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Smoke pours from a house in the 300 block of Robbins Street. The fire, which resulted in no injuries, caused substantial damage to the home’s kitchen and a bedroom.

A Monday morning house fire appears to have been caused by electrical problems, according to Cleburne Fire Department reports.

Firefighters responded to the fire in the 300 block of Robbins Street at 11:24 a.m.

A 12-year-old occupant of the home told firefighters she was in bed when she felt something hot on her shoulder. The girl said she looked at the side of her bed and saw flames coming out of the wall outlet, flames which began to burn her bed.

The girl said she gathered her sisters, exited the home and called 911 from a neighbor’s house.

Firefighters put the fire out with about 350 gallons of water. They pulled ceiling in the room where the fire began to check for extension into the attic, but found none.

Most of the fire occurred in the middle bedroom and kitchen area although the house sustained smoke damage throughout.

No parking

Two Cleburne police officers patrolling Byron Stewart Park shortly after 8 a.m. Monday spotted a vehicle parked on the grass, an act prohibited and posted by sign throughout the park.

The officers requested identification from the man and woman in the vehicle and asked the man, Justin Kyle Vinson, 23, of Azle, to exit the vehicle.

Vinson displayed signs of intoxication, became argumentative and claimed the officers were harassing him, according to reports.

Vinson allegedly became increasingly aggressive toward the officers and, when one officer tried to restrain him, struck the officer in the nose and cheek with his elbow, according to reports.

The officers Tased and took Vinson to the ground. They then arrested him on charges of assault on a public servant, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

Officers then asked the woman, Amanda N. Perdue, 18, of Joshua, to exit the vehicle. At that time, they noted visible signs of marijuana residue in the vehicle and a brown bag of unopened alcoholic beverages.

Police also found a package of K-2 and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Judge Ronny McBroom magistrated Vinson on Tuesday morning, assessing a $6,000 bond against him.

Police arrested Perdue on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

Theft and damage

Police responded to the 700 block of North Main Street at 10:12 p.m. Saturday on a vehicle burglary. Someone broke into a vehicle and stole about 30 music CDs.

A homeowner in the 400 block of Olive Street reported to police at 9:14 p.m. Sunday that he returned home to find that someone had stolen his 32-inch, flat screen Samsung TV, and a jar holding about $25 in loose change.

Police responded to a business in the 1200 block of West Henderson Street at 8:18 a.m. Monday on a burglary call.

Someone forced entry into the business. They stole a Kodak Easyshare digital camera and damaged a file cabinet.

Police responded to the 900 block of East Henderson Street at 12:03 p.m. Sunday on a vandalism call.

Someone damaged the door of an RV parked next to a business sometime during the night. Police collected pieces of a claw hammer or crow bar believed to have been used in the incident.

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