2009-06-11 / Police

Sheriff 's Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

June 1, 2009

An anonymous caller reported that there were several dogs at a residence on CR 123 that were chained to the fence and unable to get to their food or water. Deputy Lapham investigated the complaint and spoke to the owner of the dogs.

Captain Gonzales and Deputy Lapham were dispatched to a disturbance regarding a child custody case on Trailside Dr. in Elgin.

The Sheriff's Office received a call from a subject who had evicted a couple from their rental house in Blue and reported that they stole several items including the meter loop. A report was made and investigation continues.

A Giddings school bus driver reported cows out on FM 2440 approx two miles out. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and put up the cows.

Two neighbors on FM 180 complained about goats being on their property and they do not know who the goats belong to. Chief Deputy Kothmann is searching for the owner.

A motorist reported a white or beige Pathfinder was driving recklessly on FM 141 in Dime Box heading towards Giddings. The driver appeared to be too young to drive. Deputy Easley searched for the vehicle.

June 2, 2009

Deputy Pettijohn assisted Lexington Police Dept. on a burglary in progress call on Ave. C. The residence was searched but the officers did not locate anyone inside. Investigation continues.

Deputy Lapham took a report from a resident on CR 133 after he reported damage to signs on his private property.

Several motorists reported a black Ford Taurus with his flashers activated coming into Giddings on Hwy 290 East westbound. They said the driver went into the ditch two or three times and nearly struck two vehicles. Trooper Thorp and Deputy Aderhold located the vehicle. The driver was arrested and booked into jail.

A caller reported that sometime during the night unknown person(s) ran over her mailbox. Deputy Easley took a report.

June 3, 2009

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to Hwy 21 @ CR 114 to put up cows. Upon arrival the highway was clear.

A truck driver reported that a white male driving a blue Dodge Charger was exposing himself while driving down Hwy 290. Trooper Thorp, Deputy Aderhold and Deputy Lapham located the vehicle at the east city limits.

An 18-wheeler was reported to be broken down on Hwy 77 North just north of Hwy 21. Deputy Lapham and Deputy Aderhold assisted with traffic control.

The Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a Ford Contour that was broken down approx 9 miles east of Giddings on Hwy 290. Deputy Lapham located the vehicle and advised dispatch that there was help on sight.

Deputy Easley and Deputy Carvin assisted with a civil standby at a residence in Dime Box. A repossession service was attempting to repossess a motorcycle. It was recovered without incident.

A resident reported trespassers on his property on CR 133. Deputy Carvin was dispatched to the scene. The complainant called back and said that he had spoken to the driver and they were lost. The vehicle left the residence.

June 4, 2009

Deputy Aderhold was dispatched to the Giddings Airport after a caller reported two juveniles riding 4-wheelers on the airport property.

A resident reported that someone threw four trash cans full of trash on the side of CR 305. Deputy Aderhold made a report and spoke to the commissioner.

Deputy Robertson spoke to a resident on CR 118 after she reported that several people had been on her property lately and she would like a deputy to check them out.

June 5, 2009

A mobile caller reported several cattle out on CR 114 across from the Leobau church. Deputy Lapham was dispatched.

Deputy York met with a complainant on CR 114 after she reported that her neighbor's horse was tearing down her fence trying to get to her horse.

Deputy Lapham met with a complainant who wanted to file a report because she thinks someone has stolen her donkey. She has already checked with all her neighbors and it is not on their property.

A resident reported goats in the road by the baseball field in Lincoln and the owners are not home. Captain Gonzales ran them back off the road but advised the fence needs to be repaired.

A caller requested a deputy check on her neighbor because his mailbox is full of mail and she has not spoken to him in approxamately one week. Deputy York and Deputy Lapham checked on him and found him deceased. Phillips and Luckey and Justice of the Peace Pct 3 were notified.

Chief Deputy Kothmann and Captain Gonzales were dispatched to a disturbance on CR 139. A caller advised that her daughter is having problems with her husband, who she is legally separated from.

The Sheriff's Office received a call from a man who reported that he was out at his deer lease on FM 696 and someone fired a shot in his direction. Deputy Robertson, Deputy Durrenberger, Deputy Carvin and Chief Deputy Kothmann responded to the scene.

A caller reported that his neighbor's tractor was on fire on CR 138. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger responded to the scene.

June 6, 2009

Deputy York was dispatched to a burglary on CR 306. Fingerprints were taken from the scene and investigation continues.

The Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a red Ford truck that was swerving all over Hwy 290 coming into Giddings from the East. Deputy Crockett assisted Trooper Weiser in searching for the vehicle. The vehicle was located and the driver was arrested for DWI, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a controlled substance. The child passenger was released to his mother.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Carvin were dispatched to a residence on CR 133 after a relative stated that she had called them and told them she was depressed and had taken a large amount of prescription drugs. Upon arrival the neighbor's reported that she had driven off heading towards FM 180.

A caller requested a deputy check on his wife because he has been trying to call her all day and she has not answered the phone which is highly unusual. Deputy Durrenberger responded and everything was okay.

June 7, 2009

Deputy Crockett put up two cows that were out on FM 1624. They were put up on the JJ Ranch.

A motorist reported a cow out on Hwy 290 West near the bowling alley. It was running eastbound. The cow ran into town and turned on Hwy 77 and was finally caught near Oakland Manor Nursing Facility.

Deputy Robertson responded to a one vehicle rollover wreck on CR 309 just before the Adina Church. The vehicle was also reported to be on fire. The vehicle was occupied by three female juveniles and two male juveniles. Only one person sustained minor injuries.

While on patrol, Deputy Durrenberger notified dispatch that a vehicle on Hwy 21 had struck a deer and had vehicle damage. Trooper Manner was notified.

JAIL REPORT Jail Count: 06/07/09 49 Males: 45 Females: 4

Congratulations to the Giddings High School Baseball team for earning a spot in the State Baseball Playoffs.

Relay for Life this Friday night at the Giddings High School track. A worthy cause that represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

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