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2009-09-03 / Police

Giddings Police Report

August 24, 2009

At approximately 1:54 p.m., Officer Harrison was contacted by Edward Mitschke in reference to illegal dumping on a lot that he owns located on W. Brenham St. Upon arrival at the lot, Mr. Mitschke stated that he believed the people who live next door to his lot are dumping unwanted items.

August 25, 2009

At approximately 10:26 a.m., Officer Griffin initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at the E. Richmond/S. Grimes intersection, and the driver, Daniel Michael Hernandez of Paige was placed under arrest for Driving While License Invalid/Suspended and a Probation Violation Warrant for the same offense.

August 25, 2009

At approximately 6:46 p.m. Officer Ramirez was dispatched to 420 Sunrise in reference to theft. Upon arrival he met with the complainant, Ivavelle Koenig and she stated that someone went into her garage and took drinks out of the refrigerator without permission. Case pending further investigation.

August 28, 2009

As Officer Ramirez was patrolling the city pool area, he noticed that a door was opened. The door, located on the inside of the pool area is part of a double door that faces south. He notified dispatch and asked if she could call Rodney Kessel and ask him if he had been at the pool as the door was opened. Dispatch advised that Kessel stated that the wind could have opened the door because they do not keep it locked. Kessel advised that he would go and check it out to make sure nothing happened. At approximately 7:21 a.m. he met with Kessel and he stated that he thinks someone was there without permission. He further explained that if one door is opened the other one should have been opened unless the wind blew the other one shut. He also stated that there was water running in the shower area and would not know how much water was wasted. He stated that he could not notice anything of value missing. Kessel asked if a report could be done to have on file. Officer Ramirez explained to him that the city pool is already on close patrol. He gave Kessel a business card with the case number and told him that if he or Kenny Ray had any questions or noticed anything missing to call and it would be added to the report.

August 28, 2009

At approximately 12:43 p.m. Officer Ramirez was dispatched to the GPD to meet with a complainant in reference to mail she had received that was possibly a scam. She had received a check in the mail for $5,980.00 and had to call a telephone number to claim the reward and send $2,995 back for her taxes. Officer Ramirez contacted the bank out of Long Beach, FL and the account is not valid. He then contacted Green Tree Securities of Long Beach, CA who issued the check and spoke with a Lewis McGregor with Green Tree Securities and asked him why he is issuing bad checks and he asked what he was talking about. Officer Ramirez explained the situation to him and he stated not to worry about it. Officer Ramirez informed him that it was against the law to issue bad checks and he again stated not to worry about it. Officer Ramirez then asked for his address and he stated not to worry about it and hung up the phone.

August 28, 2009

At 9:40 p.m. Officer Spencer was dispatched to 1015 E. Railroad in reference to a complainant reporting at an ex-wife was in front of the residence. Upon arrival, Officer Shepard made contact with a white female outside the residence. She was identified as Monica Knight. She reported that she knocked on the door and a female answered. Monica stated that she told the female that she wanted to talk to her husband. Monica had her son, Darrell D. Killion in her vehicle. Officer Spencer made contact with the complainant who was identified as Bobby Wayne Knight. He advised that he was scared of his ex-wife and that she had made threats to his safety in the past. Bobby indicated that because of the threats by Monica, and her past conduct, Monica could possibly have a gun in the vehicle. Bobby stated that he and Monica have been divorced and that Monica is appealing the property side of the divorce. Bobby indicated that he has since remarried and wanted Monica to stay away from him and his house. A criminal trespass notice was completed and signed by Monica. She requested a copy of the notice. She was instructed to meet the officers at the GPD. A copy of the notice was given to Monica and Bobby's concerns for his safety were explained to her. Monica indicated that Bobby had made up a fake abduction and given her a ransom letter for $50,000. Monica indicated that this was all on TV in Houston. Officer Spencer asked Monica if she had a gun in her car and she indicated that she did not. Monica gave consent to search the vehicle and nothing was found.

August 29, 2009

At approximately 5:55 p.m., Officer Shepard, Officer Harrison, Officer Ramirez sand Officer Spencer responded to 632 S. Polk in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival all officers entered the residence and observed two females identified as Evonne D. Sheppard and Christina R. Sheppard arguing while the mother, Rosie Wolridge and sister Latauria Sanders stood by attempting to stop the altercation due to the children being in the room. Officers separated the two females and Officer Ramirez took Christina outside. Once they were separated, Officer Shepard spoke with Evonne about what happened. She stated that Christina had been sleeping all day leaving her children unattended in the room playing with bottles and cans endangering themselves, and the children's diapers were soiled and there is actually feces from the children on the floor and the room was very dirty and unsanitary. Evonne stated that she had enough of the situation and opened the door and told Christina that her kids were hungry and dirty and she needed to wake up and take care of them. Evonne stated that Christina walked out of the room and pushed her against the wall causing the wall damage. Evonne stated that she pushed Christian back in defense and Christina began to swing at her. Evonne, in fear of being harmed, began to swing back and pushed Christina into a wall causing scratches on Christina's back and that is when Rosie Wolridge notified GPD. After speaking with Evonne, Officer Shepard spoke with Rosie and she provided a written and a verbal statement of what she witnessed. According to Rosie's statement, she stated that Christina was simply visiting them for approximately 1 week and staying in the room provided to her. Rosie stated that she heard Evonne tell Christina that she needed to get up and clean her kids because they were dirty and had on wet diapers and she needed to clean the room before she left the house. Rosie stated that Christina pushed Evonne into the wall and she then notified the GPD. After both parties were identified through the GPD dispatcher, it was found that Christina had three outstanding warrants out of Lee County, Guadalupe County and Bastrop County and she was taken into custody and transported to the Lee County Jail for booking. Officer Spencer advised that Evonne did not want to pursue charges for assault, but Christina would like to pursue charges. Officer Harrison did take digital photos of the damaged wall into which Evonne was pushed by Christina. The two children of Christina were brought to the GPD to wait for Christina's mother to arrive to take them home with her and CPS was notified of the incident.

August 30, 2009

At approximately 7:15 p.m., Officer Shepard was advised by dispatch that a purse was found at N. Main Street in the middle of the highway by a passerby. Nancy Henke of Halletsville observed the purse sitting in the highway and brought it to the GPD. Officer Shepard spoke with the owner of the purse, Hope Guerrero of Lincoln and advised her that he had the purse and would release it to her. Later she came in and picked up her purse and all of its contents.

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