2013-05-16 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Chief Clarence Yarbrough

May 5, 2013

Officer Stark was dispatched to the 8600 Blk of SHWY 77 N on a Criminal Mischief call. Upon arrival, Officer Stark observed a broken window, which was apparently broken out with a rock. There were no signs of forced entry in the business. A report was taken and the incident is currently under investigation.

Officer Vivas was dispatched to the 800 Blk of Hale St. in reference to a medical assist. EMS requested an officer standby with the child at the address, until relatives could arrive, while the mother of the injured child was taken to the hospital. Officer Vivas remained at the residence with the smaller children until the relatives arrived and took care, custody, and control of the children. Officer Vivas cleared the area without incident.

Officer Vivas was dispatched to the 700 Blk of 6th St. on a Criminal Trespass in progress. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant, who was advising a subject who was not welcome was coming to their property. After contact was made with the other subject, it was discovered they were out of town and had no interest in coming to this property. No criminal trespass occurred and Officer Vivas cleared the area without incident.

May 8, 2013

Officer Sandoval conducted a traffic stop on a subject for speeding. During the stop, Officer Sandoval noticed an opened container inside the vehicle. The alcohol beverage was poured out and the driver was issued a citation for speeding and open container. No further actions were taken.

May 10, 2013

Cpl. Nurse was dispatched to a minor vehicle accident in the area of 1st and Rockdale. Upon arrival, contact was made with the occupants of both vehicles, and there were no injuries sustained from the accident. A citation was issued to the driver at fault for failure to yield the right of way. All parties cleared the area with minor damages sustained to their vehicles.

Chief Yarbrough and Cpl. Nurse responded to a disturbance in the 300 Blk of Ave C. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant who advised their juvenile foster child was having a bad day and was attempting to assault the foster parents. After speaking with and calming down the juvenile, the situation was resolved. The juvenile apologized for the behavior displayed towards the family members. Chief Yarbrough and Cpl. Nurse cleared the area without further incident.

Chief Yarbrough was contacted by a City employee of a possible fictitious identification. Upon arrival, contact was made with City personnel who produced the identification. It was evident that it was a fake. The subject was detained and issued a citation for Producing a Fictitious Identification. The subject was released at the scene and issued a court date to appear before the judge.

May 11, 2013

Officer Sandoval responded to SHWY 77 S on a reckless driver call. Contact was made with the vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver of the vehicle was advised of the complaints of their reckless driving. After an investigation was conducted, the driver was issued two citations for No Insurance and Failure to Obtain a Texas DL within 90 Days. Officer Sandoval cleared the stop without incident.

Officer Sandoval arrived at the CEFCO Store in the City of Lexington and observed a stranded motorist changing a flat in the parking lot. Officer Sandoval exited his vehicle to assist the motorist with the flat tire, when he noticed a weapon on the subject. Officer Sandoval disarmed the subject and identified him by his Texas Driver’s License. The subject was identified as Kirkland Alton Tynes II from Killeen TX. The weapon recovered from Mr. Tynes’ person was a loaded 9mm caliber handgun. The weapon was confiscated and placed in Officer Sandoval’s patrol unit for safekeeping. After a check was conducted on Mr. Tynes through Lee County Dispatch. It was discovered he did not have a Concealed Handgun License. CEFCO has posted on the premises prohibiting the possession of a weapon on their premises. Mr. Tynes was then arrested for Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm and transported to the Lee County Jail where he was booked in for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon on a prohibited premise, which carries a 3rd Degree Felony penalty. No further actions were taken and Officer Sandoval resumed his patrol duties.

Cpt. Wooldridge responded to a Medical Assist call in the 100 Blk of 5th St. The subject was having emotional issues after attending a funeral. The subject’s doctor was contacted and an appointment was scheduled at a later date. The subject was calmed and the situation was controlled at this time. Cpt. Wooldridge and EMS cleared the scene without incident.

May 12, 2013

Officer Sandoval, while conducting his patrol duties, was flagged down by a female in the 900 Blk of Rockdale St. waving her hands as if she needed immediate assistance. Officer Sandoval responded and observed a subject with his shirt off and physically pushing another subject. Officer Sandoval immediately ordered the subject to get on the ground to stop the physical altercation. The subject complied and got onto the ground. Officer Sandoval identified him by his Texas Driver’s License as Roy Cruz Castillo. Officer Sandoval detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Mr. Castillo was handcuffed at that time and Officer Sandoval checked on the subject being assaulted by Mr. Castillo. When Officer Sandoval attempted to help Mr. Castillo off the ground, Mr. Castillo immediately became combative towards Officer Sandoval. Mr. Castillo kicked Officer Sandoval in the stomach and his inner thigh area. Officer Sandoval was able to control Mr. Castillo and place him in the back of the patrol unit. Mr. Castillo, while sitting in the back seat area of the patrol unit, was able to maneuver his hands from his back to the front and began kicking the patrol unit’s door and hitting the prisoner cage window with his fist. Lee County Deputies arrived on scene and assisted Officer Sandoval with re-handcuffing Mr. Castillo’s hands behind him. Mr. Castillo was then transported to the Lee County Jail where he was booked in and charged with Assault on a Public Servant, Resisting Arrest and Transport, and Public Intoxication.

Officer Vivas assisted Lee County on a subject found lying in a pasture in the 9700 Blk of SHWY 77 N. Deputy Ayers arrived on scene and transported the subject to the Lee County Jail.

Officer Stark was on patrol and made contact with a female subject, identified as Tammy Lynn Ivey, to initiate a public assist at the intersection of 5th and Rockdale St. Officer Stark observed Ms. Ivey walking on foot and offered to give her a ride, which Ms. Ivey agreed. Prior to the ride, Officer Stark conducted a check on Ms. Ivey through the Lee County Dispatch. Officer Stark was advised that Ms. Ivey had an outstanding Driving While License Invalid Probation Violation Warrant out of Washington County. Ms. Ivey was placed under arrest and transported to the Lee County Jail, where she was booked in on the probation violation and Officer Stark resumed his patrol duties.

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