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2010-06-18 / Police

Giddings Police Report

June 7, 2010

At 3:15 p.m., Officer Spencer met with Lisa Noack at the Round Top State Bank. She reported that a customer had signed an affidavit of Forgery on a checking withdrawal slip. The case is currently under investigation.

June 7, 2010

At 4:25 p.m., Officer Spencer met Raymond Thoene in the lobby of the Police Department. Raymond reported finding a wallet on E. Austin. The wallet contained a driver’s license and a credit card belonging to a subject from Magnolia, Texas. Contact was made with the subject and he returned to Giddings for the wallet. He reported that nothing was missing from the wallet.

June 7, 2010

At approximately 8:45 p.m., Officer Lorenzo Hernandez and Officer Derek Griffin observed a vehicle stopped at the stop sign at the 100 block of S. Burleson in which the driver was not safely restrained. The officer initiated a traffic stop at the 100 block of N. Burleson and came into contact with the driver of the vehicle who also had two other occupants along with him, one being a child who was also not restrained. Upon investigation, the driver of the vehicle had a protective order issued to him by his wife, who at the time of the stop was with him in the vehicle. The driver was arrested for violation of a protective order and transported to LCSO.

June 8, 2010

On Tuesday, while on routine patrol, Det. Landis Lehmann, Unit 305, met with complainant Dana Metcalf, about a Criminal Mischief that occurred to her vehicle.

June 8, 2010

On Tuesday, at 2:05 p.m., Nashilla Burns reported that a recently filled prescription of pain medicine was stolen from her purse. The case is currently under investigation.

June 9, 2010

Kenneth Kay reported a counterfeit check that he had received for the purchase of an item on Craig’s List. The check was over the amount that the purchase was for. The check was accompanied with a letter requesting that he send the extra amount back to the purchaser via Western Union. This is a very common check scam. The case is currently under investigation.

June 9, 2010

While on routine patrol, Det. Landis Lehmann, Unit 305, was dispatched to Dan’s Discount Liquor at approximately 3:41 p.m., for the report of a counterfeit bill. Suspect left on foot. Investigation is ongoing.

June 20, 2010

At approximately 2:55 p.m., Officer Lacey Carvin was dispatched to Whataburger, located at 2050 E. Austin, in reference to criminal trespass. Employees at Whataburger advised that a subject, identified as Nicholas Rogers, had been given prior notice to remain off the premises. It was reported that Nicholas had driven onto the Whataburger property in a green 4-door car. Charges pending.

June 20, 2010

At approximately 12:15 p.m., the Giddings Police Department received a report of missing property. The complainant indicated that her passport, social security card, and several credit cards were missing from her residence. The complainant stated that all of the credit cards had been canceled and her passport and social security card have already been reported stolen. The complainant later stated she suspects someone close to her may have taken the items, but wished not to file charges at this time.

June 10, 2010

At approximately 5:00 p.m., the Giddings Police Department received a report of Forgery from Janelle Holtz. Mrs. Holtz resides in El Campo, Texas, and indicated that a check had been forged in her name and cashed at the local Wal-Mart on East Austin.

June 11, 2010

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Officer Nicholas Bridgefarmer received a report of a stolen bicycle at 1142 E. Hempstead. Dezaray Morales indicated that her son’s bicycle was in front of the house around 9:00 p.m. on June 10 and was not there when she woke up around 10:00 a.m. the next morning.

June 11, 2020

At approximately 8:00 p.m., the Giddings Police Department received a report of Found Property. A bicycle, a Green and Black/Next brand/Chaos BMX style, was found in front of 497 South Polk #1 by Duane Gibson (W/M DOB 08/03/1974. Duane advised that he discovered the bicycle when he was taking his trash out this morning and decided to report it.

June 11, 2010

At 4:57 p.m., Officer Spencer was dispatched to B&W Food Martin reference to a prior theft. Paul Raschke reported that two subjects entered the store and stole some meat products and bacon. The subjects are described as middle age black female with short hair. She was with a middle age black male. The female subject placed the stolen items in her purse and exited the store without paying for the property. The incident was captured by in-store video system. The case is currently under investigation.

June 11, 2010

At 4:57 p.m., Officer Spencer was dispatched to the B&W Food mart in reference to an unrelated shoplifting call. Upon arrival, Spencer received a report from a cashier which described a money scam. A Hispanic male was captured on video at the register paying for his merchandise. The subject kept providing a different assortment of bills to the cashier for change and then telling the cashier that he meant to change something else. When all the transactions were complete, the cashier was short $50.00. The case is currently under investigation.

June 11, 2010

At approximately 10:45 p.m., Officer Hernandez and Sgt. Anthony Ramirez were dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a theft. Prior to their arrival, store associates stated that the suspect fled the store with a TV. Case pending investigation, no further information at this time.

June 12, 2010

At approximately 2:07 a.m., Officer D. A. Griffin initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle for a traffic violation occurring in approximately the 2400 Block of E. 290 westbound. The driver, Jesus Aranda of Giddings, was subsequently placed under arrest for Felony Driving While Intoxicated and taken to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. No other information.

June 12, 2010

At approximately 8:20 p.m., the Giddings Police Department received a report of a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle at Brookshire Brother (513 E. Austin). The vehicle, a 1999 green Isuzu Rodeo (TXLP 496WYN), was parked in the East Parking lot of Brookshire Brothers, along the East wall of the building. The owner of the vehicle stated that the only thing stolen was an equalizer (crossover). Pyle parametric equalizer crossoverserial number 09062471. Officer Bridgefarmer and Officer Spencer were able to locate a suspect and recover the stolen equalizer. The property was returned to the vehicle owner. This is an active investigation.

June 12, 2010

At approximately 8:31: p.m., Sgt. Anthony Ramirez conducted a traffic stop on a white 2003 Toyota 4-door, at the 100 block of West Hempstead St. for disregarding a red light at the 300 block of East Austin St. The driver, identified as Christopher Schellenger, was arrested for Driving While License Invalid/Suspended. Schellenger was transported to the Lee County Jail for process. The vehicle was released to a passenger with a valid license.

June 12, 2010

The Giddings Police received information from Rockdale Police Department that a subject named Aubrey Carpenter was staying in a room at the America’s Best Value Inn. Carpenter was reportedly involved in the making and using of counterfeit money. Carpenter was also wanted on a Probation Warrant out of Brazoria County. Giddings Officers began surveillance of the motel on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, 6-13-2010, Officers learned that Carpenter was not in the room, but would be returning to the room around 2:00 p.m. to check out. Sgt. Ramsey strategically coordinated Giddings Officers around the motel and inside the office of the motel. At approximately 12:31 p.m., Carpenter arrived, but could not gain entry into his room. He then walked over the office where he was taken into custody by two concealed officer. Investigation revealed that Carpenter had arrived to the motel in a reported stolen vehicle from Pecos Police Department. When a search of Carpenter was completed, two counterfoil $100 bills were located in his wallet. A cellophane bag containing approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine was also found in the wallet. A search of the stolen vehicle and hotel room revealed further evidence that is currently being processed and investigated. Carpenter was placed under arrest and transported to the Lee County Jail. He was charged with Forgery of Government Money (Felony 3), Possession of Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony), and the Probation Violation Warrant was executed. The stolen vehicle charges were referred back to Pecos Police Department

June 13, 2010

At approximately 12:35 p.m., Sgt. Farah Ramsey responded to a call in reference to an attempted burglary at Lee County Body Shop. The Officer met with the owner who stated someone had attempted to get in sometime on Friday night. No leads at this time.

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