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October 9, 2012

Man arrested after hiding from police in woman’s home

According to Mineral Wells police, officers were dispatched to a home in the 1800 block of S.E. 12th Avenue Sunday in response to a call for service.

A female complainant notified police she thought someone was in her residence.

Upon their arrival, officers found the front door had been barricaded from the inside and they made entry into the home through a window.

After announcing their presence and searching the premises, officers found a male subject hiding behind a bed.

The complainant reportedly knew the intruder, though she told police he was not allowed in the home.

Police arrested Calam Lee Withers Sr., 31, of Mineral Wells, for evading arrest or detention.

Property crimes

• A purse containing about $2,000 worth of jewelry, $60 in cash and a checkbook was reportedly taken from a vehicle parked in the 2900 block of S.W. 9th Avenue.

According to a report filed Friday, the suspect broke out a passenger window to gain entry into the vehicle.

• Between 4 and 5 gallons of gas were siphoned from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of S.W. 5th Street, according to a report filed Friday.

• A complainant reported the burglary of an abandoned residence and the attempted burglary of a shed in the 2400 block of S.E. 9th Avenue. Nothing was reported missing from the residence and, according to the report filed Saturday, someone peeled back a small section of tin from the outside of the shed without gaining entry.

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