Weatherford Democrat

Front Page

April 23, 2014

Burglary suspects caught after stop for unlit license plate

By CHRISTIN COYNE

Three men police believe burglarized a Willow Park convenience store early Monday morning didn’t make it far. 

Roy Donnell Coleman, 30, Quadrian Elliott Parker, 27, and Arthur Lee Valentine, 27, all of Dallas, were arrested and charged with burglary of a building after an unlit license plate led to their arrest. 

A Willow Park police officer initially stopped a tan Ford Crown Victoria shortly before 3 a.m. after observing it driving in the 4100 block of the south service road of Interstate 20 without a rear license plate light and then speeding at 80 mph. 

During the traffic stop, a second officer was dispatched to a burglary alarm at a convenience store in the 4000 block of the I-20 south service road, according to the complaint. 

None of the three men in the car – who reportedly said they were lost and trying to make it back to Fort Worth – had valid driver’s licenses, according to police.

Meanwhile, the officer dispatched to the alarm found that the chain lock had been pried off and the business entered, according to Willow Park police.

The driver of the vehicle, Coleman, consented to a search of the vehicle, police reported, adding that gloves, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black toboggan hat and two iron crowbars were found in the vehicle. 

Surveillance video at the business reportedly showed three black males – a thinner man wearing light colored khaki pants and a black shirt, a thinner man wearing black pants and a black hoodie and a heavier man wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and a ball cap – breaking the lock off the door and two suspects entering the business. 

The video reportedly showed the two men who entered attempting to pry open a safe with crowbars while the third man remained outside. 

The description of the suspects matched the men in the vehicle and the officer who watched the video then identified the men as the burglary suspects, according to police. 

The three men were then arrested, and the gloves, hooded sweatshirts, black hat and crowbars in the vehicle were seized as evidence.

 

1
Text Only
Front Page
  • Jordan Paredes Weatherford boy dies following wreck near Brock

    A 16-year-old Weatherford teen injured in a single-vehicle wreck near Brock last week died Tuesday afternoon at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. 

    Jordan Paredes, reported by relatives to be in a coma following the wreck, was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m. in the trauma intensive care unit, the medical examiner reported. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0730 one dar truck.jpg SHIPPING OUT

    The Daughters of the American Revolution is all about supporting the military and Saturday morning, District II of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution gathered for a district workshop meeting and to contribute to the United Service Organizations Inc.’s Treats for Troops, which distributes snacks and refreshments to military members traveling through the DFW Airport.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • city graphs.jpg HO council talks water rate increase

    At a regular Hudson Oaks City Council meeting Thursday, Hudson Oaks Assistant City Administrator Chad Janicek presented the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. As a part of the proposal, Janicek presented the council with proposed water utility rate increases, some of which, if approved, would take effect at the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year in October. The second half would take effect in the coming years, still to be determined. As a result, the proposed rate adjustment will occur in two phases.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Julie Witt Parolee accused of embezzling $48,000 from Weatherford attorney

    A paroled paralegal, accused of embezzling more than $48,000 from a Weatherford attorney since November and leaving behind forged documents affecting at least two clients’ legal cases, is in jail again, facing her fourth felony theft charge in 15 years. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Splash Kingdom suspect Water park burglar sought

    Weatherford and Hudson Oaks police are requesting the public’s assistance in catching a burglar who broke into Splash Kingdom Water Park in Hudson Oaks earlier this month. 

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0729 one purple heart group.jpg A Purple Heart County

    County Judge Mark Riley and Parker County commissioners proclaimed Parker County to be a “Purple Heart County” Monday, honoring local veterans and their families in a special ceremony held in the second floor courtroom of the historic courthouse. 

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • WISD to propose tax rate decrease

    Weatherford ISD, which is projected to see a rise in property values, is proposing a one-cent tax rate decrease, which would slightly increase taxes for the average homeowner. 

    July 28, 2014

  • Israel Andrade Illegal indicted for burglary, child indecency

    A Parker County grand jury has indicted a man accused of breaking into a Springtown-area home earlier this month and molesting a sleeping 9-year-old girl.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_9754.jpg Home destroyed by fire

    WEATHERFORD – A fire that broke out Monday on the 700 block of Cimmaron Trail in Horseshoe Bend ended in the complete loss of a family’s home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 one before-after.jpg Almost there...

    As a two-room schoolhouse with two school teachers conducting grades 1-9, the Mount Pleasant Colored School has had a humble beginning.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks