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Radiogram: Friday October 16, 2020

Volume 35                              Number 210               Friday October 16, 2020 Liberty County Arrest:  On Tuesday of this week a Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop. The deputy observed two male occupants. The driver was identified as Brandon Lee Simmons, age 26. The Liberty County deputy obtained consent to search the vehicle from the driver. A cigarette pack was found in the console and allegedly contained a clear plastic bag with round tablets identified as Codeine. That drug is classified as a controlled substance that requires a prescription. After an investigation Simmons was arrested and transported to the Liberty County Jail. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance – said to be a Second Degree Felony.  Upon further investigation by the Deputy on site the passenger was released. The driver Brandon Lee Simmons, is lodged in the Liberty County Jail in lieu of $50, 000 dollars bond. Fatal Accident in Cleveland:  There was an auto-pedestrian fatality accident in the city of Cleveland. The accident occurred Monday evening, October 12th at the intersection of North Washington Avenue and Margie Street. Cleveland city police investigators said the driver of a sedan was driving south on North Washington St. near the intersection of Margie Street when the driver said the car struck an object.  The driver stopped to see what had happened and found the pedestrian – She has been identified as Terria Michelle Doyle of Cleveland and was lying in the center of the roadway. An inquest was held by Liberty County Precinct 6 Judge Ralph Fuller and he pronounced Ms. Doyle dead at the scene. She was 58 years of age.  The Cleveland Police Department news release said the driver of the car is cooperating with police on the investigation. 

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New Police Chief Hired in Plum Grove: Outgoing Liberty County Precinct 6 Constable John Joslin has accepted the newly created position of Chief of Police for the incorporated city of Plum Grove, in north Liberty County.  Joslin will assume his new duties when his term as Constable has concluded in January of 2021. History tells us Plum Grove had a Police Department until it was disbanded in 2005. With the significant growth in that area, the City Council of Plum Grove decided to re-establish the Police Department there and hired Constable John Joslin to be its new Police Chief. Eventually, in addition to Joslin, there will be two part time police officers hired to patrol the city of Plum Grove. Joslin has been involved in law enforcement for 28 years, the last 8 years as elected Precinct 6 Constable.  He has also served with the Beaumont ISD Police Department and with Cleveland and Splendora. Joslin lost his re-election bid to the Constables post when voters choose Zack Harness to be the next Precinct 6 Constable. *************************************************************************

Old School Museum back open with new exhibit:  The Dayton Historical Society is happy to announce that their Old School Museum and Jamison log cabin are open once again for visitors on Saturdays from 10:00AM until 2:00PM .It’s important to note that some new exhibits are on display at the museum.. The largest exhibit is dozens of old photographs dating back to the turn of the 20th century, covering years through the decades, to the end of the century. This new exhibit is entitled ‘Street Scenes.’  Dayton Mayor Caroline (care-o-line) Wadzeck –who is also one of the Old School Museum organizers and volunteers said, in a news release, there are many interesting photos that show Dayton from a bye-gone-era. The museum is located at 111 W. Houston Street, behind Walgreens with FREE ADMISSION to visitIn keeping with the times we live in, they do ask visitors wear a face covering and use hand sanitizer by the front door.  If you love history and the City of Dayton Texas you will love the museum exhibits and the log cabin in the front yard - it’s a very special place. Again, Old School Museum has reopened and looking forward to visitors. Because the museum is operated by volunteers they are open weekly but only on Saturday from 10:00AM until 2:00PM.  Remember, no charge for admission.   *********************************************************

Lake Livingston Release: 1250 CFS            Liberty Bridge Gauge: 6.86 ASL

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