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June 23, 2011

  • Leonard police were dispatched to a home on Short Street after a case of domestic violence was reported on May 30. Reports show that a man and wife had gotten into a verbal argument, which turned physical. The man's parents told officers that they observed the wife kick and hit their son with an open and closed fist several times. She was taken into custody on class A misdemeanor charges of Assault Family Violence.
  • A Willow Street resident phoned police on May 31 at 3:45 p.m. after he observed three teens jump his backyard fence and attempt to steal a lawnmower out of a storage building. The man provided a description of the trio, but officers were unable to locate them.
  • A concerned citizen filed a report on June 1 at 9:20 p.m. after a van had pulled into a vacant lot across from the complainant's house. The officer made contact with the owner of the property who advised they had not given anybody permission to park there. The owner further stated that if the van was not gone by the next day, they would have it towed.
  • An officer made a warrant arrest on June 1 at 10:10 p.m. at city park. Reports show the officer had gone to close the park gates and noticed a vehicle driving in a prohibited area. The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old Celeste man, was found to have two warrants out of Bonham Police Department and taken into custody. The vehicle was released to his mother.
  • A Leonard officer was dispatched to a resident on West Thomas after a complainant in the neighborhood reported hearing a man and woman yelling and screaming for 20-30 minutes. The officers made contact with a man and wife, who had both been drinking. The officers were further familiar with the couple from similar calls in the past, and - as promised on the last previous call - issued citations to each of them for disorderly conduct. The officer further advised that if he was called back out that night, they would be taken to jail.
  • A 38-year-old female resident contacted police on June 2 after her windshield was busted by an object that she believed came from an oncoming car. The driver of the oncoming vehicle stated that he was not aware of anything coming from his car and nothing appeared to be missing.
  • Officers were dispatched to the area of U.S. Highway 69 and County Road 4065 after a report of two suspicious persons walking toward Leonard. The officer was unable to find anyone walking on the road.
  • A Leonard man contacted police on June 3 at 6:25 p.m. after his grandson, who he has guardianship over, admitted to going into a vacant house and taking items. The officer advised that they would interview the minor after school dismissed for summer break. The estimated total value of the items taken was nearly $2,000.
  • An officer was dispatched to a home on Mulberry Street on June 4 after a resident was bitten by a dog. The complainant advised that the dog approached his home while the complainant's smaller dog was outside, and began to attack the smaller dog. The man attempted to get the larger dog off of his dog and was bit on the left hand, causing two distinctive bleeding wounds. The officer found the dog at a home down the street, but was unable to make contact with anybody at the home. A citation for violating the city ordinance for animal at large was issued to the animal's owner.
  • A 34-year-old McKinney man was arrested on June 5 at 3:45 a.m. after he was found to have six warrants out of Fannin County during a routine traffic stop.
  • A 36-year-old female resident filed a theft report on June 5 at 3 p.m. after she discovered her wallet was missing. Missing was $410 in cash and value, as well as other government-issued cards.
  • A Leonard officer contacted Celeste police on June 6 at 7:20 p.m. after a warrant was issued for a Celeste resident. The Celeste officer was able to detain the 22-year-old resident until a Leonard officer could arrive and take custody of him.
  • A 52-year-old Leonard man was arrested on June 6 at 9:25 p.m. for a warrant out of Leonard municipal court.
  • An officer was dispatched to the area of U.S. Highway 69 and County Road 4965 on June 9 at 2:30 a.m. after an officer from a neighboring city reported two suspicious people walking on the highway. The officer found the pair - a father and daughter - who advised their vehicle had broken down and they were walking home. The officer assisted them by transporting them to their residence on Main Street.
  • Several parents from a housing complex contacted police on June 10 to report an 8-year-old child who was consistently bullying, cursing, threatening, and physically abusing the other kids in the neighborhood. Attempts to have the guardians of the child take care of the problem had been unsuccessful. Due to the age of the child, no charges could be filed, but a call was placed to Child Protective Services to report a child in need of adult supervision.
  • Fannin County Dispatch sent a Leonard officer to the train overpass on State Highway 78 after reports that someone was on the bridge throwing rocks down. The officer located two female juveniles who said they were coming back from swimming. They further advised that they had heard some kids near the bridge, but had not seen anyone personally. The officer searched the area further, but was unable to locate any suspects.
  • Officers took an assault by threat report on June 15 at 8 a.m., which took place between two male residents, age 58 and 64.
  • Officers took a criminal mischief call on June 18 at 1:10 p.m. after neighbors at an apartment complex observed a man break a window out to gain entry to one of the units. The man had stayed there previously and left, and the tenant and manager had changed the locks so he could not come back and take property. The tenant advised he did not wish to press charges, but asked that the man leave and he would remove his property from the residence. The officer advised the suspect of those requests, and further advised that the man may be responsible for the window repair.
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