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Restoration made on church property damaged by pellets

Restoration will be made after property at a Rockdale church was damaged by a pellet gun during the week.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said police were advised of damages around an athletic area, which included a basketball backboard and goal at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 310 Calhoun.

“It was done with a pellet gun,” Newlin said. “ The perpetrator lived nearby and told us that he had no idea how much damage he was doing to the area.”

Newlin said the perpetrator agreed to pay the church for the damages.

ARRESTS—Ronald Alan Leggett, 50, of Rockdale was charged with assault causing bodily injury/ household in connection with a Saturday incident involving a family member, according to police.

He was released after posting $3,000 bond.

Newlin said bruises were reported in connection with the incident.

OFFENSES—Offenses investigated during the past week included a gas drive-off, a billfold reported stolen from a locker room and the reported theft of an iPad.

Police also probed one report of criminal mischief and one of disorderly conduct.

ACCIDENTS—Police said two traffic accidents were reported inside the Rockdale city limits during the past week with no reports of serious injuries.

A one-vehicle accident at 10:51 a.m. April 17 was reported at South Wilcox (FM 487) and Beverly Drive.

Driver was listed as Vincent Allan of Milano and police said both vehicles were towed from the scene.

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 9:41 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Rockdale Road and Highland.

Drivers were listed as Ward Roddam and Alvin Wilganowski, both of Rockdale.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 166 service calls during the past week, along with 138 through the 911 system.

CITATIONS—Police issued 40 speeding citations during the past week, along with 16 for no MVI sticker, 9 for expired license plate, six for driving while licence invalid, three for running a stop sign, two for violation of open container law and one for use of cellular device in a school zone.


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