Rabid horse triggers warning

Sheriff David Greene has asked Milam County residents to keep a close eye on their livestock after a horse was diagnosed with rabies during the week.

Greene said the horse was in the Davilla area and that only one person was known to have had contact with the animal.

Although the sheriff’s department will document reports of rabies, individual animal owners are responsible for having livestock and pets tested and vaccinated for rabies.

CALLS—Sheriff David Greene said other calls during the past week for his department included:

May 25—Harassment, Holly Drive, Rockdale area; family matter, South Bowie, Cameron; request to speak to deputy, East Avenue A, Milano; illegal dumping, CR 254, Maysfield area; welfare check, FM 1444, Ben Arnold illegal parking, Cameron track; welfare check, CR 134, Burlington; criminal mischief, US 190, Milano.

May 25—Welfare check, FM 1444, Ben Arnold; theft of property, CR 100, Buckholts; theft, CR 327, Milano; scam attempt, Rockdale area; controlled burn, CR 410, Sharp; animal nuisance, CR 314, Rockdale area; suspicious vehicle, CR 264, Maysfield; family disturbance, CR 311, Rockdale area; verbal disturbance, CR 311; suspicious male, FM 487, Davilla; family disturbance, CR 333; suspicious noise, US 77, north of Rockdale.

Thursday—Suspicious activity, CR 333, Rockdale area; alarm detected, Gabriel Crossing; animal nuisance, CR 403, Davilla; sick animal, West Avenue C, Milano; harassment, Milano area; transport, CR 218, Cameron; harassing phone calls, Sierra Drive, Rockdale; civil matter, Whippoor w ill Drive; animal nuisance, North Street, Ben Arnold; uncontrolled burn, Rockdale West; civil matter, CR 308, Rockdale area; civil matter, South First, town not listed.

Friday—Suspicious male, CR 104; loud music, FM 908; transport, Scott & White, Temple; close patrol, CR 347 Loop, Gause; animal neglect, FM 1915; illegal dumping, FM 1444; sick animal, East Avenue B, Milano; civil matter, CR 308; welfare check, North First, Thorndale; disturbance, Texas 36, Milano.

Saturday—Trespassing, FM 908, Rockdale; civ il matter, South First, Milano; domestic in progress, CR 311, Rockdale area; fight in progress, East Main, Buckholts.

Sunday—Harassing phone calls, Travis County; animal nuisance, FM 1444; possible runaway, CR 206, Cameron area; medical call, US 79; animal nuisance, FM 1915; runaway, CR 302 Loop, Cameron area; information, CR 203 Loop; welfare check, CR 300; drug activity, Milano.

Monday—Runaway, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; runaway, 328, Milano; civil matter, Bowie Street, Cameron; criminal mischief, Milano area; possible animal cruelty, Sierra Drive, Rockdale area; welfare check, CR 333; harassment, Buckholts’ suspicious male, FM 487, Davilla; subject on side of roadway, FM 487, north of Davilla; trash dumping, CR 320, Rockdale area; threat, CR 313, Rockdale area; reckless driverspeeding, US 190, Cameron; burglary, FM 487; 911 hangup, West Avenue E, Milano; assault, Travis Street, Cameron.

Seventeen calls to livestock running loose were answered during the past week.

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.

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