2012-07-26 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

July 16, 2012

A motorist reported that a vehicle had been parked near a lot next to him and that lot has been vacant for years. Deputy Rudolph checked on the vehicle. He reported that it was secured and off the roadway. He will check to see if it is still there in a couple of days.

Deputy Skinner met with a complainant on FM 1697 in Ledbetter. The subject reported that someone stole some more copper wire. A report was taken and the investigation continues.

A woman called the Sheriff’s Office and reported some suspicious activity. Her trash was due to be picked up but instead of the usual trash truck, a large Dodge Dually Truck picked up her trash. She called the company but they advised her they did not authorize anyone to pick her trash up. The caller was afraid that they might get some of her personal information. Chief Deputy Lapham was searching the area when the complainant called back and reported that the trash company called her back and told her that they did authorize the truck to pick up her trash.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from the National Veteran’s Crisis line advising that they received a call from an anonymous male that was thinking about taking pills and hanging himself. The call was traced to a location in Houston. Deputy Ray spoke to the Houston Police and gave them the information.

July 17, 2012

A concerned person called and advised that he was contacted by a female who advised that her boyfriend was abusing her. He drove by her house and her boyfriend’s car was parked in the driveway and he wanted an officer to check on her. Deputy Ray spoke to the female and she advised she was fine.

Deputy Skinner was dispatched to Hwy 21 near CR 440 in Dime Box after a motorist reported cows out on the roadway.

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Ledenbach assisted Fayette County in attempting to locate a subject in a white Oldsmobile 4 door. Fayette County advised that the subject driving had a Felony Warrant for Assault/Injury to a Child/Elderly.

A caller requested that Deputy Ray check the welfare of some children on FM 112. She advised the house the children live in is unsanitary. She had been in contact with CPS and had a reference number. Deputy Ray went to the residence but no one was home.

July 18, 2012

The Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance on FM 180. The caller reported that her sister fell and needed help getting her back into bed. Deputy Ray assisted.

Crystal City Police Department called and reported that they had just arrested a subject with a lot of drugs and the vehicle he was driving was registered to a person in Giddings. Deputy Ray went to two different addresses, but no contact was made.

A complainant reported that a horse was tied in the front yard of a house, but the rope was too long and the horse was in the middle of FM 112. He drove up to the house and honked, but no one came out and he did not want to get out of his vehicle because there was a big dog by the door. Deputy Ayres checked the location and reported that the horse was no longer in the roadway.

A motorist reported that goats were out on Hwy 77 near CR 114. Deputy York was able to run them all off the road.

Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Ayres assisted with a funeral escort from Phillips & Luckey to Lexington cemetery.

Deputy York assisted with traffic control on Hwy 21 @ Hwy 77. A helicopter was dispatched for a B&M Ambulance transport.

A motorist reported a reckless driver on FM 2239. She advised that a white Ford truck was swerving and it drove off into the ditch and then back on the roadway. Deputy Allen and Deputy Ray attempted to locate the truck. The caller then reported that it turned into a private drive across from the Serbin ball field.

July 19, 2012

Deputy Allen was dispatched to CR 455 in Lexington to check on an 18-wheeler that was parked across the road from a concerned resident. He spoke to the driver who had been sleeping. He was waiting to meet the property owner for some work.

The Cefco gas station in Lexington called and reported that a white bucket truck drove off without paying for the gas he got. Deputy Rudolph assisted Lexington Police in attempting to locate a truck that matched the description given.

Deputy Ayres, Deputy Liles and Deputy Ledenbach spoke to a complainant that reported that someone drove by her and threw something out of their window and it hit her windshield causing damage. The vehicle was last seen on CR 226 heading towards Fayette County.

A caller reported that he believed the people that live next to the Koch Pipeline site just off FM 141 are burning tires and heavy plastics. Deputy Allen located the fire and said there were no tires burning, only trash.

July 20, 2012

Deputy Rudolph spoke to a complainant who reported that she was being harassed. The subject that was harassing her lives with her and is paying rent, but she wanted him to move out. Subject will be contacting a Judge to seek advice regarding this civil matter.

A caller reported that someone messed with his dumpster on PR 210. Deputy Skinner spoke to the complainant and a report was taken.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a subject on CR 204 who reported that his home had been broken into and he needed a report. Deputy Liles informed him that his wife had called earlier in the day and stated she had to break into their home because the locks had been changed. The complainant was advised that the residence was still community property. The deputies walked through the house with the caller. No report was taken.

Deputy Carvin spoke to a complainant on Meadow Run about an animal complaint. The neighbor’s 6 horses had been getting on her property and eating her grass for the past 2 years. She had talked to them about it before. They all met and decided to work together.

A resident on CR 436 in Dime Box reported that her dogs were barking and when she turned on the light to look outside she saw a man standing at the end of her driveway. He took off running when she opened the door. No description was available other than a male. Deputy Crockett and Deputy Ray searched the area. A close patrol will be in effect on all shifts.

July 21, 2012

Deputy Crockett spoke to a complainant who reported that a silver 2500 Dodge Ram backed into his fence and damaged it and then went down CR 200. Deputy Skinner and Deputy Carvin assisted with a funeral escort from the Bateman Center to Fedor.

The Sheriff’s Office received an audible residential burglar alarm on CR 105. Deputy Ray responded to the call and found the property to be secure.

A caller reported that he was with Luminant Security and reported that there was a truck on the property and a fence down. The caller reported that he saw a white male walking out of the woods with a shotgun. Deputy Ray advised that the fence had been damaged previously. The subject was asked to stay off the property.

Deputy Liles and Deputy Ledenbach were dispatched to a trail ride near the Post Oak Community Center after a caller reported that the crowd was large and getting a little out of control.

Burleson County reported that they had received some calls regarding a mattress in the roadway on Hwy 21. Deputy Ray located the mattress and removed it from the roadway.

July 22, 2012

A caller reported that she was hearing noise coming from the roof on her porch. Chief Deputy Lapham searched the area and said everything was okay.

A motorist reported that a vehicle was parked in the westbound lane with its flashers on. The vehicle was on FM 112. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Ray reported that the vehicle was gone upon their arrival.

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Skinner were dispatched to Hwy 21 after Burleson County reported that a Trooper was calling in advising that he was behind a vehicle that was refusing to stop.

A motorist reported that there was a round bale of hay that was blocking the outside, southbound lane of Hwy 77 approx ½ mile north of Hwy 21. Deputy Crockett located and removed the hay.


07-23-2012 MALES: 47 FEMALES: 2

The Lee County Jail is currently in need of paperback books. Westerns seem to be most popular. Remember the books must be paperback. Book donations may be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office any time.

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