2009-04-09 / Police

Giddings Police Report

March 30, 2009

On Monday at approximately 1:44 a.m., Officer D.A. Griffin initiated a traffic stop on a green 2007 Mazda Millennia in approximately the 500 block of E. 290. The driver, Ladana Cyphers of Houston, was placed under arrest for failure to identify—false information.

March 30, 2009

At approximately 3:49 p.m., Lt. Daniel Harney received a call in reference to a collision that occurred at 2374 E. Austin St. at the Wal-Mart parking lot. Upon arrival, Harney met with Christina Dvorak. Dvorak stated that while she was at the automotive center inside the garage area she observed an elderly woman in a dark green four-door vehicle back into her 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Dvorak said that she believes that the elderly woman may not have realized that she struck the vehicle. There was very minor damage to the Impala. Harney spoke with the clerk inside the garage and she advised that the elderly lady bought a battery and paid cash for it, but she said she would come back to bring the old battery in. Harney advised the clerk to call if she came back.

March 31, 2009

At approximately 5:19 p.m., Detective Corporal Lacey Carvin and Officer Shane Ray were called to 497 S. Polk, via radio, by offduty officer Joseph Harrison. Upon arrival, Carvin observed a white male subject, identified as Daniel Cable, handcuffed behind his back. Carvin was informed by Harrison that a resident had come to his apartment and advised him of a disturbance. Harrison arrived at Cable's apartment and learned that he had thrown a box at his girlfriend, identified as Idahlia Navarro, striking her in the face. Carvin spoke with Navarro while Ray spoke with Cable. Navarro stated that she and Cable were arguing and he accused her of being unfaithful at which point he threw a box of frozen chocolates at her face, leaving a small scratch on the right side of her nose. Cable provided the same information to Ray. Cable agreed to leave the residence for the night and was issued a citation for assault family violence, a class C Misdemeanor. Navarro did not indicate the she was fearful of Cable and declined a protective order. Navarro provided a voluntary statement.

April 1, 2009

On Wednesday, at approximately 10:55 a.m., Officer Joseph Harrison received a call from dispatch in reference to a counterfeit $50 bill that had been passed at Classic Bank. Upon arrival at 825 E. Austin St, Harrison spoke with a bank representative who stated that they received the counterfeit bill from a local business, Airgas Southwest. The representative stated that the individual they received the bill from Airgas would try to trace a timeline and see if they can pinpoint who gave it to them. This case is still under investigation.

April 2, 2009

On Thursday, at approximately 6:32 p.m., Officer D.A. Griffin initiated a traffic stop on a white 1999 Chrysler 300 in approximately the 600 block of E. 290 westbound. The driver, Michael Eugene Martinez of Houston was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana. The front passenger, Lindsey Anne Hart, also of Houston, was placed under arrest for the same charge.

April 2, 2009

At approximately 8:41 p.m., Officer Adam Shepard was advised by an off-duty GPD officer of a counterfeit $50 bill that had been passed on April 1, 2009. Upon arrival, Shepard recovered the counterfeit bill from the off-duty officer and was advised that the store owner would speak with the employee about whom she believed may have passed the bill. The case is currently pending and under investigation.

April 2, 2009

On Thursday, at approximately 11:25 p.m., Officer D.A. Griffin initiated a traffic stop on a tan and white 2000 Ford Mustang convertible in approximately the 2800 block of E. 290 eastbound. The front passenger, David Mark Sabal of Austin, was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and cited for having an open container in a vehicle. The driver was cited and released and the vehicle was impounded.

April 3, 2009

On Friday, while on routine patrol, Officer Shane Ray observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The rear passenger was identitied and returned with an outstanding warrant from Harris County. Subject arrested and transported to the Lee county Sheriff's Office.

April 4, 2009

At approximately 5:18 a.m., Sgt. Farah Ramsey and Officer Steve Spencer received a call of loud music in the area of the 400 block of N. Ellis. Officers arrived at the 200 block of W. Houston with several vehicles playing loud music. As they approached the music was turned down. There was a large crowd on the street and none of the vehicles appeared to be leaving. Spencer took K9 "Nellie" out of his patrol unit and began walking her towards unoccupied vehicles parked near the front door of Chapel's Bar. The crowd began scattering and vehicles began leaving the area.

Within a couple minutes only four or five vehicles were still in the area. K9 Nellie found marijuana and crack cocaine on the sidewalk in front of Chapels that had been abandoned. Spencer retrieved the illegal drugs. Ramsey took custody of the illegal drugs, weighed them and secured them in the evidence room. The marijuana weighed .38 ounces and the crack weighed 4 grams.

April 4, 2009

At approximately 5:47 a.m. Detective Corporal Lacey Carvin was dispatched to 595 N. Caldwell in reference to an assault. The caller, identified as Eric Ray Clark, advised that his girlfriend, Patricia Guerrero, had cut his arm with a knife, but was not requesting medical treatment. Upon arrival, Carvin met with Clark who advised that he was at a residence in the 300 block of North Burleson with his girlfriend, Guerrero. Clark stated that he and Guerrero stated arguing because he wanted to leave. Clark reported that Guerrero was intoxicated and came toward him with a kitchen knife and swung at him with the knife cutting his left arm. Clark stated that he tried to grab the knife from Guerrero and that her hand was cut in the process. Clark then left the residence and walked to his mother's house.

Carvin observed a laceration to Clark's left arm that was approximately 2 ½ inches in length. Clark declined medical treatment and stated that he would seek his own. Clark stated that this is the second time that Guerrero has cut him, but he did not report the prior incident. Carvin advised Clark to meet her at the Police Department to provide a written statement.

Sgt. Farah Ramsey also responded to the call and after leaving the residence, officers attempted to locate Guerrero, but were unsuccessful. At the PD, Carvin obtained a written statement from Clark and took photographs of his injuries. Clark requested a Magistrates Order of Emergency Protection. A warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence, a 2nd Degree Felony, will be sought for Guerrero.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., Carvin located Patricia Guerrero at 442 N. Burleson and arrested her for an active warrant for probation violation, original charge aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Guerrero was transported to the Lee County Sheriff 's Department without incident where she was charged with the probation violation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence.

April 4, 2009

At around 5:02 p.m., Officer Connolly was dispatched to H&H Storage facility in reference to some locks being cut off the storage doors. Connolly spoke to the owner of the facility, who showed Connolly the locks that were cut off and a front windshield to a vehicle on the property that was damaged. A total of 13 locks were cut off, and the owner will be making contact with the customers to advise them of the incident, so they can tell police if any items are missing.

April 5, 2009

While on routine patrol, Officer Shane Ray observed a vehicle traveling eastbound in the 300 block of W. Austin Street at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was arrested for driving while license suspended and for expired inspection. The driver was transported to the Lee County Jail.

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