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Leonard Police Department Reports

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Feb. 24, 2011

  • A Leonard officer was contacted by a resident on Connett Street on Feb. 15 after she had caught a stray cat in a live trap setup at the home. The officer took custody of the animal and placed it for safekeeping.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 March 2011 09:49 )
 

Letter to the Editor: Reader wonders why U.S. economy is in such distress

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Feb. 17, 2011 - I am constantly confused by the information coming from the leaders of our country. Whether it be local, state or federal, we get the same information - our financial situation is critically in trouble. We are always in debt, and working with a deficit balance in our pockets. Local governments are millions in debt, state governments are billions in debt, and the federal government is trillions in debt, and yet they keep spending and spending.

 

Leonard Police Department Reports

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Feb. 17, 2011

  • A Leonard officer assisted a county deputy with a traffic stop on Feb. 8 at 2:20 a.m. because the deputy believed the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated. The driver was found to be drunk and taken into custody.
  • A resident on College Street called police on Feb. 8 at 3:47 p.m. after an unknown man was knocking on her front door, and then went into her garage to knock on the door leading into the house. The officer made contact with the man, who advised he was told that the resident had empty cans that he could get. The woman advised that she told the man that if she had any cans, she would leave them by the side of the road for him. The man was issued a criminal trespass warning.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:43 )
 

Leonard Police Department Reports

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Feb. 10, 2011

  • A 23-year-old Commerce woman was jailed by Leonard police on Jan. 25, charged with driving while intoxicated. An officer observed the vehicle swerving and initiated a traffic stop. When the driver became combative with the officer, he asked the passenger if they had been drinking, and they stated that they had both had a glass of wine. After further observance of the driver’s eye movements, however, the officer wrote citations for failure to maintain a single lane and failure to display a driver’s license, and released the women. As the car was leaving the scene, the officer and an assisting officer both observed the woman swerve more and drive erratically, and performed a second traffic stop. At this time, the woman refused to exit her vehicle and had to be physically removed by the officer. Once out of the car, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol on the woman and that she could not speak words clearly, and maintained her combativeness. She further refused to perform the field sobriety tests, as requested, and refused to provide a breath or blood specimen. The woman was taken into custody for DWI and transported to a Bonham hospital where a judge signed a warrant to have blood drawn. The woman continued to verbally assault the officer during the entire process and make threats against him.
 

Letter to the editor: Woman finds adopted father's ancestry

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Dear Editor,

I have a story that is as awesome as the ones shown on the NBC show Who Do You Think You Are about ancestry. My father was adopted in 1912 from an orphanage in Fort Worth. All of his life, although he had a wonderful family, he wanted to know about his blood line. He kept a pink piece of paper with all of his important papers such as house deeds, insurance policies, etc. that held his DNA to his biological family. Only a few names and birth dates were on it. Before his death in 1997, I made a promise to find his people, and that, I have done, thanks to ancestry.com and the help of a genealogist in Louisiana.

 
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