Ten grass fire calls before Monday burn ban

The Milam County Sheriff’s Department had a busy week following area volunteer fire departments to grass fires before commissioners enacted a rural burn ban on Monday.

Counting fires dispatched both from the Cameron and from the Rockdale Police Department, there were 10 grass fires dispatched countywide.

Those included fires in the Rockdale, Cameron, Baileyville, Branchville and Buckholts areas.

See burn ban story, page 1A.

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

July 2—Trespassers, CR 353, Gause area; information, US 79 East, Rockdale area; debris in roadway, TX 36, Rogers area; traffic control, US 79 East, Milano area; civil mater, CR 233, Minerva area; four-wheelers in roadway, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; theft, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; information, East powers, city not listed; assault, CR 304; information, CR 328C, Cameron area; request to speak to sheriff, Rockdale Police Department.

July 3—Harassing text messages, FM 485; prowler, CR 308; criminal trespass notice, CR 407, Thorndale area; family disturbance, CR 232 Loop, Minerva area; trespassing, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; information, South US 77, Cameron area; information, CR 335, Rockdale area; lost ID, Cameron area; four-wheelers on roadway, Oak Lawn, Rockdale area; assist Cameron Police Department, West main Street, Cameron area; civil matter, CR 104, Buckholts area; information, CR 331; medical call, FM 437; verbal disturbance, CR 350, Rockdale area; residential alarm, CR 251; welfare concern, CR 254, Cameron area; traffic hazard, US 79, Gause area; suspicious activity, East FM 485, Cameron area.

Thursday—Dog bite, Cypress Trail, Rockdale area; information, CR 218, Cameron area; stranded motorist, US 190, Rogers area; civil matter, CR 432, Rockdale area; other, Oak Lawn, Rockdale area; threats, CR 457, Thorndale area; civil matter, CR 104; four-wheeler on roadway, Cypress Trail, Rockdale area; telephone harassment, West Oak, city not listed; dog bite, CR 446, Rockdale area; reckless driver, FM 908, Thorndale area; information, North FM 908.

Friday—Family matter, North US 77, Burlington area; child welfare check, CR 241A, Cameron area; motorist assist, US 77 South, Rockdale area; stray dog, CR 264, Cameron area; information, US 79, Milano area; vandalism, FM 486, San Gabriel area; suspicious vehicle, South TX 36, Cameron area; disturbance, CR 116; information, CR 218.

Saturday—Welfare concern, 232 Loop, Rockdale area; information, CR 428; missing property, CR 457, Thorndale area; civil matter, Oak Park, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, CR 432, Rockdale area.

Sunday—Disturbance, Northwood Circle; information, CR 323, Milano area; disabled vehicle, FM 485 West, Yarrelton area.

Monday—Suspicious activity, CR 342, Milano area; road hazard, North FM 487, Davilla area; information, Ben Arnold area; criminal mischief, North FM 487; request to speak to deputy, CR 232 Loop, Rockdale area; animal neglect, CR 302, Rockdale area; animal neglect, CR 302, Rockdale area; threat, CR 402, Davilla area; information, North FM 487; harassment, Briar Lane, Rockdale area; abandoned vehicle, US 77 South, Cameron area; animal nuisance, CR 308; suspicious activity, North 77 South, Minerva area; abandoned vehicle, TX 36, Pettibone area; civil matter, Childress, Rockdale; disturbance, North FM 908, Rockdale area.

There were also 14 loose livestock calls during the week.

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 and no one will ask your name.

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