The Houston Police Department handled several recent investigations.

The following are excerpts from just some of the reports recently generated by the Houston Police Department:

•Dale V. Cooper, 25, of 8753 U.S. 63 in Houston, was issued a citation for fourth-degree assault after a Feb. 18  incident at Walmart involving a 33-year-old woman.

An investigation officer responded to a report of a fight at the store at about 2:40 p.m. and determined Cooper had allegedly grabbed the woman’s hair while she was sitting inside a vehicle in the parking lot and spitting on her. The woman told the officer Cooper had remained angry inside the store, yelling at her and spitting on her as she tried to walk away from him. He was taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour hold period.

•Jackson C. Morgan, 42, of 902 W. Highway 17 in Houston, was cited for private peace disturbance after an incident at a Hamrick Terrace residence on Feb. 22.

•An officer was dispatched at about 4:10 p.m. Feb. 1 regarding a report of a theft at the Texas County Health Department on U.S. 63.

A woman who works there told the officer an LG 410 GPad tablet had been swiped from the shot/lab room. There is a suspect. Investigation continues.

•William D. Cornman, 46, of 104 Cedar St. in Houston, was arrested Feb. 14 for having an active Texas County warrant for felony charges for delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.

An officer made the arrest at the Outreach Consulting and Counseling Services office on U.S. 63 after begin advised Cornman was there. He was taken to the Texas County Jail and incarcerated on the capias warrant having no bond.

•A 36-year-old Houston woman reported on Jan. 25 that a break-in and theft had occurred at her North Oak Crest Drive residence.

The woman told an investigating officer that a fire had taken place at her house on Jan. 16, and that someone had entered and gone through her belongings. She said numerous drawers had been opened and dumped out, and that missing items included a power saw, some video games and a Ruger .22-caliber pistol.

The woman named a suspect and requested increased patrol in the area. A man was contacted and denied any involvement.

•James T. Hart, 58, of 303 Kelly Road at Raymondville, was issued citations for driving while intoxicated – habitual (drugs), failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and no insurance after a traffic stop at U.S. 63 and Oak Crest Drive at about 7:35 p.m. Feb. 20.

An officer made the stop after observing a silver Isuzu sedan moving erratically on U.S. 63. After making contact with the driver, Hart, the officer noticed he had bloodshot eyes and exhibited other signs of intoxication, and field sobriety tests were conducted.

Two syringes were found in the vehicle, and a substance in both field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Hart was taken to the Texas County Jail, where his blood was drawn for testing and a sample of his breath was taken.

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