Milam escapes ‘wintry mix’ weekend

Milam County law enforcement was on alert over the weekend as a major winter storm threatened Central Texas but the thermometer stayed just above freezing as cold rain fell almost continuously for three straight days.

Lows over the weekend were 36, 37 and 35 in Rockdale, staying just above the “magic” 32-degree freezing mark and sparing the county an ice storm.

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

Nov. 19—Disturbance, US 79, Milano area; harassment, FM 1786; harassment, CR 250 Loop; complaint, Oak Park 5, Rockdale area; information, Gause area; suspicious activity, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; suspicious activity, CR 358; 911 terminated call, CR 244.

Nov. 20—Unauthorized use of vehicle, CR 308; suspicious female, CR 326, Rockdale area; sex offender registration violation, West College Street, no city listed; civil matter, Buckholts area; dogs at large, CR 352, Gause area; civil matter, South TX 36, Cameron area; shots heard, North 8th Street, Buckholts; assist other agency, FM 908; threats, Oak Park 5, Rockdale area; motorist assist, near CR 249, Maysfield area; information, FM 2269, Cameron area; suspicious vehicle, Western Hills Road, Rockdale area.

Thursday—Arrest made, US 190, Cameron area; medical call, CR 223, Cameron area; alarm detected, Cameron area; scam attempt, CR 412, Rockdale area; information, Gause area; escort, US 77, Rockdale area; identity theft, CR 306, Rockdale area; medical call, Cameron area; suspicious vehicle, CR 342, Milano area; request to speak to deputy, Davilla area; suspicious activity, FM 1712, Rockdale area; medical call, Rockdale area.

Friday—Threats by phone, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, CR 455, Thorndale area; trespass, West Bell, Rockdale area; threats by phone, CR 410, Sharp area; welfare concern, North 10th Street, Buckholts; residential alarm, North FM 487, Rockdale area; dead deer in road, North US 77, Cameron area; vehicle driving in pasture, CR 143; welfare concern, CR 342.

Saturday—Property damage, CR 227; stranded motorist, CR 432, Rockdale area; welfare concern, 10th Street, Buckholts; stolen guns, CR 335, Rockdale area; family matter, CR 335, Rockdale area; welfare check, CR 358, Gause area; welfare check, Ben Arnold area; family disturbance, CR 335, Rockdale area; welfare concern, Briar Lane, Minerva area.

Sunday—Death by natural causes, CR 104, Buckholts area; civil matter, East US 79, Rockdale area; death notification, Rockdale area; theft of property, FM 485; information, Oak Lawn, Rockdale area; medical call, FM 487, Davilla area; assist American Medical Response ( AMR), North FM 487, Davilla area.

There were also 11 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.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous.

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