The sheriff’s department responded to 87 calls; the Refugio Police Department, 41; State Troopers, 12; Woodsboro Marshal, 11; medics, 17; Refugio VFD, one; animal control, 13.
Deputy Shelly Haertig reported a possible bailout on U.S. 35 near the Austwell turnoff as she was following the vehicle at 9:20 a.m. on May 6. The driver drove through the fence and continued to drive around out in the pasture. A 911 caller reported that he saw the deputy attempt to pull that vehicle over and watched the driver go through the pasture. The driver pulled back on the roadway and headed westbound on Hwy. 239 going towards 59. Deputy Jason Maley reported the vehicle went through another fence. Trooper Cesar Villarreal set up a strip. Chief Sheldon Wiginton requested that Sgt. Jeremy Rowland contact DPS Corpus to get a helicopter to launch if available. The vehicle was located in a field and all the passengers, including two adults and one child escaped.
A DPS trooper pursued suspected illegal aliens on foot approximately one mile north of Refugio on May 7 at 12:59 a.m. Deputy Daniel Beltran and Officer Bill Schaefer were dispatched to assist the trooper who advised three suspects were in custody and others were being pursued. One of the suspects was taken to Refugio Memorial Hospital and was bleeding from the mouth. He was also pepper sprayed. Two illegal suspects were taken to the county jail and DPS Sgt. Villarreal advised they had one more in custody and two were still in the brush, including one pregnant female. The two subjects were found and both were transported to Refugio County Jail. The female was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
The suspect in an assault causing bodily injury on May 7 around 2:54 a.m. fled the scene before officers arrived. A caller advised that her boyfriend punched her in the face. Dispatch dispatched Deputies Daniel Beltran and Phillip Ruiz. The caller reported that the male subject was leaving her residence on foot. Deputies Beltran and Ruiz checked the brush around the area, but were unable to find him.
Deputy Ronald Ramirez recovered paraphernalia at a residence in Woodsboro on May 13 a 8:45 p.m. A caller reported that she had been looking after some property that belongs to her brother. She reported that the people who rented the property were supposed to be moved out and the new renter was there to look at the property. The new renter reported damage to the property and paraphernalia at the residence. Deputy Ramirez located the paraphernalia and stored it at the sheriff’s office. Sgt. Glen Grasham reported he went by the residence and located more paraphernalia.
A two-vehicle accident was reported by one of the victims on May 14 around 5:33 p.m. on FM 136. The caller advised she had rear-ended another vehicle. Deputy Ronald Ramirez, medics, Bayside Fire Department, and DPS Trooper Francisco Hosking were dispatched. Another caller reported that another vehicle may have caused the accident. The caller said he was fishing and saw the vehicle turn into Bayside. The third vehicle was located at Bayside Grocery. Deputy Ramirez reported the passenger of the vehicle was a 16-year-old who does not have a license.
Deputies were dispatched to the Mission River Oaks Apartments where a female victim was reportedly assaulted by her boyfriend on May 13 at 2:21 a.m. The alleged assailant had left the residence when officers arrived. Deputy Beltran advised dispatch that the female had a broken nose, her eyes were bloodshot and her face was swelling. Medics were requested.
A domestic disturbance was reported on May 11 at 9:34 p.m. in Refugio. The caller reported that she and her husband were arguing and she feared he may take their three-week-old baby. Deputy Danny Beltran was dispatched and the parties were separated for the night.
A no trespass warning was issued to a Woodsboro resident on May 11 at 3:45 p.m. The caller reported her brother’s ex-girlfriend, also the mother of his child, was at her mother’s residence attempting to gain access to the home. The caller reported that she, her brother and her mother reside at the residence. The ex-girlfriend does not reside there and is not wanted there. Woodsboro Marshall Rey De Los Santos reported previous complaints were received regarding the ex-girlfriend blocking the doorway. Marshall De Los Santos escorted the female to the city hall.
A Refugio parent reported on May 15, at 4:27 a.m. that her son was being harassed by phone. Officer Peter Silvas contacted the female suspect and warned her to stop calling.
One subject was taken to Refugio Memorial Hospital for injuries received in a car accident on FM 1360 on May 10 at 5:59 p.m. The caller reported the accident just south of the high school and both vehicles were off of the roadway and that the subjects in the other vehicle were out and walking around. Chief Sheldon Wiginton and Deputies Jeff Raymond and Jamie O’Reilly were dispatched and medics were also paged.
Officers were dispatched to a Woodsboro residence at 2 a.m. on May 8 to investigate a fight. Witnesses at the scene reported a male subject showed up at the caller’s residence with a bat and attacked two victims, his ex-girlfriend and a male at the residence. The caller requested medics for a female subject that was pushed and hit her head. Officer Ray De Los Santos, Deputy Daniel Beltran and Trooper Kolton Kendall were dispatched to the residence. Deputy Beltran advised that the male suspect hit a vehicle before leaving the scene. The deputy repored blood at the scene and asked dispatch to alert the local hospital that the male suspect may require medical attention for a head injury.
Deputy Jeff Raymond detected the smell of alcohol on an employee at the Shell station on May 2 around 12:07 a.m. Deputy Raymond advised that he came in contact with the subject and advised that the subject was intoxicated and was also drinking alcohol on a licensed facility. The subject was arrested and taken to Refugio County Jail.
A male subject was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Refugio County Jail on May 7 around 1:21 a.m. following the report of a domestic disturbance. The 911 caller reported that her daughter had phoned her crying and asked her to come pick her up. The caller advised that she could hear a male subject yelling and screaming in the background, and advised that she believed the male subject had hit her daughter and then took her phone away from her. The caller advised that she is headed to the house and would like an officer there. Deputy Daniel Beltran, Trooper Ryan Chambers, and Trooper Kolton Kendell were dispatched to the scene where the male suspect was arrested and taken to jail.