Sheriff’s office investigates stolen vehicle

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a stolen vehicle. Deputies were called to Harbor Drive in May where the victim provided information on the vehicle, as well as information on a possible suspect. A report was taken.

Box truck collides with 18-wheeler hauling silo

A box truck traveling north on US 377 between Brownwood and Brady struck the side of an 18-wheeler hauling a silo from Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Wednesday evening, resulting in severe injuries and reducing traffic to one lane while crews cleaned up the accident.

BrownwoodNews.com reports that one occupant of the box truck was airlifted from the scene. A second occupant of the box truck was taken to Brownwood Regional Medical Center. The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

9 more booked into the Brown County Jail since Tuesday

Nine individuals were booked into the Brown County Jail since Tuesday. Arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

  • Joan Denton, 79, Brownwood, Criminal Trespass
  • Robert Paul Denton, 70, Brownwood, Criminal Trespass
  • Victor Gonzales, aka Victor Valdez, 63, Brownwood, on a warrant for Public Intoxication
  • Justice Calvet Hall, 18, Santa Anna, DWI
  • Norma Linda Mendez, 47, Brownwood, DWI with a Child Passenger
  • Jonathan Andrew Ortega, 24, Comanche, Motion to Adjudicate- Possession of Marijuana
  • Ennis Mae Williams, aka Ennis Mae Young, 58, Dallas, on a warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

Two names were not listed because they are juveniles.

BFD Chief: Watch those loose chains

Recent rains added moisture to our area, leading the Brown County Commissioners Court to lift the burn ban last week. For Brownwood Fire Chief Eddy Wood, that doesn’t mean it’s time to let his guard down.

“It will only take a couple of weeks until we see the vegetation dry out,” Chief Wood told the KXYL Morning News. “All it takes is a chain from a trailer causing a spark against the pavement, or someone throwing their cigarette butt out of the car window.”

Chief Wood urged residents to make sure their trailer chains weren’t dragging the ground, and to avoid throwing cigarette butts out of the window. He also advised caution when welding. Chief Wood added that those who see uncontrolled fires should contact firefighters immediately.

“The quicker we can get to it, the easier it will be to contain it,” he said.

Good Samaritan celebrates Christmas in July

Less than two weeks remain in the Good Samaritan’s “Christmas in July” fundraiser. Good Samaritan is seeking financial donations for the Christmas food boxes distributed every December.

Good Samaritan Public Relations Director Misty Bowers says the ministry distributes 1,000 Christmas food boxes every December.

“We give them out with our regular food boxes,” she said. “They include everything you need for a traditional Christmas meal for a family.”

Bowers said the Christmas in July fundraiser was started so residents could donate to the cause before being inundated with request in December. Those wishing to donate to Good Samaritan Ministries can do so online by logging on to GoodSamBWD.org, or by visiting their headquarters at 305 Clark St. in downtown Brownwood.

Brownwood teen killed in crash west of Colorado City

A 14 year old Brownwood girl was killed when a tire blew out on the van in which she was riding, resulting in a skid, then a rollover crash. The crash happened two miles west of Colorado City on I-20.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that 3 of the van’s other occupants were injured in the crash. There were two adults and five children in the van.

The 14 year old Brownwood teen killed in the crash has been identified as Belen Martinez. She was pronounced deceased at the scene at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday night. The Texas Department of Public Safety is continuing their investigation into the crash.

Jail Log: 6 new bookings since Monday

The following were booked into the Brown County jail since Monday, July 17. All arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

  • Hollie Arrendondo, 42, Santa Anna, DWI
  • Tommy Edward Campbell, Jr., 50, Fort Worth, on a warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Brandon Shay Gruben, 42, Brownwood, Parole Warrant
  • Donald Ray Lieberman, 51, Zephyr, on a Nebraska warrant for Child Support
  • Roseanne Lopez Ortega, 26, on warrants for Driving While License Invalid, Open Container, and VPTA
  • Casey Michelle Ray, 34, Brownwood, on warrants for Theft and Failure to Appear

Law enforcement agencies report light activity Monday

Officials with Brown County’s law enforcement agencies say the heat must be keeping people at home as officers have received relatively few calls this week. Brown County Sheriff’s deputies report no incidents, and the Brownwood Police Department only recorded three, two theft calls to Walmart and one case of possession of drug paraphernalia on Indian Creek. All three situations resulted in citations given to the suspects.

Police respond to family violence, theft calls

Brownwood Police responded to several assault and family violence calls over the weekend. Police were called to Cordell St. Sunday afternoon where a domestic disturbance took place. Officers arrested Xavier S.R. Barron for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence, which is a Class A Misdemeanor.

Police also made an arrest Saturday night following a domestic altercation on West Commerce. Stanton Fanning was arrested for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence as a result of that call.

Police made a drug arrest on Avenue K following a traffic stop for expired registration. Joel Tanner Smith was charged with Tampering/Fabricating Evidence, and Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone.

Other calls include:

  • Theft, 2400 block of Songbird Circle
  • Found Property, 2400 block of Avenue B
  • Theft, 1500 block of Magnolia
  • Harassment, 3800 block of 1st St.
  • Theft, 3200 block of Stephen F. Austin
  • Fraud, 400 block of West Commerce
  • Theft, 400 block of West Commerce
  • Theft, 400 block of West Commerce
  • Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence, 2300 block of 1st St.
  • Burglary of a Vehicle, 3300 block of Stephen F. Austin
  • Public Intoxication, 600 block of North Fisk
  • Lost Property, 1000 block of Cordell
  • Criminal Mischief, 600 block of Center
  • Criminal Trespass, 400 block of West Commerce
  • Trespassing, 400 block of West Commerce
  • Theft, 1100 block of La Monte
  • Graffiti, 900 block of Vine
  • Burglary, 2700 block of Southside
  • Aggravated Assault, 1100 block of 1st
  • Theft, 3800 block of 4th
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Driving While License Invalid, 11th St. at Avenue O
  • Theft, 400 block of West Commerce
  • Theft, 2300 block of 1st.

14 booked into the Brown County jail over the weekend

14 suspects were booked into the Brown County jail over the weekend on charges ranging from drug offenses to assault. Booked were:

  • Xavier Barron, 18, Brownwood, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence
  • Denise Flanary Campbell, 34, May, on a warrant for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
  • Patricia Ann Cody, 40, Coleman, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction/Suspension
  • Troy Earl Crouch, Jr., 36, Brownwood, Criminal Trespass, and on a McLennan County warrant for Motion to Revoke on an evasion charge
  • Stanton Leigh Fanning, 26, Brownwood, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence
  • Tiffany Sandra Leann Foster, 27, Brady, Motion-to-Revoke for Possession of Marijuana
  • Luke Reese Hopkins, 34, Brownwood, Parole Warrant
  • Douglas Merrow, 58, Riverview, Mich., Driving While Intoxicated
  • Bryan Dee Penn, II, 25, Brownwood, warrants for Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct Unreasonable Noise, Speeding, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
  • Nichole Marie Tatum Sanchez, 35, May, Criminal Trespass
  • Terry Lionel Shade, Jr., 34, Brownwood, Criminal Mischief
  • Joel Tanner Smith, 30, Brownwood, Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone
  • Javan Wilson, 20, Brownwood, 10-Day Commit/Probation
  • Shane Ross Wood, 39, Brownwood, 15-Day Commit/Probation

Arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.