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Sheriff Robert Bolcik reported 2,126 calls went through dispatch from May 16 to May 22.

The sheriff’s department responded to 33 calls; the Refugio Police Department, 21; Medics, 33; State Troopers, four; Woodsboro Marshal, one; Bayside VFD, one.

Subject with gun

Deputies Jeff Raymond and Jamie O’Reilley were dispatched to Copeland Drive on May 23, at 10:05 p.m. to investigate a male suspect who was reported to be drunk and threatening to shoot people.

Upon arrival, the deputies found the suspect outside the residence and a gun was not located.

The parties were separated for the night.

One vehicle rollover

Refugio Fire Department, Medics, Sgt. Ricardo Adame, Chief Sheldon Wiginton, Jeff Raymond, and Trooper Kolton Kendal were dispatched to a one vehicle rollover near Sarco Creek on May 26, at 2:15 p.m.

One subject refused medics for a cut on his hand. The wrecker recovered the vehicle and a citation was issued.

In another incident on May 25, at 8:30 a.m. Medics, WFD and officers were dispatched to a one vehicle rollover on U.S.77 about one mile south of the weigh station.

The outside lane on the southbound side was shut down so TxDOT could repair damage to the guard rail. Fence damage was also reported.

Electrical line on fire

Bayside Fire Department and Deputy Jamie O’Reilly were dispatched to a power line on fire at the corner of Second and Plummer streets in Bayside.

O’Reilly reported that the pole was burning and when it breaks, live wires will be on the ground. AEP was notified. All power was lost in Bayside, and it would reportedly take approximately six hours to restore power.

Rattlesnake on porch

A Bayside male subject requested assistance with a six-foot rattlesnake on his porch on May 25, at 9:53 p.m.

Bayside Fire Department assisted Deputy Jaimie O’Reilly with the snake.

Criminal mischief

Chief Andy Lopez requested Officer Duqualis Farrow to meet him at the First National Bank of Woodsboro in Refugio to investigate of possible criminal mischief on May 25, at 12:24 p.m.

Burglary of a vehicle

On May 23, at 8:49 a.m. a report was made that a truck was broken into during the night and a wallet and money was taken. Officer Ray John Silvas issued a report.


A male subject was issued a criminal trespass warning on May 29 at 1:40 p.m. after a number of people reported him loitering in front of Stripes.

According to the report, the subject was asking people for money for gas and scaring the customers.

Officer Peter Silvas and Deputy Ronald Ramirez were dispatched. After retrieving the subject’s information, Officer Silvas issued a criminal trespass warning.

Fight at bar

A physical disturbance was reported at Scores Bar on May 29 at 1:11 a.m.

A caller reported that two female subjects who were fighting at the bar, were moving toward the bank parking lot. Deputy Jamie O’Reilly was dispatched to the call and questioned the suspects.

Verbal disturbance

One female subject was taken to Refugio County Jail on May 28 at 10:04 p.m. after an argument at a residence on Vance Street in Woodsboro. According to the report, an officer was requested to the residence because the female subject was making threats.

Dispatch received a second 911 call from the female subject reporting that she was trying to gather her belongings and her husband wouldn’t let her.

Deputies Jeff Raymond and Jamie O’Reilly were dispatched and took the woman into custody. Raymond requested a case number for public intoxication.


One male subject was arrested and taken to jail on May 28 at 1:42 p.m. for DWI. DPS Trooper Kent Williams initiated a traffic stop on U.S.77 northbound approximately one mile south of Woodsboro. A wrecker was called to tow the vehicle

Hit and run

A hit and run accident was reported on May 28 at 12:52 a.m. in Woodsboro. The caller reported that his vehicle was parked at a residence when another vehicle backed into his vehicle and left the scene. The caller followed the vehicle and spoke with a female subject driving the other vehicle. She stated that she would pay for the damages. No information was exchanged between the two subjects, and the caller requested to speak with an officer about the accident.


No charges were filed for burglary of a habitation reported on May 25 at 9:32 p.m. after the female suspect returned the items.

A caller requested an officer to make a report for burglary of habitation. The caller reported that someone broke into his residence. Officer Bill Schaefer was dispatched to the call. The caller did not want to file any charges; he just wanted his belongings back. Officer Schaefer reported that a female subject returned the itesm.

Terroristic threats

Sheriff’s deputies investigated a report that a man was chased with a hammer on May 27 at approximately 11:37 p.m.

A case number was assigned for the possible terroristic threat.

A caller reported that a male subject asked him to leave the residence. When the caller went to the bedroom to get his belongings, the male subject allegedly chased him with a hammer. The caller reported that he was outside of the residence and the male subject was still inside. Deputies Jeff Raymond and Jamie O’Reilly were assigned a case number for the incident and both parties’ information was taken.

Electrical pole fire

Officer Bill Schaefer was notified by a motorist that an electrical pole was on fire on FM774 approximately 7.5 miles east of Refugio on May 27 around 3:40 a.m.

The motorist reported that there was a wire hanging low where a vehicle may have hit it. Deputies Phillip Ruiz and Shelly Haertig were dispatched and Refugio Fire Department was paged. AEP was also notified of the fire. Deputy Heartig reported that is was the tip of the pole on fire. AEP was in the area looking for the problem. The call was cleared and no further information was given.


One male subject was questioned regarding an alleged assault on May 23 at 3:05 p.m. A caller reported that he was assaulted by a male subject who left the scene and was headed south bound from his residence. The caller also reported that he does not need medical attention for a cut on his face.

Officer Ray John Silvas and Trooper Carl Currie were dispatched and the subject was taken to the police department for questioning.


A train engineer reported a male subject wearing a red shirt and black shorts walking on the tracks on May 26, at 4:48 p.m.

Sgt. Ricardo Adame located the subject on the side of the tracks fishing.
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