Sulphur Springs, Cumby police catch apparent thieves in the act
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov. 6, 2006 - Police in Sulphur Springs and Cumby each took one person into custody after the two were caught stealing items from personal property on Sunday.

Sulphur Springs police arrested a 59-year-old Sherman man for theft after receiving a call from a business around 8:20 a.m. that the man was seen putting tires on a trailer.

The man told police the tire was no good, and that he had other used tires which businesses and places often just give to him. Officers found receipts showing he had the used tires recapped, according to police reports.

He was arrested for theft of a $200 truck tire, which business representatives told police he did not have permission to take.

Cumby Police Department caught a Mount Vernon man attempting to steal items around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

An officer noticed a truck parked along the north service road of Interstate 30 west in Cumby, then saw the 55-year-old man get in the truck and attempt to leave, but not before the Cumby officer pulled in behind the pickup and initiated a traffic stop. 

After identifying the suspect as the 55-year-old Mount Vernon man, police asked him what he was doing at the location. "Something I shouldn't be doing" was his reply, according to arrest reports.

The Cumby police sergeant to contacted the owner of the property on the service road, who identified an item that was in the back of the truck as belonging to him. When asked about it, the suspect reportedly told police he had "no intention of paying for the item," reports state.

At that point the man was arrested for theft of property.

Also Sunday morning around 8 a.m., Sulphur Springs police officers also caught two juveniles with bicycles and a bike wheel which had been recently been reported stolen North Davis Street. The youths were taken into custody for theft.

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