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August 1, 2011

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Corsicana — Corsicana man arrested following traffic stop

Conley Cruze Wendt, 53, of Corsicana, was arrested last week for alleged possession of 38 grams of cocaine.

Wendt was stopped by the Department of Public Safety for failure to stop at a stop sign just west of Purdon on West Highway 31.

Sgt. Stan Farmer of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office had been following Wendt, and was there when the man pulled into the driveway of an abandoned house.

“Mr. Wendt exited the vehicle, and Sgt. Farmer knows him, and knew Mr. Wendt was on probation for narcotic-related offense. (Wendt) acted very nervous when they started talking to him. He said he pulled into the driveway because he felt nauseated and was going to throw up,” said Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten.

Wendt was asked if he had any illegal drugs or weapons, and he said “no” but refused to allow officers to search the car, so the officers called for a K-9 unit. While they were waiting, Wendt allegedly admitted that he did have some drugs in the car, and he handed the officers a brown paper bag containing a white powder that is suspected of being cocaine.

Wendt was arrested for delivery of controlled substance over four grams and under 200 grams. The sheriff’s office has requested the seizure of his Land Rover and the $536 Wendt had on his person at the time.

— Janet Jacobs

Corsicana Police Department

• A crape myrtle was damaged and a wreath stolen from Oakwood Cemetery last week.

• A driver spun out on East Beverly Drive around 1 p.m. Friday, breaking the window of another car.

• Walmart reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill either Friday or Saturday.

• A shoplifting incident at the VF Factory Outlet was reported around 1:15 p.m. Friday.

• A thief stole a leaf blower and mower Thursday or Friday from a shed in the 1400 block of East Ninth Ave.

• Several people ordered food and then left without paying around 4:45 a.m. Saturday at Denny’s, 2801 S. US 287.

• A gun and a computer were among the items stolen in a burglary Sunday in the 3000 block of West Second Ave.

• A church was burglarized over the weekend, the thefts discovered Sunday morning in the 100 block of North Fourth St.

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