City of Aledo
Construction crews began work of overlaying pavement on FM 1187 today between I-20 and Bailey Ranch Road. The work will reduce the two-lane roadway to one lane at various locations. A pilot car will lead motorists through the work zone.
An announcement of the work, received late Friday from TxDot, said "We appreciate motorist’s patience while crews complete this maintenance work. During construction, alternate routes are encouraged."
Three men arrested for local, area burglaries
Two local and several Parker County burglaries have been solved with the arrest of three Dallas men late yesterday (Tuesday, June 7).
Sean Allen Schwartz, 25; Nicholas Lopez, 22; and Luis Vallejo, 27, all of Dallas, were arrested in Somervell County after a traffic stop revealed the men in possession of items that law enforcement believe were used in the burglaries.
Randy Keck/The Community News: A Shale tank truck overturned on the S-curve in downtown Aledo this afternoon.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Fort Worth hospital.
The truck was leaking salt water and diesel fuel. The leakage was contained by a makeshift dam constructed out of sand by Aledo Volunteer FIre Dept. personnel.
According to Aledo Fire Chief Scott Mitchell, this accident was the second Shale truck incident today. The first occurred earlier in the day on Interstate 20.
The Midway Shell station at the intersection of South Front Street and FM 1187 was robbed sometime during the night of March 30/31.
The Parker County Sheriff's Dept. received a call about 5:30 a.m. reporting that cigarettes were missing, the ATM had been cleaned out and some security equipment was missing.
The case is under investigation. Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity during the night is urged to call the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 817-599-5555. Callers may remain anonymous, and rewards of up to $1,000 are offered for tips.
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A car lost control on FM-1187 around 2:30 p.m. Monday after the driver appeared to have lost control.
Cody Pope, 24, of Aledo, witnessed the accident and said the female driver of the vehicle (which also had a baby and another female passenger inside) began to swerve before she drove sideways into an open lot near the Edward Jones office, hit a wood sign and eventually flipped over.
While it was unclear at the accident scene which female occupant was driving, it is unclear about the extent of the injuries suffered. One of the women had cuts on the left cheek of her face and appeared to be bleeding from her left ear.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a burglary of habitation call occurring Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported around 3 p.m. in the 100 block of Aledo Creeks Road in Aledo.
The occupant of the residence arrived home and told deputies the suspect(s) entered a rear door of the home and stole several watches, two high school rings, an undisclosed amount of currency, a 12-week-old Chihuahua puppy with its crate and a large amount of gold a diamond jewelry (necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets) and costume jewelry valued at several thousand dollars along with three televisions and a laptop computer.
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