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2009-12-24 / Police

Giddings Police Report

December 14, 2009

At approximately 10:50 a.m., Officer Hohertz and Officer Ramirez received a call from dispatch in reference to Criminal Mischief. The call was received from complainant Steven Schautschick who works at Lee County General Store. Schautschick advised that a white Dodge pickup with a yellow flatbed had run over some outside merchandise and fled the scene headed eastbound on 290. The truck with the flatbed trailer was stopped at the 100 block of N. Madison. The driver, William Mikulin, was escorted back to the Lee County General Story by officers Ramirez and Hohertz. Mikulin settled the damages with Schautschick.

December 14, 2009

While on routine patrol, Officer Lehman and Sgt. Ray met with Keith Kubiak about a report of Credit Card Abuse. Case pending.

December 15, 2009

At approximately 5:45 p.m., Officer Shepard met with complainants in the lobby in reference to theft at school. The complainant, a juvenile stated that while assisting her teacher, Mrs. Boerger in the hallway, she left her purse in the class room and went to a basketball game. Shortly after returning, she noticed money missing out of her wallet.

December 17, 2009

Officer Spencer and Cpl. Carvin were dispatched to Brookshire Brothers in reference to a theft. The suspects had just left the store in a blue Dodge Caravan. Based on the description given, dispatch concluded that the described suspects had been at the Police Department earlier to register as door-to-door salesmen. The group included seven people who were selling magazines. Carvin and Spencer began canvassing the area looking for the suspect vehicle. Cpl. Carvin located the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle indicated that he had dropped off the other six people to begin selling. Lt. Harney, Carvin, and Spencer began looking for the roaming sales people. All six were located and one was positively identified by video as stealing a bottle of Visine. A citation was issued to Glenn French for theft (Class C Misd) and all were released.

December 17, 2009

At 12:33 p.m., Detective Cpl. Carvin was dispatched to the Giddings High School in reference to a disturbance in the alternative placement center. The reporting person advised that a student was throwing things in the classroom, yelling and cursing. Upon arrival Cpl. Carvin entered the room and observed the student who was visibly agitated. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and charged with disruptive activities in a public school (Class B Misd.) and failure to identify (Class C Misd).

December 18, 2009

At 9:14 a.m. Officer Shepard was dispatched to the City Limits of West 290 in reference to a reckless driver. Before reaching the City limits, he located the suspect vehicle, a 1999 White Ford Explorer. After making contact with the driver, Ira Lewis Epstein of Round Rock, it was determined that he was driving without a valid license and was cited and released on scene.

December 19, 2009

While on routine patrol at 2:47 am, Officer Lehmann and Sgt. Ray were called to 426 S. Johnson Ave. on a report of Criminal Mischief. On arrival Officer Landis met with the complainant, Christopher Collins Blackford and his mother Pam Campbell. Blackford showed them the writing in shoe polish on his truck a 1977 blue Chevy truck. Obscene images were drawn on the rear passenger side window and obscenities were written on the front glass. A small dent was found on the hood along with a right hand print. Campbell reported hearing a loud truck between 10:30p.m. and 1:00 a.m. The truck passed by three to four times. Campbell’s daughter noticed the writing on the truck at approximately 2:30 a.m. Blackford knew of no one who might do this and wishes to file charges if someone if caught. Pictures were taken and downloaded.

December 19, 2009

At 3:15 p.m., Officers Ramirez and Hohertz were dispatched to 1534 E. Austin in reference to two male subjects sleeping inside a four door car. The two subjects were later found to be intoxicated and placed under arrest for Public Intoxication. The two subjects were transported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for process.

December 19, 2009

While on routine patrol, Officer Lehmann and Sgt. Ray were called to Buc-ee’s at 2375 E. Austin for found narcotics. An employee, Michael Keith Urban found a small zip lock bag containing what he believed to be marijuana on the sidewalk in front of the store. Officer Lehmann looked at the bag and through experience and training knew it to be marijuana. It was put into an evidence bag, recorded and placed into the evidence room at the GPD.

December 20, 2009

At 8:11 a.m. Officers Ramirez and Hohertz were on patrol at the intersection of Acorn and Sunrise and observed 15 For Sale signs from different real estate companies in the yard of 644 Acorn. They made contact with the homeowner, Larry Conlee and he stated that he noticed it also when he had taken his dog out earlier and was going to call the police when his coffee was done brewing. He also showed them his two deer yard ornaments where he had a buck and a doe and some took the buck and placed it on the back of the doe making an obscene display. The yard signs belonged to Westfall Real Estate, Mayer Real Estate, R&E Custom Home Building, Jatzlau Construction, Integrity Real Estate and For Sale by Owner signs. The owners of the signs were contacted and would pick up the signs. Case closed due to no leads.

December 20, 2009

At 11:37 a.m. Officers Ramirez and Hohertz were dispatched to 235 Sunrise Ave, apartment #6 in reference to a disturbance in progress. During the investigation a male subject identified as Calvin Bradley was arrested for assault family violence for assaulting the mother of his three children, identified as Kayla Patterson. Bradley was transported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for process.

December 20, 2009

While on routine patrol, Officer Lehmann, Officer Shepard and Sgt. Ray were dispatched Country Care Plex for a disturbance. Upon entering the building, they found a group of staff at one of the rooms and could hear a resident, Arthur Veliz, speaking in a loud and agitated voice. They were informed that he was not allowed to have a lighter in his possession and it had been taken away. He had become aggressive toward staff. He had also been administered two doses of Adavan to calm him down. Veliz was very aggravated and animated when Officer Lehmann entered his room. Officer Lehmann spoke with him for a few minutes and assured him that they were there to help. He seemed to calm down and sat down on the bed. Staff informed the officers that he has a mental health diagnosis, a malignancy in his brain, and his aggression toward staff has escalated. His sister, Rosie Guerrero, was called by the facility and was on her way. Guerrero agreed to take him home for three days. It was at this time officers were told that Veliz could not return because he had struck a staff member, Carly Lynn Wray on the ear. Wray stated that her ear was still ringing, but did not require medical attention. The officer noted that Wray’s ear was bright red, Guerrero left with Veliz in her care. Rebecca Allen, Director of Nursing, said the facility will begin trying to find another home for him and if one is not located then APS will be notified. Wray did not want to pursue charges unless it was necessary in order to have Veliz removed.

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