Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

November 5, 2013

SHERIFF'S REPORTS: A lot of damage for a little copper

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Air compressor stolen

SPRINGTOWN – Parker County deputies were dispatched Saturday to the 100 block of Canyon Valley Lane in Springtown in reference to a theft report. There a man said someone came onto the property and removed an air compressor unit.

Dirt bike taken

Theft of a dirt bike, valued at $8,000, was reported Sunday morning in the 4700 block of South FM Road 730. The bike was reportedly stolen sometime during the overnight hours.

Drug arrest

About 11:35 p.m. Friday, Tonya R. Novak, 46, of Mineral Wells, was reportedly arrested for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces and possession of dangerous drugs following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 near mile marker 405 on the eastbound side of the highway. Novak was reportedly transported and booked into the Parker County Sheriffs Office jail without incident.

Meth arrest

SPRINGTOWN – Deputies said a a traffic stop at the intersection of Icehouse Circle and Icehouse Road in Springtown led to the arrest of Kenneth T. Rittenbury, 20, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, identified as methamphetamine. Rittenbury was reportedly transported to and booked into the Parker County Jail.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor,
     Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.

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