The sheriff’s department responded to 38 calls; the Refugio Police Department, 20; state troopers six; medics, 15; Refugio VFD, and Woodsboro VFD one each.
Several accidents reported on rain-slick highway
A rain-slick highway may have caused a car hauler to flip, sending numerous cars onto U.S. 77 about 6:38 p.m. on Jan. 13 south of Woodsboro.
A tanker truck driver who was trying to avoid an accident, went into the ditch.
One of the subjects was pinned briefly but was removed without major injury.
Officers reported vehicles “all over the road,” so traffic was diverted to Hwy. 774 in Refugio.
The tanker truck was reported to be hauling poison but remained upright in the ditch.
The highway was reopened at 1:07 a.m.
In another accident on Jan. 15, numerous 911 calls reported an 18 wheeler had jackknifed on U.S. 77 one mile north of Woodsboro at 8 p.m.
The driver was taken to Refugio Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver side tank busted open, spilling diesel into the ditch.
TxDOT was called to assist with the spill.
The highway was closed until 12:05 a.m.
In another accident, an 18-wheeler stalled across U.S. 77 and could not turn around because of the heavy traffic on Jan. 12.
A backhoe was called to pull the 18-wheeler off the highway.
A 24-year-old Three Rivers woman fled her home in Live Oak County after she allegedly was assaulted on Jan. 17.
The victim fled to a parent’s home in Woodsboro and went to Refugio Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Deputy Daniel Beltran, who investigated the incident, reported the woman attempted to contact the law in Three Rivers but her assailant took the phone away.
A report will be made with Three Rivers authorities.
The investigation into an abandoned vehicle on Jan. 16 on FM 1360 led officers to a home on Magnolia Street in Woodsboro.
Deputy Shelly Haertig and Trooper Blake Chapman located contraband in the vehicle., according to reports.
The subject was identified by his ID card, and advised of address. The subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was taken to Refugio County Jail.
A student at Woodsboro High School required medical help after a fall on Jan. 12.
Medics were dispatched to Woodsboro High School to assist the student who had fallen in the shop area and reportedly could not get up..
The subject was taken to Refugio Memorial Hospital.
Trooper Carl Currie stopped a vehicle at the Valero Store on Jan. 11.
During the traffic stop the vehicle was reported as stolen out of Austin.
Three subjects were taken to Refugio County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram and one was also charged with theft of a vehicle.
Officer Phillip Ruiz was dispatched to Vandenburg Street to investigate a disturbance on Jan. 11.
A female subject advised that a male subject shoved her and took her keys.
According to the officers report, the female refused medical assistance but wanted her keys returned.