2011-09-29 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

September 19, 2011 Chief Deputy Lapham responded to a possible suicide call on Oakwood Dr. in Elgin. A helicopter was dispatched and the subject was airlifted to the hospital.

A caller reported that his neighbor’s cow was stuck in the mud. Deputy Rudolph notified a cowboy who was able to get the cow out safely.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from Caldwell Hospital reporting that they had a subject in their emergency room with a dog bite. The dog was accidentally run over and the subject attempted to pick up the dog and the dog bit his arm. Deputy Allen spoke to the dog owner who advised the dog was current with all shots.

September 20, 2011

A motorist reported several cows out at 4725 FM 180. Deputy Liles responded and ran the cattle back into a pasture.

Deputy Liles was dispatched to a residential alarm on CR 401. The property was searched and found to be secure. The owner was on scene.

A resident at Westwood Villa reported that a vehicle parks in front of different apartments almost every night and plays music really loud. She advised that she spoke to the apartment manager and they don’t do anything. Deputy Kahn and Deputy Rudolph will be driving through the apartments periodically.

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to FM 1697 @ Nail’s Creek Bridge to put cows up again. The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate the owner.

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on CR 113 near CR 101. Deputy Kahn was given a description and checked the area.

A resident at Westwood Villa Apartments called and reported that a male subject broke her window to her apartment. Deputy Kahn, Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Allen responded to the call. A report was taken and charges are pending at this time.

September 21, 2011

A complainant reported that his neighbor was knocking on his door and stated that her husband had been hitting her and she is pregnant. Deputy Rudolph took the report.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Skinner were dispatched to CR 200 after a caller reported two cows out. Deputies were able to run the cows into a pasture.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to a cow out at 1498 CR 225. The cow had been out for approx a week and kept running into a wooded area. A landowner allowed the cow onto his place and will keep it until it can be loaded up and taken to the auction barn.

A caller reported that a cow and a bull were out and in front of her residence on CR 200. She was concerned that they will cross the railroad tracks and get on Hwy 290. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Allen located them and ran them off the road.

September 22, 2011

A resident reported that a truck was sitting in his pasture and was missing a front wheel. There was no one around and the vehicle was locked. His fence was also

damaged and wanted someone to take a report. Deputy Liles took the report and the vehicle was towed.

Chief Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant regarding someone entering her property without her permission. The matter was civil and subjects were advised to seek an attorney.

A complainant reported that a dark blue truck drove into her property on CR 118 and was driving around very slowly. Chief Deputy Lapham located the vehicle and found out it was the Lee County Appraisal District.

A motorist reported two 18- wheelers that were traveling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 21 East heading westbound. Deputy Liles searched the area but was unable to locate the trucks.

Sheriff Meyer spoke to a complainant on FM 696 in Lexington and took a report regarding theft of wire.

A caller reported that she had received a call from her stepson’s mother stating that her stepson was on his way out to her house and he took his shotgun. There was some paperwork that was served to him regarding child visitation and he was upset. Deputy Carvin stayed in the area but the subject did not show up.

Deputy Kahn was dispatched to a residence on FM 141 in Dime Box. The complainant stated that a female had been texting her and calling her names and threatening her. Both parties agreed to not communicate with each other.

September 23, 2011

Deputy Carvin was notified that a man went to Bastrop Sheriff’s Office and reported that an individual accidentally shot himself in his leg in Lee County. A report was taken and investigation continues on this case.

Deputy Skinner and Deputy Ray responded to a one vehicle accident on Hwy 77 in Lexington. A resident on FM 141 approx ½ mile south of Hwy 21 reported that her neighbor did not close her gate all the way and 10 cows got out. Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to the call.

Deputy Allen and Deputy Rudolph assisted Trooper Manner at a two vehicle accident on Hwy 290 West. Deputies gave the occupants courtesy rides from the accident scene.

September 24, 2011

Several motorists reported cows out on FM 141 south of Hwy 21 in Dime Box. Deputy Skinner and Deputy Ray responded and advised that the owner was on scene and fixing the fence.

Deputy York and Deputy Ray spoke to a complainant who reported vandalism on some property on CR 122. A report was made.

A caller reported that he lives on CR 117 and his neighbors were shooting at birds and the pellets were falling on his roof. He went and spoke to them, but they continued shooting. Deputy Allen spoke to the neighbor and the matter was resolved peacefully.

A motorist reported that a brown Toyota Corolla was on Hwy 290 and was all over the roadway. Deputy Rudolph was given the license plate and description and located the vehicle. The driver

was tired and was going to stop and rest.

Several callers reported hearing a loud “boom” that shook their house. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the source.

Deputy Allen was dispatched to a residence on FM 141 after a neighbor reported that her neighbors had been arguing all day and she witnessed the male subject push the female down to the ground. Both parties agreed to separate for the night.

September 25, 2011

Deputy Allen investigated a one car accident on CR 119.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Skinner took a report of a theft of a gun from a residence in Dime Box.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Skinner were unable to locate a reported suspicious vehicle on CR 217.

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to a reckless driver on Highway 77 N. The vehicle was stopped; it was determined that the driver was tired.

Jail Report

Jail Count: 09/25/2011: 46 Males: 34 Females: 12

October 4th is recognized as National Night out. Anyone in the County that may be having a block party, please call the Sheriff’s Office. This past week the Sheriff’s Office received 37 calls for cattle on roadway. We request that land owners monitor their fences and cattle a little closer.

Crime Stoppers Pays Cash Rewards for Information on Crimes in Lee County. 1-866-930-TIPS (8477)

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