The following reports were generated last week by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:
•A deputy was dispatched June 6 at about 12:25 p.m. regarding a report of trash put in a Dumpster at the Roby Senior Center.
The officer spoke to a woman there who stated four bags of trash had been dumped, and that mail in one of them belonged to a Roby woman. The officer made contact with the suspect at her Roby Road residence, and she claimed to have no idea how the trash got there.
She was issued a verbal warning for illegal trash dumping.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 9:15 a.m. June 6 to an Orchard Street residence at Raymondville regarding a report of breaking and entering.
A woman who lives there told the officer she and her husband had been on vacation and when they returned they discovered that someone had broken into their home and taken a bath and left a dirty ring around the tub. The officer stated there were no apparent signs of forced entry into the home and that the dirty ring did not appear to be made from fresh dirt and soap scum, but was hard and dry and had likely been there for a long time.
•A 59-year-old Houston woman called June 6 to report that she believed someone was inside her Highway YY residence.
An investigating officer found a 36-year-old woman from Cleveland, Texas, hiding under a bed. A computer check revealed the woman was wanted on multiple warrants in Texas. She was arrested and taken to the Texas County Jail awaiting extradition to Texas.
The officer stated the woman said she had permission to be there from the man who owns the property. She said she had been with several people who had abandoned her in the woods and she had found her way to the house.
•A 46-year-old Evening Shade man reported May 23 that his neighbor’s dogs had repeatedly come to his home and killed his chickens.
The man told an investigating officer he had already shot and killed three of the dogs, but wanted a law officer to warn his neighbor. The officer was unable to make contact with the neighbor.
The case is still under investigation.
•Officers were dispatched May 31 to a Highway K residence at Summersville regarding a report of a man brandishing a gun.
Upon arrival, the Summersville police chief told an investigating officer that two men were involved in a dispute over a woman and that one man’s dog had run at the other, and he had pointed a 12-gauge shotgun at it.
None of the parties involved wished to pursue charges.
•Deputies were dispatched May 22 to a Highway VV residence at Licking regarding a report of an assault with a handgun.
A 32-year-old man told an investigating officer that he and his 32-year-old male cousin had been drinking with a 29-year-old male friend at the friend’s house and the friend’s 43-year-old girlfriend had shown up and gotten into a heated argument with the cousin. The man stated that the woman shot the cousin and then left the scene.
The woman was later contacted and told an officer that the cousin had run at her and she feared for her life so she and fired a shot into the ground.
The case is still being investigated.
•A man called at about 12:15 p.m. June 4 to report neglected horses that had no food or water at a Highway 32 property at Licking. An investigating deputy made contact with the woman who owns the horses and she stated hay was on the way.
The officer observed that the horses didn’t appear neglected or malnourished. The officer stated that while he was still there, a shipment of hay arrived.
•A 59-year-old Columbia man reported on May 23 that numerous items had been stolen from a property he owns on Mitchell Road at Licking.
The man told an investigating officer swiped goods included several motorcycles, an ATV, a mower and tools, and that numerous items of electronics, some appliances and other household items had been damaged. The combined total of the value of the stolen and damaged goods was $7,900. The man said he suspected some people who had been working for him.
•A 28-year-old Cabool woman reported on June 2 that a Suzuki motorcycle valued at $4,500 had been stolen from her Barnum Drive residence. The woman named a 32-year-old Mountain Grove man as a suspect.
•A 33-year-old Houston man reported on June 1 that a vehicle he owns had been damaged at his residence at a Northview Lane trailer park. The man named a 30-year-old Houston man as a suspect.
Texas County Jail admissions
Naditha S. Walker – drug charges
Ivan A. Gale – drug charges
Juan Pena Jr. – possession of controlled substance
Brittany A. Gray – hold for Cooke County, Texas
Daniel G. Campbell – violation of protection order
Corey A. Tharp – forgery
Randall S. Shafer – leaving scene of automobile accident
Terry D. Longrie – 48-hour commitment
Metrina Barton – passing bad check
Bryan L. Becker – Polk County hold
Joshua F. Mitchell – DWI
Charles E. Batson – non-support
Calvin L. Massey – DWI