2011-08-11 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

August 1, 2011

A complainant walked into the lobby wanting to file a missing person report. The missing subject works for a local company and was working out of town but no one had seen or heard from him since Friday. Deputy York took the information and was able to determine that the subject had been deported by Dewitt County.

Chief Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant who reported that someone had taken approx 7 round bales of hay from his property. A theft report was made and investigation continues at this time.

Deputy York responded to a disturbance on FM 180 in Ledbetter. The caller reported that a female was trying to take his grandson and did some damage to his house and he wanted to file charges.

A caller reported that someone had taken some metal beams from her father’s house on Cherry Dr. in Lexington. Deputy Carvin wrote a theft report.

A resident on CR 323 reported a suspicious vehicle that was parked in front of his house. Subject reported that a white furniture truck with red lettering on the side had been parked in front of his house. The driver told him that he had a delivery but the complainant advised him that he did not order any furniture. Deputy Liles and Deputy Carvin responded to the call. A close patrol of the neighborhood was put into effect.

Dispatch received a 9-1-1 hang up call and was traced to an address on FM 3403. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Liles responded to the call. Subject reported that he was having trouble with his juvenile son who was cussing and yelling at him and his wife. The situation was resolved.

August 2, 2011

A caller reported that a blue Chevrolet truck with a black grill guard has been seen twice on CR 125 driving up and down the road. Deputy York searched the area but advised the vehicle was no longer in the area. Deputies will be patrolling the area on all shifts.

Commissioner Pitts reported that someone had knocked over county signs and mailboxes on CR 127 near FM 180. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner went to the scene and took photos and wrote a report for criminal mischief.

A motorist reported that she ran over an object that was in the roadway and damaged her vehicle. Deputy Skinner and Deputy Carvin met with the complainant on Hwy 21. Subject was given a blue form to file with her insurance company.

August 3, 2011

Deputy Liles, Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner were dispatched to a residence on CR 127 after a caller reported hearing noises as if someone was trying to get into her house. Deputies checked inside and outside of the house but did not locate anything.

A motorist reported that a trailer house was on fire on Hwy 77 North in Lexington. Deputy York and Deputy Ray responded to the fire.

Sheriff Meyer, Deputy Allen and Deputy Ray responded to a large grass fire on CR 419 @ Old Belton Road. Tanglewood Fire Dept, Blue Fire Dept, Lexington Fire Dept and Lincoln Fire Dept responded to the scene. Rockdale Fire Dept, Elgin Fire Dept and the Texas Forest Service were also dispatched to the fire to assist. Over 100 acres were burned.

August 4, 2011

Lifeline reported to the Sheriff’s Office that one of their clients on CR 450 in Dime Box reported hearing noises outside of his house. Deputy Rudolph checked the area and did not locate anything.

Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Liles responded to a motorcycle accident on FM 696 West @ CR 305. DPS Trooper Trojacek from La Grange worked the accident.

MHMR called and advised that she needed a subject transported to Austin State Hospital. Deputy Liles transported the subject to Austin.

Deputy Allen assisted Trooper Manner at the scene of a one vehicle accident on FM 1697. The caller reported that a truck was in a pasture and a female was lying in the bed of the truck and appeared to be injured. The accident was located just inside Washington County.

A female caller reported that her boyfriend had a knife and was trying to kill her. The address was on CR 139. She stated that she had been working in Houston and went to Houston and made her return with him. He took all of her money, her social security card and her identification card. Deputy Allen, Deputy Kahn and Deputy Rudolph responded. The subject gave her back her items he had taken from her and left on foot walking towards his parent’s house. The female declined filing charges against him.

August 5, 2011

Deputy Kahn took a harassment report from a woman who advised she received a threatening text from her husband. He told her that she better leave the property because when he got home in the morning he was going to shoot anyone that was on the property. The property belongs to his mother and she said the wife could stay. A report was taken and charges are pending.

A resident on CR 314 reported to the Sheriff’s Office that she heard knocking and believed she saw someone in her bedroom. Deputy Rudolph checked the house and perimeter and advised everything was okay.

Deputy Rudolph assisted Trooper Weiser at the scene of an accident on Hwy 21 at the West Yegua Creek Bridge.

A caller reported that a small blue truck pulled into her driveway on FM 696 East. She saw two white males getting out of the truck and began walking towards her house. She opened the door and the two males ran and jumped back into the truck and took off. The truck hit a tree and busted out the left tail light. The vehicle was last seen heading towards Hwy 21. The driver’s description was given as a white male with a muscular build, bald and had a mustache. The passenger was a heavy set white male. Information was passed on to surrounding agencies.

Fayette County requested assistance in locating a white Ford truck that had stolen a 16 ft trailer from Winchester. Deputy York assisted in attempting to locate the vehicle.

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner assisted with traffic control on Hwy 77 South while a tow truck attempted to get a semi off the roadway.

August 6, 2011

Deputy Liles checked out a burglar alarm at a business on Hwy 290 East. The doors and windows were all found secure. Key holder was notified.

A motorist reported that a white male was walking down Hwy 290 West and was flashing money to people attempting to catch a ride. Deputy Crockett gave subject a courtesy ride to his residence on CR 230.

Deputy Crockett and Deputy York responded to a disturbance call at a residence on FM 141 in Dime Box. The complainant reported that a female was at his residence causing problems and she refused to leave. Subject had left prior to arrival.

Deputy Allen, Deputy Skinner and Deputy Carvin were dispatched to a disturbance on PR 5002 in Ledbetter. The caller reported that a female had stabbed him in his eye. He did not want an ambulance, just a deputy. Upon arrival it was noted that the complainant did not have any injuries and did not want to file any charges on anyone for anything.

A resident on CR 130 reported that an oil rig had yellow water coming out of it and it was hitting the rig and smoking. Deputy Allen contacted the man that takes care of the rig and he was going to check it out.

August 7, 2011

A subject came to the Sheriff’s Office and requested a deputy check on an elderly female that lives alone on FM 180 and does not have air conditioning. Deputy Crockett advised that she was ok but he will follow up with Adult Protective Services.

Deputy Allen received a tip that a female subject with warrants was at a residence on CR 430 in Dime Box. The subject was found at the residence and arrested.

A caller reported that a male subject was going crazy on PR 1271. Deputy Liles and Deputy Skinner went to the residence. MHMR was called to evaluate the subject. Deputies gave subject a courtesy ride home.

Jail Count:
08/06/2011; 49
Male: 42 Female: 7

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated 3 Assault Family Violence, 1 Burglary, 9 Thefts and 3 Vehicle Thefts in the Month of July.

Good work was performed by the Lexington, Blue, Tanglewood and surrounding volunteer Fire Departments, Lexington E.M.S and the volunteers that donated drinks and food last week on the large grass fire in Tanglewood.

The Burn Ban is still in place.


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