2017-04-27 / Police

Lexington Police Report

April 17, 2017

Officer Walton (ACO Landrum assisted) was called to criminal mischief at the Elementary School. Upon arrival it was found that someone had spray painted obscenities on the school. Thanks to the quick work of Allen Retzlaff and the Lexington School maintenance staff the graffiti was removed before it became permanent. The spray cans used were found in the Park trash cans where other graffiti was also located. There are suspects in the case and charges are pending video confirmation. A reward is being offered in the case as well. Anyone having information can contact the Lexington Police Department.

Officer Walton and Officer Nolen responded to a verbal disturbance in the 800 block of Tenth Street. Upon arrival it was discovered that the subjects had just been arguing over social media and threatened one another via text messages. Disturbance was settled after both parties spoke with Officer Walton and the aggressive party agreed to stop contacting his sibling.

Officer Nolen took a reckless driver call in which a semi truck was headed northbound approaching Lexington driving in both lanes of travel. Officer Nolen checked the area but was unable to locate the subject vehicle.

April 18, 2017

Officer Nolen was dispatched to an alarm at Peterson’s Grocery. Upon arrival Officer Nolen checked the business and all was secured.

Officer Nolen received a call of an animal carcass in the roadway in the 3200 block of FM 696 E. Officer Nolen arrived and removed the dead hog from the roadway.

Officer Walton (with the assistance of ACO Landrum) made contact with a reckless driver entering the City Limits from the south. A caller had requested an Officer check out the vehicle as it was running at a high rate of speed and swerving in and out of traffic. During the contact, an odor of marijuana led to a probable cause search and the recovery of a “Huffing” tool. The contraband was taken and the subject was released.

Officer Nolen located an open door at the Lexington High School Gym during business checks. The building was cleared then resecured.

April 19, 2017

Officer Nolen located an open door on the Woodson Building during his business checks. The building was cleared then secured.

Officer Walton and ACO Landrum responded to a panic alarm in the 1000 block of Cherry Drive. The subject had apparently set off her alarm while cleaning her residence.

Officer Walton took a call involving a juvenile.

Officer Mattingly responded to a reckless driver call in which a semi was travelling southbound on HWY 77 and failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. Officer Mattingly located the subject vehicle and noticed it was failing to maintain a single lane of travel. He stopped the vehicle and checked on the driver to make sure he was alright (not intoxicated or sleepy). Once Officer Mattingly knew he was alright, the driver was released.

Officer Mattingly assisted a citizen with a vehicle unlock in the 600 block of Yegua.

April 20, 2017

Officer Mattingly found an open gate at the Lexington High School. Officer Mattingly secured the gate and continued patrol.

Officer Mattingly responded to a residential alarm call in the 600 block of Yegua. Upon arrival, he found everything secure. The owner of the property arrived and the residence was checked. Everything was alright.

April 21, 2017

Officer Landrum took a report of a theft on Holcombe Street.

Officer Landrum assisted EMS at the Colbywood Apts. with a female not feeling well.

Officer Landrum responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Giddings Street in which subjects were arguing over bills.

Officer Nolen responded to a loose cow on CR 410 at CR 409. Cow was put back in the pasture.

Officer Nolen conducted a traffic stop which yielded drug paraphernalia and an open container.

April 22, 2017

Officer Nolen found an open door at the Lexington Middle School and Lexington High School Gyms while conducting business checks. Officer Nolen secured the subject businesses after clearing them.

Officer Landrum responded to the 1000 block of Cherry Drive regarding suspicious circumstances in which a resident heard a noise in the home and thought someone was inside. Officer Landrum cleared the home. No one was found inside.

Officer Nolen responded to a suspicious vehicle on Harry at HWY 77. Upon arrival to the area, Officer Nolen was unable to locate any vehicle matching the description.

Officer Nolen responded to the 1100 block of Giddings Street regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival and the investigation, it was found that the subjects had argued days before over bills and the argument had rekindled.

April 23, 2017

Officer Nolen noticed two subjects walking through the parking lot at the Lexington High School. He identified the subjects, concerned about the recent graffiti incident, then released them.

Officer Nolen was called to the Dollar General regarding two males arguing over one “checking out” the other’s wife. The aggressive subject had left prior to the Officers arrival.

There were 102 traffic stops conducted last week, resulting in 71 warnings and 31 citations. 10 violations were in a school zone.

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