Lost child found ‘okay’ after search by police, firefighters

A missing four-year- old boy was located Monday evening after a three-hour search by police and volunteer firefighters.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the child was reported missing at 4:53 p.m. in the area of Alcoa and Coffield Streets and was located on Coffield Street, ending the search.

“He was next door to his house,” Newlin said. “He was fine.”

ARREST—In the only felony arrest of the week, Rhonda Denise Macklin, 39, of Rockdale, was charged Friday on a probation violation warrant—original charge, credit card/debit abuse— and was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled substance (4 to 28 grams).

She remains in the Milam County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

CRASHES— Pol ice were called to a pair of traffic accidents during the past week.

No injuries were reported when a vehicle struck the Pecan Ridge Apartments at 3:29 a.m. Sept. 25. Driver was listed as Antonio German. Police did not provide damage estimates.

Police said a pickup operated by John Urbanek of Rockdale was in collision was two poles near a brick wall at a carwash at 907 West Cameron (US 79) at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

Damages were termed “extensive.”

OFFENSES—Police continue to investigate a reported aggravated assault.

A gas drive-off during the week was cleared during the week.

Police are also investigating an incident in which a borrowed trailer was not returned to Car- Quest.

Two criminal mischief incidents were reported, one in which a video game console was destroyed and another in which a window was shot out of a vehicle, according to police.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 30 for speeding, six each for no valid MVI sticker and failure to maintain financial responsibility, five for driving while license invalid, three for operating a vehicle with expired license plate, two each for violation of driver’s license restriction code, running a stop sign and no seat belt and one each for disregarding official traffic control device, expired driver’s license, no driver’s license and reckless damage or destruction.

SERVICE CALLS—Police responded to 163 total calls for service during the past week and 126 calls 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 to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous.

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