For the Record - May 20, 2020

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The following reports are based on logs documenting calls received by Hopkins County emergency communications staff from 5:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Saturday, May 16

10:04 a.m.: A woman called to report a man would not allow her to leave a property on County Road 2339.

11:45 a.m.: A Como man reported a male subject walking down State Highway 11 east outside the Como city limits who was “not acting normal.” A second call came in at 12:23 stating the man was walking toward Sulphur Springs and was making hand gestures toward vehicles.

12:06 p.m.: A woman reported someone was shooting a gun near her residence on County Road 2327.

8:45 p.m.: A caller reported a verbal disturbance at a residence on County Road 4575. Seven or eight people were fighting, and two trucks had left the scene.

11:24 p.m.: A caller reported a suspicious vehicle, a 1980-1990 truck, driving up and down County Road 1198.

Sunday, May 17

9:57 a.m.: A Cumby man reported a property line dispute with another party on FM 275 north.

4:30 p.m.: A woman reported a criminal trespass at a property on County Road 2408 in Pickton. She said she and a male were arguing and she wanted him gone. Deputies located the man walking at 5:01 p.m. and gave him a ride.

6:26 p.m.: A woman reported a vehicle parked on the eastbound I-30 service road at mile marker 139. She said the driver was possibly drinking a beer.

7:08 p.m.: A man reported that, for the last week, cars have been driving fast on County Road 2301. A special patrol was established.

7:29 p.m.: A Como man reported someone keeps firing guns in the area on County Road 2428.

10:37 p.m.: A man reported a disturbance on FM 1567. A man was trying to evict a female.

11:08 p.m.: A man reported hearing a vehicle drive by his residence on County Road 2436, followed by gunshots.

Monday, May 18

1:52 a.m.: A woman called for a motorist assist on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 119. She stated she was stuck in the mud and the rental company would pick up the vehicle.

12:20 p.m.: Deputies assisted an elderly driver with a tire issue on State Highway 154 south at County Road 2174.

1:58 p.m.: A woman called to speak to an officer regarding a former neighbor who had damaged the woman’s driveway. The complainant wanted the driveway repaired.

4:24 p.m.: A man called to speak with an officer about a guy driving too fast on County Road 4764 (not occurring at the time of the call).

5:55 p.m.: A woman requested a civil standby while her ex-husband was getting his belongings out of a house on FM 2285. The woman called back at 7:45 p.m. to report the ex-husband would not leave the residence.

7:44 p.m.: A man reported a white van had been sitting on the side of the road all day on County Road 1442.

8:20 p.m.: A man reported someone shot a dog in the head with a dart, and the man was unable to remove the dart on County Road 4763.

8:20 p.m.: A woman reported hearing yelling and screaming coming from a neighbor’s house on Como Street.

11:27 p.m.: A man requested a special patrol after a neighbor’s house was robbed on County Road 2302.


5:23 a.m.: A man called to report he was unable to get out of his vehicle on Interstate 30 west. He told dispatch he was surrounded by wild animals.

Hopkins County communications operators answered 565 non-emergency calls, 127 calls for service and 64 emergency calls. For the period from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers issued four citations and conducted 53 traffic stops and 37 special patrols. Twelve people were booked into and 10 released from county jail, which held 137 inmates at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.