Deputies arrest woman suspected of Christmas decoration thefts - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Deputies arrest woman suspected of Christmas decoration thefts

Posted: Updated:
(credit: Starnes family surveillance) (credit: Starnes family surveillance)
(credit: Starnes family surveillance) (credit: Starnes family surveillance)
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:44:03 GMT
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
  • Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:54:43 GMT
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:45:11 GMT
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>

ALEDO (CBSDFW.COM) Parker County Sheriff's deputies were on the lookout for the woman who swiped Christmas decorations from several North Texas homes. Wednesday, after investigators made a positive identification, suspect Dana Brock was arrested.

Parker County officials had made public surveillance video that showed a woman walking up a sidewalk in Aledo and towards the front door of the Starnes family. She goes straight for the holiday wreath and then walks off.

But the theft didn't end there, the woman can also clearly be seen unplugging an extension cord and making off with strands of Christmas lights.

Ashley Starnes said she and her husband Jon were surprised to find the woman, now being dubbed the "Grinch", on their home security system. "I think it's scary that a grown woman would feel the need to do that," she told CBS 11 News. "That she would walk up to the front door and take something. It scared me for my kids safety."

Sheriff's Office officials said they received several tips after the video was released and that when they contacted Brock she "implicated herself" and was arrested at her Aledo home. The 43-year-old was booked into the Parker County Jail.

The arrest was made without incident but Sheriff Larry Fowler said the ending could have been far more severe for Brock. "Going onto someone property at 3 a.m. could have serious consequences and the outcome could be deadly."

Sheriff's investigators also recovered several of the stolen Christmas decorations and other stolen property not related to the holiday thefts.

In just the last two weeks Parker County officials had reports of outdoor decorations stolen from at least five homes in the Aledo area.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.