2012-05-24 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

May 14, 2012

A caller reported a large dead animal in the eastbound lane west of PR 7011 on FM 696. Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach responded to the call. The animal was located and removed from the road.

Captain Gonzales received a call about some cattle out on the roadway on CR 226. The cows were located and run back into a pasture.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a subject stating that he saw someone in a white Ford Excursion getting his mail out of his mailbox on Hwy 77. Chief Deputy Lapham and Captain Gonzales attempted to locate the vehicle that was last seen heading towards Lexington. Lexington officers were given the information on the vehicle. The license plate of the vehicle was given to surrounding agencies and investigation continues at this time.

A tenant that lives in Westwood Villa Apartments called and reported that some kids were playing basketball and then started throwing rocks at vehicles. A young teen girl came out of an apartment with a knife threatening other children. The complainant reported that the girl and her siblings are left unattended on a regular basis.

May 15, 2012

Deputy Ray was dispatched to FM 112 just north of the “Y” to put up some cows that were out in the roadway.

Captain Gonzales was dispatched to Carmine Feed & Fertilizer Store located on Madison St. to speak to a subject regarding a theft. The complainant reported some items that were missing from the store. Investigation led to a suspect interview which then led to a confession. Subject also confessed to another burglary and was booked into jail on both counts.

Dispatch received a call from a woman who called and advised that she was concerned about her husband. They are split up and he called and told her he was going to a friend’s house and commit suicide. The wife advised that he left Smithville approx 30 minutes prior to her calling. Chief Deputy Lapham, Captain Gonzales and Deputy Liles located the truck and contact was made with the subject. He reported to be ok and was going to talk to MHMR in the morning. Subject will be staying with his friend for the time being.

A concerned citizen reported that a group of boys were running up and down along the railroad tracks on CR 201. She was worried for their safety and requested someone check on them. Deputy Ray spoke with the complainant and searched the tracks, but advised they had left the area.

A motorist reported that a cow was out on FM 448 @ Rabbs Creek. Deputy Ray arrived on scene and found the owner on scene. He had put the cow up and was in the process of fixing the fence.

Deputy Carvin was advised of a traffic hazard on Hwy 21 approx 2 miles east of Hwy 77. A large piece of tire was in the westbound inside lane of traffic. The roadway was cleared of the tire debris.

A caller reported that her son was dropped off at K&C Quick Stop by his girlfriend after they had an argument. She advised that he was intoxicated and walking along Hwy 21 trying to find his way home. Deputy Carvin located the subject and took him into custody for public intoxication.

May 16, 2012

A motorist reported a dead hog in the middle of the road on CR 316 in Lexington. Deputy Crockett located the animal and removed it from the road.

Deputy Ayres responded to a criminal mischief call on CR C in Lexington. A complainant reported that someone broke out a window to a residence. A report was taken and investigation continues on this case.

A complainant reported that she was receiving threatening text messages from her ex husband. She spoke to Deputy Liles who advised her to seek a protective order. A report was taken and charges may be filed.

A motorist reported that a Budget truck swerved into his lane of traffic and hit his truck. Both vehicles were pulled over on the side of the road on Hwy 290 East approx 3 miles out. Deputy Ray responded and gave both parties involved blue forms.

May 17, 2012

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to cows out on the roadway on FM 141 just past CR 117. The cows were located and run back into a pasture.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a motorist reporting a lot of smoke emitting from somewhere off of Hwy 290 West near CR 205. Everything was ok.

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to a residence on CR 216 after the owner reported that a vehicle had gone through his fence. No vehicles were around.

Bastrop County transferred a call concerning a reckless driver heading eastbound towards Lee County from Paige. The vehicle was described as a silver 4 door sedan. Deputy Rudolph located and stopped the vehicle at the corner of Hwy 290 and N. Caldwell St. in Giddings. The driver was okay and warned to pay attention to their driving.

Deputy Allen and Deputy Ledenbach were dispatched to a disturbance on CR 413 in Lexington. The complainant called back and stated that they had the issue resolved. It was a question about someone staying on someone else’s property and they just spoke to the owner and they were given permission to stay there.

A motorist reported cows out on FM 1624 @ CR 322 in Lexington. Deputy Allen and Deputy Ledenbach located the cattle and ran them off the roadway.

May 18, 2012

A caller reported a stalled vehicle in the eastbound lane of traffic on Hwy 21 approx 1 mile west of CR 401. Deputy Liles located the vehicle and spoke to the driver who advised he had help on the way.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Liles about some criminal mischief regarding her daughter’s vehicle. A report was taken and investigation is still in progress at this time.

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to a residence on CR 320 in Lexington in regards to possible animal neglect. The place was checked and everything was ok.

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to a residence to make sure everything was okay because dispatch received a silent 9-1-1 call. There was a travel trailer at the address and the doors and windows were all secure.

May 19, 2012

A caller reported to Deputy Carvin that her son went to the fair and then to a pasture party possibly in Bastrop County and 5 boys did some damage to his vehicle. Caller is attempting to find out the exact location. A criminal mischief report is on file.

Deputy Ray assisted at the scene of a vehicle vs. deer accident on FM 141 near CR 117. EMS was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed.

A complainant called and requested a deputy to respond to FM 141 near CR 116 because she was pulled over on the side of the road because she was having an argument with her husband involving custody of their child.

Chief Deputy Lapham responded to a call on PR 3023 in Elgin after a caller reported that he could hear gunfire close to his property. The neighbors had been target practicing but were already finished.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Liles about his ex-wife. He advised she was calling him and leaving messages. He advised there is a protective order on file.

May 20, 2012

A lady delivering newspapers called and reported that she could see a lot of smoke which appeared to be coming from a pasture on CR 405. Deputy Rudolph checked and the landowner was burning two brush piles.

Deputy Ray attempted to locate a Silver Chevrolet Tracker that was reported to be swerving in between the eastbound lanes of traffic on Hwy 290 West.

Deputy Liles, Deputy Ledenbach and Deputy Carvin assisted at the scene of an accident on Hwy 290 East @ CR 233. B&M and Air Evac responded to the scene.


05/20/2012:46 MALES: 44 FEMALES: 2

The Organizers did a tremendous job with this year’s Fair and Rodeo; no major incidents took place. With this being Memorial Day weekend, originally called Decoration Day, let us not forget those who have given their all in our nation’s military service that we may remain free. Everyone have a safe Memorial Day weekend. .


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