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2012-05-03 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Captain Clarence Yarbourgh

April 23, 2012

Trooper Weiser arrested Ronnie Lee Mathis, Jr. for Possession of Marijuana and booked him in at the Lee County Jail. Cpt. Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge traveled to Giddings to interview Ronnie Mathis who was suspected of Sexual Assault of a Child. Upon arrival at the Lee County Sheriff ’s Office, the interview was conducted by Cpt. Yarbrough with Ronnie. During the interview, it was discovered the allegations were consistent with evidence discovered during the investigation. Cpt. Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge departed the Lee County Sheriff’s Office with sufficient evidence to request a warrant for Sexual Assault of Child.

April 24, 2012

Cpt. Yarbrough, Mayor Willrich, and Candace Walch attended a meeting with FEMA concerning Flood Plain Insurance. This meeting was to obtain the necessary information to provide the citizens of Lexington with Flood Insurance if their property falls in the flood zone.

Cpt. Yarbrough and Officer Jirasek responded to a fire in the area of Well St. in the City of Lexington. It was discovered through Cpt. Yarbrough’s investigation, and with the assistance of Chief David Mohr with the Lexington ISD Police, that the fire was started by two juveniles. It was determined through the investigation that the fire originated in an old junked refrigerator and it got out of hand. When attempts were made by the juveniles to extinguish the fire, they were unsuccessful. The Lexington Fire Department arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire before it could spread and cause more damage. The juveniles have been handled by the police and the case has been submitted to the Juvenile Courts for further action.

Cpt. Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge responded to a reckless driver complaint in the area of Caldwell and 9th St. Contact was made with the individual who had been complained on for the reckless driving. At that time Cpt. Yarbrough and Cpl. Wooldridge departed the area without incident.

Cpl. Wooldridge responded to a loud noise complaint in the area of Main St. Contact was made with the individuals responsible for the noise and the noise issue was resolved.

Cpl. Wooldridge had an information report on a possible burning violation. The complaint was investigated and Cpl. Wooldridge returned back to patrol duties.

April 25, 2012

Cpt. Yarbrough assisted EMS in the area of Rockdale St. At the request of the patient, Cpt. Yarbrough responded to the patient’s son’s residence to advise him of his mother being transported to Austin. Cpt. Yarbrough completed the request and cleared the scene without incident. EMS transported the patient by ambulance to Austin for treatment.

Officer Nurse and Cpt. Yarbrough arrived at Peterson’s Grocery on a complaint. After a thorough investigation and speaking to witnesses, a Criminal Trespass Warning was issued to the person of interest. This investigation will continue due to the concerns of the victim and witnesses.

April 27, 2012

Cpt. Clarence Yarbrough responded to a Burglary of Habitation call in the 500 Blk of Hale St. in the City of Lexington. Cpt. Yarbrough conducted an investigation and gathered evidence from the scene. At this time there are no additional leads and this case will be continually investigated.

April 28, 2012

Officer Nurse arrived at Peterson’s Grocery and conducted a follow-up investigation on a criminal trespassing warning being issued.

Officer Nurse responded to a livestock call on the area of 9th and Caldwell. The owner of the loose livestock was in the process of corralling the livestock at the time of Officer Nurse’s arrival. Officer Nurse cleared the area without incident.

Officer Nurse was dispatched to a burglary alarm located in the 200 Blk of Rockdale. There were no signs of any damage, or unauthorized persons on the property, and no sign of forced entry. Officer Nurse cleared the call without incident

Officer Nurse was dispatched to a reckless driver on HWY 77 who was traveling in excess of 90 miles per hour. Officer Nurse conducted an extensive canvass of the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

April 29, 2012

Officer Nurse assisted EMS in the 300 block of Ave. E. The patient was transported to LaGrange by ambulance to be treated.

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