Lexington Police Report
Hello again from your Chief. Your Police Officers have been very busy with continuing training and with Holiday patrols. Several incidents and offenses have been reported and investigated and some investigations are still underway. Arrests have been made, including another felony arrest. Two more cases are ready to be filed with the Grand Jury this week. A few items of police activity are noted as follows:
January 1, 2012
At 12:09 am Chief Bowden met Officers Gaskamp and Nurse at Peterson’s Food Store where he ordered extra patrols in the 700 block of Avenue G; reference someone knocking on an elderly lady’s door.
At 12:20 am Officers Gaskamp and Nurse observed a suspicious person behind Peterson’s Food Store. He checked ok.
At1:00 am Compliment by citizens: Officer Gaskamp was on routine patrol in the 2nd Brademan Addition and was flagged down by a resident who gave a compliment and a “thank you” to the Police Department for patrolling the area. The citizen stated they have not had any security in the neighborhood before.
At 1:07 am Officers Gaskamp and Nurse were searching for a missing juvenile. They located him on Avenue E at his girlfriend’s house and returned him to his mother. Deputy Skinner assisted.
At 3:20 am Officer Gaskamp assisted stranded motorists who had run out of gas at the corner of Rockdale Street and Hester Street. They were given a courtesy ride to CEFCO to obtain fuel, and then back to their vehicle.
Chief Bowden checked the buildings and grounds at Holy Family Catholic Church. All was well.
Chief Bowden was at the Police Department beginning administrative duties and paperwork for the New Year - 2012.
January 2, 2012
Capt. Yarbrough took a report of theft. The investigation has been completed and a warrant will be issued tomorrow.
Officer Nurse received a call; reference children playing around the old peanut factory; spoke with the children about safety concerns.
Capt. Yarbrough completed a case from last week regarding the Theft of a Motor Vehicle. The perpetrator has been identified, warrants have been applied for, and the case has been submitted for review by the Grand Jury.
January 3, 2012
Chief Bowden briefed Reserve Officer Ben Bishop on Police Department policy and procedure, as well as general orders, rules, and regulations.
Chief Bowden ordered Officer Nurse to check for dogs running at large in the 1000 block of Caldwell. None observed at this time.
At 11:15pm Chief Bowden confronted a suspicious person on Hwy. 77 near the Round Top State Bank. Checked ok. The subject was a hitchhiker passing through town.
January 4, 2012
From 10:15pm – 2:35am Chief Bowden conducted a surveillance of a classified location for investigative purposes.
At 11:00 pm Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the 900 block of Hale Street; reference a 911 hang-up. Unfounded call.
January 5, 2012
At 11:45 pm Officer Nurse arrived in the 1100 block of Shaw to assist EMS.
January 6, 2012
Captain Yarbrough and Officer Gaskamp met with Chief Bowden at Peterson’s; reference information.
At 11:31pm Capt. Yarbrough and Officer Gaskamp were dispatched to the 700 block of 6th Street; reference a complaint of Telephone Harassment. Resolved.
Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the area of Avenue E and Hwy. 1624; reference loose livestock on the roadway. Unfounded.
Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the 600 block of Hale Street; reference a loose cow on the street. Unfounded.
January 8, 2012
Officer Gaskamp was contacted by a citizen who reported a driver in a white GMC P/U truck had an open container in the vehicle and was intoxicated. Officer Gaskamp followed the driver to an address on Avenue A and his driving was legal and lawful. Upon interviewing him, he did not smell of alcohol and it was determined he was drinking a Pepsi Cola from a can in a koozie.
At 2:19 pm Officer Gaskamp assisted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on CR 401 and Hwy. 696 East; reference a report of lost juveniles.
Progress Note and Thank You!
Chief Bowden has been trying to obtain an infant car seat for one of our citizens in need. Chief Bowden mentioned it to a Lexington Faith Temple Church member, Mr. Jody Tillery, and he immediately sprang into action. The infant car seat was donated by his Church and brought to the Police Department the next day by Mr. Tillery. Chief Bowden extends a big “THANK YOU” to Mr. Tillery and all the other fine members of the Lexington Faith Temple Church on Hwy. 112 at CR-317 for their wonderful Spirit of Giving.