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2012-02-23 / 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. Also, two members of the Lexington Police Department were honored this week. A few items of police activity are noted as follows:

February 12, 2012

At about 9:45 p.m., Officer Gaskamp was called by a citizen who had found marijuana in a relative’s bedroom on Giddings Street. Officer Gaskamp went to the location, seized the evidence and issued a summons. A report is on file.

February 13, 2012

At 1:25 a.m., Officer Gaskamp assisted the Sheriff’s Office on a residential burglar alarm on Private Road 7022.

At 2:21 a.m., Officer Gaskamp received notification of a reckless driver on Hwy. 77 north. A vehicle fitting the description was located and followed to Tanglewood, but no violations were observed.

February 14, 2012

At 8:08 p.m., Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the 500 block of North Rockdale in reference to an animal complaint. Resolved.

At 11:41 p.m., Officer Gaskamp assisted Deputy Skinner and Deputy Carvin on PR 4052 on a call of a possibly suicidal person. All was well at that location.

February 17, 2012

Chief Bowden was awarded the Academic Recognition Achievement Award by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).

At 6:25 p.m., Officer Nurse and Capt. Yarbrough arrived at 9th Street and Caldwell Street to assist Deputy Skinner on a Terroristic Threat followup investigation.

At 8:11 p.m., Officer Nurse and Capt. Yarbrough arrived at Herk’s Store reference a disorderly customer. The customer was directed to go home, and he did so.

February 18, 2012

At 6:30 p.m., Captain Yarbrough was honored by the Lee County Juneteenth Committee at the Globe Hill Baptist Church in Giddings as the 1st African-American Police Captain in Lee County, Texas history. Congratulations to Captain Yarbrough!!!

February 19, 2012

At 10:32 a.m., Officer Nurse responded to the 200 block of Avenue G in reference to a report of Criminal Mischief. A report was made.

At about 5:00 p.m., Officer Nurse was dispatched to Hwy, 1624 about 3 miles outside the city, reference a complaint of persons blocking the road while fishing. They were advised to move from the roadway and they complied.

We are your Police Department and we are here to serve you. These police reports are submitted each week in order to maintain transparency in government, and for your interest and enjoyment. All of us here at the Police Department hope all our fellow citizens enjoyed a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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