Weatherford Democrat

January 15, 2014

Police, sheriff's department reports

Weatherford Democrat

— Following are reports of recent activities released by the Weatherford Police Department and Parker County Sheriff’s Department:


Home burglary

Weatherford police investigated a reported home burglary that occurred between 11 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East Fourth Street. The residents said they returned home to find the front door kicked in and several jewelry boxes containing costume jewelry and a laptop missing, at a combined loss of $650.

Criminal mischief

A call responding to an alarm around 4 a.m. Wednesday at a business in the 1700 block of Fort Worth Highway led to the discovery of a broken window at a business at an estimated loss of $500.

Intrusion attempt

On Monday about 5:10 a.m., Weatherford police were called to the 700 block of Red Oak Lane in regards to a reported prowler behind a residence. Arriving police said no prowler was found, however, officers did find where someone burglarized a storage shed at the rear of the residence and attempted to force entry into the back door of the house.

Two purses were recovered at the scene and returned to the owner. Officers noted damage to a window pane and a deadbolt lock,  damaged when the suspect attempted to jimmy open the door using a piece of metal.

Building burglary

Weatherford police Monday morning were dispatched to the 2200 block of Tin Top Road where the complainant reported someone cut the padlock from a storage unit and went inside. No items were reported missing.

Vehicle burglaries

• An individual said his 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe was broken into sometime last weekend while it was parked in a lot in the 1900 block of Martin Street. The vehicle’s steering column was damaged.

• Police early Monday afternoon were called to the 800 block of Eureka Street where a woman said between 8 a.m. and noon that day someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a gate opener and a set of keys to another vehicle.

• An individual on Monday told police that sometime Saturday night someone took two 5-gallon cans of gas from the back of his pickup while it was parked in the 400 block of Live Oak Lane.

Warrant arrest

An officer reported stopping the driver of a 1999 Ford pickup around 2:37 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Santa Fe Drive after the vehicle failed to make a proper stop at a traffic light. The officer said Josephine Mendoza, 48, arrived at the scene to take custody of the Ford pickup’s driver.

A check of records revealed that Mendoza held an active warrant for interference with child custody out of Grayson County. The warrant was confirmed and Mendoza was placed under arrest and booked into Parker County Jail.



On Monday a deputy responded to Elam Court in Springtown where a 29-year-old woman said someone she knew forced his way into her residence and assaulted her. The woman had an injury to her left outer eye/temple area but refused medical treatment.

Property theft

Deputies were dispatched at 3:35 p.m. Monday to the 10000 block of FM Road 1886 in White Settlement where the complainant said sometime between 1 a.m. Jan. 9 and 9:30 a.m. Monday someone entered his property and removed two trailers.

Tools theft

A resident in the 200 block of Kickapoo Trail early Monday afternoon reported that someone stole several power tools and hand tools from his storage building.

Building burglary

Deputies around 9:50 a.m. Monday responded to the 400 block of Midway Drive in Springtown to investigate a building burglary report. It was reported someone entered a storage shed and took numerous items valued at $5,300 while causing $75 worth of damage.

Domestic call arrest

At 7:55 a.m. Monday deputies were called to a residence in the 200 block of Joyce Street concerning a reported domestic disturbance. There, Michael Andrew Tokar, 43, was arrested for interference with an emergency telephone call.

Struck with an axe

Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Lois Circle Monday where a 46-year-old man said he was approached by a known suspect and struck with an axe. A report for aggravated assault was made.

False report

At 2:08 a.m. Tuesday deputies were dispatched to Ric Williamson Memorial Highway and Garner Road to assist Weatherford police officers with an abduction investigation. It was determined a 25-year-old woman initiated a false abduction report.