An elderly woman received a phone call from someone who claimed to be a public defender in a large city. The caller said the woman’s grandson had been in an accident and was arrested. The “grandson” got on the phone and said he needed help. The woman was then instructed to obtain a money card and place a large sum on it, then give the money of the card to the man posing as a public defender. Later, the woman learned her grandson was fine and not in another city.
Officers arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly stealing panties, a hoodie, skinny jeans, a polo shirt, socks, and a pillow valued at about $100 from Walmart.
A woman reported finding a man in her living room after she woke to the sound of her dogs barking on Monday.
Another woman reported on Monday that someone broke into her home and appeared to be living there. She had not been to the property in a month.
Lufkin Police arrested a man after officers saw him in a vehicle spinning in circles in the roadway and attempting to chase down a bicyclist.
A Lufkin man accused of stealing Tide Pods and candy from Family Dollar has been charged with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A visitor of a patient at a hospital allegedly took $15 from a nurse’s wallet Friday.
Someone reportedly stole two bows from an archery store.
The Lufkin Police Department received a call about two women throwing beer bottles at one another. One woman went to the hospital with injuries.
Someone reportedly found a waterproof safe in a creek by the road.
Someone stole a television from a motel.