County deputies responded to calls for assistance during the last week. 

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

•A deputy responded at about 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 to a report of a dog not being cared for at a house at Highway 32 and Highway N at Licking.

The officer reported observing a large brown dog that did not appear to be malnourished and had water to drink. The officer also saw three black puppies running loose that appeared healthy. The report was deemed unfounded.

•A deputy was dispatched to the Texas County Memorial Hospital emergency room on Dec. 31 regarding a report of a dog bite.

The officer made contact with a woman there who said her 2-year-old daughter had been bitten by an in-law’s boxer puppy at their Raymondville home. The toddler reportedly received several stitches, but was expected to be fine. The woman declined pressing charges.

•A 58-year-old Bucyrus man reported on Jan. 13 that family members who live out of state had threatened to harm other family members at a memorial service in Texas County. Nothing came of the report.

•A 63-year-old Cabool woman reported on Jan. 14 that neighbors’ dogs had killed her small dog. An investigating officer went to the woman’s Gravelpoint Road residence and she said she didn’t want to pursue charges, but just wanted the incident on record.

The officer spoke with the neighbors and advised them to maintain control of their animals.

•A 63-year-old Cabool man reported on Jan. 14 that his stepdaughter would not leave his Bado Road residence. Before an investigating officer arrived at the scene, a report was received she was leaving and law enforcement wasn’t needed.

•At about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8, a request was received from the Maryland Heights Police Department for assistance in locating the owner of a vehicle that had been sitting in the same spot for several days.

A computer check revealed that the vehicle was owned by a man and woman who live at a U.S. 63 residence at Cabool. An investigating officer determined the vehicle had been sold to a relative in Maryland Heights.

•On Jan. 17, a worker with Ozark Independent Care requested a well-being check on a man at a Highway 17 residence at Bucyrus that reportedly didn’t have heat or running water. An investigating officer found nobody there.

•A 28-year-old man reported on Jan. 18 that his 55-year-old mother’s Business U.S. 60 residence at Cabool had been broken into and several guns and a big-screen TV with a total value of $9,700 had been swiped. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Jan. 16

Orion D. Wikert – ship to MDOC

Terris D. Carlson – ship to MDOC

Parish L. Gale – 10-day commitment

Shane L. Briggs – burglary

Jan. 17

Norma V. Roban – stealing

Terry Marr – non-support

Jan. 18

Ronald L. McCallister – receiving stolen property

James Huffman – 3-day commitment

Jan. 19

Jonathan D. Southworth – statutory sodomy

Steven R. Parker – failure to appear (stealing)

Jonnie R. Clinton – 48-hour commitment

Jan. 21

David M. Coats – drug charges

Amanda S. Turner – failure to appear (stealing)

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