The following are excerpts of reports generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:
•Deputies were dispatched Jan. 13 to a Pine Flat Drive property in Eunice regarding a report of stolen trees.
A 39-year-old man who owns the property told an investigating officer he had come home and found workers logging trees on his property and asked what was going on. The loggers reportedly said they had been hired by a neighbor man and presented a business card.
The man said he called the neighbor, who apologized and said he had told the loggers not to work where they were and that he would give the man $2,000 for the trees. The man told the officer the trees were worth $5,000 and he didn’t want the low offer because he didn’t want the trees cut in the first place.
The man stated he didn’t want to pursue criminal charges, but wanted the money he felt was owed to him. The officer advised him to get an attorney and go through civil court procedures.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 10:15 p.m. Jan. 18 to a Van Cleve Drive residence at Licking regarding a report of a man with a gun.
Upon arrival, the officer determined the man, 25, didn’t have a gun but had been arguing with his 18-year-old girlfriend. The officer advised the two parties to separate for the night and they agreed.
•Deputies were dispatched at about 10:50 p.m. Jan. 18 regarding a report of a domestic dispute at an Old Salem Road residence at Licking.
An investigating officer reported that a man and woman, both 51, had gotten into an argument over a football game and the dispute had become physical. The man showed signs of apparently being scratched by fingernails on multiple parts of his body, and the woman claimed the man had head-butted her and held her down on the couch – although the officer reported seeing no marks on her body. Both parties stated they didn’t want to pursue charges. They were advised to separate for 12 hours.
•Deputies were dispatched at about 12:30 a.m. Jan 21 regarding a report of a vehicle in the roadway with a man inside at Highway 38 and Sheep Dairy Road at Huggins.
The man turned out to be a 72-year-old Lee’s Summit resident who suffers from Alzheimer’s and was reported missing two days earlier. The man’s vehicle was towed and family members were notified and came to the TCSD office to pick him up.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 5 p.m. Feb. 1 after a Cabool woman reported the front door at her Highway M residence had opened for no reason. The officer was unable to locate a suspect, but determined the door would open from gusts of wind.
•A woman called at about 11 p.m. Jan. 24 to report she had received a text indicating a man had hanged himself in Licking (at an unreported location). An investigating officer made contact with the man, who said he was fine and with his mother and he didn’t need any help.
•A 54-year-old Ava woman called Feb. 1 to report a burglary at a home she owns on Hidden Valley Road at Mountain Grove.
The woman told an investigating officer numerous items with a total value of $4,449 had been swiped and there was a trail of stolen goods going through the woods to a neighbor’s house. The officer located a wheelbarrow and several containers outside the house full of items matching the description of stolen goods.
The officer attempted to make contact with the neighbor – a 43-year-old woman – but she was not available. Investigation of the matter continues.
•A juvenile male came to the TCSD office Jan. 26 to report his father was missing from their Rocky Ridge Road residence at Bucyrus. The boy called later the same day to report he had spoken with his father, and he was fine.
•The driver of a Raymondville school bus reported at about 8:25 a.m. Jan. 29 that two people were involved in a fight on Highway 137 near Highway P. An investigating officer made contact with the people, and they claimed to be looking for a lost dog.
•An officer responded at about 11 a.m. Jan. 29 to a report of a young girl walking along U.S. 63 south of Houston. The officer made contact with the person walking and determined she was a woman in her mid-40s and that all was OK.
Texas County Jail admissions
Donald W. Lavely – theft, stealing
Karen S. Roberts – 48-hour commitment
Steven W. Callender – writ
James W. Dickens – Four-day commitment
Pamela S. Hale – possession of controlled substance
Jeffery W. Watts – unlawful use of firearm
Amanda M. Maglone – writ
Kelly M. Gordon – writ
Tina M. Dow – DWI
Travis C. Gauch – writ
James G. Cooper – writ
Casie L. Koenig – passing bad check
Bradley C. McKee – 48-hour commitment
Bret A. Smith – property damage
Matthew C. McVickers – 24-hour commitment
Penny L. Royal – Missouri Department of corrections hold
Shawn C. Cross – burglary