Corsicana Police Department
• A 58-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after a police officer saw him littering and the man gave the officer a false address. The incident took place in the 300 block of North 21st and a half Street.
• A shoplifter was arrested around 8:50 p.m. Sunday at the HEB, 201 S. 15th St.
• A woman called police because someone she knew acted like he was going to hit her around noon Monday in the 200 block of East Fifth Avenue.
• Some items were stolen from the 800 block of East 12th Avenue sometime overnight Monday or Tuesday morning.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• Two adult shih tzu/beagles named Diamond and Clarabelle were reported missing Friday from their home on Northwest County Road 0015 near Corsicana. Both were wearing collars.
• Eight padlocks were broken in a burglary reported Thursday on Highway 287 near Eureka.
• A black Apple iPhone 4S was stolen Friday from the 300 block of West Second Avenue in Corsicana. The owner set the value at $500.
• A brown and white horse was reported stolen or missing Saturday from the Dawson Liquor Store in Dawson. The value was set at $1,500.
• Six rods and reels, a radio console, two blue tubs full of radio parts, some toys a bench vise and two drawers full of phonograph parts were stolen Monday from a building on South Highway 287 near Eureka. Value was set at $1,625.
• A small Sears brand tiller was stolen Tuesday from West Highway 31 near Purdon. Valued at $200.
Compiled by Daily Sun City Editor Janet Jacobs from reports released by the Corsicana Police Department and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department.
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Texas’ economy is picking up, and the signs are all around, even in Navarro County.
Texas’ most recent unemployment figures, from April, had the state at 6.4 percent unemployed, this is compared with the national average of 7.6 percent. In addition, state sales tax receipts for May 2013 were nearly 8 percent higher than in May 2012. Sales tax collections have increased for 38 consecutive months, boosted by strong business spending in the oil/natural gas and manufacturing sectors, and to some extent, retail sales, according to the Texas Comptroller’s office.
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