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Disturbance call leads policeman to drug arrests

A domestic disturbance call Friday resulted in drug arrests of two Rockdale residents.

Police Chief Thomas Harris said Ofc. Adam Assaker responded to a call at a Cordova Drive residence that a “woman was screaming and cursing” and made the drug arrests after investigating.

Chon Montelongo Jr., 37, and 28-year-old Jennifer Marie Montelongo, both of Rockdale, were charged with possession of marijuana (4 ounces to 5 pounds).

They were released after posting $3,500 bond each.

Harris said just over 5.5 ounces of marijuana were recovered.

ARREST—Randy Lee Janis, 30, of Rockdale, was arrested Tuesday on a Johnson County warrant for probation violation on an original conviction for DWI.

OFFENSES—Police investigated two thefts over the past week.

Harris said tools were taken from the 200 block of Oak and gasoline was siphoned from the Project Head Start school bus.

A v ideo game console and games were reported taken in a Burleson Street break-in.

Police also investigated three assaults with no serious injuries reported, according to Chief Harris.

Other offenses reported to police during the week included disorderly conduct, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WARRANTS—Police served four local warrants during the week, one each for possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $50, parent contributing to nonattendance and failure to appear. Several warrants were also issued by municipal court during the week.

A Travis County warrant for criminal mischief was also served.

ACCIDENTS—No injuries were repor ted in two traf f ic offenses investigated by police during the past week.

Vehicles operated by William Dewees, 84, and Thomas Wayne Fisher, 45, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 3:17 p.m. Feb. 1 at the West Cameron (US 79)- Meadow intersection. Damage estimates were not available from police, who said Dewees was in a 2003 Dodge pickup and Fisher in a 2005 Chevrolet pickup.

Drivers in an 11:21 a.m. Friday accident in the 400 block of Oak were Philip Pickering of Danbury, in a tractor-trailer rig, and Preston Gates of Rockdale, in a 1998 Chevrolet pickup, according to police, who did not provide damage estimates.

CITATIONS—Traffic citation issued during the past week included 43 for speeding, 12 for no valid MVI sticker, 11 for failure to maintain financial responsibility, six for driving while license invalid, five for operating a vehicle with expired license plates, three for no driver’s license and one each for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, driving on the wrong side of the road, expired driver’s license, failure to stop for school bus, failure to report change of address or name, illegal passing and running a stop sign.

One citation was issued for violation of the city’s outdoor burning ordinance.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police answered 161 service calls along with 126 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.

All calls are anonymous and no one will ask your name.

Correspondence will be through a confidential number which will be given the tipster during the first call to Milam County CrimeStoppers.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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