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 man reported Saturday that some children threw pieces of asphalt into his freshly cleaned pool.
About $200 in quarters, a debit card and a clutch wallet were reported stolen Friday night from a car.
A woman who lives in the 1300 block of Live Oak Lane reported that she paid a man money to cut a tree for her but he never did the job.
A door was found ajar Tuesday.
A man reported that someone stole a lighthouse Monday from his front yard.
A woman reported buying flowers online for a funeral that were never delivered. When she tried contacting the company about it, she was given the “run-a-round.”
A 19-year-old man was arrested around 3:30 a.m. after sneaking into a bedroom on Sayers Street.
A Pooh Bear piggy bank containing $100 was among items reported stolen from a home broken into Wednesday.
A man told Lufkin Police that he believes someone stole his glasses, bicycle and hunting knife after he passed out Thursday night in the 1100 block of North Timberland Drive.
A motorized tricycle was reported stolen Tuesday outside Kurth Memorial Library.
A 45-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly entered his mother’s home without consent and ate her food.
Lufkin Police arrested a 51-year-old man at a store after he reportedly took a $10 steak out of the package and tried to hide it in his pants pocket.