Meanwhile, in Lufkin...

Our favorite recent items from the Lufkin Daily News's police blotter.
Thu May 31, 2012 11:05 pm
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We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but whoever is running the Lufkin Daily News' s police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd.

The crime in Lufkin ranges from the very mundane to the very bizarre, and nearly each day the police blotter seems to contain a new gem. We’ve compiled our favorites from May below:

May 29
Money and a first-aid kit were reported stolen from a vehicle broken into Monday.

May 28
A woman was reported for stealing a box of baby formula from CVS.

May 24
A woman was arrested after allegedly stealing an $85 swimming pool from a store.

May 21
Police arrested a man for allegedly stealing three cigarettes from the complainant after the complainant refused to give one to him. An officer found the man a short distance away, recovering two of the three cigarettes.

May 21
A coin jar was reported stolen out of a residence.

May 16
A woman whose phone was stolen six months ago found out that someone she knows has it. When she called him and asked him to give it back, he refused.

May 14
A 17-year-old woman was reportedly arrested Sunday on a charge of assault/family violence after fighting with her sister over folding clothes.

May 14
A piece of exercise equipment was reported stolen after it was placed at the edge of a yard for a yard sale.

May 13
Lufkin Police officers arrested a man on charges of failure to identify and disorderly conduct/language after a tirade in the drive-through window of McDonald’s.

May 12
A heart-shaped necklace was reported stolen.

May 8
A woman was arrested for trespassing Sunday morning on church property.

May 3
A set of train horns worth $2,500 were reported stolen from a parked train.

May 2
A 20-oz. Dr Pepper and hair dye were reported stolen from a store.

May 1
A man reportedly moved into a rent house before the landlord told him he could and then stole utilities. A search of the home revealed marijuana and several dogs. Animal control took the dogs.

May 1
A man on a motorized shopping cart reportedly left Walmart with $577 in merchandise without paying.

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