2011-09-01 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

August 22, 2011

A caller reported a truck driving around pastures and knocking down fences on CR 208. Deputy Liles was dispatched and located the vehicle but not the driver. A Trooper was notified of the accident.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man advising that he got a call from his friend in Dime Box stating that she had been poisoned. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner responded with B&M Ambulance. Deputies had to force entry into the residence and located the female passed out in the bathroom. She was transported to a hospital.

A resident on CR 207 reported that a Spanish man knocked on his door and asked for directions to Giddings. Deputy Liles located the subject on CR 205 and he said that his girlfriend kicked him out of her vehicle and he was walking to town.

A complainant reported that his adult daughter has mental problems and got mad because he would not drive her to town to see her friends. She became angry and crawled over the fence and was walking to town. Deputy Liles located her and gave her a courtesy ride back to the residence.

Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy Ray and Deputy Durrenberger responded to a one vehicle accident on Hwy 21 approx 1 mile west of the Walch Store. Giddings Fire Dept was dispatched for the use of jaws. No injuries reported.

Richards Memorial Hospital called and reported to Deputy Ray that a dog bit a two year old in the face. The dog is owned by the family and is not up to date on shots. The dog will be quarantined for 10 days.

A motorist reported that a deer was in the middle of the roadway on FM 696 West and appeared to have been struck by a car. Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to put the deer down.

August 23, 2011

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to Walch store to assist a motorist. The caller had a flat tire and was having problems changing it.

A concerned citizen reported that a black dog was tied up and did not appear to have access to any food or water. Deputy York and Deputy Durrenberger checked on the situation and advised that the dog had food, water and shelter.

Deputy Skinner and Deputy Carvin were dispatched to a residence on 6th St. in Lexington after a caller reported that he had a rattle snake in his yard and wanted assistance in removing it.

A complainant reported that she was slapped by her 17 year old daughter. She advised that her daughter was out of control and she wants to make a report. There were no weapons involved and her daughter was still in the house yelling and screaming. Deputy Rudolph responded and issued the daughter a citation for assault. She would be staying with her grandmother in La Grange for the night.

The clerk at the Walch Store called and reported that a man walked into the store and stole a pack of cigarettes and left heading westbound in a black Honda. The license plate was given to Deputy Liles and Deputy Rudolph. Investigation continues at this time.

August 24, 2011

A hit and run accident occurred on Hwy 290 East and was being followed by the vehicle that was hit. The Dodge truck turned north on Hwy 77. Deputy Rudolph located and stopped the vehicle at Hwy 77 @ FM 2440. The driver was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail.

A complainant reported that she heard noises outside of her residence and wanted someone to check her property. Deputy Rudolph searched the area but did not find anyone on her property.

Deputy York spoke to a complainant on FM 141 in Dime Box. The complainant reported that someone had damaged his fence.

A caller reported that she is a realtor and one of her houses on Hwy 21 had some wire stolen. Deputy Crockett met with the complainant and a report was taken.

Deputy Crockett and Deputy Allen assisted in attempting to locate a vehicle that was involved in a robbery at a business on FM 2440.

August 25, 2011

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from the Dime Box School that a boy was fighting with two teachers. Chief Deputy Lapham, Constable Kothmann, Deputy Crockett and Deputy York all responded to the call. The juvenile was transported to the juvenile probation office.

A complainant reported that an ex police officer in Lexington was flashing his red and blue lights in his driveway. The Lexington Chief of Police was made aware of the situation.

August 26, 2011

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner spoke to a complainant who reported her GMC truck stolen from her residence on FM 141. After gathering the information, the case was determined to be a civil matter.

Motorists reported a one vehicle accident on FM 1697 approx 2 miles west of FM 180. The driver struck a guardrail and was lying in the ditch. Chief Deputy Lapham, Captain Gonzales and Deputy Ray responded to the scene along with B& M Ambulance.

Captain Gonzales was dispatched to PR 8025 in Lincoln after a complainant reported that her juvenile son attempted to stab her husband with a pair of scissors. The juvenile was transported to the Sheriff’s Office

and later released to his father.

The dispatcher at Advanced Hydrocarbon called and reported that a white male carrying a back pack was seen walking around their building. Deputy Rudolph checked the perimeter but reported that subject had left the area.

August 27, 2011

A resident on PR 1414 reported that a vehicle had parked approx 200 yards up on his private road. He walked up to the vehicle and asked the driver what he was doing but the man did not answer him and continued talking on his cell phone. Deputy Rudolph located and spoke to the driver who advised that he felt sick so he pulled over. Subject lives on the next private road.

Deputy Durrenberger met with a complainant on CR 130 in Ledbetter. She reported that every morning at approx 5:00 A.M. a man and woman walk into her house and just sit around for a while. The complainant’s son talked to the deputy, everything is okay.

A motorist reported that a white male was walking on Hwy 290 West approx ¼ of a mile past Color Star. She advised that he was barely off the roadway and she was afraid he would get hit. Deputy Durrenberger located the subject and gave him a courtesy ride to a gas station.

A complainant on Blue Ridge Dr. in Lexington reported that his neighbor started another fire and wanted a deputy to check it out. Deputy Ray located the source and he was burning in a covered barrel as allowed during the burn ban.

Several motorists reported that there was debris on the roadway on FM 141 near CR 116. Deputy Allen was dispatched and he cleared the road.

Deputy Allen spoke to a complainant on PR 5000 in Ledbetter. She reported that someone took her television. The complainant called back and forgot that she loaned it to someone.

Two mailboxes were damaged on CR 323 in Lexington. Deputy Rudolph met with one complainant and filed a criminal

mischief report.

August 28, 2011

A complainant reported that his wife was being held against her will by her parents on CR 130 in Ledbetter. He wanted to go into the residence and get her but he knew that her dad had guns. Deputy Rudolph responded to the scene and escorted the female to her residence.

Deputy Ray was dispatched to Post Oak Dr in Elgin after a caller reported that someone was burning and she was worried that it would get out of control. The area was searched but no one was found to be burning. Deputy Ray spoke to the complainant.

A caller reported that she was house/ dog sitting and she thought she heard a loud noise in the back bedroom. Deputy Durrenberger met with the complainant and searched the house. Everything was okay.

A motorist reported that an 18- wheeler was stalled in the middle of Hwy 77 @ Hwy 21. Deputy Allen responded and was able to get the 18-wheeler off to the side of the road.

Deputy Rudolph assisted a motorist on Hwy 21 near CR 113. The driver reported that she had a flat tire and needed help changing it.

A complainant reported that someone had removed the cover from her AC unit and the boards that supported it. Deputy Rudolph checked out the situation. A close patrol of the residence will be in effect.

Jail Count:

08/28/2011 — 48 Males: 38 Females: 10

Friday is the start of the Labor Day weekend; additional traffic will be on the highways with families traveling to enjoy one last outing together for the summer. Drive responsibly, buckle up and have a safe Labor Day weekend.


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