The following reports were generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:
•A 53-year-old Licking woman reported Oct. 5 that numerous items with a total value of $712 had been stolen from inside three vehicles parked at her Boone Creek Road property.
The woman and her 39-year-old boyfriend told an investigating deputy that two men had come to their house asking questions about purchasing a car in the back yard. After an investigation, one of the men – a 40-year-old Licking resident – was identified as a suspect in the alleged theft.
•A deputy responded at about 2 a.m. Oct. 26 to a request by a Houston police officer for assistance with follow-up on an assault that had reportedly occurred earlier at the Piney Inn apartments on Grand Avenue in Houston. The suspect was not there when the officers arrived.
•A deputy investigated a report of a stolen utility trailer Oct. 25 from a location on Hawkeye Road east of Houston.
A 57-year-old Summersville woman told the officer a tire had blown out on the trailer (valued at $812.71), so she had to leave it at the side of the road and go to town to get a replacement. She said the trailer was gone when she returned.
•A Summersville woman called Oct. 25 to report an odor that resembled meth cooking in a field near her Highway 17 residence. When two investigating officers arrived at the woman’s property, she apparently wasn’t home and all the gates were locked.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 6 p.m. Oct. 25 after a man reported hearing gunfire behind the Bel Noir Motel in Cabool. The officer made contact with a group of people at the location who stated they were sighting in their deer rifles.
•A 42-year-old Houston woman came to the TCSD office Oct. 25 to report that several items had been stolen from her Camp Road residence.
The woman stated she had a contractor doing some work on her home, and she had left for work. She said when she returned, a watch valued at $480, $300 in coins and three bottles of liquor were gone.
•A 19-year-old Cabool man reported at about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 21 that a 39-year-old Seymour woman had come to his Catfish Lane residence and wouldn’t leave.
The man stated the woman was yelling and kicking the side of his home and he wanted her to leave and pay for the damage she had caused. He said she had broken a window, but an investigating officer was unable to locate it at the residence.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 regarding a report of trespassers at a Highway 17 residence east of Houston.
An 82-year-old man who lives there stated he had heard a noise in the yard and found a car parked in the driveway and two men who didn’t have permission to be on his property holding buckets and picking up walnuts. After an investigation, the driver of the car – David R. Stone, 45, of West Plains – was issued a citation for second-degree trespassing. The other man – Larry L. Drake Jr., 33, also of West Plains – was arrested for having an active warrant.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 1 a.m. Oct. 16 after a Licking woman reported someone was kicking the door at her Highway 32 residence. The officer was unable to locate anyone else in or around the woman’s home.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 1:20 a.m. Oct. 16 regarding a report of loud music at a Northview Lane trailer park in Houston. The officer made contact with the people playing the music and advised them to turn down the volume.
•The owner of a Houston radio station reported a prowler at about 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the station’s studio on Highway B east of Houston. An investigating officer was unable to locate anyone else at the location.
•A Willow Springs man reported Oct. 11 that a battery charger had been stolen and a vehicle tampered with at his Timberline Road residence. An investigating officer observed the charger in plain view in the back seat of the vehicle. It was connected to the vehicle’s battery and the determination was made that the man had left its headlights on.
•A Raymondville woman reported that someone had run out of her Craig Lane residence at about 8 p.m. Oct. 21. An investigating officer observed that the door to the home was locked and that cobwebs covered the stairs leading to it. The officer searched the home and the surrounding area, but was unable to locate a suspect and determined nothing had been stolen.
Texas County Jail admissions
Larry L. Drake Jr. – Howell Co. hold
Justin P. Giller – failure to appear, driving while revoked
Jamie E. Lane – 48-hour commitment
Albert L. Terrill – non-support
Mark D. Griffith – 48-hour commitment
Norman R. Jackson – probation and parole warrant
Jeffery W. Watts – unlawful possession of firearms
Justin P. Giller – theft, stealing
Robert D. Bartley – Department of Corrections hold
Terry E. Walker – Department of Corrections hold
Meranda K. Jarrett – careless and imprudent driving
Barbara A. Colgan – commitment
Matthew C. McVicker – 48-hour commitment
Stanley E. Cornman – 48-hour commitment
Robert D. Lane – Jefferson County hold
Dennis L. Stamper Jr. – non-support
Dennis M. Deromedi – DWI
Christina M. White – 48-hour commitment
Sherry M. Edwards – 3-day commitment