Police ask residents to check jewelry after rash of thefts

Take termed ‘thousands of dollars’ in northwest part of Rockdale

Rockdale police are asking residents in the northwest part of the city to “inventory” their jewelry after a rash of thefts in the area over the past several days.

“We already know that jewelry, including a ring, valued at several thousand dollars, was pawned in Rockdale and in Temple,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said.

Newlin said at least one of the thefts was outside the city limits.

“There could easily be more that simply haven’t been missed yet,” Newlin said.

Anyone who discovers missing jewelry is asked to call the police department at 512-446-3436.

ACCIDENTS—Police investigated two accidents over the past week.

Vehicles operated by Cody Penney, 25, and Esther Rubio 56, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 5:21 p.m. Friday on US 79 in front of The Ranch.

Police listed injuries as “undetermined” and said damages were extensive to the Rubio car and minor to the Penney pickup.

A vehicle-horse accident was reported at 10:25 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of South Wilcox.

Police said the driver was Veronica Yanes, 29, and the horse owner was Rene Mitchell.

THEFT—Police are investigating the theft of copper wiring from a Hicks Street residence during the week.

WARRANTS—Police served six local warrants during the past seven days, one each for open container/passenger, disorderly conduct/assault by passenger, failure to appear, animal at large, expired registration and expired MVI sticker.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 20 for speeding, eight for expired MVI sticker, four each for expired registration and no insurance and one each for running a stop sign and expired drivers license.

One citation each was issued for criminal mischief and violation of the city’s burning ordinance.

SERVICE CALLS—During the past week, police responded to 125 total service calls and received 99 calls through the 911 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.

Persons calling will receive a number which will be used in future correspondence.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous.

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