2010-10-21 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

October 11, 2010

A resident on CR 226 called and reported that she noticed that her mailbox had been damaged sometime during the night. Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched.

A caller reported that while he was out taking pictures on CR 318 he noticed a horse in a pasture that appeared to have a serious eye protrusion. He requested that someone check on the horse. Deputy York and Deputy Durrenberger were out patrolling a few days ago and also noticed the horse. They spoke to the owner and the horse is being taken care of.

Deputy Allen was dispatched to put up cows on FM 112 just before FM 696.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Allen regarding a travel trailer he purchased. He advised that he had already paid for the trailer and the person he bought it from still had not given him the title of the trailer.

A caller requested a welfare check on a family member that they had not heard from in about two weeks. Deputy Allen was dispatched and made contact with the subject, who was fine.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen. She advised that a black Volvo and a black Explorer were going up and down CR 308 at a high rate of speed. This was reported to be an on-going problem and she was afraid they would hit a child, adult or animal. Deputies were advised of the call and will be patrolling the area on all shifts.

October 12, 2010

A caller reported that a young boy about 8 years old was riding his bicycle on Hwy 21 in the outside lane headed eastbound. Deputy Crockett searched the area but was unable to locate the boy.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Allen were dispatched to a residence on CR 326 after the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a subject requesting EMS because he was depressed and thinking about harming himself. Family Crisis Center was notified. The subject was transported to the Sheriff’s Office so that he could be evaluated by MHMR.

While out on a traffic stop on Hwy 290 East Trooper Thorp called for assistance. He had stopped a vehicle and one subject got out and ran from the scene. A description was given to Deputy Lee, Deputy Allen and Deputy Ray who assisted with the call. One subject was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail.

October 13, 2010

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to check out a residence in Lexington after a caller was concerned that someone might have broken into it. The residence was found secure.

A motorist reported that he was behind a car on Hwy 77 that was weaving all over the roadway and had crossed the line into the oncoming traffic lanes. Caller was concerned that the driver may be intoxicated or on medication. Deputy Durrenberger and Trooper Thorp searched for the vehicle. It was an elderly female and the officers spoke to her and family members.

A caller reported that a vehicle had pulled into her brother’s driveway and no one should be there. She followed the vehicle onto Hwy 77. Deputy Allen located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. Subject had pulled halfway into the driveway to use his cell phone. Everything was okay.

October 14, 2010

Deputy York was dispatched to a residence on CR 430 in Dime Box after a complainant called and reported that someone had broken into his vehicle. Deputy York later advised dispatch that the call was cancelled, the complainant found his missing property.

Deputy Lapham wrote a theft report after a complainant reported that he had a lawnmower and some other items stolen. Investigation continues on this case.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Lapham concerning identity theft. A report was taken and charges are pending at this time.

A motorist advised that a construction company on FM 696 at CR 306 had a dozer partially in the road and it was a traffic hazard. Deputy Ray was dispatched and reported that he spoke to the company and the dozer was moved.

Deputy Lapham and Deputy Ray were dispatched to a residence on FM 141 after an anonymous caller requested an ambulance for a subject who had a stab wound on his right arm. One female subject was arrested and booked into Lee County Jail.

October 15, 2010

Deputy Easley was dispatched out to FM 2440 approximately two miles West of Giddings to put up cows that were out on the road.

A caller requested a welfare check on her sister who lives on PR 1806. She had not heard from her in a while and she suffers from memory loss. Deputy Lapham made contact and she is fine.

Burleson County called for assistance. They advised an officer was trying to catch up to a black pickup that was traveling well over 100 mph. The vehicle was last seen westbound on Hwy 21. Deputy Ray stood by and attempted to locate the vehicle.

Deputy Lapham was dispatched to CR 305 in Lexington to attempt to locate a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was described as a black newer model short bed pick up.

October 16, 2010

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to put up cows on FM 1624. The animals were located and ran into a pasture away from the road.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from an alarm company regarding a residential burglar alarm. Deputy Crockett was dispatched and found everything secure. Key holder was notified.

Deputy Lapham assisted Trooper Thorp at the scene of a motorcycle accident on FM 1697 between CR 125 and CR 127.

A concerned neighbor called and reported that she could hear someone screaming. It sounded like it was coming from her neighbor’s house. Deputy Lee and Deputy Liles checked out the residence but no one was home.

Deputy Lapham and Deputy Lee were dispatched to a fight in progress at a residence on CR 430. A report was taken and charges are pending at this time.

October 17, 2010

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to a residential alarm in Lexington. The call was cancelled prior to his arrival.

A caller reported that her juvenile foster daughter was walking towards Lexington on Hwy 77. Deputy Easley was dispatched.

A motorist reported cows out on the roadway on FM 1624 near the Middle Yegua Bridge. Deputy Lapham located the cows and ran them off the roadway.

A caller reported that he heard a loud explosion coming from his next door neighbor’s place. He advised there was not a house on the property, just farm land. Deputy Lapham and Deputy Allen responded with the Lexington Fire Dept. It was a control burn and everything was ok.

Jail Report

Jail Count: 10/17/2010 — 43

Males: 40 Females: 3

The week of October 23 to October 31 is the annual Red Ribbon Week. The Red ribbon week is in honor of Enrique “Kiki” Camaren, a DEA agent who was killed working undercover in Mexico. Red ribbon week now brings people together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug violence prevention and early intervention.



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