2012-12-20 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

December 10, 2012

A complainant reported that she could hear what sounded like someone was messing with her back window. Deputy Skinner arrived at Giddings West Villa Apartments and checked the back of the apartment and noticed that the door to the hot water heater was open and the wind was knocking it on the railing.

A motorist reported that a tree fell partially on the roadway on Hwy 21 in Old Dime Box. Deputy Skinner located the tree and removed it from the roadway.

Deputy Ledenbach was dispatched to a residence on CR 341 after a caller thought she heard someone in her house. The house was checked and nobody was found inside.

A resident at Westwood Villa Apartments complained about a vehicle in the parking lot and the horn was blowing and no one was around the vehicle. Deputy Ray checked with the resident who advised the horn finally quit blowing.

December 11, 2012

Deputy Ray, Deputy Ayres and Deputy Crockett met with a complainant on CR 226. He advised that his brother in law was depressed and suicidal. He was supposedly armed with several rifles and a pistol. The subject’s wife called and stated that he had calmed down and was okay. A report was taken.

Several motorists reported cows out on Hwy 21 in Old Dime Box. Deputy Ray searched but advised the cows were no longer on the highway.

December 12, 2012

A caller reported that a man was walking in the middle of FM 141 near St. John’s Church. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and located him just south of the church. The subject was identified and said he was just walking home.

Deputy Carvin was advised about a horse out on FM 141 just outside of Giddings. Upon his arrival, the owner was already on scene and was removing the horse from the road.

December 13, 2012

Deputy Skinner met with Lexington EMS at a residence on Oakwood after a caller reported that a female overdosed on some pills. The subject was transported to a hospital.

A caller reported that an employee had locked himself out of his vehicle on Hwy 290 East. Deputy Allen responded and was able to get the door unlocked.

A motorist reported a tanker truck failing to maintain a single lane of traffic on FM 696 West heading eastbound. Deputy Rudolph located the truck and pulled it over and spoke to the driver. Everything was okay.

Fayette County called with information regarding a possible suicidal subject driving a black Z71 Chevrolet truck. The vehicle was near CR 138. Deputies Liles and Carvin were given the information so they could be on the look-out for the vehicle.

Deputy Liles and Deputy Skinner assisted with traffic control at the scene of an accident on FM 696 West near CR 308.

December 14, 2012

A complainant called and advised she had received a call from her son and he told her he felt like killing himself. Deputy Liles and Deputy Skinner located the subject’s house in Dime Box and spoke to his wife. She advised he walked away from the house. Deputies searched the area, but the subject was not located. They drove around the area attempting to find him.

Deputy Ayres was dispatched to Hwy 77 to speak with a complainant regarding some damage that was done at a well site. A report was taken and investigation is on-going.

Deputy Ray was dispatched to CR 232 to put up two black Shetland ponies that were out on the roadway. The owner was notified.

A caller reported that her mom and dad were yelling at each other. Deputy Ray went and spoke to both parties and advised it was a verbal argument only.

December 15, 2012

Deputy Ray assisted Giddings Police by checking a residence on CR 208 for a female that was allegedly pushed out of a vehicle. Information was passed on to the police department.

Deputy Crockett and Deputy Ray assisted at the scene of an accident on FM 141 approx ½ mile north of FM 1697 in Dime Box.

A caller reported that she found an elderly female walking down CR 326 in Lexington. She attempted to ask her if she was ok, but she only spoke German. While Deputy Ledenbach was speaking to her, a family member stopped and picked her up.

A motorist called and reported a man lying in a tent on the side of the road on Hwy 77, north of the city limits. Deputy York located and identified the subject. He was ok.

A complainant reported that her neighbors on CR 329 were shooting guns. Deputy York spoke to the shooters and they were being careful. Complainant wanted them to stop, but was advised it is not illegal to shoot guns in the county.

December 16, 2012

A resident on CR 127 in Ledbetter called and reported that he believed he heard gunfire in his back pasture. Deputy Crockett searched the area and the pasture, but did not locate anyone.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call and there was only static on the line. Deputy Ledenbach was dispatched to make sure everything was ok. He spoke to the house owner and they advised they were having phone problems.

A caller reported a male subject went to her residence on Blaha Ave in Dime Box and was trying to sell her stuff. A description was given to Deputy York and he located him at K&C Store. He checked out ok.

A motorist reported a white Chevrolet Malibu occupied by a Hispanic male was driving back and forth on CR 114 near Hwy 21 in Dime Box. Deputy Ledenbach located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. The subject’s blood sugar was low so he gave him some crackers.


Jail Count 12/16/12: 44 Males: 41 Females: 3

This time of year additional traffic will be on the highways; use extreme care when driving and remember to buckle up. The staff of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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