Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A 65-year-old Willow Springs man called Dec. 6 to report a red 1999 Dodge pickup was missing from his Chapel Road property. The man told an investigating officer he didn’t want it reported as stolen because a neighbor might have borrowed it.

As of 4 p.m. Dec. 7 the vehicle had not been returned and was listed as stolen.

•A deputy investigated a report of a prowler at a Ridge Road residence at Houston at about 11 p.m. Nov. 27. The officer spoke to a woman who lives there who said she had seen a man walking down the road carrying a flashlight and that she believed he had damaged her car.

The officer inspected the car and saw no damage.

•A 72-year-old Willow Springs man reported on Dec. 9 that his 16-year-old granddaughter had stolen $40 cash and some pain pills from her grandmother’s purse at their Highway 137 residence. The matter was turned over to the county juvenile office.

•A 79-year-old Cabool man reported to 911 on Dec. 9 that some visitors were in his Highway M residence but they were refusing to leave when their time was up. An investigating officer searched the man’s house but found no other people or evidence that anyone else had been there.

•A 51-year-old Cabool woman reported on Dec. 5 that her father’s old house on Highway M at Huggins had been burglarized and numerous tools with a total value of $3,274 had been stolen.

The woman told an investigating officer that the house was used for storing tools owned by her father, and that when she went there for the first time in a long time (she didn’t know how long), she observed that 3-foot tall grass on the driveway had been pushed over by a vehicle and that the back door was open and many items were missing. There are no suspects.

•A 33-year-old Cabool man reported on Dec. 5 that many items (of unreported value) had been swiped from his Dade Lane residence, including a car, four wheels, a gas can, a cordless drill and some forever stamps. There are no suspects.

•A 53-year-old Plato man reported on Dec. 12 that he had stopped his vehicle with a flat tire on U.S. 63 north of Licking at about 10 a.m. and two men in a large red Ford pickup stopped to help him.

The man told an investigating officer the men swiped several items with a total value of $275 while they were there, including a GPS unit, several wrenches and his birth certificate.

The truck reportedly left heading north, and Phelps County authorities were notified.

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 4

Amanda M. Swenson – 15-day commitment

Dec. 6

Joseph A. Kaplan – burglary

Christopher J. Casper – MDOC hold

Joshua P. Vaughn – 48-hour shock

Steven W. Holden – MDOC hold

Derek M. Roberts – MDOC hold

Dec. 7

Kelly M. Graham – possession of drug paraphernalia

Dec. 9

Roger L. Wake – 48-hour commitment

Catherine A. Wilson – forgery

Katrina A. Martin – 24-hour commitment

Dec. 10

Matthew J. Ramsey – 24-hour commitment

Timothy N. Freedle – 72-hour commitment

Dec. 11

Austin E. Sears – possession of controlled substance

Christopher A. Hunt – assault of law officer, tampering

Billy E. Smith – DWI

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