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

•A 71-year-old Licking woman reported at about 5 p.m. Jan. 6 that her Boston terrier was missing and she believed someone had stolen it.

The woman told an investigation officer that she had let her two dogs go outside and when she went to let them back in a short time later, only one was there. She said she had been looking for the missing dog for about an hour and had checked with all the neighbors.

The officer told the woman to keep looking for a while because if the dog hadn’t been picked up by someone, it would probably show back up. The woman called at about 8:20 p.m. to report the dog had returned.

•A deputy was dispatched Jan. 6 regarding a report of theft of a controlled substance prescription at an Elm Drive residence at Plato.

A 68-year-old man who lives there told the officer he was having part of his home remodeled by a contractor from Richland, who had a male employee with him. The man said the contractor had called and said he found an empty pill bottle in his trash with the man’s name on it.

After an investigation, the deputy determined the employee had swiped the bottle (containing about 15 to 20 Percocet pills). A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor.

Deputies from the Texas County Sheriff’s Department were called to several investigations in the last week.

•A 72-year-old Bucyrus woman came to the TCSD office on Jan. 4 to report that a bank bag of hers had been stolen.

The woman told an officer that she had been at Wehr Ford in Mountain Grove having a vehicle serviced and left it in the chair when she went to pay her bill. She said that when she returned to her seat, the bag was gone.

The woman stated there was no cash in the bag, but there were five checks. An investigating officer contacted Wehr Ford and was told there are security cameras on the outside of the building, but not the inside. There are no suspects.

•A 58-year-old Licking man reported on Dec. 28 that a laptop computer valued at $3,000 had been stolen from his Highway N residence. The device is reportedly owned by the state of Missouri and is used for work. There are no suspects.

•A probation and parole officer called Dec. 26 to request assistance with arresting a 48-year-old Solo man.

The officer stated that the man had left a voicemail message indicating he was armed and threatening to kill people. The man stated in the message that he was at a Hawkeye Road residence and if someone didn’t come arrest him he was going to start hurting people.

Several deputies went to the residence and took the man into custody without incident. After being apprehended, the man reportedly told officers he wasn’t armed and was being kicked out of the place where he had been living. He stated he needed a place to live and “jail seemed like the best place.”

Officers didn’t locate a weapon.

•A 20-year-old Licking woman reported on Jan. 4 that a laptop computer had been stolen from her Boiling Springs Road residence.

The woman told an investigating officer that two of her friends – a man and woman, both 22 years old – had been at her home about two weeks earlier. She stated that she went into the bathroom and when she came out the two people were gone and the device was missing.

An officer asked the woman why she waited two weeks to report the incident, and she said she thought if she threatened the two suspects, they would return the computer. Investigation continues.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 2:10 p.m. Dec. 23 regarding a report of an assault in progress at a Pike Lane residence at Hartshorn.

Upon arrival, the officer observed a man sitting on the front steps with bloody areas on his face, nose, forehead and his right eye swollen shut. The man, 39, told the officer a white pickup had gone very slowly past his house and then come back and stopped. He said when he went outside to see who it was and what they wanted, he recognized the driver as a 39-year-old Summersville man who said he was looking for a stolen sewing machine and stove.

The resident reportedly told the man in the truck he didn’t have either item, but the man in the truck got out and picked up a hubcap and began hitting the other man with it. The suspect then reportedly picked up an old table with metal legs and hit the victim with it, knocking him to the ground. The man told the officer the suspect hit him several times while he was on the ground.

The officer determined the suspect might be living in Mountain View with his girlfriend. A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A 68-year-old Licking man reported on Dec. 28 that his neighbor was burning a large number to tires near his Highway VV residence. An investigating officer found a small fire in the front yard, but there were no tires and no sign of anything illegally burning.

Jail admissions

Jan. 1

Angela L. Gossett – burglary, property damage

Nathan W. Monteith – failure to appear

Joshua I. Ball – DWI (drugs)

Jan. 2

Shyla E. Decker – Wright County hold

Mathew J. Raimer – non-support

Colie Darlane – passing bad checks

Lori A. Genzer – driving while revoked

Floyd Drumright – stealing firearm

Jan. 3

Stanley W. Smith – assault, fleeing

Anthony Goff – statuary rape

Jan. 4

Bradley M. Culley – possession of controlled substance

Wayne M. Metroz – writ

Tyler J. Brock – 2-day commitment

Jessica L. Wake – receiving stolen property

Jennifer D. Hendrix – forgery

Jan. 5

Douglas L. Clayton – DWI

Facunda Hernandez – DWI, no license

Jan. 6

Jennifer M. Parker – tampering with motor vehicle, stealing

David L. Gragg – DWI, resisting arrest, driving while revoked

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