‘Open range’ a problem for sheriff’s department

Shades of the old west.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Department routinely answers a handful of loose livestock calls over a week but between Aug. 24 and 31 there were 27 of them.

Six of the calls were reported last Wednesday, all but one in the Rockdale area.

The calls, however, were to all parts of the county.


Sher if f Dav id Greene said other calls during the past week included:

Aug. 24— Disturbance, CR 354, Gause; animal abuse/cruelty, CR 342, Milano; medical call, Second Street, Ben Arnold; property damage, CR 354, Gause; information, CR 384, Minerva; welfare check on person, FM 908, north of Rockdale; family matter, Russell Drive, Rockdale area; possible animal cruelty, CR 330, Milano; welfare check, US 77, Burlington; civil matter, CR 347, Gause; phone harassment, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; welfare concern, Rockdale area; domestic incident in progress, FM 1600 near Cameron.

Aug. 25—Welfare concern, between Waco and Caldwell; information, Thorndale area; information, CR 358; identity theft, CR 457 near Thorndale; intoxicated person, CR 350; welfare check, Gause; assist another agency, FM 908/Ackerman Street, Rockdale; possible break-in, east Texas 36; domestic incident, north FM 486, Thorndale.

Thursday—Suspicious person/ vehicle, CR 249; welfare check, Texas 36 west of Cameron; information, CR 418;

Fr id ay—Su spic iou s noi se, Eighth Street, Rockdale; suspicious activity, FM 486 north of Cameron; traffic control, near County Road 203 Loop; civil child custody, CR 203 north of Cameron; theft, CR 242 near Cameron; abandoned call, Sierra Drive near Rockdale; welfare check, FM 487, Sharp.

Saturday—Request to speak to deputy sheriff, Milano area; funeral escort, CR 446 west of Rockdale; stranded motorist, FM 486, Cameron area; animal nuisance, Pecan Street, Burlington; information, Buckholts; property damage, Gause; theft, North Fourth, Buckholts; telephone harassment, Cummings Road, Thorndale; debris on road, CR 335 near Rockdale; loud noise, CR 414, Sharp area; animal nuisance, CR 256, Maysfield; overdue motorist, FM 1712; suspicious noise, FM 487, north of Rockdale.

Sunday—Welfare check, FM 908 near Rockdale; breaking and entering, north FM 1915, Yarrellton; welfare concern, Jessie Street, Rockdale area; trespassing, FM 487, Davilla; abandoned vehicle, FM 1915, south of Buckholts; civil matter/property, CR 308, Rockdale area; child custody dispute, Rockdale; welfare check, CR 331A, Milano; burglary, East Main, Buckholts; civil matter, CR 239, Cameron area; medical call, CR 250, Maysfield; request citation be served, Sierra Drive near Rockdale.

Monday—Family matter, Champions Drive near Rockdale; debris on road, US 79, Milano areas; possible scams, Texas 36 near Cameron, CR 208; road hazard. FM 487; criminal mischief, East Avenue C, Milano; underage driver, Milano area; information, Texas 36; loud noise, Thorndale area.

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