Burn ban calls by deputies over (for now)

The Milam County Sheriff’s Department has been dealing with burn ban calls for several weeks but that’s over, at least temporarily.

County Judge Dave Barkemeyer lifted the rural outdoor burning ban on Monday after consultation with the county’s fire personnel.

Before the ban was lifted, deputies answered one call to a burn ban violation at 1:09 p.m. Thursday on County Road 335 near Rockdale and to a controlled burn at 10:47 a.m. Sept. 3 on County road 402 near Thorndale.

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

Sept. 3—Abandoned vehicle, FM 2095; animal nuisance, Alamo Road; child custody, Rockdale area; information, Cameron area; controlled burn, CR 402; runaway juvenile, CR 263, Cameron area; request to speak to sheriff, North FM 487; trespassing, CR 308A; medical call, 2nd Street, Ben Arnold; domestic in progress, Whip-O-Will, Rockdale area; threat, Nor th FM 487, Rockdale area; open door, West Main, Buckholts; theft, CR 407, Rockdale area.

Sept. 4—Information, Cameron area; deer hit by car, CR 204, Pettibone area; civil matter/ property, CR 407; criminal mischief, Ben Milam Road; possible scam, Miller Street, Rockdale; warrant service, Rockdale area; agency assist, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; request to speak to sheriff, Milam County Sheriff’s Department lobby, Cameron; request to speak to sheriff, Milam County Sheriff’s Department lobby, Cameron; medical call, CR 405, Buckholts area; alarm detected, South 10th Street, Buckholts; other, CR 416, Thorndale area; wanted person, Whip- O-Will, Rockdale area; trespassing, PR 6080; animal nuisance, North FM 1915, Buckholts area; hunters, CR 112B, Buckholts area; threat, CR 423; family disturbance, CR 418A; dog in roadway, US 190, Cameron area; theft, Milano area; cat bite, 22 Hills Road, Gause area.

Thursday—Burn ban violation, CR 335, Rockdale area; information, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; stolen vehicle, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; other, residence in Rockdale; information, Oak law n, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Milam County Sheriff’s Department lobby, Cameron; animal nuisance, Alamo Road; harassment by phone, Cummings Road; welfare check, Milam Count y; alarm detected, FM 979, Cameron area; shot heard, CR 432.

Friday—Request to speak to deputy, US 77; civil matter, FM 2027; welfare concern, Magnolia; information, FM 908 South; reckless driving, Oaklawn Drive, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, Alamo Road; to speak to deputy, CR 430, Rockdale area; Child Protective Services intake, Williams Street, Rockdale; request for information, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; harassment/ stalking, FM 2269; information, Milam County; request for information, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; welfare check of animal, FM 487, Buckholts area.

Saturday— Child custody, CR 203 Loop; 911 transfer, South FM 1915; welfare concern, Williams Street, Rockdale area; disturbance, FM 1712, Rockdale area: family matter, South FM 1915, Buckholts area; 911 abandoned call, CR 440, Thorndale area; suspicious activity, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area.

Sunday—Hit and run, East FM 485, Branchville area; civil/ child custody, College Station; shot heard, CR 232 Loop; request to speak to deputy, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, area unknown; burglary,SouthTX36;assist person, FM 1600, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; assist other agency/Rockdale Police Department, Texas Street, Rockdale; information, Rockdale area.

Monday—Dog in roadway, US 77, Cameron area; suspicious activity, TX 36 South, Cameron area; welfare concern, CR 446, Thorndale area; theft, Capital Lane, Davilla area; welfare concern, South Texas Street, Milano.

There were also 13 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.

Those giving tips will receive a number and will be referred to in all future correspondence with that number.

Tipsters now have the option of giving tips online on a secure site.

Go to the website http://milamcounty. for information on submitting tips.

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