Racing motorcyclists cause havoc, witnesses tell police

STEVE NASH steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com
Brownwood police

A race between two motorcycles in Brownwood Tuesday evening nearly ended in disaster.

Witnesses told police one motorcycles nearly hit a car as the cyclists raced side-by-side in the 1700 block of Brady around 6:30 p.m. The driver pulled her vehicle into a vacant lot to get out of the way, and the motorcycle nearly hit a utility pole, then hit a curb and ran over a bicycle that was leaning cross the curb. The bicycle, which the owner valued at $500, was destroyed, and both cyclists sped away, police said.

Based on witnesses' descriptions, police were able to locate both motorcycles and their riders. One of riders said he'd been riding alone when he turned toward a curb to avoid a car driving in the middle of the street, and struck the curb and bicycle to avoid colliding with the car, police said. The motorcyclist said he didn't stop because he was in shock after hitting the bicycle.

Both cyclists insisted the two had not been riding together. Police did not make an immediate arrest, and the case will be forwarded to the county attorney's office for consideration of charges, Assistant Police Chief James Fuller said.

In other incidents:

• Brownwood police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Brady on a report that a male displayed a deadly weapon.

• A man told police he parked a company truck in the 200 block of Brown, and an item was missing.

• Police took a report on the theft of numerous tools from an unlocked vehicle.

• A man told police his girlfriend's father kicked in the door of his home in the 4200 block of Fourth and threatened to kill him.

• Police took a report at the courthouse that a probationer had admitted to sexually assaulting a female juvenile.

• Police took a report that a 1998 Nissan Maxima was stolen from the 1500 block of Terrace by a known suspect. Police recovered the car a short time later.

• A package was stolen before it could be delivered in the 1500 block of Custer, police were told.

• Officers received permission to look through a storeroom in the 3400 block of Golding and collected three narcotics devices.

• A woman told police her friend had her debit card and had used to to make unauthorized transactions.

Individuals booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday were: 

Pamela Jacobs, 44, Abilene, burglary of a building, bench warrant.

Benita Johnson, 59, Brownwood, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief.  

Jonathan O'Donnell, 30, Stamford, motion to revoke for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

John Reyna, 24, Nacogdoches, driving with invalid license.

Dorothy Sparks, 33, Muskogee, Okla., motion to adjudicate for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.