Conflicting stories in a Friday disturbance concerning a man, his girlfriend and his estranged wife led to charges against all three.
The man and his girlfriend filed a report at 7:25 p.m. at the Cleburne Police Department claiming that the man’s estranged wife had violated a criminal trespass warning.
While an officer dealt with the report, another officer responded to a motel in the 1700 block of West Henderson Street to speak with the estranged wife. She told police her estranged husband and his girlfriend assaulted her.
Officers investigated both versions and determined that the man and his girlfriend had been less than truthful, according to police reports.
Officers determined that the girlfriend, Jennifer Nicole Hartis, 27, of Cleburne, failed to properly identify herself and had an outstanding warrant. They also determined that, during the disturbance, Hartis charged the estranged wife with a knife.
Police arrested Hartis on charges of failure to provide identification, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and the outstanding warrant. Police arrested the estranged husband, Keith Allen Laird, 28, of Cleburne, on a charge of assault class C.
Police cited the estranged wife for criminal trespass.
Sounds like the Sopranos
Police responded to a disturbance involving vandalism at 1:13 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of East Chambers Street. A man told police “a guy and two other guys,” one carrying a baseball bat, came to his home to collect a debt.
An argument concerning the amount of the debt ensued and the victim, or someone else at the residence, called the police. The three “guys” allegedly became angered that police were called. One of them allegedly used the baseball bat to smash the front and rear window of a 1995 Honda Accord belonging to one of the residents of the Chambers Street home.
The three suspects left the scene before police arrived, according to reports. Investigation into the matter continues.
Where there’s smoke there’s, sometimes, fire
Firefighters from Liberty Chapel, Keene and Blue Water Oaks responded to a house fire at 7:26 p.m. Sunday in the 4800 block of Farm-to-Market Road 3136.
Liberty Chapel firefighters report “a couple” of earlier calls to the same residence, which proved to be false alarms.
The third trip, however, proved to be the real thing. Firefighters arrived to find light smoke coming from the garage. They extinguished the fire, which they managed to keep contained to the outside wall of the garage. A cigarette improperly disposed of appears to have sparked the fire.
Cleburne firefighters responded to a car fire at 10:28 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Main Street to find a flaming car on its side, which they extinguished with about 300 gallons of water. The car caught fire while workers at a repair shop were removing its rear end with a cutting torch.
Firefighters responded to a trash bin fire at 7:24 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Short Street to find a moderate amount of fire coming from the bin. Firefighters used a deck gun and about 600 gallons of tank water to put out the fire, which consisted of an old mattress someone had thrown away.
Cleburne police and firefighters responded to a tractor trailer accident at 12:05 p.m. Saturday off of Texas 171. The driver, traveling northbound on Texas 171, became ill and left the road after possibly losing consciousness or having a seizure, according to police reports. The truck traveled about 250 yards into the field and sustained front-end damage, according to reports.
The driver, a 31-year-old Dallas man, was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne as a precautionary measure.