Two charged in 4-wheeler theft

Two men were arrested last week in Burleson County and charged with the theft of two four-wheelers in Milam County.

Chief Deputy Chris White said John Ethan Furnace, 18, of Rockdale and Reid Faulkner, 21, of Alvin, were charged with theft of property ($1,500 to $20,000).

Bond was set at $5,000 each.

White said the Milam County Sheriff’s Department received a call from David Gann in reference to the theft of two four-wheelers, occurring in the 1200 block of Milam County Road 234.

Investigators received a break in the case, according to White when a family member of the victim called to say that they believed they were following a truck and trailer hauling their two stolen four-wheelers south on Texas 36 in Burleson County.

Burleson County Deputy Charles Barnes stopped the vehicle and detained the subjects until Milam County Investigator Lt. Jay Beathard arrived on the scene to confirm that the four-wheelers were stolen.

“Lt. Beathard also obtained confessions from both subjects,” White said.

CALLS—Sheriff David Greene listed other calls during the past week as follows:

Dec. 4—Welfare check, South 8th Street, Buckholts; welfare check, FM 1915, Buckholts area; abandoned vehicle, South TX 36; information, Cameron area; requesting a deputy, Cameron area; break in, Floyd Street, city not listed; suspicious activity, 10th Street, Buckholts; request to speak to deputy, Rockdale area; possible scam, FM 487, Rockdale area; speeding, Oak Park, Rockdale area; alarm detected, South 11th Street, Buckholts; suspicious noise, CR 446; suspicious vehicle, FM 487; racing, Milano area.

Dec. 5—Medical call, East FM 485, Cameron area; sexual assault of a child, FM 2269; phone scam, CR 238, Cameron area; criminal mischief, CR 131, Cameron area; animal nuisance, CR 267, Cameron area; trespassing, CR 267, Cameron area; information, CR 374, Milano area; theft of property, Davilla area; information, FM 908.

Thursday—Animal nuisance, CR 104, Buckholts; power outage, CR 131, Cameron area; suspicious activity, CR 119, Buckholts area; motorist assist, US 190, Cameron area; welfare check, Cameron area; civil child custody, West US 79, Rockdale area; welfare check, South TX 36, Milano area; request to speak to sheriff, CR 218, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, CR 335, Rockdale area; information, FM 2095, Cameron area; information, Milano area.

Friday—Medical call, Ben Arnold area; phone harassment, FM 486; suspicious vehicle, South Bowie, Cameron; theft, East Avenue C, Milano; fraud, CR 456, Thorndale area; theft, CR 232, Minerva area; dogs in roadway, US 77 South, Rockdale area; information, West US 79, Milano area; information, FM 3242, Milano area; harassing phone calls, Milam County; suspicious activity, FM 1600, Cameron area; animal nuisance, FM 2095, Gause area; theft, CR 314, Rockdale area; runaway juvenile, CR 315, Rockdale area.

Saturday—Suspicious person, US 79, Rockdale area; suspicious vehicle, CR 422; child custody, South 8th Street, Milano; criminal trespass, CR 326, Rockdale area; information, CR 326, Rockdale area; racing near CR 353; report information, CR 457; theft, East Avenue F, Milano area; alarm detected, South 10th Street, Buckholts area; theft, FM 2095, Hanover area; alarm detected, South 11st Street, no city listed; information, FM 485; assist other agency, US 77, Rockdale area; information, CR 314; subjects on four-wheelers, US 77; Rockdale area.

Sunday—Assist other agency, Cameron area; alarm detected, CR 306, Rockdale area; burglary, CR 320, Rockdale area; disturbance, US 190, Cameron area; information, West 6th Street, Cameron; medical call, South TX 36, Milano area; arrest, TX 36, Milano area; suspicious people, FM 2269, Cameron area; shots heard, CR 417, Thorndale area; civil matter, CR 205 Buckholts area; suspicious person, CR 228; information, Gause area; 911 hang up, North TX 36, Buckholts area.

Monday—Residential alarm, CR 306; animal nuisance, CR 303A, Rockdale area; criminal trespass, FM 486, Sharp area; warrant service, CR 323; suspicious activity, CR 249; family matters, Champions Drive, Rockdale area; information, US 79.

There were also 12 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). All tips are anonymous.

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