Scammers starting holidays early in Milam

The holidays are always prime time for scammers but it appears they’ve started early in 2013.

Milam County Sheriff’s deputies investigated four scam calls during the week, all in northern or western parts of the county.

Scam attempts were reported on FM 485 and Ben Milam Road, along with a phone scam on County Road 237, all in the Cameron area.

Yet another scam attempt was reported on County Road 458A in the Thorndale area.

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

Nov. 5—Civil matter, CR 348, Gause area; civil mater, North TX 36, Buckholts area; civil child custody, CR 320, Rockdale area; scam attempt, FM 485, Cameron area; dog bite, Cypress Trail, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Circle Drive, Gause; trespassers, CR 314, Rockdale area; information, Milam County; medical call, Avenue G, Buckholts.

Nov. 6— Suspicious activity, CR 455, Thorndale area; theft, FM 908, Rockdale area; dogs in roadway, Sierra Drive, Rockdale area; scam attempt, Ben Milam Road, Cameron area; phone scam, CR 237, Cameron area; theft, FM 908, Rockdale area; information, FM 487, Rockdale area; arrest made, US 77, Cameron area.

Thursday—Suspicious vehicle, FM 2269, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, Rockdale area; incident, FM 487, Rockdale area; assist other agency, Cameron area; Child Protective Services (CPS) intake, CR 335, Rockdale area; snake in house, US 77, Rockdale area.

Friday—Welfare check, Whip- O-Will, Rockdale area; traffic stop, US 190, Pettibone area; assist Cameron Police Department, West 4th Street, Cameron; information, CR 374, Milano area; 911 hang up, FM 908, Thorndale area; animal welfare, US 79, Thorndale area; information, unknown area; scam attempt, CR 458A, Thorndale area; theft, FM 485, Cameron area; CPS intake, FM 1915, Buckholts area; harassing phone calls, West Oak, Gause; information, Milam/ Bell County line; 911 hang up, PR 5403, Davilla area.

Saturday—Assist in the jail, Cameron; medical call, US 77, Cameron area; information, West US 79, Thorndale area; information, Oak Street, Gause; medical call, US 79, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, FM 2095, Cameron area; theft, FM 2027; family matter, US 77, Cameron area; lost cell phone, CR 306, Rockdale area; threat, CR 320, Rockdale area; traffic stop, CR 408, Davilla area; medical call, FM 908, Rockdale area; family matter, Jesse Street, Rockdale area; scam attempt, Milam County; four-wheelers on roadway, CR 344 Loop, Milano area.

Sunday— Criminal mischief, US 79, Thorndale area; suspicious person, US 79, Milano area; harassment, Milam County; request to speak to deputy, Praesel Addition, Rockdale area; information, Milam County, welfare check, US 79; assist other agency, Milano; burning after dark, CR 228; arrest made, 6th & Jefferson, Cameron.

Monday—Missing cattle, CR 358, Gause area; dog in yard, CR 418A, Thorndale area; theft of animal, Columbus, Cameron; located missing animal, US 190, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, US 79, Rockdale area; welfare check, US 79, Rockdale area; shots heard, CR 217, Cameron area; shots heard, TX 36, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, US 77, Cameron area; abandoned vehicle, TX 36, Milano area; medical call, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area.

There were also 15 loose livestock calls for the sheriff’s department during the week.

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