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Debit card, theft charges filed against Rockdale resident

A 31-year- old Rockdale man was arrested on consecutive days last week by two different law enforcement agencies.

Melvin Gerhardt Miller Jr., was arrested Thursday by Deputy Sheriff Larry Morgan and charged with theft of property ($50 to $500).

He was released after posting $1,500 bond.

One day later, Miller was rearrested by Rockdale Police Ofc. Dale Bekker and charged with credit card/debit card abuse.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said that charge involved a debit card given to the suspect for business use which was alleged to have been used for other purposes.

Miller was released after posting $6,000 bond on the latest charge.

OFFENSES—Police investigated two thefts during the past seven days, both at Walmart.

Newlin said one involved an employee and the other was in reference to a shoplifting incident.

Police investigated several assault reports during the week, one involving a tavern fight and others involving domestic incidents.

Two misdemeanor arrests were made for violation of the city’s solicitation ordinance.

ACCIDEN TS—Police said there were no traffic accidents reported within the Rockdale city limits during the past seven days.

WARRANTS—Police issued 13 warrants during the past week.

Local warrants served included three for no liability insurance and failure to appear, two each for expired MVI sticker and expired registration and one each for parking without stopping engine, violation of open container law and family violence/bodily injury.

Police also ser ved a Montgomery County theft of property warrant and a Williamson County warrant for theft by check ($20 to $500).

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 34 for speeding, 21 for expired MVI sticker, 13 for expired registration, 10 for no liability insurance and one each for running a stop sign, expired driver’s license, operating a nonregistered vehicle and violation of open container law.

Citations were also issued for disorderly conduct and animalat large.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 168 calls for service during the past seven days and 84 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.


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