Police list week’s arrests, calls

Rockdale pol ice worked through the night Monday and early Tuesday to make an arrest in a string of thefts, punctuated by chases, in northwest Rockdale.

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Other police activity during the past week as also listed.

ARRESTS—Felony arrests during the week were:

• Terry Presley Cranford, 35, Milano, forgery of a financial instrument, bond set at $6,000.

• Francis Marie Brown Basey, 52, Cameron, theft ( less than $1,500) with two previous convictions, bond set at $6,000.

• Nathan Andrew Willingham, 27, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), bond set at $6,000.

• Clayton Ray Merka, 20, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), bond set at $6,000.

• Nekeisha Kaderka, 31, Rockdale, theft (less than $1,500) with two previous convictions, bond set at $1,600.

ACCIDENTS— Police responded to what was termed a “minor” two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Steve’s Texaco, 722 West Cameron (US 79) at 9:49 a.m. April 23.

Drivers were listed as Stephanie Ellis and Fidel Castillo-Ruiz. Minor damages were reported.

Police were called to a tw0-vehicle accident at 7:44 a.m. Thursday in front of Rockdale Junior- High School on Bushdale Road.

Drivers were listed as Santos Trevino and Tracy Beran, both of Rockdale.

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 3:47 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of West Cameron (US 79) in front of the Kountry Inn.

Drivers were listed as Haley Wright of Rockdale and Maxine Mauldin of Milano.

OFFENSES—Offense investigations begun during the past week included burglary of a vehicle, theft, forgery, possession of a prohibited weapon and theft of services.

WARRANTS—Police served four warrants during the past week, Milam County warrants for non-payment of child support, theft of property ($20 to $500) by check and probation violation, along with one Williamson County warrant for bond forfeiture.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued during the past week included 20 for speeding, five for no valid MVI sticker, four for failure to maintain financial responsibility, three for expired driver’s license, two each for violation of open container law and operating a vehicle with expired license plates and one each for driving the wrong way on a oneway street, no drivers license, no use of seat belts and use of a wireless communications device in a school zone.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 163 service calls during the past week and 101 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.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous.

No one will ask your name and you will be assigned a number for all future correspondence concerning the tip.

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