Authorities say MoDOT equipment was vandalized in southern Texas County.

A Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy was dispatched Sept. 18 at about 8:20 a.m. to Highway PP and Hamilton Creek Road regarding a report of damage to a Missouri Department of Transportation tractor.

The investigating officer observed broken glass on the tractor’s door and a broken button on its control panel. Metal fragments found in the vehicle were believed to possibly be pellets from a high-powered air rifle.

Authorities took statements from MoDOT employees at the scene, and there are no suspects.

The following are other matters dealt with last week by sheriff’s department officers:

Sept. 17

––An officer was dispatched to a Lilly Road property regarding a report of three horses without food and water. The officer observed that the horses had each.

Sept. 18

––Deputies were dispatched to a Highway 17 residence at Bucyrus at about 8:15 a.m. regarding a reported theft.

The 47-year-old man who had called in the complaint told an investigating officer he had noticed several items missing from a neighbor’s property.

Items reported swiped included the front end of Farmall tractor, an old farm wagon and a ladder, with a total value of $600.

The officer reported finding papers on the ground at the location bearing the name “Dustin,” but the owner of the items told the officer he didn’t wish to pursue charges because the stolen goods were scrap.

Sept. 19

––An officer was dispatched to Highways H and YY after a report was received of a car hitting a deer. The officer was unable to locate the deer.

––A man called at about 9 a.m. to report that his neighbor’s dogs were running loose. An investigating officer made contact with the neighbor who stated he was trying to catch the dogs and that he had told the man who called in the complaint that he should shoot the dogs if they got onto his property.

Sept. 20

––An officer was dispatched at about 6:24 p.m. to a Highway B residence to assist an ambulance crew with a reported drug overdose. A patient was taken to Texas County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

––A man called at about 8 a.m. to report that a vehicle was parked on his Highway B property. An investigating officer determined that the vehicle belonged to the man’s neighbor who was hunting on his own property. The officer advised the neighbor that he should also park on his own property in the future.

Sept. 21

––An officer was dispatched at about 5:50 p.m. to a Burley Road residence regarding a possible break-in. The residents told the officer the back door had blown open.

––A Houston man called just after midnight to report that a woman was drunk and would not stop calling him on the phone. An investigating officer made contact with the woman and advised her to stop.

Sept. 22

––An officer was dispatched at about 1:50 a.m. to the scene of a break-in at a Highway AW residence after Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G requested assistance. When the officer arrived, a trooper indicated everything was fine and he wasn’t needed.

Sept. 23

––An officer was dispatched at about 11 p.m. to a Highway 137 residence at Raymondville after a man called to report a prowler. The officer was unable to locate a suspect.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 17

Tina M. Dow – Six-day commitment

Matthew W. Sutton – probation and parole warrant

Michael J. Barbe – Four-day commitment

Jarrod M. Paseka – Two-day commitment

Karen S. Roberts – Wright County hold

Sept. 18

Miles C. Wolf – non-support

Douglas A. Aldridge – statutory rape

Benjamin T. Hickox Jr. – stealing leased or rented property

Elizabeth R. Meade – failure to appear

Sept. 19

Betty J. Giller – DWI

Sept. 20

Robin D. Labbee – Franklin County hold

Gary R. Riley – possession of controlled substance

Bridgette L. Love – forgery

Sept. 21

Brandon J. Adams – unlawful possession of firearm

Sept. 22

Jeffery E. Davy – DWI

Sept. 23

Dan R. Garcia – DWI

Jonnie D. Clinton – DWI

Ronnie G. Blake – receiving stolen property

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