2012-08-02 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

July 23, 2012

A caller reported that she saw a fire in a pasture that appeared to be close to a house on Hwy 21 West of FM 1624. Deputy Ayres searched the area and advised that it was a control burn.

Deputy Ayres was dispatched to 1664 FM 696 in Lexington after a caller reported that someone smashed his mailbox sometime during the night. A report was taken and deputies will be closely patrolling the area.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man stating that he went to check on his brother-inlaw and believed he was deceased. Chief Deputy Lapham, Captain Gonzales and Deputy Ayres responded to the call on FM 696 West. Justice of the Peace Bise and Phillips and Luckey were called to the scene.

The South 40 RV Park called and reported a suspicious vehicle driving through the park slowly and would stop and look around. The vehicle was described as a white Chevrolet truck. Deputy York took the call and located a truck matching the description given. The vehicle’s license plate was called in to dispatch and the vehicle left heading south bound on Hwy 77.

Washington County called and notified Lee County Sheriff’s Office that their officer was in pursuit of a green motorcycle. At the time of the call, they were near Ledbetter and the motorcycle was traveling in excess of 150 mph. The motorcycle did not stop in Giddings and Lee County Dispatch notified Elgin and Bastrop County. Deputy York and Deputy Ayres searched west on Hwy 290 to make sure the driver did not wreck out.

MHMR called and requested assistance in transporting a male subject to be evaluated. Deputy Ayres met with the subject, but he refused to go.

A motorist called and reported a cow out on CR 118. Deputy York located the cow and ran it back into a pasture.

Deputy Allen met with a complainant who reported that when she picked up her child from daycare that the male owner grabbed her breasts. She spoke to the man’s wife who advised her that she would handle the situation. After thinking things over she decided to make a report so that it doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Deputy Rudolph spoke to a complainant who requested a civil stand by on CR 405. He advised that he allowed his ex-girlfriend to use his vehicle on the condition that she would continue to make the payments, which she has failed to do for the past two months. The vehicle was not located at the residence.

July 24, 2012

A motorist reported that several cows were out on Hwy 21 near PR 6026 in Lincoln. Deputy Rudolph was dispatched and ran them off the roadway.

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to a residence on Austin St. in Giddings. The female caller stated that she had a snake hanging from her bedroom window. The snake was removed from the residence.

July 25, 2012

A resident on CR 118 called in to report that someone had smashed her mailbox. Deputies are closely patrolling the area.

Deputy Ray checked out an animal complaint on FM 2440. A neighbor reported that the dog next door had been whining all day because it didn’t have any water. The dog had food and water.

A caller reported that 2 cows were out approx ¼ mile west of CR 134 on CR 114. Deputy Rudolph reported to dispatch that the cows were no longer out upon his arrival.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that a gray Durango had run off the roadway and hit a fence on CR 329. Deputy Crockett searched for the vehicle. A report was taken.

Deputy Allen was dispatched to put some cows up on CR 322. He advised the cows ran into an open pasture. He contacted the property owner who advised that he didn’t have any cows and did not know who owns them.

July 26, 2012

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to a residential alarm in Paige. The company advised that it was an office door alarm. The home owner was on sight. He said he keeps forgetting his password. The alarm company was notified.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call stating that a man had his arm stuck in a baler on FM 3403. Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy Liles, Deputy Carvin, Deputy Skinner and Deputy Ledenbach all responded to assist. Lexington EMS was dispatched and B&M was notified. Just before EMS arrived the man was able to remove his arm and was transported to a hospital.

A motorist reported that several black cows were out on FM 619 at the Lee/Williamson County line. A vehicle hit one of the cows just before Deputy Ray arrived. A crash report was taken.

July 27, 2012

A caller reported that he hit a deer on FM 1624. His 9-1-1 call showed that he was near CR 108. He was not injured and his vehicle had front bumper damage. Deputy Crockett took a report.

Several motorists reported that a truck had a blow out on Hwy 290 West near the fairgrounds and the vehicle was in the turn lane. Deputy Ayres checked on the vehicle and helped the driver get the vehicle to the side of the road so he could safely change his tire.

Deputy York was dispatched to FM 112 approx 1 mile out of Lexington to put up some cows that were out on the roadway.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a male stating that his vehicle was on fire and it was parked very close to his house. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Ayres responded with Dime Box Fire Dept.

Union Pacific Railroad called and reported that another train operator believed that some ties were on fire somewhere close to the intersection of CR 117 and CR 118. Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy York and Deputy Ayres responded with the GVFD, but were unable to locate any fire.

The Sheriff’s Office received another 9-1-1 call from a female advising that her car was on fire on Hwy 21 West near Elm Creek Café. Deputy York and Deputy Ayres responded with the Lincoln Fire Dept.

A caller reported that she could smell a strong odor of natural gas in the area of Hwy 290 West at CR 201. Deputy Allen checked but was unable to locate any gas odor.

July 28, 2012


Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to a residence on FM 141 to speak to a complainant who stated that an intoxicated friend had just left and she noticed her cell phone was missing. A report was filed.

A complainant on CR 452 in Lexington reported that people were shooting on the property next to him and the bullets were hitting his house. Deputy York and Deputy Ayres spoke to the people shooting the guns and they were not going to shoot anymore.

A caller requested that a deputy meet him on CR 309 because there were trespassers on her son’s property. Deputy Ayres met with them and one subject was removed from the property.

Deputy Allen, Deputy Liles, Deputy Ledenbach and Deputy Rudolph responded to CR 412 after a caller reported that a juvenile flipped his ATV and could not move. Lexington EMS and Lexington Fire Dept called a helicopter to transport the patient to a hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a female advising that her friend was intoxicated and got mad and dumped her off at Hills on Hwy 290 West. Deputy Rudolph responded to the call and gave the female a courtesy ride to the office so she could call and have someone pick her up.

Several callers reported approx 6 head of cattle out on Hwy 77 South near the American Legion. Deputy Rudolph ran them off the highway. A few minutes later the cows were out again on the side of the road. Deputy Liles and Deputy Ledenbach assisted Deputy Rudolph in getting them back off the roadway.

July 29, 2012

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to a residence in Lexington to speak to some parents that were having issues with their juvenile daughter.

A complainant reported to Deputy York that someone hit his son’s mailbox on CR 107. A report was made.

Deputy York assisted Lexington Police Dept at a disturbance on Cherry Dr. A caller reported that his ex-girlfriend’s family showed up at this house and he thought that one of them may have a gun.

A resident on CR 453 called and reported a suspicious vehicle that was parked in front of his gate. He noticed the vehicle was also there the afternoon before. Deputy York searched the area but advised the vehicle had left prior to his arrival.

Jail Report

JAIL COUNT: 07/29/2012: 58 MALES: 54 FEMALES: 4 Last week I was at the Annual Sheriffs Training Conference. Some of the topics covered included Border Violence, Oil field Theft, Responding to a Missing Child, Bank Robberies and TCLEOSE Updates.

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