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2009-07-16 / Police

Giddings Police Report

July 6, 2009

At approximately 5:14 p.m., Officer Connolly was dispatched to the front lobby of the Police Department in reference to a local citizen who had located a wallet at a gas station. The Police Department has positively identified and notified the owner of the wallet.

July 7, 2009

At approximately 11:45 a.m., Officer Connolly was dispatched to the new High School building in reference to theft. Upon arrival, he spoke to the complainant who stated that he is a construction worker at the school and he had some equipment inside the building that was stolen. The complainant advised Officer Connolly that around 9 a.m. he was working with his equipment that is worth around $300, and around 10:30 a.m. he came back to use his equipment again and it was gone. This matter is under investigation at this time.

July 7, 2009

At approximately 1:05 p.m., officers of the Giddings Police Department were informed by the Attorney General's Office that there possibly was an unregistered sex offender with a warrant staying at a local hotel. Chief Rhoten, Lt. Harney, Cpl. Det. Carvin, and Officer Connolly did make contact with the wanted subject W/M, William Cater at a local hotel and arrested him for the warrant.

July 8, 2009

While on routine patrol, Officer Ray initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle observed speeding in the 200 block of E. Austin. The odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle and the driver admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle. Sgt. Ramsey conducted a probable cause search and marijuana was located in the vehicle. Anthony Thomas Mandola was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Class B.

July 10, 2009

At approximately 12:17 a.m., Officer Shepard and Sgt. Ramirez were at 2375 E. Austin (Buc-ee's) when they observed Cody Joe Prior in the store. It was confirmed through dispatch that Prior was wanted locally. He was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail.

July 10, 2009

At approximately 5 p.m., Officer Connolly was dispatched to Oakland Manor Nursing Home in reference to theft. Upon arrival, Officer Connolly spoke to the complainant who advised that around 100 pain pills were stolen from the medical room. This case is under investigation.

July 10, 2009

While on routine patrol at approximately 11:31 p.m., Officer Ray and Officer Brewster observed a red Ford Ranger in the back of the Taco Bell parking lot located at 2222 E. Austin St. It appeared that the driver was having difficulty operating his vehicle and then the vehicle ran into the curb in the drive-thru. Officer Ray made contact with the driver to check his welfare and he was identified as Mark Dixon Evans. Evans was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. At the Lee County Jail, it was discovered that Evans had given a false date of birth. Evans had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. Evans was charged with Driving While Intoxicated 2nd, Failure to ID, False Info, Fugitive, and for the outstanding warrant.

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