Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

November 19, 2013

MWPD tackle a week of Wal Mart thefts


From Tuesday, Nov. 12, to Sunday, Nov. 17, the Mineral Wells Police Department dealt with six incidents of theft at the local Wal Mart on Farm-to-Market Road 1821.

Half of these incidents occurred on the same night: Saturday, Nov. 16.

According to MWPD, the first of the most recent six incidents occurred just after 5 p.m. on Nov. 12. Wal Mart’s manager tried to stop a man attempting to leave with $133.75 worth of unpaid groceries.

In this case, the man fled, leaving his grocery cart behind and speeding off in his Ford pickup. An arrest has not yet been made.

Police said officials are reviewing video from an incident on Thursday afternoon in which a person stole a comforter from Wal Mart valued at around $50. An arrest in this case is pending as well.

Saturday was the police’s busiest day at Wal Mart.

First, was an individual who stole various items including a razor, lotion and a gift bag around 7 p.m. Like the man on Tuesday, when confronted, this person dropped the merchandise and ran.

Although no arrests resulted in the first three incidents, the last three weren’t so lucky.

Police said Zachary R. Johns, 30, stole an electric drill valued at around $100, put it in a sack at checkout and had a fake receipt.

According to MWPD, as he was leaving the store around 7:30 p.m., he was confronted by Wal Mart personnel, and was arrested by MWPD.

Later that night, around 10 p.m., police said Danielle E. Blackwell, 19, and Kristopher G. Ferguson, 26, attempted to steal miscellaneous items – including T-shirts, dog treats, toilet paper, a key chain and four chew toys – valued at around $58 combined. They, too, were confronted as they left and were arrested by MWPD.

Finally, at around 8 a.m., Sunday, police said they arrested Hannah R. Leath, 17, for attempting to steal $159 worth of items she had stuffed into her purse. MWPD said her purse was filled with items such as seven bras, super glue, four pairs of panties, two bandanas, a backpack and various other items.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • arrestees.jpg Man charged with drug possession, escape; police arrest man on burglary, burglary warrant charges

    Police make arrests in separate cases involving a suspicious individual downtown allegedly found in possession of a meth pipe and a quantity of meth, and a man charged with burglary who was wanted in another burglary case.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • 143_20121228_20586-Edit.jpg Taylor Albin: Boss clown

    It is always good to be the boss – including when you are a circus clown.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • marauder Chris Snapp.jpg Zombies take over downtown

    Thursday and Friday parts of downtown Mineral Wells will succumb to an invasion of plague-stricken, blood-thirsty marauders.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos 1 Link

  • 0720 one geese IMG_0387.jpg Wild goose hunt?

    A large flock of Canadian geese that have roosted at Holiday Hills Country Club might have management stuck like a duck.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 TFT stage.JPG Setting the stage

    Texas Frontier Trails is, well, once again on the trail.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • budget cover.jpg Optimism in numbers

    Next year's proposed budget seeds optimism for Mineral Well's growth.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing set for second fire district proposal

    PALO PINTO – Palo Pinto County Commissioners set a date for a hearing to place a petition on the Nov. 4 general election ballot to create a second Emergency Services District.

    July 29, 2014

  • Inquiry made on housing children at CCA

    An inquiry about housing at the former Corrections Corporation of America facility at Wolters Industrial Park some of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed illegally into the United States seems to be nothing more than that, at least for now.

    July 28, 2014 2 Stories

  • Woman killed in one-vehicle wreck

    SALESVILLE – A Mineral Wells woman died Friday after she crashed her car into a brick retaining wall near Hilltop Road.

    July 28, 2014

  • bryan joyner1.jpg Back on the beat

    It is never too late to start a music career – or restart one as the case may be. For Mineral Wells High School Class of 1989 graduate Bryan Adam Joyner, restarting his is the case. He is once again making a strong push to get his music into the mainstream while performing wherever he can.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

Featured Ads

Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.