A wanted Licking man was arrested Sunday, May 19, by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A Licking man was arrested Jan. 6 by Houston police on a charge of passing bad checks.

Robert L. Lauer, 47, of 19177 Highway CC was arrested by the Houston Police Department on a Texas County warrant for passing bad checks. When he was arrested, Lauer was about to be released from being a patient at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

The following are other incidents recently dealt with by Houston police:

Dec. 30

–Two officers on routine patrol just after midnight found a door to a Houston business unlocked and discovered that the cash register in the business had no paper currency in it.

The café owner was contacted and came to the scene and stated that $150 in paper money had been left in the register at closing.

The case is still under investigation.

–An officer responded to a call about property damage at a Walnut Street residence at about 8 p.m.

The woman residing there and her daughter told the investigating officer that a loud noise had been heard at about 7 p.m., like someone beating on the side of the home. The officer observed that seven paint balls had apparently been shot at the home, three of which broke siding upon impact.

The case is still under investigation.

Jan. 3

–Angela K. Gettys, 49, of 806 Hawthorn Ave. in Houston, was issued a citation for following too close after reportedly hitting a vehicle in front of her with her silver 2008 Chevrolet Impala when the two vehicles were stopped at a traffic light.

Jan. 4

–Brent A. Lambert, 32, of 10311 Highway 17 in Success, was arrested for possession of less the 35 grams of marijuana. An officer observed Lambert driving on U.S. 63 and had been advised a few days earlier that Lambert had an active Houston warrant for peace disturbance. The officer made contact with Lambert and told him he was under arrest for the warrant.

A search of Lambert’s 2000 Ford passenger vehicle revealed a bag of marijuana in the center console storage area.


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