Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Henderson County authorities are seeking information
into the theft of a number of personal watercraft from Cedar Creek Lake
While personal watercraft (PWC) thefts are fairly routine, “there’s been
a rash of them the last two, three, four weeks,” Henderson County
Sheriff’s Office information officer Lt. Pat McWilliams reported Monday.
Deputies recovered two PWCs this past weekend, one Friday and one
Saturday, and it appeared someone had tried to deliberately sink them,
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Henderson County deputies fish out a personal watercraft at the Causeway
Marina early Friday. A number of personal watercraft have been reported
stolen from Cedar Creek Lake homes recently.
Most of the thefts have been in the Leisure Land
subdivision of Gun Barrel City, and in Seven Points near the State
Highway 334 causeway, he said.
The PWC found partly submerged off the Southwood Shores subdivision
Saturday was traced to Leisure Land resident Peggy Brown, and was stolen
during the early morning hours of Sept. 2, McWilliams reported.
“It was a brand-new Kawasaki, with only about 15 hours on it,” and worth
about $8,700, McWilliams added.
The PWC’s ignition had been broken, and the craft was scraped, as though
it had collided with a dock or another vessel, he added.
“All indications are that these (thefts) are by joyriders, but we don’t
know if they’re kids or adults,” McWilliams said.
McWilliams urged anyone with information about the thefts to contact the
sheriff’s office at (903) 675-5128, or to contact CrimeStoppers at (903)
Three hurt in GBC
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Emergency medical responders transport one of three people injured in a
fall on a construction site at the Heritage Cove development in Gun
Barrel City Friday. The early-morning accident reportedly involved
improvised scaffolding. Local emergency officials referred all questions
to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety
Administration (OSHA) regional office in Dallas, and federal officials
did not return calls seeking comment by presstime Tuesday.
arrested in Mabank crack bust
Store site of drug sting
Special to the Monitor
MABANK–An undercover investigation led to a crack cocaine bust in Mabank
The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department had conducted an undercover
investigation, resulting in a bust at the Shell convenience store,
located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 175 and State Highway 198,
Sgt. Richard Gaddis reported.
Approximately 4 grams of crack cocaine was seized during the bust, he
Three subjects – a black male, a white male and a white female – were
transported to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center and booked on
charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
Those arrested were identified as Eric Ray Franklin, 25, from Mabank,
Tabitha Dagnall, 21, also from Mabank, and Gary Don Marrs, 51, of Kemp,