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2012-07-19 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Chief Clarence Yarbourgh

July 9, 2012

Officer Nurse responded to the 600 block of Well Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Contact was made with the occupants of the vehicle and the occupants were identified as living at that address.

Officer Nurse was dispatched to the area of FM 696 on a reckless driver call. Upon arrival in the area, Officer Nurse canvassed the area and was unable to locate the vehicle in question.

July 10, 2012

Cpt. Wooldridge concluded his investigation of a theft of a golf cart stolen from the 400 block of Main St. on June 12, 2012. During the investigation, two juvenile suspects and one adult subject identified as Shaun Michael Houck were arrested. The juveniles were processed with Juvenile Probation in Giddings. A Probable Cause Affidavit was prepared and presented to Judge Hester (JP#3) requesting a warrant for the arrest of Houck. Judge Hester granted the requested Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle warrant for Houck. Cpt. Wooldridge executed the arrest warrant, taking Houck to the Lee County Jail where he was booked. Houck’s bond was set at $2,500.

Officers Nurse and Lucas responded to the 700 block of Giddings Street for a Civil Standby. Both parties peacefully took their possessions and departed the area without any further problems.

Officers Nurse and Lucas responded to a reckless driver call on Hwy. 77 N. Officers located the vehicle in question, but did not observe any traffic violations.

July 12, 2012

Cpt. Wooldridge took a Theft by Deception report at the Lexington Police Department. He then made contact with the Attorney General and Houston Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Division, as the check was passed in the Houston area. During the investigation, it was determined this criminal offense may have started in Oregon and California. This case has been determined to be a part of a scam involving fictitious checks being deposited in victims’ accounts. Once the deposits are made, the victims’ account is thrown out of order due to the scam. As a reminder and an ALERT, use caution when depositing checks or cashing checks from any unknown party!!!!

Officer Lucas responded to a theft call. He met with the complainant and determined the complainant no longer wished to continue with criminal actions.

Officer Lucas responded to a call for service to assist an individual who left their cellular phone on the CARTS vehicle. The phone was recovered and returned to the owner.

Officer Lucas was dispatched to a loose livestock call in the area of FM 696 E. Upon arrival, Lee County Deputies were on scene and Officer Lucas assisted with the securing of the livestock.

While on patrol, Officer Lucas was flagged down by a motorist who advised him of loose livestock on Hwy. 77 N in the area of Harry St. The livestock were located and secured in the pasture.

Officers Jirasek and Lucas were dispatched to a loose livestock call on FM 696 E. Upon arrival, the goats were located and herded back into their pasture.

Officer Jirasek responded to a 911 call in the 200 block of Cherry St. Officer Jirasek was informed the call was made from a cellular phone. Officer Jirasek attempted to make contact with the neighbors in the area, but did not make contact with the initial caller.

July 13, 2012

Officer Lucas assisted Chief Yarbrough and Cpt. Wooldridge with a dog at large call. The owner was located and the dog was released without incident.

Officer Jirasek conducted a traffic stop in the CEFCO parking lot. During the traffic stop, it was discovered the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Brien Gregory Phillips, was operating a motor vehicle while his drivers license was suspended. The vehicle also was not insured at the time of the stop. Mr. Phillips was arrested and booked for Driving While License Suspended. Mr. Phillips was transported to the Lee County Jail and booked in without incident.

Officer Ben Bishop issued a subject a disorderly conduct citation for urinating in a public place.

Officer Jirasek conducted a civil standby for child custody issues on Dickson Street.

Officer Jirasek was dispatched to a disturbance in the 700 block of Avenue A. After his investigation, Eric Sheppard was arrested for Assault Family Violence (by strangulation), Interfering with an Emergency Call (911), and Resisting Arrest.

Officer Nurse was dispatched to a criminal mischief call in the 500 block of Avenue B in which tires on two vehicles had been slashed.

Captain Wooldridge, along with Chief Yarbrough, took a dog at large call. The dog was located and the owner’s daughter went to pick up the dog.

July 14, 2012

Officer Jirasek was dispatched to the 700 block of Hale Street in reference to a possible burglary of a building. Upon further investigation, the call was determined to be unfounded.

July 15, 2012

Officer Jirasek responded to a call of a dog tangled up in its leash. The owners came home and untangled the dog.

Officer Jirasek responded to the Cefco store to conduct a standby for a power outage while the employees closed the store.

Officer Jirasek conducted a welfare check on a subject sleeping in his car in a parking lot. Subject was okay.

Officer Jirasek conducted a welfare check on another subject sleeping in a car in the Cefco parking lot. Subject was okay.

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