Copper theft charge filed after burglary of local business

A 55-year-old Rockdale man is facing a theft charge after a burglary at a local business.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Wayne Earl Jones was arrested Friday in connection with the theft of copper from Rockdale Building Center.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said a copper roll and rigid copper tubing were taken.

Newlin said the copper was then sold and police were able to match manufacturer’s numbers on the metal during the investigation.

Jones remains in the county jail in lieu of $6,000 bond.

DRUG ARREST—Two felony drug arrests were made during the past week.

Cherie Denise Kruse, 23, of Taylor, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone). She remains in custody on $3,500 bond.

Gracie Facundo, 29, of Rockdale, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (crystal meth). She had not been magistrated as of presstime.

I NCIDEN TS— Police said misdemeanor arrests were made during the past week in connection with a theft at a garage sale and a shoplifting incident at Walmart.

Criminal mischief incidents investigated during the week included a tractor damaged at Fair Park and a punctured tire.

Police also investigated the passing of counterfeit $20 bills at Walmart.

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

ACCIDENTS—Vehicles driven by Mary McIrvin and Daniel Mayfield, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the Walmart parking lot.

No injuries were reported and damage reports were not available from police.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 38 for speeding, six for failure to maintain financial responsibility, four for no seat belt use, two each for driving while license invalid and operating a vehicle with expired license plates and one each for disregarding official traffic control device, expired driver’s license, failure to report change of name/address, no driver’s license and running a stop sign.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 148 calls for service during the past week along with 98 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. A number will be given to callers and no one will ask your name.

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