2009-05-28 / Police

Sheriff 's Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

May 18, 2009

Deputy York assisted Phillips & Luckey with a funeral escort from Giddings to Elgin.

The Sheriff's Office received a burglar alarm at a place of business on Hwy 77. Deputy Carvin responded and met with the key holder.

A motorist reported cows out on Hwy 290 East. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Carvin put the cows up and the owner was contacted.

A caller reported a motorcycle was driving at a high rate of speed on FM 448. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger attempted to locate the motorcycle.

Deputy Robertson checked out a possible grass fire on Hwy 21 near CR 402. He advised that it was a control burn.

May 19, 2009

A repossession company requested assistance at a residence in Dime Box. He was attempting to repo a vehicle and is having a verbal confrontation with the owner. Deputy Robertson responded.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to a rental house in the county after a realtor notified the owner that his last renters were on site taking apart his pool table. A report was made and charges are pending at this time.

A resident reported cows out on FM 2239 approx two miles off FM 448. Deputy Crockett located the cows and put them up.

Deputy York and Deputy Durrenberger assisted DPS Trooper Manner at the scene of a possible hit and run accident on Hwy 290 West.

A motorist reported a stranded female motorist on Hwy 21 near CR 103. Deputy Easley was dispatched to make sure she was OK. She advised she had someone on the way to pick her up.

May 20, 2009

A mobile caller reported three horses out on FM 696 West approx seven miles out of Lexington. Deputy Aderhold responded.

A motorist reported a male was riding on the train that was going through Dime Box. Dispatch contacted the train company who advised they would be stopping the train on CR 118 so deputies could help them check the train for unwanted passengers. Deputy Crockett and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched.

Deputy Robertson, Deputy Easley and Deputy Carvin assisted with traffic control at the scene of a one vehicle rollover on CR 217.

A mobile caller reported a gold car traveling at a very high rate of speed on Hwy 290 East heading westbound. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Robertson searched for the vehicle at the county line but determined the vehicle must have turned off somewhere.

Deputy Pettijohn and Deputy Carvin searched Hwy 290 West near Hughes Manufacturing after receiving information regarding a white male walking down the center turn lane.

May 21, 2009

A resident on CR 130 spoke to Deputy Pettijohn after she discovered her vehicle to be missing from her driveway. The vehicle may have been repossessed.

Deputy Pettijohn spoke to a worried daughter after she called and reported that she dropped her mother off at a residence and has not heard from her since. Deputy Pettijohn spoke to the mother and she is fine and will be calling her daughter shortly.

Bastrop County reported a stranded motorist on Hwy 290 West. It was an elderly couple and a small child in a silver car. Deputy Crockett searched to the county line and did not locate it. Bastrop County advised they would send someone to check in their county.

Chief Deputy Gonzales and Deputy Lapham responded to the Dime Box School regarding a trespasser. A subject was issued a criminal trespass warning the day before and had returned to the school.

Deputy Lapham attempted warrant service on Sunrise St. One female was arrested on an assault warrant and booked into jail without incident.

Burleson County requested a deputy check Hwy 21 for a light blue Chevrolet truck that was being driven by a subject that is on their ten most wanted list. Deputy Crockett searched for the vehicle but it never entered Lee County.

A resident reported animal cruelty on FM 141 @ CR 122. The caller reported a dead cow and a dead calf on the property. Deputy Aderhold checked on the animals.

May 22, 2009

A motorist reported cow out on Hwy 290 East just outside the city limits. Deputy Crockett was dispatched and ran the cows back into a pasture.

Captain Gonzales and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched to FM 141 to search for a two subjects that may be pulled over on the side of the road fighting. FM 141 was searched from Giddings to Dime Box and no one was pulled over on the side of the road.

Several motorists reported that on Hwy 290 East @ FM 180 a truck had dropped several bags of something onto the highway and vehicles were swerving to miss it. Deputy Aderhold stood by and directed traffic until TXDOT arrived on the scene.

Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to check on Hwy 290 West for an 18 wheeler that is reported to be spilling gravel. The 18 wheeler was last seen heading towards Giddings from Paige.

A caller reported a black calf was out on the road in front of her property so she ran it on to her property so it would not cause an accident. Deputy Robertson spoke to the owner of the calf and he advised he would take care of the matter.

Washington County advised Lee County that their Trooper and deputies were in a pursuit of a black Chevrolet with Colorado plates. The vehicle was traveling in excess of 100 mph on FM 594 and may be heading for FM 1697. Deputy Easley, Deputy Carvin, Deputy Durrenberger and Deity Robertson assisted until the subjects were apprehended in Washington County.

May 23, 2009

A caller reported that there is loud music disturbing the neighborhood. Deputy Easley was dispatched and asked the people to turn down the music and they complied.

Deputy Carvin responded to FM 180 after a caller reported that he heard gun shots while he was mowing the grass at the Lehmann family cemetery. Deputy Carvin spoke to a person driving out of the ranch and he said he was shooting clay.

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to Hwy 290 West approx two miles west of the rodeo arena to put some cows up off the highway. Trooper Thorp was in the area and reported that the cows ran into some brush and there is no fence. The owner was contacted.

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in her sister's driveway. Deputy Pettijohn checked and advised the vehicle belonged to her sister's friend.

May 24, 2009

Deputy Aderhold met with a complainant on CR 404 in Dime Box. Sometime during the night someone drove through his corn field and damaged his property. Investigation continues at this time.

ADT Security reported that had a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence in Lexington. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched. Dispatch made contact with the resident who advised they were only testing. Everything was OK.

Deputy Easley attempted to locate a red two door car that was reportedly all over the roadway. The vehicle was last seen northbound on Hwy 77 in Warda. The vehicle was located and the driver checked out to be tired. They will stop and sleep in Giddings.

JAIL REPORT Jail Count: 05/24/09 44

Males: 36 Females: 8

This school years is coming to a close for our area youth, may you have a safe summer vacation. Congratulations to all the area Graduating High School Seniors, good luck in your future endeavors.

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