2011-09-15 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

September 5, 2011

A complainant called and wanted to report his vehicle as stolen. He talked to Deputy Liles about the situation. Further investigation concluded that it was a civil matter and no report was taken.

Deputy Ray was dispatched to a residence on CR 233 after the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female who had fallen and needed assistance getting up. Deputy Ray assisted in putting her back into her chair.

Deputy York spoke to a complainant who reported that someone had damaged his mailbox on CR 213. A report is on file.

The Sheriff’s Office received an alarm call at a local business on Hwy 77. Deputy Ray was dispatched and checked out the building and found everything to be secure. The owner was notified.

A motorist reported 5 horses out on FM 1697 approx 4 miles West of FM 180. Deputy Kahn responded and removed the horses from the roadway.

Deputy Kahn was dispatched to a disturbance on PR 4364 in Dime Box. A caller reported that there was a woman in her yard wanting to get some items from her residence. She had asked her to leave but the woman was refusing. The complainant called back a few minutes later to advise that the woman left her property.

September 6, 2011

A complainant reported that someone was knocking on her door and on the front of her house. She thought it may have been her ex- husband. Deputy Kahn checked the area.

A motorist reported that there was a large piece of metal on Hwy 290 and several vehicles hit it and were all on the side of the roadway changing their flat tires. One wrecker was needed for a trailer. Deputy Kahn and Deputy Rudolph blocked traffic long enough for everyone to change their flat tires.

Chief Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant who advised that his 30 year old grandson hit him with a crutch. An assault report was taken, no charges filed at this time.

Chief Deputy Lapham and Captain Gonzales were dispatched to an assault call on CR 432 in Dime Box. A female complainant reported that her boyfriend had hit her. The complainant did not know her location. Deputies spoke to complainant on phone and she advised they were in Caldwell and everything was okay.

A caller reported that her exboyfriend was refusing to give her keys back to her. Deputy Ray responded and spoke to both parties involved and the keys were returned without incident.

Deputy Ray assisted at a one vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 290. There were no reported injuries and the vehicle was towed by a local wrecker.

September 7, 2011

A caller reported that a small car was in the ditch on CR 233 and it appeared that someone was in the vehicle. Deputy Crockett checked it out and advised no one was in the vehicle and the vehicle was broken down.

A motorist reported that a porta potty was in the middle of the roadway on Hwy 77 North just before FM 1624. Deputy Crockett advised dispatch that it was removed from the road prior to his arrival.

Deputy Kahn spoke to a complainant who reported that she bought a TV for her son and he had failed to make the

payments on it and would like a deputy to go with her to pick up the TV.

A complainant reported that he was having problems with his girlfriend and she was upset and throwing things around the house. Deputy Kahn and Deputy Rudolph responded.

September 8, 2011

A concerned citizen reported that he could hear yelling and screaming coming from a house down the road on CR 415 in Lexington. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner responded but advised everything was okay.

Chief Deputy Lapham, Captain Gonzales, Deputy York and Deputy Allen responded to a residence on CR 442 after a caller reported that a tree had fallen on top of her husband.

A motorist reported that a truck had run off the roadway on Hwy 290 across from CR 233. Deputy York was dispatched and assisted with traffic control.

Deputy Skinner met with a complainant who reported that someone had stolen some hay from his lease property on Hwy 21 East. A report was taken and investigation continues.

A concerned citizen reported seeing an orange or yellow tanker truck parked on CR 309 just north of FM 696. The caller was concerned that they were pumping oil or septic waste into the creek. Deputy Ray advised that it was county workers and they were pumping water from the creek to spray the roadway.

Washington County reported that a tan colored 2011 Infinity with no license plate was traveling east bound on Hwy 290 at a high rate of speed. Captain Gonzales searched for the vehicle.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Liles assisted on Hwy 21 East at a vehicle accident. There were no reported injuries and the vehicle was towed.

A resident on FM 1624 reported that someone was shooting guns at the back of her property. Deputy Kahn located the source but advised that he was shooting on his own property and not towards the complainant’s property.

A complainant called and requested to speak to a deputy regarding a problem he was having. Deputy Rudolph spoke to the subject and gave him advice on his situation.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident on Hwy 290 who thought they could hear someone moving around outside their house. Deputy Kahn searched the house and the perimeter but was unable to locate anything.

September 10, 2011

The police department requested assistance at the police station. The dispatcher reported that the officers were having trouble with a suicidal subject. Deputy Kahn and Deputy Rudolph responded to the scene. Subject was arrested for public intoxication.

A resident on CR 405 reported that a small red car had been driving up and down the road very slowly. This car had not been seen around before. Deputy Ray searched the area but advised that he could not locate a vehicle matching the description.

A caller reported that his son was having suicidal thoughts again and needed some help. Deputy York met with MHMR and transported the subject to Austin State Hospital.

Deputy Ray met with Commissioner Pitts at the Fireman’s park. A report for criminal mischief was taken. Someone had broken a window in the concession stand.

Sheriff Meyer responded to an alarm call at a business in Lexington. Everything was okay.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 hang up call from a residence on CR 227. Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to the scene but advised it was accidental.

September 11, 2011

Deputy York and Deputy Ray assisted with a civil stand by at a residence at Town & Country Mobile Home Park on Hwy 290 East. A subject was attempting to take his property and his mother became upset and began to threaten him.

A caller reported that there was an old red Dodge truck pulling an old horse trailer that was dragging on Hwy 77 North in Tanglewood heading southbound. The trailer started a small grass fire in Milam County. Deputy York attempted to locate the vehicle.

Deputy Allen checked on a business alarm in Lexington. The building was checked and found to be secure.

Jail Count:

09/11/2011: 47 Males: 35 Females: 12

This past week, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 15 calls for animals on roadway. Dispatchers also received 19 calls in regards to fires.




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