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Thrown drugs net charges of possession, ‘tampering’

A baggie thrown from a vehicle during a traffic stop has resulted in drug possession and tampering with evidence charges against a 36-year-old Milano man.

Wesley Eugene Parker was arrested Sunday by Ofc. Steven Cooper after the incident.

“A baggie thrown from the vehicle is believed to contain methamphetamine,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said.

Parker remains in the Milam County Jail at mid-week in lieu of $30,000 bond.

FIREARMS—A 50-year-old Rockdale woman was charged with felon in possession of firearm in connection with two guns pawned in Rockdale during the past week.

Kimberly Michelle Mitchell was released after posting $15,000 bond.

Newlin said police found out two guns pawned in Rockdale had been reported stolen in Florida.

“When the person who pawned the guns was located it was determined she was a felon and was not supposed to be in possession of the guns, even to pawn them,” Newlin said.

OFFENSES—Police responded to a report of a car keyed at Rockdale High School.

Also under investigation is the theft of a billfold containing cash, police said.

ROLLOVER—Police responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident at 3: 42 a. m. Sunday in the 1200 block of East Belton Avenue.

Driver was listed as Eduardo Rivera, 33, of Rockdale. Damage estimates were not available from police.

Moderate damages were reported in an 8:57 p.m. Oct. 26 incident in which a pickup struck a brick mailbox in the 1900 block of Murray.

Driver was listed as Markham Kennedy, 49, of Rockdale.

WARRANTS—Police served one warrant during the past week, a Milam County warrant for bond forfeiture/criminal trespass.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 22 for speeding, 13 for no MVI sticker, six each for expired license plates and failure to maintain financial responsibility, five for no driver’s license, four for driving while license invalid and one each for expired driver’s license, failure to report change of address or name, parking in a prohibited area (school zone) and violation of child safety requirement.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 153 calls for service during the past week along with 116 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 tips leading to arrest and conviction of persons responsible for crimes.

All calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous. No one will ask your name and you will be assigned a number.


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