The following are excerpts from reports generated by the Houston Police Department:
•Vikki L. Hebert, 45, of 515 Broadway in Houston, was issued a citation on Feb. 17 for illegal disposal of waste – illegal burning.
An officer on patrol cited Hebert after observing a large fire burning in the back yard of a house on South Oak Crest Drive. The officer stopped to investigate and made contact with a woman who lives there who said she had returned home minutes earlier and found a couch burning in the back yard.
The officer directed a teenage girl at the scene to extinguish the couch fire, and then asked the woman who had set it ablaze. The woman said she believed it was Hebert, who was standing in the rear of the yard.
The officer asked Hebert about the situation, and she said she had been helping the teenager clean up the yard, and they had together rolled the couch onto a fire already burning in a pit. A report was sent to the county juvenile officer regarding the teenage girl’s involvement.
•Daniel W. Johnson, 53, of St. Louis was cited for following too closely after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 63 at about 3 p.m. Feb. 14.
The other driver involved was cited for driving without a valid license and no insurance card: Tina M. Michino, 34, of 10961 Highway 137 at Licking.
•Lucas L. McGaugh, 35, and Misti N. Bullacher, 31, were each arrested Feb. 15 for having active Texas County warrants for abuse or neglect of a child.
An officer who was aware of the warrant on McGaugh made the arrest after observing he and a woman walking across Walnut Street near the Texas County Library just before 3 p.m. The two were taken to the Texas County Jail and held on $200,000 bond apiece.
•Edith A. Wen, 35, of 614 Second St. in Houston was issued citations for driving with a suspended license, failure to register a motor vehicle and no insurance card after a traffic stop on First Street at about 3 p.m. Feb. 14. An officer made the stop after observing a teal Pontiac van traveling with no rear license plate.