Texas County deputies are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

•The owner of a lumber and pallet mill on Hartville Road near Licking reported Dec. 26 that a shop building on the company’s property had been burglarized.

A company representative told an investigating officer that numerous tools and other equipment with a total value of $5,196.93 had been swiped. The company owner named two male suspects, and the officer made contact with them at their Elm Street trailer home at Licking.

The officer reported that no evidence was found at the residence. The investigation continues.

•A Houston man called at about 9:15 a.m. Dec. 26 to report that he thought a woman was trying to set him up to go to jail. An officer advised the man to leave the woman’s Morton Road residence.

•A 36-year-old Plato woman reported Dec. 5 that a neighbor had killed her dog.

The woman told an investigating officer that the dog began acting sickly – vomiting, shaking and having difficulty standing – so she took it to a veterinarian who stated its blood contained a high level of antifreeze. The dog was euthanized.

The woman told the officer the neighbor had threatened to kill the dog several times in the past. A report about the case was sent to the county prosecuting attorney.

•Deputies were dispatched at about 3:10 a.m. Dec. 24 to Mineral Road residence at Houston after a 911 call indicated help was needed lifting an obese person into an ambulance. The officers were successful in helping the person get into the vehicle.

•Deputies were dispatched at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 21 to a Clover Hill Road residence regarding a request to check the well-being of two juvenile girls. The officer made contact with the girls, who stated they were mad and needed to go to bed for the night.

•An officer responded at about 6 p.m. Dec. 16 to a location on Jack Tar Road regarding a complaint of a car in the road. An investigating officer stated it was parked on the side of a hill, was locked and bore no signs of foul play.

•A deputy on Dec. 18 investigated a reported burglary at a Highway 38 residence at Houston.

A 45-year-old man who lives there told the officer that a shotgun, a digital camera, a Star Wars calendar and other items with a total value of $370 had been swiped. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 20

Joseph L. Hart – DWI, driving while revoked, speeding, no seat belt

Dec. 23

Benjamin T. Hickox Jr. – driving violation

Ken W. Hamby – 48-hour shock

Daniel R. Cartwright Jr. – Seven-day shock

James W. Alexander – possession of controlled substance

Dec. 26

Dustin J. Newhouse – 48-hour commitment

James A. Drewel – failure to appear (driving while revoked)  

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