Lufkin Police Report - 04/25/07

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  2600 Block of South First.  A houseguest became angry just after midnight Wednesday when told he shouldn't drive home after drinking.  The suspect kicked the apartment door and damaged it.  The suspect then went outside and kicked the host's car door, scratching it, and broke out a taillight on the victim's car.  The suspect was arrested on other charges and criminal mischief charges are pending.

FIGHT IN PROGRESS:  900 Block of West Frank Ave.  A man reported that he was assaulted while shopping Tuesday evening.  The victim reported he was attacked by the husband of the woman he was with.  The victim had minor injuries.  The suspect was located later and said he hit the man for having an affair with the suspect's wife.

BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE:  600 Block of Burton.  A car window was broken out and the stereo, speakers and amplifier were stolen sometime between 1:30am and 6:30am Tuesday.

FORGERY/COUNTERFEITING:  4200 Block of South Medford Road.  An unknown suspect wrote a bogus check in Lufkin using the victim's bank account number and someone else's name.  The check was written on April 18 at Target.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE:  1500 Block of North Raguet St.  A woman reported that her car was stolen from an unknown address on N. Raguet around 2am Tuesday.   The victim had given a friend a ride to someone else's home and the car was taken from there.  The tan 1988 Mercury has not yet been found.  No suspects.

ASSAULT:  500 Block of Park Lane.  A man reported that his nephew assaulted him around 9am Tuesday by tackling him while the victim was sitting in a chair.  The victim has minor abrasions on his lower leg and foot but suffered chest pains after the assault and was taken to the hospital.

FRAUD:  200 Block of Gobblers Knob.  A man reported that a business tried to draft money out of his bank account.  The man called the business and they told him he owed them for services already rendered.  The man said he had never signed up for services with the business and they had no right to try and take money from his account.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE: 100 Block of Abney.  A man reported that his roommate took his pickup without permission Saturday and left it at a convenience store with the lights on and the doors open.  The victim had to tow the truck home and the suspect has refused to pay for damages.

FELONY THEFT:  600 Block of Newsom Street.  A woman reported that a houseguest stole cash from the victim's home Tuesday afternoon in an amount over $1500.

FRAUD:  600 East Lufkin Ave.  Former business partners are disputing ownership of a pickup.  The men were in business together and that business folded.  One partner re-opened the business and the second partner took a truck title (but not the truck) and changed the registration to his name.  The first partner sold the truck without a title and now both want to file charges on the other.