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Deputy assists driver hurt in crash
By Sheriff Michael (Mike) Pigg—
CHILDRESS – On July 23 around 2 a.m., Deputy Haynes was on patrol when he saw a blue colored car parked in the right lane on Ave. F NE near 3rd Street. The vehicle had massive damages, and the driver who was identified as Thien Dang was semi-conscious. Childress EMS was notified and responded to the scene. It was determined that Dang had rolled the vehicle on County Road 17 near County Road X and was able to drive the car to Childress. He was transported to the Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) by ambulance.
On July 25, Deputy Gillem responded with Childress Fire and Texas Highway Patrol (THP) to a one-vehicle crash about one mile west of the Childress/Hardeman County line. A pickup pulling a trailer driven by Anthony Brunnmeier, of Las Vegas, had left the roadway and crashed into some mesquite trees. No one was injured in the crash.
On July 27, Chief Deputy Branson was called to meet with a person north and east of Childress in regard to a trespassing issue. It was determined that there was no one trespassing, but it was a powerline company taking care of the right-of-way under the lines.
On July 29, Chief Deputy Branson took custody of Christopher Blackwood, 27 of Childress, from Jailer/Communications Sgt. Easley. He was in the Potter County Jail and being held on a Childress County warrant for misdemeanor bond surrender.
As has been reported in the news recently, there are a lot of people getting strange unsolicited packages in the mail from China. Most of the packages are marked to indicate they contain jewelry, which they do to make sure you open them. Once the package is opened, the contents are revealed to be seeds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is advising the seed packets not be opened nor planted. If you get some in the mail place them in a zip lock bag and notify the USDA. From everything I’ve read this appears to be a so-called “brushing scam.” A “brushing scam” is when a less than reputable online seller wants to boost their ratings and credibility. They will use the name and addresses of the people they sent their “free gifts” to and represent themselves as that person in order to create a false rating.
While this doesn’t generally harm the person they used financially, it is still a good idea to monitor your credit cards, financial reports and bank statements. The best practice thing to remember is that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
Well, that’s all from your Childress Office of the Sheriff; as always, my door is always open for your complaints, suggestions or comments.