Police seeking help from public to catch suspect

Rockdale police are asking for the public’s aid in catching a suspect believed to have used a stolen debit card in Rockdale and elsewhere.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the suspect, who was captured on this video surveillance in Williamson County, used the card at several ATM machines in Rockdale and also at locations in Round Rock.

He is believed to have been driving a white extended cab pickup.

Anyone knowing the suspect is asked to call Rockdale police at 512-446-3437 or Milam County CrimeStoppers at 1- 888- 697- TIPS (8477).

ARREST—Police made one felony arrest during the past week.

Al Jennings Richards, 58, of Cameron, was arrested Sept. 18 on a warrant issued by the Cameron Police Department on a charge of forgery of a financial instrument/elderly.

Richards remains in the Milam County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bond.

This is the suspect in multiple uses of a stolen debit card This is the suspect in multiple uses of a stolen debit card STOLEN VEHICLE—A oneton flatbed truck, reported stolen from an Evelyn Street location, was found in deep brush off County Road 318, according to Newlin.

“It did not appear to have any major damage,” Newlin said. “It had a very heavy duty bumper which absorbed most of the impact from being driven off road and through some pretty good sized brush.”

OFFENSES—Police are investigating the theft of an air conditioning unit and filed an assault charge that also involved reckless damage or destruction, due to damage to a machine.

Police also reported 16 incidents of driving while license invalid and investigated two thefts, a criminal mischief and a terroristic threat.

CITATIONS—Police issued 36 traffic tickets for speeding during the week along with eight for no liability insurance, five for expired MVI sticker, three for expired registration and one each for unsafe start, failure to report change of name or address and running a red light.

Two citations were issued for possession of drug paraphernalia and one each for assault by contact and possession of drug paraphernalia.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 149 calls for service during the past week and 133 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. All calls are anonymous.

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