2011-12-01 / Police

Lexington Police Report

By Chief Jerry Bowden

We hope all our citizens enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving!! 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:

November 14, 2011

At 2:00 p.m. Capt. Yarbrough filed cases for prosecution with the District Attorney’s Office for the offenses of Assault – Family Violence, and for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.

November 16, 2011

At 7:45 a.m. Capt. Yarbrough and Officer Nurse were dispatched to Peterson’s Food Store by Chief Bowden reference information about a shoplifting.

November 17, 2011

At 4:45 p.m. Chief Bowden, Capt. Yarbrough, and Officer Nurse confronted six subjects from Burleson County in the trailer park in the 1000 block of Cherry Drive and quelled a disturbance. They were sent back to Burleson County.

At 5:20 p.m. Officers returned to the 1000 block of Cherry Drive and took a sworn statement from a complainant at that location.

At 3:20 p.m. Chief Bowden and Officer Nurse went to the County Tax Office reference a report of a disruptive customer. Situation quieted.

November 19, 2011

At 12:35 a.m. Chief Bowden checked the building and grounds at Holy Family Catholic Church.

At 5:00 p.m. Officer Gaskamp arrived at the Lexington Dollar Store reference a complaint of criminal trespass. He arrested the suspect on a warrant and transported her to the County Jail.

November 20, 2011

At 1:29 p.m. Chief Bowden was called to the scene of a welfare concern by Officer Gaskamp in the 700 block of W. 3rd Street. Relatives had called concerned about a 92 year old lady who lives there, and who had been on the phone with them 45 minutes earlier. They had lost contact with her and were unable to re-establish contact again. Chief Bowden called Lexington Fire and EMS to the scene and it was determined all was well.

November 23, 2011

At 6:20 p.m. Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to Hwy. 77 near Wright Insurance reference an injured dog.

At 7:05 p.m. Officer Gaskamp met with an individual who reported striking a deer on Hwy. 696. Blue form issued.

At 7:32 p.m. Officer Gaskamp went to the 600 block of Caldwell Street and took a report of the burglary of a motor vehicle.

November 26, 2011

At 11: 27 a. m. Corporal Wooldridge filed a report of the attempted burglary of a motor vehicle in the 400 block of Main Street.

At 12: 45 p. m. Corporal Wooldridge was dispatched to Dickson Street reference a report of a speeding motorcycle. Unable to locate.

At 3: 15 p. m. Corporal Wooldridge was dispatched to a location north of town reference an injured deer. Unable to locate.

At 6:00 p.m. Officer Raney issued a traffic warning on Hwy. 77.

At 9:24 p.m. Officer Raney issued a traffic citation on Hwy. 77 at 7th Street.

At 10:00 p.m. Officer Raney was dispatched to Yegua Street reference a domestic disturbance and arrested one person for assault-family violence.

November 27, 2011

At 8:22 p.m. Chief Bowden made an area patrol of the City.

From 9:00 p.m. to 11:10 p.m. Chief Bowden conducted a surveillance of three businesses in the City.

Progress Note: It is the wish of the Chief that our High School students know the police are their friends and that we are here to protect them. Therefore, the Chief will ask permission of the City Council and the Lexington ISD to have a contest at our school. This contest will engage our High School students in a competition to design a new Lexington Police Department shoulder patch for our uniforms. With permission, we will ask our students to become an active part in the life and operation of their police department by competing to design a new shoulder patch that is relative and identifiable with our City and School culture. The Chief will select the winning design. If no funds are available for the manufacture of the patches, the Chief will pay for them as a gift to our City.

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 any time you need us and we will be there for you.

NOTE: The Christmas Season is quickly approaching and for those of us who are Catholic, Lutheran, or Methodist, we are now in the first week of Advent. Extra care should be taken when shopping and parking. Please do not leave packages, purses and keys in you vehicles, and drive defensively as you travel about. Your safety is our mission.

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