Pot in a school zone
Weatherford police say they seized a small amount of marijuana from two juveniles around noon last Thursday in the 900 block of Charles Street. Reports provided by police did not indicate any arrests were made.
Wanted murder parolee found
Weatherford police, acting on a tip, said they found a man originally convicted of murder and now wanted on a parole violation warrant. Police said they found Feodore Salazar, 50, of Weatherford, Friday evening at a residence in the 1200 block of West Water Street and took him into custody.
Police around 10:30 p.m. Friday were reportedly called to a residence on West Spring Street and met with a 16-year-old female who claimed she had been assaulted 30 minutes earlier by a known person in the 800 block of Sloan Street.
Possession of a controlled substance
A Weatherford police officer reportedly stopped a white Ford vehicle around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of North Main Street. Four people were inside the vehicle, according to reports. The officer said a citation was issued the driver and consent to search the vehicle was given. The officer allegedly found a small amount of methamphetamine on Richard Kent Brock Jr., 31, of Azle. Brock was placed under arrest for possession of controlled substance and transported to Parker County Jail, where he was released to jail staff. He remained jailed under $7,500 bond as of Tuesday evening, according to jail records.
A Weatherford police officer was dispatched around 7:12 to the 100 block of Interstate 20 East in regards to three people panhandling there. The officer said the three people were identified, including Aaron Daniel Sorrell, 21, of Weatherford, reportedly wanted on a theft warrant. A check of records revealed that Sorrell had an active warrant for misdemeanor theft. Sorrell was taken into custody. Police reported finding a number of drug paraphernalia items including glass pipes and straws used for smoking methamphetamine and a cookie tin. No drug charges were filed against Sorrell, who remained in Parker County Jail on Tuesday under a bond and fine totaling $1,842 on the theft charge.
A report of a car driving erratically, including striking a curb several times, led to police stopping a tan Lincoln vehicle around 9:22 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of East Spring Street. The driver, Jerme Felix Casarez, 19, of Springtown, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The vehicle was impounded.
Parker County Jail records show he was released Monday afternoon after posting $1,000.
A soft drink vending machine was reportedly burglarized sometime late Friday or early Saturday in the 2500 block of South Main Street. Damage to the machine was placed at $100.
Under K2 influence
Following an intoxicated driver report at 8:17 p.m. Saturday, Weatherford police found a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer in the 200 block of Thrush Street and contacted the driver, identified as David Poer, 18, of Weatherford, and a passenger, identified as Colton Bigham, 18, of Weatherford. The officer said both had “slurred speech and large pupils” and he “observed them to both move lethargic.” The officer said both claimed to having smoked synthetic marijuana, known as K2. Several packages of K2 and other paraphernalia were reportedly seized. Both were arrested and charged with public intoxication and later released from Parker County Jail.
Deputies Friday afternoon responded to the 10000 block of FM Road 1886, Azle, on a report of a burglary. The complainant said sometime after 5:30 p.m. Thursday someone entered his property and stole numerous items. A barn located on the property was also broken into. The value of the items stolen is estimated to be around $21,000.
The theft of power tools from a mason trailer was reported Friday in the 300 block of Sugar Tree Circle, Lipan, at a reported loss of $2,500.
Theft at jail
A woman said a known suspect stole $130 from her purse while she was visiting her son at the Parker County Jail.
A resident said he returned home to the 4800 block of Midway Road, Weatherford, Thursday to find the copper had been cut from the electrical box attached to the electrical pole that provides electricity to his residence.
At 9:36 a.m. Thursday deputies were called to a residence in the 10700 block of FM Road 1886, Azle, where a woman said she returned home to find several things missing including a TV, twin bed, lawn mower and a dishwasher.
On Saturday at 08:53 a.m., a deputy was sent to the Aledo Park and Ride located at 7300 East Interstate 20 in reference to a vehicle burglary. The victim said he had parked his vehicle there the previous night and returned to find his rear driver side passenger window broken out and a laptop computer, set of pool cues and a vehicle jack stolen at a reported loss of $350.
A man was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting his sister-in-law. Deputies were called about 1:50 p.m. to the 100 block of Paula Court, Granbury, and spoke to a 24-year-old woman who said her brother-in-law, James Wilson, 30, assaulted her. Wilson was arrested for Class A misdemeanor assault of a family member. He remained jailed Tuesday under $2,500, bond according to Parker County Jail records.
Theft of a 16-foot flatbed trailer was reported Monday in the 1200 block of Robyn Drive, Aledo.
At 9:50 a.m. Monday, deputies on patrol in the northeastern side of Parker County were dispatched to a reported burglary in progress in the 300 block of J.E. Woody, Springtown, where it was reported a man was removing railing from a porch and placing the property in a Dodge truck at the rear of the residence.
Scott Evan Kent, 41, of Springtown, was arrested and released from Parker County Jail on $1,000 bond for a charge of theft more than $50 and less than $500.
Deputies were dispatched Monday morning to the 100 block of Oak Meadows Drive, Springtown, where a man stated his trailer and lawn mower were stolen.
Pot in a school zone
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Griego completes Army basic
Army National Guard Pvt. Roman D. Griego has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
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.
Library plans week of events
The Weatherford Public Library is offering several events for kids and parents during this week’s spring break.
Women + Wealth + Wisdom set for March 25
MINERAL WELLS – Several area businesswomen are coming together to provide a program that’s unique to women. Presented by Corner Post Financial Planning, Women + Wealth + Women encourages women to take care of themselves and their finances.
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).
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:
Chick Days: Raising happy, healthy chicks
For those thinking of raising chickens, those who have chickens and want to get the best eggs for the family or anyone who wants to learn more about chickens and tips on keeping them healthy, Walden Farm and Ranch Supply is hosting seminars on Saturday, March 15, at its Weatherford location, 2551 S. Main St., and Saturday, March 29, at the Millsap location, 201 Fairview Road, for Chick Days. Learn all about what’s best for your chickens and how that can result in delicious eggs.
POLICE BLOTTER: Stolen vehicle alert leads to pursuit, arrests
Police responded Friday evening around 5:23 p.m. to a report of a possible stolen vehicle located at a business in the 100 block of Interstate 20 West. An officer found the vehicle with two people inside. As the officer approached the car, it reportedly took off, beginning a high-speed pursuit.
WAA February artists of the month
The February meeting of the Weatherford Art Association featured an ‘alla prima’ (completed in one setting) painting session with guest artist Pamela Blaies, a Texas artist, who demonstrated her techniques using oils and a linen canvas to complete a small, still life painting in about an hour.
Quilting for comfort
On Feb. 20, the Quilter’s Guild of Parker County met to quilt quilts for the Comfort Quilt Program of the Guild.
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