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Matagorda County Sheriff’s Department crime report

March 29, 2012 at 6:03 a.m.
Updated March 28, 2012 at 10:29 p.m.


On Friday, March 23 deputy met with complainant at the Matagorda County Sheriffs Office in reference to forgery. She stated she had two checks stolen from her check book and one was used at Wal-Mart.

Complainant stated she is the joint account holder at Bank of America with her mother. She said on Tuesday, March 20 she was at South Texas Medical Clinic and she left her purse at the clinic, but later went to pick it up from the front desk. Later she said a check for $202.11 was made at Wal-Mart.

Burglary of Habitation

On Saturday, March 25 deputy was dispatched to This Way Street in Bay City in reference to burglary of habitation. Upon arrival she met with complainant who stated her father checked on the residence on Wed. March 25 and nothing seemed to have been stolen. They then left the residence to go out of town, but the daughter went to check on the house every day to feed the dogs. She then noticed the 65’’ television was missing from the living room.


On Saturday, March 24 deputy was dispatched to Van Vleck in reference to a male subject with a knife. The actual offense committed were aggravated assault and burglary of a habitation.

Structure Fire

On Sunday, March 25 deputy was dispatched to Sargent in reference to a structure fire. Complainant said she saw the owners mowing the property earlier in the day where the fire occurred. Fire officials stated the fire did not appear to be arson but was unable to determine the point of ignition or cause of the fire.

Criminal Mischief

On Monday, March 26 deputy was dispatched to Matagorda County Fair Grounds in reference to an unknown subject in a green pick up truck mug hogging in the field to the east of the fair grounds building. Upon arrival deputy observed a green dodge truck parked on the roadway on the east side of the fair ground property and this truck had mud dripping off it. The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle and found a group of juveniles who stated they were taking a lunch break from school and he had been told he could come to the fair ground property and mud hog and he would not get in trouble. Officer said it would be up to the fair grounds if they wanted to file criminal mischief charges.

Past theft

On Thursday, March 22 deputy was dispatched to Bay City in reference to a past theft. Upon arrival deputy met with complainant who stated he called the owner and advised him of the burglary. He said that on Saturday, March 17 he was last in the portable building and nothing had been tampered with. He stated on Wednesday, March 21 he was making sure all buildings were locked before he left work for the day and he noticed both orange building located on the west side of their office had the locks cut. He stated he walked into the building located nearest the office and noticed nothing had been tampered with. He stated when he opened the door to the second building he noticed their black in color electric air compressor along with air hoses had been stolen. He stated the air compressor stood approx 4 foot tall and had two rubber wheels attached to the bottom. The company paid $200 for the air compressor.



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