2013-07-11 / Police

Lexington Police Report

by Chief Clarence Yarbrough

July 3, 2013

Cpt. Wooldridge was dispatched to assist the Lee County Sheriff ’s Office on a vehicle that stopped in the roadway facing in the wrong direction. The owner arrived onscene, and after an investigation, it was discovered that the owner of the vehicle was about to run out of gas. The owner then attempted to turn around in the middle of Hwy 77, but ran out of gas, leaving the vehicle stopped in the northbound outside lane. The owner put gas in the vehicle and left the scene.

Cpt. Wooldridge was dispatched to the Hildebrandt parking lot where a subject stated his kids were missing. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant. Complainant stated he was in his truck, talking to his kids, who were walking on the side of the roadway. The complainant said he went down the street and turned his truck around, and came back to the area where his kids were walking. The complainant said when he turned around and went back, his kids were gone. The subject was on the phone and located his children, who had been picked up by a family friend. The kids were reunited with the father and no further issues ensued.

Cpt. Wooldridge was dispatched to N. Hwy 77 in reference to a reckless driver coming into the City of Lexington. Cpt. Wooldridge located the vehicle and made contact with the driver who stated that he had been driving for about twelve hours, coming from Oklahoma, and was trying to get home. The driver was advised to pull over at one of the stores and take a break and get something to drink or eat. The driver stopped at Peterson’s to rest from his driving.

Officer Sandoval met with a complainant at the Lexington Police Department who turned in a marijuana plant that he found at a relative’s residence. The plant was seized and placed into evidence. The owner of the plant, identified as Elias Yabarra, was contacted and issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, due to the maturity of the plant.

At 2:09 a.m., Officer Sandoval located two juveniles on bicycles at the corner of Hale and 5th Streets. After an investigation, the two juveniles admitted to sneaking out of the house without their parents’ consent. Officer Sandoval loaded the juveniles and their bikes into his patrol car and took them home to their parents, where they would face disciplinary action.

July 4, 2013

Officer Sandoval patrolled the fireworks display at City Park and reported no problems.

Officer Sandoval observed subjects popping fireworks in the 1100 block of Giddings St. Officer Sandoval warned the subjects about popping fireworks within the city limits. The subjects stopped popping them.

Officer Sandoval was dispatched to the Lexington City Cemetery in reference to a juvenile playing in the cemetery after dark. Upon arrival, Officer Sandoval observed an adult sitting in his vehicle, while two juvenile subjects popped fireworks. After an investigation was conducted, the driver, identified as Deron Frederick, was issued a citation for driving while license suspended.

July 5, 2013

Officer Sandoval was contacted by a subject who lives in the 400 block of Ave E, who reported three dogs that didn’t belong to him running loose in his yard. Officer Sandoval arrived and determined that the owner lived in the 1000 block of Cherry St. However, Officer Sandoval was unable to make contact at that time.

Chief Yarbrough, along with Cpt. Wooldridge, Officer Nurse, Officer Vivas and Cpl. Weiser from DPS executed an evidentiary search warrant in the 900 block of 9th Street where numerous items were seized from the location and an investigation is still under way.

July 6, 2013

Officer Sandoval and Officer Vivas assisted the county by removing a deer, which was struck by a vehicle on Hwy 77.

Officer Nurse was contacted at the Lexington Police Department by phone in reference to a prior theft at the CEFCO Store. The caller reported that the suspect was back in the store. Officer Nurse arrived at the store and made contact with the suspect, Eric Johnson. After Officer Nurse viewed the video showing the prior theft of an item, Eric Johnson was issued a criminal trespass warning for the CEFCO Store. The theft remains under investigation.

July 7, 2013

Officer Sandoval was dispatched to the Power Generator located at 8800 N. Hwy 77 in reference to an alarm. Upon arrival, Officer Sandoval checked the area, but was unable to locate anything suspicious.

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