Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Johnson County

April 8, 2011

Thief found on Craigslist

A Cleburne man spotted what he believed to be tires stolen from him listed on Craigslist recently, according to Cleburne Police Department reports. Police responded to the man’s home on Tuesday to take a report on the incident.

The man set up a meeting with the seller posing as a potential buyer. The man then confronted the seller who admitted the tires were stolen and returned them to him.

Although no charges have been filed, police continue to investigate the incident.

Police responded to the 1100 block of Granbury Road at 7:28 p.m. the same day after receiving reports of an unsupervised child playing by the roadway. Police located the child’s mother and discovered that she had three outstanding warrants.

Police arrested Martha Cecilia Manzo, 33, of Cleburne, for the three Cleburne traffic warrants.

A single-vehicle accident occurred about 10 p.m. the same day in the 1700 block of Texas 171.

The driver of a Ford Explorer, traveling northwest on Texas 171, left the roadway for unknown reasons. The Explorer drove over the curb and some brush then struck a medium-sized tree, completely tearing it from the ground. The Explorer continued on until it struck a storage building and came to rest.

The driver fled before police arrived. Witnesses said the man had slurred speech. Police found no evidence or alcohol or drugs in the truck, however.

Theft and damage

Police responded to the 100 block of Faircrest Drive at 3:04 a.m. Wednesday on an alarm-sounded call. Police searched the premises, but found no one inside. Police also determined that nothing appeared to be missing. Police believe the burglar likely fled when the alarm sounded.

Police responded to a business in the 500 block of North Main Street at 8:58 a.m. the same day. Someone stole a gun from the business. Reports list the gun as a black Kel Tec 380 Freedom with a crimson trace laser and a pocket clip.

Police responded to a criminal-mischief call in the Walmart parking lot at 6:43 p.m. the same day. Five young males riding electric carts through the parking lot struck several parked vehicles. Police located and identified the suspects. None of the vehicle owners wished to pursue charges, however.

Police responded to the 1400 block of North Nolan River Road at 2:43 p.m. Monday. Someone cut the lock off a meter in order to illegally obtain water.

Rescue workers responded to the Walmart parking lot on a possible injured child call at 7:57 p.m. Friday. A child, 8, riding in a shopping cart, was struck by a low-speed vehicle. The impact caused the child to hit his hand against the cart, but he suffered no serious injuries and required no treatment.

Cleburne firefighters responded to a small grass fire near the intersection of Main and Henderson streets at 2:31 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which consisted of oak leaves and blooms.  They further wet down and spread out the debris, and cleared it away from a nearby parked car.

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