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April 22, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 2

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2-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Tuesday, April 22, 1986 Police beat Man hurt in motorcycle crash A 20-year-old Baytown man is in stable condition at St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay, where he is recovering from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident at 11:10 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Walker Road. Police said Jamie Wakefield of 1501 Bob Smith Road was driving a 1982 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound in the 1200 block of Walker when he lost control of the bike on a curve. Wakefield was thrown from the bike into a ditch. He was taken by Navarre's Baytown Ambulance to Humana Hospital in Baytown and then transferred to St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay. Forgery arrest Gordon Eugene Shaw, 20, was arrested by Baytown police at 2:45 p.m. April 15 at Ross S. Sterling High School, 300 S. Baker. Police said there was a warrant for Shaw's arrest for forgery out of the 263rd District Court. There is no bond set for him. Charges filed - Police said charges of robbery have been filed on John Demetruis Fontenot, 19, of (ill 1 v Cove Road in connection with the attempted robbery of the Palms Motel Wednesday night. Fontenot, who was shot in the robbery attempt, remains in stable condition at Hermann Hospital in Houston. A clerk at_ the mote! tcld police, at the time, that the suspect attempted to rob him by demanding money while holding a gray knit cap with "something protruding" inside. The clerk said he pulled a gun, the suspect dropped the cap and a cigarette lighter fell out. The suspect ran from the motel while the clerk was calling police. The clerk fired one shot at the suspect, not knowing at the time if he hit him or not. Fontenot was later found at Guif Coast Hospital, being treated for a gunshot wound. He was transferred by Life Flight helicopter to Hermann Hospital. Burglaries and thefts •A resident in the 700 block of East Humble told police that between 5 and 6 p.m. Monday, someone took a gas stove, valued at $200. from her home. •A microwave oven and video cassette recorder were stolen between 6:15 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. Monday from the 800 block of West Lobit. The items are valued at $1,150. •A 20-inch BMX bicycle was stolen at about 6:40p.m. Monday from the intersection of Oklahoma and Ohio streets. The owner of the bike said he had stopped to talk to a friend and when he turned around the bike was gone. •Between 8:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Monday, someone took $1,000 cash from the office of Big A Auto Supply, 4406 Allenbrook. •A 26-inch Huffy bicycle, valued at $119, was stolen between 8 p.m. and midnight Monday from the 700 block of East Humble. •Between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday, someone broke into a 1984 CMC van while it was parked at Bill Blake Motors and stole the AM-FM stereo cassette player. •A tool box with assorted tools was taken between 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday from the 300 block of Bob Smith Road. The items are valued at $200. •A Baytown resident told police that between 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday, someone broke into his vehicle while it was parked in the 1700 block of Bob Smith Road and took a jacket, jumper cables and miscellaneous tools. The items are valued at $135. •A 1984 Nissan, valued at $15,271, was stolen between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Monday from Baytown Nissan 1801 N,-Main. • •A 1979 Ford pickup truck, valued at $3,800, was stolen between 10 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday from the 500 block of Long Drive. •A 1975 Volkswagen, valued at $800, was stolen around noon Saturday from Volkswagen Auto, 318 E. Hunnicutt. Police said a man took the vehicle for a test drive and failed to return it. The suspect is described as being white, 35 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing from 150 to 160 pounds, having brown eyes and black hair which is short to medium length. •Between 4 p.m-. Saturday and 7:50 a.m. Sunday, someone ransacked Acme Cleaners, 2003 N. Main. Police said clothes were thrown about but they do not know whether anything was taken. •A resident in the 300 block of Tri-City Beach Road told police that between 4:40 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, someone took clothes and miscellaneous items from her home. The items are valued at$530. •Between 5:30 p.m. Saturday ajnLSilS a.m. Sunday, someone took ah unknown amount of baked goods from Flowers Bakery Thrift Store, 1211 Airhart. • A Baytown resident told police that between 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:15 a.m. Sunday, someone broke into his storage building and garage and took three rod and reels and a portable electric power plant. The items are valued at $1,525. •Between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, someone entered the offices and snack bar of Goose Creek Country Club, 5000 Country Club Drive, and took two typewriters, two calculators, a radio, a color television and ass9rted beer. •A resident in the 700 block of Denby told police that between 8:30 p.m. Friday and 12:15 a.m. Saturday, someone took $140 cash from the house. •A microwave oven and a cable box were stolen between 8:05 and 8:35 p.m. Friday from the 500 block of West Gulf. The items are valued at $385. •Sometime April 8, someone cashed a stolen and forged check at Citizens Bank and Trust, 1300 Rollingbrook. The check was written on the account of a Baytown man at Citizens Bank. •A portable compressor, valued at $300, was stolen between 11 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday from the parking lot of Pecan Manor. •A video cassette recorder, valued at $239, was stolen between 9 p.m. and midnight Saturday from the 500 block of Neal Street. •Baseballs, boxes of candy and a mobile phone were stolen between 10p.m. Friday and 6:10 a.m. Saturday from the concession stand of Pelly Park. •A resident in the 400 block of Scarlett told police that over the weekend someone stole miscellaneous items from his home. The items are valued at $2,051. •A 20-inch Ross bicycle, valued at $320, was stolen between 8 and 10 p.m. Friday from the 10th Street park. The ownei- • of the bicycle told police he was playing baseball when the bicycle was taken. •A 27-inch Raleigh bicycle, valued at $199.99, was stolen over the weekend from Bicycle Plus, 3626 Garth Road. The owner of the shop told police that a man took the bicycle for a test ride and did not return. The suspect is described as being white, from 25 to 30 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 Inches tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds. He had a light beard and long brown hair and was wearing a blue T-shirt and blue jeans. •A window ain conditioner, valued at $600, was stolen between 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon Saturday from the 100 block of East Fayle. •A resident in the 3700 block of Summer told police that between Wednesday and Thursday, someone took jewelry, a pistol, a camera and a U-teller card from his home. The suspect took $300 cash from the bank with the U- teller card, police said. The other items are valued at $3,000. •A resident in the 200 block of Mayhaw told police that at about noon Saturday, two suspects entered her home and took jewelry, valued at $1,200, $8 cash and miscellaneous items, valued at$30. •A 1984 Mitsubishi, valued at $11,500, was stolen between 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday from the parking lot of Goose Creek Shopping Center, 6800 Garth Road. •A 1984 Chevrolet Camaro, valued at $12,500, was stolen between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 5:45 a.m. Saturday from the 800 block of Northwood Drive. Liberty County LIBERTY — Two Dayton men have been arrested in connection with the burglary of Kencfick General Store, Liberty County Sheriff E.W. "Sonny" Applebe said. Applebe identified the suspects as Leslie Ledford, 23, and . Brandt Lucksam, age unavailable. Both have been charged with burglary. Dayton Justice of the Peace Glen Prater set bond on both suspects at $25,000. Applebe said the Kenefick General Store was burglarized on April 4, 14 and 15. Several thousand dollars in cash as well as guns, ammunition, beer and cigarettes were stolen. Sheriff's deputies took three juveniles into custody on April 16 in connection with the burglaries. The juveniles have been released to their parents, Applebe said. Based on other information, deputies arrested the two adult defendants Monday, according to Applebe. Applebe said most of the stolen items have been recovered. Border agents using terror 'profile' EL PASO (AP) - Federal agencies along the border have been issued a profile to help them detect possible terrorists attempting to enter the United States, authorities say. "We know there's been an increase of trafficking in the Middle East of false and stolen passports." said Duke Austin, an Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman in Washington. "It's easy, for example, for a Libyan to get a Moroccan passport." The profile includes a list of Middle Eastern countries that have "historically fostered terrorism against the United States and the world," said Austin. The INS. U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs officials have been told to look more closely at people bearing passports from those countries, which Austin declined to name. Officials were reluctant to disclose precise information contained in the profiles. However, Austin said the profiles do not contain physical descriptions of likely terrorists. "Al! terrorists don't look alike," said Austin. "I wish it were that easy." Terrorists trying to enter the country would probably have a physical appearance that would let them blend in with the rest of the population, said Larry Richardson, chief Border Patrol agent for the El Paso district. The agencies have taken no particular measures and agents at the border do not have special training for dealing with suspected terrorists. Customs inspectors use the same techniques employed in spotting drug smugglers, said Ruben Saenz, chief Customs inspector for the El Paso district. "We look at their luggage. Is it expensive? Where was it made? Does it go with the type of person, the amount of clothes? Does it go with the length of stay?" Saenz said. "It's a matter of ask- ing questions until they (inspectors) are satisfied." At the same time, local heads of federal agencies acknowledge it is difficult to deter terrrorists from crossing the border, either through Mexico or Canada. "If you're talking about terrorist-proof as in waterproof — to make an impregnable barrier — I think that's unrealistic," said John J. Ingham, INS deputy district director in Buffalo, N.Y., which monitors the 4,139-mile U.S.- Canada border. "We see a lot of people who don't need specific documentation — unlike the Mexican border — so we look for the impostors, the false passports and such." Federal agencies have complained in the past that it's easy even for illegal aliens to wade across the Rio Grande or walk across the border because of insufficient manpower to guard the vast, empty spaces of the Southwest. "The best we can do is be alert to the possibility of terrorist activity," said Richardson. "An unarmed terrorist, someone handled routinely, would have a lot of odds in his favor." Passports, birth certificates and visas are being checked more thoroughly, said Al Giugni, INS district director in El Paso. "We did not beef up the staff," Giugni said. "We just apprised all the agents, all the inspectors that because of this threat they should be on the lookout." intelligence on possible terrorist movements is shared by the three agencies, which work closely with their Mexican counterparts and U.S. police and sheriff's departments. However, it's probable that a terrorist would shun ports of entry, where federal officials would scrutinize documents, said Giugni. "Because of the ease with which people can enter ... a per- son who wanted to enter would have a better chance of doing it betwe'en the points" of normal entry, he said. Border agencies have been aware of the terrorist threat for some time, said John Miller, public affairs specialist for the U.S. Customs Service Pacific Region. "We've been looking for terrorists and collecting information on that type of activity since the Marine barracks incident in Beirut," said Miller. He was referring to the October 1983 bombing attack that killed 241 members of the Marine peacekeeping force in Lebanon. The Treasury Enforcement Communication System, with headquarters in San Diego, is a huge computer file used by border agents around the country, Miller said. The file contains information that lets Customs agents check for drug smugglers, alien smugglers and terrorists. AP news scan THE STATE TEXARKANA — A Bowie County Sheriff's deputy is suspended from his job and charged with aggravated kidnapping after his ex-wife, from whom he was twice divorced, was abducted and left bound and gagged in a wooded area. MESQUITE — A skirmish between a Methodist mayor and a Baptist pastor has ruffled the suburban calm here, bringing a crusade-like fervor to the usually routine April elections. The mayor contends that two write-in candidates were able to force Saturday's runoff in city council races mainly because voters practiced what Yarber preached in a televised sermon blistering "liberal, loose-living leaders.". DALLAS — Lone Star Steel officials says the company will ask its stockholders to approve a corporate restructuring plan in the wake of another quarterly operations loss and declining revenues. NEW BOSTON — Claiming that the new owner is charging too much for its services, City Council has voted to take back or sell 21.7 acres out from under New Boston General Hospital. (Efje Entered as second closs matter at the Boytown, Texas Post Office 77522 under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Published afternoons, Monday through Friday and Sundays ot 1301 Menxxiol Drive in Boytown, Texas 77520. P.O. Box 90, Baytown, Texas 77522. Subscription Rotes: By carrier, $5.25 per month, J«.OG per year. Single copy price: 25 cents Dolly, 50 cents Sunday. Moil rates on request. Represented nationally by Coastal Publications. Tides WEDNESDAY HIGH: 8:12a.m., 7:16p.m. LOW: 1:19a.m., 2:18p.m. (Tides forecast are for Baytown area bays) Sun SUNRISE: 5:47a.m. ' SUNSET: 6:53p.m. REL CELEBRA TION THE SESQUICENTENNIAL celebration at Robert E. Lee High School will be held April 25. Door decorations, costumes, food and pictures will be part of the celebration. Dressed in costume for the occasion are, from left, Karen Edwards, Coy Kirby and Kathy Kaura. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) SPOTS Services pending SERVICES ARE pending at Navarre's Paul U. Lee Funeral Home for Linnie Whitlock, 81, of Baytown. Mrs. Whitlock died April 22 at a Baytown hospital. DePelchin meeting DePELCHIN CHILDREN'S Center will host a brown bag luncheon from noon until 1:30 p.m. April 23 at the center's main campus at Memorial Drive and Shepherd in Houston. The public is invited to the luncheon, which will feature speakers on DePelchin's child abuse prevention programs. Persons should bring their own lunch. Call 8618136 for reservations or information. Hearing announced TEXAS PARKS and Wildlife Department will hold a special hearing to announce a proposal to close Bolivar Roads Channel to shrimping. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Galveston County Courthouse. REL class of 37 MEMBERS OF the Robert E. Lee High School Class of '37 will meet at 10 a.m. April 23 at the home of Willadene Hines, 803 N. Jones, to plan a class reunion. Interested members who cannot attend should call Miss Hines at 422-4815. Roberts services FUNERAL SERVICES for Dr. Elsie Knowlton Roberts of Sherman were held April 20 in Waxahachie. She is survived by a sister, Polly Knowlton Lawhon. of Bay town. ; Performance continues PERFORMANCES OF. "Greater Tuna" will continue at 8 p.m. April 24, 25 and 26 at the Baytown Little Theater. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 -for children. The box office is open from 2 to 5 p.m. For more'in- formation, call 424-7617: : Swim club ; GLEN MEADOW Subdivision Swim Club is accepting summer pool memberships. A special rate is in effect for those who sign up in April. For morelin- formation. call 428-1646 or 4245618 after 6 p.m. Retirement buffet : A BARBECUE buffet and roast to honor G.E. Tanner, wha is retiring as principal of Crosby Elementary School after ; 37 years in education, will be hjeld at 6 p.m. May 24 at Crosby High School. Tickets will be on sale for $7 at all five Crosby school campuses. BIRTHDAY^. BO X Birthday wishes are sent Tuesday to: Kristie Fudge from her family. Elaine Coker Fuselier from her family and friends. Hearing Aids Rr. Her Hearing Through I'mrpMiniuil <j 1900-1 Bar* tall iimnra 422-4292 FOUR SEASONS FLOW CO. feiMi.lt CMNKmialFlevii! We Do It Rightt For Less , ;, Carpet '• Vinyl Wood Floors^ ^* 1007 Bob Smith Rd. •: Call Mark Hall 428-7270 ,J DOES YOUR CAR NEED C*iHm Acnurritil Sunroofs Bay Windows Sliding Rear Window! Tube Grille* Ladders Luggage Rocki Von & Truck Seats Automotive & Commercial Window Tinting A FACELIFT? PIN STRIPES VINYL TOP Seat Covers Vinyl Too* Heodllners , Carpels Dear Panels Trunk Lining Tonnnu Cover* Serving Boytown Since I9SJ SIDE MOULDING: A Trim Shop 211 W; Main @ Pru«m BAYTOWN ^&X I ^i.'^- : !'--'Mil^

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