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Mental health or crime? Subject keeps police on stand-by By LeaAnne Klentzman

Earlier this month sheriff’s dispatchers received a call from a man that there was going to be a suicide on Oak Dale street, in Stafford. As the caller was questioned by 911 operators, the caller got angry and said he had a gun to his face and disconnected the call. Sheriff’s deputies and Stafford Police officers responded to Oak Dale and found the homeowner who said her son, 21 year old Miguel Ceballos, was out of control. She explained that he was inside the home intoxicated, with a carbine to his head. While law enforcement

personnel were gathering information about the situation and home, Miguel Ceballos opened the front door of the home holding a shot gun. Ceballos was ordered to put the weapon down and come out of the residence. According to a sheriff’s spokesperson, Ceballos cursed the deputies and slammed the door shut. Shortly thereafter, all the lights inside the house went out. During efforts to communicate with Ceballos, he would open the front door or the overhead garage door, threaten, cuss, and then retreat to the back of the home. As the situation wound to an end, Ceballos came out of the house


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and into the garage carrying a shot gun. He went over and got into a pick-up truck parked in the driveway still toting his shot gun, started the truck, and drove at a high rate of speed out of the driveway and into a sheriff’s patrol car positioned

at the end of the drive. Several deputies were standing behind this vehicle when it was struck. While crashed into the patrol unit, Ceballos continued to accelerate the truck in reverse. “In fear for their lives, and for

the safety or others, deputies fired several shots. Miguel was struck three times in the shooting and taken into custody,” said Terriann Carlson, spokesperson for the sheriff. Miguel Ceballos was taken to Memorial Hospital

in downtown Houston where he was treated for non- life threatening wounds. He was later released from Memorial Herman Hospital and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault on a public servant.

Police searching for suspects Pawned loot gets the attention of police also saw the man climb over Anyone with information 275-2540 or Fort Bend the wall with the television. should call the Sugar Land County Crime Stoppers at Sugar Land Police now That suspect fled in a black Police Department at (281) (281) 342-TIPS (8477). have photos of a pair of men four-door car that was parked who went all the way to North on New Territory Boulevard. Houston to pawn goods stolen That stolen television was from a Telfair home. It all later tracked to a pawn shop on started on July 10 when a the north side of Houston, said woman heard her neighbor’s Adolph. Sugar Land Police home alarm at about noon. have obtained and released The witness told officers she pawn shop surveillance photos saw a man wearing a blue of the two men who pawned shirt climbing over a backyard the television. Interestingly wall carrying a television, said one man is wearing a blue Sugar Land Police spokesman t-shirt that just happens to Doug Adolph. Adolph went match the description of the on to explain that shortly burglary suspect’s shirt as thereafter a motorist in the area described by witnesses. Suspects By LeaAnne Klentzman

Public hearing on bond referendum reveals early support and a few concerns Memorial Park." Tim DeRosa, who served on a hike and bike sub-committee, for canoeing and kayaking has been difficult because of the high is worried that the language in banks," said Andy Clark with Fort the hike and bike portion of the Bend Green and the Boy Scouts. bond is too vague. He says the "I am encouraging the council to sub-committee was very specific expand river access at Sugar Land in plotting out which segments

needed to be a priority and which ones could wait. "I'm concerned about the part that says, 'a system of trails and other improvements'", DeRosa said. "I want the language improved so voters know what they are paying for and when

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redemption rate of 95 percent plus,” based on the feedback check, the daily pay, which is from payment processors, compensation for the time of which are credit card doing one’s civic duty. companies. “So, (it’s) a more “The issue is that we efficient process to pay our currently pay our jurors by jurors,” he said. checks, 21 percent of the “But the reason that we are checks never clear, which willing to go from an $11,000 gave an indication that it is expense to a $24,000 expense not an efficient way from a is that (for) the $11,000 juror’s perspective for payment expense in order to meet all since they are choosing not to the auditing requirements,” redeem payment,” Sturdivant queried Precinct 4 told commissioners. He also Commissioner James told commissioners that the Patterson, is that “you have to majority of the checks are for have a lot of staff,” and “this six dollars and “do create a other way, there is no staff burden to manage.” involved,” and “we feel that In spite of the doubling we will save that differential.” of the cost to pay jurors, “And other resources in the Sturdivant said “we expect a county,” added Sturdivant. 21%, continued from page 1

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they will get it." Council member Harish Jajoo told the council that he had received some phone calls from residents who were concerned that the current design plan for the festival site did not include restrooms. Assistant City Manager Karen Daly said the festival committee recommended only what is “Otherwise, there’s no reason available in the current lease agreement with the University of to do this,” further queried Commissioner Patterson. Both Houston. of his statements were affirmed "Should we be able to add by Sturdivant. more as we hope to do in different One Fort Bend County phases of lease agreements, we'd resident, aware of the newly be able to look at the construction authorized system costing over of something verticle," said Daly. The Sugar Land City Council twice as much up front than plans to officially call for the bond the former one asked, “why can’t the county just give out measure to be on the November the six dollars in cash to jurors ballot on August 20. when they leave the first day of jury duty when they weren’t picked?” Although it may sound like a simple solution, would it work? Sturdivant said, “We are actually looking at a couple of options right now.” So there still may be time for yet another more efficient solution. ROSENBERG, continued from page 1


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The 411 on Stafford news Sorbet mentioned that in the last six months there has been a Comcast was not sure if the disruption in his Comcast service train was too high or the cable lasting anywhere from 2 minutes too low, but the line was severed. to 2 hours. Councilman Cecil After that line was cut it swung Willis suggested that they invite a into a power line, causing representative from Comcast to a disruption there as well. future council meeting. The placement of an Entertainment operational ring system was Looking for something to discussed, but that would only do out of the heat? August 17 help reroute city properties, not & 18, Shrek the Musical, will homeowners. Councilman Robert be performing at the Stafford 411, continued from page 1



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