Funnel cloud a ‘no show’ Monday evening


For a few minutes Monday evening Rockdale-area emergency crews were alerted to the possibility of a tornado but it all blew over.

At 8:09 p.m. a member of the public reported a funnel cloud viewed to the northwest from US 79 east of town.

Firefighters responded but did not observe any tornadic activity as a quick moving storm system passed the area south to north.

The call was cleared at 8:16 and firefighters stood down.

CALLS— Calls dispatched from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department during the past week were listed as follows:

July 9—Vehicle parked in roadway,

Milano area; theft, Northwood Circle; abandoned vehicle, Texas 36; theft of property, FM 908 south of Rockdale; information, Gause area; request to speak to deputy, area unknown; welfare check, FM 487 north of Rockdale; suspicious vehicle, CR 238 Loop, Cameron area; family matter, Cameron area; abandoned vehicle, CR 240, Cameron area; information, Cameron area.

July 10—Disturbance, CR 232 Loop, Minerva area; suspicious vehicle, CR 406; hospice death, FM 2095, Gause area; criminal mischief, CR 327, Milano area; theft, off CR 344 Loop, Milano area; vehicle off shoulder, US 77, Rockdale area; domestic incident, CR 232 Loop, Rockdale area; complaint, Rockdale area; abandoned vehicle, Texas 36, south of Milano; scam attempt, FM 485, Belmena area; burn ban violation, FM 3061, Davilla area; information, CR 381, Rockdale area; information, FM 486, north of Buckholts; reckless driver, US 79, Thorndale area; fire department assist, FM 2027, Cameron area; family matter, CR 232 Loop, Cameron area; suspicious activity, Second Street, Ben Arnold; road damage, Texas 36, south of Milano.

Thursday—Shots heard, County Road 412; 911 hangup, US 77; request to speak to deputy, CR 232B, Minerva area; agency assist, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Champions Drive, Rockdale area; 911 call abandoned, North Fourth, Milano; assist another agency, US 79, Thorndale area; suspicious activity, CR 404 Loop. Davilla area; phone threats, area unknown; information, CR 418A; information, CR 113, Rogers area.

Friday—911 hangup, US 77; request to speak to deputy, CR 300; civil matter, CR 233; vehicle blocking roadway, CR 218; run away juvenile, CR 263; motorist assist, FM 485; trespassing, CR 455, Thorndale area; four-wheelers on roadway, CR 306, Rockdale area; civil child custody, Oak Park 1, Rockdale area; information, CR 331, Milano area; welfare check, CR 353, Gause area; hay bales on road, US 77, Cameron; juvenile runaway located, West Main, Cameron; road hazard, Ben Milam Road, Cameron area; medical call, Burlington; alarm detected, US 79, east of Gause; arrest, CR 322, Rockdale.

Saturday—Assault, Buckholts; animal nuisance, CR 203, Cameron area; theft/arrest, FM 486; four-wheelers, CR 322, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, Goetz Road; motorist assist, Texas 36; family disturbance, FM 1444, Ben Arnold; welfare concern, location not listed; disturbance, CR 342, Milano area; burn ban violation, FM 487, Rockdale area; welfare check, FM 487, north of Rockdale.

Sunday—Criminal mischief, CR 327; information, CR 448; suspicious activity, FM 845, Cameron area; agency assist, Rockdale area; family disturbance, US 77, north of Cameron; 911 call terminated, Texas 36, Cameron area; welfare concern, Texas 36; suspicious noise, FM 1444, Ben Arnold area; disabled motorist, FM 845; scam attempt, Second Street, Ben Arnold; traffic concern, CR 358; assault, location not listed; 911 hangup, FM 979; found property, CR 234 Loop, Cameron area; burn ban violation, CR 214, Cameron area; alarm detected, CR 350; welfare concern, CR 355 Loop.

Monday—Medical call, CR 331, Milano area; theft, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; theft, Champions Drive, Rockdale area; mailbox vandalism, CR 327, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, FM 3242, Milano area; mailbox vandalism, Beverly Street, Rockdale area; civil matter, CR 322, Milano area; family matter, CR 418A, Davilla area; suspicious person, FM 485, Branchville area.

There were also nine loose livestock calls for the sheriff’s department 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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