2013-08-29 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

August 19, 2013

A resident on CR 208 returned home and found that his mailbox had been vandalized. Several other mailboxes were also damaged. Deputy Jirasek was dispatched to the scene.

Deputy Rudolph put up several cows that were out on CR 213. He was able to run them into a pasture at 1232 CR 213.

The construction crew working on Hwy 77 & Hwy 21 called and reported that some items were stolen during the night. Deputy Rudolph met with the company and wrote a theft report.

Captain Crockett spoke to some foster parents that wanted to report a teenager as a runaway because he failed to show up for work. Investigation revealed that the teen had stayed with his grandparents out of town for the weekend. The case worker was notified of the teenager’s whereabouts.

Deputy Liles put up cows that were out on Hwy 21 near FM 3403. They ran into a pasture at Sugar Hill Ranch.

A complainant requested to speak to an officer regarding harassment. Deputy Liles spoke to the subject and requested a close patrol of the property on CR 409.

August 20, 2013

Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Burns responded to a burglary on PR 8004. Several items were stolen and entered into a theft report. Investigation continues at this time.

Deputy Burns met with a complainant who made a report for stolen cattle. The cattle were last seen on his property on CR 314. A report was made.

ADT Security called in a residential burglar alarm on CR 117. Deputy Burns and Deputy Rudolph responded and, after checking the house and property, advised that it was secure.

August 21, 2013

A motorist reported that 3 cows were out on Hwy 21 @ CR 107. Deputy Grover located the owner and the cattle were removed from the roadway.

Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Ledenbach were dispatched to CR 209 after a caller reported a suspicious white Ford Expedition driving around slowly. The area was checked and the vehicle had left.

Giddings Police Dept. requested assistance with traffic control on Hwy 290 in front of Wal-Mart. Sgt Carvin and Sgt Allen assisted at the scene of a collision.

A concerned citizen called to report a young female walking down the road on FM 141. Deputy Ayres located the girl who said she was walking to a friend’s house to spend the night.

August 22, 2013

A caller requested a welfare check on his wife on CR 233. He did not want Deputy Grover to make contact with her, only to see if her vehicle was at the residence. The vehicle was at the residence and the caller was notified.

The Sheriff ’s Office was dispatched out to a residence on Hwy 77 regarding a possible suicide attempt. Deputy Liles, Deputy Grover, Deputy Ayres and Deputy Jirasek responded, along with B&M Ambulance. A female was transported to the hospital after taking a lot of pills.

Deputy Ray met with a complainant on CR 124 in Ledbetter to take a theft report. Someone broke into a house and barn. Investigation continues at this time.

A female called and reported that her boyfriend locked her and her children out of the house, and he would not let her in to get her property, nor to get the children water because it was hot. Deputy Ray responded to the call. It was a verbal dispute only, and everything was ok.

A caller reported that a red or maroon Dodge Dually was driving around in a business parking lot. Deputy Ayres went to the business, and located the truck. The Deputy advised that a repossession company was looking for a specific vehicle.

August 23, 2013

Deputy Jirasek responded to an assault on FM 141 in Dime Box. A female advised that her boyfriend had assaulted her, and she left the house to get away from him. Deputies searched the house, but the suspect had left prior to their arrival. The female was given a courtesy ride to the Sheriff’s Office to wait for someone to pick her up. A report was taken and charges are pending at this time.

Sgt Carvin, Deputy Burns and Deputy Rudolph spoke to a complainant who advised them that a male subject stole money from him. The investigation revealed that the theft occurred inside the city of Giddings. The subject was given a courtesy ride to the Police Department so that he could file charges.

Captain Crockett, Sgt Carvin and Deputy Burns responded to a civil land dispute on PR 1421 in Giddings. One party was videotaping the other party involved. Everything was settled for the time being.

Deputy Burns assisted CPS by checking the welfare of a child that might need medical attention. The mother and child were not home. Another attempt to check on the welfare concern will be done on the 24th.

An unknown male called and asked for officers to come to an address on FM 696. Deputy Liles and Deputy Grover responded and advised it was a verbal disturbance. The parties involved had left the residence.

August 24, 2013

A motorist reported that there was a large animal carcass in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 290 East. Deputy Liles removed the carcass and cleared the roadway.

A caller reported that he could see flames, about 25 feet high, coming from behind the Serbin Ball Field. Deputy Rudolph located the source and spoke to the home owner, advising him to extinguish his brush pile fire.

Deputy Burns was dispatched to a house on CR 232. A woman called and reported that her dog was under her house and she thought something was trying to kill it, like maybe a bobcat or a coyote. Deputy Burns found a family of possums under the house.

Deputy Grover was dispatched to FM 180 near CR 125 to remove three donkeys from the roadway.

August 25, 2013

A caller reported that she was at her boyfriend’s house on PR 1181 and she wanted to leave, but he would not let her. Deputy Liles and Deputy Grover finally got in touch with the complainant, and she advised that she took her boyfriend’s truck and went to stay at a friend’s house.

Washington County advised that one of their deputies clocked a silver 4-door passenger car going approximately 107 miles per hour, and they were not able to catch up to it. The vehicle was last seen headed towards Giddings. Deputy Grover clocked the vehicle at 109 mph in a 55 mph zone. The subject advised that he was on his way to Austin, because his brother was involved in a bad accident. The subject was warned to slow down.

Giddings Police Dept. requested a deputy assist them with a call at the railroad tracks near Bellville St. A subject was hit by a train. Deputy Grover assisted until the train left the scene.

JAILCOUNT: 08/25/2013: 40


Friday is the start of the Labor Day weekend; additional traffic will be on the highways. We ask everyone to drive responsibly, buckle up and have a safe Labor Day weekend. Friday Night Football is here. Good luck to all this year’s area athletes, band members and drill teams. May everyone have a successful season.

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