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2011-12-15 / Police

Lexington Police Report

By Chief Jerry Bowden

December 4, 2011

At 9:54 pm Chief Bowden and Officer Gaskamp responded to the 100 block of North Avenue reference a 911 hang-up call. Checked ok. Telephone line problems caused by rain.

At 10:54 pm Chief Bowden checked several businesses in Lexington on random patrol.

December 5, 2011

Chief Bowden patrolled the school zone at 7:00 am.

At 10:24 pm Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the 1000 block of North Main Street on an EMS call reference a person with breathing problems. The caller stated he believed someone had poisoned him. Checked ok. Caller refused treatment stating he had experienced a panic attack.

At 11:11 pm Officer Gaskamp again dispatched to the 1000 block of North Main Street reference a suicidal person. Upon assessing the scene, Officer Gaskamp called Chief Bowden. The person had barricaded himself in the bathroom. He had stated he was going to kill everyone in the house and then himself. At 11:22pm he came out of the bathroom and surrendered himself. Officer Gaskamp transported the person to the Lee County Jail for MHMR evaluation and screening. Officer Gaskamp then transported him from the Jail to the Austin State Hospital for confinement and treatment.

December 6, 2011

Officer Nurse went to the 500 block of Shaw reference a complaint of suspicious activity. A lady reported an animal had dug a large hole under her trailer. Checked ok.

December 7, 2011

Officer Nurse issued 3 traffic warnings in the school zone.

Officer Nurse was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Rockdale reference a welfare concern. Checked ok.

Officer Nurse checked the North Rockdale area for dogs running at large.

Officer Nurse checked a suspicious vehicle parked near Peterson’s Food Store. Checked ok.

December 8, 2011

Chief Bowden, Officer Nurse, and Officer Gaskamp went to the corner of Hester and Avenue B reference two dogs at large destroying property. Officer Gaskamp wrote a criminal mischief report reference property destroyed by the dogs at a nearby residence.

Officer Gaskamp went to the 600 block of Avenue B and issued a citation for dogs running at large.

December 9, 2011

Area check by Chief Bowden at 7:00 am .

Officer Gaskamp checked a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the St Joseph’s Medical Center. Checked ok.

Officer Gaskamp checked for a pit bull loose in the area of Avenue C and Hester. Owner confined the dog.

At 3:50 pm Officer Gaskamp assisted Chief Bowden in the investigation of a minor traffic accident in the parking lot of Peterson’s Food Store.

Officer Gaskamp spoke with a person at the corner of 7th Street and Hale Street reference loud music from their vehicle. They were warned to turn it down and they complied.

At 9:32 pm Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the Colbywood Apartments in the 9100 block of Hwy. 77 reference a disturbance and an assault. An investigation revealed there was no assault. The noise was quieted.

At 11:37 pm Officer Gaskamp was checking businesses at night and found the rear door to Granny’s Restaurant standing open. He contacted the owner and the owner came to the scene and locked it.

December 10, 2011

Corporal Wooldridge issued a traffic citation for speeding on Hwy. 77.

4:35pm: Officer Nurse was flagged down by a citizen on 5th Street who complimented him and the rest of the police department on a job well done.

Officer Nurse issued a citation for speeding on Hwy. 77.

Chief Bowden was on routine patrol and spoke with City employees about someone throwing the electrical breaker on a large City owned Christmas tree near the square. Chief Bowden contacted Officer Nurse and advised him to check all Christmas decorations as he made his appointed rounds.

December 11, 2011

Corporal Wooldridge patrolled the City.

December 12, 2011

At 7:00 am Chief Bowden patrolled the school zones.

At 7: 29 pm Chief Bowden investigated a traffic accident on Hwy. 77 at Caldwell Street. No injuries were reported.

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.

Extra care should be taken when shopping and parking. Please do not leave packages, purses and keys in your vehicles, and drive defensively as you travel about.

Also, please use care with your Christmas trees and lights because of the potential fire hazard. And finally, let us all remember “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.”

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