Lost child report termed ‘hoax’ after 45-minute search Friday

Rockdale police and firefighters searched for 45 minutes Friday evening for a “ lost” two-yearold before terming the incident a hoax.

Police Chief Thomas Harris said a call came in to Walmart at 9:16 p.m., supposedly from a parent, saying they had been at the store with the girl, returned home, then discovered she was missing “about 30 minutes later.”

“ That set off some warning bells in our minds,” Harris said. “You just don’t ‘forget’ your kid and remember them a half hour later.

A thorough search was made before police ruled the call had been a hoax.

MISSING—An unrelated call the next day had police searching for two young children.

“ They had been dropped off about 2 or 2:30 at the city library,” Harris said. “They were located about four at a relative’s house several blocks away.”

ARRESTS—Two felony arrest were made over the past week as follows:

• Vanessa Lynn Rivers, 21, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, released after posting $30,000 bond.

• Christopher Truma G0nzalez, 38, Rockdale, outstanding Williamson County warrant for burglary of a building, cur, transferred to sheriff’s office custody.

A 15-year- old juvenile was arrested for marijuana possession.

5:30 p.m. Police said an accident at 2:47 p.m. May 15 in the 600 block of Williams involved a car driven by Shanita Tindle of Rockdale and a car operated by Juan Gonzalez-Rodriguez of Houston. Damages were termed minor.

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 5:30 p.m. May 15 at the Belton-Wilcox corner. Drivers were listed as Rachel Stevenson and Amanda Weaver, both of Milano.

Police said a two-vehicle accident occurred at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Pear-East Belton intersection. Drivers were listed as Yvette Tibbitts of Milano and Agnes Jones of Rockdale.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickers issued during the week included 20 for speeding, 15 for expired MVI sticker and two each for possession of drug paraphernalia, expired registration and driving while license invalid and one for no insurance.

SERVICE CALLS— Officers answered 146 calls for service during the past week and police received 112 calls through the 911 system.

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