Texas County deputies are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

•At about 12:20 p.m. Dec. 22, three officers responded to a request for assistance by the Wright County Sheriff’s Department regarding an active shooter at a Highway 5 location at Grovespring. Upon arrival, the officers were advised that the suspect had already been taken into custody.

•Joseph L. Treacy, 47, of 9352 Highway E at Houston, was issued a citation Dec. 2 for stealing under $500 after allegedly swiping water from Texas County Public Water District No. 2.

Treacy was cited after a water district representative reported that a water meter had been damaged and water was turned on at a residence without consent of the district. A deputy and the representative went to the location, and the officer observed a water hose connected to an outside hydrant and running to a trailer home on the property.

The district representative said the meter at the residence had been locked about a month earlier due to non-payment. A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•At about 2 p.m. Dec. 21, a woman who works at the Bucyrus post office reported that someone was outside the facility acting strangely.

An investigating officer made contact with the woman and she said a man wearing coveralls and a coat had come into the facility and asked for water. The woman said the man became agitated when he was told the facility didn’t have water for the public.

The officer made contact with a man across the road who said he had asked for water but didn’t become agitated. The man was banned from the post office.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 regarding a report of children playing in the roadway on Highway 137 at Raymondville.

The officer was unable to locate kids playing in the road, but made contact with a woman who said she was driving home and saw kids playing in the roadway and throwing pears around. The officer located a group of kids and advised them to stay out of the roadway and not put anything in the road.

•An 80-year-old Cabool woman reported on Dec. 16 that numerous items of clothing were missing from the closet at her Russell Drive residence.

The woman told an investigating officer that six slacks, five shirts, nine pants, 15 suits, 15 dresses and a house robe were gone. There are no suspects.

•A 61-year-old man who is a corrections officer at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking reported on Dec. 13 that a male inmate who was due to be released had threatened him, saying he would regret having pulled him out of housing unit 7, causing him to lose his job with MoDOT and that he may or may not pay the corrections employee a “midnight visit.”

The matter was reported to Missouri Department of Corrections criminal investigators.

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 19

Vikki L. Hebert – 48-hour commitment

Dec. 20

Jeffery W. Watts – MDOC hold

Dec. 21

Nicole L. Osborne – failure to appear – passing bad checks

Dec. 22

Joshua T. Eisenhauer – assault of law officer, DWI

Billy J. Hayes – property damage

Pamela D. Harris – arson

Dmitri J. Brock – 24-hour court order

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