2011-08-25 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

August 15, 2011

A resident on Giddings St. in Lexington reported hearing suspicious noises near her house. Deputy Rudolph responded and searched around her property but did not locate anything.

A motorist reported that a truck was traveling down Hwy 77 south bound from Lexington and was dragging a chain which was throwing sparks. The caller was afraid it may cause a grass fire. Deputy Rudolph searched for the vehicle.

Deputy Allen was dispatched to Hwy 21 West after a caller reported that a male subject stopped at her house and asked if she had a cable for his vehicle, but she looked out and did not see any vehicle.

Deputy York and Deputy Allen assisted at the scene of an accident on Hwy 77 near Hwy 21. A truck lost its cattle trailer in the roadway.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding an 18-wheeler that had flipped over on Hwy 77 just north of Hwy 21. Captain Gonzales and Deputy Crockett assisted with traffic control along with Giddings Volunteer Fire Dept. and Lincoln Fire Dept.

Deputy Liles was dispatched to a business in Lexington after the Sheriff’s Office received an alarm call. The building was found to be secure.

August 16, 2011

Washington County reported that a female had called and reported that she was being assaulted by her boyfriend. The complainant and her boyfriend were in a burgundy Camry. Deputy Skinner, Deputy Liles and Deputy Carvin searched for the vehicle on FM 180.

A motorist reported a small black car was in the road at the stop sign on Sherrill Lane and FM 696 West. Deputy Liles contacted the owner who advised a hose had burst and he would be moving it quickly.

A concerned citizen reported that a horse on FM 180 appeared to be starving and in bad shape. Deputy Crockett checked on the horse and found that it was tangled in some barbed wire. He was able to get it free and will check on the horse next week.

Chief Deputy Lapham received a call from a landowner who reported that she had approximately 15 head of cattle on her property that did not belong to her. We are currently attempting to locate the owner.

Captain Gonzales and Deputy Crockett answered a disturbance call on PR 3141. A complainant reported that she was pushed out of a vehicle and the male subject drove off in a U-Haul with all her property. The U-Haul was located and the property was returned. No charges were filed.

August 17, 2011

Deputy Ray spoke to a complainant in Lexington regarding her handicap placard being stolen. A report was taken.

Commissioner Pitts reported that one of his workers found approx 8 road signs under the bridge on CR 114. Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched and the road signs were confiscated.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a white male walking into a place of business and telling the owner that his daughter was in a wreck and he lost his wallet and needed money. The subject left in a white Toyota. Deputy Allen and Deputy Durrenberger were dispatched. The vehicle was located in Giddings by the police department. The driver was brought to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

Deputy Allen gave a courtesy transport to a subject that needed to be evaluated by MHMR for being depressed. Subject was later transported to ASH in Austin.

Deputy Rudolph responded to a burglar alarm at a business in Lexington. The doors and windows were all found secure.

August 18, 2011

A concerned mother reported that one of her daughter’s friends put on Face book that he was depressed. She was worried about him and wanted a deputy to talk to him. Deputy Kahn spoke to the subject who admitted he was depressed but would never harm himself.

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to a residence on Belton St. in Lexington after a caller reported that someone was walking around her house. The area was checked but no one was located on the property.

A caller reported that someone put a lot of beer and alcohol bottles along the side of the road on CR 327. Deputy Ray took a report and had the bottles removed.

Washington County requested assistance in locating and stopping a brown Chevrolet Suburban traveling from Carmine to Giddings. A motorist reported seeing a juvenile with a gag in his mouth and his hand bound. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy Ray and Deputy Durrenberger located the vehicle on Hwy 290 West @ CR 233. There were four children in the vehicle and the eldest was apparently trying to entertain the other children.

Deputy Ray was dispatched to Hwy 77 South to assist a truck pulling a gooseneck trailer. The vehicle lost a tire and was blocking the road.

A complainant reported that her teenage son took an entire bottle of Tylenol. He was alert but they could not move him to take him to the hospital. Deputy Kahn took a report.

August 19, 2011

Deputy Rudolph searched for a silver Nissan Altima on Hwy 290 East last seen heading east that was reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Crockett about the theft of her English Bulldogs. A report was filed and investigation continues at this time.

A caller reported that a pit bull was running loose at the Town and Country Mobile Home Park. Deputy York spoke to the complainant and animal control has a trap set.

Deputy Skinner and Deputy Carvin were notified of a maroon PT Cruiser parked on the side of the road on FM 2440 west of the Simmang Park. The owner was contacted and picked up the vehicle.

August 20, 2011

A caller reported that his nephew took his truck without permission. The truck was a red 2000 Dodge Extended cab. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner were on the way to the location when the complainant called back and advised the nephew returned the truck.

A motorist reported a silver Jeep Compass to be swerving all over Hwy 290 East heading westbound. Deputy Allen searched for the vehicle and it was located by the police dept.

Deputy Skinner met with a subject at the Dime Box School to discuss a matter regarding a former employee. The school requested that a criminal trespass warning be issued.

Deputy Liles was dispatched to a residence on CR A to check on a suspicious person that was seen in her yard. No one was located on the property.

August 21, 2011

A caller reported that some subjects had a fight at her residence on CR 230 but everyone had left the scene. She advised that they were driving by again and she was afraid they would fight again. Deputy Skinner, Deputy Carvin and Deputy Liles located the subjects and issued them criminal trespass warnings.

A complainant reported hearing gun shots or fireworks near her residence on Hwy 77. Deputy Liles searched the area but did not hear any shots.

Deputy Crockett assisted at the scene of a hit and run accident on Hwy 77 @ FM 3403. The driver was transported to a hospital.

A bicyclist called and reported that a deer was hung in some barbed wire fence on FM 1624. Deputy Crockett and Deputy Allen responded. Deputies checked with the game warden and they were told to dispatch the deer due to its injuries.

Deputy Allen spoke to a complainant on CR 309 in Blue. She reported that she had left her house for approx 30 minutes and when she returned someone had destroyed her mailbox.

The Sheriff’s Office received a residential alarm call in Dime Box. Deputy Crockett and Deputy Allen responded and advised the house was secure.

Deputy Allen assisted a motorist who had a flat tire and no spare. They were stranded on Hwy 290 West. He gave them a courtesy ride to the Sheriff’s Office.

A subject came to the Sheriff’s Office and requested a deputy to escort her out to her mother’s house on CR 419 in Lexington. Deputy Allen assisted.

Jail Count: 08/21/2011; 50 Male: 40 Female: 10

Friday Night Football is here. Good luck to all this year’s area athletes, band members and drill teams. May everyone have a successful season. Beware of a male driving a white Toyota in the area, he has been going into businesses and walking up to people saying his daughter or family was in a wreck, lost his wallet and needs gas money. This is a scam and if approached call 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) Rodney Meyer Sheriff of Lee County

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