2010-01-28 / Police

Sheriff ’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

January 18, 2010

Deputy Lapham responded to a disabled vehicle on Hwy 77 near CR 114. The vehicle was located and was moved into a parking lot until help could arrive.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident on PR 7036 in Elgin reporting that her house had been burglarized. Deputy Lapham and Deputy York took a report. Investigation continues.

A caller reported that his neighbor was at his front gate and was shooting a gun off in his direction. Chief Deputy Kothmann, Deputy York and Deputy Lapham responded to the call. The situation was resolved.

Dispatch spoke to a complainant who called and reported that someone had broken into a house located in Lincoln. Deputy York was dispatched to the location and waited for the owner to arrive. A report was taken and the investigation continues.

Deputy Easley was dispatched to a residence on CR 314 after a caller reported that her ex husband went to the house and took their kids. It was later determined that the mother said he could pick up the kids and take them to buy toys.

A motorist reported cows out on CR 114. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and ran the cows off the roadway and into a pasture.

January 19, 2010

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female reporting that her boyfriend had been drinking most of the day and is now yelling and arguing with her. She has three kids and she wants him to leave. Deputy Lapham responded and advised that the female will be going to her parent’s house for the night.

Dispatch received a call from a subject who was very upset because the neighbor was putting in a trailer house and had gone onto his property approx 20 feet. He went up to a male subject and told him to get off of his property and the guy threatened beat him up. Deputy Robertson responded to the call on Deerwood Drive but got a different story of the situation from the other people involved. The matter was resolved.

January 20, 2010

Deputy Crockett put up a black bull that was on Hwy 77 just north of Hwy 21.

A caller reported that her neighbor had sent her a text message advising her that her ex boyfriend was in her garage on FM 696. Chief Deputy Kothmann was on his way out to the residence when the complainant called back and wanted to disregard the deputy because it was not her ex boyfriend on her property.

A motorist reported that he passed by a vehicle pulled over in the grass on Hwy 21 in Lincoln and a man was standing on top of the vehicle attempting to flag someone down. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Easley located the vehicle but the driver advised he already had a wrecker on the way.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a complainant out at Westwood Villa apartments who requested to speak to a deputy regarding telephone harassment. Deputy Ray was dispatched.

Deputy Easley, Deputy Ray and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched to CR 324 for a welfare concern. The complainant advised that his juvenile daughter left their residence on foot after having an argument with her mother. The juvenile returned home.

January 21, 2010

Deputy Ray spoke to a male subject who was having problems with his girlfriend. She had gone into his residence while he was gone and stole a bottle of wine. No charges were filed.

A resident at Westwood Villa apartments requested to speak to a deputy regarding a certain individual who keeps going to her apartment and is not allowed there. Deputy Ray spoke to the complainant and a report was made.

Deputy Easley spoke to a female regarding her being assaulted by her boyfriend. The complainant did not wish to make a report at this time.

Deputy York took an identity theft report from a complainant who advised that someone had been using her account. Investigation continues on this case.

January 22, 2010

A motorist reported two square bales of hay on Hwy 290 West just east of Hills in the middle of the roadway. Deputy Easley was dispatched.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Ray responded to a burn pile that was out of control on Hwy 77. Texas Department of Transportation advised they did not light the fire. Lincoln Fire Department advised they were going to let it just burn out.

Deputy Robertson, Deputy Easley and Deputy Ray responded to an assault at Shady Oaks. A female reported that her boyfriend hit her, threw her down and started choking her. She got up and ran for the phone and he left the residence walking towards town. The subject was located at the corner of Galveston and Caldwell St.

January 23, 2010

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a subject who advised that her son got home and was bloody and told her that two guys jumped him at Whataburger. Deputy Ray advised that the assault took place out on CR 133 and after he spoke to everyone involved, no one wanted to file any charges.

Deputy Crockett and Deputy Lapham assisted at the scene of an accident on Hwy 290 West. Giddings Fire Dept assisted with the jaws and traffic control. Starflight was called to the scene and the outside westbound lane of Hwy 290 was shut down. The driver was arrested and taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.

Lang Funeral Home requested an escort. Deputy Lapham and Deputy Crockett assisted them with an escort from FM 2440 to Hwy 21.

Lee County received a call from Washington County regarding a white Kia that was swerving all over the roadway and was last seen heading into Giddings. Deputy Lapham located and stopped the vehicle inside the city on Hwy 290. The driver was not intoxicated but having a very bad day. She called a friend from McDade and she is on her way to pick her up.

A motorist reported a cow out on the road in front of the Jackson Store on FM 696. Deputy Ray was dispatched.

A resident on CR 213 reported loud music. Deputy Carvin was dispatched but drove up and down the roadway and could not hear any loud music.

A caller reported that she heard some gun shots and people were screaming and yelling. She could not tell if it was a party or some type of accident. Deputy Easley and Deputy Ray responded and advised some people were having a party. Everything was okay.

January 24, 2010

A caller reported that sometime last night someone smashed his mailbox. He lives on CR 216. Deputy Crockett went to the residence and a report was made.

A resident on CR 116 reported to Deputy Crockett that sometime during the night his mailbox was damaged.

Several residents on CR 133 called in and reported mailbox damage also. A close patrol of the area is in effect.

Deputy Durrenberger and Trooper Weiser located a dark red Ford truck that was reportedly all over the roadway on Hwy 77. The driver was cited for going 20 mph over the speed limit.

A caller reported cows out on FM 696 East. Deputy Lapham was dispatched and got the animals off the road.

A subject came into the Sheriff’s Department to file an identity theft case. Deputy Durrenberger took a report and the case is currently under investigation.

Deputy Carvin assisted with traffic control on Hwy 77 North due to a hay trailer having a flat and was partially blocking the outside lane.

Jail Count: 01/24/ 2010: 62

Males: 57 Females: 5



LEE COUNTY. 1-866-930-TIPS (8477)

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