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2012-03-29 / Police

Lexington Police Report

Lexington Police Report by Captain Clarence Yarbrough Chief Jerry Bowden is on medical leave.

March 14, 2012

Captain Yarbrough was dispatched to Ave. C in reference to theft. Cpt. Yarbrough gathered all necessary information and generated a case report. All leads are being followed and an investigation is pending with charges to be filed at a later date.

March 15, 2012

Cpt. Yarbrough was contacted by a complainant advising an individual stole checks from his check book and cashed them unlawfully, stealing in excess of $600.00. This investigation is pending and charges are being filed against the suspect at this time.

March 16, 2012

Captain Yarbrough and Officer Nurse arrived at the 800 block of Yegua St in reference to a theft. Contact was made with one of the potential persons of interest involved in the theft. The Lexington Police Department will continue its investigation into this matter, and will be seeking criminal charges.

March 17, 2012

Officer Nurse assisted DPS, EMS, and the Lexington Fire Department in reference to a vehicle wreck located on S. HWY 77 and Shady Circle. Officer Nurse assisted with traffic control during the processing of the accident scene by DPS Trooper. There were injuries, and one of the drivers was transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, TX by Star Flight.

March 18, 2012

Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the United Methodist Church in reference to a dog bite. Officer Gaskamp secured the dog and it was determined the dog did not bite the alleged victim. The injuries sustained by the victim appeared to be scratch marks from the dog’s nail. The dog was removed from the area by officer Gaskamp, and released to the potential owner in the county.

Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to a dog at large complaint in the area of Rockdale St. Contact was made with the owner, and the dog was released back in the custody of the owner.

Officer Gaskamp assisted Lee County on a Family Violence call on CR 326. Upon arrival, Officer Gaskamp assisted Lee County with information gathering, and other tasks as were needed by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, to ensure no further problems would occur.

March 20, 2012

The Lexington Police Department Officers, Cpl. Johnny Wooldridge, Officer Scott Gaskamp, Officer Nurse, and Officer Ben Bishop, successfully completed the Legislative Update and Federal Update Course sponsored by the Giddings Police Department.

Cpt. Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge attended a meeting with the Lexington VFD to improve and establish a positive working relationship between Lexington agencies. Chief Milburn provided Cpt. Clarence Yarbrough and Cpl. Johnny Wooldridge with a tour of the Lexington Fire Department, revealing resources available to the citizens of the City of Lexington and Lee County.

Cpt. Clarence Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge were dispatched to assisted Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington VFD with a vehicle that had been swept off the roadway on FM 1624, due high water crossing the roadway. It was later discovered that the driver of the vehicle was found, was overcome by the raging waters, and had passed away. On behalf of the Lexington Police Department, our prayers go out to the family of the victim of the drowning on FM 1624.

Captain Yarbrough was notified by City Workers in reference to a lost cell phone. Captain Yarbrough was able to locate the owner of the lost cellular phone. Cpt. Yarbrough returned the property back to the rightful owner.

March 22, 2012

Officer Gaskamp took a report of a counterfeit check. It was determined that an unknown person had fraudulently made a transaction to their debit card in excess of $100.00. Officer Gaskamp gathered all the necessary information needed, and an investigation pending was started with the intent to seek criminal charges against the suspect(s) involved.

Officer Nurse assisted the Lexington ISD with traffic and crowd control at the Lexington Track meet. Officer Nurse helped insure all in attendance were in compliance with school rules and local state laws. While Officer Nurse was patrolling the track meet, he indicated there were incidents to report.

March 23, 2012

Officer Gaskamp escorted funeral services for the Baptist Church to the Lexington Cemetery. Our condolences are extended to the family on behalf of the Lexington Police Department.

Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to the Dollar General regarding a shoplifting. Upon arrival at the Dollar General Store, Officer Gaskamp reviewed the stores surveillance video and it could not be determined if an offense took place.

Officer Gaskamp assisted Deputy Skinner on a warrant attempt in the area of Yegua St in the City of Lexington. After securing the area, and several attempts to establish contact with someone inside the residence failed, Deputy Skinner and Officer Gaskamp departed the area, unable to locate the wanted suspect at that time.

Both Officer Nurse and Officer Gaskamp assisted the Lexington ISD with traffic and crowd control at the Track Meet, both on foot and in their patrol vehicle. Officer Nurse was notified by a citizen that individuals were engaged in inappropriate behavior in a vehicle, in the school parking lot at the Lexington Track meet. Investigation is pending and possible charges are to follow.

Officer Nurse was dispatched to the Lexington Track meet in reference to a missing student. Contact was made with Chief David Mohr at that time. After a search of the area, the student was located and safely returned to their parents.

March 24, 2012

Officer Nurse made contact with a 14 year old black female, who advised that she was almost abducted by an unknown black male, approximately 5’10, 185 lbs., low fade haircut, driving an older model white sedan. The victim advised that the unknown male pulled alongside of her, as she walked near the stockyard, in the City of Lexington. The male subject then exited his vehicle and attempted to grab the victim and force her inside his vehicle. The victim advised Officer Nurse she fought off the male assailant by striking him in the face with a closed fist and screaming for help. The victim advised that the assailant let her go and re-entered his vehicle, driving off at a high rate of speed. The victim advised Officer Nurse that she ran towards the Lexington Police Department, before she was contacted by Officer Nurse at the Lexington Eagle Automotive Shop, located at Third St and Main St. If there are potential witnesses or anyone with any additional information about this attempted abduction PLEASE CONTACT: Cpt. Clarence Yarbrough with the LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT @ (979)773-3654.

Officer Nurse was dispatched to the Dollar General in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked outside. After a preliminary field interview, Officer Nurse determined there was no suspicious activity or problems to report.

Officer Nurse assisted Deputy Skinner on a warrant attempt in the area of CR 326 in Lee County, TX. After securing the area, and several attempts made to establish contact with someone inside the residence failed, Deputy Skinner and Officer Nurse departed the area, unable to locate the wanted suspect at this time.

March 25, 2012

Officer Nurse was dispatched to CEFCO in reference to an individual drinking beer in the parking lot. Officer Nurse established contact with the person of interest, and conducted a preliminary field investigation. It was determined no consumption was taking place.

The Lexington Police Department is still currently auditing the Evidence Room. The Lexington Police Department is currently in the process of identifying properties in the city that are eyesores, and structures which need to be deemed condemned. The Lexington Police Department is currently working closely with the City Attorney and the City Council to determine the appropriate course of actions that are cost effective to beautify our city.

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