Cleburne rollover

Cleburne police and firefighters work the scene of a Tuesday rollover on U.S. 67.  The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A helicopter transported the driver of a car to a Fort Worth hospital after his car rolled about noon today on U.S. 67.

Rescue workers on scene said the man’s injuries appear to be non-life threatening. The man, whose name has not been released, was the sole person in the vehicle.

Police and firefighters said the man was traveling westbound on U.S. 67 near the Kilpatrick Street exit when he drove into the grass dividing median and into a ditch. The man’s car rolled once he hit the pavement of U.S. 67’s eastbound lanes.

Rescue workers said a medical issue may have contributed to the accident but added that the cause remains to be determined at this time. Witnesses told police that the man’s car suddenly veered left into the grass median.


Cleburne fire calls

Cleburne firefighters responded to reports of non-conforming electricity use at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 6 in the 100 block of May Avenue. 

Upon arrival they found jumper cables attached to disconnected power lines on the roof of a house. Firefighters called Oncor workers to the scene to disconnect the cables. The fire marshal responded to the scene as well. 

Firefighters said workers were renovating the home. They apparently decided to hook up power via jumper cables instead of applying through the city for temporary power. 

Firefighters warn residents that attaching jumper cables to power lines is unsafe and urge residents to refrain from doing so.

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire call at 6:50 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Evans Avenue. 

Upon arrival they encountered a “small truck with the hood raised” and noted a small, visible flame on the engine.

The owner said he was performing maintenance when a spark ignited the engine. The owner said he extinguished most of the fire with a garden hose. Firefighters extinguished the rest with a water can.

Firefighters responded to a tractor trailer fire call at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1 on U.S. 67.

Firefighters soon learned no fire had occurred.

 “Just smoke from a ruptured power steering line spraying on the exhaust manifold,” according to reports.

Firefighters sprayed water to confirm there was no fire or hot equipment. Finding neither they remained on scene until a wrecker arrived to tow the truck.


Cleburne police calls

Cleburne police responded to a theft call at 8:06 a.m. July 30 in the 2200 block of North Main Street. The victim left his cellphone at a business and returned later to find it gone.

Police responded to a disturbance call at 5:51 p.m. the same day in the 1700 block of Raylene Drive.

The victims told police that a neighbor threw trash at them as they walked by. Police cited the neighbor.

Police responded to a theft call at 2:25 p.m. July 31 in the 3700 block of North Main Street.

An employee working the night shift allegedly stole cash and lottery tickets. The matter remains under investigation.

Police responded to an attempted burglary call at 10:03 p.m. the same day in the 200 block of Walls Drive.

Employees said they came out of the building whereupon they witnessed a black male attempting to break into a co-worker’s vehicle by force. The man fled the scene before police arrived.

Police responded to a suspicious person call at 12:42 a.m. Aug. 2 in the 1200 block of West Henderson Street. Police found no one present upon arrival but noted that the door of a business had been forced open.

Police responded at 2:42 p.m. Aug. 6 to the 1300 block of West Henderson Street. Someone stole the victim’s bicycle. Reports list no description of the bike.

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