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2012-04-05 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Capitan Clarence Yarbourgh

March 26, 2012

Cpt. Yarbrough responded to the CEFCO Convenience Store for the passing of a counterfeit bill. Cpt. Yarbrough made contact with management and was able to collect the counterfeit bill and viewed the surveillance video observing the individual who was responsible for passing the bill. The subject will be identified and criminal charges will be filed at a later date.

Cpt. Yarbrough was contacted at the Lexington Police Department by a citizen who was complaining about the behavior of an individual on their property. A formal complaint was filed. The citizen requested that a criminal trespass warning be issued to the person in question. A criminal trespass warning was issued.

Cpt. Yarbrough assisted the Lutheran Church with a funeral escort from the Church to the Lexington Cemetery.

Cpt. Yarbrough assisted with a funeral escort from Rockdale to the Lexington Cemetery.

Cpt. Yarbrough was contacted by a concerned citizen who found a set of lost keys in the area of Dickson and Ave C. If anyone has knowledge or has misplaced a set of keys, please contact the Lexington Police Department.

March 27, 2012

Officer Gaskamp responded to a complaint of illegal burning in the area of Caldwell St. Contact was made with the individuals responsible, and it was determined there was no evidence of any illegal burning at that time.

Officer Gaskamp responded to a disturbance in the area of Caldwell St. Upon arrival, the complainant advised Officer Gaskamp of the situation. After Officer Gaskamp gathered all the facts, it was determined no criminal act had occurred.

Officer Gaskamp assisted Travis County Constable’s Office on a warrant service at the CEFCO Convenience Store.

Officer Gaskamp was dispatched to Rockdale St. for a stolen vehicle report. Upon arrival, Officer Gaskamp learned the complainant wanted his vehicle returned with no criminal charges being filed. The complainant allowed an individual to use the vehicle. Officer Gaskamp and Cpt. Yarbrough worked with the Abilene Police Department and were able to help the complainant recover the vehicle.

Officer Gaskamp was on patrol in the area of Giddings Street, when he noticed the door of a local citizen’s vehicle standing open. He attempted to make contact with the owners of the vehicle, but was unable to. Officer Gaskamp checked the vehicle, and there was no obvious criminal activity.

March 28, 2012

Cpt. Yarbrough was contacted at the Lexington Police Department by a complainant wishing to file criminal charges against two subjects for theft of property. Cpt. Yarbrough took statements and conducted an investigation The incident is still under investigation.

Cpt. Yarbrough was contacted concerning a road-rage driver on FM 112. Cpt. Yarbrough and Officer Gaskamp attempted to locate the operator and vehicle, unsuccessfully. Lexington Police Officers will increase patrols on FM 112. Additional areas of increased patrols will be in the area of FM 1624 and Rockdale St. due to the high volume of complaints received by the Lexington Police Department.

Officer Gaskamp responded to a Dog at Large call in the area of Shaw St. Contact was made with the complainant and the owner of the dog. It was discovered the dog attacked and killed the complainant’s chicks. Both the complainant and dog owner resolved the matter on a civil level.

Cpt. Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge responded to a burglary of habitation call in the area of 7th Street Cpt. Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge met with the complainant, who reported several items stolen and an attempt to strip the residence of the copper wiring. The investigation continues.

Cpt. Yarbrough was contacted by management of the Lexington Food Mart regarding a counterfeit bill being passed. The surveillance video is being reviewed in an attempt to identify the person responsible for the passing of the counterfeit bill. The investigation continues.

April 1, 2012

Officer Gaskamp assisted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on FM 696 with a disturbance on the roadway. Neither party was willing to pursue any criminal charges.

Officer Gaskamp responded to a burglar alarm at the Lexington Food Mart. Upon arrival, Officer Gaskamp conducted checks of the property.

Officer Nurse responded to an assault call which occurred in the area of Cherry St. Officer Nurse made contact with the complainant and a report was filed.

Officer Nurse assisted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Lapham, with a death that occurred at the Texas Sky Diving Facility. This investigation is being handled by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

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