Sheriff’s office sting nets four narcotics arrests

Vargas Vargas A drug sting by the Milam County Sheriff Department’s Special Investigations Unit netted four drug arrests at Cameron’s Varsity Motel Monday.

Investiga- tor Mike Clore, who led the operation, said four Cameron residents were arrested.

They were identified as Ismael Vargas, 25; Rudolfo Rangel, 20; Christopher Lopez, 24; and Alexander Canizales, 19.

Deputy Mike Clore said investigators made arrangements with Vargas, using an undercover deputy, to purchase a cookie of crack-cocaine and half a pound of marijuana.

“Deputies made the arrest without incident,” Clore said.

Vargas is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, enhanced to a first-degree felony because the site is within 1,000 feet of Temple College-Cameron. He was also charged with delivery of marijuana.

Charges are pending for the other three subjects, Clore said.


Sheriff David Greene said calls during the past week included:

June 22—Escort, Texas 36; phone harassment, CR 227; criminal trespass notice, North Sixth, town not listed; unattended death, FM 496, Pettibone; alarm detected, Professor Smith Road, Gause; stabbing, Milano area.

June 23—Civil matter, US 77 south, Rockdale; animal neglect, CR 350; theft, Cameron; suspicious activity, private road; welfare concern, FM 1444; welfare concern, South Bow ie, Cameron.

Thursday—Burglary of a habitation, north FM 487, Rockdale; intoxicated person, US 190, walking toward Buckholts; family matter, US 77 south, Rockdale.

Friday—Animal neglect, First Street, Gause; civil matter, South Bowie, Cameron; alarm detected, north FM 486; suspicious male, Arrondale; burglary, FM 1331; mailbox vandalism, FM 486; civil matter, CR 306; welfare concern, south Texas 36; suspicious vehicle, FM 3061; 9-1-1 hangup, CR 344 Loop; wanted person, Cameron area.

Saturday—Animal abuse/cruelty, FM 3061; civil matter, CR 255 Loop; burglar alarm, south 11th Street, Cameron; arrest made, Texas 36 south; bee removal, CR 352; alarm detected, CR 314; phone harassment, Rockdale West; medical assist, north FM 487.

Sunday—Alarm detected, US 79; stolen vehicle, CR 103; possible theft, CR 432; possible theft, CR 327; welfare check, Ben Arnold; alarm detected, north FM 908; self-inf licted wound, north FM 908; animal nuisance, Jesse Street, Rockdale area.

Monday—Suspicious person, FM 1915, Buckholts; civil matter, Cameron; theft of property, CR 322; possible animal cruelty, CR 218; civil matter, Cameron area; theft of property, CR 354; illegal dumping, CR 269; emergency order of detention, Cameron area; theft of property, location not listed; medical call, Texas 36, Pettibone; shots fired, CR 210; assist another agency, CR 240; arrest made, Varsity Motel, Cameron.

Numerous livestock calls were also answered by the sheriff’s depar tment dur ing the past week.


Tips on any crime listed above may be phoned in to Milam County CrimeStoppers, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for information.

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