Friday March 7, 2014
MILAM SO WARN OF CREDIT CARD SCAM
(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s officials are warning residents of a new credit card scam.
Sheriff David Greene`s office said this week that a new scam sweeping the country has also started to make its rounds in Central Texas. According to a press release from the Sheriff`s Department, the scam attempts to obtain the 3 digit security code on the back of a credit card. Allegedly, the scammer already knows everything about your card, including the expiration and card number.
The US Secret Service informed state and local authorities that the scammers are claiming to work for your credit card service provider and claiming that false charges have been made using your card. The scammer will seek to verify your card information, even reading your card number to you before asking for the 3 digit security code on the reverse side.
Secret Service officials said company officials for VISA and MasterCard have made it clear their employees will never ask for any of the numbers on your credit card. Authorities said the scam appears convincing because the scammer already knows your card number. Sheriff Greene`s office urges residents that get such a call to hang up and alert authorities.
AUTHORITIES SEEKING FUGITIVE SEX OFFENDER
(AUSTIN) Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a reward for a wanted sex offender with Central Texas ties.
DPS said Thursday they are now offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 52-year-old Sammy Lee Nickerson. According to authorities, Nickerson has been added to Texas` 10 most wanted sex offenders list. He is believed to have ties to Hearne, Bryan, College Station, and Navasota.
Nickerson is 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds. He has a tattoo on his upper left arm and scars on his abdomen, hands, right wrist, and left arm. Authorities say he may also run under the name Sammy Shields. Nickerson was last seen last August in Hearne. Anyone with information should call authorities.
TEMPLE LIBRARY BOMB THREAT
(TEMPLE) A Temple library had to be evacuated for a bomb threat on Thursday.
Temple Police said the Temple Public Library was evacuated about 2:40PM after a caller reported a bomb threat at the building. Police and a bomb squad searched the entire premises but found nothing. The library was reopened after about an hour.
JARRELL POT BUST
(BELL COUNTY) Williamson County Sheriff`s Deputies are credited with a major pot bust near Jarrell this week.
Deputies pulled over a 2005 Chevrolet van on a minor traffic violation around 11AM Thursday along Interstate 35 in Jarrell. Deputies questioning the driver, Alfredo Preciado-Salas, reported a strong smell of marijuana. Both the driver, and his passenger, Aurtro Preciado, denied having any drugs. After both men consented to a search of the vehicle, deputies turned up several bricks of marijuana hidden in racks in the van.
With the discovery, deputies arrested both men. They remain jailed in Williamson County at this time. The van was brought to the Sheriff`s Office for a more detailed search which turned up an additional 52 bricks of marijuana weighing nearly 315 pounds. The pot has an estimated street value of $142,000.
NEW CHILD CARE CLINIC OPENS
(TEMPLE) A new specialized child care clinic has opened in Temple this week.
The new $32 million clinic at McLane Children`s Hospital officially opened Thursday. The 5-story building is designed to bring quality specialty care to Central Texas. The Children`s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center will be called home to 80 highly-trained pediatric doctors with specialties in such elements as cardiology and orthopedic surgery. The center will also have a room for kids and teens to hang out and play games.
DPS INCREASE PATROLS FOR SPRING BREAK
(CENTRAL TEXAS) Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will increase patrols over spring break. The most active spring break in Texas kicks off this weekend and runs through March 17th.
Troopers will focus on suspected drunk drivers in high-risk locations. Authorities urge spring breakers to get a designated driver or find alternate transportation. During last year`s enforcement period, troopers made over 1000 DWI arrests and nabbed over 550 wanted fugitives.
MUMFORD ADVANCES TO STATE TITLE GAME
(AUSTIN) The Mumford Mustangs are headed back to the basketball state title game this year.
LaKendric Hyson dropped in 25 points to lead Mumford past Smyer, 59-48, in the Class 1A Division 1 state semifinal on Thursday. Mumford trailed 25-19 at the half before forcing 9 2nd half turnovers to grab the advantage. Dion Mack added 15 points and Aubrie King pitched in with 9.
Mumford will meet Muenster in the title game this Saturday in Austin.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported a quiet 24 hours with no arrests, wrecks, or fires.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Paul Lambert, 23 of Bryan for No DL
(CAMERON) The Milam County sheriff`s office has 8 booked in:
--John Douglas Dunn, 48 of Pflugerville for Parole Violations, Possession of Marijuana 4 oz-5 lbs, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance 4-200 Grams, and 3 counts of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Under 1 Gram
--Christopher Bradley Young, 31 of Temple for Bench Warrant and Motion to Proceed
--Joel Delane Page, Jr., 19 of Rockdale for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1-4 Grams and Out of County DWI
--Sharla Jo Carlile, 53 of Rockdale for DWI-2nd
--4 in from Coryell Co
There was 1 accident in rural Milam County:
--1-vehicle accident about 11:37PM on FM437 at CR100. No injuries.
There were 121 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 41 housed for Coryell County.