Texas County sheriff's deputies investigated several thefts during the last week.

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

•A 67-year-old Elk Creek man on Nov. 5 reported a burglary at his Highway 137 residence.

The man told an investigating officer that processed meat, tools, household goods and other items had been swiped, with a total value of $1,800. The officer observed the house had apparently been ransacked.

The man stated that someone had gone through all the outbuildings on the property. He named three suspects – a 37-year-old Summersville man, a 38-year-old Summersville woman and a 41-year-old Willow Springs man.

•On Nov. 5, a representative of CenturyLink reported that about 4,000 feet of underground telephone cable (valued at $5,800) had been swiped from the firm’s Business 60 property at Mountain Grove.

An investigating officer notified area scrap and salvage yards to be on the lookout. There are no suspects.

•Jerry W. Collins, 29, of 5264 Union Chapel Road at Summersville, was issued a citation for third-degree domestic assault on Nov. 4 after allegedly punching his 45-year-old wife in the face while the two were in a vehicle traveling on an unknown highway toward Houston.

•A Licking man called on Nov. 15 to report a stolen vehicle. The man told an investigating officer he had traded vehicles with a friend, and the vehicle he received in the trade broke down.

He stated he wanted a deputy to repossess his old vehicle. The officer advised him the matter was civil, and he would need to contact a lawyer.

•A 23-year-old Cabool woman reported on Nov. 21 that three rifles, several boxes of ammunition and $295 cash had been stolen from her Finley Drive residence.

•A 39-year-old Licking woman reported on Nov. 14 that her Reed Road residence had been broken into, and that an unknown quantity of clothing and jewelry had been swiped.

•On Nov. 6, a woman called from Colorado Springs to request that a deputy check the well-being of another woman. An officer asked the caller where the woman lived and she said she wasn’t sure, but maybe in Springfield. The officer advised the woman to call the Springfield Police Department.

•A 53-year-old Jefferson City man reported on Nov. 11 that several items had been stolen from a property he owns on Roubidoux Road near Bucyrus.

The man stated that several pieces of heavy equipment (with a total value of $1,250) and a 1972 Chevrolet pickup (valued at $2,500) had been swiped. An investigation has revealed three possible suspects – a 53-year-old Summersville man, a 47-year-old Houston man and a 21-year-old Houston man.

•A representative of Raymondville School on Nov. 11 requested assistance with security at the school’s Veterans Day ceremony. The representative stated that two families had been had recently been in a verbal dispute and he wanted to make sure nothing transpired between them during the ceremony.

•An anonymous caller on Nov. 13 reported animal abuse at a Highway M property at Cabool. An investigating officer observed no animals at the location.

•An inmate at the Texas County Jail was issued a citation for possessing a prohibited item after being caught stealing smokeless tobacco from the jail’s booking counter. Cited for the offense was Christopher S. Willard, 34, of 1122 Highway 17 in Houston. 

Texas County Jail admissions

Nov. 18

Macie D. Hayes – parole

Nov. 19

Nancy C. Knibbs – possession of controlled substance

Nov. 20

Jesse J. Conner – passing bad checks, stealing rental property

James D. Jett – possession of controlled substance

Zachary D. Sims – 24-hour shock

Charles W. Stroud – Six-month sentence

Rickey L. Emery – writ

Jeremy Howard – possession of marijuana

Herbert L. Lewis – non-support

Kent L. Garn Jr. – passing bad checks

Michael E. Hyde – DWI

Chris L. Robinson – distribution, delivery or manufacturing of controlled substance

Nov. 21

Brian K. Beck – Pulaski County hold 

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