Weather alerts call out area’s law enforcement over weekend

Record September rainfall in South Milam County (see story page 1A) called out many of the county’s law enforcement personnel during the weekend.

The sheriff’s office was alerted to water pouring over US 79 just after midnight Saturday. The department had already answered a call to a stranded motorist on US 77 less than half an hour previously.

Of f icers in South Mi lam reported numerous incidents of stalled out vehicles, noting that in some cases motorists drove around barricades placed to protect drivers.

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

Sept. 24— Debris on roadway, US 77, south of Rockdale; harassing phone calls, CR 353; suspicious vehicle, CR 205; medical call, CR 258; information, near CR 232, Rockdale area; warrant service, CR 418A; medical call, US 77, south of Rockdale; request to speak to deputy, CR 418A, Thorndale area; stranded motorist, past Ben Milam Road, Cameron area; assault, East Michalk, Thorndale area.

Sept. 25— Suspicious person, US 77, south of Rockdale; request to speak to deputy, North TX 36; abandoned vehicle, FM 1712; request to speak to deputy, Oak Park 4, Rockdale area; wanted person, CR 418A, Thorndale area; suspicious vehicle, Sugarloaf Mountain, Gause area; request to speak to deputy, CR 104; threats by phone, CR 443; motorist assist, US 190, Buckholts; medical call, north FM 487, Rockdale area; medical call, CR 423, Davilla area.

Thursday—Burglary, CR 105; information, CR 311, Rockdale area; animal neglect, CR 343, Gause area; suspicious male, CR 265, Branchville area; neighbor disturbance, CR 330, Milano; dead animal, CR 429, Rockdale area; information, Milam County; information, unknown area; unauthorized use of vehicle, Bryan; assault, CR 335, Milano area.

Friday— Stranded motorist, TX 36, Buckholts area; information, East FM 485, Cameron area; other, CR 335, Rockdale area; forgery, Milam County Sherif f ’s Department lobby, Cameron; information, CR 105, Buckholts area; sign down, Ben Milam Road, Cameron area; suspicious person/vehicle, CR 267; harassing phone calls, CR 105.

Saturday—Shots heard, Praesel Addition, Rockdale area; welfare concern, CR 434 Loop; welfare concern, Calhoun Drive, Rockdale area; disturbance, FM 2095, Cameron area; criminal mischief, CR 340, Milano area; abandoned vehicle, CR 223; harassment, South FM 908; welfare concern, FM 486; assist other agency, Thorndale area; welfare check, CR 335; disturbance, FM 486, Pettibone area; disturbance, CR 423.

Sunday— Stranded motorist, US 77; water on roadway, US 79; suspicious noise, CR 352; burglary, FM 2116, Rockdale; request to speak to deputy, Northwood, Rockdale area; shots heard, CR 331; pedestrian check, FM 2095; wanted person, Milam County; civil matter, TX 36; request to speak to deputy, Buckholts area; information, Cameron area.

Monday—Vehicle in ditch, just past CR 134; suspicious phone calls, CR 102; animal nuisance, CR 306, Rockdale area; assist person, TX 36, south of Milano; civil matter/ livestock, Griffin Chapel area; scam at tempt, Wood Road, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, CR 350A; assist other agency, Coffield, Rockdale; civil matter, TX 36; suspicious noise, CR 327; abandoned animal, CR 219, Cameron area; medical call, FM 487, north of Rockdale; domestic, CR 232 Loop, Rockdale area; suspicious noise, Crestview, Rockdale area; vehicle blocking roadway, San Gabriel area

There were also nine 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.

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

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