Lufkin Police Report - 6/23/08

THEFT/B: 2500 Block DANIEL MCCALL. Complainant reported that the doors to two vending machines were broken and soft drinks and snack products were stolen early Monday morning.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: 400 Block LOCKE AL. Complainant reported that he caught a known suspect cutting complainant's tires early Monday morning.  Complainant also had sugar poured in the gas tank of his pickup.

FORGERY/COUNTERFEITING: 300 Block SHEPHERD. Complainant reported that she was the victim of a work from home scam.  Complainants reported that a company hired her as a bookkeeper and sent her checks to cash and forward the money on to another state.  The checks turned out to be fakes.

BURGLARY: 2100 Block S FIRST. Complainant reported that someone broke into an outdoor vending machine Sunday afternoon.

THEFT: 1800 Block W FRANK. Complainant reported that she dropped her wallet in a store Saturday and left without it.  She later went back and learned the wallet had been picked by another customer.  Some of the complainant's property was found on the side of the road along Sayers St. by a pedestrian Sunday.

THEFT: 1100 Block S TIMBERLAND DR. Complainant reported that a customer rented a motel room for Saturday night and when he left Sunday he took the linens and pillows from the motel room.

BURGLARY/VEHICLE: 300 Block CHAMPIONS. Complainant reported that a cell phone and a portable television were stolen from his unsecured vehicle over the weekend.

THEFT: DIXON ST. Officers arrested a man for DWI Sunday and found a substantial amount of copper wire, bolt cutters, tools and outdoor recreational equipment in his pickup.  Officers believed the items were stolen, possibly from the San Augustine area.  The investigation into where the property came from was referred to detectives.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: 1400 Block ATKINSON DR. Complainant reported that the plate glass window of his business was broken out by unknown means early Sunday morning.