Phony $10 bill turns up in restaurant, reported to police

It’s apparently time for Rockdale merchants to start checking their money for “that funny stuff” again.

Police said a fake $10 bill was passed during the week at Cocina Familiar Restaurant.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said merchants who suspect someone is trying to pass counterfeit money should notify Rockdale police at 512- 446-3436.

ARRESTS—Newlin said a 44-year- old Rockdale resident was arrested Monday and charged in connection with a burglary last week in which a window unit air conditioner, television and DVD player were taken.

Louis Mack Hancox was charged with burglary of a habitation and remains in the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

Other felony arrests during the week were listed as follows:

• Charles Wells, 47, Rockdale, assault of family/household member with previous conviction, released on $10,000 bond.

• Samuel Walker, Jr., 59, Cameron, terroristic threat of family/ household, in custody on $7,500 bond.

• James Earl Mayberry, 39, Rockdale, manufacture/delivery of controlled substance (1 to 4 grams), in custody on $30,000 bond.

• Gabriel Vasquez, 30, Taylor, out-of-county failure to pay child support, released on $400 bond.

WARRANTS—Police served four local warrants during the past week, two for failure to appear and one each for criminal trespass, speeding and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

ACCIDENTS—Police investigated a pair of accidents during the past seven days.

No injuries were reported in a 4:30 p.m. Sunday collision in the 600 block of Scarbrough.

Drivers were listed as Darius Ford of Rockdale and Cassandra Smith of Lexington.

Police said medium damage was reported to the Smith pickup, while there was no damage to the Ford pickup.

Another accident was reported at 8:55 p.m. Monday on US 77 in front of the Best Western Motel.

Police said drivers were Daniel Godwin of Grand Junction, Colorado and Caleb Miller of Rosebud.

Miller was driving an 18-wheeler which had major damage to the tractor and no damage to the trailer, according to police.

Damage to Godwin’s pickup was listed as minor, but major damage was reported to the utility trailer he was pulling.

Police said there were no injuries.

INCIDENTS—Police investigated several thefts during the past week.

Newlin said an arrest is pending in connection with the theft of a four-wheeler and lawn mower from an East Belton Avenue address.

Two arrests, one adult and one juvenile, were made in connection with a shoplifting incident at Walmart, police said.

Also under investigation are the thefts of a toolbox and a license plate.

Furniture was taken during the week in a break-in of a storage building, police said.

Other offenses under investigation included a criminal mischief and a criminal trespass.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 21 for speeding, four each or no liability insurance and expired MVI sticker, three for expired registration, two for running a stop sign and one for child riding in open bed of pickup.

SERVICE CALLS— Officer responded to 135 total calls for service during the past week and 120 calls were received 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.

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