Garage sale profits missing from home

It was a very good day that quickly turned into a very mad one for a Main Street resident.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said one of the Rockdale residents sponsoring a garage sale had placed the day’s profits, about $800 in cash, in a zip-up bag at the conclusion of the sale.

“It was gone when they went to look for it,” Newlin said. “A search of the residence failed to turn up the money.”

Saturday was the annual citywide garage sale day in Rockdale and Thorndale with 76 sales in Rockdale and an additional 10 in Thorndale. (See page 1B).

ARREST—Police made one felony arrest during the past week, charging a 27-year-old Rockdale woman with forgery by passing.

Jessica Ryan Sakewitz was arrested Monday on a local warrant. She remained in custody at presstime.

BREAK-INS—Police investigated three burglaries as follows:

• Power tools taken from residence.

• X-Box 360 and about 60 games taken from travel trailer.

• Mini-storage building burglarized, list of missing items being compiled.

OFFENSES—During the week police also investigated a bicycle theft, a disorderly conduct incident and several traffic offenses.

Two Rockdale Police Department warrants were served during the past week.

ACCIDENT—Police said a two-vehicle accident was reported at 6:39 p.m. Thursday at the Wilcox Murray intersection.

Drivers were listed as Michele Peterson of Milano and Roy Jenkins of Murphy.

Damages were termed “minor” to both vehicles.

CITATIONS—Police said traffic tickets issued during the past week included 23 for speeding, six for no liability insurance, five for expired MVI sticker, two each for expired registration and use of cellular device in a school zone while lights flashing and one each for driving while license invalid and running a stop sign.

On citation each was issued for disorderly conduct/threat and assault.

SERVICE CALLS—Police reported 163 calls for service during the week and 109 calls through the 911 emergency system.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime may be phoned in to Milam County, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).

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