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April 13th, 2012

Borger man involved in tractor accident

April 13, 2012

On Friday, local citizen Tommy Hooper was involved in a tractor accident.
Borger emergency crews responded to the call on April 13, 2012 at 5:10 p.m. on the 200 block of Evergreen.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, he was attempting to pull a tree stump out of the ground when the tractor flipped over and landed on top of him. Emergency crews worked close to 30 minutes to lift the tractor and free Hooper, before he was transported by Lifestar to an Amarillo hospital. Hooper suffered a broken arm and body trauma in the accident, but is reportedly in stable condition.

Borger Police Report

April 13, 2012

Borger Police Report
April 11, 2012

600 block of West Wilson – report of disturbance
1500 block of Canyon – report of suspicious vehicle
200 block of Ozmer – alarm
100 block of North McGee – report of prowler
400 block of Monroe – report of disturbance
300 block of South Hoyne, Fritch – report of open door/window
1700 block of South Cedar – report of abandoned vehicle
300 block of West Sixth – report of disorderly conduct
300 block of South Hedgecoke – traffic escort
300 block of North Main – report of lost/found property
900 block of Western – report of harassment

Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

April 13, 2012

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming United Way Day of Caring.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Huber Park with coffee and breakfast. Teams will depart at 8 a.m. to begin work on their designated projects.
Teri Hogue, who works with the Hutchinson County United Way, said the Day of Caring is a special day when companies and individuals come together to complete projects that benefit people within the community.

April 12th

An Evening of Hail

April 12, 2012

On Wednesday, Hutchinson County saw its first major supercell thunderstorm in nearly two years, producing several funnel clouds, golfball sized hail, and five inches of rain in the Fritch area.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the storm started forming south of the Fritch area at around 2:30 p.m. where he remained stationary for several hours.
The lack of movement in the storm led to part of Fritch reporting five inches of rain and caused to Highway 136 between Fritch and Amarillo to be closed for one hour, at around 7:30 p.m. due to flooding.

Borger Trash Bash seeing great success

April 12, 2012

The Borger Trash Bash is underway, and citizens have been stepping up to the plate.
According to reports thus far, as of 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, 26.5 tons of trash have been dumped since the start of the event on Monday. There have also been a large number of tires disposed of as well.
Through Saturday, county residents can bring their trash to the transfer station to be disposed of for free. Tire disposal is also an available service during Trash Bash Week.

April 11th

Borger Police Report

April 11, 2012

Borger Police Report
April 8, 2012
152 East of City Limits – report of theft
9th & Cedar – report of traffic accident
100 block of Medical Drive – report of disturbance
100 block of Medical Drive – followup
Hwy 136 (Old Pantex) – report of traffic accident
300 block of Estireno – assist agency
200 block of West Tenth – report of suspicious person
1300 block of Clayton – report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of Clayton – report of disorderly conduct
700 block of Roosevelt – report of disturbance
100 block of Cottonwood – report of criminal mischief

Coker yet to issue statement on dismissal

April 11, 2012

The recently dismissed Fritch Chief of Police has yet to issue a statement pertaining to his Monday dismissal.
Kirk Coker, who was dismissed from the position on Monday, told the Borger News-Herald that he has to consult with his attorney before making any type of statement.
He promised to keep the BNH updated with any possible news.
Monte Leggett, Chief Administrator for the Fritch Police Department, confirmed on Monday afternoon that Coker was no longer with the Fritch Police Department.

Assistance needed in copper theft cases

April 11, 2012

Crime Stoppers and the Borger Police Department are seeking assistance in reference to copper wire thefts that occurred inside the City of Borger.
On Monday, March 19, 2012, officers from Borger PD responded to a burglary in the 300 block of East Tenth Street.
During this burglary, the suspect (s) took several types of copper wiring from the location. The suspect (s) also caused damage to the location while taking the copper wiring.

April 10th

County sets Republican convention

April 10, 2012

The Hutchinson County Republican Party has announced its plan for a 2012 county/district convention.
Mary Kay Phelan, who is the county chairman, announced that this convention will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 415 East Gardner.

April 9th

Coker dismissed as Fritch Police Chief

April 9, 2012

On Monday morning, Kirk Coker was dismissed as the Chief of Police for the City of Fritch.
Monte Leggett, Chief Administrator for the Fritch Police Department, confirmed on Monday afternoon that Coker was no longer with the Fritch Police Department.
As to the reasons behind Coker’s dismissal, Leggett said he was not able to comment on personnel issues but stated “the rest of the officers on the Fritch Police Department are committed to serving the city of Fritch now and going forward in the future.”

 

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