2009-07-02 / Police

Sheriff 's Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

June 22, 2009

Deputy Aderhold assisted Giddings Police Dept in working a vehicle accident on Hwy 290. There were no reported injuries.

The Sheriff's Office received a call requesting a civil standby while a male subject collects his belongings from a residence on CR 125. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Carvin were dispatched.

A mobile caller reported cows out on CR 119 approx ½ mile east of FM 141. Deputy Pettijohn located the cows and ran them back into the pasture.

Deputy Pettijohn was dispatched to a residence on CR 430 after a mother reported that she was having issues with her juvenile son. The juvenile took his medication and agreed to calm down.

A motorist reported four black cows out on FM 696 East approx. three miles out of Lexington. Deputy Durrenberger put up the cows behind 3261 FM 696 East.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Pettijohn regarding harassing phone calls she was receiving from her husband's ex-girlfriend. A report was made and charges are pending.

A resident on CR 227 heard suspicious noises outside her residence and requested a deputy search the area. Deputy Pettijohn checked the area and neighborhood and did not locate anyone or anything suspicious.

June 23, 2009

Deputy Lapham and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched to CR 118 after a caller reported that her two-year-old granddaughter locked herself in a car. The toddler started to sweat and turn red. The caller was finally able to get the vehicle open and take the toddler out and EMS was dispatched to check on the toddler.

A motorist reported that a female was passed out in a Toyota Camry in the middle of FM 141 at CR 116. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Robertson located the vehicle and advised the driver was okay.

An off duty deputy reported a white Dodge van parked by Rabbs Creek Bridge and the occupants appeared to be dumping something in the creek. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger checked the creek and advised there was no vehicle in the area and reported to dispatch that the creek was clear of debris.

Deputy Carvin assisted Lexington Police put up five head of cattle on FM 696 East. The complainant requested to speak to a deputy regarding these cows.

Deputy Durrenberger and Jailer Ramirez transported one inmate to Austin State Hospital.

A caller reported an older model Crown Victoria or Buick had been driving back and forth on the street behind the post office in Lincoln. The vehicle was last seen heading towards Hwy 21 westbound. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Carvin searched the area.

Two motorists reported a white van parked on the side of Hwy 290 West at the Friendship Cemetery Road with the lights off. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Robertson and a Bastrop County unit searched the area but the vehicle had left prior to their arrival.

June 24, 2009

A resident on CR 308 spoke to Deputy Carvin regarding her runaway daughter. A report was made and the juvenile was entered into the TCIC computer.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to the creek bridge on CR 329 after he received a report of suspicious circumstances. A motorist reported a large ice chest closed with duct tape at the creek bridge. Everything was okay.

The Sheriff's Office received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting three horses out on FM 696 east @ Hwy 77. Deputy Lapham and Deputy Aderhold assisted the owner as she attempted to walk the horses back to where they belong.

Passing motorists reported cows out on CR 217. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Carvin removed the cattle from the roadway and made contact with the owner.

A complainant on CR 330 reported a blue Ford four door driving up and down the roadway at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was last seen heading towards a residence. Deputy Durrenberger searched the area but was unable to locate the vehicle. A close patrol of the area will be in effect.

Deputy Carvin put cows up on FM 696 east. He notified the owner and advised him that the fence needed to be repaired.

An off duty trooper reported to the Sheriff's Office that there was a large piece of tin on Hwy 290 West. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger removed the tin off the highway.

June 25, 2009

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to CR 221 to a possible deceased person. B&M ambulance requested a Justice of the Peace to the scene.

Deputy Lapham assisted with District Court. Nine inmates were transported for court.

A caller reported that her dogs were barking at something just outside her residence. Deputy Robertson checked the area and located two deer in her driveway that her dogs were barking at.

The Sheriff's Office received a call from a female requesting to file on a subject who is calling and harassing and threatening her. The caller came to the Sheriff's Office and gave a report to Deputy Lapham. Charges are pending at this time.

Chief Deputy Kothmann attempted to locate cows that were out on FM 141 near CR 116. Upon his arrival the cows were already off the road.

Austin DPS reported a stranded motorist on Hwy 21 @ CR 113. Deputy Aderhold assisted the driver who had a tire blow out.

Several cows were reported out on the roadway on FM 1624 near Hwy 77. Deputy Robertson, Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Carvin all responded and were able to get the cows back into the pasture.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger assisted at the scene of a rollover accident on FM 696. A Burleson County Trooper was on call and was dispatched.

June 26, 2009

A motorist reported to the Sheriff's Office that he swerved to miss a deer and ran off the road. He has a bloody nose but no other injuries. Deputy Carvin assisted.

Several callers reported three juveniles sitting on a culvert by country corner since early morning. Deputy York searched the area.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to a residence on FM 141 in Dime Box for a welfare concern. MHMR reported that they had spoken to a female who was very depressed and possibly suicidal.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger assisted DPS Trooper Thorp at the scene of an accident on Hwy 290 east and FM 180.

A caller reported that he was having problems with his caretaker. He advised she has mental issues and has not been taking her medication. He has asked her to leave but she refuses. Deputy Easley was dispatched to the scene.

Deputy Durrenberger and Trooper Thorp attempted to locate a possible drunk driver on Hwy 290 east heading westbound. The vehicle was passing other motorists on the right shoulder. The vehicle was located and the driver was transported to Lee County Jail.

June 27, 2009

Several motorists reported a one vehicle accident on Hwy 290 approx one mile east of FM 180. Deputy Durrenberger assisted with traffic control.

A caller advised that a green Dodge truck had been sitting on PR 2103 since last night unoccupied. Deputy York checked out the vehicle and determined it was not stolen.

A citizen requested a civil standby at a residence on CR 107. The tenants were being evicted for non-payment. Deputy Lapham assisted.

Deputy York and Deputy Lapham assisted at a call in Lexington. A caller reported that her brother had taken a bunch of pills and is also very intoxicated. Subject was transported to the hospital by EMS.

Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call advising of a domestic disturbance on CR 133. The female caller was very upset and crying stating that a male subject was at her residence and was refusing to leave. Deputy York and Deputy Lapham were dispatched.

Deputy York found a tool box case containing several tools on Hwy 290 east. Property has been tagged and put into the property room.

The Sheriff's Office received a residential burglar alarm call. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger were enroute when the alarm company called back and reported that the key holder was on site.

A motorist reported that he was behind a white Chevrolet suburban that was swerving all over Hwy 290 east heading into Giddings. Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Robertson located and stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver who was okay.

A caller advised that her father had overdosed and took 48 sleeping pills. The subject was transported to the hospital by Lexington EMS. Deputy Pettijohn made a report. Investigation continues on this case.

June 28, 2008

A caller reported that a car had hit a tree on CR 114 and then drove the vehicle to CR 111. The driver's girlfriend needed an ambulance because she had cuts and a large bump on her head. Deputy Pettijohn and Trooper Thorp were dispatched to the scene. The driver was arrested and taken to the Sheriff 's Office without incident.

Deputy York was dispatched to Hwy 77 North and CR 438 to put up cows that were out on the roadway.

Phillips and Luckey requested an escort for a funeral at Martin Luther at 2 pm. Deputy York assisted and escorted them to the Ledbetter Cemetery.

A caller requested assistance at a disturbance on CR 133. Deputy York was dispatched to the scene. The caller advised that the complainant called back and advised she was having difficulty breathing and needed an ambulance.

Deputy York was dispatched to put up goats that were out on Hwy 21 across from the softball field in Lincoln. The owner was contacted and he was on his way to put up his goats.

A concerned citizen requested that a deputy check the welfare of an elderly lady on CR 323. Deputy Robertson spoke to the woman who was in great health and appeared very happy.

JAIL REPORT Jail Count: 06/28/09 48

Males: 43 Females: 5

A Disaster Declaration has been enacted, prohibiting the selling, detonating or igniting of any fireworks such as sky rockets with sticks and missile with fins for the County of Lee.

The 4th of July is a time to remember our country's birthday and the freedoms that we all enjoy. Remember all those who are still fighting for that freedom. May everyone have a safe and happy Fourth of July.

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