Lufkin Police Report - 12/20/06

BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE:  100 block of Miles Way.  A car window was broken out and several CDs stolen Tuesday night.

RETALIATION:  4600 block of Medford Dr.  A business owner reported receiving a threatening phone call from the boyfriend of a fired employee.  The victim had fired an employee for stealing and made a police report on the theft in another jurisdiction.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  601 Windsor St. (Morris Frank Park).  Several subjects were seen shooting at Morris Frank Park Tuesday afternoon.  The subject fired several shots, including one that shot out a street light in the parking lot.  Evidence at the scene indicates the suspects were likely shooting a "potato gun". (A homemade device designed to fire a potato as a projectile.)

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  200 block of E. Rhodes St.  A window was broken out on a vacant house during the past week.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  800 block of N. First St.  A tenant reported to his landlord that unknown persons kicked the back door of a rented home in half sometime Monday night.  There was no indication anyone entered the home or that anything was taken.

THEFT:  2912 Brentwood Dr. (Academy Sporting Goods).  Academy Sporting Goods reported theft of numerous pieces of merchandise by an employee earlier in the month.  The employee was terminated and charges are pending for misdemeanor theft.

BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE:  2100 block of S. First St.  A window was broken out on a vehicle and the stereo was stolen sometime Monday night.

THEFT:  2912 Brentwood Dr. (Academy Sporting Goods). Internal theft at Academy Sporting Goods was reported.  An employee was caught taking numerous items from the store over the course of the past year.  The items totaled over $1500, making the theft a felony.  Many of the items were returned to the store and charges are pending.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:  S. Third St.  A man reported that he was walking on S. Third around 2:30 Monday morning when a Hispanic male approached him and demanded his wallet at gunpoint.  The victim told the suspect he didn't have a wallet and the suspect fired one shot from a handgun and hit the victim in the arm.  The victim stated he didn't call the police at the time of the robbery but did seek treatment at a local doctor's office later that day for what appeared to be a through and through wound to his upper left arm.

FELONY THEFT:  105 Lofton St.  (William George Produce).  A 5-ton air conditioning unit was stolen from outside a business sometime Monday night.

BURGLARY:  1410 Barto St.  (Karol's Estetica Salon).  A business was broken into Monday night and several clippers and scissors and some petty cash were stolen.