2009-04-16 / Police

Sheriff 's Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

April 6, 2009

Deputy Carvin spoke to a complainant who reported that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. She was on her way to the emergency room to be checked out and would stop by and file charges.

A caller reported a reckless driver on Friday and today she saw the same vehicle with a damaged windshield. The license plate and information was passed on to Deputy Durrenberger.

Deputy Carvin talked to complainant about telephone harassment.

Deputy Durrenberger picked up inmate at Bell County Jail and transported him to Lee Co.

A woman reported to Deputy Carvin that her husband caught a man in his 20's in bed with their 16 year old daughter and they wanted to file charges. The deputy advised that the complainant changed her mind and decided that they wanted to handle the situation without getting law enforcement involved.

April 7, 2009

Deputy Crockett spoke to a complainant on C.R. 118 who reported that she was having problems with one of her sons.

Sheriff Meyer received information from the Cattle Ranger about a missing cow. The red mottled face cow weighs approx. 1,000 lbs and is 8 years old. It has a yellow tag #5 on the left ear and a fly tag in the right ear. It has been missing since March 29 from C.R. 426.

The County Judge's office received a call from a resident on F.M. 112 who reported that she was going to burn even though she was aware of the burn ban. Deputy Crockett was dispatched and spoke to the female who advised she would not burn.

Chief Deputy Kothmann searched for a vehicle that was reported to be swerving all over the roadway. The vehicle was described as a Tahoe or a Suburban traveling in Warda heading towards Giddings.

A Verizon operator received a call from a female and told her that she had taken the medication Xanax and was driving eastbound on Hwy 290 and was going to drive until she either passed out or wrecked. Deputy Easley and Deputy Durrenberger searched for the vehicle.

Deputy Pettijohn advised that he was out with two subjects that were standing in the middle of the road on C.R. 114 just off Hwy 77 near the high school. Both subjects took off running down C.R. 114. Deputy Easley and Deputy Carvin assisted and both subjects were located.

A resident on C.R. 213 reported that someone had attempted to break into his residence. He yelled and the subject left. Deputy Easley and Deputy Carvin responded and searched the property and surrounding area but did not locate anyone.

April 8, 2009

Deputy York spoke to a complainant on F.M. 696 who reported that she found a horse on the road and had it penned on her place. She had asked all her neighbors but could not find the owner. The caller then called back and advised that she had found the owner.

Dispatch received numerous 9- 1-1 calls in reference to an accident on Hwy 290 West just outside the city limits. Deputy Aderhold assisted Trooper Weiser at the scene. Giddings Fire Dept. was dispatched to assist with traffic control.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Carvin were dispatched to a disturbance at Westwood Villa apartments. The complainant stated that a married couple was living with his sister and refused to leave. The matter was resolved.

A caller reported that her boyfriend took some Xanax and cocaine with alcohol. She reported that he was laying face down on the floor. B&M ambulance and Deputy Robertson, Deputy Carvin and Deputy Pettijohn responded. Upon arrival the subject was walking around but refused to talk to anyone.

April 9, 2009

Deputy York was advised of a report of a reckless driver on Hwy 77 South heading northbound. The caller stated that it was an 18 wheeler pulling a cattle trailer and it was tailgating her.

Deputy York went to District Court with four inmates.

The Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call for an ambulance, stating that a man was shot in the head. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Kothmann and Captain Gonzales responded to the scene. Justice of the Peace was called to the scene.

A Giddings Police Officer was involved in a foot pursuit on Nails Creek Road and requested assistance. Deputy Easley responded and the subject was located and arrested.

Deputy Robertson was called out to CR 430 and Hwy 21 for a cow on the road.

April 10, 2009

Deputy York was dispatched to F.M. 180 after a caller reported that items had been broken at a work site. Investigation continues at this time.

The clerk at Texaco on Hwy 290 East reported a gas drive off and the license plate information was given to Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy York.

Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy York assisted at a three vehicle accident on Hwy 290 West. One of the vehicles involved drove off and was last seen headed East with extensive damage. The vehicle was located near Bobby Lehmann Trucking and the driver was arrested.

A motorist reported a one vehicle accident on F.M. 2440 at C.R. 104. Caller advised that the car was smoking. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy York assisted along with Lincoln Fire Dept.

A resident spoke to Deputy Robertson about questions he had about getting a restraining order.

April 11, 2009

Deputy Pettijohn spoke to a complainant who reported that someone had stolen her horse. She has it back now but requested to speak to a deputy. A report was filed.

A caller reported that someone had driven through his pasture and tore up his field. Deputy York was dispatched and a report was made.

Deputy York and Deputy Crockett assisted with a funeral escort from the funeral home to the main entrance at the city cemetery.

Deputy Durrenberger assisted with a funeral escort to St. Mary's at Nails Creek Park.

A motorist reported a black bull out on F.M. 3403 near C.R. 445. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and the bull was removed from the road.

A caller reported that a truck had been mudding in the ditches and is now stuck on C.R. 216. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Carvin located the vehicle and spoke to the driver who advised he was not mudding but had pulled off the road because he was having vehicle problems and did not realize that the ground was so wet and he got stuck.

Deputy Durrenberger advised dispatch that he was out with two juveniles who were playing on the railroad tracks on F.M. 141 in Dime Box. He told the juveniles to stay off the tracks.

A motorist reported that she was driving through Dime Box and she saw two juveniles walking around with BB guns on F.M. 141 and it appeared they were shooting at the JP#4 building. Deputy Durrenberger searched the area but did not locate any juveniles.

A motorist reported a possible drunk driver on Hwy 290 heading westbound. Deputy Robertson located the maroon KIA near the bowling alley. The vehicle refused to stop and turned on S. Dallas St. and into the city cemetery. The vehicle then accelerated from the main entrance, across Hwy 290 and then struck a tree. The driver was arrested and booked into Lee County Jail.

A woman requested a deputy check on her sister who lives on F.M. 180 because she has been trying to make contact with her but has been unable to do so. Deputy Durrenberger checked at the address given and spoke to a family member who advised that she is with her son at his residence.
Jail Count as of 4/12/09: 48
Males: 40 Females: 8

The Lee County Commissioners lifted the burn ban, please use common sense when burning. The Sheriff's Office Investigated two assaults, one burglary and six thefts for the month of March.

The second full week of April has been recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week honoring the telecommunicators who are always available to answer the call.

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