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2012-08-30 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Chief Clarence Yarbrough

August 19, 2012

Officer Nurse conducted a civil standby in the 1100 block of FM 112. All property and items were peacefully released to the owner. All parties cleared the area without incident.

Officer Nurse and Officer Lucas attempted warrant service in the 400 block of Burns St. Upon making contact with one of the residents, it was determined the wanted subject was unable to be located at this time.

Officer Nurse attempted warrant service in the 100 blk of 5th St. Officer Nurse was unable to make contact with the wanted subject at that time.

August 20, 2012

Officer Lucas responded to an alarm call at the Hwy 77 Diner. Officer conducted checks of all window and doors. All windows and doors were secure. The owner was notified.

Officer Lucas assisted a Lee County Sheriff’s Officer with the removal of a dead animal in the roadway on FM 696.

Officer Lucas assisted E.M.S. with a medical call for service at Peterson’s Grocery Store.

Officer Lucas attempted warrant service in the 400 block of Burns St. Upon making contact with one of the residents, it was determined the wanted subject was unable to be located at this time.

Officer Nurse took a walk-in complaint at the Lexington Police Department in reference to telephone harassment.

Officer Nurse assisted DPS, EMS and the Lexington Fire Department with a one vehicle accident on FM 696. The vehicle was occupied by 3 passengers who were traveling westbound on FM 696, when the driver drove onto the soft shoulder. The driver over-compensated, causing the vehicle to lose control, running off the roadway into a heavy brushline. The Lexington Fire Department used the Jaws-of-Life to remove the passengers from the vehicle. Once the passengers were safely removed from the vehicle, two of the passengers were transported to Brackenridge Hospital, one transported by EMS and the other by Star Flight. The driver refused any treatment at the scene.

August 21, 2012

Officer Nurse was dispatched to Dollar General Store in reference to a juvenile stealing a smokeless electronic cigarette. The juvenile was issued a citation for theft misdemeanor Class-C. A criminal Trespass Warning was issued to the juvenile, barring him from returning to the property.

Officer Nurse conducted a warrant service in the 100 block of 5th St. The wanted person, who was identified as Destiny Crawford, was located at the residence and taken into custody by Officer Nurse. Miss Crawford had a warrant issued by Pct. #3 Judge Smith for an Assault Family Violence case, which occurred in the City of Lexington. Miss Crawford was then transported to the Lee County Jail by Officer Nurse, where she was book on the outstanding warrant. Miss Crawford was issued a $15,000 bond for the charge of Assault Family Violence.

August 22, 2012

Capt. Wooldridge was dispatched to a fire at a church across the street from Petersons Grocery store. Upon investigating the fire, it was determined someone was burning old logs and left it unattended. It was a very small fire, which presented no hazard. Cpt. Wooldridge periodically checked on the fire until it burned completely out, ensuring no problems occurred.

Capt. Wooldridge was dispatched to an alarm call at the Lexington Food Mart. Subject was opening the store for business and was authorized to be there. Cpt. Wooldridge cleared the area without incident.

August 23, 2012

Officer Jirasek was flagged down by an employee at the Lexington Food Mart in reference to a suspicious person. Officer Jirasek was able to obtain a physical description of the suspicious person prior to exiting the store. Officer Jirasek canvassed the area and was able to locate the male subject. Jirasek made contact with the subject and conducted a field interview with him. The man was just walking and did not mean to alarm anyone.

Officer Nurse conducted a welfare check on a subject sleeping in his vehicle at Petersons Store parking lot. The occupant was traveling and need to rest a while before continuing his drive.

Cpt. Wooldridge responded to a call in the 8600 block of N. Hwy 77 in reference to a child being bitten by a dog. Upon arrival, the child was taken to the Little River Health Care Medical facility in Rockdale TX, where she was seen by physicians and received 28 stitches to her left bicep. The mother advised that the child went outside and reached down to get the dog’s food bowl when she was attacked by the family dog. The mother went outside to help her daughter by kicking and hitting the dog, trying to free her daughter from the dog’s grip. Once she freed her daughter, she noticed the damage and immediately took her to receive medical attention.

August 24, 2012

Cpt. Wooldridge, along with Chief Yarbrough, assisted the subjects in the 8600 block of Hwy 77 by taking the dog that bit the child to the veterinarian to be euthanized and tested for rabies. The mother advised that the child was doing well, in good spirits and in the healing process, which looked promising.

Officer Nurse was advised by dispatch to make contact with a subject in the 600 block of Giddings St in reference to harassment. Contact was made with the complainant and the person suspected of the harassment. The person accused of harassing was advised to reframe from further contact or criminal charges could be filed.

Officer Nurse received a call from dispatch for assistance in locating and putting up loose goats about a mile north of the city on Hwy 77. The officer arrived on the scene and used an air horn to run the goats back into the fenced pasture.

August 25, 2012

Officer Jirasek responded to a residence on FM 405 in reference to a snake in the bathroom. The nake was nonvenomous and was removed property.

Officer Jirasek responded to a possible gas leak in the 100 block of N. Rockdale St. Officers had subjects exit their residence until it was cleared by the Lexington Fire Department.

Officer Jirasek responded to a call for service, suspicious person, in the 1200 block of Caldwell St. Upon arrival, he located the subject, who was identified as Etudo Udo, and checked him through dispatch. Mr. Udo was wanted out of Washington State for Burglary of Habitation. The Agency who issued the warrant for Mr. Udo advised they would not extradite Mr. Udo back to Washington state to face the Burglary of Habitation charges. Mr. Udo was issued a citation for Defecating in Public and instructed to leave the area. Officer Jirasek cleared the area without further incident.

August 26, 2012

Cpt. Wooldridge was flagged down at Rockdale and FM 1624 in reference to subjects in a pickup truck racing on Cherry St. Cpt. Wooldridge located one of the vehicles allegedly involved in racing. The subject advised Cpt. Wooldridge he was not involved in racing; he was only attempting to pass the other vehicle in question. Cpt. Wooldridge advised him it was unsafe to make passes on that road and that he needs to be more mindful of where he passes. A warning was issued.

Cpt. Wooldridge was dispatched to a call in the 9100 block of N. Hwy 77 in reference to an MHMR patient trying to leave the residence. Cpt. Wooldridge arrived on the scene and calmed the patient down enough to speak with them more rationally. The patient remained at the location.

Cpt. Wooldridge was dispatched to a loud music complaint on Gary St. Upon arrival, the subjects turned music down.

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