2009-12-17 / Police

Sheriff ’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

December 7, 2009

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to FM 141 @ CR 123 after an 18 wheeler hit a cow that was in the roadway.

A Lexington officer made a traffic stop and the driver was intoxicated and began to fight. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched to assist with the arrest.

A motorist reported cows out on FM 3404 between CR 444 and CR 446. Deputy Ray located the cows and ran them off the road.

Deputy Durrenberger, Deputy Carvin and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched to a civil standby on PR 3023 after a caller advised that his daughter was having problems with her husband and she wanted to gather her belongings and leave the residence.

December 8, 2009

A resident on PR 5001 called 9- 1-1 and reported that she just saw a male wearing a mask over his face carrying a toolbox walking around on her property. Deputy Crockett, Deputy Lapham, and Deputy Ray were dispatched. The subject was located and the resident was familiar with the subject. He was waiting on a ride.

A Lee County Commissioner saw a gray and white vehicle mudding and tearing up the ditch and private property on CR 118. He then got the license plate and followed it back to the Giddings High School parking lot. Deputy Crockett was given the information and went to the school and spoke to the juvenile regarding the situation. The parents were contacted.

Deputy Robertson was dispatched to CR 226 near the auction barn to put up cows that were out on the roadway.

December 9, 2009

A motorist reported a one vehicle accident in Dime Box at the “S” curve. Unknown if the vehicle struck a house. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and assisted with traffic control.

Central Station alarm services called and reported an audible alarm at a local business on Hwy 290 West. Deputy Lapham was dispatched and all was secure and the owner was notified.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to CR 208 after a complainant reported that two pit bulls were after some livestock in a pasture.

Several motorists reported a white vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 290 West near CR 200. Deputy Ray was dispatched to check it out. The car lot that sold the vehicle was sending someone to pick it up.

Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to FM 696 after a complainant reported that someone had stolen his lowboy trailer and an ATV. Both were entered into the DPS computer as stolen and investigation continues.

The Sheriff’s Office received a burglar alarm at a local business on Hwy 290 West. Deputy Easley searched the perimeter and all gates were secure.

Deputy Durrenberger pulled over a trailer on Hwy 290 that came back as stolen out of Baytown. Baytown Police were notified and advised that the driver was the registered owner of the trailer. Baytown P.D. removed the record from TCIC and the driver was released.

An employee reported that a UHaul pulled into the K&C Quick Stop parking lot as she was leaving. Requested a deputy check it out. Deputy Easley and Deputy Durrenberger spoke to the driver who just stopped to get a nap before continuing on.

December 10, 2009

A concerned motorist reported that a dark blue Ford Escort had no tail lights and was heading southbound on Hwy 77 from the Middle Yegua Creek. Deputy Durrenberger located and stopped the vehicle near the Giddings High School.

Deputy Durrenberger stopped a vehicle on Hwy 290 East after it was swerving on the highway. The driver reported that she was lost and was trying to find her way from Houston to Austin.

A caller reported that her ex husband broke into her house and started assaulting her ex boyfriend. He then left in a white Tahoe on CR 412. Deputy Easley and Deputy Durrenberger located the vehicle and an ambulance was called. Subject was transported to the hospital for treatment and then booked into jail.

December 11, 2009

A complainant called and reported that her juvenile daughter took her maroon 2005 Dodge Stratus and left. Deputy Durrenberger called the juvenile’s cell phone and determined that she was asleep somewhere and did not want to be found. At 3:16am the Sheriff’s Office was notified that the daughter had returned home.

Chief Deputy Kothmann, Deputy York, Deputy Lapham and Deputy Ray were all dispatched to an attempted suicide on Hwy 77 North in Lexington. Starflight was called to the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call on FM 1624 from a subject advising that his 18 month old granddaughters got out of their car seats and locked themselves in the car. Deputy Lapham was enroute but cancelled after ONSTAR was able to unlock the vehicle.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to CR 317 to get several head of cattle off the roadway. The owner was notified that his fence was down and needed to be repaired.

Captain Gonzales and Deputy Durrenberger were dispatched to Turner Lane after someone was caught trespassing. A 13 year old juvenile was escorted back to his residence and advised to stay off the property.

The Giddings Police transferred a call regarding a disturbance on FM 141. Deputy Durrenberger arrived on scene and advised dispatch that the disturbance was at a residence on S. Main in the city limits. Giddings Police were notified.

A motorist reported approx 7 donkeys in the middle of the road on W. CR 415 in front of the Christian Camp. Deputy Durrenberger ran them off the road.

Deputy Easley was advised of a mini pony walking down CR 121. The complainant knew who the owner was and gave the information to the deputy.

A motorist reported that a man was crawling in the roadway on FM 696 West in front of the Blue Fire Dept. Caller stopped and asked if he was okay and he stated that he was but needed a ride home. Deputy Durrenberger located the subject in the bar ditch across from the church in Blue. Subject was given a courtesy ride home.

A complainant reported that his wife was throwing and breaking things in the house with their infant child in the room. Caller stated that he was at 4866 FM 180 and hung up. Dispatch called back and spoke to Davon Cloud who stated that he lives in the city limits and Giddings Police was already on the way. Deputy Easley checked by and everything was okay.

December 12, 2009 Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to a disturbance on CR E. A report was taken.

A motorist reported that a vehicle lost control and went through a fence approx ½ mile west of Hills. Deputy Lapham assisted Trooper Thorp at the scene.

The Sheriff’s office received numerous calls regarding a man lying in the road on Hwy 21 West of Hwy 290. Deputy Lapham and Deputy Robertson responded and advised that the auto vs. pedestrian accident occurred in Bastrop County and they have units on the scene.

Deputy Robertson assisted with traffic control on FM 696 West after an 18 wheeler attempted to go across the bridge but was too big and had to back up.

A motorist reported a donkey out on FM 3403 at Hwy 77. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and removed it from the roadway.

A caller reported that his brother stole all of his medications this morning. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and after speaking with the caller reported that he believes the man needs mental health evaluating. Subject was transferred to the Sheriff’s Office and MHMR evaluated him and advised that he needs to go to Austin State Hospital.

A motorist reported that a barn was on fire on Hwy 290 East approx 6 miles out of Giddings. Giddings Fire Dept was dispatched to a cabin on the Goerlitz place.

December13, 2009

Deputy York assisted a motorist who struck a cow on Hwy 21 near CR 454 just east of Hwy 77.

A motorist reported a strong odor of natural gas on FM 2239 near the Bastrop County line. Deputy Robertson searched the area but did not smell gas. Bastrop County was also notified.

A caller reported that Mr. Iselt’s cows were out again on CR 216. Deputy Robertson put them up again.

Deputy York and Deputy Robertson assisted with traffic control on Hwy 21 @ Hwy 77 while an oversized load turned around.

A resident reported that two men asked if they could leave their vehicle in her driveway on Hwy 21. She then called and requested that a deputy check out the vehicle to make sure everything was ok. Deputy Easley was dispatched.


Jail Count 12/13/09: 61

Males: 56 Females: 5

In the Month of November the Lee County Sheriff Office investigated 4 Assaults, 3 Assaults Family Violence, 4 Burglaries, and 3 Thefts.

Blue Santa will takes names until Thursday 12/17/09, and will have a wrapping party Saturday 12/19/09. Pick up for gifts will be Sunday12/20/09 2:00 P.M. till 5:00 P.M. and Monday 12/21/09 3:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M.





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