The following reports were generated last week by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department.
• On Jan 19, a 63-year-old Cabool woman approached a deputy who was stopped in his patrol vehicle next to Highway 181 and stated that her Pea Ridge Road residence had been burglarized on Jan 15.
The woman told the officer her garage and her husband’s vehicle had been broken into and that about $400 cash and two containers of Skoal smokeless tobacco had been swiped. The deputy told the woman an 18-year-old male had recently been arrested for stealing from a location just down the road from her house and that he and the arresting officer would be questioned to find out if he had any cash or Skoal on him at the time he was apprehended.
•A woman called at about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 to report that two juveniles were on a bluff near L & R trailer park in Houston with what appeared to be a gun. An investigating officer was unable to locate them.
•A 67-year-old representative of Walt’s Store in Roby called at about 8 p.m. Jan. 19 to report that someone had pumped $21.04 worth of gas and driven off without paying. The woman stated she didn’t know who was driving the vehicle, but had seen it there on other occasions.
•A man called on Jan. 17 to report finding a syringe on Foster Road. A deputy located it and disposed of it.
•An officer was dispatched at about 5:30 a.m. Jan. 17. after the Missouri State Highway Patrol requested assistance with a car fire at Highways 17 and TT. Authorities were able to determine who owned the vehicle, but were not able to make contact.
•Deputies were dispatched at about 12:10 a.m. Jan. 16 after the Licking Police Department requested assistance in dealing with a fight at the Midtown Bar and Grill.
Deputies were asked to help search the area in an effort to locate eight people who had fled from Licking police officers, but none was found.
•Elizabeth D. Heiney, 19, of 160 Orchard St. in Raymondville, was issued a citation for tampering with a water meter.
An investigating officer made contact with Raymondville utility crew members at Heiney’s residence who stated several people live in the rental home and that water had been cut off and the meter locked due to a past due water bill. The officer observed that the lock had been pried off. About 6,000 gallons of water had reportedly been swiped.
While at the location, the officer arrested Zachariah Settles, 19, for having an active warrant (of unknown nature).
•Tina M. Lewis, 38, of 9015 Arthur Creek Drive, Apt. 8, in Houston, was issued a citation for animal neglect on Jan. 8.
Lewis was cited after an officer investigated a report that a dog and cat had been locked in her apartment unattended for seven to 10 days. The officer made contact with Lewis, picked her up at a gas station and took her to the apartment.
Upon entering, the officer observed no food or water for the animals and that trash, feces and clothing were all over the living room floor.
Texas County Jail admissions
Robert M. Pratt Jr. – harassment
Jeremy Mullins – possession of marijuana
Erica D. Bettes – Department of Corrections hold
Zachariah Settles – warrant
Tim E. Sullins – Wright County hold
Chad A. Kirk – burglary
Christopher L. Robinson – drug charges
Jimmy L. Norris – forgery
Michael E. Boggs – DWI
Christian Ortega – burglary, property damage
James C. Valentine – passing bad check
Mary Jo James – Cole County hold
Dustin R. Frasier – non-support
Travis C. Gauch – theft, stealing
Jessica A. Carey – possession of marijuana (Summersville PD)
Kenneth J. Manion – DWI, possession of controlled substance
Dustin L. Creech – Phelps County hold
Joshua D. Lawrence – Christian County hold