Teen hurt in tractor accident

A 15-year-old Buckholts teen received serious injuries in an incident involving a tractor Saturday afternoon in the Rogers area just north of the Milam County line.

Omar Castro was airlifted to Scott & White Hospital, Temple, and was listed in stable condition.

Bell County Investigators said he was a passenger on a tractor driven by Fidel Carillo on Rogers Cemetery road when he either lost his balance or became caught up in the rear tire and slipped below the tractor with his stomach and leg being run over by the large tire.

Investigators said the pair were heading to get water to fill a barrel.

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

July 12—Welfare check, CR 232 Loop, Minerva; family disturbance, CR 255 North, Maysfield; stranded motorist, US 190, Cameron area; report information, CR 220, Cameron area; theft, Wolfseed, Ben Arnold; other, CR 450, Thorndale area; property vandalism, CR 406, Davilla; dog bite, CR 402, Davilla; hay bale on road, US 190, south of Cameron; assist other agency, Fort Hood; welfare check, CR 205, Buckholts area; family matter, CR 311, Rockdale area; family matter, Yoakum Street, Rockdale.

July 13—Threat, CR 278, Mayfield; theft, CR 242, Hanover; animal concern, FM 487, north of Rockdale; cruelty to animal, TX 36, west of Milano; request to speak to deputy, location not listed; scam attempt, Arnold Street, Buckholts; civil matter, PR 943, Thorndale area; suspicious person, CR 229A, Cameron area; welfare concern, CR 203 Loop, Pettibone; suspicious person, CR 303A, Rockdale.

Thursday—Disturbance, CR 446, Salty; suspicious person, FM 2027, Baileyville; damaged property, CR 229, Marlow; information, CR 242, Hanover; request to speak to deputy, Champions Drive, Rockdale; welfare concern Rockdale area; missing animal, CR 306, Rockdale area; fraud, US 79, east of Rockdale; suspicious activity, Sierra Drive, Rockdale; harassing phone calls, 2nd Street, Ben Arnold.

Friday—Suspicious vehicles, CR 418A, Thorndale area; verbal dispute, US 79 West; suspicious noise, CR 335, Rockdale; assault, CR 203 Loop; Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, CR 342, Milano area; theft, CR 429, west of Rockdale; assault, CR 404, Davilla area; civil matter, Thorndale area; civil matter, US 79, east of Rockdale; information, US 77, Rockdale area; illegal dumping, CR 140, Cameron area; burglary, CR 403, Davilla; motorist assist, US 79, east of Gause.

Saturday—Request to speak to deputy, Alamo Road, Cameron area; suspicious noise, FM 1712, Minerva; burn ban violation, FM 112, Thorndale area; suspicious people, TX 36, Cameron area; information, Milano area; family matter, CR 418A, Davilla; arrest made, FM 979, Maysfield; suspicious vehicle, FM 486, Cameron area.

Sunday—Abandoned vehicle, FM 2269, Cameron; threats, Wyeth Street, Taylor; suspicious activity, TX 36, Buckholts area; runaway juvenile; TX 36, area not listed; alarm detected, CR 434, San Gabriel; theft, Ben Milam Road, Cameron area; suspicious person, CR 443, Thorndale area; theft, CR 215A, Cameron area; information, FM 1786, west of Rockdale; welfare concern, Milam County, area not listed.

Monday—Theft, CR 455, Thorndale area; information, area not listed; assist other agency, US 77, Rockdale area; abandoned animal, CR 350, Gause; civil matter, CR 434 Loop, Rockdale area; protective order, Thrall; civil matter, CR 322, Rockdale area; 911 hang up; CR 271A, Baileyville.

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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