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

•A deputy was dispatched Aug. 23 to a Hidden Valley Road residence at Mountain Grove regarding a report of a burglary in which numerous guns were stolen.

The officer made contact with a 52-year-old man who lives there who stated eight rifles with an unreported value were swiped. During the investigation, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported recovering a stolen vehicle in Macomb that contained several firearms.

The victim of the theft provided serial numbers identifying them as his.

Investigation of the matter continues, and a 28-year-old Halfway man suspect. The suspect allegedly committed several other crimes in the same area where the guns were stolen.

•A deputy responded at about 4 p.m. Aug 23 to a report of minors drinking alcohol at the Baptist Camp river access on Highway RA. The officer was unable to locate any suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched Aug. 24 to a Millstone Road residence at Houston regarding a fight in progress.

The officer reported that he couldn’t identify a primary aggressor in the incident, but that several people were apparently involved, including four women (two 29-year-olds and two more, ages 32 and 63), two men (ages 54 and 26) and several children.

A report about the incident was sent to the county prosecutor. 

•A 76-year-old Raymondville man reported on Aug. 24 that two locks had been cut on a travel trailer at his McColgin Road residence and several tools had been stolen with a total value of $939. The man named as a suspect a 16-year-old boy who had been doing some work for him.

•A 57-year-old Bucyrus man came to the TCSD office Aug. 25 and reported that a checkbook had been swiped from his Highway ZZ residence and that several checks had been used to make purchases at three different Walmart locations totaling more than $2,300 (four in Houston and one each in Mountain Grove and Rolla).

The man named another man and a woman as suspects.

•A woman came to the TCSD office on Aug. 28 and turned in a lengthy set of statements indicating she had a bad feeling about her father’s new girlfriend and that she believed the woman was only with him for his money. An officer advised the woman her statements would be kept on file.

•A Licking man reported Aug. 31 that a set of wrenches and two gas cans containing 7 ½ gallons of fuel had been swiped from a storage building at his Shipp Drive residence. There are no suspects.

•A Cabool woman came to the TCSD office Sept. 2 and reported that her 16-year-old son was missing. Two deputies met the woman at her Highway PP residence and she stated that a 20-year-old Cabool man could have helped her son run away.

Contact was made with a relative of the suspect who stated he hadn’t been seen in some time, but was likely driving a tan Ford Explorer. Investigation of the case continues.

•An officer was dispatched at about 2 p.m. Sept. 5 regarding a report of stolen horses at a White Road residence at Plato. The officer made contact with a woman who lives there and after walking around the area with her determined that the horses had stepped through two water hoses used as barriers where they are kept and were elsewhere on the property.

•A deputy responded at about 5:20 a.m. Sept 7 to a report of a stolen vehicle at a Highway BB residence at Licking.

A 46-year-old man who lives there told the officer a green 2013 Ford F-150 pickup valued at $20,000 had been swiped. The man said he parked the truck next to his camper at about 8:30 p.m. the previous day, and when he woke up at about 4:30 a.m. he found the door to his camper standing open and the truck gone.

There are no suspects. 

Texas County Jail admissions

Aug. 29

Berry C. Byrd, – bond forfeiture

Brenda D. Ramsey – passing bad check

Justin L. Douglas – 48-hour commitment

Aug. 30

Joshua R. Graham – 24-hour commitment

Melissa C. Bryson – possession of controlled substance

Thomas M. Weber – 48-hour commitment

Trevor A. Light – 48-hour commitment

Sept. 1

Joshua J. Shannon – possession of controlled substance

Sept. 2

Billy J. Minshall – 30-day contempt of court

Mathew C. Homer – 7-day commitment

Tanya A. Harris – possession of controlled substance

Sheldon S. Oliver – probation warrant

Clinton E. LaFrance – careless and imprudent driving

David L. Lange – writ

Ben C. Ogden – writ

Sept. 3

James R. Olson – driving without a valid license

Johnnie L. Barton – passing bad checks

Sept. 4

Gary V. Perkins – Wright Co. hold

Sept. 5

Justin L. Douglas – 48-hour commitment

Lonnie G. Counts – DWI, no insurance

Joshua R. Graham – 24-hour commitment

Sept. 6

Daniel L. Rictor – failure to appear warrant

Johnnie L. Barton – Dent Co. hold

Trevor A. Light – 24-hour commitment

Jennifer L. Drexler – possession of controlled substance    

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