A bike of bees appear to have been less than thrilled by a homeowner’s decision to cut down the tree they called home down on Saturday. Once disturbed, they began swarming, which prompted Cleburne firefighters to respond at 1:30 p.m. to the 200 block of West Wilson Street.
Firefighters sprayed foam solution to eradicate the bees after which workers resumed cutting the tree. No one, save the bees, suffered injury in the incident.
Firefighters responded to a dog bite victim at 1:07 p.m. March 2 in the 500 block of Mansfield Road. The victim said the dog attacked and bit him once in his left leg as he was walking down the street, according to reports. Firefighters treated the man at the scene and he did not require transportation to the hospital.
Firefighters responded to a report of outside burning at 1:40 p.m. March 3 on North Robinson Street to find a small pile of debris burning in a backyard. Firefighters advised the homeowner that a permit is required for burning, after which he extinguished the fire with a garden hose.
Firefighters responded to reports of arcing power lines at 10:36 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Featherston Street and determined that lightning had possibly struck the power lines in front of the residence. Although the power was out, firefighters reported no danger or damage. They called Oncor repair workers to the scene to repair the lines.
Gun enthusiasts beware
A Johnson County resident warned of the potential dangers of placing National Rifle Association or other firearm-related decals on vehicles. The resident, who didn’t want his name used, said a detective recently told him of a suspect who allegedly burglarized homes to steal guns and other items.
The suspect allegedly said he and others circled parking lots looking for vehicles sporting NRA and related stickers. They then waited for the shoppers to leave the store and followed them home, only to return later, when they were sure the victims were not home, to break in and steal items.
Cleburne police calls
Police responded to a vandalism and burglary at 12:23 p.m. March 3 in the 1300 block of Belvon Place. Someone keyed the driver’s side of a blue 2004 Mazda and stole a CD case containing miscellaneous CDs from the car.
Police responded to a vehicle burglary at 8:58 a.m. March 4 in the 200 block of Stroud Street. Items stolen from the vehicle include a driver’s license, debit card, $10, Cobra radar detector and a Samsung Impression cellphone.
Police responded to a second vehicle burglary at 9:11 a.m. the same day, also in the 200 block of Stroud Street. Someone stole a Blackberry phone from the victim’s vehicle.
Police responded to a theft at 1:13 p.m. the same day in the 300 block of Williams Avenue. Someone stole an aluminum propeller off the victim’s boat.
Police responded to a theft at 3:04 p.m. the same day in the 200 block of Walks Drive. Someone stole $350 from a business.
Police responded to a theft at 3:46 p.m. March 5 at Walmart. Someone stole a woman’s black ostrich skin clutch purse, which contained cash and identification.
Police responded to a theft at 9:02 a.m. March 7 in the 2400 block of North Main Street. Someone stole copper wire from the premises.
Police responded to a vehicle burglary at 11:39 a.m. the same day in the 1600 block of Woodside Lane. Items stolen include a Supreme Champ of San Antonio Stock Show trophy buckle, shark skin boots, Oakley sunglasses, blue jeans and a Texas Tech University class ring.
Police responded to another vehicle burglary at 2:38 p.m. the same day in the 1700 block of Spring Branch Drive. From the trunk of the vehicle, someone stole a green back containing a flashlight, a knife and several rounds of ammunition and a red bag containing miscellaneous tools.