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Online solicitation arrests continue

Two more men, the third and fourth in the past two weeks, have been arrested as the result of an online “sting” by Cameron police.

Ebodio Manuel Dubarte, 21, of Buckholts was arrested Saturday and charged with online solicitation of a minor/sexual conduct, sexual assault of a child and unlawful transfer of certain weapons. He remains in custody in lieu of $63,000 bond.

Derek Tremayne David, 19, of Rockdale, was charged with onlne solicitation of a minor/ sexual conduct. He was released afrter posting $15,000 bond.

Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said police conductd a sting on online social media solicitation of a minor, targeting indivduals attempting to have sex with someone they believe to be 15.

SEX ASSAULT—In a separate incident, Cameron police arrested Bernard Rayford Smith, 48, of Cameron on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child, victim under age 14.

He is being held without bond.

CALLS— Sheriff David Greene listed calls during the past week for the Milam County Sheriff’s Department as follows:

Sept. 11—Medical emergency, San Gabriel area; family disturbance, CR 442; information, Milam County Sheriff Office; threats, South Bowie, Cameron; animal welfare, North FM 487, Davilla area; welfare concern, FM 1444, Burlington area; suspicious vehicle, Whip-O-Will, Rockdale area; disturbance, Jessie Street, Rockdale area; medical call, Alamo Road, Cameron area; information, North FM 486; suspicious vehicle, CR 136, Ben Arnold area; found property, West Avenue F, Milano; harassment, CR 442.

Sept. 12—Welfare concern, College Street, Gause area; welfare check, CR 223, Cameron area; phone harassment, CR 306, Rockdale area; gas drive off, East 1st Street, Cameron area; information, Milam County Sheriff’s Office; threat, FM 2095, Cameron area.

Thursday—Road hazard, FM 1712; assault, CR 232 L oop; trespassers CR 424, Dav illa area; scam attempt, South TX 36; information, Buckholts area; threat CR 429, Thorndale area; welfare check, Nor th US 77; assault, Whip-O-Will, Rockdale area; animal nuisance,East FM 485 , Cameron area; d ist urbance, West Avenue C, Milano; information, CR 342.

Friday—Missing property, CR 458A, Thorndale area; welfare check, CR 442; family matter, US 79, Milano area; debris in roadway, US 77, Cameron area; information, FM 487, Rockdale area; agency assist, Thorndale area; request to speak to deputy, Cameron area; information, East Holdiness Lane, Milano; welfare concern, Riley Street, Rockdale area.

Sat urday—A ssault, US 7 7, Burlington area; 911 abandoned call, US 79, Gause area; identity theft, CR 133, Burlington area; information, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, CR 342, Milano area; identity theft, Oak Park, Rockdale area; civil matter, CR 357A, Gause area; assist Cameron Police Department, 21st Street, Cameron; assault, Holly Drive; injured animal, South TX 36; shots heard, CR 342, Milano area.

Sunday—Snake in residence- CR 424; welfare concern, North FM 3242; burglary, East Avenue H; information, East US 79, Rockdale area; criminal trespass notice, Praesel Addition, Rockdale area; civil matter, FM 1444, Ben Arnold area.

Monday—Fight, CR 335; welfare concern, CR 455, Thorndale area; trespassing, South FM 908, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, CR 136A, Burlington area; animal neglect, West US 79, Milano area; abandoned vehicle, Milano area; disturbance, CR 442; identity thef t, West US 79, Rockdale area; deer hit by car, FM 1331, Thorndale area; stolen vehicle, CR 326; burglar y, Buckholts area; theft, Gause area; information, CR 322, Rockdale area; medical call, South 6th Street, Buckholts; threat, South 8th Street, Milano.

There were also 17 loose livestock calls during the week.

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

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for tips.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous and no one will ask your name.


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