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2009-08-27 / Police

Sheriff 's Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

August 17, 2009

The Sheriff's Office received a call from a subject who reported that his friend took a large number of pills and is acting very weird. He is conscious and breathing. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched to the scene with Lexington E.M.S.

Deputy Crockett assisted a motorist on Hwy 77 South who was broken down and partially on the highway.

Phillips & Luckey requested a funeral escort from St. James in Lexington to Trinity Cemetery in Fedor, Deputy Crockett assisted.

A resident on FM 141 made a report with Deputy Crockett regarding a theft from his barn. Investigation continues.

Captain Gonzales spoke to a complainant on FM 180 who reported that their residence had been broken into and several items were stolen.

Deputy Lapham assisted Phillips & Luckey with a funeral escort from St. Margaret's Church to Fayette County.

A caller spoke to Chief Deputy Kothmann about a juvenile threatening suicide on her daughter's "myspace" page. The juvenile lives in Travis County and they were notified and given the information.

Several motorists reported a one vehicle accident on FM 2440. Chief Deputy Kothmann assisted DPS Trooper Bob Thorp at the scene.

A local business in Dime Box reported that a man was begging people for money in the parking lot. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Carvin were dispatched but the clerk advised shortly after she called he walked over to Alvin's and got a drink from the water hose and drove off.

Deputy Carvin spoke to a complainant who reported that her brother was refusing to get out of her vehicle. He is also trying to take her keys. The deputy reported that the brother got out of the car and will be spending the night in a motel.

A motorist reported that 3 semi trucks were heading southbound on Hwy 77 and were driving at a high rate of speed. Deputy Easley located the semis and followed them but advised they were following the speed limit and not violating any traffic laws.

A resident reported that some neighbors and burning trash although the burn ban is still in effect. The Blue Fire Department was dispatched and they requested a deputy. Deputy Easley was dispatched to the scene.

August 18, 2009

A caller reported to Deputy Aderhold that she is receiving suspicious calls on her cell phone and requested a close patrol of her residence on Deer Valley Dr.

Waller County was searching for a man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend. A description of the man and the vehicle he was driving was given to Lee County. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Kothmann, Deputy Lapham and Deputy Crockett searched different areas in the county.

A resident advised that her husband saw a suspicious vehicle near a trailer house on CR 329. Deputy Lapham was dispatched and checked the area.

Deputy Carvin put up two black cows that were out on FM 141 approx 9 miles north of Giddings.

August 19, 2009

A motorist reported that a man was stranded approx 4 miles east on FM 696. A Lexington P.D. unit gave the man a ride into town. Someone inside the store heard the man say that he had stolen the vehicle. Deputy Crockett went to the store and determined that the vehicle belonged to the man's uncle, who was notified but did not wish to file any charges.

Deputy Crockett assisted at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Hwy 21 @ Hwy 77 until the Trooper arrived from Burleson County. Deputy Crockett gave a courtesy ride to the passengers to Lexington.

A man from Florida came into the Sheriff's Office and requested to speak to a deputy regarding some suspicious circumstances regarding his elderly sister. Deputy Crockett took a report and investigation continues on the case.

A complainant came into the Sheriff's Office with her attorney and requested to make a telephone harassment report and have it kept on file. Deputy Carvin assisted.

The man from Florida had Deputy Robertson escort him to his niece's house where his sister is staying. His niece refused to allow him to see his sister.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Carvin were dispatched to check out suspicious circumstances at a residence on FM 141. The house was searched and appeared to be secure. A close patrol of the house was put into effect.

A driver reported that she hit a cow on FM 141 @ CR 121. Deputy Robertson responded and issued the driver a blue form to fill out for her insurance.

Several motorists reported a white Ford Ranger, a blue 4 door Sedan and a black Dodge truck swerving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed on Hwy 290 West. The callers reported that the vehicles were going into the westbound lanes of traffic to pass other motorists. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Robertson located two of the vehicles and 4 minor in possession tickets were issued and all the parents were notified.

August 20, 2009

A caller reported a rollover accident on CR 118. She advised that someone was walking away from the wreck. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Robertson assisted Trooper Manner at the scene.

Deputy Easley was dispatched to a disturbance on FM 141. The caller stated that she is having an argument with her husband and he was refusing to let her leave. Before the deputy's arrival the complainant called back and reported that she left the residence with her kids and everything is okay.

A caller spoke to Deputy Easley regarding a theft at an oil well lease. A report was made and investigation continues.

Deputy Easley put up goats that were out on Hwy 77 approximately three miles north of Giddings.

Deputy Easley and Deputy Durrenberger were dispatched to a disturbance on CR 430. The caller advised that his son and his wife were having a verbal disagreement. Both parties had left the scene prior to arrival.

A motorist reported a cow out on FM 696 near the Skydiving Center. Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched.

A caller reported that a semi truck was stalled out on Hwy 77 at FM 1624. The back end of the truck was blocking part of the southbound lane on Hwy 77. Deputy Robertson checked with the driver who advised the cable from the battery had come off, but he fixed it and is moving.

Deputy Durrenberger answered a call for help on Hwy 77. The caller stated that an 80 year old woman was hanging onto a ceiling fan and was too afraid to let go. The woman was able to get down prior to arrival.

August 21, 2009

A motorist reported a brown cow out on FM 696 East approx 1.5 miles off Hwy 77 North. Deputy Lapham was able to put up the cow but was called out later to put up the same cow.

A caller reported to Deputy Lapham that she found four kids on her property ranging from the age of 12 to 2 years old on her property on PR 8021. She asked them what they were doing and they told her they were going to ride her horses. Caller is worried because they climbed through a barbed wire fence and one of the children had on only shorts and shoes. Investigation continues.

A resident near CR C and CR E called and reported that he had been hearing gun fire from a high powered rifle all day long. Complainant was worried that someone might get hurt. Deputy Lapham and Deputy Durrenberger were dispatched to the scene.

MHMR requested a deputy check on a client because she called them and sounded distraught. Deputy Durrenberger checked on the subject and reported back to dispatch that she was feeling better and had family members with her.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger searched for a vehicle that was traveling westbound on CR 436. The caller reported that the vehicle was all over the roadway and had even brushed up against the fence line. The vehicle was last seen pulling into a residence on CR 430 by the caller.

A resident on Jackson St in Lexington called and reported that a male subject was at the residence and he was causing problems and was refusing to leave. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched and the subject causing the problems was issued a criminal trespass warning.

Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Robertson were dispatched out to FM 180 after receiving a call for assistance. A caller reported that an elderly woman was being assaulted by her son. It was determined that the woman was not assaulted by her son, just worried about him because he left that afternoon and had not returned that evening. Her son is 40 years of age.

August 22, 2009

A caller reported that he heard a lot of yelling and screaming and vehicles spinning their tires at the Walch Store. Deputy Durrenberger checked by and spoke to the workers and they said there was nothing going on.

Deputy Crockett took a report from a subject that lives on Kay St. He reported that sometime last night someone cut the tires on his vehicle. Investigation continues.

Deputy Lapham put up cows that were out on the roadway on FM 696 West near Sherrill Lane.

A caller requested a funeral escort from FM 3403 to Pilgrims Rest Hwy 290 East. Deputy Crockett assisted.

Deputy Lapham checked the welfare of some children after the grandmother reported that the living conditions were not favorable. Everything was okay.

The Sheriff's Office received a call from a man who reported that his step daughter was refusing to leave his residence. Deputy Lapham advised dispatch that upon his arrival, everyone was gone.

A caller reported to Deputy Crockett that his ex-girlfriend was harassing him by calling him. She had called him approx 28 times within one hour from two different phones. A report was made and charges are pending at this time.

The Sheriff's Office was notified that there was a large party going on at the Post Oak Community Center. She requested a close patrol of the area. Deputy Robertson, Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched.

Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to the 3 Oaks mine in Lexington regarding several vehicles that were burglarized. It was later determined that only one vehicle had been broken into. A report was made and extra patrol units will be in area.

A caller reported that at least 20 cars were blocking the roadway on FM 180 at the Community Center. Deputy Durrenberger responded and advised there were no vehicles parked or blocking the roadway.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger were dispatched back out the Post Oak Community Center after a caller reported that one male subject walked up to another male subject and slapped him. Several others got involved in pulling the subjects apart. Upon arrival the deputies spoke with the people that were standing around outside, and they all stated that they didn't see anything.

A motorist reported a possible drunk driver coming into Giddings on Hwy 77 South. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger located the vehicle and followed it to a residence. The driver was not intoxicated. He had just returned from an Astro's game and was tired.

August 23, 2009

Deputy Lapham met with a complainant at the Sheriff's Office regarding telephone harassment. A report was made.

Deputy Lapham and Deputy York assisted Lexington Police at a disturbance call on Seventh St.

A motorist reported 2 black cows and one red cow out on CR 326 near the Black Jack Ranch. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger responded.

A caller reported a white male chasing a white female down Hwy 290 West. Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Robertson located and spoke to both parties involved. The female refused to get back into the vehicle and refused a courtesy ride to Paige. She contacted family members to pick her up.

Cows were reported out on CR 119 near CR 117. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger located them and chased them back into a pasture.

A motorist reported a tan Ford Ranger swerving all over the roadway on Hwy 290 near CR 223. The driver threw a brown paper bag out of the truck. Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Robertson assisted Trooper Thorp in locating the vehicle. The driver was arrested and brought to the Sheriff's Office for booking.

Deputy Robertson was dispatched to put some cows up on CR 216 near FM 448. The owner was notified that his gate was open.

The Sheriff's Office received a call that a female staying at the South 40 R.V. Park was afraid for her life. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Durrenberger spoke to the female who advised it was all a verbal argument and she was packing up her things to leave.

A motorist reported two vehicles were stopped in a curve on Hwy 21 West partially in the roadway. Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched but reported the vehicles were gone prior to his arrival.

Deputy Aderhold spoke to a complainant regarding a young male following her and her friend up and down FM 141 and attempted to run them off the road. A report was made. Investigation continues.

The Sheriff's Office received a disturbance call on Shady Circle Dr. Deputy Aderhold responded.

Jail Report Jail Count as of Aug. 23, 2009: 40 Males: 37; Females: 3

Good luck to this year's area athletes, band members and drill teams. May everyone have a successful season. Go Buffs, Go Eagles, Go Longhorns. A little reminder, effective September 1, 2009, all occupants of a vehicle, no matter their age, front and back seat, must wear seatbelts.

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