Two arrested, one sought in rural burglary spree

Two Houston men have been jailed in Burleson County, and a warrant has been issued for a third, in connection with a series of rural burglaries which reached into Milam County last week.

Milam County Sheriff David Greene said his office had received reports of burglaries committed by persons in two vehicles and that law enforcement officials in both counties responded and arrests were made.

Charged with burglary of a building were Antonio Vega, 42 and Mario Alvarado Moreno, 27.

Bond was set at $20,000 on Vega and $70,000 on Moreno and both remained in jail on Tuesday.

Burleson County Investigator Bill Keel said the men were arrested in connection with a break-in at Friendship Baptist Church on Texas 36 just south of the Milam County line.

Greene said the two men were occupants of one of the vehicles and a search continues for another suspect.

"There are several other rural burglaries involved and we've had reports of some in Washington County we believe are connected," Greene said.

Sex assault

Deputy Jay Beathard is investigating a sexual assault reported Monday at a County Road 404 location.


Greene said other calls for the Milam County Sheriff's department included:

June 30—Suspicious noise, North Texas 36; trespassing, Gause; burglary of habitation, CR 322; power outage, Cameron.

July 1—Requesting deputy, CR 446; theft US 77; suspicious vehicle, south FM 908; cow shot, CR 342; updated information on burglary, CR 259; possible drunk driver, Texas 36.

Thursday—Scam attempt, private road; Child Protective Services intake, Eighth Street, Cameron; tampering with electric meter, CR 322; identity theft, east FM 485; requesting deputy, FM 487; attempted break-in, FM 485; request to speak to deputy, CR 250; CPS intakes, South Eighth, Cameron, and CR 414; fireworks call, town not specified; request to speak to deputy, Texas 36.

Friday—Reckless driver, US 79; assault, FM 1915; attempt to locate, south FM 908; phone harassment, Thorndale; theft, Oak Lawn Drive; fraud, private road; phone harassment, Oak Park Addition; fireworks call, FM 487.

Saturday—Civil matter, Buckholts; deputy callout, Milano; burglary of habitation, north FM 487; ATVs in roadway, Northwood Circle; burglary, North Sixth, Cameron; domestic incident, town not specified; civil child custody, North 10th, Cameron; traffic control, FM 485; assault, FM 2095; fireworks calls, CR 234, FM 1600, US 79, Gause, FM 485, Praesel Addition, Rockdale, CR 322.

Sunday—Suspicious person, Ballpark Road; suspicious vehicle east US 290; suspicious activity, town not specified; criminal mischief, Buckholts; reckless driver, north FM 487; possible animal cruelty, CR 242; deputy callout, US 79; motorist assist, US 77; suspicious noise, South Eighth, Cameron; juvenile walking in roadway, FM 485.

Monday—Suspicious person, east US 79; stranded motorist, west Texas 36; reckless driver/ speeding, Milano; pit bull at large, Oak Park Addition; deputy callout, Northwood Drive; 911 hangup, Northwood Drive; request to speak, Old River Road; suspicious person/vehicle, Texas 36; 911 call abandoned, CR 203 Loop; deputy request, Old River Road; suspicious male, CR 331.

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