County authorities are investigating several thefts in the county. 

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

•A 58-year-old Licking man reported on March 6 that sometime during the night someone had thrown a metal pipe through the back window of his daughter’s car at his Bean Creek Drive residence.

The man told an officer he didn’t know who he had made mad or why anyone would want to damage her car.

•A woman called at about 1:15 p.m. March 11 to report she had just received a picture on her cell phone depicting her 28-year-old son holding a pistol to his head and stating he “couldn’t take it” any more.”

The woman’s other son also received the message, and he told an investigating officer his brother might be at a Highway Y property near Willow Springs. A pair of deputies went to the location, but he wasn’t there.

Authorities were later informed the man with the gun had for days been at a man’s Highway M residence at Cabool and was fine. His mother was notified.

•A deputy on Feb. 28 received a request for assistance from a Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigator with regard to a report of cattle theft at a property on Highway Y near Arroll Road.

A 43-year-old man who owns the property told a trooper that six to eight black angus bottle calves (valued at about $1,000 apiece) had been swiped from his farm. Investigation is ongoing.

•At about 10:30 a.m. March 11, a member of Northside Baptist Church on U.S. 63 North reported that a brown and white pit bull dog was at the church bothering people as they got out of their cars.

An investigating deputy observed that the dog was a puppy and very friendly, but had no collar or identification. The officer went to several homes in the vicinity, but nobody was familiar with the dog.

When the deputy returned to the church’s parking lot, the dog was no longer there.

•A deputy responded March 10 to a 911 report that a 29-year-old woman had overdosed at a Highway 137 residence at Yukon. While the officer was on the way to the location, a report came in that an ambulance crew had already taken the woman to a hospital.

•A deputy responded at about 10 p.m. March 10 to a report of an unresponsive man at the Crow Creek Bar on Highway CC at Licking.

Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a 29-year-old Licking man who had been in a fight with another man, and had been knocked out and had a cut on his mouth.

The victim and other people at the bar said they didn’t know who the other fighter was. The victim said he didn’t want to pursue charges and refused to go with an ambulance crew to seek medical help.

•A 78-year-old Raymondville man reported on March 8 that a shotgun, game camera and generator had been stolen from his Chick Johnston Street residence.

The man told an investigating officer a 32-year-old Houston woman had admitted that she and her brother had swiped the items. Investigation is ongoing.

Texas County Jail admissions

March 5

Cassandra R. Mundy – 10-day shock

March 6

Summerlee M. Barnett – Dent County hold

Krystal Base – drug court violation

Brooke L. Bergen – Dent County hold

Brandy M. Johnson – Dent County hold

Thomas L. Stanton – possession of controlled substance

March 7

Robert Z. Zaritz – assault

March 8

Craig S. Davis – Dent County hold

Lewis A. Gandy – passing bad check

March 9

Charles L. Howell – possession of controlled substance

Shiloh N. Christ – tampering with motor vehicle

March 10

Lori L. Cox – 48-hour commitment

March 11

Gregory W. Riley – non-support

John S. Richards – 48-hour commitment

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