Houston police handled several investigations during the last week.

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

•An officer was dispatched at about 3:40 a.m. Feb. 16 regarding a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident at the Houston Walmart.

The officer made contact with an assistant manager who said a vehicle had hit and damaged all the riding lawn mowers that were parked for sale in front of the store. The manager said the incident had been witnessed by an employee who was inside his car in the parking lot during a meal break.

The employee told the officer he had seen a full-size, dark-colored Chevrolet Blazer cause the damage.

Store surveillance video helped lead to the identification of a 20-year-old Houston man as a suspect. The man was contacted, and during an interview with police admitted to hitting the equipment, and that he had been under the influence of alcohol at the time and had fled the scene because he was scared.

Investigation revealed that nine Murray brand mowers had been damaged, along with a Murray log splitter. The total cost of the damage was $11,631.

A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking felony charges against the man.

•Alex J. Collins, 27, of 329 Ozark St. in Houston, was issued a citation for driving without a valid license after a traffic stop on Holder Drive at about 8:30 p.m. March 4.

•An officer was dispatched at about 4:15 p.m. Feb. 23 regarding a report of a pair of alleged shoplifters at Walmart. Edith A. Wen, 35, and Anthony D. Long, 35, both of 614 N. Second St. in Houston were subsequently cited for stealing under $500.

•Laura A. Monks, 18, of 5241 Hubbard Drive in Houston, was cited for failure to yield right of way after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 63 at about 4:40 p.m. Feb. 27.

•Jennifer M. Parker, 23, of 110 N. Friend Street, No. 5, in Licking, was issued a citation for stealing under $500 after allegedly shoplifting at Walmart.

•Brieanna N. Briggs, 20, of 202 Old Ridge Road, No. 5, at Licking, was cited for driving while suspended after a traffic stop at U.S. 63 and First Street at about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

•Lynden A. Dodson, 54, of 116 N. Grand Ave. in Houston, was issued a citation for driving while revoked after an investigate of a single-vehicle accident on Grand Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 24.

•Josi M. Spauldin, 20, of 301 N. Hamrick St. in Houston, was issued a citation for second-degree trespassing after an incident Feb. 27.

An officer was dispatched around 11:30 p.m. regarding a report of a female suspect who had broken into a car at a Bryan Street residence and then fled on foot. The man who lives there told the responding officer he came home and observed two males standing on the sidewalk in front of his house, and then saw a female leaned over inside his car parked in the driveway of the house. The man stated he asked her what she was doing and she replied, “Sorry, wrong house,” and took off running.

One of the males at the scene was reportedly holding the suspect’s purse. He was advised by authorities to tell her to contact the officer at the police station so she could get the purse back.

Spauldin reportedly came to the station to retrieve her purse just before 1 a.m. Feb. 28 and indicated she had not been in town when the incident occurred. But the homeowner reportedly was shown a photo of her and identified her as the suspect. Further investigation led to her being cited. 

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