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2011-07-28 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

July 18, 2011

Deputy Kahn was dispatched to a minor accident on Hwy 77 in Lexington. A motorist reported hitting a deer that was on the highway and knocked out her headlight.

A motorist reported that an 18- wheeler had a blow out and caused a grass fire in the bar ditch. Deputy York responded and assisted with traffic control.

A complainant reported that a weekend home that he looks after was burglarized on CR 133. Deputy York was assigned to the case.

Chief Deputy Lapham searched for a suspicious vehicle that was parked behind someone’s barn on CR 217. The vehicle had left the scene and was headed towards FM 448.

Copper wire was stolen from the Luminant property on CR 314 @ FM 112. Deputy York is currently investigating the case.

A resident on CR 217 called and reported a car in his neighbor’s cattle pen. The vehicle had left the scene. Deputy Rudolph spoke to the complainant.

Deputy Rudolph took a report from a complainant on CR 407 who advised that someone ran through his fence and took out approximately 50 feet of fence. A report for criminal mischief was taken.

Deputy Liles was dispatched to a residence on CR 327 in Lincoln after a caller reported that someone had cut the wires to the electrical box at the utility pole. A report was taken and investigation continues on this case.

July 19, 2011

The Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 hang up calls from an address on PR 4041. Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to the residence on CR 404 but everything was okay.

A motorist reported an erratic driver on Hwy 21 West that was headed east bound. Captain Gonzales was given a description of the vehicle but was unable to catch up to the vehicle. Burleson County was notified.

Deputy Liles, Deputy Allen and Deputy Skinner responded to a disturbance at a residence in Dime Box. Several women were in the front yard arguing. All parties involved left the scene.

July 20, 2011

Chief Deputy Lapham checked out a business alarm on Hwy 290 West. All the doors were found secure.

A caller reported that some people moved out of the Westwood Villa and left their dog on the outside balcony. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Durrenberger responded. They located the mother of the subject that moved out of the apartment and she was on her way to pick up the dog.

A motorist reported that a white semi truck on Hwy 290 West was swerving all over the roadway. Deputy Kahn located the vehicle and spoke to the driver who advised that he was looking for his phone and not paying attention.

Deputy Kahn, Deputy Allen and Deputy Skinner responded to a medical call on FM 3403. A 3 year old child fell off a porch and landed on a knife. B&M transported the child to the hospital.

July 21, 2011

Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Ray responded to several goats out in front of the auction barn on CR 226. They were able to run them into a pasture and off the roadway.

TX DOT notified the Sheriff’s Office that a bull was stuck in a culvert on FM 141. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy Ray and Deputy Durrenberger responded. After several hours of hard work they were able to free the bull.

A resident on CR 405 called and reported that when she got home there was a man that she did not know passed out in her house. The man woke up when she got there and went outside. He was carrying a black backpack and had a bottle of booze in his hand. Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Kahn located the subject and brought him to jail for public intoxication.

July 22, 2011

A caller reported loud music coming from the 700 block of Ave A in Lexington. Deputy Kahn located the music and several minors. The minors were all released to their parents.

Deputy Rudolph worked a one car accident on FM 1624 approx ½ mile outside of Lexington.

Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Crockett assisted with a funeral escort from Serbin Church to the Giddings City Cemetery.

A concerned citizen reported that there was a horse on Caldwell St. in Lexington that appeared to be starving to death. Deputy Crockett made contact with the owner who advised that the horse was recently seen by a vet and is currently taking medication. The horse is very old.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to assist the probation office after they called and needed someone to take possession of some crack rocks.

Deputy Lee and Deputy Rudolph responded to a domestic disturbance on Drewry Lane in Lexington. The juvenile left to stay with her mother.

July 23, 2011

A caller reported that there was an open window at the Globe Hill Church. Deputy Rudolph checked the church and all the windows and doors were secure.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to a business on Hwy 290 West after an alarm call was received. The gates and doors were all secure.

A complainant requested a civil stand by while he gathered his belongings from his residence. Deputy York assisted.

Sheriff Meyer, Deputy York and Deputy Crockett assisted with a funeral escort from Faith Temple Church to the Lexington City Cemetery.

Deputy Allen and Deputy Skinner directed traffic on Hwy 290 West near Hills while some people pushed their broken down vehicle off the highway.

Deputy Liles, Deputy Skinner and Deputy Allen were given a description of a vehicle that was stolen from Los Patrones Mexican Restaurant on Hwy 290 East.

July 24, 2011

The Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that there were some people trying to start a fight at the Post Oak Community Center. Deputy Allen, Deputy Skinner and Deputy Liles responded. The trouble makers had already left.

An alarm company reported a fire alarm at a residence on Hwy 21 in Lincoln. Giddings Fire Dept. was dispatched and did not locate any fire.

Deputy Liles responded to a caller at Westwood Villa. The caller reported that her husband had been calling her and threatening to hurt her when she returned home. Contact was made with her husband and he told Deputy Liles that she was staying out all night.

A complainant called and reported that his son was threatening him and he wanted a deputy to make him leave his property. Deputy York was enroute when the complainant called back and asked the Sheriff’s Office to disregard the call.

JAIL COUNT:

07/24/2011: 47 MALES: 41 FEMALES: 6

Last week I attended the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 133rd Annual Training Conference with over 1,500 persons in attendance. Some of the areas of training were received in Domestic Terrorism, School Shootings, Delirium Tremens Alcohol and Narcotic withdrawals in the Jail and Using an ATF Explosives K9 in non-explosive cases.

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