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2011-02-24 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

February 14, 2011

A caller reported that his neighbor went to his house and stated that his wife was threatening to kill him and her. She was supposedly armed with a handgun. Captain Gonzales, Deputy Allen, Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Ray responded.

Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant about possibly filing theft charges against a subject that stole some money from him. A report was taken.

February 15, 2011

Deputy Lapham and Deputy Rudolph responded to a suspicious person at the Globe Hill Church. The subject was located and identified. He was doing some work on the church.

A complainant requested to speak to a deputy regarding some harassing phone calls he was receiving. Deputy Ray spoke to the caller on CR 450 and no report was taken at this time.

A concerned citizen reported seeing a Mustang pull into the alley behind L&F on Hwy 290. The driver had turned the headlights off. Deputy Durrenberger located the vehicle and spoke to the driver who stated that he was just waiting for a friend.

February 16, 2011

A motorist reported a cow and calf out on Hwy 77 just south of FM 3403. Deputy York was dispatched and removed the animals from the road.

Lee County assisted Pecos County Sheriff ’s Office in attempting to locate the owner of a vehicle that was found abandon in their county. Deputy Durrenberger checked the address given but advised no one was home.

February 17, 2011

Deputy Crockett and Deputy Durrenberger were advised by dispatch that a black truck was reported to be swerving all over the roadway on Hwy 290 East. Deputy Crockett located the vehicle in town and stopped it and

spoke to the driver who was okay. The driver was issued a citation and released.

Deputy York spoke to a complainant regarding harassing phone calls she had been receiving from an ex-boyfriend. A report was taken and charges are pending at this time.

February 18, 2011

Deputy York spoke to a complainant on PR 6020 after she called and reported that her neighbor’s dogs were attacking her animals.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Rudolph regarding identity theft. The information was taken and a report was written. This case is currently under investigation.

The Sheriff’s office received a call advising that at the intersection of CR 309 and CR 109 there was a dead dog wrapped in a plastic bag and tangled in the fence line. Deputy Lapham and Deputy Rudolph checked the area and found several bags full of trash. They searched the bags but did not locate any dead animals in them.

Deputy York checked a residential alarm on CR 223. The homeowner advised that her son accidentally set off the alarm. Everything was okay.

Deputy York and Deputy Lapham assisted with a funeral escort from St. John’s Church to St. John’s cemetery.

A complainant reported that she is having problems with her neighbors leaving the gate open and her horses are going onto his property. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy York spoke to both parties.

A caller reported that he believes a group of people are trespassing onto his property and breaking into his home and tampering with his vacuum cleaner. Deputy York and Deputy Rudolph spoke to the complainant on CR 316 in Lexington.

Deputy York and Deputy Rudolph responded to a call on CR 309. A caller reported that there

were people everywhere on his property. Deputies advised that the caller appeared intoxicated. No one was located on the property except the caller.

A resident reported that all the burn ban signs in Fedor had been stolen. Deputy Ray took a report and investigation continues.

Deputy Liles responded to a family disturbance on PR 4041 in Dime Box. The complainant stated that her brother and sister-in-law have been arguing all day and the sister-in-law is causing problems and was refusing to leave. Deputy Liles responded but advised that the subject causing the problems had left prior to his arrival.

A caller reported loud music coming from a residence on Morgan Street in Dime Box. Deputy Allen responded and the subjects turned the music down.

February 19, 2011

A complainant reported that his boss is missing some cattle and he knows where they are. Deputy York spoke to both parties involved. Both parties are claiming ownership of the cattle. The case was referred to the cattle ranger.

Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant regarding a possible theft. The complainant advised that he moved out of a rent house and went back to pick up his tractor that he left on the property and the owner of the house had reportedly sold it. Both parties came to an agreement and no charges were filed.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Lapham about filing charges on the wrecker that towed his vehicle from Hwy 290 because he claims they damaged his vehicle.

A motorist reported that he was traveling in a caravan and most of the vehicles hit a steel tire that was in the middle of the road on Hwy 77 South causing extensive damage to the vehicles. Deputy York assisted at the scene.

Bubba reported that a vehicle was broke down in the middle of the road on Hwy 21 just east of

Hwy 77. Deputy Lapham located the vehicle and the driver already had a tow truck on the way. The driver was given a courtesy ride.

A complainant reported loud music coming from a residence on PR 2332. Deputy Crockett advised the subjects to turn down the music.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Allen responded to a disturbance on Blaha Ave in Dime Box. The complainant reported that her daughter- in- law was causing problems and would not leave. Deputies took an information report.

February 20, 2011

A resident on CR 208 reported that someone had damaged her mailboxbystrikingitwitha3ft. long PVC pipe that was still lying near her mailbox. Deputy Liles responded to the call and a report was taken.

Several motorists reported approx 6 head of cattle out on Hwy 21 near the Middle Creek in Lincoln. Deputy Crockett responded and ran the cows off the roadway into a pasture.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a subject on CR 233. She advised that she posted something on Facebook that upset her neighbors and they are at her house wanting to talk to her father about it. She advised them her father was sleeping and to come back in the morning but they were refusing to leave. Deputy Liles and Deputy Ray responded but the neighbor had already left .

Jail Count: 49 Male: 42 Female: 7

I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Chief Deputy, Charles Kothmann for his dedicated service to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Lee County where he has served for over 22 years. Charles will be retiring at the end of February with the Sheriff’s Office.

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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