Brown County, Mills County, Coleman County

Theft of Polaris Ranger

The Mills County Sheriff Office is currently investigating the theft of a Polaris Ranger 750 that was stolen from a residence located in Mullin, Texas. The theft occurred sometime between January 18, 2018 and January 19, 2018. It is described as a 2016 model and is red and black in color. Anyone with information in reference to this investigation (#18-00076) is encouraged to contact Investigator Stephanie Brown at 325-648-2245. Individuals with information may also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting the website

Yeti Cooler Theft

Early in the morning on 10/1/2017, a 35qt white YETI cooler was stolen out of the bed of a pick-up on 6th street in Goldthwaite. The YETI cooler was chained and locked to the bed of the truck. The truck sustained damage as a result of the chain being cut. The cooler had 2 distinctive stickers on the lid.


Please contact Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers 800-222-TIPS(8477)with any information regarding this theft.

Regency Area Burglary

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person in this video in connection with a burglary that occurred in the Regency area of Mills County on the morning of August 9, 2017. This individual appears to be a white female in her 50’s with light colored hair. The female has two small dogs with her which leads us to believe she or the other suspects involved travel with these dogs. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS(8477) or Investigator Stephanie Brown at 325-648-2245.

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Burglary of Habitation

On February 1, 2017, the Mills County Sheriff Office received a report of a Burglary of a Habitation located on FM 574 Mullin, Mills County, TX. It is believed the burglary to have occurred sometime between Sunday January 30 and February 1 when it was reported. Multiple items were stolen including a cross bow, miscellaneous tools, dolly, chain saw and a 10’ ladder. Also stolen from inside the home was large amount of ammunition. If anyone has any information regarding this or any other burglary, please contact Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers at 800-822-8477 or the Mills County Sheriff Office.

Red Peak Ranch Burglary

On January 13, 2017, Mills County Sheriff's Office took a Burglary of a Building report at the Red Peak Ranch located in the town of Mullin, TX in Mills County. The burglary occurred sometime between January 9th and January 13th. The following items have been reported as stolen: 2015 Bad Boy Buggy, 4 seater, black in color; 2007 Polaris Sportsman ATV 4x4, green in color; 2015 Polaris ATV 4x4, blue in color; two Stihl brand chainsaws; Ryobi brand cordless drill, lime green in color; a blue welding helmet and gloves. Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to anonymously contact Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477(tips) or the Mills County Sheriff Office at 325-648-2245


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The purpose of Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, Inc. is to pay rewards to citizens/tipsters for confidential criminal information regarding crimes in Brown, Mills and Coleman counties. Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, Inc is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors, with a law enforcement coordinator that works with the local law enforcement community. Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers welcomes donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Send your tax deductible donation to Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, P. O. Box 83, Brownwood, TX 76804.

What Is Crime Stoppers? Crime Stoppers is a citizen, media and law enforcement co-operative program designed to involve the public in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers provides citizens with a way to anonymously supply law enforcement with information about a crime, potential crime, criminal activity or stolen property of which they have knowledge. Citizens/tipsters who provide anonymous tip information by calling, texting or emailing are eligible for a cash reward up to $1000 when their information leads to an arrest.

How Did Crime Stoppers Begin? In 1976, in Albuquerque, NM, a University of New Mexico student was killed during a gas station robbery. After a six-week investigation, the police had very few leads. An Albuquerque Police Detective thought that if the public was able to see a reenactment of the crime on television, a witness may come forward and provide information that could lead to an arrest. The Detective was right. A caller contacted the police department the next day after seeing the reenactment. The tip information was enough to lead the police to the two men who were responsible for the robbery and murder. Within 72 hours of the reenactment being aired on Albuquerque television stations, the police had solved the crime. This was the beginning of Crime Stoppers. Crime Stopper organizations are now worldwide.

How Did Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers Begin? Brownwood businessman and owner of W.T. Harris Company, Barton Harris had a sincere respect for the Law Enforcement mission. His involvement in local Law Enforcement led to many special honors over the years. In 1984, Barton served on the inaugural board for Brown County Crime Stoppers. After relentless years of dedication, that Crime Stoppers unit was expanded to a multi-county unit to include Mills County and Coleman County and is now known as Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers. Barton perished in an aviation accident in 2010, in Eagle County, CO.

How Does It Work?

An anonymous, out of state Crime Stoppers tip line is manned by trained communications personnel who receive, process, and pass on tip information to law enforcement. Callers, texters and emailers are given a code number which is used in all subsequent contact. Whether you call, text or email tip information, you remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is possible to anyone providing information which leads to an arrest for a crime.  The media is a very important component of Crime Stoppers. An unsolved crime may be publicized in a newspaper or aired on the radio. The media helps bring the program to the attention of the public.

Is Crime Stoppers Effective? In one word, YES!! In an 18 month period covering 2010 and 2011 over 375 anonymous calls were received on the Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers toll free tip line; over 200 anonymous tips were received via anonymous text tips and the toll free tip line; and over $11,000 in cash rewards have been paid to anonymous tipsters. That’s a program that works!!

Who Administers The Program? An active volunteer Board of Directors administers the program. Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers is a state certified, multi-county, non-profit organization that is responsible for raising funds and the disbursement of rewards. The Board of Directors work in close cooperation with a law enforcement coordinator and local law enforcement officers.  


Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is partially funded by tax deductible donations.
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