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2012-11-01 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Chief Clarence Yarbrough


Scoggins Scoggins October 20, 2012

Officers Vivas and Presence assisted with traffic control at the Chocolate Festival. The festival went well and no problems occurred.

October 23, 2012

Officer Vivas was contacted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office of a possible DWI traveling southbound on SHWY 77 from Milam County. Officer Vivas located the vehicle in question and made contact with the driver. After a preliminary field investigation was conducted, it was determined the driver was not intoxicated, but was tired after traveling from Wichita Falls.

Officer Vivas was contacted by a female subject who arrived at the Lexington Police Department, advising that her boyfriend wanted to hurt himself. Officer Vivas conducted an investigation and it was determined the male subject was fine.

October 24, 2012


Atkins Atkins Officer Jirasek responded to Peterson’s Grocery on a burglar alarm call. Upon arrival, it was discovered the owner had accidentally activated the alarm.

October 25, 2012

While on patrol, Cpt. Wooldridge observed Sam Scoggins W/M who had outstanding Arrest Warrants issued from the Lee County Grand Jury, for two counts of Deadly Conduct (M/ A), driving his personal vehicle in the City of Lexington, TX. Cpt. Wooldridge activated his emergency lights on his patrol vehicle to conduct a traffic stop on Sam Scoggins in the downtown area of Lexington. After several attempts to get him out of his vehicle, and with the assistance of Deputy Ayres and DPS Trooper Thorp, Sam Scoggins was arrested and was transported to the Lee County Jail.

October 26, 2012

Mary Atkins, of Lexington, turned herself in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on a 3rd Degree Felony Retaliation Warrant issued by the Lee County Grand Jury. The warrant was the result of Mary Atkins returning to her neighborhood and striking witnesses/complainants with her vehicle, from an earlier incident which occurred when Sam Scoggins sprayed his neighbors with wasp spray, causing bodily injury. Mary Atkins’ bond was set at $5,000.

Cpt. Wooldridge, while taking witness statements at the Lexington Police Department, made an arrest of a subject who was identified as Travis Wise W/ M on an outstanding DWI warrant out of San Patricio County. Travis was transported the Lee County Jail where he was booked on the DWI Warrant.

Officer Jirasek responded to the 5th quarter gathering after Friday night’s football game. While there, Officer Jirasek encountered a juvenile male who was intoxicated, driving a vehicle and was in possession of three firearms. Officer Jirasek secured the juvenile and confiscated the weapons at the scene. The parent of the juvenile was notified and a further investigation will be conducted in this matter.

Officer Jirasek, while conducting his checks on local business, observed the gate at the Walch Drywall Company unsecure. A check of the business windows and doors was conducted. All the windows and doors were secure and checks of the business were conducted throughout his shift.

Officer Jirasek responded to the 1000 block of CR 410 on a fire alarm call. Officer Jirasek made contact with the owner and conducted a check of the property to ensure no fire was present. After a thorough check, it was determined to be a false alarm. Officer Jirasek cleared the area and continued patrolling the City of Lexington.

October 27, 2012

Officer Nurse responded to the 800 block of Caldwell St. on a noise complaint call. Officer Nurse was able to hear the noise and then made contact with the parties responsible for the noise. Officer Nurse advised them to lower the noise and they complied without incident.

October 28, 2012

Officer Nurse responded to a burglar alarm call at the Prosperity Bank in Lexington. Officer Nurse checked all exterior doors and windows. There were no signs of forced entry or damage to the property. It was determined this was a false alarm and officer Nurse cleared the area and resumed his patrol duties.

Officer Nurse observed an open door after business hours at the Lexington Eagle Auto Works located in the 500 block of Main St. Officer Nurse made entry to ensure no criminal act was occurring. Once inside, Officer Nurse made contact with the owner of the shop and it was determined the owner was completing some last minute business. Officer Nurse cleared the area and resumed patrol.

Officer Nurse responded to the Dollar General Store in the City of Lexington on a shoplifting call. Upon arrival, Officer Nurse made contact with management who advised him of a subject who had stolen beer. It was later discovered that the subject responsible was Justin Turner, W/M. Officer Nurse made contact with Turner and issued a citation for Class “C” Misdemeanor Theft, as well as a Criminal Trespass Warning barring Justin Turner from returning to the Dollar General Store or on their property. Officer Nurse cleared the area and resumed his patrol duties in the City of Lexington.

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