2010-06-04 / Police

Sheriff ’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

May 24, 2010

A resident reported a suspicious vehicle on CR 200 and CR 201. A description was given to Deputy Ray and the area was searched. A close patrol of the area is in effect.

Deputy York spoke to a subject who requested information on how to get an eviction notice. Deputy York assisted her and advised that as soon as the service fee was paid he would be attempting to serve the papers.

A motorist reported that a truck was broken down on Hwy 21 near the Lee County/Bastrop County line. Deputy Lapham searched the location but reported that the vehicle was gone prior to his arrival.

May 25, 2010

Several motorists reported cows out on the roadway on CR 127. Two of the callers reported that the fence was bad and they keep getting out. Deputy Crockett made contact with someone who would call the owners.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a subject reporting a white suburban that was driving on the sidewalk of the courthouse. He reported that the suburban was dragging some type of equipment and he was concerned that they might damage the sprinkler system. Deputy Easley was dispatched and reported that it was a construction company that was hired to fix the courthouse.

A caller requested that a deputy meet her at her rent house on FM 696 in Lexington. She advised that her tenant was trying to leave without paying her rent. Deputy Easley advised that this was a civil matter but he would meet her there in case there was any kind of disturbance.

May 26, 2010

Deputy York was dispatched to PR 3271 in Lincoln after a caller reported a suspicious vehicle near the entrance to her property. A description of the vehicle was given to Deputy York and the area was searched.

A school bus driver reported that there were cows out on the road on CR 118 near the church. Deputy Durrenberger responded.

A motorist reported that an 18- wheeler was turned on its side on Hwy 77 North approx ½ mile north of the Giddings High School. The truck was said to have been blocking all four lanes of traffic. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Durrenberger were dispatched to assist with traffic control. Trooper Manner was unable to locate any 18-wheeler. Lexington Police searched near their high school just in case. The call was unfounded.

An out of state caller requested a welfare concern on a juvenile that lives on CR 442. Deputy Easley and Deputy Durrenberger investigated the allegations and advised that everything was okay.

Fayette County requested assistance from our agency in locating a juvenile female that was reported to be running in the middle of Hwy 290 East @ Turkey Creek Road. Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched and located the juvenile. A Fayette County unit arrived at the scene and took custody of the subject.

A caller reported that he had a fight with his wife and she locked him outside. He reported that she opened the door at one point and bit him on the back. Deputy Aderhold was dispatched and reported that no assault had occurred.

A tenant at the Westwood Villa apartments reported that a female is banging on his door and will not go away. Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Easley arrived on scene and spoke to the complainant and the apartment manager. The female was issued a criminal trespass warning and is no longer allowed on the property.

A complainant reported loud noise coming from a residence on FM 2440. Deputy Easley responded and advised that it was some college kids having a party. They were all checked and were of legal drinking age. They were told that they needed to keep the music down so the neighbors could sleep.

May 27, 2010

The Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that a man and a woman were in a verbal dispute at a local business in Dime Box. Deputy York was dispatched to the scene. The female was served with a criminal trespass warning and advised to leave the property.

Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy York were dispatched to a residence after a caller reported that his wife had grabbed a loaded pistol from the closet and was walking around the house with it. The husband was able to get the gun away before officers arrived on scene. The subject was interviewed by MHMR and transported to Shoal Creek Hospital.

A caller reported that she was missing some cattle. Chief Deputy spoke to the complainant that lives out on Hwy 21 West.

The manager at Westwood Villa apartments reported that a female whowas issued a criminal trespass warning the night before was back at the apartments. Deputy Durrenberger arrived at the scene but was unable to locate her. Charges are pending at this time.

Deputy Easley was dispatched to check out a suspicious vehicle at the Walch Store. Upon arrival the vehicle had left. The caller was told to call back if the vehicle returned.

A female caller reported that she was getting out of her vehicle and a man driving a black SUV got out of his vehicle and started walking towards her. She got back into her car and he turned around and got back into his vehicle. Deputy Easley located the subject and advised he speaks very limited English. Deputy Easley thinks he said that someone is bringing him keys. The subject was checked out and everything was okay.

May 28, 2010

The Sheriff’s Office received a fire alarm at the Lee County Courthouse. Deputy Easley was dispatched along with the Giddings Fire Dept. Judge Fischer was contacted and reset the alarm that was accidentally set off by the cleaning people.

Lifeline reported that they received a help signal from a residence on FM 448. B&M responded along with Deputy Aderhold. The resident had slipped and fell in the bathroom and needed help getting up. No transport.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to the Giddings Livestock on CR 226. Someone had been mudding in their vehicle and flung rocks and broke some windows. A report was taken and a close patrol of the area was put into effect.

Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant who advised that she was receiving harassing phone calls and messages on her phone. A report was taken and charges are pending at this time.

A motorist reported that a black Ford truck pulling a boat struck his vehicle and did not stop. Deputy Crockett located and stopped the vehicle on Hwy 21 at the Bastrop County line. Trooper Thorp arrived on scene and the information was gathered for an accident report to be completed.

Deputy Durrenberger reported that a call was made from a subject that lives in the 2nd Brademann addition in Lexington stating that there was a tan truck parked at a residence and subjects were walking around the house. The subjects were located and arrested and transported to Lee County Jail by Chief Davenport.

Captain Gonzales spoke to a caller who requested a close patrol on CR 114 due to suspicious activity in the area.

May 29, 2010

Deputy Ray assisted Trooper Thorp at the scene of an accident on Hwy 21 West. A vehicle hit a black cow. The driver was walking around but dazed. Subject was transported by EMS.

A caller reported that there was a vehicle parked in his driveway and it appeared to have been in a wreck. Deputy Crockett was dispatched out to FM 2239. There was a note on the vehicle’s windshield that they had hit a deer and had gone for help.

A motorist reported that the cows are out again on CR 127. Deputy Lapham was dispatched and the owner was contacted again.

Deputy Lapham checked out a vehicle that was left abandoned on Hwy 21 West of FM 3403 in Dime Box. The vehicle was checked to make sure it was not stolen and the deputy would be checking on it later to see if it was still there.

Deputy Crockett assisted Burleson County in attempting to pull over a cargo trailer that they believe was stolen out of their county. The vehicle was stopped on Hwy 21 near CR 440 and released.

A caller reported a reddishorange colored sports car that was seen driving up and down CR 213. Deputy Durrenberger searched the area and reported that no vehicle was seen matching the description given. A close patrol is in effect.

May 30, 2010 Deputy Ray and Deputy Aderhold were dispatched to speak to a caller that reported that someone had put a fake snake on his shelf and that scorpions were crawling all over the walls. Subject was an MHMR patient that lived in a group home. The group leader was advised of the situation and she said she would make sure everything was okay.

A resident called and reported that someone had stolen some items off of her property. Deputy Crockett was dispatched and a report was made.

Deputy Durrenberger assisted with a funeral escort from the church to the city cemetery.

A caller spoke to Deputy Durrenberger concerning a custody issue. The father was refusing to return the children when he was supposed to. The situation was resolved.

JAIL REPORT Jail Count: 05/30/ 2010: 59 Males: 52 Females: 7

No major incidents were reported during the Memorial Day weekend. Citizens are our eyes and ears, meaning if you see or hear any suspicious activities in the county, immediately call the Sheriff’s Office.




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