2012-09-13 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

September 3, 2012

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

A caller reported a cow out in the 1200 block of CR 203. Deputy Crockett located and removed the cow from the roadway.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen in Lexington advising that she was being harassed and requested a deputy to meet with her so that she could file a report. Deputy Crockett responded and took a report.

A local resident called and reported that when she drove by H&R Machines she noticed that their gate was smashed in. Deputy York was dispatched to check out the situation. The owner was contacted and asked to meet with the deputy. It was determined that a truck and trailer were stolen off the property. The truck was immediately entered in the TCIC/ NCIC computer as stolen. The next morning the Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding a truck and trailer that was stalled out in the intersection of Hwy 290 @ Hwy 77 and no one was around. The caller was transferred to the police department, since it was inside the city limits. The police department located the vehicle, and when they ran the license plate, they saw that the Sheriff’s Office had it entered as a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the Sheriff’s Office and stored and secured for fingerprints.

A complainant reported that he was at his grandmother’s house in Lexington and someone broke a glass door and gained entry. Deputy Rudolph met with caller and took a report. Investigation continues on this case.

Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to Hwy 21 West of CR 114 to get some cattle out of the roadway.

A caller reported that someone was hunting on his property and he wanted him to leave. Deputy Ayres met with the complainant. The matter was civil since it was private property, and the hunter had an agreement with the landowner that he could hunt/fish on the property. The caller was advised to contact an attorney.

A caller reported that her neighbors were hunting and some bullets hit her camper trailer. Deputy Ayres and Deputy Rudolph made contact with the neighbors and advised them to use more caution.

September 4, 2012

Several motorists reported cows out on Hwy 21 just west of FM 3403. Deputy Crockett was able to clear them from the roadway.

A complainant reported that a man living in a travel trailer in the trailer park located at 5670 E Hwy 290 had 4 horses that appeared to be in bad shape. He also did not see any food or water for them. Chief Deputy Lapham spoke to the owner of the horses who advised him that his horses had worms and they just got shots. They had food and water and he had a bale of hay on the way. Chief Deputy Lapham advised he would check back with them later in the afternoon.

A motorist reported that a silver 4 door sedan was swerving all over the roadway on Hwy 77 south, heading northbound. Deputy Ayres and Deputy Rudolph located and stopped the vehicle. The driver stated that she had dropped her purse and was reaching down to pick it up, which caused her to swerve.

Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Ayres were dispatched to a loud music call on Hwy 77 in Lexington. The people kindly turned the music down.

September 5, 2012

Deputy Ayres was dispatched to Hwy 21 at CR 440 in Lincoln to run some cattle off the roadway.

Giddings Police Dept requested assistance at Brookshire Bros. because they had a burglary in progress. Deputy Allen and Deputy Ayers assisted.

A motorist reported cows out on the roadway on Hwy 21 at CR 114. Deputy Liles removed them from the roadway.

Deputy Crockett and Deputy York assisted Burleson County in attempting to locate a vehicle that was being driven by a witness they needed, to testify in their courtroom.

Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call and could only hear screaming on the other end. Deputy Skinner was dispatched to the residence on CR 125 in Ledbetter. He reported that it did not appear anyone was home and the door was locked.

The Sheriff’s Dept dispatched the Giddings Fire Dept to a possible fire behind Bellville and Williamson St. in Giddings. Deputy York also responded to the call.

A caller reported that someone was racing a yellow motorcycle on CR 217 and CR 216 estimated by the caller as well over 100 mph. Deputy Ayres located the motorcycle at the bar on CR 217 and spoke to the driver.

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to CR 121 in Dime Box to put up cattle that were out on the roadway.

While on routine patrol, Deputy Ayres drove up on some cows in the roadway on CR 117 in Dime Box. He ran them back into a pasture and attempted to fix the fence so they would not get out again.

September 6, 2012

Deputy Ledenbach was dispatched to CR 121 in Dime Box to remove cattle that were out on the roadway near FM 141. The Sheriff ’s Office is currently attempting to locate the owner before taking them to the auction barn.

Deputy Crockett assisted in court with inmates. He transported one subject to jail to be booked in.

September 7, 2012

A motorist reported that a cow was out on CR 213. Deputy Carvin located the cow and ran it into a pasture.

A resident reported a suspicious white truck driving around CR 329. The driver was reported to be looking around the area with a pair of binoculars. Deputy Carvin was given the license plate number and he searched the area. The people in the area were told to be on the look out and call if they saw the vehicle again.

Deputy York checked on some reported vandalism in the Blue area. Callers reported mailboxes were damaged and a sign was knocked down.

A complainant reported that a female subject was just released from Shoal Creek and was hearing voices again and was talking about killing herself. Deputy Rudolph responded and brought her to the Sheriff’s Office so she could be evaluated by MHMR.

A motorist reported a lot of smoke was coming from Westwood Villa. Captain Gonzales and Deputy York responded, along with Giddings Fire Dept. A vehicle was on fire.

Deputy Allen spoke to a complainant that reported someone had used her credit card without her permission. A report was taken.

September 8. 2012

A caller reported that at 4:30 am while he was at Industrial Lift, a Hispanic male came up behind him and grabbed his shoulder. The complainant was scared and hit the subject in the throat. The subject then jumped into a vehicle and took off eastbound on Hwy 21 towards Caldwell. Deputy York took the report. Investigation continues on this case at this time.

Deputy York spoke to a complainant on CR 118. She reported that someone was dumping trash in her yard.

A complainant reported that his ex girlfriend showed up at his residence and was trying to take the washer and dryer that they agreed he could keep. Deputy Allen advised them that it would be a civil matter.

Deputy Crockett and Deputy Ayres were dispatched to a criminal mischief case on FM 3403. A complainant stated that she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend, and while she was driving off, he threw a rock and busted her windshield. A report was taken.

September 9, 2012

A motorist reported that approx 10 head of cattle were out on FM 141 @ CR 122 in Dime Box. Deputy Ray arrived on scene and ran them into a pasture. The land owner agreed that the cows could stay for just a little while. Deputy Ray is attempting to locate the owner because these cows have been getting out for a week or so.

Deputy Ray was dispatched to a residence on FM 448. The complainant reported that sometime last night someone ran over his mailbox. A report was taken.

A complainant reported mailbox damages on CR 117. He reported that three addresses appeared to have damage to their mailboxes also. Deputy Ray was dispatched to the scene and took a report.

Deputy Crockett spoke to a complainant on N Hwy 77 in Lexington. He called and reported that his neighbors possibly blocked his driveway with trash cans.

09/6/2012: 69

The county has been experiencing a rash of mail boxes being destroyed and vandalized. If anyone has information to these crimes, you never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest of the criminal, you could earn up to $1,000.


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