The Houston Police Department handled several investigations in the last week.

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

•Catherine M. Sybert, 62, of 515 Grast St., No. 75, in Cabool, was issued citations for driving while intoxicated (drugs), failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and no insurance after a traffic stop at Highway 17 and Airport Road at about 1:50 p.m. Sept. 1.

An officer made the stop after observing a maroon 1999 Chrysler car that matched the description of a vehicle reportedly driven by a suspect in a shoplifting incident at Walmart. After making contact with the driver, Sybert, the officer observed behavior including bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, and field sobriety tests were conducted. A portable breath test showed no presence of alcohol.

Sybert was taken to Texas County Memorial Hospital, where a blood sample was taken, and then to the Texas County Jail, where a urine sample was taken. Both samples were sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol lab.

Sybert was also cited for stealing under $750 for allegedly swiping several items from Walmart.

•Debra K. Russell, 56, of 416 Oak St. in Willow Springs, was issued a citation for stealing under $750 on Aug. 24 after allegedly stealing a pair of shoes from a booth at Millstone Market on U.S. 63 on Aug. 17.

The booth vendor reportedly came to a store employee on Aug. 22 stating a pair of shoes had been swiped. Store surveillance video reportedly showed Russell changing shoes in the booth and then leaving the store without paying for them.

•Anthony D. Long, 37, of 614 N. Second St. in Houston, was arrested at about 4 p.m. Sept. 2 for having an active Texas County warrant for felony driving while revoked, driving while intoxicated and failure to secure a child in a restraint or booster seat.

An officer who was aware of the warrant made the arrest after observing Long sitting on the porch of a house at Phelps Street and Oak Street. He was taken to the Texas County Jail, where he was unable to post $150,000 bond.

•At about 7:50 p.m. Sept. 3, officers responded to a report from a Children’s Division caseworker that a 13-year-old girl had cut her wrist and fled from Texas County Memorial Hospital.

Officers followed tips and located the girl behind the Lazy L Motel on U.S. 63, and a foot pursuit ensued. An officer reportedly chased the girl in front of the U.S. Cellular store, and then apprehended her at the north entrance to Texas County Memorial Hospital. She was taken to the hospital’s emergency room, where she slipped out of hand restraints, possibly attempting to flee. She was eventually turned over Children’s Division representatives.

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