2010-04-15 / Police

Sheriff ’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

April 5, 2010

A child called the Sheriff’s Office and reported that her daddy was hitting her mom. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched to 4135 E Hwy 290. The father had already left the residence before his arrival. No charges were filed.

A motorist reported that she was behind a possible drunk driver on Hwy 290. The driver was speeding through town and was headed eastbound. Deputy Aderhold located the vehicle just east of FM 180. A trooper was called to the scene. The subject was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

An off duty DPS trooper that was traveling through Giddings reported that a vehicle was broken down on Hwy 290 West and was partially in the roadway. Deputy Ray was dispatched and assisted with traffic control until a wrecker arrived.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that an elderly male had passed out and run off the roadway into a ditch. He was not injured and there was no property damage. Deputy Crockett responded and advised that a family member was called to pick up the truck and driver. The driver was given a courtesy ride to a motel to wait for his family.

Several motorists reported that a white horse was running back and forth across Hwy 21 @ CR 401. Sheriff Meyer responded and with assistance from a Dime Box resident was able to get the horse put up.

Deputy Robertson and Deputy Ray responded to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 77 @ CR 114. No injuries were reported. A trooper was called to the scene for an accident report.

A resident reported a suspicious vehicle on CR 113 near FM 2440. The vehicle was a dark colored new model Cadillac. Deputy Robertson checked the area but advised the vehicle had already left the area.

April 6, 2010

A motorist reported that an older model Ford truck had been left unattended and was partially on the roadway on Hwy 21 just West of CR 114. Deputy Easley advised that a wrecker was on the scene upon his arrival.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from Auto Zone reporting an armed robbery. Captain Gonzales, Deputy Robertson, Deputy Durrenberger, Deputy Easley and Deputy Ray all responded and attempted to locate the suspect. The deputies assisted in the pursuit of the vehicle on Hwy 290 West. The subject was apprehended.

April 5, 2010

Deputy Lapham met with a complainant on CR 208 who had called and reported that someone had taken a reflector pole from a culvert and beat his mailbox with it. A close patrol of the area will be in effect.

A concerned citizen reported a suspicious vehicle at a residence on FM 180. They advised that it was a weekend house and no one should be there. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and advised that the vehicle belonged to the home owner and everything was okay.

A motorist reported that a vehicle had hit a deer on Hwy 77 near CR 329 and was requesting an officer for an accident report. Deputy Lapham responded to the scene and gave the driver blue form to fill out.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to CR 116 approx ½ mile off FM 141 after a caller reported that a group of juveniles in a green Toyota 4 runner were throwing beer cans out of the window onto the roadway. The vehicle could not be located but deputies will be searching the area.

A caller reported two small children 3-4 years of age were playing in the ditch and were unsupervised. Deputy Robertson responded and spoke to all parties involved.

A motorist reported that the lights are flashing and one of the arms is stuck at the railroad crossing on FM 448. Deputy Easley was dispatched and advised he manually put the arm back up but the lights continued to flash.

Deputy Easley gave a courtesy ride to a man that was pushing his bicycle down the side of Hwy 77 South. He had a flat.

April 8, 2010

Deputy Lapham responded to a residence on North County Line Road after a resident reported the theft of her 4-wheeler. A report was taken and the property was entered into the TCIC computer as stolen


A motorist reported cows out on CR 329 @ CR 330. Deputy Easley responded and removed the cattle from the roadway.

Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to FM 1624 after a caller reported that there were 3 calves out. Upon arrival only one calf was located and put back into the pasture.

April 9, 2010

A resident on CR 217 reported a possible prowler in her back yard. Deputy Robertson, Deputy Easley and Deputy Aderhold responded. A subject was located and it was a friend who needed a ride because their vehicle had broken down nearby.

Deputy Robertson was patrolling CR 213 after a subject reported a suspicious old model red and silver Chevrolet truck that kept driving up and down the roadway.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Robertson about phone harassment. She reported that her ex-boyfriend repeatedly calls her and leaves disturbing messages. Deputy Robertson spoke to her ex-boyfriend and advised him that charges would be filed if he continued to call her.

Trooper Weiser reported to dispatch that he had been flagged down and notified by a motorist that a vehicle was on fire just west of FM 3403 on Hwy 21 East. Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Robertson responded along with Dime Box Fire Dept. The vehicle was found not to be on fire but had overheated due to a hole in the radiator. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Deputy Aderhold assisted a motorist on Hwy 77 North after he called and reported that he had run out of gas.

An off duty officer reported that a gray Chevrolet Suburban was swerving all over the roadway on Hwy 290 West. Deputy Durrenberger located the vehicle inside the city limits on Chambers St. Trooper Weiser assisted and spoke to the driver. The driver checked out okay, just advised he was not paying attention to the road because he was looking at his GPS.

April 10, 2010

A motorist reported a small gray truck that was traveling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 290 West headed eastbound. The truck was reported to be all over the road and crossing the yellow line several times. Deputy Lapham located and stopped the vehicle in front of Buckees. The driver did not have a driver’s license or insurance. The vehicle was towed and the driver waited at the Sheriff’s Office for a licensed person to pick him up.

A resident reported that his horse trailer had been stolen from his property on Hwy 21. Deputy Lapham took a report. Investigation continues on this case.

Deputy Robertson was dispatched to FM 141 in Dime Box after a motorist reported a motorcycle to be travelling at a high rate of speed.

Deputy Easley and Deputy Robertson searched for a suspicious vehicle on CR 226 near the Fayette County line. A vehicle matching the description was located but was registered to a local. Investigation continues.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting two subjects in a bar on CR 217 that were very intoxicated and had been causing problems. Employees were going to kick them out but were worried that they may start a fight. Deputy Robertson and Deputy Easley were dispatched.

April 11, 2010

Sheriff Meyer led a funeral from the Presbyterian Church to the Giddings City Cemetery. Deputy York assisted with traffic control.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Crockett regarding damage to his vehicle. Someone had keyed the side of his vehicle and wanted a report.

Deputy York was dispatched to CR 113 after a caller reported that his riding lawn mower had been stolen from his property. A report was taken and this case is currently under investigation.

Deputy Easley was dispatched to put up several cows that were out on the roadway on FM 141 approx 3 miles outside of Giddings.

The Sheriff’s Office received a business alarm on FM 141. Deputy Easley was dispatched and checked out the building. Everything appeared to be okay. The owner was notified.

Jail Count:

04/11/2010: 47

Males: 37 Females: 10

In the month of March the Lee County Sheriff’s investigated 1 Sexual Assault, 2 Assaults, 3 Family Violence Assaults, 11 Burglaries and 5 Thefts. Protect your property, mark and record your valuables.


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