, Oct. 26 8:54 AM-Officer Bates on report of home being vandalized. 10:15 AM-Officer Bates met with subject about criminal trespass. 12:33 PM-Officer Bates on reported hit and run. 1:12 PM-Officer Bates, Sgt. Utsey and Chief Bulger assist on funeral escort. 3:46 PM-Officer Bates to speak to subject concerning a criminal trespass notice. 4:58 PM-Officer Bates to meet a complainant over being threatened by neighbor. 8:48 PM-Officer Gallegos on 3 vehicle wreck. 11:13 PM-Officer Gallegos and Price assist Fairfield EMS on medical emergency. Friday, Oct. 27 7:50 AM-Officer Scarrow and Markham on alarm going...

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Teague Police Report – October 23 – 29, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 7:29 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of N. 8th Ave. 7:54 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a motorist assist in the 1000 block of Hwy 84 W. 11:58 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a theft call in the 200 block of N. 3rd Ave. 3:10 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a suspicious person on FM 1365. 7:34 PM Officer Cox was dispatched to handle a motor vehicle accident, assisting FCSO with an accident that occurred on IH-45. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:07 AM Interim Chief Philpott met with a citizen at the police department requesting paperwork. 11:09 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint in the 900 block of N. 4th Ave. 11:52 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a theft complaint at Dollar General. 2:35 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of S. 5th Ave. 2:51 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of S. 8th Ave. 3:53 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint at 8th & Ash St. 6:14 PM Interim Chief Philpott met with a complainant at the police department, concerning missing property. 6:56 PM Interim Chief Philpott was dispatched to an animal complaint in the 600 block of Mulberry. 8:47 PM Officer...

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