Police investigate downed power line, thefts

Rockdale police investigated an incident last week in which two trucks hit a power line over US 79 in west Rockdale and caused a power outage.

Police said the trucks hit the power line in front of Classic Bank, knocking out power immediately.

Ofc. Brandon Tess responded to the call and stopped the trucks.

Drivers were listed as Jose Guerra 36, of Orange Grove in a 2013 Kenworth, and Juan Guerra, 41, of Alice, in a 2012 Kenworth.

Owner of both trucks was listed as Precision Drilling and Holding Company of Houston.

THEFTS—Lt. J. D. Newlin said three thefts were reported during the past week.

Air conditioners were reported taken from Springfield Baptist Church.

A billfold was stolen from a house, according to police.

A box of food and other items, left outside at an East Cameron Ave. (US 79) residence was reported stolen.

FELONIES—Two felony arrests were reported during the week:

• Nathan Andrew Willingham, 27, Rockdale, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, possession of marijuana ( less than two ounces), released on $17,000 bond.

• Corey Joseph McMillen, 19, Rockdale, probation violation, motion to proceed on charge of possession of marijuana ( less than two ounces), in custody on $5,000 bond.

ACCIDENTS— Extensive damages were reported in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of West Cameron (US 79) and Meadow at 4:12 p.m. Sunday.

Drivers were listed as Latoya Miller of Rockdale and Nicolas Oberdorf of Milano.

Police said vehicles operated by Marcella McMeans and Kathrine Martinez, both Rockdale, were in collision at 10:18 a.m. March 13 in front of National Pawn & Jewelry.

Damage estimates were not available from police.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations during the week included 21 for speeding, 10 for no valid MVI sticker, four for driving while license invalid, two each for failure to maintain financial responsibility and operating a vehicle with expired license plate and one each for defective tail lamp, disregarding official traffic control device, exhibition of acceleration/ racing, failure to yield right-ofway, no driver’s license, no seat belt and violation of child safety restraint equipment.

CALLS— Officers answered 168 service calls and received 128 calls through the 911 system.

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