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Electricity theft ends with drug offenses filed

POLICE REPORT

Rockdale police answered a call to a reported utility theft Friday and ended by filing drug charges against two men.

Police Chief Thomas Harris said John Douglas Dunn, 46, of Pflugerville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (3 to 28 grams) and criminal mischief (diversion of public utilities). He was released after posting $6,000 bond.

Troy Alexander Holman, 42, of Houston, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (3 to 28 grams). He was released after posting $3,000 bond.

Harris said Ofc. David Wright was called to a report of someone “hot-wiring” into an electric distribution system. “During the investigation the drug charges were filed,” the chief said.

OFFENSES— Harris said three thefts were reported during the week including copper taken from an air conditioning unit, a theft warrant was issued after a domestic incident and air conditioning units were stolen.

A saw, compressor and tools were reported taken in a break-in at a storage unit, police said.

CRASHES—No injuries were reported in two traffic accidents investigated by police during the past week.

Police said vehicles operated by Jess Bryan of Leander and Ronnie Manning of Rockdale were in collision at 6:05 p.m. April 4 on US 790 in front of Rockdale Auto Specialties. Damages were termed minor.

Minor damages were reported in a one-vehicle accident at 6:57 p.m. April 2 at US 79 in front of Rockdale Intermediate School, Driver was listed as Angelica Cortez, 22, of Rockdale.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 13 for speeding, seven for expired MVI sticker, six for expired registration, two each for no driver’s license and running a stop sign and one each for possessing/ consuming tobacco products under age 18, no insurance and driving the wrong way.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police answered 161 calls for service during the past week and 98 calls through the 911 system.


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