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2009-09-17 / Police

Sheriff 's Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

September 7, 2009

The Sheriff's Office received a call from a subject advising that she had a criminal trespass warning issued to a female that had showed up at her house. Deputy Crockett was dispatched to the scene.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to put up a black horse that was running loose on FM 180 and FM 1697.

A motorist reported 3 big calves out on the roadway in the curve between CR 211 and CR 212. Deputy Crockett responded.

A caller requested to speak to a deputy about a crazy lady. He advised that he had a gun and would use it if she showed up at his residence. He reported to Deputy Crockett and Deputy Durrenberger that she had stolen some items from his business and had threatened his elderly mother.

Deputy Robertson, Deputy Easley and Deputy Carvin were dispatched to an assault call on CR C in Lexington. The complainant reported that she was dropping off her daughter to spend the day with her father and when she arrived he pulled her out of her vehicle and onto the ground and hit her numerous times. Subject did not wish to pursue charges.

A complainant reported to Deputy Carvin and Deputy Robertson that her residence was broken into and her jewelry was stolen. A report was made.

Deputy Easley, Deputy Carvin and Deputy Robertson responded to FM 180 after a caller reported that a truck was on fire and it was unknown if anyone was in the vehicle. Giddings Fire Dept was dispatched and B&M Ambulance was notified. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Harris County. Investigation continues.

September 8, 2009

A motorist reported an animal carcass on Hwy 77 South near the Middle Creek Bridge. Deputy Easley responded and removed the dead deer from the roadway.

Several motorists reported two horses out on CR 124 near the bridge. Deputy Lapham was dispatched and located the horses that appeared to be in bad shape. The Deputy is attempting to locate the owner of the horses.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to FM 696 West to put up a large bull. The animal was located and run back into a pasture.

A motorist called 9-1-1 and advised that she was looking in her rearview mirror and witnessed a vehicle run off the road and flip. She was turning around to check if anyone is injured. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Lapham assisted Trooper Thorp at the scene. The caller arrived at the scene and reported that the driver was walking around with his dog and was talking on his cell phone.

September 9, 2009

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to put up cows that were out on FM 696 East at the county line.

A caller reported a stranded motorist on Hwy 21 approx 1 mile west of Manheim. Deputy Lapham located the subject and assisted.

The Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist who reported that two black males driving a gold or tan four door vehicle had brandished a chrome and black colored pistol. The vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Hwy 290. The call was transferred to the police department and Deputy Lapham was given the information.

A resident at Westwood Villa apartments spoke to Deputy Robertson about two females harassing her. She advised that it all started after her brother refused to give them a ride into town. The subjects walked into her apartment and cussed them out. Deputy Robertson spoke to the two females and gave them a verbal warning.

Deputy Easley was dispatched to FM 141 to speak to a complainant regarding criminal mischief. The complainant reported that someone had broken out all her windows in her house. A report was made and investigation continues.

A motorist reported that a semi truck carrying large round bales overturned on FM 448 at CR 213. Caller advised that the railroad crossing arm is broken and there is debris from the truck on the railroad tracks. Deputy Robertson, Deputy Easley and Deputy Carvin assisted with traffic control until the roadway was cleared of all debris.

A caller reported that she almost hit a man walking along Hwy 77 just north of Hwy 21. She advised that he was walking southbound on the northbound side of the Hwy. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched but was unable to locate the subject after searching the area.

September 10, 2009

A caller advised that he went by Vadies to help them close but the door was locked and all the lights were still on. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched and everything was okay.

Deputy Aderhold was dispatched to put up cows on CR 211 approx 1 mile off FM 448.

A motorist reported cows out on the first sharp curve on CR 114 on the left side of Hwy 77. Deputy Crockett was dispatched and the cows were put up.

Deputy York was dispatched to cows out on Hwy 21 approx ½ mile from CR 440. The cows were run off the roadway into a pasture.

The Sheriff's Office received several calls regarding a one vehicle rollover on Hwy 21 across from the parish hall in Manheim. The caller reported that the female driver was out of the vehicle and was bleeding and possibly had a head injury. Deputy Lapham assisted at the scene with traffic control.

September 11, 2009

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Hwy 290 West at the fitness center. Deputy Robertson located the vehicle and checked on the driver. The subject had a membership and had been digging around inside his car because he lost his cell phone. Everything was okay.

Deputy Aderhold assisted B&M ambulance on a call on FM 141 in Dime Box.

Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Kothmann, Deputy York and Deputy Lapham assisted Giddings Police Dept. after a unit reported seeing heavy smoke coming from a residence. Arson was suspected and a subject ran from the scene. The subject was later apprehended and booked into Lee County Jail.

Phillips & Luckey funeral home requested a funeral escort from Immanuel Lutheran to the main entrance at the city cemetery. Deputy York and Deputy Lapham assisted.

Deputy York assisted with traffic control on FM 1624 approx 1 mile outside of Lexington. A school bus was stuck in the mud.

September 12, 2009

Officers from the Sheriffs Office, Giddings Police Department and the Texas Department of Public safety searched an area off F.M. 141 and Cr 117 capturing a subject wanted by the Giddings Police Department for Burglary of a Habitation, Aggravated Kidnapping and is a suspect in an Arson case.

A resident reported that someone had broken into a trailer and stole several saddles and a halter. Deputy York was dispatched and a report was made. Investigation continues.

Several callers reported that someone had a large pile of brush burning at Shady Oaks. Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched and the violator was told to put the fire out.

A caller advised that someone was burning a large pile of trash on Hwy 290 East behind Vadie's. The subject was told to put out the fire immediately as Lee County is still under a burn ban.

A motorist reported that a gold colored vehicle was traveling southbound on FM 141 towards Giddings and the vehicle was failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. Deputy Durrenberger located the vehicle and followed it but it did not violate any traffic laws.

A motorist reported a large animal in the middle of Hwy 21 at the Burleson County line. Deputy Durrenberger arrived at the scene and advised dispatch that it was a large dead hog. He pulled it off the roadway.

Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched to Hwy 290 West after a caller reported that someone was breaking into his daughter's car. A subject was arrested on the scene for violation of protective order and burglary of a vehicle.

September 13, 2009

Deputy York was dispatched to put up a cow that was out on FM 112. The cow was located and removed from the roadway.

A resident on FM 696 reported that his son came to his house and destroyed his property and he wanted to file charges on him. Deputy York and Deputy Lapham were dispatched to the scene and a report was filed. Charges are pending.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to check out some cows on Hwy 77 North that were surrounded by water. Everything was okay.

A resident reported that her house burned down a couple of weeks ago on FM 3403 and someone told her there was someone removing her property. Deputy York checked the house and it was locked and secure and no one was there.

An anonymous caller reported four horses that were in poor condition at the end of Sherrill Lane. Deputy York checked on the horses and made contact with the owner.

A resident called in that a vehicle was parked on CR 131 and was partially in the roadway. Deputy Lapham attempted to make contact with the registered owner.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to cows out on FM 112 approx 3 miles out. The cattle were located and put back into a pasture.

The Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a suspicious truck parked in a driveway on CR 204. The driver was asked why they were parked and he stated that his truck overheated. The driver then moved to another driveway. Deputy Durrenberger spoke to the complainant and a close patrol of the area will be in effect.

JAIL REPORT Jail Count 09/13/09 : 48

Males: 45 Females: 3

With the well needed rain in the County, the Lee County Commissioners Court has lifted the burn ban. Please continue to use caution when burning.

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