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.


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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