Scammers stay busy during holiday season

Milam County residents continue to report scam attempts to the sheriff’s department during the holiday season.

Deputies were called to four attempted scams during the past week, including two in the Rockdale area.

Those were reported Monday at a Sierra Drive location and Friday at a Russell Drive residence.

Other scam attempts were reported Dec. 10 on FM 485 east of Maysfield and Dec. 11 on County Road 430 near Thorndale.

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

Dec. 10—Phone scam, East FM 485, Maysfield area; suspicious people, South FM 908, Rockdale area; arrest made, CR 358, Gause area; suspicious vehicle, CR 140, Cameron area; welfare check, Big Elm Creek Road, Rogers area; information, east of US 77, Maysfield area; stranded motorist, CR 450, Thorndale area.

Dec. 11—Arrest made, CR 322, Rockdale area; animal welfare, FM 486; civil mater, CR 407; request to speak to deputy, CR 322; scam attempt, CR 430, Thorndale area; animal welfare, FM 485 East; animal welfare, US 79; alarm detected, CR 249; disturbance, CR 305; theft, North FM 1915; suspicious person, FM 487, Davilla area; assist other agency, US 79; burning after dark, CR 228.

Thursday—Welfa re check, CR 342; welfare check, CR 311; suspicious activity, North FM 487; medical call, CR 218; information, CR 446; 911 terminated call, unknown location.

Friday—Power outage, South US 77; information, Cameron; hospice death, CR 443, Thorndale area; motorist assist, CR 215, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, Milam County; criminal trespass notice, CR 226, Cameron area; vehicle blocking roadway, Juvenile Center, Rockdale area; theft, CR 322, Milano area; scam at tempt, Russell Drive, Rockdale area; stranded motorist, TX 36, Buckholts area; possible break in, CR 342, Milano area; motorist assist, TX 36, Buckholts area.

Saturday—Possible intoxicated driver, TX 36, Cameron area; abandoned vehicle, FM 487, Sharp area; animal nuisance, Bush Road, Rockdale area; information, East US 79, Gause area.

Sunday— Welfare check, Thorndale area; loud music, Crestview, Rockdale area; alarm detected, CR 356, Gause area; animal nuisance, East FM 485, Cameron area; 911 static, CR 353, Gause area; vehicle blocking roadway, South US 77, Cameron area; arrest made, FM 485, Yarrellton area; welfare check, South FM 1915, Buckholts; welfare check, PR 5403, Davilla area.

Monday—Break in, CR 235, Minerva area; theft, Circle Drive, Gause; suspicious person, West US 190 East, Buckholts area; animal welfare, Oak Lawn Drive, Rockdale area; assist other agency,

CR 402, Davilla area; road hazard, Main Street, Gause; phone scam, Sierra Drive, Rockdale area.

There were also three 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 and no one will ask your name.

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

Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online on a secure site.

Go to the website http://milamcounty. for information on submitting tips.

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