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2011-09-01 / Police

Lexington Police Report

By Chief Jerry Bowden

I am happy to report that I have the Lexington Police Department up and running again. As your Chief, I usually work all day and in to the night, sometimes until 2 or 3 a.m. Captain Yarbrough then comes on duty at about 4 or 5 a.m. and works all day and into the evening. As you can see, we are each working 16 or more hours a day at this point.

We have selected two new officers to patrol our streets and serve our community. We will present them to the City Council for approval. Upon approval, we will begin to train them for their duties serving our citizens.

A few items of police activity are noted as follows:

Captain Yarbrough has issued several citations on Highway 77 in order to slow down the traffic during school zone hours. It appears that some drivers who are passing through our City don’t seem to notice our school zones.

August 23, 2011

At 2:17 a.m., Chief Bowden spoke with a suspicious person near the El Matador Restaurant. He checked out OK.

August 25, 2011

At 11 p.m.,Chief Bowden set up an intercept point for a suspected intoxicated driver at Highway 77 and FM 696 East. The Chief was unable to locate the driver.

August 26, 2011

At 9 a. m., Chief Bowden investigated a theft of City Services (electricity and water) in the 1200 block of Giddings Street. The offender was located and issued a citation by Chief Bowden. Formal charges were filed. Court action to follow.

August 27, 2011

At 4: 30 p. m., Captain Yarbrough investigated the passing of a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill at the

Lexington Food Mart. The fake currency was seized and a report written for the police record. A copy will be forwarded to the Austin office of the U.S. Secret Service.

August 28, 2011

At 3:20 p.m. Chief Bowden investigated a complaint of criminal mischief to mailboxes in the 800 block of 5th Street. A report was filed. Extra patrols will be initiated in the area.

August 28, 2011

At 4 p. m., Chief Bowden investigated a complaint of criminal mischief to a mailbox in the 700 block of 7th Street. A report was filed. Extra patrols will be initiated in the area.

We are your police department and we are here for you. We solicit your support, your prayers and your friendship as we serve and protect you in the City of Lexington.

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