An Alvarado woman involved in a car rollover died early Wednesday morning. Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office records identify the woman as Rachel Strange, 26.
Briaroaks firefighters and CareFlite personnel responded at about 12:20 a.m. to the 3100 block of East Renfro Street near Burleson, according to DFWScanner.
Briaroaks Chief Brian Jamison said no other vehicles were involved and that Strange was the sole occupant of the car.
Strange died from blunt force trauma resulting from being ejected from her car, according to medical examiner records.
According to Facebook, Strange was a member of the local cover band, The Enablers, and worked at D’Vine Wine in Burleson.
Roof burglar and friend
Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Ronny McBroom on Tuesday magistrated and set bond on two men arrested for burglary in Cleburne on Monday morning.
Police located and arrested the suspects, David Shawn Long, 20, of Cleburne, and James Thomas Boyette, 26, homeless, on charges of burglary of a habitation shortly after responding to Wood Street on a possible burglary in progress call.
Boyette and Long allegedly fled once police arrived. One of the suspects climbed atop a roof in the 900 block of South Walnut Street and attempted to hide. Police spotted and arrested him and then the second suspect a short distance away.
Police recovered jewelry and other items allegedly stolen from the home. In addition to burglary, police charged Long with evading arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. McBroom set Long’s bonds at $22,000.
Police also charged Boyette with resisting arrest as well as parole and other warrants. McBroom set his bonds at $20,000 for the burglary and evading charges, but set no bond on the parole warrant charge.
Firefighters responded at 8:29 a.m. Monday to the 1300 block of Ridge Run Street to discover that a woman, 26, gave birth to a baby boy before they arrived. Rescue workers cut the umbilical cord and checked the child and mother. Although both appeared fine, they were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne to be checked.
Firefighters responded to a boy, 16, thrown from a bull at 4:31 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of South Main Street. The throw briefly rendered the boy unconscious, according to reports, but he was conscious and alert by the time firefighters arrived. An ambulance transported the boy to a Fort Worth hospital to be checked.
Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday in which a car struck a phone pole. A CareFlite ambulance transported the driver, a 29-year-old Cleburne man, to Texas Health Cleburne. Details of his condition have not been released.
Rat or squirrel
A Sunday house fire appears to have been caused by a rat or squirrel who built a nest in the home’s attic near electrical wiring, Fire Marshal Bill Wright said.
Firefighters responded at 4:52 a.m. to the 800 block of North Wilhite to find flames coming from the home’s roof. Firefighters had to pull sections of the house’s ceiling, but quickly knocked the fire down.
Wright said the home should be repairable as most of the damaged remained contained to the attic area.
Firefighters responded to a building fire at 5:53 a.m. the same morning in the 1200 block of West Lone Star Street. They found and extinguished a small fire inside an interior wall. Faulty wiring caused the fire, according to reports.
Firefighters responded to another house fire at 6:10 p.m. the same day in the 1300 block of Berry Drive where they found a small chimney fire, which they quickly extinguished.
A check of the home’s roof and attic uncovered no signs of fire or heat extension.
The homeowners told firefighters it was their first fire in the fireplace since moving into the house. While burning a second manufactured fire log, they noticed smoke in the house and went outside where they saw fire shooting out of the chimney, according to reports.