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Traffic stop Saturday results in narcotics, warrant charges

What started out to be a traffic stop Saturday afternoon by Ofc. Adam Assaker ended with the arrestofaa41-year-oldRockdale woman on a drug charge and an out-of-county warrant.

Cassandra Jeanette Hall was charged with possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram) and on an out-of-county warrant from Van Zandt County.

Charge in that county was probation violation on an original offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

She remains in custody in lieu of $44,000 bond.

Police said the vehicle was stopped on a traffic offense at the intersection of West Cameron (US 79) and Travis.

SEX ASSAULT—Police Chief Thomas Harris said an arrest warrant has been issue in connection with a report filed during the past week.

“The victim, now in her late 20s, or early 30s, had reported sexual abuse over a period of time by a family member when she was 13 to 16,” Harris said.

No arrest has yet been made, according to Harris.

OF F ENSE S—Har r is said police are investigating an incidnt in which a checkbook was stolen and at least one had been written on the county.

Other offenses reported during the past week included assault by conduct, juvenile disorderly conduct, theft and possession of a controlled substance.

CR ASHES—In addition to Saturday’s pickup-three pedestrian incident (see page 1A), police investigated two other traffic accidents during the past week.

Police said vehicles operated by Michael Mitchell of Thorndale and Shelby Dove of Austin were in collision at 1:09 p.m. Friday on FM 487 (South Wilcox) in front of Manor Oaks Nursing Home.

No injuries were reported and damage ratings were unknown, according to police.

Police said no injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision in the parking lot of Rockdale Building Material Center at 8:59 a.m. Friday.

Drivers were listed as Richard Thrasher and Santos Gonzales, both of Rockdale.

Damages were termed minor for both vehicles.

WARRANTS—Police served three warrants during the past week, a Bell County warrant for driving while license invalid with previous conviction and City of Rockdale warrants for no seat belt and driving while license invalid.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 25 for speeding, five for expired MVI sticker, four for no liability insurance, two for running a stop sign and one each for expired registration, no seat belt and no driver’s license.

Citations were also filed for disorderly conduct and violation of the city’s open container law.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 152 total service calls during the past week and 126 calls were received through the 911 system.

FIRE CALLS—Fire calls dispatched through the Rockdale Police Station during the past week were listed as follows:

• 1:50 p.m. Friday, out-of-control burn, Thorndale VFD.

• 10:14 p.m. Saturday, tree on fire, two miles down County Road 434 Loop, Rockdale VFD.

• 9:24 p.m. Monday, disabled vehicle leaking fuel, west US 79 near County Road 306.

Volunteers were also called to two gas leaks 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.

No one will ask your name and you will be given a number for use in future contacts.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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