Traffic stops lead to arrests

Two traffic stops during the week resulted in drug charges being filed against three Rockdale area residents.

Thomas Luna, 22, of Rockdale was charged with possession of a controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine) after his arrest by Ofc. Ethan Patton.

Luna was released after posting $5,000 bond.

Two persons were arrested by Ofcs. S. A. Smith and Mike Hoyt after a separate traffic stop.

Edward James Miller, 45 , of Rockdale, and 45-year-old Lora Ann Brown of Milano were charged with cocaine possession (possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram).

Bond was set at $2,500 on Miller and $3,500 on Brown.

Child indecency

Lt. J. D. Newlin said police are working on an indecency with a child report but have not yet filed charges.

"The alleged victim is a 6-yearold female and the suspect is a 12-year-old male," he said.


Newlin said a 15-year- old female is the suspect in several bicycles thefts.

He said the suspect has been charged with criminal trespass.

Other investigations begun during the past week include assault, burglary and criminal trespass.

Accidents Police continue to investigate an incident in which a mailbox was damaged in the 800 block of Alcoa Street at 7:06 a.m. Sunday.

Vehicles operated by Marlina Gutierrez and Britta Byrd, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 12:02 p.m. Monday on US 79 in front of Chicken Express, according to police.

No injuries were reported in the accident, and police termed damages "moderate" to the Byrd vehicle and "minor" to the Gutierrez vehicle.


Police said 11 tickets for speeding were issued during the week, along with four for no MVI sticker, four for no seat belt use, two for driving while license invalid, running a stop sign and failure to maintain financial responsibility and one each for disregarding official traffic control device, failure to signal turn, no driver's license, no seat belt.

One citation each was issued for theft and for violation of city loud music ordinance.


Police answered 151 calls over the past week, and 126 through the 911 system.

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