2012-11-22 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Chief Clarence Yarbrough

November 12, 2012

Chief Yarbrough was dispatched to the 800 block of Hale St on a welfare concern. The caller said an elderly person had fallen and needed assistance to get up. Upon arrival, contact was made with the caller, who advised the fallen person was attempting to adjust the blankets on their bed when the person fell and was unable to get up. Chief Yarbrough spoke with the person who had fallen and asked a series of questions. The fallen person advised being in some, but not a lot of pain. With this information, Chief Yarbrough did not touch or attempt to lift the fallen person to prevent risk of possible injury, or to keep from causing any further pain or discomfort. Chief Yarbrough made the decision, in the best interest of the health of the fallen person, to contact Lee County dispatch to send Lexington EMS to the scene. Once EMS arrived, they were able to safely lift and place the fallen person back on the bed. Both EMS and Chief Yarbrough cleared the area without incident.

Officer Vivas was dispatched to a welfare check on a subject in the 700 block of 5th St. Upon arrival, contact was made with the resident and it was learned the subject was safe.

November 15, 2012

Officer Nurse was dispatched to a reckless driver on 696 W. Officer Nurse canvassed the area and did an extensive search; however, Officer Nurse cleared the area as he was unable to locate the vehicle in question.

November 17, 2012

Cpt. Wooldridge was dispatched to the 600 block of Well St in reference to burglary of a habitation. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant. A field investigation was conducted and it was determined that no burglary occurred. During Cpt. Wooldridge’s investigation, it was determined a report for criminal mischief needed to be taken and a criminal trespass warning issued.

Cpt. Wooldridge was dispatched to the 200 block of Hilliard St. in reference to a child locked in a vehicle. Cpt. Wooldridge made contact with the parent of the child at their vehicle. Cpt. Wooldridge was able to unlock the vehicle safely and reunite the unhurt child with the parent.

Cpt. Wooldridge, while on patrol, observed a subject who was identified as Aaron Deshae Shepard, operating a vehicle on Rockdale St. Cpt. Wooldridge had prior knowledge that Shepard was wanted out of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on a 2nd Degree Felony - Burglary of Habitation Warrant. Cpt Wooldridge conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in which Shepard was operating, and took him into custody for the outstanding warrant. Cpt. Wooldridge transported Shepard to the Lee County Jail for booking, releasing him into the custody of Deputy York, without incident. Cpt. Wooldridgereturned to Lexington and resumed patrol duties.

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