Traffic stop, call to housing units net drug arrests

Three drug arrests were made during the past week by Rockdale police.

Lt J. D. Newlin said a traffic stop at 3:15 p.m. Thursday led to the arrests of John D. Johnson, 32, and Stephen Vance, 35, both of Rockdale.

Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance (1 to 4 grams) and tampering with physical evidence.

Vance was released on $40,000 bond. Johnson, who also had an outstanding traffic offense, was released on $42,000 bond.

Newlin said a suspicious person call to McCawley Oaks Senior Citizen Housing Unit led to the arrest of 32-year- old Dustin David Toungate, charged with possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram) in a drug-free zone and on a Milam County warrant for probation violation, motion to proceed, tampering/fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair.

He remains in custody on $40,000 bond.

ARRESTS—Police said Vivian Gates Mitchell, 60, of Rockdale, was charged with theft (under $1,500) with two prior convictions on Monday in connection with a shoplifting incident.

Magistration was pending at presstime.

Newlin said Michael Craig Moore, 42, of Giddings was arrest ed for stalking in connection with an incident in which the suspect threatened the lives of two persons.

He was released after posting $10,000 bond.

ACCIDENTS—Police were called to three traffic accidents during the past week.

Police said vehicles operated by Scott Williams and Joann Lambright, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 3:31 p.m. Friday in the Dairy Queen parking lot.

Damage estimates were not available.

Police said there were no injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 9:01 p.m. Saturday on West Cameron Avenue (US 79) in front of McCawley Oaks.

Drivers were listed as Doris Stimmel of Rockdale and Jairo Campo of Cameron.

Minor damages were reported.

No injuries, and minor damages were reported in a car-deer collision at 4:26 a.m. Saturday on FM 487 south of the underpass.

Police listed the driver as Brandilyn Daugherty of Rockdale.

OFFENSES—Police said a possession of a controlled substance incident begun during the week is pending the return of a substance sent to a crime lab.

Police said a purse was stolen at Dollar General during the week and a juvenile was detained after an assault was reported at the high school.

CITATIONS—Speeding tickets included 31 for speeding, six each for no valid MVI sticker and driving while license invalid, two for failure to maintain financial responsibility, running a stop sign and operating a vehicle with expired license plate and one each for disregarding official traffic control device, diving without headlamps when required, failure to report change of address or name, failure to signal turn and no motorcycle endorsement.

CALLS—Officers responded to 163 calls for service and 130 were received through the 911 system.

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