2011-06-02 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

May 23, 2011

A motorist reported that a large calf was running down the road on Hwy 77 just north of Tanglewood. Deputy Crockett responded and ran it off into a pasture.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to CR 230 to check on a suspicious vehicle that was parked at a residence on CR 230. The vehicle had left prior to his arrival.

A caller report that her neighbor’s house had been burglarized on Simpson St. in Lexington. Deputy Allen spoke to the complainant who advised they were unsure if the house was actually burglarized and did want to make a report.

A motorist reported that an 18- wheeler on Hwy 77 heading southbound was driving recklessly. Deputy Carvin located the vehicle on Hwy 77 @ CR 405. The driver was okay but advised he was trying to make a sandwich while driving.

May 24, 2011

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to a residence on FM 112 in Lexington after a caller reported that someone had burglarized his barn. A report was taken and investigation continues on this case.

A concerned citizen reported that she is worried about a friend that had been assaulted by her husband. She advised she was concerned because they have two small children and she is concerned for their safety. Deputy Allen was dispatched to the residence on Simpson St. in Lexington. The female at the residence had been assaulted and had multiple bruises. She was transported to the Sheriff’s Office along with her two small children. The husband was arrested and transported to the Lee County jail.

Deputy Kahn responded to a burglar alarm at a business on Hwy 77. The perimeter was checked and all was found locked and secure. The owner was notified.

A caller reported that a vehicle had been parked in front of the Baptist Church on 3rd St. in Lexington for approx 3 days. Deputy Carvin ran the license plate and notified the owner.

May 25, 2011

A motorist reported a vehicle parked on the side of FM 696 between the Middle Creek and Sherrill Lane in Lexington. The vehicle had its flashers on. Deputy Durrenberger advised that no one was around the vehicle. The license plate showed that it belonged to a subject who lives in Lexington. Dispatch contacted the owner who advised it was disabled but they would be picking it up shortly.

Commissioner Pitts notified Chief Deputy Lapham of several road signs that had either been spray painted or stolen. Deputies will be close patrolling the area on all shifts.

A motorist reported large pieces of a tire were scattered across Hwy 77 just north of Allen Creek. Deputy Liles was dispatched and cleared the roadway of all debris.

Deputy Durrenberger and Deputy Kahn responded to a disturbance on CR 133. A caller reported that his parents were arguing and his father was throwing things around the house. The deputies advised that everything was okay. It was a verbal disagreement and the problems were resolved.

May 26, 2011

Deputy Ray was dispatched to FM 696 East in Lexington after a motorist reported horses out on the roadway. She advised that she got one to cross the cattle guard but could not get the others to go. The horses were removed from the roadway and the owners were notified.

Burleson County requested assistance with attempting to locate a dark Dodge truck carrying oxygen tanks. They advised that 8 oxygen tanks fell out of the truck at the intersection of Hwy 21 and Hwy 36. Deputy Ray assisted in locating the truck.

Deputy Ray met with a complainant who wanted to file a theft report. After finding out that the theft took place in another county the complainant was advised that she would need to file a report with the county in which the theft occurred.

Chief Deputy Lapham met with a complainant on CR 113 after he reported a theft. A report was taken and stolen items were entered into the TCIC/NCIC computer.

A caller reported 3 suspicious subjects at a residence on CR 113 that she had never seen before. She advised that an elderly woman lives there and would like a deputy to check on her. Captain Gonzales was dispatched and advised one of the subjects is the home owner’s grandson.

Deputy Durrenberger assisted Trooper Thorp at an accident scene on Hwy 21 @ CR 113. A caller reported that she swerved to miss a dog in the road and flipped her vehicle. No injuries were reported.

May 27, 2011

While on routine patrol Deputy Carvin came across several goats that were out on Hwy 77 North. He was able to clear them from the roadway.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 hang up call from a residence on Caldwell St. in Lexington. Dispatch attempted to call back but the line was busy. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Allen were dispatched to the residence. Everything was okay, they were having phone problems.

Deputy Allen was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was reportedly parked by a wooden bridge near a trailer with the trunk open. The vehicle was gone prior to his arrival.

Chief Deputy Lapham responded to the Dollar General store in Lexington after they called and reported a theft. A report was taken and investigation continues at this time.

A motorist reported a male subject walking along Hwy 77 and at times would go onto private drives. Deputy Allen was dispatched and located the subject. He was identified and given a courtesy ride back to town.

Phillips & Luckey funeral home requested assistance with an escort for a funeral. The funeral would be held at Martin Lutheran and going to the Ledbetter cemetery. Deputy Allen assisted.

The Sheriff’s Office received an alarm call at a business out on Hwy 290 West. Deputy Allen responded and checked the building and perimeter and found everything secure.

Deputy Kahn assisted a motorist on Hwy 21 East @ CR 404 after she called and reported that her vehicle had broke down and she was waiting on her uncle’s arrival.

A citizen called and requested a deputy go with her to an address on CR 203 so that she can pick up her 16 year old daughter. Captain Gonzales met the complainant at the residence and the daughter left with her mother without incident.

Deputy Kahn spoke to a complainant that reported that an adult continues to threaten to assault her juvenile daughter. A report was taken and adult was issued a criminal trespass warning.

A resident on North Hwy 77 reported trespassers on her property. Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to the scene and located 3 subjects. The subjects were identified and asked to leave the property.

Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to CR 450 in Dime Box because Lifeline had one of their client’s reported that someone was knocking on his window. No one was located on the property.

May 28, 2011

Deputy Allen assisted Phillips & Luckey with a funeral escort to the Bastrop County line.

Deputy Allen stopped a vehicle that was traveling in excess of 100 mph on FM 141 @ CR 116. The driver was taken into custody for reckless driving and the vehicle was released to the registered owner.

A complainant reported that she received a call at work and advised her that there was a group of kids playing in her yard. Deputy Ray searched her yard and the area but did not locate anyone.

Deputy Liles assisted Giddings Police at the scene of a disturbance on Harris St.

Lee County Jailers called and requested assistance in the jail for a subject that was arrested by Giddings Police Dept. The subject was hyperventilating and an ambulance was requested. Deputy Liles and Deputy Kahn assisted with the subject.

May 29, 2011

A resident on CR 226 advised that there were two subjects with dark pants and no shirts walking around the neighborhood. Deputy Liles and Deputy Kahn searched the area.

Deputy Liles assisted Trooper Thorp at the scene of an accident on FM 1697. The driver dodged a deer and hit a fence. No injuries were reported.

A caller advised that her mother fell and they believe she is deceased. Deputy Carvin responded to the scene along with B&M ambulance. Justice of the Peace Hester was called to the scene.

Captain Gonzales was dispatched to Cherry Dr. to assist Lexington EMS at a call. EMS advised the patient was being combative.

A motorist reported that a purple minivan was driving reckless on Hwy 21. Deputy Carvin searched Hwy 21 all the way to the county line but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Deputy Liles was unable to locate some goats reportedly on Hwy 21 in Dime Box.

Deputy Kahn issued a citation for a burn ban violation on Pvt Rd. 2332.

Deputy Liles removed a dog from the road way on Hwy 77 N. in Tanglewood after several complaints about it running in the road. The dog was captured by Lexington Animal Control and Deputy Liles and was taken to the Animal Shelter where its owners will be contacted.

A resident on Cr 430 reported a suspicious vehicle driving by his property with the occupants yelling out the windows. Deputy Liles was dispatched; the vehicle had already left the area prior to his arrival.

Jail Report

Jail Count: 05/29/2011: 44 Males: 43 Females: 1

This school years is coming to a close for our area youth, may you have a safe summer vacation. Congratulations to all the area Graduating High School Seniors. It is time for happy endings and new beginnings. Good luck in your future endeavors.


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