An alert deputy sheriff, patrolling in Cameron Saturday recognized and arrested a suspect wanted in a Rockdale home invasion last Nov. 22.
Giovanni DeMascio Miller, 19, of Cameron was arrested by Deputy Sheriff John Mendoza and is being held in the Milam County Jail without bond.
Lt. J. D. Newl in said the arrest is in connection with an incident in which a female victim living in the 100 block of FM 487 reported two black males came to the residence and demanded money, with one brandishing a pistol.
The two f led on foot with cash. Newlin said the other suspect, who remains at large, was identified as 26-year-old Tyrone Blaylock of Cameron.
“We appreciate Deputy Mendoza’s help,” Newlin said. “He was very alert to recognize this suspect was someone we had been looking for.”
RIBS—A 54-year-old Rockdale resident was arrested after a chase and search triggered when a male subject stuf fed ribs in his pants from the meat section at Brookshire Bros. and fled the store.
Willie Thomas Parker remains in the county jail in lieu of $6,000 bond on a charge of theft of property ($1,500 or more) with two or more previous convictions.
Newlin said the arrest was made at Fair Park.
ARRESTS– Other arrests made during the past week included:
• Daphane Nicole Spiers, 21, Rockdale, theft ($1,500 or more with two or more prior convictions), awaiting magistration at presstime.
• Charity Nicole Patranella, 27, Holland, Lee County warrant for thef t ($1,500 to $20,000).
OFFENSES—Newlin said jewelry was repor ted taken from a residence during the past week.
Pol ice a re invest igat ing the theft of a bicycle from a Burleson Street residence.
Also under investigation are a criminal mischief incident and a vehicle burglary.
Four incidents of criminal trespass were reported and one misdemeanor arrest was made, according to police.
ACCIDENT—Police said a pickup operated by Theresa Huddleston, 55, of Rockdale, was in collision with a retaining wall behind Love’s Flowers & Gifts at 9:03 a.m. Jan. 22.
No injuries were reported. Damage was reported to the retaining wall.
SERVICE CALLS—Police responded to 156 total calls for service during the past week, and 91 cal ls were received through the 911 system.
CITATIONS—Police issued 31 speeding tickets during the past week, along with six for expired MVI sticker, four for no insurance, three for running a stop sign and one each for expired registration, no seat belt, driving on the wrong side of the road, disregarding traffic control device and allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle.