We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but the person behind the Lufkin Daily News police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd. (Learn more about Lufkin Daily News crime reporter Jessica Cooley here).
A pink briefcase was reported stolen Friday from a parked car. 
Someone used someone else’s credit card information to pay their water bill. 
A person’s identifying information was used to turn on electricity.
Two women reportedly tried to steal more than $30 in Lady Gaga makeup Saturday.
A woman reported that she believes someone entered her home Thursday. She told police that she found a bottle of Cruzan rum in her garage. 
A woman reported her ring stolen Saturday. She later found the ring in her bedroom.
A man was arrested Friday morning after stealing beer and then waiting for police to arrive.
A woman reported Friday that she came home to her house and noticed the front and back doors were open and the lights were on. 
A man reported that he believes a customer in line behind him at a business stole his wallet.
A water heater and electrical meter were reported stolen.
A bottle of replica designer cologne was reported stolen from a store.
A Longview woman was arrested Wednesday night on an allegation of drunkenly attending a Lufkin church service.