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• Someone broke into an apartment and stole some stuff but left behind a cat Tuesday in the 3200 block of West Park Row.
• A trailer worth more than $1,500 was stolen Wednesday from the 2700 block of East Highway 31.
• Shoplifters stole less than $50 of merchandise Oct. 4 from the Walmart, 3801 W. Highway 31.
• Someone stole a bike off the front porch of a home Sunday in the 700 block of West 10th Ave.
• A known felon was found to be in possession of a firearm around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of East First Ave.
• A woman reported being assaulted at 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 4300 block of West Park Row. She said the guy did it because he was drunk.
• A family member assaulted a woman, choking her, at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of South 14th St.
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• Thieves stole some prescription pain and anti-anxiety medications Oct. 2 from a Barry woman.
• Two cows with yellow ear tags were found Oct. 2 on SECR 0021 near Angus.
• Burglars stole two Poulan chainsaws, three 12-gauge shotguns, a 410 bolt-action shotgun, a 30/30, a .22 rifle, and a 6mm semi-automatic rifle Oct. 4 from a home on SECR 4100 near Kerens.
• Thieves stole a series of video and regular cameras, power tools, a winch, handtools, a Glock, some cash and change, and a crossbow and arrows worth a total value of more than $4,000 from a home on SECR 3070 near Corsicana.
• A car burglar took a spot light, a depth finder, four rods and reels and a tackle box Sunday from where it was parked on FM 635 near Kerens.
• Five cows and calves were reported missing Oct. 4 from West Highway 31 near Dawson.
• Three donkeys, two ponies, eight cows, and three horses were running loose Oct. 5 on Memorial Drive near Richland.
Compiled by City Editor Janet Jacobs from reports released by the Corsicana Police Department and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office.
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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.
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Funeral services for Samsel were this past weekend at Resthaven Memorial Park.
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