Machete threat

A man reportedly threatened a Walmart greeter with a machete after getting upset at the way the greeter spoke to him, according to a police report.

When the greeter asked the man for a receipt as he left the store at the 4900 Garth Road about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the man could not produce one and dropped a plastic bag containing more than $400 worth of CDs.

The man, identified by police as 32-year-old Miguel Panuco, then went to his car and got a machete. He then returned to the store and hit the glass door with the machete in an attempt to scare the employee, according to Baytown police spokesman Lance Watkins.

Panuco was charged with terroristic threat.

Assault charge declined

Baytown police responded to a disturbance call about 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Carolina Street where a man — possibly with a weapon — and a woman had allegedly assaulted another woman. However, both of the alleged assailants had left in a vehicle by the time officers arrived.

Officers located the vehicle they had left in a short time later near in the 100 block of Texas Avenue.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office declined to accept assault charges on the pair, but police arrested them on other charges.

Brian Huff, 48, was charged with traffic offenses and Leslie Jones, 44, was charged with public intoxication. Both are Baytown residents.


Pellet gun shooter

A man reported that he was shot in the back with a pellet gun as he left a gas station in the 1900 block of Interstate 10 about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

While an officer was speaking with the victim, another man approached and reported to the officer that he, too, had been shot with a pellet gun.

Both victims described the shooter as a short white man with a full beard who drove a gray compact car.


Found safe

A man called police about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday to report he found a safe in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Garth Road as he was walking across the lot.

Police said the gray safe is about 3 feet tall and did not appear to have been tampered with.

It was taken to the police station.


Hit and run

A driver reportedly left the scene of a traffic accident about 9 a.m. Wednesday without proving ID and insurance information. The suspect vehicle is a black 2012 Dodge Charger with Texas license FBZ265 registered in Beaumont.



• A vehicle was reported stolen in the 1700 block of Manor Drive Wednesday morning.

• Cash and a debit card were reported stolen from a residence in the 2200 block of Cedar Bayou Road.

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