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January 4, 2013

Police say man barricades self after assaulting mother

Mineral Wells police officers responded to a stabbing call Sunday in the 300 block of N.W. 4th Street.

Upon arrival at the apartment, officers learned that Michael McDonald, 20, of Mineral Wells, was barricaded in a bedroom and had sustained multiple self-inflicted knife wounds, police said.

Reports show officers determined McDonald had assaulted his mother earlier that day at the same location. According to police, officers used force to enter the bedroom and take McDonald into custody.

He was taken to Palo Pinto General Hospital to receive treatment for injuries to his arms and was released into police custody, authorities added.

Police said McDonald faces a third-degree felony charge of assault/family violence by impeding breath or circulation.

According to county records, McDonald remained at Palo Pinto County Jail as of Wednesday with bond set at $30,000.

MWPD reports recent property crimes

According to Mineral Wells police, several burglaries and thefts were reported over the holiday season.

• Police said officers responded to a vehicle burglary Dec. 23 in the 2300 block of Spring Hill Court. The complainant reported one window of a vehicle at the location was broken and a global positioning system valued at $380 was taken, police explained. According to reports, a house window was also broken, resulting in an estimated $2,000 in total damage.

• According to police, a complainant in the 1100 block of N.W. 1st Avenue reported a leaf blower valued at $60 was taken from the home's carport Dec. 24.

• Police said officers received a theft report Dec. 24 in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue. According to reports, five aluminum plates valued at between $3,000 and $5,000 each were taken from the location.

• According to police, a complainant in the 3000 block of Airport Road reported a residential burglary Dec. 27. Police said the complainant reported waking up to discover $60 in cash and a video gaming console were missing and later determined a bicycle was missing from outside the residence. The missing property is valued at a combined $200, police explained.

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