Arrest of juveniles clears burglaries, rash of bike thefts

The arrests of two 15-year-old male juveniles Friday after an investigation by Rockdale police has cleared break- ins at two local businesses and a number of bicycles thefts.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Ofcs. Adam Assaker and S. A. Smith made the arrests, charging the duo with burglaries at Miles Styles barber shop and the eastern Duchess Double Kwik convenience store.

“In each case a glass front door was shattered and items were taken from the business,” Newlin said.

He said items taken from the barber shop were recovered and evidence was found linking the juveniles to the convenience store break-in.

“The investigation also recovered a number of bicycles,” Newlin said.

“We have returned some that were reported stolen but there are a lot more bicycles recovered,” he said. “If anyone has missed a bicycle over the past several months, please give us a call and we will take steps to see if one of these is yours,” Newlin said.

SEX OFFENDER— Justin Scott Grahmann, 24, who was charged with sexual assault of a child during the past week by the Milam County Sheriff’s Department (see separate story) was also charged with sex offender’s duty to register by Rockdale police.

Newlin said police believe Grahmann had been living in Rockdale instead of the address listed in his records.

ARREST—Thomas Rosales, 34, of Rockdale, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for probation violation on an original offense of driving while intoxicated with a child under 15. He remains in custody.

OFFENSES—Investigations begun by police during the past week included theft, three cases of assault, driving while license invalid, duties upon striking a fixed object and public intoxication.

ACCIDENTS—A vehicle operated by Brenda Burks of Rockdale was in collision with a mailbox at 11:49 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 1600 block of Yokley, Police said there were no injuries and damage reports were not available.

No injuries were reported in a 3:31 p.m. Monday one-vehcle accident at Gill’s Carwash, according to police, who listed the driver as Sonja Crawford of Lexington.

WARRANTS—Police issued seven warrants during the past week, one each for theft and criminal mischief, four on traffic offenses and one from Travis County for theft by check.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 25 for speeding, nine for no MVI sticker, failure to maintain financial responsibility, four for expired license plates, two each for no driver’s license, driving while license invalid and no seat belt use and one each for driving on the wrong side, running a stop sign, use of wireless communication device in a school zone and violation of driver’s license restriction code.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 163 calls for service during the past week along with 110 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.

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