High winds take toll on county trees

Winds clocked up to 50 miles per hour Monday caused a number of problems throughout Milam County.

The sheriff’s department answered three calls of trees toppled onto roadways.

Deputy Mike Hoyt answered a call of a tree blocking traffic on Texas 36 south of Milano at 12:11 p.m.

At 3:41 p.m., Deputy Eddie Veracruz was called to CR 218 for another report of a tree blocking a road.

Deputy Larry Morgan was called to a tree on Cameron area roads at 8:34 p.m

There were also several calls involving trees causing damage in the Rockdale area.

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

Feb. 19—Theft, CR 304, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Milano area; theft, FM 487, Rockdale area; scam attempt, Hogan Street, Rockdale; civil matter, Milam County; report information, Green Street, Rockdale; wanted person, Murray Street, Rockdale; shots heard, CR 207; requesting to speak to deputy, North FM 487; assault, East Holdiness Lane,Milano; suspicious person, North US 77, Rockdale area; suspicious person/ vehicle, CR 402, Sharp area; burning after dark, North Wilcox, Rockdale; suspicious vehicle, FM 487, Rockdale area; suspicious activity, FM 3242.

Feb. 20—Information, Murray Street, Rockdale; 911 hang up, CR 422, Thorndale area; request to speak to deputy West Avenue A, Milano; animal nuisance, CR 104 and CR 109, Buckholts area; animal nuisance, CR 215, Cameron area; 911 hang up, FM 1786, Rockdale area; theft, US 77, Minerva area; request to speak to deputy, Cameron; information, Griffin Chapel area; found property, FM 487, Rockdale area; suspicious person, Cameron area; welfare concern, Milam County; assist other agency, Cameron area; alarm detected, Wood Road, Rockdale area.

Thursday—Information, South F 1915, Buckholts area; welfare check, CR 470, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, North FM 908, Rockdale area; civil matter, North FM 487, Buckholts area; break in, US 77, Minerva; 911 hang up, FM 1786, Rockdale area; suspicious vehicle, CR 412, Sharp area; hunting, Maysfield area; information, CR 237, Cameron area; harassing phone calls, North 6th Street, Milano; criminal trespass notice, FM 1444, Ben Arnold area; suspicious activity, North US 77; suspicious vehicle, North Olive Street, Gause.

Friday—Assault, Ben Arnold area; burglary, CR 314; threat by phone, South TX 36; theft of property, Gause area; arrest made, FM 2095; burglary of a building, CR 429; burglary, CR 434 Loop, Thorndale area; information, CR 305, Rockdale area; suspicious person/vehicle, CR 237; animal nuisance, CR 238B; assist other agency, Cameron Avenue, Rockdale; information on wanted person, Hogan Street, Rockdale; scam attempt, CR 146, Buckholts area; welfare check Burlington area; assist other agency, CR 111.

Saturday—Request to speak to deputy, Cameron area; debris in roadway, FM 1600, Cameron area; suspicious vehicle, CR 227, Cameron area; assist Cameron Police Department, Cameron area; suspicious vehicle, Cameron and Milano; threats, Rockdale area.

Sunday—Family matter, CR 215, Cameron area; information, CR 330; illegal dumping, CR 434, Thorndale area; request to speak to deputy, FM 485; shots heard, South 6th Street, Milano; arrest made, CR 264; reckless driver-speeding, CR 342, Milano area; loud music, Holly Drive; Rockdale area.

Monday—Animal abuse/cruelty; Gause area; alarm detected, Cameron area; information, FM 487, Davilla area; civil matter, CR 432; tree blocking roadway, TX 36 South, Milano area; welfare concern, Milam County; tree blocking roadway, CR 218; animal nuisance, CR 306; cruelty to animal, CR 265, Cameron area; tree blocking roadway, Cameron area.

There were also eight loose livestock calls during the week for the sheriff’s department.

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.

Callers are given a number for future correspondence with law enforcement. No one will ask your name.

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