Traffic stop nets arrest

A traffic stop by a patrolling Rockdale officer on Friday resulted in a probation violation arrest of a Lexington man.

Ernesto Gonzales, 22, was arrested at 9:40 p.m. by Ofc. Brandon Tess. He was charged with violating probation on an original conviction of possession of marijuana (4 ounces to 5 pounds).

He remains in custody on $2,500 bond.

OFFENSES—Police Chief Thomas Harris said an incident was reported in which a door was kicked in and the female occupant of a home was grabbed by the arm.

He said the incident is being investigated both as assault and criminal mischief ($50 to $500).

Harris said an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with a Rice Street incident in which a woman was struck above the eye.

Two yard lights were taken from a residence in the 700 block of Brazos during the week.

Also under investigation is an incident in which someone attempted to open a coin-operated dryer at an RV park.

WARRANTS—Police served four local warrants during the past week.

ACCIDENT—Police said no injuries were reported in two traffic accidents investigated during the past week.

Vehicles driven by Beatrice Carroll of Gause and Charles Butler of Waycross, Georgia, were in collision at 2:52 p.m. Friday at the intersection of US 79 and FM 487 (Cameron-Ackerman).

Damage estimates were not available from police.

Damage estimates were also not available for a 3:30 p.m. Monday two-vehicle accident on West Cameron (US 79) in front to National Pawn.

Police said drivers were Nancy Cruz and Yolando Rosas, both of Rockdale.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 48 for speeding, six for no valid MVI sticker, two each for expired registration and no liability insurance and one each for failure to display driver’s license, parking violation, driving on the wrong side of the road, open container violation, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and running a red light.

Two citations were issued for curfew violation and one each for violation of junked vehicle ordinance, motion to proceed on a tobacco offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 136 calls for service during the past week along with 75 calls through the 911 system.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime listed above, or any other crime, 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 arrest and conviction of persons responsible for crimes.

All calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous. No one will ask your name during the reporting process.

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