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Drugs, theft, child porn cases for police

Rockdale police made arrests for possession of illegal drugs, theft and possession of child pornography during the past week.

DRUGS—A search warrant led to the arrest of two Rockdale women at Budget Inn motel after illegal substances were found in their purses, according to Lt. J. D. Newlin.

Jessica Ryan Sakewitz, 26, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram) and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone. She remains in the county jail in lieu of $29,000 bond.

Beth Ann-Hugh Dudley, 31, was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. She remains in the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

THEFT, PORN— Darion Cavazos Ramirez, 18, of Rockdale was charged with burglary of a building after a vandalism call led police to question several youths, including juveniles at a Bounds Street location.

He was also charged w ith criminal mischief and criminal trespass and was released after posting $12,000 bond.

Thomas Lopez, 17, of Rockdale, was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief as a result of the same investigation, police said. He was released after posting $6,000 bond.

A 17-year-old Rockdale resident was charged with possession of child pornography in connection with what Newlin termed “lewd photos of a 13-year-old female on a cell phone.”

Joseph Ramey turned himself in Monday at the sheriff’s department and was released after posting $15,000 bond.

WARRANT—Ambrose Christopher Williams, 55, of Milano, was arrested Sunday on warrants from Los Angeles, California, on charges of sex offender registration violation and assault to commit rape (transient). Bond was denied.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued over the past week included 34 for speeding, seven each for failure to maintain financial responsibility and no valid MVI sticker, three for driving while license invalid and one each for failure to signal turn, no valid MVI sticker, expired license plate, violation of child safety requirement and use of a wireless device in a school zone.

CALLS—Police responded to 153 total calls for service during the week, including 86 through the 911 system.

ACCIDENTS—There were no accidents reported for the week.


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