Authorities from the Texas County Sheriff's Department investigated several cases during the last week. 

The following are excerpts of reports generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:

•A deputy was dispatched at 2 a.m. April 2 after a Mountain Grove man reported a vehicle blocking the driveway of his Weatherman Drive residence. Upon arrival, the officer observed that the vehicle had been moved.

•A deputy was dispatched March 23 regarding a report of theft at a Finley Road residence at Cabool.

A 24-year-old woman who lives there told the officer a 25-year-old man had stayed there over the weekend and when he left she discovered that four cans of chewing tobacco, two bottles of Prozac and numerous items of jewelry valued at $4,470 had been stolen. The man who stayed the weekend and another man who is the boyfriend of another women who lives at the location are being questioned in the matter.

•A representative of the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department requested help April 4 in finding a vehicle that had been stolen from a car lot in Lebanon and the man suspected of swiping it.

A deputy went to a residence on Turley Road at Plato where the man was said to reside, but the officer was informed the man no longer lived there. The deputy then went to the man’s grandparents’ home and obtained information about where to find him in Lebanon, which was forwarded to Laclede County authorities.

The officer was later notified that the man was in custody, and the vehicle had been recovered.

•A 20-year-old man who is an employee of the Texas County Jail reported March 28 that a .22-caliber pistol had been stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at his Highway 137 residence at Yukon. After an investigation, a probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking a felony charge of stealing a firearm from a motor vehicle against a 20-year-old Houston man.

•A 50-year-old Licking man came to the TCSD office April 3 to report that former tenants of a rental property he owns on Shaffer Road at Licking had moved out and stolen copper piping.

The man took an investigating officer inside the residence, and the officer determined someone was actually still living there. The man was advised to take steps to evict the tenant before he and an officer could enter the home again and continue an investigation.

•A 78-year-old Willow Springs man called April 3 to report a flatbed two-axle trailer valued at $90,000 had been stolen from a Highway 137 property. Investigation revealed that a similar incident had also been reported in Howell County, and authorities are looking into the possibility of the two thefts being related.

Texas County Jail admissions

April 1

Keith W. Geringer – DWI, driving while revoked

Bradley C. McKee – assault, resisting arrest, weapons charge

Carl H. Amburn Jr. – drug charge

April 2

Robert S. Rees – writ

Ronald J. Watkins – writ

Bryan J. Gilpatrick – writ

Cory W. Barton – writ

Johnny L. Dixon – writ

Christopher R. Giller – writ

Michelle D. Mahler – assault of law enforcement officer, resisting arrest

Alvey G. Gale – burglary, unlawful firearms charge, driving while suspended

David A. Bressie – Five-day commitment

April 3

Brett A. Smith – 48-hour hold

April 6

Robert L. Mabe – parole warrant 

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