Weatherford Democrat

Local News

July 19, 2013

POLICE BLOTTER: Pair found asleep inside running, in-gear vehicle arrested

Following are some of the offenses, investigations and calls for service reported by the Weatherford Police Department for the period 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday:

Asleep at the wheel

A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday morning after they were reportedly sleeping inside a car that was in gear with the engine running on a roadway.

Officers said they found the four-door Ford Focus about 7:40 a.m. stopped in the 1100 block of Palo Pinto Street. Police the male driver and a female occupant were “unresponsive.”

Jordan Heath Ashcraft, 25, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction for that charge, while Hailey Marie Aparicio, 22, was arrested for public intoxication.

Vehicle theft

A man reported his 1995 black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was stolen sometime between 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday from a parking lot in the 2200 block of Clear Lake Road. The truck was valued at $1,500.

Sign damaged

A man said someone damaged a road sign in his yard in the 2100 block of Trace Ridge Drive sometime between June 19 and July 3. The sign is 8x12 feet in size, double faced, mounted on two 4x4 metal posts. The man estimated the cost to replace the sign at approximately $3,500.

False report

An 18-year-old male called police about 10 p.m. Wednesday to report his 2004 Oldsmobile had been stolen from a store parking lot in the 1800 block of South Main Street.

However it was determined the vehicle was not stolen, but rather the teen had allowed friends to borrow the vehicle, which had been involved in a pursuit with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. PCSO said the passengers in the vehicle fled on foot after the vehicle crashed. The three suspects that fled were later arrested by PCSO.

The teen allegedly admitted to police he filed a false police report to cover for his friends who were involved in the pursuit. A false report to a police officer complaint was made.

Text Only
Local News
  • Springtown man gets 37-year sentence

    A Parker County jury Thursday convicted a Springtown man of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, giving him a 37-year prison sentence. 

    April 23, 2014

  • District XI Retired Teachers President Jo Ann Smith with Louretta Evans.JPG Parker County Retired Teachers conduct auction

    Professional auctioneer Randall McDaniel conducted his fourth annual PCRTA auction of items donated by members on April 1. Several paddle wars transpired for popular items. Additionally, members participated in a silent auction, a first for the group. A total of $1,400 from the auction was contributed to the PCRTA’s operating fund. McDaniel is a 1986 graduate of Weatherford High School. The auction was sponsored by the Community Service Committee, chaired by Barbara Rothrock.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Grand jury indictments for April returned

    A Parker County grand jury on Thursday indicted a man accused of breaking into his neighbor’s home and threatening him with a BB gun before engaging in a brief standoff with deputies.

    April 19, 2014

  • eagle scout 2.jpg Weatherford freshman takes eagle project to vietnam museum

    As part of his Eagle Scout project, Andrew McNay traveled to the National Vietnam War Museum April 12 to build a steel foot bride to be positioned in the meditation garden of the museum.

    April 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0420 loc wumo.jpg WuMo comic strip coming to the WD

    Beginning May 1, the Weatherford Democrat will introduce a new comic strip – WuMo.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Event center hosts barn-raising

    Many businesses boast old-fashioned country charm, but one Weatherford event center is bringing back old farm traditions to assemble the newest addition to its property: a 19th century barn. 

    April 18, 2014

  • David May named Mineral Wells Index general manager-editor

    Weatherford Democrat Editor David May has been named general manager-editor for the Mineral Wells Index.

    April 18, 2014

  • Pair charged with assaulting kids

    Two Weatherford teens were arrested last week on charges of chasing down two bicycle-riding children in a car and assaulting them in a church parking lot, where the encounter was recorded.

    April 17, 2014

  • easter basket.jpg Easter egg hunt times, locations

    Following is information provided to the WD on four local Easter egg hunts and celebrations planned for Friday and Saturday:

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2014 ACSI High School District Art Show Winners.jpg Weatherford Christian announces ACSI Art Show winners

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers