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2010-03-18 / Police

Giddings Police Report

March 2, 2010

At approximately 2:00 p.m., numerous checks were dropped off at the police department by the owner of B&W Food Mart, Darrell Behrens, who stated that the checks were cashed by his store over the span of a few weeks during the month of January 2010. Behrens stated that Brenham Police Department detectives already had the parties identified and that they were from the Brenham area. Seven checks have been turned in at the time they were cashed by at least three different individuals. Case is currently under investigation.

March 12, 2010

At approximately 4:55 p.m., dispatch called in reference to found property at Mel’s Diner at 379 E. Austin Street. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer met with the complainant, Michael Stafford, an employee at Mel’s Diner. Mr. Stafford said that approximately 15 minutes ago his child was outside on the East side of the building playing when he found a brown pill bottle with the label scratched off containing white tablets.

Mr. Stafford safely secured the pill bottle until the police arrived and secured the bottle in his car.

After arriving back at the police department, the officer identified the 15 pills that were in the bottle by using the web site pill identifier. The pills are white with an M71 on one side with a line separating the M and the 71. The pills were identified as Allopurinol, which is commonly used to treat gout and kidney stones. There was also a small piece of brillo pad mixed in with the pills.

The pills were logged into evidence and placed into the evidence room.

March 13, 2010

At approximately 2:37 p.m., Officer Lacey Carvin was traveling eastbound in the 100 block of East Austin Street , when she observed a red Pontiac 4-door bearing expired motor vehicle inspection (1/20/10), sitting in the center turn lane waiting to turn south on south Main Street. The officer initiated the traffic stop in the 200 block of south Burleson Street. The driver was identified as Byron Lydell Cook. A check of Byron’s driver’s license revealed that he had at least six active suspensions. Byron was placed under arrest for driving while license invalid and transported to the Lee County jail without incident. Case cleared, adult arrested.

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