Numerous investigations were handled during the last week by Texas County Sheriff's Department deputies.

The following reports were generated last week by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department.

•An officer was dispatched at 7:25 p.m. Aug. 4 to a Clinton Drive residence at Mountain Grove regarding a report of dogs running loose and causing property damage.

The officer determined that a woman who had been renting the home had moved to Florida and abandoned five dogs and two cats. Neighbors told the officer that nobody had been seen at the property in about two weeks, and the dogs had not been fed and had been tearing up trash bags at adjacent homes.

The officer obtained the former renter’s phone number and told her she had until the next morning to have someone go to the property and tend to the animals.

•A 36-year-old Licking man reported on Aug. 3 that three windows in his Ford pickup had been smashed while it was parked at his Garrison Road residence. An investigating officer observed an ax near the truck that had small pieces of glass imbedded in its wooden handle. There are no suspects.

•Terry W. White, 29, of 16464 Forrest Drive in Houston, was issued a citation for third-degree domestic assault after allegedly throwing a bowl of cereal at the victim that hit her in the face and also choking her during an argument over bills just after midnight Aug. 3.

A deputy returned to the same home about 24 hours later regarding a report of another domestic disturbance.

•A 24-year-old Licking man reported at about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 that a set of keys were missing from his Whispering Pines Lane residence. The man told an investigating officer that he had seen a small blue car drive by his house and suspected the occupants had stolen the keys.

The officer was unable to locate the car, but investigation of the matter continues.

•An officer was dispatched at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to assist an ambulance crew at a Highway B residence with a man who was allegedly on drugs and causing problems. The officer made contact with the man and observed that he was intoxicated. The man claimed he was not on drugs, but said he had a lot on his mind and had been bitten by a bug.

The man reportedly refused medical assistance and was warned about peace disturbance.

•A deputy was dispatched to the Dogs Bluff area at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 1 after a man reported a prowler. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.

•A 51-year-old Macomb woman reported on Aug. 4 that a home she was refurbishing on Business Highway 60 at Mountain Grove had been broken into and painting supplies stolen. She identified a 23-year-old man as a suspect and said the man had come to the home while she was there and stated he had been living there.

The woman said she told the man not to be there any more, but said that when she left and returned, the supplies were gone. A computer check on the suspect revealed that he had an active probation and parole warrant. Mountain Grove police were advised of the warrant and the new theft case in which the man is a suspect.

•A 67-year-old Houston woman called at about 10:35 a.m. Aug. 3 to report that her 23-year-old granddaughter was causing problems at her Tiffany Drive residence and wouldn’t leave. An investigating officer made contact with the girl and advised her that her grandmother wanted her to leave. She did.

•A 59-year-old Summersville man called at about 9 a.m. Aug. to report that someone had driven into the yard of his Ranch Road residence and caused about $600 in damage. An investigating officer observed tire tracks and took photographs.

The man told the officer that the same thing had happened last November and he suspected the same person was responsible.

•A man called at 4:15 Aug. 2 to report that he had been evicted from a Northview Lane trailer park in Houston and wanted to get his rent money back. The man was advised the matter was civil.

•A 71-year-old Houston man reported on Aug. 2 that a Honda ATV valued at $2,500 had been stolen from his Highway 17 residence.

An investigating officer noted that deputies had on the previous night investigated a report of a suspicious man in the same area, but had been unable to locate him.

•A 21-year-old Licking man reported on Aug. 1 that his Highway 32 residence had been broken into and a 42-inch TV and video game console with a total value of $964.97 had been stolen.

Texas County Jail admissions

July 29

Bobby W. Williams – theft, property damage, trespassing

Justin D. Reed – DWI, no seat belt

July 30

Dalton L. Hall – theft, stealing

Rickey L. Emery – writ

Caleb J. Buckner – 12-hour commitment

July 31

Lara M. Christopher – contempt

Caleb J. Buckner – 12-hour commitment

Aug. 1

Lisa M. Christ – 48-hour commitment

Jason R. Hall – writ

Rebecca S. Skelton – DWI

Aug. 2

Blythe W. Brotherton – probation and parole

Zachari J. Turner – house for Webster County.

Tony A. Askins – house for Webster County.

Eric D. Kramar – house for Webster County.

Stephen D. Landsdown – house for Webster County.

Robert A. Smith – 24-hour commitment

Thomas J. Baney – 48-hour commitment

Aug. 3

Robert L. Lauer – DWI, driving while revoked, careless and imprudent driving

Steven L. Wallace – 48-hour commitment

Aug. 4

Nicholas E. Berriault – Branson PD hold

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