Two draw charges in ‘home invasion’

Two Cameron men have been arrested in connection with what police in that city are terming a “home invasion” in that city Friday afternoon.

Billy Joe Pittman Jr., 28, and Alvin Dejuan Melton, 30, were both charged with aggravated robbery and unlawful restraint.

Pittman was also charged with interfering with an emergency call with previous conviction. He remains in the county jail in lieu of $115,000 bond.

Melton remained incarcerated on $105,000 bond.

Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said a legally handicapped woman reported two men had forced their way into her residence, stopped her from making a 911 call and took items from the house.

CATTLE THEFT—William J. (Jim) Crenan, 55, of Cameron was arrested Thursday on felony cattle theft charges. He is suspected of stealing 100 head of cattle from an El Paso rancher who was leasing pasture and care from Crenan.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers Hal Dumas and Marvin Wills investigated the case.

According to Dumas, the victim had been leasing pasture from Crenan since 2008. The thefts occurred during that fiveyear time frame.

CALLS— Calls dispatched from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department during the past week included:

July 30—Burglary of habitation, Wood Road, Rockdale area; suspicious vehicle, South 6th Street, Buckholts; theft, FM 2095, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, Professor Smith Road, Gause; stranded motorist, US 77 South; animal nuisance, CR 232 Loop, Rockdale area; child welfare check, Buckholts area; theft, CR 232 Loop, Rockdale area; criminal trespass notice, CR 343, Gause area; animal nuisance, CR 330, Milano area; suspicious vehicle, CR 240 North; civil matter, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; animal nuisance, CR 232 Loop, Rockdale area; civil matter/standby, South Pear Street, city not listed; request to speak to deputy, Cameron area.

July 31—Information, US 77; lost ID, Cherry Lane, Waco area; missing gun, US 190, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, CR 327, Milano area; child locked in vehicle, North FM 487, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Rockdale area; verbal dispute, CR 323 Loop; suspicious female, CR 323, Minerva; medical CR 306; civil matter, Gause area; burglary, CR 133B, Burlington area; motorist assist US 77, Cameron area; information, Gause area; other, Milano area.

Thursday—Suspicious noise, CR 306; suspicious noise, Beverly Drive, Rockdale area; harassment, FM 2027, Cameron area; animal nuisance, CR 206A, Pettibone area; information, North US 77; harassing phone calls, CR 446, Thorndale area; information, Cameron area; information, South TX 36; telephone harassment, East 8th Street, Cameron; animal nuisance, CR 331, Milano area; theft of property, CR 446; assist other agency, US 79 East, Thorndale area.

Friday—Information, CR 342, Milano area; information on wanted person, Thorndale area; information, near CR 314; request to speak to deputy, US 77, Rockdale area; theft, CR 265 South; suspicious activity, FM 908 South; scam attempt, Buckholts area; information, Rockdale area; arrest made, North of US 79.

Saturday—Animal nuisance, FM 3061, Thorndale area; cruelty to animals, Ben Milam Road, Pettibone area; disturbance, CR 221, Cameron area; burn ban violation, CR 330, Milano area; information, Russell Drive; disturbance, CR 432, Thorndale area; 911 hang up, FM 2095, Gause area; request to speak to deputy, Milam County; harassing phone calls, Rockdale area; child custody, CR 394, Hutto.

Sunday—Arrest made, US 77 North, Cameron area; criminal trespass, CR 306, Rockdale area; debris in roadway, Pettibone area.

Monday—Information, Gabriel’s Crossing, Thorndale area; welfare check, Milano area; information, Gabriel’s Crossing, Thorndale area; agency assist, Cameron area; debris in roadway, US 79 East, Rockdale area; theft, Milano area; assault by contact, FM 2269, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, North US 77; information, Thorndale area; information, CR 407, Buckholts area; welfare check, Oaklawn Street, Rockdale area; animal neglect, US 79, Milano area; burglary of habitation, CR 112; threat, CR 232; information, CR 232; burglary, North FM 487.

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