Texas County deputies are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

A Houston man called at about 11:20 p.m. March 5 to report excessive noise coming from a residence next to his Brushy Creek Road home. An investigating officer contacted the offenders and they were dispersed.

•A deputy investigated a report of sugar being poured into the fuel tank of a Kubota UTV at a Highway E residence at Houston.

A man who lives there told the officer his 28-year-old girlfriend had received the vehicle in a divorce settlement and her 33-year-old former husband had poured the sugar in the tank. Investigation of the case continues.

•A man called March 5 to report that his 34-year-old son’s house on Clay Lane at Plato had burned down the day before while the son was serving a month-long jail sentence.

An investigating officer spoke with the Roby Fire Department chief and was told the fire appeared to have been set intentionally. The chief said fire marshals were to be contacted for further investigation.

•An Elk Creek woman called March 5 to report that a neighbor man’s dogs had been chasing her horses, and that the dogs had also killed the man’s pig. An investigating officer made contact with the man and he confirmed the dogs had killed his pig.

The man was warned about the dogs chasing the horses and he said he would maintain better control of them.

•A woman called at about 11:30 p.m. Feb 22 to report loud engines near her Somerset Lane residence. An investigating officer was unable to locate the vehicles causing the noise.

•A fax was received from Texas County 911 regarding an email sent by a 47-year-old Licking woman requesting deputies be sent to her Cameron Road residence.

The woman told an investigating officer someone was robbing her “routinely,” but she was unable to tell the officer who was doing the robbing or what had been stolen. The officer observed no signs of anyone having been at the woman’s home, and that all gates and buildings were locked.

The woman also stated her mother had been a hoarder for 30 years.

•A Raymondville man called March 5 to report that a neighbor’s dog had tried to bite him at his Kelly Road residence. An investigating deputy went to the neighbor’s residence and observed the dog. The officer stated that the dog made no attempt to bite or growl, and that it appeared to be very old and tired.

•A man called March 3 to report meth lab materials in a ditch next to Church Road. An investigating officer met the man at the location and collected the materials.

•A 39-year-old Edgar Springs man came to the TCSD office Feb. 19 to report that his 2001 Cadillac DeVille had been damaged and that several items of car stereo had been stolen from it while it was parked at a 34-year-old woman’s Mineral Drive residence at Houston. A 32-year-old man who lives near the woman is a suspect in the investigation.

•A Plato man called March 2 to report that someone had cut a fence and burned a field at his Turley Road property. The man told an investigating officer he just wanted an officer to see the damage and didn’t want to pursue the case.

•A 61-year-old Houston man called March 1 to report that the wheels and tires had been swiped from his 1996 Ford Mustang while it was parked at his Cathcart Road residence. The man provided an investigating officer with a photo of the car with its tires and wheels on. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

March 1

Warren K. Warden Jr. – 48-hour shock

Ryan L. Booker – writ (to appear before judge)

Scotty D. Gately – writ

Jennifer M. Moebius – Jasper County hold

Robert A. Smith – Howell County hold

Israel G. Speake – DWI

March 3

Angela D. Wofford – 48-hour commitment

Brandy J. Sciotto – assault of law officer

Gary L. Raynor – 4 ½-day commitment

Tamar L. Ott – 30 days contempt

March 4

Slayton R. McGown – 10-day commitment

George D. Terrill – non-support

Robert J. Bush Jr. – non-support

Grant H. Gabel – DWI, possession of controlled substance, speeding

Jenny L. Walker – forgery

Vikki L. Hebert – writ

March 5

Jeanne M. Bourbon – possession of controlled substance

Brenda D. Ramsey – 48-hour commitment

March 6

Sonya R. Byrd – 24-hour commitment

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