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Weapons call ends with pot arrest on Friday

A “man with a gun” call led police to search a College Street residence on Friday. Police didn’t find a weapon but made an arrest for marijuana possession.

Samuel Harold Wesson, 46, of Lexington was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana (less than two ounces) and was released after posting $1,500 bond.

Officers Clayton Bekker and S. A. Smith answered the call.

Thefts

Police are investigating the thefts of a lawn mower and cell phone, reported stolen during the past week.

Also under investigation are cr imina l mischief incidents involving a flattened mailbox and cut tires.

Several items were removed from a house after a burglar entered through a window, according to police.

Police said a juvenile was transferred to juvenile authorities after being charged with evading arrest. Wreck

Police said vehicles operated by Jessica Aguilar of Rockdale and James Washington Jr. of Tulsa Oklahoma, were in collision at 12:54 p.m. Friday in front of Brookshire Bros.

No injuries were reported and police termed damages “minor” to both vehicles.

Citations

Citations issued during the past week included 14 for speeding, five each for no valid MVI sticker and failure to maintain financial responsibility, four for no driver’s license, three for driving while license invalid and one each for failure to display driver’s license, no seat belt use, operating a vehicle with expired license plates and running a stop sign.

Warrants

Police served two warrants during the past week, one for failure to appear on a theft charge (Milam County Sheriff’s department) and one for failure to provide proper care to livestock/ dogs/cats.S

ervice calls

Officers responded to 158 total calls for service during the week, including 84 through the 911 system.

CrimeStoppers

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 leading to arrest and conviction. All tips are anonymous and no one will ask your name.


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