2012-06-07 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

May 28, 2012

A motorist reported that she was on Hwy 290 West near Color Star Growers and she had a flat tire. She advised that she did not have a jack to change the tire. Deputy Allen was dispatched to the call and assisted.

Deputy Rudolph assisted with traffic control at the scene of an accident on Hwy 77 North just north of Lexington.

A motorist reported that a van was parked in the middle of the right lane of traffic on Hwy 290 West. The driver was changing a flat tire. Deputy Ray located the vehicle and spoke to the driver who advised he had a wrecker on the way.

A complainant called and reported that she was having problems with her juvenile son. She reported that he was out of control and trying to hit her. Deputy Liles met and spoke to both the complainant and juvenile. The matter was resolved for now.

Deputy Carvin attempted to locate a white SUV on Hwy 77. A caller reported that the vehicle was weaving all over the roadway. The vehicle was located and the driver was tired. The driver was advised to pull over and rest before continuing on.

May 29, 2012

A motorist called and reported that her vehicle stopped running and she was approx 6 miles out on Hwy 290 East. Deputy Carvin located the vehicle and advised she was out of gas, so he put some gas in her car and followed her to town to make sure she was able to get to a gas station.

The Sheriff’s Office received numerous 9-1-1 calls advising that an 18-wheeler had rolled over on Hwy 290 West near the county line. No one had stopped so it was unknown if there were any injuries. GVFD with jaws was dispatched, along with B&M Ambulance. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Rudolph assisted with traffic control for approx 2 hours. Trooper Thorp took the crash report.

A concerned citizen called and reported that someone dumped three small puppies on the side of the road at the corner of FM 2440 and CR 113. Deputy Carvin received information on the possible owner of the puppies. Investigation continues at this time.

Brenham Communications advised that there was a group of semi trucks hauling a large compressor down FM 1697. They received complaints that the trucks had torn down power lines in the Burton area. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Liles located the trucks and gave Washington County all the information on the vehicles, drivers and company.

May 30, 2012

A motorist reported that a black cow was running up and down FM 2239 @ CR 208. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Crockett responded. The owner was located and he dragged the cow home.

Captain Gonzales received a call regarding a man walking down the middle of the road on Hwy 290 West. The man was located near the bowling alley and advised to stay off the road.

A caller reported that a cow was out on CR 117 near PR 1174. Captain Gonzales responded and removed the animal from the roadway.

Deputy Liles was dispatched to Hwy 77 approx 2 miles south of Giddings after cows were reported to be out on the road. The owner arrived on scene and the animals were removed from the roadway.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Ayres regarding harassing phone calls she was receiving from a juvenile. Deputy Ayres spoke to all parties involved and the situation is under control at this time.

May 31, 2012

Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach were dispatched to Elm Creek involving a possible burglary. A report was taken and investigation continues on this case.

A resident on Sherrill Lane called and reported that she had approx 6-8 cows in her back yard. Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach located the names of the owners and they were on their way from Elgin.

A concerned citizen reported that a man was sitting in a white Chevrolet crew cab pickup at the corner of FM 1697 and FM 141 near the red barn. Caller reported that he had been there for almost 3 hours. Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach located the subject who stated that he was just taking a nap.

June 1, 2012

Deputy Ayres was dispatched to CR 116 near FM 141 to look for a dark blue or black truck. The truck was seen driving up and down the road several times.

Several callers reported that several mailboxes on CR 133 had been damaged sometime during the night. Deputy Rudolph took a report and is investigating the case.

A caller requested a welfare check on her sister on CR 118 in Dime Box. She reported that her sister told her that her husband had beaten her up about a week ago and she had not heard from her since. Deputy Rudolph checked on the subject and she was fine. She was told that her sister was worried about her.

Deputy Rudolph spoke to a complainant on CR 118. She called and reported that someone was dumping old tin on her property. She is going to check with her sons to make sure it is not them.

A complainant reported that he was at the Bullpen and someone stole his driver’s license and some cash out of his vehicle. Deputy Rudolph met with him and a report was taken.

Deputy Ayres removed a large piece of tire that was in the middle of the road on Hwy 21 East.

A caller advised that his neighbors had propane cannons that were set to go off every 3-4 minutes to keep the deer away from their property on FM 696. The cannons had been going off all evening and the complainant wanted someone to talk to them. Deputy Carvin spoke to the persons with the propane cannon. They refused to turn it off. Deputy Carvin advised them that if another complaint was called in they

would be cited for disorderly conduct.

June 2, 2012

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to a residence in the city of Lexington after a caller reported that her car was missing. A report was taken and the vehicle has been entered as stolen in the TCIC/NCIC computer.

A caller requested a deputy meet them on 9th @ Caldwell St in Lexington. She reported that her cousin’s boyfriend was on the property causing problems and he was refusing to leave. Deputy Rudolph issued the subject a criminal trespass warning and made him leave the property.

A motorist reported that there was a camper parked on FM 2239. It was parked and abandoned since the day before. Deputy Rudolph located the camper and advised that it was parked well off the roadway. He checked on it again Monday morning.

Deputy Rudolph assisted at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Hwy 77 @ CR 420 in Lexington. Both vehicles were off the roadway. Deputy Rudolph stood by until the Trooper arrived on scene.

A complainant reported that a silver Lincoln car was driving on the wrong side of the road on Hwy 21. Deputy Liles and Deputy Ayres attempted to locate the vehicle. The caller stated that she was following the vehicle with her hazard lights on. The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a family member and he advised that the driver was his mother in law. They got separated and she has early stages of dementia. The driver made it home safely and she was okay.

Deputy Ayres was dispatched to a residence to advise them to turn down the loud music on CR 238. They complied.

June 3, 2012

Deputy Ayres put up some cows that were out on CR 226 approx 4 miles off Hwy 290.

A complainant reported that he had some items stolen from PR 1802. Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Ray went to the scene. A report was taken and investigation continues at this time.

A caller reported that a black suburban pulled up to her house and 5 people got out and walked around the house. Deputy Rudolph searched for the vehicle. It was located at an apartment complex in town. Deputy Rudolph advised that he spoke to the subjects that were in the vehicle and they said they saw that it was for sale and did not think anyone was home, so they walked around the exterior to check it out.

A motorist called and reported that she hit a deer on FM 448 approx 2 miles from the Fayette County line. She didn’t have any vehicle damage, but the deer was deceased in the roadway. Deputy Carvin located the carcass and removed it from the road.

The Lee County Jail had 1274 inmate jail days in population and 54 inmate jail days in holding and the Lee County Dispatchers received 357 calls for service for the month of May.

The Relay for Life, a very worthy cause, will be taking place this Friday night at the Giddings High School.


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