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18 year-old arrested on local burglary charges

November 14, 2011 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News

Blake Kenneth Dietrich, 18, of Aledo, was arrested Thursday night, Nov. 10, after being caught attempting to enter Hall’s Aledo Medicine Store.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary in progress call about 11:30 p.m. Sheriff Larry Fowler said Dietrich was discovered by Sheriff’s deputies and Willow Park Police officers in the 600 block of North FM 1187, around 11:30 p.m., attempting to enter the pharmacy through a rear window.

Willow Park officers reported Dietrich was standing on the hood of his black Jeep Wrangler with his hands inside a broken window, attempting to enter the building.

Two cash registers and an automatic rifle were found in the passenger seat of Dietrich’s jeep.

Officers reported that Dietrich implicated himself in four additional burglaries committed that same evening in the same shopping strip and area.

Dietrich told officers he intended to steal opiate-type medications to sell when officers apprehended him.

Dietrich was arrested on five counts of burglary of a building and one count of fraudulent use/possession of identifying information. His total bond was set at $45,000. As of Monday afternoon, Dietrich remained incarcerated at the Parker County Jail.

Sheriff’s investigators arrest church copper thief

October 21, 2011 by Randy Keck

Burglary of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church solved

Special to The Community News

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are charging Billy Clay Wade, 47, of Weatherford, in connection with a church copper theft.

Holy Redeemer Church employees reported five of eight air conditioning units had been dismantled on the rooftop of the church in late May 2011. The suspect stole the copper wiring and components within the units causing nearly $60,000 in damages.

Clay was transferred to the Parker County Jail from Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, Oct. 20 and charged with three counts of burglary of a habitation, evading arrest detention with vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle from a previous Parker County theft case and including other charges out of Tarrant County dating August 2011.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said the additional Parker County charges are not related to the church theft case.

During an interview with sheriff’s investigators, Wade identified a bracelet left behind on the church roof as his, saying he dropped it at the time of the theft.

Sheriff’s investigators said they suspected Wade was involved in the theft for several months but had been unable to link him to the case until this week.

Wade’s total bond is $112,500, with a no-bond for a parole violation.

Parker County Sheriff's Office 8/30/11 Press Release

August 30, 2011 by Anonymous

AUGUST 30, 2011

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to several calls over the weekend, resulting in numerous arrests.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said three suspects were arrested after an accident occurred in the 1300 block of Reese Lane, in Azle around 3:30 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2011.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident scene and discovered the vehicle was used in the commission of several mail boxes being damaged earlier that same morning.
A male suspect, identified as Samuel Leigh Latham, 17, of Azle, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Fraser Kennean Dodson, 21, also of Azle, was arrested for public intoxication.

Parker County Sheriff's Office 8/18/11 Press Release

August 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Recovered Property: Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, CID Lt. Mark Arnett and Property Custodian Dedra Vick catalog recovered property from an investigation which led to the arrest of a Mineral Wells man and solved several cases.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division investigators recovered a large amount of stolen property stemming from a Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit case.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the SCU under cover operation was to purchase stolen weapons from a suspect, identified as Michael Shawn Higgins, 43, of Mineral Wells.

Parker County Sheriff's Office 8/12/11 Press Release

August 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are investigating the death of nine horses.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies and animal control officers responded to the 400 block of Old Brock Road Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, around noon.

When animal control officers arrived on scene, they discoverer eight horses which were found deceased throughout the property. Another gelding was found alive. A local veterinarian took the young horse back to his facilities for treatment and testing. He was later euthanized due to liver and renal failure. A total of six mares, two geldings and one filly died.
The official cause of death is pending the investigation, Fowler said.

Parker County Sheriff's Office 8/12/11 Press Release

August 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team members, U.S. Marshals and Fort Worth Fugitive team members apprehended a fugitive who fled from them Wednesday evening.
Billy Clay Wade, 47, was wanted on a felony criminal mischief warrant.

Wade was discovered by Sheriff’s deputies under an assumed name and living in a travel trailer in the 5900 block of Tin Top Road Wednesday evening.

Sheriff’s investigators confirmed the trailer was reported stolen out of White Settlement in July, along with the Ford truck Clay was driving.

Sheriff seeking help solving horse shooting

July 28, 2011 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect(s) involved in a horse shooting incident Sunday, July 17, 2011.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident which left a horse dead was reported by the owner to have occurred sometime between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

The horse owner told deputies she performed a routine security check Sunday when she discovered her 14-year-old quarter horse “Lacy” lying motionless on the ground about 100 yards from the fence off of Chisholm Hills Road, and had been shot in the neck.

Chisholm Hills Road is off White Settlement northeast of Willow Park.

Help sought in building burglary

July 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating unknown suspect(s) in connection with a burglary of a building call Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported in the 7500 block of West Interstate 20, in Millsap, and occurred sometime between Tuesday evening, July 12, and Wednesday morning, July 13.

The victim told deputies unknown suspects forcefully entered two storage buildings located on the property of Praise Pavilions, an event rental facility business, and stole a self-propelled lawn mower, miscellaneous hand tools and an air conditioning unit. Also missing from the property was several thousand dollars worth of oak lumber.

Help sought to solve local burglary

June 30, 2011 by Anonymous

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a residential burglary.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a victim called 9-1-1 after discovering a man inside her home in the 100 block of Meadow Park Drive in Aledo shortly after noon Monday, June 27, 2011.
When the victim discovered the stranger inside the residence, he told her he was searching for his dogs.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and a second victim followed the man in her vehicle. She caught up to the suspect, rolled her window down and he ran from her when she asked for his identification.

Parker County Sheriff June 20, 2011 Press Release

June 23, 2011 by Anonymous

JUNE 20, 2011.

Larry Fowler
Parker County Sheriff


Man Arrested after Leading Sheriff’s Deputies in Pursuit

A Weatherford man was arrested in Wise County after fleeing from Sheriff’s deputies over the weekend.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said an anonymous citizen informed the sheriff’s office of two suspects in the Springtown area who were attempting to sell a van which was believed to have been reported stolen.

Deputies responded to the area around 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2011, and observed a van matching the description with no front license plate, turn east onto Poolville Cut-Off Road and then quickly turn north onto Big Salty Lane.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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