The sheriff’s department responded to 59 calls; the Refugio Police Department, 20; Woodsboro Marshal, one; medics, 25; animal control, six.
A caller reported threatening phone calls on April 27 at 12:46 a.m. received by her son. The calls were from a subject speaking a different language saying “they are gonna smash his face in.” The caller advised that they did not know who the caller was, but that they phone number did show up on her son’s phone. After speaking with Deputy Ronald Ramirez, the son advised he had been receiving harassing phone calls from that number. He also stated that he had recently got this phone number, so it may be a wrong number they were calling.
Sgt. Enrique Diaz reported a truck fire on April 25 at 4:05 p.m. He advised that a truck tractor’s rear tire was on fire. Dispatch paged Refugio Fire Department. A wrecker was requested because the rear brakes of the vehicle were locked. The scene was cleared and no other information was given.
Refugio Fire Department was paged on April 25 around 11:13 a.m. for a house fire located on Mesquite Street in Refugio. A caller reported her house was on fire and she and her two children are out of the residence. Dispatch paged Refugio Fire Department and Sgt. Diaz. Deputy Jeff Raymond was en route and Med 2 were put on standby. Sergeant advised that there was a lot of smoke coming from the residence. Refugio Fire Department put out the fire and cleared the scene. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Hit and run
A hit-and-run accident was reported on April 29 at 6:48 a.m. in Woodsboro. A caller advised that somebody hit her vehicle sometime the night before. The vehicle had damage on the driver’s side all the way to the hood. Deputy Silvas filed an incident report and had a possible suspect vehicle for the incident.
A report of a reckless driver led to the arrest of one male subject on April 30 around 10:48 p.m. A caller reported that the vehicle was swerving all over the road and would pick up speed and slow down. The caller advised the vehicle was headed northbound on Hwy. 77 and was driving about 50 miles per hour at one time. Deputy O’Reilly was out with the vehicle that had been stopped by a TABC unit. The subject was taken into custody and a wrecker was requested for the vehicle. The subject was then transported to Refugio County Jail.
Alligator in roadway
A dead 10-foot alligator had to be removed from the roadway on April 30 at 2:29 a.m. after being an obvious hazard to many vehicles. A caller reported that the alligator was in the middle of the road on Hwy. 77 headed northbound about 1/2 mile north of the Aransas River bridge. The caller wasn’t sure if the alligator was still alive or not, but advised that it looked like it had already been run over. Deputy O’Reilly advised that he was in the area, and found the alligator, advising that it was dead. He pulled the carcass off the road and onto the shoulder.
Terroristic threats were made toward a young child on May 1 around 6:11 p.m. A caller advised that her son was down the street at another residence. She advised that the owner of that residence grabbed her son and told him she was going to break his neck. Dispatch advised Deputy O’Reilly, who made contact with both parties. The woman said she did yell at the young boy because he had hit her grandson, but doesn’t remember exactly what she said. She just wanted him off of her property.
Child’s finger stuck in hole
A young girl got her finger stuck in a hole at the Golden Chick on April 30 around 1:51 p.m. A caller advised that her daughter’s finger was stuck in a hole and she had tried to put butter on the finger to get it out, but it still wouldn’t come out. Dispatch advised Refugio Fire Department, Med 1 and Deputy Ramirez. Soon after they arrived, dispatch was advised that the child’s finger was out of the hole and that the parents were going to take her to Refugio Memorial Hospital.
Sgt. Grashman requested an officer to meet with a male subject in front of The Eagles Nest on May 1 around 5:29 p.m. He advised the subject’s former wife was chasing him and throwing things at him. Dispatch advised Deputies Ramirez and Peter Silvas. Dispatch then received a call reporting that the two subjects were following each other on Locke Street in Woodsboro, driving recklessly. The female subject then called 911, advising that she was trying to get her former husband to stop and give back her son. She advised they were on Hwy. 77 northbound. Dispatch also received a call from the male subject advising that he had his son at the time and his former wife was tailgating him and trying to get him to pull over. Trooper Carl Currie and Deputies Silvas and Ramirez initiated a traffic stop with the subjects. Deputy Ramirez advised that it was a custody matter and turned it over to the courts.
A male subject was taken into custody for DWI and released shortly after due to not being intoxicated as per intoxilyzer. A caller reported that a vehicle was driving about 80 miles per hour on April 30 at 5:04 a.m. and almost ran the caller off the highway. The caller also advised that they were headed northbound on Hwy. 77 coming into Woodsboro. Dispatch advised Deputies Raymond and Jamie O’Reilly, also staying on the line with the caller to ascertain location. Deputy Raymond advised that he clocked the vehicle at 82 miles per hour and initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle north of Woodsboro. Deputy Raymond advised that he had the male subject in custody for DWI and requested a wrecker for the vehicle. Later Deputy Raymond advised that the male subject was being released due to not being intoxicated as per intoxilyzer.