Fire probed at candidate’s home

Cameron aut hor it ies have called in an investigator from the state fire marshal’s office following a fire and break-in Friday at the home of a judicial candidate in the May 29 Democratic Primary.

Henry Horelica, fire chief of the Cameron VFD, said the home of Norman and Peggy Lanford, 3202 North Travis, sustained some heat and smoke damage but was extinguished quickly by firefighters,

Lanford, a Cameron attorney, is seeking the office of 20th District Judge.

Police said the home was broken into, and some items were stolen, before the fire.

BUSY WEEKEND—There were seven alcohol related arrests booked into the Milam County Jail during the weekend, including DWI, public intoxication and minor in possession of alcohol.

CALLS— Other calls during the past week included:

April 10—Road hazard, US 79 and US 190, Milano area; fraud, CR 259; motorist assist, US 79, Gause area; trespassers, US 79 and CR 375; suspicious person, US 79, Gause area.

April 11— 911 hangup, CR 327, Milano area; suspicious person, CR 354, Gause area; harassment, Cameron area; civil matter, CR 446A, Thorndale area; request to speak to deputy, location not listed; animal nuisance, West Avenue A, Milano; dog bite, CR 458A, Thorndale area; harassment, CR 222, Cameron area; burglary of habitation, CR 429, Rockdale area; racing, FM 2095, near Gause; verbal dispute, CR 263, Branchville area; suspicious activity, CR 134, Ben Arnold.

Thursday—Stranded motorist, US 190 Rogers; theft, CR 144, Buckholts area; welfare check, FM 3061, Thorndale area; burglary, CR 322, Rockdale area; criminal mischief, CR 234, near Griffin Chappel; information, CR 264, Maysfield area; juvenile case, CR 342, near Milano.

Friday—Stranded motorist, US 77, north of Cameron; request to speak to deputy, location not listed; civil child custody, CR 352, Gause area; animal nuisance, FM 487, north of Rockdale; animal concern, FM 487, north of Rockdale; animal nuisance, Rockdale West; missing livestock, US 77, south of Minerva; civil matter, Rockdale West; disturbance, CR 206, Pettibone; welfare concern, US 77, south of Rockdale.

Saturday—Assault, Buckholts; suspicious male, US 77, south of Minerva; funeral escort, US 79, Milano area; request to speak to deputy, Gause; suspicious activity, Gause; civil matter, Milano; unattended death, CR 302, Rockdale area; assault, North Second, Buckholts; threat, North Main, Buckholts; stolen dog, US 77, Rockdale area; suspicious male, FM 487, north of Rockdale.

Sunday—Abandoned trailer, Texas 36, Buckholts area; family matter, CR 405, Buckholts area; alarm detected, FM 2095, Cameron area; disturbance, FM 487 north of Gause; phone scam, CR 224, Cameron area; theft, Milano.

Monday—Assist another agency, Cameron; vehicle blocking roadway, FM 487; request to speak to deputy, US 77, north of Rockdale; civil matter, CR 232 Loop, Minerva area; stray dog, CR 401, Buckholts area; suspicious vehicles, CR 443, Thorndale area; 911 hangup, US 79, east of Rockdale.

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