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August 7, 2012

Police Beat

Man arrested for stealing vehicle, two televisions

Mineral Wells police reported the arrest of a suspect Sunday in connection to the reported unauthorized use of a vehicle and a theft at a local retailer.

Reports indicate police were contacted by a representative of a business in the 7100 block of U.S. Highway 180 East, who indicated a company vehicle had possibly been stolen.

Police believed the 2004 black Dodge pickup truck may have been used in the theft of two televisions from a store in the 600 block of Farm-to-Market Road 1821 North.

A Department of Public Safety state trooper reportedly stopped the truck on S.W. 25th Street Sunday, identifying its driver as Joshua Matthew Durand, 34, of Mineral Wells.

After recovering the stolen property, authorities arrested Durand. He currently faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft between $500 and $1,500.

Weekend fight leads to two assault reports

According to Mineral Wells police, an altercation Sunday in the 400 block of S.E. 8th Street led to the report of two aggravated assaults.

Reports indicate one subject hit another individual in the face with a beer bottle, causing a laceration above the complainant’s eye.

Stemming from the same incident, another individual reported seeing one suspect expose a handgun during the altercation.

Property crimes

• More than $2,000 in cash and checks were reportedly taken during the burglary of a building in the 1700 block of S.E. 1st Street. The report filed July 31 indicates there was no forced entry into the building.

• The complainant in an assault and robbery report filed July 31 indicated he was at a residence with several other individuals when three males assaulted him and took his wallet.

• According to a vehicle burglary report filed Friday in the 2000 block of S.E. 10th Street, someone entered an unlocked vehicle at the location and removed a billfold containing identifying information, a debit card and a small amount of cash.

• An unknown subject reportedly turned off the breakers at a church in the 400 block of S.W. 13th Avenue, causing food stored in the building to spoil. The individual also wrote on the walls of the building with permanent marker. Reports for graffiti and criminal mischief were filed Saturday.

• Police received a criminal mischief Sunday in the 500 block of West Hubbard Street indicating someone threw eggs at a vehicle at the location. According to the complainant, the incident resulted in damage to the vehicle’s paint.

• According to a burglary report filed Sunday in the 1400 block of S.E. 13th Street, the complainant returned home to find two video gaming consoles along with accompanying games were missing from the residence. No forced entry was reported.

• A vehicle burglary report filed Monday in the 2500 block of N.E. 3rd Street indicates someone entered an unlocked vehicle at the location and removed various items, including a wallet and jewelry.

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