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Forgery warrant nets arrest

A 29-year-old Belton man was arrested last week by Temple police in connection with forgeries in Rockdale.

William Thomas Shafer was charged with forgery by passing with bond set at $7,500.

He was returned to Milam County Monday by Ofc. Mike Hoyt.

“This is in connection with incidents in which checks were forged on a Thorndale resident,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said.

Firearms theft

Newlin said police are investigating an incident in which about eight guns were stolen from a vehicle.

Other thefts under investigation include a bicycle taken from a business and an iron table and chairs stolen from a residence.

Other offenses reported during the week included three assaults and two vehicle burglaies.

Accidents

No injuries were reported in any of the traffic accidents investigated by police during the past week.

A hit-and-run incident was reported at 4:43 p.m. Dec. 2 at the One-Stop Center.

Police said a car owned by Debra Jackson of Rockdale was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene.

Vehicles driven by Neal Bland and Mar t in Juarez, bot h of Thorndale, were in collision at 6:01 p.m. Friday on US 79 in front of Walmart. Damage estimates were not available from police.

Minor damages were reported in an 8:03 a.m. Monday accident on FM 487 in front of Manor Oaks Nursing Home.

Drivers were listed as Lacey Hurtig of Lexington and Johnathan Little-Herbison of Rockdale.

Calls for service

Police answered 125 calls for service during the past week and 105 through the 911 system.


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