Houston police are investigating a daylight incident where someone smashed a car’s windshield from a vehicle on a business parking lot.
Officers were called after the theft of a purse belonging to Mary Joens of Houston. A car window was smashed Aug. 4 to gain entry on the TCMH Fitness Center parking lot. The purse was hidden, but uncovered by the thief. The investigation is continuing; some checks have surfaced.
In other matters, police:
-Charged Christine L. Strong, 21, of 608 Ozark, with stealing under $500 by shoplifting on Aug. 6. Cosmetics totaling $12 were taken at Houston Walmart Supercenter on Aug. 6, police said.
-Heard from Becky Hayes, who reported a burglary at her residence at 402 Phelps St. on either July 28 or July 29. A mini-refrigerator, television set, CDs and Tony Hawk video game and controller were missing. Hayes reported home to find the front door jamb broken. The loss was estimated at $150.
-Were called to 314 N. Second St., where someone had thrown a rock though the side windows of a pickup and taken an Alpine radio valued at $800. An assortment of tools worth $400 also were missing. The property belonged to Jamey Jameson. The incident was reported July 29.
-Charged Dalton L. Tramsmeier, 17, of 1312 Briarwood, with failing to stop for a posted sign on Aug. 7.
-Arrested Derek N. Evilsizer, 23, of Raymondville, on a Texas County warrant charging him with exceeding the posted speed. He was unable to post $250 bond on Aug. 6.
-Cited Roger G. Hill, 54, of Bucyrus, with DWI and driving while revoked on July 31. His blood-alcohol content was three times the normal level, according to a report.
-Charged Una Zoll, 52, of 513 W. Oak St., with failure to register a motor vehicle on July 31.
-Cited Madge A. Anderson, 35, 140 S. Oak Crest, with driving while revoked on July 31.
-Arrested Larry O. Hornbeck, 21, of 313 Holt St., on a City of Houston warrant charging him with assault. He was unable to post $1,000 bond on Aug. 3.
-Charged Coleman J. Lee, 24, of Raymondville, Bryon E. Terry II, 19, St. Louis, and Randi J. McDowell, 17, of Licking, with trespassing July 28 at the Houston Municipal Swimming Pool. Police said they entered the facility after hours and were swimming.
-Investigated property damage July 24 to a vehicle parked at Houston Dollar Shoppe. Whitney Blaker reported a cracked windshield and a flat tire that had been cut with a knife. The damage was estimated at about $392 for the windshield and $115 for the tire.
-Arrested Anthony A. Witt, 20, of Mountain Grove, on a Wright County warrant charging him with felony stealing. He was taken to the county jail, where he was unable to post bond on July 30.
-Charged Pamela S. Campbell, 52, of 17169 Indian Creek Road, with failing to register a motor vehicle (expired) and failed to exhibit an insurance identification card on Aug. 1.
-Cited Dorothy A. DeWitt, 61, of Houston, with failing to yield the right-of-way, failed to register a motor vehicle – expired; and failed to exhibit an insurance identification card on July 26. She pulled from a parking spot and struck a vehicle driven by Cassandra G. Burns, 41, of Bunker.
-Cited Matthew C. Wilson, 25, of Florence, Miss., with following too closely on Aug. 6. Police said Wilson’s truck struck a car operated by Brandon R. Sigman, 21, of Cabool. The Sigman car then was forced into a Texas County prisoner transport car driven by Lorraine Aye, 50, of 1007 Cedar Ridge. Wilson said his cellular telephone rang and he looked down at it. He said he did not see the cars slowing until it was too late to stop near Highway 17 and Bryan Street.