Cleburne police responded to several recent vehicle, home and business burglaries in addition to other calls.
Police responded to a home burglary at 1:35 p.m. June 9 in the 100 block of Moon Street. Someone stole a silver radio, a folding metal stool and painting supplies from the residence.
Police responded to a vehicle theft at 7:14 a.m. June 14 in the 1700 block of West Henderson Street. Someone stole a silver 2008 Ford Escape, which also had a purse inside.
Police responded to a vehicle burglary at 1:33 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Berkley Drive. Someone stole a blue bank bag with a zipper containing receipts, deposit slips and a check.
Police responded to a second vehicle burglary at 1:35 p.m. the same day in the 200 block of South Nolan River Road. Items reported stolen include an iPhone, $120, a black tool box containing tools and a black CD case with the word Amanda written on the front in pink.
Police at 12:53 a.m. Saturday responded to a convenience store in the 1100 block of East Henderson Street. A man ran out of the store with a 24 ounce can of Busch beer and fled the scene in a black 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Police responded to a vehicle theft at 8:27 a.m. the same day in the 1300 block of East Kilpatrick Street. Someone stole a black leather wallet from the victim’s unlocked vehicle.
Police responded to a theft at 11:41 a.m. the same day in the 2200 block of North Main Street. Someone stole a Western Union money order made out for $650.
Police responded to a vehicle burglary at 3:08 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Chaucer Driver. Someone stole a black, after-market 6.1 touchscreen Kenwood stereo from a black 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.
Police responded to a vehicle burglary at 8:06 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of North Wilhite Street. Someone broke out the window of a silver 2002 Pontiac Sunfire. They stole a car stereo, 200-watt amp and two 12-inch speakers, all Pioneer brand.
Police responded to another vehicle burglary at 9:48 a.m. the same day in the 900 block of North Main Street. Someone stole an AM/FM/CD radio of unknown make from the victim’s vehicle.
Police responded to a vandalism and theft call at 11:32 a.m. the same day in the 100 block of Williams Avenue. Someone broke into a vending machine at Quick Wash to steal money and snacks.
Police responded to a home burglary at 5:59 p.m. the same day in the 600 block of North Anglin Street. Someone stole a Toshiba 42-inch plasma TV. They also stole a Panasonic 42-inch plasma TV with a large X scratched on the screen.
Police responded to a theft at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of South Caddo Street. Someone stole a red 5.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton pump motor from a trailer.
Police responded to a vandalism call at 1:46 p.m. the same day in the 2200 block of South Main Street. Someone cracked the windshield of the victim’s white 2011 Chevrolet Aveo.
Police responded to a business burglary call at 3:47 p.m. the same day in the 200 block of Vaughn Road. Someone forced entry into the building. They stole welding equipment, a socket set and other tools.
Police responded to a vandalism call at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Woodard Avenue. Someone threw an egg at a black 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, which was driving down the street. The impact chipped paint on the driver’s side front and rear doors, according to reports.
Move over for tow trucks
Texas Department of Public Safety officials want to alert motorists of recent changes in the law concerning tow trucks.
DPS officials plan to place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the Move Over/Slow Down law. The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. Texas Department of Transportation electronic signs will go up this week reading: If a tow truck stopped ahead, move over or slow down. It’s the law.
“This law is about providing extra protection for those individuals on the side of the road doing their jobs, as well as the people on the roadside with them,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said. “Thanks to this new provision, tow truck drivers, who are usually helping motorists in distress, now have additional protection under the law so they can do their jobs in a safer environment.”
The Texas Legislature added tow trucks to the existing law in 2011, which already applied to police, fire and EMS vehicles stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. Motorists must vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle, if more than one lane in the same direction of travel is available, or slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit.
TxDOT officials said the law improves safety for all emergency personnel, including tow truck operators, who routinely work in dangerous conditions along Texas highways.
DPS issued more than 17,000 warning citations last year for violations of the law and about 6,000 so far this year. Violation may result in fines up to $200. Punishment is more severe if property damage is involved and may result in jail time if someone is injured.