Counterfeit $100 turns up in raid, two arrested

Rockdale police assisted the Milam County Sheriff’s Department in serving a search warrant at a Calhoun Street address Monday, made two arrests and located one of the phony $100 bills which were the subject of a recent alert.

Vanette Yumon Wilburn, 37, was charged with forgery of a financial instrument, possession of dangerous drugs, and bond surrender on three previous charges.

She remains in the Milam County Jail. Bond was set at $21,500.

Also arrested was Trey Mitchell 25, of Rockdale. He was charged only with possession of a dangerous drug.

Newlin said the phony $100 was made “using the authentic paper on which currency is printed.”

Sheriff David Greene, Chief Deputy Chris White and Deputies Larry Morgan and Mike Clore led the raid.

SEX ASSAULT—Police cleared an investigation launched last month with the Saturday arrest of Leonardo Salinas Rubio, 35, of Rockdale, for sexual assault of a child.

Newlin said the charge involves a 16-year-old female.

Rubio was released after posting $50,000 bond.

ARRESTS— Other arrests included:

• Burrell Thomas II, 35, Rockdale, obstruction or retaliation, released on $15,000 bond.

• Rocky Van Wilson, 42, Gause, burglary of a vehicle, in custody on $10,000 bond.

INCIDENTS—Police said a vehicle reported stolen in Rockdale during the past week was found wrecked in Burleson County where it was apparently driven off a bridge.

A 10-year-old Rockdale student was cited for “disruptive activities” after attacking a school staff member, according to police.

A laptop computer and charger were taken in a burglary at The Laundry Basket in the 1500 block of West Cameron (US 79), according to police.

Three vehicle keyings were investigated. A juvenile was arrested in connection with an incident in which a teacher’s car was keyed, Newlin said.

ACCIDENTS—A vehicle driven by Chris Elliott of Rockdale was in collision with a light pole in the 2100 block of Vogel at 2:09 a.m. Thursday, according to police who did not provide damage estimates.

Vehicles operated by Michael Morgan of Yantis and John Perrin of Rockdale were in collision at 2:34 p.m. Thursday at the Wilcox- Cameron (FM 487-US 79) intersection, according to police. Damage estimates were not available.

Police said vehicles driven by Leo Dubey and Sharon Garza, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 10:38 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Wilcox. Damage estimates were not available.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 38 for speeding, seven for failure to maintain financial responsibility and six for no MVI sticker.

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