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2011-11-10 / Police

Lexington Police Report

By Chief Jerry Bowden

Hello again from your Chief. Your Police Officers have been very busy with continuing training and patrol. Several incidents and offenses have been reported and investigated and some investigations are still underway. A few items of police activity are noted as follows:

October 31, 2011

At 6:00 p.m. Chief Bowden, Capt. Yarbrough, Officer Gaskamp, and Officer Nurse patrolled the Halloween celebration in the city and on the Lexington Square.

At 6:00 p.m. Chief Bowden, Capt. Yarbrough, Officer Gaskamp, and Officer Nurse went to the 800 block of Caldwell Street reference a complaint of criminal mischief to a vehicle, that being a bullet hole in the rear bumper area of the car. Evidence was gathered and a report was filed. Extra patrols of the area were ordered by Chief Bowden.

November 1, 2011

At 11:30 p.m. Officer Gaskamp took a burglary report from a resident in the 300 block of Douglas Street.

At 3:00 a.m. Officer Gaskamp assisted a Lee County Deputy in moving a large deer off the roadway on Hwy. 77 south of the city.

At 3:45 p.m. Capt. Yarbrough and Officer Nurse were at the Police Department and were met there by two citizens who reside in the 300 block of Avenue E. They reported the Theft of personal property from their residence. Report filed – investigation continues.

At 5:45 p.m. Officer Nurse responded to the rear of City Hall to assist a motorist.

At 5:50 p.m. Capt. Yarbrough and Officer Nurse were dispatched to the 1000 block of Cherry Drive reference a complaint of Assault – Family Violence. They arrested a male subject there for assaulting his mother and transported him to the Lee County Jail where he was booked in on the charge of Assault – Family Violence.

November 2, 2011

At approximately 10:10 a.m. Chief Bowden, Capt. Yarbrough, and Officer Nurse arrived at the Lutheran Church and escorted the funeral of a Lexington citizen.

At 12:20 p.m. Chief Bowden, Capt. Yarbrough, and Officer Nurse went to a location on No. Hwy. 77 to serve a Felony warrant. Officers were unable to locate the wanted person. The investigation continues and we are still actively seeking him to arrest him.

At 9:30 p.m. Chief Bowden was flagged down by a citizen at Peterson’s Food Store reference the theft of a custom made saddle holder from the citizen’s front yard in the 400 block of 7th Street. Chief Bowden filed a theft report for him.

November 3, 2011

At 3:30 p.m. Chief Bowden awarded Captain Clarence Yarbrough the Chief’s Commendation Ribbon for professional excellence as an Investigator and as a Law Enforcement Trainer. Congratulations, Captain Yarbrough, and thank you for your service.

At 5:00 p.m. Chief Bowden, Capt. Yarbrough, and Officer Nurse were dispatched to CEFCO reference a stolen cell phone. Officers were given the description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle and his direction of travel. Officers gave pursuit and were able to overtake the suspect at the Giddings city limits. The cell phone was recovered from the suspect and Officers were about to arrest him for theft, but the owner of the phone declined to prosecute.

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. Please call us anytime you need us and we will be there for you.

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