The Houston Police Department recently handled several investigations that led to citations.

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

•An officer responded to the Texas County Food Pantry on East Highway 17 at about 8:20 a.m. Sept. 21 regarding a report of theft.

The officer met with food pantry director Katie Mutzebaugh, who showed the officer surveillance video of two males taking a couch and an ottoman from the facility’s loading dock at about 6:50 p.m. the previous night. Video showed that the suspects were using a red Chevrolet extended cab pickup.

The officer searched for the vehicle and located it at a Sugar Maple Drive residence. Contact was made with occupants of the residence, and after an investigation a 38-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were identified as suspects.

As a result, John S.W. Richards, 38, of 113 Sugar Maple Drive in Houston, was issued a citation for stealing under $500 and a report was sent to the county juvenile office regarding the boy.

The officer noted in a report that the pantry’s dock is equipped with signs saying items cannot be removed from it and that video surveillance cameras are in use.

•Coltin J. Andrews, 17, of 17219 Primrose Drive in Houston, was arrested Sept. 6 for having an active Texas County warrant for unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree trespassing.

An officer who was aware of the warrant made the arrest after observing Andrews while on patrol on U.S. 63 at about 9:20 p.m.

He was taken to the Texas County Jail where he was unable to post $500,000 bond.

•Patrick L. Vaughn, 26, of 426 Fourth St. in Houston, was arrested Sept. 6 for having an active Texas County warrant for driving while intoxicated (persistent offender), endangering the welfare of a child, driving while revoked and multiple other offenses. He was taken to the Texas County Jail where he was unable to post $250,000 bond.

•Andrew L. O’Daniel, 27, of 3691 Morgan Road at Elk Creek, was issued citations for driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving after a traffic stop Sept. 9 on U.S. 63.

•Julie R. Sparks, 37, of 3855 Bado Road at Cabool, was issued citations for driving while suspended and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on U.S. 63 at about 1:15 a.m. Sept. 2.

•Eric B. Fisk, 40, of 13605 Slabtown Road at Licking, was issued a citation for public peace disturbance after an incident at about 3:50 p.m. Sept. 19 at a First Street business.

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