2012-08-23 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

August 13, 2012

Deputy Liles and Deputy Ledenbach assisted with traffic control on Hwy 290 West approx 2 miles past the rodeo arena. An 18-wheeler was broken down in the traffic lane. The truck was finally removed from the roadway.

A caller reported that her phone continued to ring and did not realize it was her nephew’s number. When she answered the phone she could hear yelling and screaming. Captain Gonzales and Deputy Ledenbach went to the residence and advised everything was ok.

A complainant reported that a man was blocking the entrance to their right of way. They have a protective order against the man. Deputy Skinner responded to the call on PR 1412 and spoke to all parties involved and they were all separated for the night.

A concerned daughter was worried because she had been unable to get in contact with her father for a few days. Deputy Carvin went to the residence on FM 180 and spoke to the caller’s father and he was fine. He advised that his phone had been disconnected. The daughter was informed of the situation.

Deputy Carvin responded to a theft call on FM 141 in Dime Box. A complainant stated that she has been divorced from her husband for nearly a year and he was in her front yard taking tin that was outside the residence. The exhusband was issued a criminal trespass warning but he refused to sign it and left the property.

A resident on Austin St. called and reported that she saw someone on her porch. She heard something get knocked over and then she saw someone running towards town. Deputy Ray and Deputy Carvin searched the residence and the perimeter but did not locate anything unusual.

August 14, 2012

Several tenants at Westwood Villa Apartments called and complained that the people living in one of the units were screaming, yelling and slamming doors. Deputy Carvin spoke to them and they said they were going to sleep.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from an officer that was on a TDCJ bus on Hwy 21 @ CR 326 that had a flat tire. They had several inmates on the bus and requested assistance with guarding them. Sheriff Meyer, Chief Deputy Nathan Lapham, Deputy Skinner and Deputy Ledendbach assisted with the call until another bus arrived.

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Ledenbach were dispatched to a disturbance on FM 141 in Dime Box. The complainant advised that she was arguing with her husband and requested a deputy before it escalated. The parties were separated for the night.

A complainant called and reported that she had been receiving harassing phone calls from her ex-boyfriend and she wanted to file a complaint. Deputy Carvin contacted the ex-boyfriend and told him and the complainant that they should communicate through their lawyers from now on.

A motorist reported that a white sedan that had a bungee cord holding the truck shut was traveling down FM 448 and the vehicle was failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. Deputy Ray located and stopped the vehicle. The driver was not intoxicated, but was arguing with a passenger and was not paying attention to his driving.

Deputy Ledenbach spoke to a complainant that reported that while she was at a store in Lexington, her ex-husband walked up to her and began an argument with her. The store manager made him leave. A statement and a report were taken and charges are pending at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident on PR 7044 in Lexington advising that a truck drove up to her yard and damaged the mailbox and knocked over the trash can. The truck made a Uturn and took off. Deputy Ledenbach and Deputy Carvin took a report for criminal mischief.

August 15, 2012

A caller reported that his dogs were barking behind the house and he heard someone tell the dogs to be quiet. Deputy Carvin and Deputy Ray checked the area and were unable to locate anyone.

A motorist called to advise that there was some debris on FM 696 West between CR 307 & CR 308 in Lexington. Deputy Liles searched the area but reported that the roadway was clear.

Several callers reported that there were approx 10 goats in the roadway on Hwy 21 West of Manheim. Deputy Crockett was dispatched and removed the animals from the road.

Deputy Liles was dispatched to CR 401 after a caller reported a big black panther in one of her trees. The area was searched but advised the panther ran off prior to his arrival.

Deputy Rudolph took a theft report from a resident on CR 205. Caller reported that he noticed several items were missing from his residence. Investigation continues at this time.

Child Protective Services called the Sheriff’s Office and requested a deputy stand-by because she had to go to a residence and remove the children. Deputy Skinner stood by and made sure everything was ok.

August 16, 2012

A caller reported that someone took the mail out of her mailbox and opened it and threw it on the ground. Deputy Crockett went to the residence on CR 405 in Lexington. A report was taken and investigation continues at this time.

A complainant reported that a lock was put on their gate and he couldn’t get out. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Rudolph responded to the call. This is a civil property matter and probably won’t get resolved until their court date.

Deputy Rudolph assisted Trooper Early at the scene of a car accident on FM 141 approx 1 mile north of FM 1697.

August 17, 2012

A caller reported that a lady ran to her apartment and told her that her kitchen was on fire and told her that no one else was in the residence. Dime Box Fire Dept was paged out along with Deputy Ayres and Deputy Allen. Dispatch contacted Red Cross to help the family.

A motorist called and reported that she had a rollover accident on CR 117 near CR 430 in Dime Box. She advised that she was not hurt. Deputy Ledenbach responded to the scene and stood by until a trooper arrived on scene.

Deputy Carvin responded to a disturbance on CR 326 in Lexington. The complainant reported that a female is living with her mother and was intoxicated and arguing with her son and wanted her removed from the property.

August 18, 2012

Giddings Police were tied up on a call and asked if a deputy would check out a suspicious vehicle on S. Waco Street near the trailer park. Deputy Ray located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. Everything was ok and they were asked to leave the area.

A motorist reported that a tree was blocking the road on CR 117. Deputy Ray went to remove the tree, but advised it was too large. The Commissioner was contacted and the tree was removed.

August 19, 2012

Deputy Ray was dispatched to a residence on CR 226 after a caller reported that some people were on her property. The residence and perimeter were searched and no one was located.

Bastrop County requested assistance with locating a subject that was involved in a one vehicle accident in their county. The driver left the vehicle at the scene. Deputy Skinner was given the address that was on the vehicle registration and went to the residence and spoke to the driver.

A complainant reported that the neighbor’s dogs tried to bite him. Deputy Ledenbach spoke to the dog owner and advised him of the situation.

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Ledenbach assisted Lexington Police on a call near Sonny’s R.V. Park. The Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding hearing rapid gun fire in the area. Deputies located people popping fireworks.

JAIL COUNT: 08/19/2012: 57 MALES: 51 FEMALES: 6

With the start of schools in the county next week, Law Enforcement would like to encourage everyone to use extra caution for the additional traffic around the schools. We also would like drivers to watch for school buses that are stopped on the highway to receive or discharge students. A fine of not less than $200 can be assessed for passing a School Bus.

You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest and indictment of the criminal, you could earn up to $1,000.00.


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