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2011-02-03 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

January 24, 2011

While on routine patrol Deputy Lapham was flagged down by a motorist on Hwy 77 @ CR 217. The driver advised that he needed an ambulance. EMS was notified.

Deputy Durrenberger spoke to a complainant regarding a threatening phone call he had received. Both parties agreed to leave each other alone.

A caller requested that someone check on a female in Lexington on CR 316. She called a friend and told them that she had been arguing with her boyfriend all day and he has threatened her. Deputy Crockett and Deputy Durrenberger checked on the situation. The boyfriend was not home and the female stated that she had too much stuff to pack and did not want to leave.

A motorist reported that a Suburban was fully engulfed approx 1.5 miles off FM 141 on CR 430 East. Deputy Liles responded along with the Dime Box and Red Barn Fire Departments. This case is currently under investigation.

January 25, 2011

A concerned citizen reported a suspicious vehicle on CR 330 in Lexington. Deputy Carvin was dispatched.

Deputy Carvin searched near FM 180 & FM 1697 for an airplane that was reported to be flying low.

A caller reported that he had some tools stolen. Deputy Allen was dispatched and a report was taken.

Deputy Ray checked on two dump trucks that were reportedly partially in the roadway on FM 448. The trucks were located and checked with the driver’s. Everything was okay.

A resident reported hearing noises outside his residence on CR 450 in Dime Box. Deputy Liles checked the premises and found everything to be okay.

January 26, 2011

An 18-wheeler was stalled on Hwy 290 West near Westwood

Villa Apartments. Deputy Liles located the truck and the vehicle had struck a deer and had messed up the radiator. Help was already on the way.

Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant about someone dumping trash on his property. It was determined that the trash was dumped by someone who had permission to dump.

A caller reported that a subject wearing dark clothing was walking down CR 118 and was worried that a vehicle might hit him since he was difficult to see. Captain Gonzales located the subject and advised he had made it home already.

January 27, 2011

Captain Gonzales spoke to a complainant who advised that she had received a call stating that she had won some money. The caller asked for her credit card account number which she provided. She then called her bank and money had already been withdrawn from her account. A report was taken and investigation continues on this case.

Deputy York responded to a disturbance on CR 133. The two subjects had a verbal altercation and agreed to separate for the night.

January 28, 2011

A complainant reported to Deputy Carvin that someone had stolen her cell phone. The information was taken and a report was written.

Several callers reported cows out on FM 448 near Rabb’s Creek. Deputy York was able to run the cattle off the roadway.

A motorist reported that a man in blue Mercury nearly hit him head on. The caller stated that the vehicle pulled over near the Ramada and the man reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed at the complainant. The vehicle was last seen eastbound on Hwy 290. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Kothmann, Captain Gonzales, Deputy Durrenberger, and Deputy Carvin searched for the vehicle.

Deputy Durrenberger located the vehicle but the driver was refusing to stop and was all over the roadway traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle stopped just inside Fayette County. The driver was arrested and booked into Lee County Jail.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to a disturbance on CR 436 in Dime Box. The complainant advised that her husband hit her while they were having an argument. The husband had left the residence prior to arrival. Investigation continues on this case.

A concerned citizen reported that someone was burning a large brush pile on FM 3403 and was afraid it was going to get out of hand. Deputy Allen responded and advised the fire was put out.

January 29, 2011

Deputy Liles was dispatched to FM 180 @ CR 126 after a complainant reported that she nearly struck a horse that was out on the roadway.

A complainant reported that a vehicle had pulled into the entrance of the Texas Star Animal Clinic on Hwy 290 East. Deputy Crockett spoke to the caller who advised the vehicle had left.

Deputy Crockett searched for a gold Tahoe that was reported to be driving all over the roadway on Hwy 290 West heading eastbound. Bastrop County called and advised one of their units located the vehicle in McDade.

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle, a white Mustang, in his driveway. It had been parked for approx 30 minutes. The vehicle had left on CR 114 heading towards the middle school. Deputy Liles was dispatched to search for the vehicle.

January 30, 2011

A report of a large grass fire on near CR 304, Deputy Crockett was sent to the scene to investigate.

Deputy Durrenberger responded and assisted the Giddings Police Department on a report of reckless driver on highway 77.

Jail Count

1/23/2011 52 Male 46 Female 6

As of January 27th, 2011 an emergency order was signed for the PROHIBITION OF OUTDOOR BURNING.

CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CASH REWARDS FOR INFORMATION ON CRIMES IN LEE COUNTY. For Additional information go to bluebonnet.crimestoppers on the internet 1-866-930-TIPS (8477)

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