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FEBRUARY 8, 2011.
Parker County Sheriff
CRIME of the WEEK
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating suspect(s) involved in a criminal mischief case occurring Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said around 4 p.m., the Hudson Oaks Water Superintendent reported unknown suspect(s) had damaged a section of fence to the property, which is contracted to provide water to a portion of the Annettas.
The superintendent entered the site, discovering damaged fence lats which had been torn or removed. Employees canvassed the area and building for additional damages, finding none. Just a short while later, two residents left messages reporting water problems. One resident stated the water in her shower began to burn her skin.
Upon returning to the site, employees found a large amount of chlorine had been pumped into the subdivision’s system. Approximately 12,000 gallons of water was immediately drained, bringing the water back to a safe, useable level.
Employees reported the site typically uses about one gallon of 10 percent chlorine per 15,000 gallons weekly. Chlorinated bleach averages 2 percent.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845, or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (817) 599-5555. You may remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any suspect(s) connected to this crime.