Houston police officers recently handled several investigations. 

The following are excerpts from reports generated by the Houston Police Department:

•Kobe D. Sutton, 17, of 115 Charles St. in Houston, was issued a citation for careless and imprudent driving – breaking traction – and failure to maintain control after an allegedly “doing donuts” in the parking lot next to the Houston High School baseball field in a tan 2000 Chevrolet Camaro at about 8:40 p.m. May 1.

•Toni R. Smith, 33, of West Plains, was issued a citation for stealing under $500 after allegedly pumping $20 worth of gas at Corner Express and leaving without paying for it at about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

Surveillance video showed a white Ford Ranger with no license plates and white woman wearing a blue T-shirt driving it. Investigation led to Smith being identified as the suspect, and she was ultimately located while incarcerated at the Howell County Jail in April.

•Robert T.M. Rodgers, 26, of Rolla, was arrested April 6 for having an active Phelps County warrant for second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and failure to identify as a witness. Rodgers was arrested at the Houston police station after he came there to retrieve a motorcycle that had been stolen from him in Rolla, and a routine computer check of his identification revealed the warrant.

He was taken to the Texas County Jail where he posted $2,500 bond and was released.

•Montana L. Stewart, 21, of 226 Chestnut Terrace in Houston, was issued citations for resisting arrest and failure to obey a law enforcement officer after an incident at the Lone Star Plaza at about 11:30 p.m. April 19.

An investigating officer reported that a call was received indicating Stewart was intoxicated and being violent toward friends and was trying to leave the plaza parking lot in his truck. When the officer made contact with Stewart, he was reportedly in the driver’s seat of his pickup, but couldn’t start the vehicle because a friend had disabled it by removing its battery cable.

The officer reported that a strong odor of alcohol was coming from inside the truck, and whenever Stewart was spoken to, he would start hitting the roof of the vehicle with his hand. As investigation continued, Stewart was told he was under arrest and he reportedly became agitated and resisted.

An officer ultimately subdued him by firing a Taser at him, and he was taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour hold period.

•Daniel K.E. Sheppard, 20, of Salem, was issued two citations for stealing under $500 after allegedly shoplifting twice from Walmart on April 24. He reportedly swiped a BB gun during one visit and knives during another.

•An officer was dispatched at about 10:30 a.m. April 26 regarding an attempted suicide at a Mill Street residence in Houston.

After an investigation, the officer determined a 51-year-old woman who lives there had taken 14 to 16 prescription medication pills. She reportedly told a paramedic who responded to the scene that she “wanted to die.” She was taken to the Texas County Memorial Hospital emergency room.

•Charles J. Smith, 21, of 16247 Roberson Drive in Houston, was issued citations for driving while revoked and speeding after a traffic stop on April 7.

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