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Holiday scam attempts continue in county

SHERIFF’S REPORT

Would-be scammers continue to be the focus of calls for the Milam County Sheriff’s Department, even through the heart of the holidays.

Three attempted scams were reported to the department during the past week.

A Christmas Eve scam call sent two deputies to a West 22nd Street location in Cameron.

Another scam attempt sent deputies to a County Road 372 location in the Milano area Thursday.

And a Friday call was reported on County Road 300 near Rockdale.

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

Dec. 23—Threats, CR 344, Milano area; found wallet, Loop 121; request to speak to deputy, CR 342, Milano area; dead animal in roadway, FM 1712, Rockdale area; welfare concern, FM 487, Rockdale area.

Dec. 24—Animal welfare, CR 448, Rockdale area; possible scam, West 22nd Street, Cameron area; stranded motorist, FM 845, Cameron area; theft, CR 420, San Gabriel area; alarm detected, South 10th Street, Buckholts area.

Dec. 25—Assault, North FM 487, Rockdale area; harassment, North FM 487, Rockdale area; violation of protective order, CR 446, Rockdale area; harassment, CR 358.

Thursday—911 hang up, North FM 908; civil standby, North FM 487, Rockdale area; suspicious person, US 77, Burlington area; welfare concern, North FM 487, Rockdale area; information, Columbus, Cameron area; animal welfare, FM 2027, Baileyville area; theft, Milano area; welfare check, East FM 485, Branchville area; civil matter,

North FM 487; assist other agency, US 79, Thorndale area; lost dog, North US 77, Cameron area; assist other agency, Michalk, area not listed.

Friday— Suspicious vehicle, FM 487, Cameron area; information, Russell Drive, Rockdale area; scam attempt, CR 372, Milano area; animal nuisance, CR 422, Thorndale area; welfare check, North FM 1915, Buckholts area; criminal trespass notice, CR 355 Loop; family matter, CR 434 Loop, Thorndale area; trespass, CR 237, Cameron area; loud music, Holly Drive, Rockdale area.

Saturday—Scam attempt, CR 300, Rockdale area; theft, CR 405, Cameron area; information, Silver Springs Road, Rockdale area; information, US 79, Milano area; arrest made, US 79; welfare concern, Rockdale area; suspicious vehicle, CR 407, Buckholts area.

Sunday—Property damage, Rockdale area; disturbance, FM 486, Cameron area; information, CR 446, Rockdale area; 911 static, CR 353, Gause area; disturbance, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cameron; road hazard, FM 486, San Gabriel; suspicious vehicle, CR 215, Cameron area.

There were a lso 15 loose livestock calls reported to 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.crimestoppersweb.com for information on submitting tips.


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