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Drug charges from school call pending laboratory analysis

Rockdale police are awaiting laboratory analysis of pills, recovered from a call to Rockdale High School during the week, to determine what charges to file in connection with the incident.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the incident involves a juvenile.

“Once we get the lab work back, and know exactly what kind of pills are involved, we will have more of an idea about the charges,” he said.

PHONES—It wasn’t a good week for cell phones in Rockdale. Police are investigating two separate incidents of cell phone theft.

Newlin said a cell phone was reported stolen from a resale shop on Mill Street.

Police are also investigating the theft of a cell phone from Rockdale High School.

SHOPLIFTING—Newlin said police investigated a report of shoplifting at Walmart during the week.

He said the female subject was not arrested but was issued a citation in connection with the incident.

ARREST—In the week’s only felony arrest 51-year-old Librada Vega Smith of Austin was arrested on a local warrant for possession of a controlled substance, with bond set at $5,000.

Newlin said the arrest was in connection with a substance found in a pipe during an incident investigated several weeks ago.

OFFENSES—Pol ice al so investigated one assault during the past week.

ACCIDENT—No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle traffic accident at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Scarbrough-West Cameron (US 79) intersection.

Drivers were listed as Lorena Mora, 33, of Rockdale, in a pickup, and Kathryne Watson, 27, of Rockdale, in a Chevrolet sedan. Damage estimates were not available from police.

WARRANTS—Police served 11 warrants during the past week, four for failure to appear and one each for speeding, illegal use of wireless device, expired MVI sticker, failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to display driver’s license, failure to identify and a Taylor County warrant for theft/bond forfeiture.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 29 for speeding, six for failure to maintain financial responsibility, four each for no driver’s license and operating a vehicle with an expired license plate, three for driving while license invalid and one each for duty upon striking a fixed object, expired driver’s license, failure to report change of address or name, failure to yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 188 calls for service during the past week, and 118 calls were received through the 911 emergency system.

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 leading to arrest of the person or persons responsible.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous. No one will ask your name and you will be given a number for future correspondence with anyone from CrimeStoppers.


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