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December 4, 2013

MWPD respond to auto thefts and other traffic incidents


The Mineral Wells Police Department had a relatively quiet Thanksgiving week, but did have to deal with a number of vehicle-related crimes, including thefts, accidents and other incidents.

The first of note was a stolen vehicle call later classified as “unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.”

MWPD responded to the 3800 block of U.S. Highway 180 on the afternoon of Nov. 25, where a man claimed an acquaintance took his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo without his knowledge or consent.

Police said the victim told them he had tried to help this acquaintance the previous night only to wake up and find the friend and the jeep both gone around 6 a.m.

Police told the Index they are currently conducting an investigation with some fairly strong lead regarding the precise location of the vehicle.

Hours later, on the morning of Nov. 26 around 2:45 a.m., MWPD conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of SE 16th Street – which falls under the umbrella of the city’s Project 365 initiative. Police stopped a “suspicious person” riding a bicycle in the area with no lighting at the dark, early morning hour.

Police said, after receiving consent to search, the officer found the man was in possession of a pipe for drug use – allegedly marijuana.

Due largely to Project 365’s “no tolerance” policy, police said Corey W. Watson, 20, was arrested possession of drug paraphernalia and riding a bicycle without proper lighting or reflectors.

Another incident occurred that night, Nov. 26, between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the area around the 2000 block of SE 12th Street.

According to MWPD, witnesses observed a man in a white Dodge van driving erratically and jump a curb, damaging all the vehicle’s tires.

Police said the driver continued down SE 12th Street, with his headlights off, and ran over a second curb before stopping.

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