2012-02-16 / Police

Lexington Police Report

By Chief Jerry Bowden

Hello again from your Chief. Your Police Officers have been very busy serving you, and your Chief and Captain Yarbrough have continued several criminal investigations. 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:

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

At about 7:30 p.m., Officer Gaskamp went to Hwy. 77 and North Street reference a three car accident. Report on file.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

At about 2:29 p.m., a local citizen walked in to the PD to report criminal mischief (deep tire ruts) to his rye field, possibly caused by a light blue pick-up. Extra patrols ordered.

At about 6:30 p.m., Officer Gaskamp responded to a call for service in the 300 block of Hester Street after a citizen reported someone called and threatened to kill him. Extra patrols ordered. Report on file.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, Captain Yarbrough arrested Desiree Blackman for the offense of Forgery/Counterfeiting and transported her to the Lee County Jail.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

At about 7:30 p.m., Officer Nurse arrived in the 200 blk of Avenue E reference a burglary in progress. No one was in the area.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Corporal Wooldridge located a missing person out of Austin, Texas.

At about 8:00 p.m., Chief Bowden and Officer Nurse conducted a business check at CEFCO.

At about 11:00 p.m., Officer Nurse checked the Savannah Apartments reference a report of a suspicious person knocking on doors. No one was in the area.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

At about 1:00 a.m., Officer Nurse checked a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Peterson’s. Checked ok. The driver was a female from New Mexico who had pulled over to sleep.

Fri. Feb. 10, 2012

At about 9:00 a.m., Chief Bowden found loose livestock on the roadway near the stockyard. Returned to pen.

At about 1: 47p. m., Chief Bowden observed two persons in a verbal altercation on the side of the roadway at Hwy.77 at the north city limits. Settled.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

At about 11:00 a.m., Officer Bishop responded to the 800 block of 7th Street reference a report of the natural death of one of our citizens. A report was filed.

At about 6:31 p.m., Chief Bowden and Officer Gaskamp went to the 1100 block of Caldwell Street reference a domestic disturbance. A report was made and one citation issued for assault by contact.

HONORS! This coming Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 6: 30 p. m., Lexington Police Captain Clarence Yarbrough will be honored at the Juneteenth festivities for being the first African- American Police Captain in Lee County, Texas. The ceremony will take place at Globe Hill Baptist Church, located at 4083 CR 133 in Giddings. Congratulations to Captain Yarbrough!

We are your Police Department and we are pleased to serve you. These police reports are submitted each week in order to maintain transparency in government, and for your interest.

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