Lufkin Police arrested Vincente Leonardo Trimble, 20, late Wednesday after an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of East Denman on a vehicle that apparently had a defective head lamp, according to a report.

Trimble was arrested three times last year, on charges of failure to signal the required distance before a turn, disorderly conduct and walking against the flow of traffic, according to Angelina County Jail records.

A Lufkin Parks and Recreation Department vehicle was reported stolen late Wednesday at Kit McConnico Park.

Lufkin Police investigated a criminal mischief call in the 1500 block of Allen Drive late Wednesday. According to a report, someone damaged a vehicle’s tire and front left fender.

Nine counterfeit traveler’s checks were reportedly used for purchases Wednesday at a business in the 4200 block of South Medford Drive.

A building under construction at Lufkin Mall was reportedly burglarized Wednesday.

A riding garden tractor was reported stolen in the 1200 block of Ponderosa Drive late Tuesday.

A resident returned home in the 100 block of North First Street on Wednesday to discover the apartment had been burglarized. Several items, including a refrigerator, were apparently taken.

A cell phone was reported stolen at a restaurant in the 200 block of South Timberland Drive on Wednesday.

Burglary of a building was reported in the 1400 block of Barto Drive on Wednesday.

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office responded to a verbal disturbance about 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Cotton Valley Street. A woman reportedly became angry at her boyfriend after he woke up to get a cigarette. The couple then began yelling at each other.  

Angelina County deputies located an illegal dump site Wednesday morning on CC Road.

A vehicle reported stolen in Lufkin was found by deputies Wednesday morning, abandoned in a driveway on Hudnall Road.

Someone reported receiving a fake check as payment for a pool table they had for sale. The supposed buyer sent the seller and check and told them to pay the movers $2,000 and keep the rest. Authorities said this is a typical scam.

A man reported receiving harassing Facebook messages Wednesday.

The Lufkin Police Department made four other arrests late Wednesday and early Thursday. Arrests and charges included: Jeremy Jeremaine Ash, 24, two charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility; Ja’kouis Dajuan Hawkins, 18, no seat belt-passenger and possession of drug paraphernalia; Jonathan Jeffery Weibe, age not available, driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon; and Richard Scott Looney, 45, warrant and no driver’s license.

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office made nine arrests late Wednesday and early Thursday. Arrests and charges included: Kendal Tyrell Jackson, 23, three motions to revoke probation for burglary of a habitation; Curtis Larry Hight, 55, judgment/DWI; Ronald Jones, 34, judgment/operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; Joseph Dean Bryan, 45, criminal nonsupport, DWI (2nd), failure to identify and violating promise to appear; Lee Mathis, 29, motion to revoke probation/assault; Kerry Lynn Havard, 44, evading arrest or detention, motion to revoke probation/assault and motion to revoke probation/injury to a child, elderly or disabled; Anthony Wayne Harvey, 40, theft; Cody Wayne Turner, 26, warrant; and Christopher John Straps, 31, motion to revoke probation/credit card or debit card abuse.

The Pct. 1 constable arrested Teresa Martinez, 32, Wednesday on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver’s license and running a red light and theft.

The Zavalla Police Department arrested Gilbert Dean Rash, 53, on Wednesday on bond surrender/sexual assault and stalking charges.

The Hudson Police Department arrested Martin Alejandro Solis, 18, on Wednesday on a warrant.

The Huntington Police Department arrested Johnny Ray Conner, 44, early Thursday on a charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm by a felon.

The Angelina County Jail housed 225 inmates as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

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