Commercial Burglary at Berry's True Value
Dumas Police Officer's Alex Hargrove, Wayna Green and Alan Hernandez were dispatched to Berry's True Value Monday, June 21, 2021 at approximately 10:55 PM regarding a Burglary in Process.
Upon arrival, the officers did not see any forced entry or hear alarms going off. Officer Hernandez attempted to contact Brandon Berry multiple times.
Hernandez went to Berry's house and made contact with him. Once Berry was at the store, officers were able to look at camera footage. Upon reviewing the camera footage, officers observed a tall black male wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, with a blue band on his left wrist.
The male hopped over the fence and took a red power washer.
Tuesday, June, 22, 2021, at approximately 4:19 AM, Officers Green and Hernandez were patrolling the West Waterman area when they observed a black male wearing a white shirt and blue jeans with a blue band on his left wrist walking eastbound on West Waterman.
Officers Green and Hernandez made contact with the male on Oak and Waterman. Hernandez was able to identify him as the suspect, based on what he was wearing.
Officers were able to identify the suspect as Michael Harris of Little Rock.
Harris was booked into the Dumas City Jail for Commercial Burglary and a Hold for ABP. He is currently waiting for a first appearance.
According to Berry the value of the 3400PSI Power Washer is $499.99.
Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree
Ms. Stephanie Benton went to the Dumas Police Department Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at approximately 1:45 AM to report an altercation involving her and her cousin Mr. Bryant Beebe.
Ms. Benton stated that Mr. Beebe came to the residence to attack her younger cousin. She stated she would not let him enter the residence. According to Ms. Benton, Mr. Beebe then picked up a log/stick and hit the windshield of her car, causing it to bust.
Officer Alan Hernandez advised Mr. Benton a report would be on file and advise her of the affidavit process.
Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree, Arson
Dumas Police Officer SRO Kristy Freeman was dispatched to 115 Palmetto Monday, June 21, 2021 where a man was reported to be lighting a fire in his family home.
When Officer Freeman arrived, she spoke with Shaun Ward who stated her brother Markevise Ward had gotten mad at her and started a fire in his room.
Officer Freeman attempted to talk to Markevise but he was very uncooperative at that point. He was detained for starting a fire and destruction of property. He was transported to Dumas Jail.
Shaun Ward stated it started with a fire inside the house. The police came out. The officer resolved the situation. We left and went to the store around 3:30 PM. When I came back from the store, my light bulbs were gone in the house and a knife and beds were outside along with other things. I called the Police Officer and she came back and arrested Markevise. He also threatened to kill me and burn the house down.
Possessing Marijuana and Driving on Suspended License
Dumas Police Officer Wayna Green observed a gray Dodge Challenger run a Stop sign at the intersection of 165 and Dan Gill Friday, June 18, 2021.
Officer Green conducted a traffic stop. As Green approached the vehicle, he smelled a strong oder of Marijuana from the vehicle.
All occupants of the vehicle were asked to exit and step back to my patrol vehicle to conduct a search.
After a search was conducted a small bag of green leafy substance was found. After speaking with the driver Mr. Demetri Trotter and the front passenger Zion Farmer, no one confessed to owning the green leafy substance.
Trotter was issued a Citation for Driving on Suspended License and Possession of Marijuana. Due to both being in arm reach of the substance, Mr. Farmer was only charged with Possession of Marijuana.
Fleeing, DWI and Endanger Welfare of Minor, 2nd Degree, Knowingly Risks
Physical /Mental Harm
Dumas Police Officer Wayna Green observed a red Honda Accord with expired tags traveling on 165 toward the Dan Gill area Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Officer Green attempted to conduct a traffic stop. However, the vehicle continued to drive until arriving at a residence on Dan Gill Drive.
Mrs. Lorena King then exited the vehicle with her three children and stated she was taking her kids in the house. Officer Green told Mrs. King to stop and wait. She did not listen and continued to enter the house, refusing to come out and slammed the door in Officer Green's face.
Green told Mrs. King if she did not open the door immediately and step outside the door would be kicked in. Mrs. King then opened the front door and tied a string to the screen door to prevent officers from taking her into custody.
Officer Green forcefully opened the screen door and entered the residence to take Mrs. King into custody. Mrs. King was placed in hand restraints and transported to the Dumas Jail where she was given a field sobriety due to an odor of alcohol on her person and booked in for the following charges: Fleeing, DWI, Endanger Welfare of Minor 2nd Degree, No Proof of Insurance, Expired Tags and Driving on Suspended License.
Dumas Police Officer Alan Hernandez was dispatched to 521 South Cherry Street regarding a stolen vehicle at approximately 12:06 AM Monday, June 14, 2021.
Officer Hernandez made contact with Andre Miles who stated he had left his vehicle running outside on the parking lot. Miles stated that he heard loud pipes and went outside and saw his car leaving heading north on Cherry. Miles stated that he bought the vehicle approximately 10 days ago and it had paper tags.
Officer Hernandez advised Miles that he and Sgt. Freeman were going to be in the area attempting locate the vehicle.
At approximately 12:52 AM, Dumas Police Operator Washington received a terminal message from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office stating that there was a Dodge Challenger with no tags wrecked on Highway 83.
Officer Hernandez spoke with Deputy Posey. Posey gave Hernandez the VIN. Hernandez ran the VIN through ACIC/NCIC. Miles was called and advised of the vehicle's location. The vehicle had damages to the right side door. Miles stated he did not have insurance on the vehicle. Miles was advised that a report would be on file.
Possession of Meth or Cocaine with Purpose to Deliver GT 10GM, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Defaced Firearm, Possession of Schedule I or II LT 2 GM and Possession of Marijuana
Dumas Police Officer Sgt. Crystal Martin conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a defective right tail light Friday, June 4, 2021 at approximately 9 PM. The vehicle was a gray 2004 Mazda MZ3.
The vehicle pulled over at Highway 165 at Edwards Street. Sgt. Martin made contact with the driver who was identified at Timothy Foster.
Sgt. Martin advised Mr. Foster on why he had been pulled over and he stated he just put a new light bulb in the right tail light,
Mr. Foster asked Sgt. Martin if he could step out of the vehicle to show me about putting the new light bulb in. Sgt. Martin allowed him to step out. Mr. Foster had a male passenger sitting in the vehicle.
Dumas CID Eric Armstrong and Officer Wayna Green arrived on scene as backup.
As Sgt. Martin was speaking with the passenger, who was sitting in the vehicle, Martin smelled a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle and advised CID Armstrong of the situation. Martin also advised Armstrong that she had not yet identified the passenger.
Sgt. Martin conducted a record check of Mr. Foster while CID Armstrong talked to the passenger. Armstrong then returned to my police unit and stated he thought the passenger was Nathan Weaver.
Martin advised Armstrong that she believed Mr. Weaver had an arrest warrant.
The Officers returned to the Mazda as Armstrong was speaking with the passenger, who identified himself as Nathan Weaver, from the driver's side, Martin observed Mr. Weaver slumped forward in his seat reaching down on the floor board.
Sgt. Martin conducted a record check of Mr. Weaver through the ACIC system and found he had two active warrants. CID Armstrong told Mr. Weaver he had arrest warrants and to exit the vehicle. Mr. Weaver exited the vehicle and was searched. CID Armstrong searched Mr. Weaver's person and located in Weaver's front right pocket, a clear zip-lock baggie with “Shrooms” in it.
Mr. Weaver was then placed in Officer Green's patrol car. Martin told Mr. Foster to step in front of her patrol unit with Officer Green. Martin then searched the vehicle and located a green Newport pack of cigarette on the passenger floor board and inside the pack was two nuggets of marijuana. Martin also located, inside the center console, a meth pipe with a white crystal-like substance inside.
Both Mr. Foster and Mr. Weaver stated the meth pipe was not theirs. Sgt. Martin advised Officer Green to place Mr. Foster under arrest.
Investigator Alan Hernandez arrived on scene to assist. CID Armstrong and Sgt. Martin continued to search the vehicle. They located multiple firearms in the back seat. Also, located in the back seat was a Camouflage Cross bow and a bear knife. Inv. Hernandez read Mr. Foster Miranda Rights at the scene and Mr. Foster stated he understood his rights.
Sgt. Martin asked Mr. Foster about the date the date of sale on the vehicle title and the date of sale on the handwritten note paper he provided. Mr. Foster stated the date of 4-10-21 on the title was from the person he bought the vehicle from and the date 5-10-21 on the handwritten note paper was when he bought the vehicle. Sgt. Martin asked Mr. Foster was he okay, its just just hot.
CID Armstrong and Sgt. Martin went to run the firearms through the system and no record was found. One firearm serial number was scratched off and was unable to be determined. Mr. Foster stated all the firearms, crossbow and knife were his.
Sgt. Martin advised Inv. Hernandez to search Mr. Foster's person before transporting him to Dumas Jail for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Inv. Hernandez began searching Mr. Foster and located a medium sized clear zip lock bag, in his front left pocket, with white crystal-like substance inside that Sgt. Martin identified as methamphetamine.
Martin transported Mr. Foster to Dumas Jail for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Meth or Cocaine with Purpose to Deliver GT 10GM but LT 200GM, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Defaced Firearm, Defective Equipment-Right Tail Light and No Liability Insurance.
Inv. Hernandez transported Mr. Weaver to Dumas Jail for Possession of Schedule I or II LT 2GM, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms and a Warrant.
CID Armstrong transported the Drugs and meth pipe to Dumas Jail. The vehicle was seized and impounded by Whaley's Towing Company.
Officer Green transported all the firearms, Cross Bow and knife to Dumas Jail. All items were seized and entered into the Evidence Locker at the Dumas Police Department.
Mr. Foster also had $314.00 in cash and two Money Orders in total of $200.00 in his wallet. Both cash and Money Orders were seized and entered into the Evidence Locker at the Dumas Police Department.
The meth pipe, white crystal-like substances, Marijuana and “Shrooms” were seized and entered into the Evidence Locker at the Dumas Police Department.
Both Mr. Foster and Mr. Weaver are awaiting First Appearance and Probable Cause Hearings.
Items seized in the arrest include:
Brown 7mm Mauser Bolt Action rifle with a Black Simmons scope. Defaced serial number.
Brown .45 LC/410 Gauge Taurus Circuit Judge Revolver Rifle.
Brown .357 H&R 158 Rifle with Simmons scope.
Black and Stainless Steel .257 WBY Magnum Rifle with scope.
Black 300 Win Mag Rifle with Black Centerpoint scope.
Silver Gerber Bear knife with pink/black shoe string like wrap as a grip with a Black Camillus Titanium knife holder.
Brown C98A .20 Caliber Pellet Rifle.
Brown Cross-man Arms Pellet Gun.
Camouflage WickedRidge RDX400 Crossbow with a Black Truglo Hunt/Tech scope
$50 Money Order issued 6/3/2021.
$150 Money Order issued 6/3/2021.
Clear pipe (commonly used to smoke meth) with crystal-like substance.
Clear baggie of White crystal-like substance.
Small clear baggie of White crystal-like substance.
Green Leafy substance.
Clear baggie of Shroom-like substance.
Theft of Property
Dale Harveill came to the Dumas Police Department Monday, May 31, 2021 to report missing clothes. He stated he left in room at the Days Inn sometime in the morning and when he came back he noticed a Hispanic woman in the room cleaning. He stated he noticed some of his clothes, dress pants, and shirts were missing. He stated he asked the woman where they were or if she had seen them and she acted like she could not speak English. He stated he went down to the main office to report it and the lady was trying to help him. He stated the lady asked him if he wanted to report the incident to the police and he came to the Dumas Police Department and reported the incident. Sgt. Crystal Martin advised Mr. Harveill a report would be on file.
Failure to Vacate
Tyrone Allen reported a Failure to Vacate Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at approximately 1:30 PM to Dumas Police Officer Tonianne Wernicke. Allen stated that Roshanie Madden had been living at 317 South Beech since before December. Rent is $325 a month and she has not paid anything. He stated he has given her notices to leave. One notice was given to her April 30, 2021 and she refused to leave. Allen stated that Madden argued that he couldn't evict her due to CDC guidelines. Sgt. Tonianne Wernicke advised Allen it was a civil matter. There will be a report on file.
Dumas Police Officers were called to the McDonald's located on Highway 65 South in Dumas Friday, June 4, 2021 at approximately 10 AM by the Dumas Volunteer Fire Department. The Dumas Police Department was advised that a female had entered the restaurant after leaving her car, which appeared to be on fire. The vehicle was occupied by two Yorkie dogs and the windows were rolled up.
The DVFD extinguished the fire inside the still running sedan and the Animal Control Officer was notified to come take possession of the dogs. A short time later, Rachel Duvall was located at the Days Inn and taken into custody after the DPD received a call about a female hanging around acting strangely. Upon contact, Duvall was found wearing the same clothing as the female responsible for leaving the Yorkies inside of the car. She was also found hiding underneath the rear stairwell of the motel. She was charged with two counts of Animal Cruelty and Criminal Trespass.