The Texas County Sheriff's Department responded to several calls during the last week. 

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

•A 51-year-old Bucyrus man called Feb. 24 to report that he and his 47-year-old girlfriend had been in a verbal altercation at their Highway 38 residence.

The man told an investigating officer he had tried to leave the residence in their vehicle when the woman came outside and threw a stick at the windshield, causing it to break.The officer spoke with both people, and they declined to press charges.

•A deputy on Feb. 12 investigated a report of a stolen beagle puppy at a Kelly Road residence at Raymondville.

The officer spoke with a man and woman there who said a 34-year-old Licking man who was supposed to buy the dog from them had taken it while they were sleeping. The officer made contact with the suspect, and he said he didn’t steal it, but that his now former girlfriend had told him he could have it as a Valentine’s gift.

The deputy advised the man he could return the dog or pay the $100 price for, or the owners would press charges. On Feb. 18, the officer contacted the owners and they said the dog had not been returned and the suspect hadn’t paid for it. A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A deputy responded at about 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 to a report of a domestic disturbance at a Highway 32 residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 56-year-old woman and 52-year-old man there, and the woman said they had been fighting because the man wanted to move a desk from the second level of the home to the first level, and she didn’t want it there. A Licking police officer at the scene told the deputy the man wanted to move the desk downstairs because he wanted the woman to move out. Both people declined to pursue charges.

•Matthew P. Hubble, 37, of 10890 W. Highway 32 at Licking, was issued a citation for violation of a full order of protection on Feb. 6 after allegedly sending a Facebook message to a 21-year-old Licking woman and using another person to attempt to make contact with her.

•A 26-year-old Licking woman reported on Jan. 21 that she has moved out of a Highway C residence because she believed someone was trying to kill her.

The woman told an investigating officer she believed the mother of a 37-year-old Licking man was trying to kill her by putting Miracle Gro in her food. The woman also told the officer the man had assaulted her during an argument. The man told the officer she had punched him in the face, but he didn’t wish to press charges.

Both people were advised of the 12-hour rule. The woman told the officer she would leave, but needed a ride to the Licking city limits. The deputy gave her a ride.

•An anonymous caller reported on Feb. 7 that a 25-year-old man and 61-year-old woman were involved in a domestic disturbance at a Mallard Drive residence at Licking. Both people told an investigating deputy they were fine and had not been arguing.

•A 46-year-old Licking man reported on Feb. 3 that someone had cut a fence again on his U.S. 63 property.

An investigating deputy noted in a report that several similar reports had been received from the same man, and that he believes the fences are being cut by his neighbors in retaliation for him reporting them playing loud music. Investigation continues.

•On Feb. 17, a 42-year-old Cabool woman reported that she knew where a female had been murdered.

The woman told an investigating officer she was a medium and the victim had come to her in a vision and described where she was buried in Douglas County and who had killed her. The woman provided a name to the officer, but a computer search for someone by that name being reported missing came up empty.

The woman told the officer her husband had killed the victim. The deputy spoke to the husband, and he stated he and the woman are actually divorced, but she lets him live with her since he is a truck driver and is gone a lot. He stated the woman has a long history of drugs and mental problems.

The deputy advised the woman that she could contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department to see if they would investigate her allegations. The officer also told her he didn’t believe her story due to the way she said she obtained the information, and that she should consider seeking mental help.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 3:30 a.m. Feb. 17 regarding a report of a burglary at Evening Shade Family Market on Highway AW at Plato.

A man there told the officer he was advised by an alarm company of the back door to the store being ajar. He said when he arrived, he found a large hole in a walk-in freezer. He also said he watched surveillance video of a man wearing a hooded sweat shirt, mask and gloves come in and steal 12 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes valued at $660. The officer also watched the video, and photos were taken of the damage to the freezer.

The approximate cost to replace the freezer is $11,200. No suspects have been identified yet, and investigation continues.

Jail admissions

Feb. 18

Michelle L. McDowell – Three Texas County warrants, one Licking PD warrant

Feb. 19

Angela McCloud – driving without a license

David J. Nix II – Phelps County hold

Russell A. Sisco – probation and parole warrant

Eric B. Fisk – probation violation

Feb. 20

Jared T. Sheppard – assault

Raymond G. Williams Sr. – possession of controlled substance

James Hart – DWI (drugs)

Feb. 21

Anthony P. Dickman – receiving stolen property

Robert D. Bartley – possession of controlled substance

Patrick L. Vaughn – 24-hour shock

Margaret R. Bennett – failure to appear

Robert W. Copenhaver – writ

Louise S. Kruckner – writ

Rebecca S. Fountain – possession of controlled substance

Feb. 22

Keith Thomison – 48-hour commitment

Heather Pennington – non-support

Bradley Robertson – driving while revoked

Scotty Barham – stealing

Dustin Koenig – 48-hour shock

Bridgett M. Prock – 48-hour commitment

Samuel McDaniel Jr. – Dent County warrants

Feb. 23

Frankie D. Cooper – failure to appear

Feb. 24

Brian K. Lancaster – DWI, driving while revoked

Keven M. Garner – property damage

Zachery L. Basham – property damage, trespassing

Feb. 25

Nathan W. Monteith – Wright County hold

Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey recently released a report detailing deputies’ responses in January.

There were 526 total responses.

The breakdown in alphabetical order:

•Abandoned vehicle: 6


•Alarm: 4

•Animal: 26

•Assault: 5

•Assist agency: 44

•Assist motorist: 11

•Burglary: 9

•Civil matter: 16

•Custody dispute: 5

•Death investigation: 4

•Disturbance/fight: 9

•Domestic disturbance: 20

•Drug violation: 1

•Fire department: 4

•Forgery: 1

•Fraud/scam: 4

•Fugitive: 8

•Harassment: 10

•Information: 60

•Jail violation: 3

•Mail tampering: 1

•Mental health: 3

•911 hang up: 4

•Peace disturbance: 4

•Pedestrian check: 3

•Prisoner transport: 21

•Process service: 86

•Property damage: 2

•Prowler: 1

•Public relations: 10

•Pursuit: 2

•Security: 3

•Sex offense: 3

•Shots fired: 2

•Stealing: 32

•Suspicious activity: 10

•Suspicious person: 5

•Suspicious vehicle: 13

•Traffic complaint: 2

•Traffic hazard: 3

•Traffic stop: 24

•Trespass: 9

•Violate protection order: 2

•Well being check: 16

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