Corsicana Police Beat
• Two juveniles called police to report that a family member was chasing them with a chainsaw around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of East 14th Ave. When officers arrived, there was no chainsaw, and no witnesses to the alleged chase. While the officers were there, one of the juveniles said another adult elbowed him in the chest, causing him minor pain. No arrests were made.
• A box truck and property were taken sometime over the weekend from the 1000 block of Ferguson Drive.
• Metal was stolen out of a building July 17 in the 700 block of City Road.
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• A 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was taken from a Blooming Grove address. The theft was discovered around 10 a.m. Monday.
• A Miller welder (225-amp), and a 15-gallon air compressor, described as “some Chinese brand,” were stolen from a building near Blooming Grove Sunday night. Total value of the tools was set at $400.
• A “Featherlite” string trimmer, a yellow and black riding lawnmower, a vice and a white air compressor were stolen from a building Monday near Purdon. The value of the items was set at $2,185.
• Three oil field tanks were stolen from Mustang Monday afternoon.
• A 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse was broken into and a Pioneer car stereo and a cell phone were stolen out of it Sunday while it was parked on NW CR 2091.
• A cast-iron antique gnome statue, and an antique milk jug were reported stolen Saturday from a Corsicana address. Estimated value was $815.
• A utility trailer or car hauler, painted black, was reported stolen Sunday from a West Highway 22 address just outside of Corsicana.
• Two bulls and three cows are missing Sunday from an address just off FM 3383 near Corsicana.
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Twice the tinsel
The decision by the Festival of Lights Committee not to tackle decorating Community Park this year threw things into a bit of a shake-up as regards Christmas decorations.
But instead of having fewer decorations, the city is going to end up with even more garland than ever.
Winter weather likely to stick around as forecasts keep evolving
There are a couple of givens with this weekend’s weather. It’s going to be wet, and it’s to be cold, very cold for this part of the country. The variable lies in just how dangerous things could get. Right now, Navarro County sits just below the National Weather Service’s area of expected ice accumulations, which could make traveling very dangerous. By tomorrow, the forecast could be different.
Martin files for reelection
County Commissioner Dick Martin has filed to seek re-election for the office of Commissioner, Precinct 2, Navarro County.
Former West EMS faces sentencing
DALLAS - A few weeks after Bryce Reed proclaimed he would personally protect a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, he was arrested by federal agents who said he collected materials to make a pipe bomb, driving suspicion that he might have been behind the blast.
Salvation Army's 'Fill the Truck' event set for Dec. 14
Corsicana’s Salvation Army, in conjunction with the Corsicana Wal-Mart store, is holding a special collection effort on Dec. 14.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, the Corsicana Salvation Army will hope to “Fill the Truck” set up at the Wal-Mart store in Corsicana to assist the agency with Christmas holiday needs for families seeking assistance.
The generous spirit of Navarro County business and industry shines bright in the Christmas season, as several groups have stepped forward to help with toys and gifts for the upcoming holiday.
Winter weather threats aren’t expected to alter lighting, parade
A wet cold front is expected to blow into North Texas this weekend, just in time for the annual Christmas festivities. At this reading, though, the shows will go on.
News and announcements submitted by civic clubs and organizations throughout Navarro County.
Local Beat 12/4/13
A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
Local man killed in heater accident
The autopsy on Roy Alfred Samsel, 80, has revealed the Corsicana man died of injuries from burns after trying to light a gas-fired heater.
Around 8:49 a.m. on Nov. 24, Samsel was trying to light a gas heater in his home in the 2200 block of West Park Row when it flared up on him. Emergency Medical Technicians responded from the Corsicana Fire Department, as did an air ambulance crew from PhI, which flew him to Parkland Hospital’s trauma center in Dallas.
He died in Dallas, and an autopsy was performed at Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences.
“No foul play is suspected. It was an accidental death,” said Police Chief Randy Bratton. “His death was due to thermal injuries — the burns.”
Funeral services for Samsel were this past weekend at Resthaven Memorial Park.
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