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Sheriff’s Dept. investigating multiple thefts

December 13, 2010 by Randy Keck

AC units, copper wiring targeted

Special to The Community News

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating multiple theft reports occurring over the last month.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said 24 incidents were reported involving thefts of air conditioning units and copper wire in the last 30 days.

“Copper prices have increased, therefore, increasing copper theft reports,” Fowler said.

Property owners and real estate agents reported the thefts have occurred mostly in abandoned or vacant residences, construction sites and rental/sale properties scattered throughout Parker County. Sheriff’s investigators said more than 20 cases of AC units and copper wiring thefts have been reported on the last several weeks.

Parker County Blood Drive December 27, 2010

December 10, 2010 by Brittany Blank

The American Red Cross of Parker County is holding a Blood Drive on December 27, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Weatherford Library Auditorium. For an appointment or more information sign up online at www.RedCrossBlood.org; sponsor code: parkercountyarc or contact Dale Fleeger at 817-598-4269

Parker County Sheriff's Crime Report December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010 by Brittany Blank

The following offenses were observed or reported to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.

Harassment
• 129 Hogle Street, the complainant reported a known suspect had been placing harassing text messages and offensive comments on a social network Website.
• 129 Hogle Street, the complainant reported a known suspect had been placing harassing messages and calls to her cell phone.

Burglary of a vehicle
• 100 block of Alta Mesa Drive, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and a prescription bottle. The complainant reported unknown suspect(s) also entered a storage shed near the residence, although no items were reported missing.

Theft of livestock

Precinct Barn burns

December 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Dominic Genetti/The Community News The Parker County Precinct 4 barn has caught fire and is, according to firefighters on the scene, a total loss.

There is no word how the fire got started. Parker County Fire Marshal representatives are on the scene.

Willow Park's engine 35 was the first on scene and they were quickly joined by departments from Aledo, Hudson Oaks, and the surrounding area. There is also no official word from Parker County officials on the situation.

Life Sentences Upheld for Bank Robbery Kidnapping

December 8, 2010 by Brittany Blank

In a ruling handed down last week, an appeals court rejected an appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted by a Parker County jury in November, 2009 for kidnapping a bank teller and her husband and holding them overnight as a part of a plan to rob a Springtown bank.

After being convicted of two aggravated kidnapping charges and one conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery charge in connection with the January, 2007 plan to use the teller to get into and rob the Wells Fargo bank in Springtown, Gary Nolen Huddleston, 59, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to two life sentences and one 99 year sentence.

EPA Issues an Imminent and Substantial Endangerment Order to Protect Drinking Water in Southern Parker County

December 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Agency orders Range Natural Gas Company to stop the contamination of Methane and Other Contaminants into drinking water near multiple residences

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a natural gas company to take immediate action to protect homeowners in southern Parker County. The full text of the EPA's release is reproduced below:

Crime of the Week

December 6, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a burglary of habitation call occurring Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported during daylight hours in the 300 block of Brown Creek Road in Weatherford.

The occupant of the residence on Mineral Wells Highway arrived home and told deputies the suspect(s) “ransacked” the home and stole numerous personal items including two televisions, a Wii, an XBOX, a Play Station, three laptop computers, a desktop computer, a wedding band set, a college ring, miscellaneous jewelry and jewelry boxes, a digital camera along with women’s clothing and shoes.

The occupant also reported the suspect(s) burglarized her storage building, taking bills and receipts.

Sheriff's Activity Report December 6, 2010

December 6, 2010 by Brittany Blank

The following offenses were observed or reported to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office Friday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 52010.

Burglary of a habitation
200 block of Atwood Road, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole a TV and left the home in disarray.
1100 block of New Highland Road, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole copper wiring and damaged sheetrock and an electrical box.
1400 block of Finney Drive, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole a refrigerator.

Burglary of a building
1800 block of Reese Lane, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the building and stole a TV and damaged a padlock.

Burglary of a vehicle

Leads sought in local burglary

November 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a convenience store burglary which occurred early Thursday morning.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the call just before 1 a.m. in the 13100 block of White Settlement Road in Parker County. The suspects forcefully entered the store by shattering a front window, display cases, stole several thousand dollars worth of cigarettes and other tobacco products and damaging the building.

Parker County Crime Report for Monday, Nov. 15

November 17, 2010 by Randy Keck

The following offenses were observed or reported to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
200 block of Jay Bird Cut-Off, the complainant reported a known suspect took her vehicle without permission.

Burglary of a habitation
600 block of Turpin Lake Road, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence, stole personal items and caused damages.
1400 block of Finney Drive, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole an indoor and outdoor air conditioning system unit, causing damages.

Theft of property
18600 block of Highway 377, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) stole fuel from a vehicle’s gas tank and a fuel cell.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, November 20

  • Aledo Ladycats 9 & JV at Weatherford Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brock Showcase

Friday, November 21

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, A 6:00 p.m., JV 6:00 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 24

  • Aledo Bearcats at Saginaw, B 3:00 p.m., A 6:00 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Timbercreek at Aledo High School, B 1:30 p.m., A 12:00 p.m., JV 1:30 p.m., and Varsity 3:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville at Aledo High School, Freshmen 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

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