For the Record - Jan. 14, 2020

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Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement and fire department activity from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday included:



1:28 p.m.: A caller reported a one-vehicle rollover on State Highway 19 south in Rains County and was transferred to Rains County.

4:17 p.m.: A caller on State Highway 154 reported an electric line had been knocked into a ditch but none were injured.

6:07 p.m.: Two callers reported a one-car motor vehicle accident at the 109 mile marker of Interstate 30 in Cumby.


11:32 a.m.: A 50-year-old Pittsburg man turned himself in for his weekend commitment to the HCSO jail without incident, according to reports.

6:21 p.m.: Four callers reported a structure fire near County Road 2389 in Como and were informed it was a training exercise of the Pickton-Pine Forest volunteer fire department

9:29 p.m.: Seven callers reported a vehicle on fire near the 142 mile marker of I-30 near Saltillo. The fire was extinguished.

11:57 p.m.: DPS troopers stopped a vehicle near the 132 mile marker of Interstate 30 for an equipment violation, and when they approached the vehicle, allegedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana, according to reports. The vehicle’s passenger, a 29-year-old Hurst man, allegedly admitted he had marijuana in the glove box and was taken into custody without incident and later released, according to records.


10:36 a.m.: Deputies arrested John Ryan Patrick, 29, of Winnsboro on charges of possession of a schedule one controlled substance less than 1 gram after allegedly observing Patrick turn down a private drive while wearing no seatbelt, according to records. After pulling Patrick over, he allegedly exhibited signs of recent narcotic use, reports read, and when he consented to a vehicle search, deputies called for a K-9 unit. The K-9 allegedly located a plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine as well as medication not prescribed to Patrick, marijuana, cut straws and a syringe. Patrick was taken to jail without incident, where he remains on a $5000 bond, according to records.



2:19 p.m.: Police arrested a 37-year-old Sulphur Springs woman after a routine traffic stop on her vehicle in the 700 block of Texas Street found she had outstanding warrants for open container of alcohol by a driver, no drivers license and failure to maintain financial responsibility, according to reports. The woman was taken to jail without incident and later released, according to records.

4:38 p.m.: Police arrested a 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man and a 28-year-old Point woman on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to reports. After a routine stop in the 100 block of Texas Street, officers allegedly spotted a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine between the front driver and passenger seat. On a records check, police also found that the man had outstanding warrants for no drivers license when unlicensed and no use of safety belt. Both individuals were taken into custody and later released, according to records.

8:03 p.m.: Officers responded to a call at Walmart for a 54-year-old Sulphur Springs woman violating a criminal trespass order. Police arrived to find the woman allegedly inside the store in the electronics area and verified that she had an additional outstanding warrant for theft by check between $100 and $750, reports read. The woman was taken to jail without incident and was later released, according to records.


12:09 a.m.: Police arrested Kevin Michael Harris, 40, of Gilmer for DWI third or more offense after a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Broadway found Harris to allegedly emit an odor of alcohol on his breath, according to reports. Harris allegedly failed the horizontal gaze test but refused other sobriety tests and was taken into custody without incident. He was later released, according to records.

5:01 a.m.: Police arrested a 50-year-old Sulphur Springs man after they observed him walking near the 600 block of Main Street and made contact with him, finding he had an active warrant for possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia, according to reports.

Hopkins County communications operators answered 438 non-emergency phone calls, 116 calls for service and 79 emergency calls. For the 72-hour period from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday, officers issued two citations and conducted nine special patrols, one funeral escort and 32 traffic stops. Ten people were booked into and nine released from county jail, which held 146 inmates at 5:30 a.m. Monday.