The Bryan animal center took custody of a dog that has road rash on 30 to 40 percent of its body. City spokeswoman Gina Florence says the eight week old male puppy is now being cared by a private vet and is in stable condition.
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9-1-1 dispatchers received a call Sunday night from a witness who saw the dog tied to the rear tow hitch of a minivan being driven on Highway 21 near FM 2818. Police arrested the driver of the minivan after he learned the dog was being dragged. 22 year old Wualter Samano is accused of dragging the dog for about a mile before stopping, then untied the rope and left the dog in a ditch near 2818 and Independence. Police caught up to the minivan five miles away at Carson and South College, then found the dog and contacted animal control. According to the arrest report, Samano said he didn’t know the dog was tied up and thought his nieces and nephews did it.
College Station police responding to the Wolf Pen Creek neighborhood shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday learned of domestic violence involving a woman, two of her three daughters, and their dog. Officers were told 39 year old William Wagner was drunk when he threw two televisions and a vacuum cleaner in the house so hard they all broke. Then Wagner is accused of punching the 10 and 12 year old girls, strangling the family dog and tossing it over a fence, and puncturing the woman’s car tires. Wagner was taken to jail and is held without bond. Court records indicate he was placed on probation following a guilty plea for drunk driving three years ago with the two children in the vehicle.
A Bryan woman is accused of leading College Station police on a two mile, slow-speed pursuit Friday afternoon. According to the arrest report, the officer was driving on F and B road near the U.S. Agriculture Department building when a SUV he checked did not have current insurance. The SUV did not stop after the patrol lights and siren were turned on, while the officer noticed other traffic pulled over as they were headed north on Wellborn Road. The vehicles then went west on Villa Maria, then on a couple of side streets before the driver turned into her driveway on Forest Bend. The driver told the officer she did not want her vehicle told after she was arrested. 29 year old Stephanie Navarro is out of jail after posting bond on charges of driving with an invalid license and fleeing a police officer. She was also wanted on three arrest warrants from College Station, one for an assault from five years ago, driving with an invalid license from four years ago, and disorderly conduct from three years ago.
College Station police made an arrest Saturday night of a woman accused of entering an unlocked and vacant rental home and taking out furniture and bags of other property. Neighbors living in the South Knoll neighborhood alerted police to the 1100 block of Dexter and the landlord wanted to press charges. 28 year old Stephanie Latham of College Station was arrested for burglary of a building.
Bryan police received five reports of residential burglaries Sunday. Investigators were told two of them involved houses across the street in the 18 hundred block of Patton. A heavy set black female in her 30’s or 40’s walked into the unlocked houses while the victims were home and took their purse.
In College Station, there were seven more vehicle burglaries over the weekend, making it 38 cases since July 24. Most involving suspects entering unlocked vehicles and taking what they can find.
No burglaries were reported to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office during the weekend.