City of Aledo
Man apprehended following high-speed pursuit
Special to The Community News
Thomas Douglas Bennett, 52, of White Settlement, was arrested Friday, July 2 after burglarizing an Aledo residence in the 2200 block of FM 5. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect was apprehended in Fort Worth after a high-speed vehicle pursuit.
Bennett was spotted by the homeowner as he was leaving the residence. The victim reported that the had stolen a laptop computer, an Xbox, .20 gauge single shot shotgun, set of tools and women’s clothing.
Aledo and Willow Park Firefighters assisted Silver Creek and Azle firefighters in battling a house fire at 117 Rattling Antler in Silver Creek.
Homeowner James Sagers said his daughter, Jessica, was home at the time the fire started at about 4p.m.
Everyone got out safely. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike, but Sgt. Connie Good of the Parker County Fire Marshall's office said an investigation has to take place before that becomes official.
Citizens are encouraged to attend a town meeting at the Aledo Community Center tomorrow.
It will be held by the Aledo Economic Development Corporation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
According to Aledo City Administrator Ken Pfeifer, Freese and Nichols, Inc. representatives (the engineering company working on the project with the city) will be giving a presentation on the current strategic plan as well as collected information.
A portion of the meeting will also be dedicated to citizen input.
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A late night fire in the 400 block of Pecan Drive in Aledo destroyed the home of Catherine Davis Tuesday night. The fire started some time after 10 p.m. Davis was not home at the time the fire began, and the cause has not been determined.
Aledo Shell station: The Aledo Shell station along south FM-1187.
Sources to The Community News today said that the bongs on sale at the Shell gas station along south FM-1187 have been removed.
The owner reportedly received several complaints and took the items off the shelves. The water pipes, also referred to as bongs, are used in smoking marijuana and were going for $25.
Check the print edition of The Community News Friday for a full story.
The man insured in Tuesday's accident along Old Annetta Road is 56-year-old Dusty Mayfield, Jr. of Aledo.
According to his wife, Christina Mayfield, he has broken and several cuts after his SUV crashed into large-piped fence.
Dusty Mayfield's condition was not available. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth after the accident.
Despite the weather, the all night long Relay for Life event will still take place only it will be indoors.
The event will be at Aledo Baptist Church in the gymnasium. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.
A home located in a gated community off of FM-1187 in Aledo was struck by lightning Thrusday evening during a thunderstorm. No one was hurt.
Morris Leondar, assistant fire chief of the Aledo Volunteer Fire Department, said the lightning struck an attic vent on the roof of the house at 131 Bent Tree and cause a minor fire inside the attic.
The home is owned by Martin and Pamela Terry who own and operate Terry's Lawn Care.