Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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March 14, 2013

Tree removal bothers bees


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.

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