Theft of property
Deputies were dispatched around noon to the 100 block of Portales Drive in Aledo in reference to a theft. The 49-year-old female complainant said two necklaces have come up missing from her home in the past two months. A known suspect was reported, and a report for theft of property was taken and forwarded to investigators.
Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Tanglewood Drive, Aledo, in reference to an assault. The 49-year-old female complainant said a family member had assaulted her, causing her pain. A report was taken.
Burglary of a building
A deputy was dispatched to the 200 block of John Street, Aledo, in reference to a burglary. The 34-year-old male complainant said $320 of tools had been taken from his garage without permission. A case was generated for burglary of a building. There are no known suspects, officials say.
Driving while intoxicated
A DPS trooper, interviewing Larry Tim Viehman in a local hospital after the 50-year-old Aledo resident’s vehicle allegedly hit a fence, later arrested him for driving while intoxicated, according to an affidavit filed the day of the arrest. Viehman, who underwent treatment for head injuries, according to the affidavit, told the trooper he had not reported the crash, which he said occurred at an unknown location as he was driving home after “a few beers” at a restaurant. Viehmann refused to provide a blood sample, according to the affidavit. He was handcuffed in the hospital parking lot after treatment and transported to the Parker County Jail, the affidavit states. Viehman was booked into the jail at 2:25 a.m. and released shortly before noon, according to the Parker County Jail website. Bond was set at $750.
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ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Is it too early to start a vegetable garden?
Considering our winter temperatures this year, that’s a good question. When it comes to a successful vegetable garden, timing is everything. The goal in Texas is to have most of your vegetable crops mature before the temperatures soar in mid-summer.
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VETERANS’ CORNER: Soldiers, families warned about latest Internet scam
The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.
Count of area homeless youth begins Monday
ACH Child and Family Services, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Crossroads Youth Ministries of Parker County and University of Texas-Arlington are conducting the first ever youth count in Tarrant and Parker counties for unaccompanied youth, ages 13-24, in unstable living arrangements (i.e., shelters, streets, couch surfing).
CASA seeks 100 new advocates to represent children in CPS care
In Spanish, casa means home, but for thousands of abused and neglected children, it’s an acronym that has even more meaning – it’s the hope of finally finding a safe, permanent home where they can thrive.
Spivack to speak at PCRW event
Parker County Republican Women will have Loren Spivack as the March 13 luncheon meeting guest speaker.
State education board candidates in runoff
Tuesday’s voting tallies signified an extremely tight race for State Board of Education District 11 candidates in the Republican primary.
Renfro in runoff for job he didn’t want
Precinct 4 Commissioner Dusty Renfro, who unexpectedly scored 1,213 votes in Tuesday’s Republican Primary while campaigning for an opponent, is still trying to lose his job on the Parker County Commissioners’ Court.
Area council, school board filings
Filings for school board and city council elections in May ended last Friday. Here are the filings for area city council seats open in May:
ALEDO – Patricia Weckel, 60, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, surrounded by family at her home in Aledo.
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