Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 9, 2013

Deputies recover more than $80,000 in stolen equipment

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Sheriff’s Deputies recovered $82,930 in construction equipment Thursday afternoon when they responded to a call about suspicious activity off NWCR 1170 just off Highway 22 near Corsicana.

“The officers saw a trailer stuck in the mud with additional equipment around the location,” explained Sheriff Elmer Tanner. “They checked the serial numbers and found numerous items were stolen.”

Among the items recovered were two flatbed trailers, a Case 445 Skidsteer (front-end loader); an orange NPK hydraulic hammer, and two white and green Kent hydraulic hammers. The hammers alone were estimated to be worth $45,000.

Detectives are still trying to determine who stole the items, and how they ended up stuck in the mud in Northwest Navarro County.

Sheriff’s deputies also responded to the following incidents:

• Thieves stole a stainless steel refrigerator, microwave and stove, as well as the breaker box from a home Monday on SWCR 4290 near Union High. The estimated value of the items stolen was set at $2,100.

• A 10 foot Bix Tex Black dump trailer worth $3,000 was stolen Monday from a farm on SECR 2230 near Corsicana.

• A sewing machine was taken from a building on Monday just off CR 3320 near Corsicana.

• An ATV with “Yeti” in blue letters on the front fenders, an Echo chainsaw, and a five-gallon plastic gas can worth a combined $1,719 were stolen Monday from a building on SWCR 2397 near Wortham.

• Two tires were damaged Sunday while the vehicle was parked on North McKinney in Rice.

• Thieves with an inclination towards music stole a Yamaha keyboard, a Peavey amp, speakers, and a CD player. They damaged a door breaking into the building Saturday in Kerens. Total value of the stolen and damaged goods was set at $700.

• A brown and white goat was found running loose Friday on SECR 3050 near Mildred.

• Thieves stole a tall pink lamp with flowers on it and an air compressor when they broke into a home Friday on West Third in Purdon. The air compressor was later recovered. The lamp remains at large.

• One person was arrested in an alleged case of family violence and assault between a husband and wife around 4 p.m. Saturday on SECR 1090 near Corsicana.

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• Two men were struck with blunt objects wielded by two unknown Hispanic men who had pulled up in a car around 9 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of West Sixth Ave.

• A woman broke a window and threatened a man with a chair after an argument escalated around 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 3000 block of West Highway 22. No arrests were made.

• A call to police to report loud music and a party resulted in one arrest for furnishing alcohol to a minor around 2:25 a.m. Sunday morning in the 2900 block of North Business 45.

• A woman reported she was pushed by her brother around 12:40 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Lou Ann Street. The brother was arrested for assault. There was no injury.

• A woman reported that her boyfriend pushed her from a car as it was slowing down around 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Second Avenue. The suspect fled before police arrived. The woman said her hip hurt, but she didn’t need medical treatment.

• A woman reported that someone she knew stole her car sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday from the 2000 block of Regal Drive.

• A man reported that someone he knew pulled a knife on him, and he definitely wanted to press charges. The altercation took place around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of East 12th Avenue.

• A juvenile assaulted two adult relatives in the house between 3 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Carol Avenue. The child was released to guardians.

• A man reported that a stranger shot a gun at a small group of adult men sometime after 11 a.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of View Lane. There were no injuries and the suspect fled before officers arrived.

• Someone broke out the glass of a back door to get into a house Friday in the 700 block of West Seventh Avenue. It was reported as a criminal mischief.

• A dog thief cut through a fence and stole a dog Sunday afternoon or Monday morning in the 100 block of South 34th Street.

• A brick was thrown at a windshield between 10 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Monday while the car was parked in the 500 block of Northwood.


Compiled by Daily Sun City Editor Janet Jacobs from reports issued by the Corsicana Police Department and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department.