Burn Ban is now in effect for Navarro County. Due to current
KBDI values, forecast weather conditions and an abundance of dry
fuels, the Navarro County Commissioners Court enacted an Outdoor
Burning Ban, with provisions, this month.
responded to a missing white female, three-year-old child, wearing a
pull-up only, approximately two miles East of Frost on HWY 22.
We immediately deployed units to the area and initiated a missing
child alert through the Navarro County/City of Corsicana Alert
Notification System. We would like to thank Bobby Vickery for
his awareness of the missing child though the Navarro County/City of
Corsicana Alert Notification System as while ground units and drone
assets were in route, Mr. Vickery took the initiative after receiving
the notification, to search for the missing child. He and his
wife found, within minutes of the notification, the missing little
girl almost one mile from where she was last seen. The tools we
utilize to alert the public are in place for this very reason.
Through alert notifications and social media updates, the public has
awareness of situations such as this. We are proud of our residents
in Navarro County for taking the time to sign up for these alerts,
and if you have not done so yet, sign up today
hard to believe another summer has come and gone and students are
already back in class. As you well know, back to school time is
an important event for our entire community. Once again,
teachers have gotten their classrooms ready, administrators have
worked on school bus routes, staffing and school safety concerns.
Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, car pools and
support for their child`s activities and studies. Businesses and
organizations are helping provide families, teachers and
administrators with the supplies and services they need for a
successful school year. Back to school is always an extremely busy
time for everyone and it really does affect us all. So please,
during this busy time, be extra cautious when driving and in traffic.
Be mindful of all our school zones especially during the morning
hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential
hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children are
more active walking, riding bikes and at play. Slow down and increase
your stopping distances. School buses are back on the roads, so
be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout
your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses and with
school traffic, anticipate delays in your travel and leave early
enough so you’re not in a rush. Around the Corsicana High
School and middle school, there is quite a bit of congestion so
please be patient. Please remember that when approaching a school
zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and
pedestrian traffic and by all means do not text and drive. Obey ALL
"No cell phone" posted signs. I want to thank all of
you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in
our community. Our children are counting on us so let’s work
together to make “Back to School” a rewarding, fun and safe time
for all Navarro County residents.
to Navarro County Sheriff’s Office Captain Melanie Cagle, Deputies
Sarah Lane and Krystal McCollum who represented the NCSO by passing
out supplies and meeting with kids and their parents at the Back to
School Rally held in Corsicana. You ladies did a great job.
Tuesday, August 6 the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics
Division executed a narcotics search warrant in the 800 Block of West
11th Avenue Corsicana. As a result of the narcotics
investigation, two suspects were arrested. One suspect was charged
with Man/Del CS PG 1 > 4g < 200g and the other suspect was
charged with POCS PG 1 < 1g and POM < 2 oz. Approximately
16.5 grams of methamphetamine was seized at the location.
August 25th approximately 7:49 pm, Sergeant Grigsby, Corporal
Nanny, and Deputy VanLoocke responded to a physical disturbance
inside a vehicle in the 8000 Block S. Hwy 287 (Eureka area).
The vehicle stopped prior to the Deputies arrival and one subject
fled from the vehicle and sought help at a citizen’s residence. The
citizen called the Sheriff’s Office and Deputies responded. The
investigation led to a male subject and a female subject being
arrested on numerous narcotic related charges. The Deputies
seized marijuana, THC oils, methamphetamine, various prescription
pills and assorted narcotic paraphernalia. The suspects were
from Colorado and passing through Navarro County.
August 26th the NCSO Narcotics Unit initiated a traffic stop in 200
Block of E. Collin St. Corsicana. The vehicle pulled into the parking
lot of McKee Lumber near E. Collin St. and Business 45. As the
suspect vehicle slowed, the front passenger door came open and a
known subject fled from the scene eastbound crossing Business 45.
Three other occupants were initially detained in the suspect vehicle
with assistance of our Patrol Division. Narcotics Officers
pursued the subject on foot from the location. The subject was
apprehended and taken into custody in the 700 Block E. Collin
St. The subject was booked on an active warrant for Parole
Violation/Tamper with Evidence out of Austin Parole Board and on-view
charge of Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction.
Sheriff`s Office had approximately 3,898 calls for service in August
and our Dispatch received 2,212 calls for assistance to 9-1-1. There
were approximately 248 persons arrested and booked into the Navarro
County Justice Center and the average daily jail population was 238
inmates. The Narcotics Unit arrested fifteen suspects, filed eleven
criminal cases and served nine outstanding arrest warrants. Twenty
inmates were transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
and six other inmates were transferred to State Jail and SAFP Units
to serve their sentences. This month we estrayed one cow, one
bull, one horse and transported them to our county farms at Petty’s
Chapel and Angus. We sold six horses and one donkey at Elkhart Horse
Sale for $1339.50, sold one calf at Corsicana Livestock Auction for
$89.63 as well as collected $175.00 in estray fees.
welcomed our two newest employees to the NCSO Telecommunications
Division last month. Brittany Hall and Brittany Miller have both
officially began their new Law Enforcement careers as
Telecommunications Officers. We had two resignations this month
and we are currently accepting applications for vacancies in the
detention division. As in the past, applications will continue
to be taken for any vacancy until the position is filled.
not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that
counts. -Winston Churchill.
God bless and be safe