Deputies check out burning violations

It may have rained in Milam County during the past week but there was still a burn ban in effect.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Department made two calls to reported burn ban violations within eight minutes of each other Thursday morning in widely separated areas of the county.

Deputy Mike Hoyt was called to a reported violation at 5:29 p.m. on County Road 303B north of Rockdale.

At 5:37 p.m. Deputy Effie Veracruz was called to check on a reported violation on FM 2027 near Baileyville.

Rural outside burning is prohibited during burn bans.

DRUG ARREST—State Trooper Erik Gaston made a drug arrest on Friday.

Demond Allen White, 30, of Houston was charged with possession of a controlled substance (4 to 400 grams) and possession of marijuana (less than two ounces).

White was released after posting $4,000 bond.

DEATH—The sheriff’s department was called to a report of an unattended death at 10:37 a.m. Sunday at a County Road 208 location.

CALLS—Sheriff David Greene listed other calls during the past week for his department as follows:

Jan. 11—Theft, FM 487, north of Rockdale; welfare concern, CR 254; family disturbance, CR 336; suspicious vehicle, CR 446; 911 hangup, unknown location; welfare check on person, CR 485A, Thorndale area; identify theft, FM 485 east of Cameron; civil matter, Cameron area; alarm detected, Los Ranchitos area near Minerva; information, Buckholts; road hazard, US 77, south of Rockdale; 911 static, FM 486; assist another agency, Cameron.

Jan. 12— Stranded motorist, US 79, Gause; theft, US 79; alarm, FM 3242, Milano area; welfare check, location not available; animal abuse/cruelty, CR 242, Hanover; 911 hangup, unknown location; close patrol, FM 487, Davilla area; information, Milano.

Thursday—Animal neglect, Rockd a le We st Road; sc a m attempt, CR 404 Loop, Davilla; minor in possession of alcohol, Milano area; welfare check, CR 328, Milano; information, Gause; animal neglect, north of Rockdale; disturbance, CR 402, Davilla area.

Friday—Medical call, Texas 36, Milano; assault, FM 487, north of Rockdale; information, Cameron; identify theft, FM 2095; threat by phone, CR 204, Buckholts area; civil matter, Praesel Addition; 911 call abandoned, FM 1915, south of Buckholts; suspicious person, CR 240, near Cameron; welfare check of child, Praesel Addition; suspicious activity, Gause area; stranded motorist, US 79; possible break-in, CR 241B, near Cameron.

Saturday—Road hazard, US 79, east of Gause; abandoned vehicle, FM 485; 911 call abandoned, FM 486, north of Thorndale; 911 call terminated, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; information, CR 304 near Rockdale; road hazard, US 190, west of Buckholts; animal nuisance, CR 350, Gause area; assault, Oak Lawn Drive, near Rockdale; welfare check, Capitol Lane, Davilla; verbal domestic incident, CR 353, Gause area; assist another agency, Rockdale area; criminal mischief, CR 320.

Sunday—911 hangup, US 79, east of Gause; possible animal cruelty, Texas 36; theft, Oak Park 4, Rockdale area; 911 call abandoned, FM 487, north of Rockdale; domestic abuse, CR 331 B, Milano area; suspicious activity, Gause; civil matter, East Main, Buckholts; bull on property, FM 437, Buckholts area; civil matter, CR 344 Loop, Milano area; four wheelers, Praesel Addition.

Monday—Civil matter, CR 343, Hanover; burglary of habitation, FM 486, south of Rockdale; animal nuisance, Rockdale West Road; theft of property, FM 979, Maysfield; threat, CR 134, Burlington; civil matter, Buckholts.

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