In separate incidents, Cleburne police arrested two men on assault charges on Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, police responded to a group home in the 600 block of Westmeadow Drive at 8:17 a.m. in reference to a belligerent person, according to reports. Police learned that Donald Chambers, 32, of Cleburne allegedly hit a caretaker at the home with a metal folding chair, which caused injury to the victim’s back.

Police arrested Chambers on a charge of class A assault. Chambers has since been released on bond.

A 911 hang up on Friday led to a Wimberly man’s arrest for injury to the elderly. Police received the call at 3:15 p.m., but the caller hung up before police could obtain any information, according to reports.

When a communications officer called the number back, an elderly man answered and said he needed help, but the line disconnected again, according to reports. Police responded to the residence on College Street and subsequently arrested Sidney Lynn Pediford, 45, on the charge.

Details about the alleged injuries have not been released. Pediford remains jailed at the Johnson County Corrections Center.

Soliciting without permit

Police responded to the 1700 block of Chaucer Drive on Friday after receiving reports of a suspicious person going door to door asking for money and looking into people’s mailboxes.

Police found the suspect and arrested John David Labeow, 20, of Elkhart, Ind. on a charge of soliciting without a permit.

Labeow has since been released on bond.

Driving while nauseated

A Sunday wreck involving a sedan and a sport utility vehicle in the 3000 block of North Main Street resulted in no injuries and moderate vehicle damage.

The sedan driver told Cleburne firefighters she had been leaning out of her window because she thought she was going to throw up, which caused her to swerve into the back passenger side of the SUV.

Mighty dog

A dog saved the day on Friday. Police responded to the 1000 block of Poindexter Street in reference to an attempted burglary. A man attempted to enter the house by breaking a window, according to reports.

A large, black lab living in the home disapproved and foiled the robber’s plan by jumping out the window and chasing him away. Neighbors witnessed the event, according to reports, but failed to call the police.

The homeowner returned about 30 minutes later and notified police, according to reports.

Lost and found

Police responded to the 500 block of West Heard Street on Saturday on a vehicle-burglary call. The victim reported a laptop stolen from the vehicle. The computer was subsequently recovered, still in its backpack, in the 100 block of Monroe Street on Monday.

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