2013-09-19 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

September 9, 2013

While on routine patrol, Deputy Grover located a vehicle accident near Hwy 77 and the Nails Creek Bridge. A trooper was dispatched to the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Giddings State School, requesting assistance due to approx 40-50 students running around on the campus. Chief Deputy Lapham, Captain Crockett and Deputy Grover drove around the perimeter of the school until the students were rounded back up.

Chief Deputy Lapham, Capt. Crockett and Deputy Grover assisted with escorting a large funeral from St. Margaret’s Church down FM 448.

A caller reported that a silver dually truck pulled up in her driveway. The driver was a young Hispanic male. Sheriff Meyer searched the area for a truck matching the description given.

Sgt. Jack Allen was dispatched to a burglar alarm on CR 123. It was determined that the wind had blown the back door open. Nothing was disturbed and the area was checked and no one was located on the premises.

September 10, 2013

All units were notified of a reckless driver on Hwy. 290 East headed westbound. The vehicle was described as a yellow boxtail truck traveling in excessive speed and failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. Deputy Grover set up on Hwy 290 to attempt to locate the vehicle.

A motorist reported cows were out on the roadway on Hwy 21 approximately one mile west of CR 103. Deputy Jirasek located them and ran them off the road into a pasture.

Capt Crockett spoke to a complainant regarding harassing phone calls. No report requested at this time.

September 11, 2013

Deputy Rudolph and Deputy Ayres were given information that a man with a warrant was at the Giddings Library. Deputies entered the library and located the subject. A check of his driver’s license showed that he had a warrant out of Washington County. The subject was arrested and is currently awaiting extradition to Washington County on charges.

A subject entered the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and spoke to Deputy Rudolph regarding child visitation issues.

Chief Deputy Lapham took a report from a subject that had several items missing from his vehicle. No charges have been filed. The investigation continues.

September 12, 2013

A resident reported a suspicious vehicle on CR 114. She advised that a silver Dodge truck was driving up and down the road slowly. Deputy Ayres searched the area and a close patrol is now in effect.

. A concerned citizen reported that an elderly man was sitting in his vehicle on the side of FM 1624 near CR 322 in Lexington. Deputy Rudolph located the man and advised that he was ok. He got sleepy and pulled over to rest.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a female on PR 7703 in Giddings. The caller stated that she needed an officer at her house because her brother needed to be escorted away from the house. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Ayres responded to the scene. Both subjects involved in the altercation were separated.

Chief Lapham and Sgt. Carvin were looking for a maroon passenger car on CR 114 in Lincoln. Subjects were seen stopping at mailboxes and going through them. A close patrol was put into effect.

September 13, 2013

A motorist reported a loose horse out on FM 696 West. Deputy Liles searched from Hwy 290 at FM 696 West to Lexington.

Chief Deputy Lapham ran 4 cows off CR 114 near PR 1143, attempting to locate the owner.

Deputy Grover met with a complainant who reported that someone had used her driver’s license and she wanted to make a report.

Deputy Ledenbach and Deputy Grover assisted at an accident on FM 141. Trooper Harris took the crash report.

A 9-1-1 caller reported that a man was hit by a vehicle at Hwy 290 and Hwy 77. GVFD was paged out, along with B&M Ambulance. A helicopter was dispatched to the scene also. Sgt Allen assisted with traffic control until the scene was clear.

A caller reported that a white small SUV was in the driveway of Brown Integrity for a couple of hours. Sgt Allen located the vehicle and, while on the scene, the owner showed up and advised the vehicle had broken down, but they were making arrangements to have it picked up.

September 14, 2013

A motorist called and reported that a man was sitting in the grass on the north side of Hwy. 290 West near CR 200. Deputy Grover and Deputy Ledenbach located the man and he advised he was fine. He was walking and just needed to rest.

Deputy Ledenbach spoke to a complainant who reported that he had planned to move in with his girlfriend, but they broke up and now she refused to give him his work boots back.

Sgt Allen was dispatched to Hwy 21 west of CR 327 in Lincoln after receiving a call regarding a cow out.

Walch Store called and advised that a man was inside the store asking people for money. Deputy Ledenbach arrived on scene and located the man. He was almost out of gas so he was asking for money. He put gas in his truck and left.

September 15, 2013

Giddings Police Dept. requested assistance at St. Margaret’s Church. The church was vandalized sometime during the night.

A complainant reported that, while he was attending cowboy church at the rodeo arena, they heard a loud boom that shook the entire building. Sgt Allen, Deputy Ledenbach and Deputy Grover searched the area, but did not locate anything. They patrolled the area throughout the day.

Deputy Grover was dispatched to CR 309 to meet with a complainant in reference to a theft. A report was taken and investigation continues at this time.

Sgt Allen and Deputy Ledenbach responded to a family disturbance on PR 6001. Deputies ran a check on both females involved and one came back with a warrant from Nevada. Subject was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail.

Jail Count:
09/15/2013 36
Males: 33 Females: 3

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