Brown Santa serves 287 in record year

The annual Brown Santa program, sponsored by the sheriff’s department, which delivers toys to children in needy families, had a record year in 2013, according to Wynema Adams, spokesperson.

“This year we were able to help 132 families with 287 children, an all-time high,” she said.

Delivery day was Saturday.

“We appreciate the help of everyone who contributed and supported this effort,” she said.

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

Dec. 17—Suspicious people, North FM 1915, Buckholts area; road hazard, North FM 486, San Gabriel area; recovered stolen vehicle, FM 908, Rockdale area; civil matter, CR 418A, Thorndale area; suspicious vehicle, Goetz Road, Cameron area; suspicious vehicle, Goetz Road, Cameron area; suspicious person/vehicle, East FM 485, information, North Texas 36.

De c . 18—A la rm dete c te d, South 10th Street, Buckholts; loud music, West Main Street, Buckholts area; agency assist, South 10th Street, Buckholts; information, CR 410, Buckholts area; assist other agency, Cameron area; assist other agency, Cameron area.

Thursday—Information, Davilla area; welfare concern, US 77, Rockdale area; illegal dumping, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; harassment, FM 1444, Burlington area; suspicious activity, Briarwood, Minerva area; suspicious vehicle, CR 215; civil child custody, CR 429, Thorndale area; motorist assists, Buckholts area.

Friday—Agency assists, North FM 908, Thorndale area; wanted person, South Fannin Street, Cameron; information, Cameron area; arrest made, Cameron area; civ il matter, CR 215 A, Cameron area; welfare concern, Milano area; shots heard, CR 247, Cameron area; information, CR 226; suspicious male, Northwood Circle; civil matter, North US 77; child custody dispute, CR 458.

Saturday—Residential alarm, Sierra Drive, Rockdale area; civil matter, CR 226, Cameron area; family matter, CR 306; civil matter, CR 100; family matter, CR 335, Rockdale area; harassment, CR 306, Rockdale area; civil matter, CR 336, Milano area; request to speak to deputy, US 77 South.

Sunday—Disturbance, US 77; agency assist, US 77, Rockdale area; suspicious activ ity, CR 263A, Branchville area; information, CR 422; suspicious vehicle, East FM 485.

There were also 12 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:// for information on submitting tips.

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