Texting resulted in a one-vehicle accident and an arrest on Wednesday, according to Cleburne Police Department reports. Police responded at 9:16 p.m. near the intersection of Nolan River Road and Katherine P. Raines Drive.

The driver of a Dodge Durango, traveling westbound on the Katherine P. Raines Drive access road, said he took his eyes off the road while texting, causing his truck to drift left off the roadway.

The driver lost control and over-corrected, causing the truck to spin clockwise, according to reports, and travel back across the road. The truck’s front tire struck a culvert, causing the truck to cartwheel and come to rest near a second culvert.

The driver, James Darrell Mazac Jr., 37, of Joshua, suffered minor injuries but refused treatment, according to reports.

Police arrested Mazac on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Police responded to another single-vehicle accident at 8:13 p.m. May 5 in the 800 block of South Brazos Street. The driver of a Ford Explorer, traveling northbound, told police an unknown animal darted into the roadway. The driver jerked the wheel to the right, struck a curb and rolled the Ford onto its right side, according to reports. Rescue workers treated the driver and two passengers in the truck for minor injuries.


Can’t stand up 

for falling down

Police responded to an apartment complex at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Phillips Street after a caller reported that a man walking around the complex kept falling down. The caller informed that the man subsequently passed out.

Police arrived to find the man in an ambulance and said his speech was so slurred they couldn’t understand him, according to reports.

Transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, the man, Patrick Blayne Gilbert, 28, of Cleburne, became increasingly hostile toward staff members, according to reports. Once Gilbert sobered up, police arrested him for public intoxication.

Police responded at 11:06 p.m. May 4 to the 400 block of North Walnut Street after being informed that a woman was hiding in a residence because she had warrants. Police arrested Lara Michelle Williams, 42, of Cleburne for two Cleburne and six Joshua warrants.

Police responded to a suspicious person call at 4:19 p.m. May 5 in the 1300 block of East Henderson Street. Witnesses said a man was sitting in a vehicle “watching people,” according to reports.

Police arrested Juan Gueregue, 64, of Cleburne, for public intoxication.


Burglary and theft

Police responded to a theft at 1:59 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Phillips Street. A woman said she saw someone stealing items from the bed of a truck on her father’s adjacent property. The suspect stole miscellaneous tools and fled in an SUV toward Grand Avenue.

Police responded to a house burglary at 12:41 p.m. May 3 in the 100 block of Dale St. Someone stole televisions, cellphones, clothing, jewelry and other items from the residence.

Police responded to a vehicle burglary at 4:59 a.m. May 4 in the 500 block of West Willingham Street. Someone stole a Kevlar helmet and a battle vest from the vehicle.


Not so much of 

an emergency

Cleburne firefighters responded to reports of a “big fire near a shed” at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday in Carver Park. Firefighters arrived to find two people barbecuing in a city park provided grill.

Firefighters responded to reports of a landscape light smoking at 9:49 p.m. April 30 in the 200 block of West Wilson Street. Neighbors said they noticed a small fire in the yard accent lights of their neighbor’s property, which they extinguished by stomping out. The homeowners were out of town. Firefighters traced low-voltage wiring to an outlet and unplugged it. The neighbors said landscapers working in the yard earlier in the day may have nicked the wiring while planting flowers.

Firefighters responded to reports of arcing power lines at 3:09 p.m. May 2 in the 400 block of Williams Avenue. Firefighters noted no arcing or downed lines despite high wind conditions. They called Oncor repair workers to the scene, however, as one or more lines were laying across the top of a tree.

Firefighters responded to reports of power lines arcing and tree limbs burning at 6:47 p.m. the same day in the 1500 block of Gleason Avenue. They found two small limbs lying in a gutter and no longer burning and noted that the lines were intact and no longer arcing.

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