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Police await DNA in RHS break-in

Whoever broke into Rockdale High School Thursday may have left behind something they certainly didn’t intend to.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the wouldbe burglar—no items were reported missing—cut themselves fairly seriously and bled substantially.

“We’ve got samples sent off to crime labs to see if we can recover some DNA,” Newlin said.

ARREST—Police made one felony arrest during the past week.

Larry Wayne Myers Jr., 31, of Rockdale, was arrested Sunday and charged with debit/credit card abuse. Newlin said the charges are in connection with an incident in which a lost credit card was found and used.

Myers was released after posting $6,000 bond.

OFFENSES— Incidents reported to police during the past week included shoplifting incidents at Walmart and Dollar General, a vehicle burglary and a gas drive-off.

Newlin said a man arrested in Leon County was implicated in a string of forgeries in Brookshire Bros. super markets around East and Central Texas, including Rockdale’s.

ACCIDENT—A 2011 Hondo operated by Lauren Walker, 20, of Boerne was damaged when it hit a dog at 1:33 a.m. Thursday at the US 77-US 79 intersection, according to police.

CITATIONS—Police said traf f ic tickets issued during the past week included 24 for speeding, 10 for no motor vehicle inspection sticker, five each for operating a vehicle with expired license plate and driving while license invalid, three each for failure to maintain financial responsibility and driving without a license and one each for failure to yield right of way, following too closely, running a stop sign, violation of child safety restraint requirements and violation of open container law.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 151 calls during the past week, along with 80 through the 911 system.

WARRANTS—Police served four warrants during the week, two for failure to appear and one each for illegal use of a wireless device and family threat.


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