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Sheriff Robert Bolcik reported 2,197 calls went through dispatch from May 16 to May 22.

The sheriff’s department responded to 30calls; the Refugio Police Department, 22; State Troopers, one; Woodsboro Marshal, five; Refugio VFD, one; Tivoli VFD, one.

Car accident

One female was taken by air ambulance to Spohn Memorial following a head on collision on U.S. 35 south of Highway 239 in Tivoli on May 19 around 2:38 p.m.

A 911 caller reported an 18-wheeler and a suburban crashed head on with each other and the female in the suburban had a deep cut on her head and suffered multiple facial fractures, according to Chief Sheldon Wiginton who was on the scene.

All available units were dispatched to the accident. The caller reported that the driver of the 18 wheeler suffered no apparent injuries and was out of the vehicle.

The caller also reported that she saw the suburban swerve into the lane of the 18 wheeler.

The jaws of life were needed for the female still trapped in the vehicle.

A Halo-flight dispatcher estimated the time of arrival at 20 minutes.

Wiginton set up a landing zone on the highway.

Another 911 call from a male driver reported that he was a witness to the accident. Hwy 35 was shut down because of the accident.

The patient was flown to Spohn Memorial.

Seized vehicle

One subject was taken to Refugio County Jail on May 20 at 5:10 p.m. on narcotics charges following a traffic stop by DPS Trooper Blake Chapman.

The suspect was stopped on U.S. 77, north of the rest area in the north bound lane. The trooper requested a deputy to drive the vehicle to the annex and advised the subject was taken into custody for a narcotics possession.

Vehicle accident

No injuries were reported after a vehicle hit a tree on May 20 at 3:28 a.m.

A caller reported the accident on U.S. 77 northbound two to three miles north of Refugio. Medics were paged for a victim who was complaining of lower back pain.

According to the report, both airbags were deployed during the accident.

All three subjects signed refusals and were escorted into Refugio.


A weapon was recovered at a residence on May 18 around 10:30 a.m. after a disturbance was reported. A caller requested an officer to the residence of a male subject, but did not know the address. She reported that the male subject pulled a gun out on somebody.

The caller was at the residence when the male subject went to get the gun so she left. She also reported that her granddaughters were there at the residence with the subject.

Officer Ray John Silvas was notified of the situation and went to the residence where he recovered one weapon.

Domestic disturbance

One male subject was taken to Refugio County Jail on May 17 at 9:32 p.m. after a domestic disturbance was reported.

A caller reported that her children’s father was drunk and punching holes in the wall. Dispatch could hear a male subject in the background of the phone call yelling and cursing.

The female caller was yelling “leave him alone.” Officers Jason Maley and Bill Schaefer were informed of the situation and also told that the male subject had pulled his teenage daughter’s hair.

The caller reported that there were no weapons in the residence or on the male subject that she knew of. The subject was taken into custody. The caller did not wish to file charges but asked that a criminal trespass warning be issued to the suspect.


Trooper Blake Chapman took one suspect to Refugio County Jail on May 19 at 9:14 p.m. for DWI. The suspect’s vehicle was towed.

Reckless driver

Deputy Ronald Ramirez initiated a traffic stop on one male subject on May 18 around 2:28 p.m. after a caller reported that the subject was driving recklessly.

The caller reported that the subject’s vehicle was driving all over the roadway and at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was headed southbound on FM 136 past the Mission River bridge. The subject was stopped by Deputy Ramirez in Bayside. No further information was given.

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