2012-10-04 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

September 24, 2012

A caller reported that a vehicle was parked in the turn lane on FM 696 W near the mine entrance. Deputy Rudolph was dispatched to the location and spoke to the driver. He reported that he ran out of gas, so Deputy Rudolph gave him a courtesy ride to get some fuel.

A complainant reported to Deputy Ledenbach that she sold a bed to a man and when he picked it up he did not pay her. When she called him to bring her the money, he began calling her derogatory names. After speaking to both parties involved, they worked it out.

Sheriff Meyer and Chief Deputy Lapham responded to a deceased person on CR 326. A caller reported that she went to visit her friend and found him unresponsive.

Sheriff Meyer and Deputy Skinner were advised that two females were standing near a truck holding up a sign, and a male subject was walking down FM 2440 holding a flashlight. A second caller reported approximately one minute later that they all got into the truck and drove off.

September 25, 2012

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to CR 133 @ CR 116 after a motorist reported cows out on the roadway. The roadway was cleared of cattle.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a business on Hwy 21. The caller stated that the hood of one of their trucks was up. He was uncertain if anything was stolen. Deputy Rudolph met with the complainant and took a report.

A complainant reported that her sister called and told her that she thought someone was inside their bungalow home in Dime Box. Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Ledenbach searched the home and perimeter and found it to be secure. Deputies checked by on all shifts.

Deputy Carvin was dispatched to PR 5012 after a caller reported that a red truck was parked across from her residence and she had never seen that truck before. Deputy Carvin answered the call and located the truck, and spoke to the driver. He was a homeless man who was living out of his truck. He was told to find a place in town where he could park and sleep.

September 26, 2012

Deputy Skinner spoke to a subject who reported that her exhusband kept calling her and refused to leave her alone. Deputy Skinner talked to her ex-husband, and told him to quit calling and harassing her or she would be filing charges on him.

A subject walked into the Sheriff’s Office and reported that a cow was out on FM 448 at the railroad tracks. Deputy Carvin located the cow and ran it off the roadway into a pasture.

Deputy Ray spoke to a caller who reported some suspicious activity in Lexington. The investigation continues on this information.

A complainant reported that someone stole his gate and he thought he knew who did it. Deputy Allen is investigating the case and took a report.

Deputy Ledenbach responded to a one vehicle rollover on FM 141 in Dime Box. He assisted with traffic control, while DPS investigated the accident.

A caller reported that someone was trespassing on his property on FM 2440. Deputy Skinner responded and located the subject. The Deputy found that the subject worked for TX DOT and was doing some work for his employer. Everything was okay.

September 27, 2012

Deputy York responded to a residential alarm. Upon arrival, the homeowner reported that it was a false alarm.

A complainant reported that she believed her husband had dumped some puppies and she wanted someone to check on them. Deputy Ayres spoke to the husband and he stated that his friend wanted the puppies so he took them to him. The story was verified.

Chief Deputy Lapham spoke to a complainant about some problems he was having with his juvenile child.

September 28, 2012

Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Liles were dispatched to a call referencing a break-in. The caller reported that the locks were cut and some items were missing. A report was taken and the missing items were entered into the TCIC/ NCIC computer.

A motorist reported several horses out on the roadway on FM 696 E @ CR 407 in Lexington. Deputy Liles responded and removed them from the roadway.

A complainant reported that there was a vehicle left abandoned at the Red Hill Cemetery. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Liles located the vehicle and had a wrecker remove it from the property.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a complainant reporting that someone switched an older bull for her bull. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Rudolph had the older bull picked up and taken to the Lexington Auction Barn. Cattle Ranger Hutchinson was notified and given the information. The investigation is on-going at this time.

September 29, 2012

A concerned citizen reported that someone left a brand new John Deere Tractor on the side of the road on CR 436 near CR 402. Deputy Rudolph located the tractor and the owner was at the scene. He had left to get something to eat.

A complainant reported that his neighbor on CR 309 was going onto his property and causing problems. Deputy Ledenbach spoke to the neighbor and issued him a criminal trespass warning.

Bastrop County notified Lee County that they received some calls from people reporting that they could hear loud explosions approximately every 15 minutes. They believed it must be a propane cannon but wanted someone to make sure. Deputy Skinner searched the area, but did not hear any explosions. He stopped at some houses and spoke to several people who told him that they had not heard anything.

Deputy Ledenbach assisted with traffic control at the scene of an accident on Hwy 290 E in Ledbetter.

September 30, 2012

A subject entered the lobby of the Sheriff’s Depaartment and reported that his cow was hit and was in the ditch and needed to be put down, but he didn’t have the heart to do it. Deputy Rudolph followed the complainant to his place on CR 118 and dispatched the hurt cow.

Adult Protective Services reported that she received an anonymous call about a man not being cared for. She advised that he was reported to have medical issues that hadn’t been taken care of and that there was no food in his house. Deputy Liles and Deputy Rudolph met with the caretaker and found that everything was fine. The man had food and was clean and appeared healthy. APS was called back and advised that he was okay.

A complainant reported that her mom was arguing with her boyfriend and she wanted an officer to go to her residence. Deputy Liles and Deputy Ledenbach arrived on the scene and spoke to the people involved. It was a verbal argument only, and both parties separated for the night.

Deputy Ledenbach was dispatched to CR 225 after a motorist reported a large heifer out on the road. The caller was concerned someone might hit it. The cow was cleared from the roadway.

A caller reported that her car alarm went off and she was alone and scared. She requested an officer check her property. Deputy Skinner checked the complainant’s house and property and found everything to be okay.

Jail Report

JAIL COUNT: 09/30/2012: 54 MALES: 50 FEMALES: 4

The Lee County Jail had 1698 inmate jail days in population and 72 inmate jail days in holding and the Lee County Dispatchers received 356 calls for service for the month of September.

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