Police probe report of aggravated assault

Rockdale police are investigating a report that a man was assaulted, beaten and robbed in an area behind Sunny Food Mart.

"The victim said two white males approached him, struck him and took his billfold," Lt. J. D. Newlin said.

Newlin said the victim was treated at Little River Medical Center-Rockdale and released.

"He did not sustain any serious injuries," Newlin said.

Cat shot

Police are also investigating an animal cruelty report in which a cat was shot with a bb-gun. "The cat did not die," Newlin said.

Also under investigation are a vehicle burglary and the theft of a birdbath.


One felony arrest was reported during the past week.

Raschel Lueann Arbuckle, 26, of Caldwell, was arrested on Burleson County probation violation warrants alleging aggravated perjury and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Bond was denied.


No injuries were reported in two accidents investigated last week by the Rockdale Police Department.

Vehicles operated by Arthur Johnson of Caldwell and Eddie Klekar of Rockdale were in collision at 3:58 p.m. Aug. 19 at Murphy USA (Walmart gas station), police said.

Damages were termed minor.

"Very minor" damages were reported at 10:08 a.m. Friday in the Donut Palace parking lot, according to police.

Drivers were listed as Susan Page of Hutto and Lance Anderson of Temple.


Police said 15 tickets for speeding were issued during the week, along with 10 for no MVI sticker, two each for driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver's license and operating a vehicle with expired license plates and one each for displaying fictitious registration, disregarding a no passing zone, expired driver's license, no seat belt and running a stop sign.


Police answered 134 calls over the past week, and 87 through the 911 system.

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