By CLINT FOSTER
The Mineral Wells Police Department made multiple arrests for various offenses over the past week.
The first incident stemmed from a burglary investigation over a period of three days. Police said a residence in the 2400 block of SE 9th Avenue was burglarized with various items stolen sometime between Sunday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m., and Monday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The investigation came to a head early Tuesday morning, March 11, when officer Nick Wells spotted a Chevrolet Cobalt sedan he believed was connected with the burglary at around 2:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of US Highway 180. Wells initiated a traffic stop when the driver of the Chevy failed to signal a turn.
Although the driver did not attempt to run, police said he did not yield right away, as the vehicle continued for a short distance and someone threw a bag out of the car window.
Once the vehicle had finally come to a stop, Wells approached the car and reported finding drug paraphernalia and evidence linking those in the car to the burglary. Upon searching the vehicle, Wells found all of the stolen property, including a flat screen television, XBOX games, a University of Texas bag and prescription drugs Promethazine, Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen and Divalproex.
Wells arrested 22-year-old JC Clark and 20-year-old Cassandra Kirkpatrick for burglary of a habitation. A third individual in the car, 22-year-old Melina Hires Hines, who had an outstanding municipal warrant, was also taken into custody.
The next day, on Wednesday, March 12, police said they came across something that has become fairly rare over the past decade, but resulted in an arrest nonetheless.
Just before 6:30 p.m., MWPD responded to the 400 block of Beetham Road, behind Walmart, where it was reported a suspicious person was hanging out in the alleyway. When they arrived at the scene, police said they found Trevor R. Graves, 17, hunched over and rocking back and forth.
Strewn around Graves were three cans of air duster, which is stored in air compressed cans similar to spray paint. Police said individuals sometimes inhale the compressed air as a means of getting a cheap high, not unlike huffing paint.
Police arrested Graves for possession and use by inhaling/ingesting a volatile chemical.
The final incident involved a three-car accident near Fort Wolters Industrial Park after which one man tried to cut out early.
Just after 7 a.m., Friday, police responded to the 6800 block of US Highway 180 E where the three-vehicle accident had left 24-year-old Michael Perkins' Toyota Camry un-drivable.
For whatever reason, police said Perkins fled the scene on foot and called his significant other to tell her what had happened. Perkins' significant other, police said, opted to call the cops.
Police said Perkins eventually returned to the scene, where he was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, an accident involving over $200 damage to a vehicle, failure to yield right-of-way and driving without a license.
MWPD reported the following additional arrests between March 12 and 17:
• Jeremy Hanna, 29, was arrested Thursday for a Class C warrant.
• Scott Lynch, 19, was arrested Thursday for a Class C warrant.
• Sonja Spurlock Rogers, 43, was arrested Thursday for a Class C warrant.
• Matthew Holder, 32, was arrested Friday for a Class C warrant.
• Tony Johnson, 35, was arrested Friday for a Class C warrant.
• Dillon Baker, 21, was arrested Friday for a Class C warrant.
• Shanae Rice, 20, was arrested Friday for a Class C warrant.
• Angel Delagarza, 25, was arrested Saturday for a Class C warrant.
• Ronnie Berkins, 51, was arrested Saturday for resisting arrest, search or transport.
• Jacob Romine, 24, was arrested Saturday for assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
• April Osmer, 31, was arrested Saturday for a warrant.
• Marla Pallone, 42, was arrested Saturday for a felony warrant.
• Ashley Brooks, 20, was arrested Sunday for a Class C warrant.
• Terry Williams, 36, was arrested Sunday for a Class C warrant.
• Lisa Williker, 31, was arrested Sunday for theft of property between $50 and $500.
• Alexandria Villazana, 32, was arrested Sunday for a Class C warrant.
• Cody White, 27, was arrested Sunday for a Class C warrant.