Archer County Sheriff’s   Weekly  Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 133 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, June 16, 2019. On the day of this report there were 26 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 18 men and 8 women.

Around 8am Monday morning, a man taking care of an oil lease located on Dad’s Corner Rd came to the Sheriff’s Office and reported that someone had stolen an air compressor from the lease. He reported that the air compressor was sitting on a flatbed truck on the lease and he noticed it missing sometime on Sunday. He did not have any identifying information about the air compressor but said it was valued at $250. He also advised that the lease is secured by locked gates however no locks had been cut. Anyone with knowledge about his crime is asked to notify the Sheriff’s Office.

Around 7pm Monday evening, a Holliday woman reported that she observed her sister, whose house had burned the night before, walking in the middle of the highway in Holliday. She stopped to check on her and the woman advised that she needed medical attention due to having burns on her feet. Medical personnel were toned to respond to the scene. A Deputy arrived and the woman was transported to a mental health facility in Wichita Falls for assessment.

Shortly after 3am Tuesday morning, a woman living in rural Archer County reported that she suspected that someone had just tried to burglarize her home. A Deputy responded and spoke with the woman who said she had been out feeding her horses and when she returned to the house she observed pry marks on the back door of the residence. The Deputy checked the home and the area and did not observe any evidence of an attempted burglary. A glass door at the back of the house was still locked when checked by the Deputy. It was suspected the woman may be experiencing a mental or medical condition.

Around 10:30am Tuesday morning, the Holliday woman referred to above reported that she was being harassed by her father and sister who were parked in her driveway. The woman had been released after being denied admission to a mental health facility the night before. Holliday Police responded and spoke with all parties at the scene. The family members were there to check the woman’s welfare however she did not want them on her property. They left the area and there was no further incident.

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, a woman living on Decker Rd reported that her neighbor had shot and killed her dog. She requested to speak with a Deputy. A Deputy responded and was advised that the dog was a free range animal and no one had actually observed who shot the dog. The dog was found deceased in a field out behind the caller’s residence. Due to no evidence of a crime the case was closed.

Just before 10pm Tuesday night, a male subject in Holliday reported that both of his parents have addiction problems and he had left the residence because of his mother being intoxicated. He requested an Officer check the welfare of his 8 year old sister because she would not leave the residence with him. Holliday Police responded and spoke with the mother who answered all the Officer’s questions. The Officer did not feel the woman was a danger to the child.

Just before 2am Wednesday morning, a Deputy patrolling on Hwy 79 observed a vehicle in the parking lot of a Church located near the Wichita County line. The Deputy drove into the lot and observed broken windows on the Church building. 2 males and a female were at the location and checked by Deputies. Several forms of stolen identification were located in the vehicle. Wichita Falls Police and Wichita County Sheriff’s Office were notified and several vehicle burglaries and thefts were cleared due to the evidence found at the scene. One of the male subjects was a juvenile and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Wichita Falls. The other male and female were placed under arrest and transported to the Archer County Jail. Crimes in Oklahoma were also solved due to evidence found at the time of the attempted burglary. Both subjects remain in custody with several charges out of Archer and Wichita Counties and out of Oklahoma.

Around 2:30am Wednesday morning, a male subject at an Archer City home reported that his mother is extremely intoxicated and is throwing things in the house. He also reported that she had pushed his father. A Deputy and Archer City Police responded but the woman had left the residence on foot. Information was gathered and the victims were told to lock the residence door while Officers searched the area for the woman. Shortly after 4am the woman returned home and an Officer responded. The parties were separated for the rest of the evening and Archer City Police will follow up on the case.

Just before noon on Wednesday, a man living on Decker Rd reported that someone had put peanut butter under the door handles of his vehicle. He did not want to make a report at the time but wanted the incident documented. It is suspected this incident may be linked to the earlier story concerning the shooting of the dog.

Around 3pm Thursday afternoon, a woman called the Sheriff’s Office to inquire if her sister had a warrant for her arrest. She was advised that we do not give out warrant information over the phone. She then advised that her sister was intoxicated with children in the Holliday home and that she possibly had a felony warrant issued for her arrest. A Deputy and Holliday Police responded and made contact with the woman. She was wanted out of Wichita County for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more, a 3rd degree felony. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Archer County Jail. This is the same residence where the welfare check was done on the 8 year old child a few days ago. Family members arrived to care for the child.

Around 10am Friday morning, a woman returning to her rural Archer County home on Culley Rd encountered 3 suspects who had just burglarized her home. She advised her husband via cell phone who in turn reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and DPS responded to the area but were not able to locate the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was described as a clean gray 4 Dr passenger car occupied by two females. A male subject took off running from the area. It was determined that 2 TV’s and some tools were missing from the residence. The male suspect was described as a white male with scruffy blonde hair wearing a gray tank top and black shorts. The driver was described as a white female with dark hair and wearing dark glasses. The passenger was a white female. If you have information about this crime please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after midnight early Saturday morning, an Archer City man reported that he and his girlfriend were intoxicated and she was getting in his face and yelling so he locked her out of the house. Deputies responded and spoke with both subjects. The female was transported to her residence and issued a citation after admitting nudging her boyfriend who did not hit her in return.

Shortly after 7pm Saturday evening, a woman living on Decker Rd reported that she had kicked her son out of the house, and he had returned threatening her. Deputies responded and the caller advised that her son had left the residence before they arrived. Deputies were suspicious and asked the woman if they could search the property for him. She agreed and allowed them into her residence. Once inside, Deputies observed illegal narcotics and suspected Marijuana inside the home. The woman was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance and transported to the Archer County Jail where she was later released after posting a $7500 bond.

Shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, an Archer City man reported that he was at the American Legion and was sitting outside at one of the tables. He said he went back inside and realized he had left his cell phone on the outside table. He went back to retrieve it and it was gone. Others sitting outside indicated that another person took the phone. A Deputy responded and spoke with the accused person. The person denied taking the phone and allowed the Deputy to search his person. He did not have the phone and it could not be located anywhere else at the location. The phone is considered lost due to no other evidence of it being stolen.

Around 4:30pm Sunday afternoon, a report of a dead hog lying beside Poplar St near the softball fields was reported. The hog was shot in the head and had a rope or cord tied around its neck. Another dead hog was found near the Rodeo Grounds as well. Anyone with information about who may have dumped these dead hogs is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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