2012-02-23 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

February 13, 2012

The Sheriff’s Office received a residential burglar alarm in Lexington. Deputy Crockett and Deputy Allen responded. The doors and windows were all found to be secure.

A caller reported that a red truck was parked and unattended on some property on Hwy 77 in Lexington. Deputy Liles checked on the vehicle and reported it appeared broken down. The owner was contacted and he said that he hit a deer and it messed up the radiator and he would be picking it up in approx 1 hour.

Deputy Liles checked on a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road on Hwy 21 near CR 440. The driver had vehicle problems and had family members on the way to his location.

Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy Liles and Deputy Rudolph responded to a disturbance call on CR 432 in Dime Box. A female caller reported that her boyfriend hit her but he had left the residence. She stayed elsewhere for the night.

A motorist reported that a small white car was swerving all over the roadway on Hwy 290 East near CR 237 heading westbound. Deputy Skinner searched for the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a black and gray cow that was out on CR 204 approx ¼ mile off CR 205. A cowboy was dispatched, along with Deputy Skinner, and the cow was no longer on the roadway.

February 14, 2012

Bastrop County called and reported a reckless driver. The vehicle was a white single cab truck and was failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. Deputy Carvin searched for the vehicle.

A motorist reported that a dark colored truck was parked on the edge of the pavement on FM 2239 just west of the FM 448/FM 2239 intersection. Deputy Skinner and Deputy Ayres located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. He was ok, just ran out of gas and his wife was on her way with some.

An anonymous caller reported that a white male was driving up and down CR 226 at a high rate of speed in a black Chevrolet truck. Deputy Skinner and Deputy Ayres located the truck and the subject was driving around his yard spinning his tires.

Deputy Skinner and Deputy Carvin received a call regarding a possible suicidal male subject that threatened to harm himself. Deputy Carvin spoke to the subject on the phone and he stated that he was just going to walk around for a while and cool down but promised not to harm himself.

February 15, 2012

A resident of Lexington called and requested assistance with traffic control. An 18-wheeler was on its way to Giddings with their mobile home. Deputy Rudolph was dispatched and assisted with the traffic.

A motorist reported that a blue car was on the side of the road on CR 113 with its hood up. Deputy Rudolph located the vehicle and the driver. The vehicle was broken down and help was already on the way.

Deputy Ray responded to a call reporting a one vehicle accident approx 2 miles north of Hwy 21 on FM 1624 in Lincoln. Everything was okay, the vehicle was just stuck in the mud. A passerby was able to pull him out.

A complainant reported that she was missing a gun and filed a theft report with Deputy Allen. Investigation continues on this case at this time.

Trooper Early requested assistance at a traffic stop on Hwy 290 West at the city limits. He was out on two vehicles. Deputy Allen and Deputy Ayres responded. Deputy Allen transported a female and a male to Lee County Jail for booking.

February 16, 2012

A caller reported that she was trying to get into her sister’s house to check on her, but she couldn’t get the door open, and she was afraid she is unconscious. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Lapham, Captain Gonzales and Deputy York responded to the call on CR 200. A Justice of the Peace was dispatched to the scene.

A motorist reported cows out on the roadway on CR 118 @ CR 117. Chief Deputy Lapham ran the cows off the road.

Deputy York was dispatched to put up cows on Hwy 21 West between Hwy 77 and Yegua Creek Bridge. The cows were off the roadway when he arrived.

A caller reported that her exboyfriend went through her window and took back his engagement ring and tore up a picture of them together. Deputy Ayres responded to the call in Dime Box and took a report. A criminal trespass warning was issued.

Deputy Allen and Deputy Ayres were dispatched to CR 226 after a caller reported that someone was hiding under their tractor out in their pasture. Deputy Allen and Deputy Ayres checked the pasture and did not locate anyone on the property.

February 17, 2012

A motorist reported that a vehicle had slid off the highway and into a ditch on Hwy 290 West approx 2-3 miles west of the rodeo arena. Deputy Ayres located the vehicle and took an accident report.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a complainant who reported that there was a cat in her house and she needed help getting it out. Deputy Rudolph responded and was able to remove the cat from the residence.

Several motorists reported loose livestock out on FM 3403 near CR 449 in Lexington. Deputy Liles searched the area but did not locate any animals out on the road.

A motorist reported a donkey was out on the road on CR 128 just off FM 180. Deputy Rudolph located the donkey, but advised it was approx 1 mile into Fayette County on Prospect Road.

A caller reported a strong order of gas in the air on Hwy 290 East. Deputy Liles and Giddings Volunteer Fire Dept were dispatched to the location. The source of the smell was coming from Advanced Hydrocarbon. They were washing out a tank.

Deputy Liles assisted with traffic control at the scene of an accident on Hwy 21 East @ the Middle Yegua. Lincoln Fire Dept and B& M ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A motorist reported that there was a UHaul broke down on Hwy 290 West and a man and a woman were attempting to wave down motorists. Deputy Carvin located the vehicle, but advised it was completely off the road and no one was around.

February 18, 2012

A caller reported that a blue minivan spun out of control and went into the ditch on Hwy 21. Caller was unsure of the location on Hwy 21 and did not stop due to heavy traffic. Deputy Rudolph checked from the Bastrop County line to the Burleson County line, but did not locate any vehicles in the ditch.

Deputy Rudolph met with a complainant on CR 306 in Lexington. She stated that her landlord was threatening her and told her that she had 3 days to move out or he would keep all of her possessions and sell them. The subject was referred to JP#3 Judge Hester.

A male subject came to the Sheriff’s Office to speak to a deputy regarding a dispute about a horse. Deputy Rudolph told the subject to contact the JP regarding the civil matter.

A complainant reported that two young boys in a black Chevrolet truck stole the high water sign that was out on CR 125 @ FM 180. The license plate was given to Deputy Skinner and a report was made. Investigation continues and charges are being filed.

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner were dispatched to CR 432 after a caller reported 3 people outside her house fighting in the road. The complainant called back and reported that there were 3 car loads of people and they drove off.

Deputy Skinner assisted with traffic control on Hwy 21 West between Hwy 77 and Manheim. Two wreckers from Bryan were trying to get a truck out that was stuck in the mud.

February 19, 2012

A motorist reported that an 18- wheeler was in the ditch on Hwy 290 West @ CR 200. Deputy Carvin checked on the truck and spoke to the driver who advised a wrecker was already on the way.

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to CR 106 to put up a cow that was out on the roadway.

A concerned citizen reported that a horse was tied up on CR 121 just past CR 122 and it didn’t appear to have access to food or water. Deputy Liles checked on the horse and it was okay.

A caller reported that there was a 90’s model blue Chevrolet truck parked on the skydiving property in Lexington. Deputy Liles located the truck and advised that it belonged to a subject that works there.

Jail Count: 02/19/2012: 48 Males: 42 Females: 6

This past week the Sheriff’s Office received 19 calls for cattle out on the roadway.


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