AUGUST 6, 2006
SEARCH FOR MISSING CLEVELAND WOMAN
AUGUST 6, 2006
AVENUE E AT SILVERDALE SHOOTING -PHI
AUGUST 6, 2006
TENNESSEE GAS PLANT RELEASE
AUGUST 6, 2007
NOONDAY FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
It was an early morning house fire, and Noonday Volunteer Firefighters Austin Cheek, 19, and Capt. Kevin Williams, 42, did not think twice about answering the call of duty. Sadly, it would be the last call these two brave firefighters would respond to.
MARK SHORTEN SEES CHILDREN FIRST TIME AFTER INCARCERATION
AUGUST 6, 2013
CLEVELAND BUSSES VANDALIZED
Cleveland ISD bus bar mechanics arrived at work over the weekend, only to discover 10 buses wouldn’t start.
Someone lifted 20 batteries after cutting through the fence and evading surveillance cameras.
“There are two batteries per bus, and these aren’t like the small car batteries. These are large full size heavy duty batteries,” said Chief Rick Evans, of Cleveland ISD police.
Each battery comes with a replacement cost of $100.00 at a time when the district can ill afford it.
“We’re trying to get everything else ready,” said Maintenance Director Eddie Hoagland. “Air conditioners and all the major upgrades on the buses to get them going — getting ready for the new school year.”
“I think it’s pretty pathetic that somebody would in all actuality steal from children,” said Chief Evans. “The buses are the only way for children to get to school and get back home, and you’re taking from them.”
The district is reaching out to the public, offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
This is not the first incident of this happening in the area. For the past month, several districts have been hit along the I-69/US 59 corridor.
Over the past month, busses have been hit for battery thefts in Shepherd, Corrigan, and Livingston. In addition, Peter’s Tractor in Livingston was targeted.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Department says they are investigating two recent crimes in which a large number of vehicle batteries were taken, and they’re asking local recycle yards to keep an eye out for people trying to cash them in.
According to investigators, the first incident occurred on Wednesday, May 22nd, when it was discovered that the batteries were stolen out of the entire fleet of school busses at the Goodrich Independent School District bus barn.
Investigators said it is believed that the suspect or suspects may have taken the batteries to nearby recycle yards for quick cash due to the high prices paid for the batteries.
Polk County investigators say it happened again on Tuesday, May 28th when deputies investigated an incident where 27 batteries were stolen out of equipment at Peters Tractor & Equipment Company, located in Livingston.
Polk County investigators say if you have any information on the crimes, you’re asked to contact them, or your local law enforcement agency.
AUGUST 6, 2014
POLK COUNTY MARIJUANA GROW BUSTED
Law Enforcement Officers descended once again on Polk County Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as yet five more marijuana fields were discovered. An area resident reported finding a water well run by an underground generator using a muffler. Hoses and water lines carried the water to the fields which yielded just over 6,000 plants of which some were ten feet in height. This field was found more than ten miles from the last find near Goodrich. The field was on FM 943 approximately two miles east of SH 146 in southeast Polk County.
Officers from Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Constables Office, Livingston Police Department, DPS, and DEA spent all morning Wednesday uprooting the plants and loading them on trailers. Polk County Sheriff Kenneth Hammack said several camps were found on the property but there were no suspects
AUGUST 6, 2015
FM 1485 HOMICIDE
On Thursday, August 6, 2015, at approximately 9:45 PM, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the 24000 block of FM 1485, (The FM 1485 RV Park), in New Caney, Texas, in reference to a disturbance in progress.
When units arrived at the location, they discovered a female on location with severe lacerations and injuries. The female was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Deputies received information that an altercation occurred between a male and the injured female. The male reportedly assaulted the female with a machete and then fled the scene in a motor vehicle. Deputies were able to advise dispatch of a suspect and a suspect vehicle description, which was aired over the radio. An assisting Roman Forest Police Department Unit, that was responding, was able to locate the vehicle and stop it. The suspect in this vehicle was identified and detained.
Montgomery County Sheriff Office Major Crime Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, and representative from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office arrived at the scene. After an investigation, the suspect that was stopped in the vehicle, John Dee Weter, Jr., was arrested and charged with the murder of Michelle Becker, (33 year old female).
The woman’s two children ages 7 and 8 were in the home at the time of the attack.
Weter has an extensive past.
6/28/02 POSSESSION MARIJUANA
6/28/03 THEFT OF PROPERTY
6/21/04 EVADING ARREST
10/05/04 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
1/25/07 THEFT OF PROPERTY
3/14/07 THEFT OF PROPERTY
3/17/07 DWI WITH CHILD
7/19/08 THEFT OF PROPERTY
8/04/08 THEFT OF PROPERTY
2/24/09 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2/12/10 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
1/27/11 DWI 2ND
HE WAS CONFINED TO TEXAS JUVENILE IN 1998
HE WAS SENTENCED TO STATE JAIL IN 2004
MOST OF THE CASES TOOK PLACE IN THE AUSTIN, TEXAS AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY AREAS.
AUGUST 6, 2015
MANN ROAD MOBILE HOME FIRE
AUGUST 6, 2016
Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male found at 6233 Gulfton about 11:10 p.m. on Saturday (August 6).
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Officer M. Stahlin reported:
The victim was shot in a common area of an apartment complex at the above address and later found by residents.
At this time, there are no known witnesses nor suspects.
Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
AUGUST 6, 2017
FM 1960 BLACK EYE PEA FIRE
The old Black Eyed Pea pretty much burned tot he ground early Sunday morning. Ponderosa Fire Department arrived with fire through the roof. Due top collapse it was to dangerous to put firefighters inside to fight the blaze.
AUGUST 6, 2018
Just after 10 am Monday a DPS Trooper attempted to stop a Chevrolet truck on FM 2090 near Fire Tower Road. The driver sped up and drove east on FM 2090 to Dodd Road where he turned northbound to Pruett. After passing his home on Pruett, he crashed through a gate of private property and continued westbound crossing Spring Branch Creek. He continued a short distance where he stopped and fled into the woods with a black and white dog. The male identified as Gary Wayne Sala (DOB 8/4/69). A DPS helicopter assisted Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and deputies in the manhunt through the woods. Splendora and Precinct 4 also assisted. Sala was last seen crossing under the FM 2090 bridge at Spring Branch. He was wearing tennis shoes and black pants. His black shirt was found in the creek. DPS Troopers recovered drugs from his vehicle before impounding it. If you have information on this suspect contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers.