Dominic Genetti/The Community News The Parker County Precinct 4 barn has caught fire and is, according to firefighters on the scene, a total loss.
There is no word how the fire got started. Parker County Fire Marshal representatives are on the scene.
Willow Park's engine 35 was the first on scene and they were quickly joined by departments from Aledo, Hudson Oaks, and the surrounding area. There is also no official word from Parker County officials on the situation.
In a ruling handed down last week, an appeals court rejected an appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted by a Parker County jury in November, 2009 for kidnapping a bank teller and her husband and holding them overnight as a part of a plan to rob a Springtown bank.
After being convicted of two aggravated kidnapping charges and one conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery charge in connection with the January, 2007 plan to use the teller to get into and rob the Wells Fargo bank in Springtown, Gary Nolen Huddleston, 59, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to two life sentences and one 99 year sentence.
Agency orders Range Natural Gas Company to stop the contamination of Methane and Other Contaminants into drinking water near multiple residences
The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a natural gas company to take immediate action to protect homeowners in southern Parker County. The full text of the EPA's release is reproduced below:
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a burglary of habitation call occurring Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported during daylight hours in the 300 block of Brown Creek Road in Weatherford.
The occupant of the residence on Mineral Wells Highway arrived home and told deputies the suspect(s) “ransacked” the home and stole numerous personal items including two televisions, a Wii, an XBOX, a Play Station, three laptop computers, a desktop computer, a wedding band set, a college ring, miscellaneous jewelry and jewelry boxes, a digital camera along with women’s clothing and shoes.
The occupant also reported the suspect(s) burglarized her storage building, taking bills and receipts.
The following offenses were observed or reported to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office Friday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 52010.
Burglary of a habitation
200 block of Atwood Road, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole a TV and left the home in disarray.
1100 block of New Highland Road, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole copper wiring and damaged sheetrock and an electrical box.
1400 block of Finney Drive, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole a refrigerator.
Burglary of a building
1800 block of Reese Lane, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the building and stole a TV and damaged a padlock.
Burglary of a vehicle
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a convenience store burglary which occurred early Thursday morning.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the call just before 1 a.m. in the 13100 block of White Settlement Road in Parker County. The suspects forcefully entered the store by shattering a front window, display cases, stole several thousand dollars worth of cigarettes and other tobacco products and damaging the building.
The following offenses were observed or reported to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
200 block of Jay Bird Cut-Off, the complainant reported a known suspect took her vehicle without permission.
Burglary of a habitation
600 block of Turpin Lake Road, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence, stole personal items and caused damages.
1400 block of Finney Drive, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole an indoor and outdoor air conditioning system unit, causing damages.
Theft of property
18600 block of Highway 377, the complainant reported unknown suspect(s) stole fuel from a vehicle’s gas tank and a fuel cell.
City of Willow ParkTonight's public hearing at the Willow Park Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been canceled.
The commission was to discuss an area of the city behind the Brookshire's grocery store that involved the development of a high-end apartment complex. After an estimated 100 citizens were going to attend tonight's meeting opposing the apartments, the property owner, based in San Francisco, withdrew the application.
Willow Park Century 21 Realtor Paul Scharbach, who is handling the establishment of the land locally, said that pursuing the complex project and attending tonight's meeting would be like "walking into a bee hive."
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating and identifying suspect(s) involved in a burglary of a building on Thursday, Nov. 4 in the 6200 block of Interstate 20 between Ranch House Road and FM 1187.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said concrete company employees reported unknown suspect(s) had forcefully entered the building and a utility trailer sometime overnight and stole a large amount of tools and equipment.
A list of stolen items included a welder, a power washer, numerous impact wrenches, a saw, socket sets, drills, hand grinders, gauges, pipe wrenches, an air cutter, an air scraper and a battery charger, estimating more than a $50,000 loss of property.
Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division investigators are following up on leads.
Woman carrying suspected MDMA
Special to The Community News
A Friday, Oct. 29 traffic stop at the 420 mile marker on Interstate 20 led Parker County Sheriff’s deputies to arrest an Arlington woman who was in possession of a large amount of suspected narcotics.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Wendy Ellen Smith, 30, also known as Wendy Escobar, was stopped around midnight on the I-20 service road for speeding 25 miles-per-hour over the posted limit and swerving across the yellow marked lane.