2012-07-12 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

July 2, 2012

A motorist reported that a black step side truck was traveling across both lanes of traffic and was last seen headed westbound on Hwy 290 from the Carmine area. Deputy Liles and Deputy Rudolph located the truck on Hwy 290 at PR 2904. The driver’s information was run through the TCIC/NCIC computer and came back with active misdemeanor warrants out of Delaware.

A complainant on CR 114 reported that there were two people in his back yard and they refused to leave. Deputy Liles and Deputy Rudolph arrived on scene and spoke to the complainant who advised both parties had just left.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach were dispatched to Meadow Run in Elgin after a caller reported 3 horses out on the roadway. The horses were removed from the road.

A caller reported to Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach that her daughter had received threatening text messages from an unknown person. A report was taken and the investigation continues at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from an unknown male stating that he was dropped off on the side of the road and he believed people were following him. Deputy Crockett located the subject on Hwy 290 West and he was going to stay with a cousin in town.

July 3, 2012

A resident on FM 180 called and requested assistance. She advised that her sister had fallen and could not get up off the floor. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Ledenbach assisted and were able to get her in a chair.

A concerned citizen reported several kids out near the Dime Box School gym. He noticed that a window was open and thought the kids went inside. Deputy Ayres checked the gym and the school perimeter but did not locate any kids.

A Longhorn was reported to be out on FM 141 near Nails Creek Bridge in Dime Box. Deputy Ayres responded and notified the owner.

Deputy Crockett responded to assist at the scene of an accident on FM 2440 approx 3 miles west of Giddings. The driver lost control of his truck and trailer and ran off the roadway.

July 4, 2012

A subject reported that there had been a car parked at the end of his driveway on FM 1624 and then a male subject walked up to his house and told him he ran out of gas. The subject gave him a gas can with some gas and told him to return the gas can. The subject drove off without returning the gas can. Deputy Allen searched the area for a car matching the description. A close patrol of the area will be in effect.

Numerous motorists reported that a trailer with a boat on it was half way parked on Hwy 77 South and half way in the ditch. No one was around it. Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach arrived on scene and advised that the truck that was pulling the trailer had just arrived on scene. The roadway was cleared.

A complainant reported that his brother and another man were causing problems because they blocking the right of way and trying to provoke a fight. Deputy Crockett met with all parties involved on PR 1412 and determined the matter was civil.

Deputy Ayres spoke to a complainant at Shady Oaks who reported that the people renting a house from him threatened to beat him up and burn his house down. The complainant then stated that he did not want to file any charges and he would see a judge and begin the eviction process.

July 5, 2012

A motorist reported some cows were out at the 2800 block of CR 114. Deputy Allen was dispatched and cleared them from the road.

Deputy Allen and Deputy Skinner were dispatched to check on some horses that were out on Hwy 21 near FM 141. The horses were located and penned in on some property. The owners were notified, but were out of town. They advised they would send a family member to take care of the problem.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a complainant stating that she received a phone call advising that her son was on his way to her house to beat her up. Deputy Allen and Deputy Skinner have a criminal trespass warning ready to serve the son.

A motorist reported that there was a truck pulling a trailer full of watermelons that was broken down on the southbound side of Hwy 77, approx 3 miles north of Hwy 21. The vehicle was partially in the roadway. Deputy Rudolph located the truck and trailer and spoke to the driver. He had pulled completely off the roadway and had help on the way.

July 6, 2012

Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach responded to a residential burglar alarm on Hwy 77. The house and perimeter were checked and cleared. The homeowner was notified.

A complainant reported that someone had broken into his house on CR 127 in Ledbetter and several items were missing. Deputy Carvin took the report.

Complainant reported to Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach that he and his wife were separated and she called him and wanted to get some property out of the house. He requested deputies stand by so that there would not be any problems.

Captain Gonzales, Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach all responded to an accidental shooting on PR 2137 in Giddings. A caller reported that her brother had accidentally shot himself in his leg. A report was taken and investigation continues.

Several motorists reported that a truck pulling a trailer spun around on Hwy 21 and was blocking traffic. Deputy Crockett assisted with traffic control at the scene.

July 7, 2012

Deputy Crockett responded to a grass fire on Hwy 21 near CR 426 in Dime Box. A fireman reported that there were just a few logs burning from a fire earlier in the day.

A male subject entered the Sheriff’s Office and spoke to Deputy Crockett about wanting to file assault charges on his brother. He reported that his brother beat him up in Lexington. A report was taken and charges are filed.

A complainant reported that his front license plate was missing off of his vehicle. A report was taken by Deputy Carvin.

Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach were dispatched to Clark Lane after a caller reported that he had goats on his property. The goats were rounded up by the owner.


07/08/2012: 47 MALES: 42 FEMALES: 5

No major incidents were reported over the 4th of July holiday.


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