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October 9, 2012

Police Beat

Corsicana — • Three African American women who attempted to steal more than $3,000 worth of items from Walmart at 8:45 p.m. Monday were foiled when a police officer saw them loading their ill-gotten gains in a vehicle.

Corsicana Police Officer Neely Baggett was on a routine patrol when she saw the women packing the goods into the vehicle and thought it was suspicious. The women, meanwhile, saw the officer and took off, leaving some of the goods behind. In their haste to escape, the women wrecked out on Kenwood and ran away on foot. All the items were recovered, as was the car, and police are currently trying to locate the thieves.

• Car burglaries were reported sometime over the weekend in the 1300 block of North 45th Street; in the 700 block of Lexington; and the 1100 block of Hidden Hills.

Navarro County Sheriff’s Office

• A four-foot circular rock worth an estimated $2,500 was stolen last week from property on Southwest County Road 0020 near Pursley.

• Thieves once again broke into the vending machines Saturday night at the new rest stop on Interstate 45 near Richland. After breaking into the machines and causing an estimated $1,150 in damage, the thieves got away with about $150.

• Burglars stole a video game system, some video games, a desk-top computer, and 10 “collector’s” plates Sunday from a home on NW CR 0142 near Rice. Total value of the items taken was estimated at $2,800.

• Two bottles of Paul Masson alcohol were reported missing Friday from the 5800 block of I-45 near Corsicana. Value was set at $44.

• A half-shepherd, half golden retriever named “Rex” was taken Saturday from a home on Oak Valley Lane in Oak Valley. Rex was valued at $100.

• Five horses and a goat went missing Thursday from SW CR 2380 near Richland.

• A Macintosh laptop computer, miscellaneous jewelry, three watches, a gym bag, some weight-lifting gloves, a red push-mower, a green and purple Polan string trimmer, a Skill saw, an electric drill, a canopy and some cash were stolen Thursday from a home on FM 1839 near Corsicana. The thieves broke in through a window and also damaged a door jamb and a fireplace poker. Estimated loss in destruction and stolen items was set at about $2,000.

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