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2010-02-04 / Police

Sheriff ’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

January 25, 2010

A motorist reported cows out on Hwy 21 just west of Hwy 77. Deputy Lapham was dispatched to the scene. The cows were taken to the Giddings Auction Barn until the owner can be located.

Captain Gonzales assisted with a civil standby at a residence on Meadow Run in Elgin. The caller requested a deputy escort him to pick up his children for visitation.

Several motorists reported a large fire in front of Colorstar Growers on Hwy 290 West. Deputy Ray responded and advised it was a control burn.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a complainant who reported that a man pulled a gun on him and then hung up the phone. Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Aderhold looked for a tan Cadillac that left possibly going towards Burton. The case was turned over to the Giddings Police Dept.

January 26, 2010

A local business on Hwy 290 West called in and reported that an elderly man stopped in and was asking for directions but seemed disoriented. Deputy York responded and contacted the man’s family and they had been looking for him for three hours. The man was given a courtesy ride to the Sheriff’s Office to await his family.

A resident on CR 230 called and reported that her neighbor is shooting at her birds and wants him to stop. Deputy Durrenberger responded and spoke to the complainant and the neighbor.

January 27, 2010

A motorist reported a possible drunk driver on Hwy 290 West heading eastbound. A female driving a gold or copper colored sports car was reportedly driving in the oncoming traffic lanes. Deputy Lapham and Trooper Thorp searched for the vehicle which they later located and the driver checked out okay and was released.

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to CR 232 after a resident called and reported that she had locked her keys in her vehicle and her two- year-old was inside. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and got the door unlocked.

January 28, 2010

Deputy Easley ran some cows off the roadway that were out on Hwy 77 north of Lexington.

A motorist reported that a horse was running loose on CR 130. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a complainant at Westwood Villa Apartments reporting that someone had cut her tire. Deputy Lapham responded and reported that a nephew was mad at her and had let the air out of her tire.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to FM 3403 approx ½ mile off Hwy 77 after a motorist reported a donkey out in the middle of the road.

Burleson County transferred a call from a female reporting that someone had stolen all of her copper wire. Deputy Robertson took a report and charges are pending at this time.

A caller reported a possible break-in on CR 316. All the locks had been cut off the ranch hand’s living quarters and there was a mattress inside as if someone had been staying there recently. Deputy Lapham is investigating the matter.

January 29, 2010 Deputy Carvin was dispatched to a residence on Hwy 21 after a caller reported seeing a lot of smoke coming from the top of a roof of a house just west of the Walch Store. It was determined to be the chimney.

A motorist reported that a car slid off the road on Hwy 290 near FM 180. Deputy Aderhold responded and issued the driver a blue form.

Deputy Crockett took a report of mailbox damage on CR 318. Several mailboxes in the area were also damaged.

A motorist reported a man sitting partially in the roadway on FM 448 near Rabb’s Creek bridge. Chief Deputy Kothmann, Deputy York and Deputy Robertson responded. They spoke to the man and advised he was walking to his brother’s house. Everything was okay.

Deputy Robertson put up cows that were out on Hwy 290 West at CR 202.

The Sheriff’s Office had reports that the creek on CR 309 @ CR 316 were overflowing onto the roadway due to the rain.

January 30, 2010

Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Lapham responded to a welfare concern on FM 141. The man causing the problem left and went to a friend’s house.

Deputy Durrenberger recovered two precinct #3 signs along with a Warren Road sign and a Jackson Road sign.

A caller reported cows out on FM 696 approx 3 miles east of Lexington. Deputy Durrenberger checked FM 696 from Lexington to the county line and was unable to locate cows out.

A motorist reported four horses out on CR A. One of the horses was actually stuck in the fence. Deputy Ray and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched and were able to free the horse. The owner was notified.

January 31, 2010

Deputy Ray was dispatched to a possible accident on CR 223. It was determined that the driver had been in an accident but did not remember where. The driver had some facial lacerations and was transported by B&M Ambulance. The accident was turned over to Trooper Thorp.

A caller reported that his wife nearly struck a donkey that was out on the roadway on FM 3403. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched and removed the donkey from the road.

A resident on FM 448 @ FM 2239 advised that sometime during the night someone drove through his fence. An investigation continues.

Deputy Easley answered a disturbance call on CR 314. The female caller requested assistance because her children’s father would not let her get back into her car. There is a protective order.

Lee County Law

Enforcement Center Jail Count as of Jan. 31, 2010:

45 total

Males: 41 Females: 4

In the month of January the Lee County Dispatchers received 268 calls for service, the Lee County Jail had 1544 inmate jail days in population and 88 inmate jail days in holding.

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