‘Identity theft’ report made to local police


Rockdale police investigated a reported identity theft during the past week.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said a local resident was advised that an account in their name had been set up in an out-of-state bank.

“After checking, we found no money had been taken out of the local resident’s account,” Newlin said. “It just appears someone was using that name, and apparently identity, to open a new account.”

WARRANTS—Police did not make any felony arrests during the past week but made two misdemeanor arrests for public intoxication and one for assault/family violence.

Police served one mental health warrant and issued Rockdale warrants for expired registration, failure to appear and no insurance.

OFFENSES—Police reported that a television and lamp were damaged in a domestic criminal mischief incident during the past week.

A window was reported broken on a pickup on Division Street.

Also under investigation is a set of axles taken from a residence.

Police also investigated two assaults, an incident of criminal mischief and five cases of driving while license invalid.

ACCIDENT—Police investigated two motor vehicle accidents during the week, including one downtown Monday afternoon. (See photo, at right).

Police said vehicles operated by Jesus Soto of Austin and Dean Quinney of Rockdale were in collision at 3:50 p.m. Friday on West Cameron Avenue (US 79) in front of Miller-Starnes Chevrolet Buick.

No injuries were reported and damages were termed “minor.”

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 46 for speeding, six for no insurance, three for expired MVI sticker and one each for violation of open container law, running a red light, running a stop sign, expired registration, no seat belt, expired driver’s license, use of wireless device in school zone, violation of child safety restraint requirement and no motorcycle endorsement.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 152 total calls for service during the past week ad 114 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).

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