The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 23, 1986 · Page 2
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Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, April 23, 1986
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2-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednesday, April tt, H Police beat Man charged with Exxon plant theft A 38-year-old Baytown man, charged with felony theft from Exxon, was arrested by Baytown police Tuesday afternoon. Ron Moser, a detective with the Baytown Police Department, told The Sun Wednesday that he and Detective Mike Mueller were patrolling Tuesday afternoon when they stopped James Allen Hoover of 3705 Trailwood as he was driving a pickup truck. Hoover was wanted on felony theft charges in connection with theft from Exxon, Moser said. Moser said that on April 14, Exxon security caught Hoover, an employee of the company, passing through the gate with several valves, valued at $5,772. Moser said at that time Hoover admitted he stole the valves. Moser said Exxon dismissed Hoover from the company and then approached police last week about filing charges. He said a warrant was obtained from the 208th District Court on April 18. Bond on Hoover is S2.000. When arrested. Hoover had 83 valves in his pickup truck. Police said additional charges could be forthcoming. Stable condition A 26-year-old Baytown woman is in stable condition at Gulf Coast Hospital after being injured in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon involving a grain truck. Hilda Jane Swearengin of 506 Archer Road was the driver of a 1978 Ford pickup truck that struck the grain truck. Police said Ms. Swearengin was headed north in the 5300 block of East Road when the truck, which was headed south in the 5300 block of East Road turned left in front of her. The driver of the truck. Robert Wayne Burt. 30. of Crosby was given a citation for failure to yield right of way. Ms. Swearengin was taken by Navarre's Baytown Ambulance to Gulf Coast Hospital. Treated and released A 31-year-old Houston woman was treated and released from San Jacinto Methodist Hospital for injuries she received in a two-car accident Tuesday night at Lee Drive and West Main Street. Police said Dalila Martinez of Houston was the driver of a 1986 Poritiac Sunbird which was headed south on Lee Drive. A 1974 Chevrolet, driven by Steven Webb, 17, of Highlands, was headed north on Lee and had puiled into the southbound lane, attempting to turn onto West Main, and struck the vehicle that Ms. Martinez was driving, police said. Webb was given a citation for failure to yield right of way while making a left turn. Ms. Martinez was taken by private car to San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Suspects sought Police are looking for two men they believe broke into the 7 Days Market. 2900 Market. Tuesday night. A witness told police that at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, he heard noises and saw a man on the roof of the market. He said the man climbed down a pole and ran north where he was met by a second person. Police found two boxes of small store items and beer and wine near the market. Inside, they discovered that the cash register had been smashed and five pinball machines were broken into. Police said damage is estimated at $1,000 and that recovered goods total $500. No arrests have been made. Burglaries and thefts •Ten cartons of cigarettes Entered as second class matter at The Bayfdwn, Texas Post Office 77522 urxtor the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Published afternoons, Monday through Friday and Sundays at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown, Texas 77520. P.O. Box 90, Boylown, Texo», 77522. Subscription Rct«: By carrier, $5.25 per month, $63.00 per yeor. Single copy price: 25 cent* Doily, 50 <•**» Sunday. Moil rote* on request. Represented nationally by Coastal Publications were taken from the Jones 7-11-7 at 2110 Bowie School Drive. • A 1981 Oldsmobile, valued at $9,000, was taken between 1:30 and 4:45 p.m. Tuesday from the parking lot of San Jacinto Mall. •A Baytown woman told police that between 9 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday someone took four rings and a necklace from her home in the 3300 block of Wisconsin. The items are valued at $801. •A 5-gallon jug of pesticide was stolen between 1 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Sunday from a Harris County Mosquito Control vehicle parked in the 5100 block of Mable. •A video cassette recorder, valued at $450, and a radio, valued at $50, \vas stolen between 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday from the 400 block of Forrest. Court cases A legless Baytown man was sentenced to two 30-year prison terms and one 20-year term after pleading guilty to. six felony charges in connection with an unusual robbery and kidnapping in Houston on May 2. Edward Gale Crawford was sentenced to 30 years on four counts of robbery, 30 years on one count of attempted capital murder and 20 years for aggravated kidnapping, said Bob Stabe, an assistant Harris County district attorney. Stabe said Crawford, 34, will serve the sentences concurrently and will be eligible for parole in 10 years. Crawford entered his pleas Tuesday in Judge Pat Lykos' 180th District Court as a result of an agreement worked out between prosecution and defense attorneys, Stabe said. The charges against Crawford stemmed from an incident in Houston where a wheelchair bound man robbed $80 from a restaurant, shot a woman in the parking lot of a nearby department store and then forced a couple to drive to a location on Jensen Street. The suspect lost his wheelchair in the process and allegedly stole another one from a Houston hospital. Houston police apprehended the suspect near downtown Houston several hours after the episode. Man sentenced Charles Wayne Foster of Houston pleaded guilty to assault on a police officer and was sentenced to 18 days in the Harris County jail and a $200 tine for biting a Harris County constable's finger. Foster was arrested March 8 and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, a third degree felony after he bit the officer in a scuffle that night at San Jacinto Mall. He was in custody of two off- duty officers when Baytown police arrived at 10:30 p.m. at the mall. Police were told that he bit the finger of Richard Johnson Jr., a constable with the Harris County Constable's Office, Precinct 3. Johnson was taken to Gulf Coast Hospital where he was treated and released. Bill Hawkins, prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney's Office, told the Sun that Foster pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. BIRTHDAY BOX Thursday birthday wishes are sent to: Darin Ard from his grandparents. Tides THURSDAY HIGH: 9:18 a.m., +6:06 p.m. LOW: 1:54 a.m., +1:31 p.m. (+ denotes weak tide) Tides forecast are (or Baytown area bays Sun SUNRISE: 5:46a.m SUNSET: 6:54p.m. HISTOR Y LESSONS BILL KENNEDY, superintendent of Baytown schools, takes a look at The Baytown Sun's Sesquicentennlai Souvenir Edition. The Sun provided 6,000 copies of the limited edition to area schools with 3,100 going to the Baytown district. The edition is on sale at The Sun's office, 1301 Memorial Drive, for$l. ======B ^__ (Sun staf f Photo by Jim Kyle) «r-vrf SPOTS Tuna on BLT stage "GREATER TUNA," a two-act comedy with 20 characters portrayed by two actors, will be presented at 8 p.m. April 24, 25 and 26 at Baytown Little Theater, 1500 Lakewood Village. Tickets are $5 for adults and S3 for students. Call the box office at 424-7617 between the hours of 2 to 5 p.m. UT prof at LC THE PUBLIC is invited to hear Professor George A. Baker of the University of Texas-Austin when he speaks at 7 p.m. April 23 in Lee College's Rundell Auditorium. Baker, who has completed an extensive study of the abilities necessary for successful college operation, will speak on the topic, "Creating a Culture of Excellence Through Effective Leadership." Kiwanis meet THE KIWANIS CLUB of Baytown will meet at noon April 24 at Holiday Inn, 300 S. Highway 146. Barbecue dinners THE ASSOCIATION for Retarded Citizens/Baytovvn will be selling barbecue dinners from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 25 at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex, 5200 East Road. There is a $5 donation per plate. For delivery of 10 or more dinners call Joyce Moody at 420-3079. Marching men A PHOTO on the front page of the April 21 edition of The Baytown Sun incorrectly listed marching men as part of the Texas Army. The men shown were part of a re-enactment group, including the Brazoria Militia, according to Col. Bill Burgess of Baytown, a member of the Texas Army. Foster parents DEPELCHIN CHILDREN'S Center will hold an information meeting for prospective foster parents at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at 100 Sandman, Houston. Providing temporary homes for children in crisis will be the focus of the meeting. Call 8618136 for more information. Lupus meeting BAYTOWN LUPUS Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Gulf Coast Industrial Workers Union Hall, 311 S. Loop 201. Dr. Sanda Sessoms of the Department of Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine will speak. Barbecue planned THE BARBERS Hill 4-H and Future Farmers of America will hold a barbecue from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the agriculture building on the school.campus. Tickets are $5. School menus THURSDAY BAYTOWN BREAKFAST — Fruit juice, egg, biscuit and milk. LUNCH — Burritoes or wieners, Spanish rice, greens, mixed vegetables, salad, bread, milk and chocolate clusters. BARBERS HILL BREAKFAST - Egg, juice, toast and milk. LUNCH — Cheeseburger or barbecue, french fries, cook's LEADED GLASS 3M7N 427-1 1M THURSDAY, HAY fcb-7:00 70S OAK ST.-H1CHLANDS, TX. t»M» K H. M IM* fc MI H n. Cx«i * •»ii fwH O. fnplilil/ ton* A*l I •*•' Ov I*, r lit ii I" ISELUNGTO THE HIGHEST WOOEHU] KM MO*f KTMMATMN CAU. TKl MOMIS * AUCIMMSS* ATi 010 THtt KrUir t AOCnON CO. tin turn ww-cMsn, a m-4*M * m-*n * m-i747 TU-M-tFM Three buildings destroyed by fire choice, burger salad, bun, milk and fruit cobbler. ST. JOSEPH LUNCH — Meatloaf, mixed vegetables, fruit, milk and bread. CROSBY BREAKFAST — Grilled cheese. LUNCH — Hamburgers or cheeseburgers, french fries, ketchup, gelatin, almond cookie and milk. SPACIOUS ±2500 Sq. Ft. & HOME OFFERED AT t CHANNELVIEW - Three of six buildings, on approximately four acres at 15922 Bear Bayou, . burned early Wednesday morning, said investigator B.W. Blanchard of the Harris County fire marshal's office. The cause of the fire is suspicious and Is being investigated by the fire marshal's office, said Blancharrt. The office Wednesday morning had been unable to contact a representative of Pyramid Co., which owns the buildings. Blanchard estimated the loss t\*ay total $250,000. The area was overgrown with weeds and apparently was not being used for business at the time of the fire, said Blanchard. He said the three buildings that burned appear to be office buildings, while the other, larger, buildings that did not burn are warehouses. Channelview Volunteer Fire Department responded at 1:03 a.m. and was assisted by Cloverleaf Volunteer Fire Department. BAYTOWN A Tuesday morning car fire at the parking lot of Ross S. Sterl- ing High School, 300 W. BaKer Road, caused an estimated $1,200 damage to a 1983 Fbrti, owned by Shanna Lee Lucas of 420 Barbers Hill Road. ' .Firefighters from Station 6 responded at 9:42 a.m. to/the fire, which started in the car's engine compartment, according to the report. . A Tuesday afternoon grass fire spread to a travel trailer at 2231 Connally Road, causing an estimated $500 damage to the outside of the trailer, according to a Baytown Fire Department report. • ;.; -' Hiram Lesing owns the trailer.. Firefighters from Station' 5 responded at 5:01 p.m. " All Baytown volunteers also were' dispatched. - ' A car fire in the 200 block of Avenue L on Tuesday caused an estimated $400 damage to a 1969 Buick. The Baytown fire marshal's office on Wednesday was' investigating the fire. Investigators suspect the fire was set intentionally, said a' fire department spokeswoman. Firefighters from Station 2 responded at 8:35 p.m. Baytown woman helps save life of Houston By KAY LUCAS "It wasn't a police officer I helped," said Baytonian Gail Iviazzeiii. "He \vas a human being. It could have been any human on the face of this earth and I'd have been out there." Mazzetti and Joy Bellamy, a former Baytonian, came to the rescue of Houston police officer James Whitley Sunday as he was being beaten by two assailants outside a Houston restaurant, where the two women work. "When I looked down . . . I'll never forget that cop's face." said Mazzetti. "It was like looking at your younger brother. You know? He had a look like, 'I know I'm gonna die and you're gonna watch me.' That's what sticks in my mind. I can't tell you what anybody was wearing or what anybody else looked like. The look on that cop's face and all the kids on the sidewalk, that's what sticks in my mind. I was just so afraid that someone was going to get shot," Mazzetti said. "And there is one thing I wonder about. If that hadn't been a police officer I don't think we would be considered heroes." added Mazzetti Mazzetti and Bellamy ap- peared on Good Morning Houston Wednesday to tell about their heroic acts. Whitley's rescuers have work ed at the restaurant together for several months but have known each other for about seven or eight years. It was a natural response, Bellamy said, to assist when she heard her friend yell for help. Mazzetti ran outside after she looked out through a door and saw two men beating and kicking the officer. By that time a third man had. run away and was being chased, by two other officers, leaving Whitley alone with the two men, "He (the assailant) kept trying to pull the officer's gun out of his holster," Bellamy said, "I kept telling him not to do that. 'You'll go to jail for a long time, that's a capital offense,' T'told him." • • Mazzetti, Bellamy and customers, who joined in, finally stopped the attack. The officer was treated at Hermann' Hospital for serious cuts and bruises. • ' . Two of the suspects we're 'taken into police custody.'The- third suspect escaped during the incident. District attorney's office announces reset of hearing By LOUISE SHAW A hearing to determine if Joseph Fordham of Baytown will be certified as an adult is expected to be reset for the third time, Elizabeth Godwin, assistant district attorney, said Tuesday afternoon The hearing, which was scheduled for Thursday, will not be heard because Judge Robert Lowery, who was to hear the Fordham case, is tied up in a lengthy custody hearing, 'Ms: Godwin said. Ms. Godwin said the judge.will announce Thursday-a new date for the Fordham hearing. Fordham, 16, is being.held by police in connection with the murder of 11-year-old Mary Stiles, also of Baytown. Comfort Doesn't Cost Near As Much When You Look Through a Kaiserhof Window Ask about storm and replacement windows at... BAYTEX GLASS, INC. 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