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Firearm charge follows traffic stop on Thursday

Rockdale police played a big role in Monday’s drug sweep, assisting the Milam County Sheriff ’s Department in rounding up suspected drug dealers. (See story page 1A).

A Thursday traffic stop resulted in firearms charges against a Taylor man.

Billy Ray Harrison, 28, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm after he was pulled over on a traffic stop by Sgt. Stephen Goodrich.

Bond was set at $20,000.

VANDALISM—Lt. J. D. Newlin said an investigation into vandalism of a window at Bell’s Place on Monday led to a misdemeanor arrest for criminal mischief.

INVESTIGATIONS—Other investigations begun during the past week included criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, theft, violation of city ordinance, misdemeanor marijuana possession, public intoxication and failure to identify.

ACCIDENTS—A 59-year-old Rockdale man was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after a one-vehicle rollover on FM 908.

Avelino Montelongo was listed as the driver in the 5:02 p.m. accident.

Damages were termed extensive.

Police said a three-unit accident in front of Napa Auto Parts at 11:14 a.m. Monday involved pickups driven by Michael Turman of Rockdale and Michael Spillers of Cameron.

Third unit involved was a boat trailer owned by Alcoa.

Not much information was available on a two-vehicle accident in the Tiger Field parking lot at 6:30 p.m. Friday prior to the Rockdale-Smithville football game.

Police a Chevrolet LL was in collision with a parked van owned by the Smithville ISD. No damage estimates were available.

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident at 9:37 a.m. Oct. 11 in front of Mr. Gatti’s. Drivers were listed as Clarence Krenek of Rockdale and Anthony Chidester of Gatesville.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 25 for speeding, 18 for no MVI sticker, 10 for expired license plates, nine for failure to maintain financial responsibility, three for no driver’s license and one each for allowing unlicensed driver to operate motor vehicle, driving while license invalid, duty upon striking a fixed object, failure to report change of address or name, running a stop sign, use of wireless device in a school zone, violation of child safety restraining requirements and violation of driver’s license restriction.

One citation each for curfew violation and violation of city solicitation ordinance were issued.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 146 calls for service during the past week along with 85 calls through the 911 system.


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