SHERIFF'S REPORT - JANUARY 30 to FEBRUARY 5, 2023
January 30 - February 5, 2023
January 30, 2023
08:25 - A 9-1-1 caller reported flames coming out of a house located on W Hwy 21 in Lincoln. Deputy Brown responded to the fire.
08:44 - Deputy Haman spoke with a complainant about having received strange calls the previous evening from an unknown subject. The complainant stated when she answered her phone, the subject had a distorted voice. Information was taken and a close patrol of her residence was arranged.
14:45 - A motorist reported an 18-wheeler hauling a cattle trailer driving recklessly on Hwy 77 North. The driver of the 18-wheeler ran the motorist off the roadway while passing him. Sgt. Strouth and Deputy Brown located the 18 wheeler and conducted a traffic stop.
15:49 - Crime Stoppers sent the Sheriff's Office information regarding an animal complaint on E Hwy 21. According to the tip, the residents have multiple roosters caged up as well as multiple dogs on leads. Sgt. Strouth and Capt. Allen responded and inspected the property. Animals were healthy and taken care of.
17:29 - Deputy Brown responded to a call for a horse on the roadway on Hwy 77 North that was almost struck by a vehicle. Deputy Brown was not able to locate the horse.
22:28 - A 9-1-1 call was received but the caller hung up after establishing connection. The caller's phone pinged near Bubbas Truck Stop on E Hwy 21. Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded and were unable to locate the caller after speaking with multiple drivers in the area.
22:52 - Sgt. Young and Deputy Rodriguez checked out with a vehicle that slid off the roadway on W FM 696 near CR 304. The driver was not injured and stated they did not need a tow truck. Deputies waited for the driver's parent to arrive before assisting in getting the vehicle back on the roadway.
January 31, 2023
10:54 - A caller reported a red bull running alongside Hwy 77 near FM 1624. Sgt. Strouth and Deputy Brown responded but were unable to locate the bull.
13:05 - Deputy Haman reported that a tree had fallen on a powerline in the 1800 block of Hwy 77. Bluebonnet Electric was notified.
15:15 - Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call but connection was lost. Dispatch attempted to reach the caller three times. Deputy L. Brown responded to the address on CR 226 and was able to make contact with a resident, who advised it was an accident.
16:10 - Deputy Haman met with a complainant on FM 3403 in reference to their neighbor's cows getting on his property. The complainant was advised of their options.
16:55 - Giddings PD requested help with a male subject on the side of the roadway on Hwy 77 and CR 438. Deputy Haman responded to the call and gave the man a courtesy ride to CEFCO in Lexington.
17:33 - A caller stated her neighbor cut her fence and had one of her cows pinned up on their property. Deputy Haman, Deputy J. Hilmo, and Deputy Brown responded to the property on CR 114. While enroute, the caller called back requesting to cancel the responding deputies because she decided to take a civil approach instead.
20:45 - A staff member at the Riverview Christian Academy reported a 14-year-old student had ingested bleach. Lee County EMS, Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded to the academy on 309. The juvenile was transported to Dell Children's by EMS.
22:25 - Bastrop County advised of a 9-1-1 hang up on Meadow Run Dr. Dispatch attempted to make contact but was unable to get an answer. Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded and advised it was an accidental call.
February 1, 2023
05:38 - Dispatch received a call of a large tree blocking the east bound lane on East FM 696 near CR 407. TXDOT was notified and responded.
08:15 - A motorist reported an 18 wheeler hauling a box truck with M&J on the side driving recklessly on Hwy 77. The motorist stated he passed them going 80 plus on a no passing bridge. Giddings PD was able to catch up to the big rig to make contact.
08:33 - Sgt. Jones, Deputy E. Hilmo and Deputy Turner responded to a residence on FM 1624 in reference to a female subject refusing to leave. The caller stated he offered her a ride and she refused but is also refusing to drive herself because of weather conditions. While enroute, the caller advised the female subject had left the residence and no longer needed a Deputy.
10:50 - Deputy Webber called in to report a tree covering the roadway on W FM 696 near the Blue Fire Department. Deputies were able to move the tree in order to open one lane until TXDOT could remove the tree. TXDOT was notified.
11:23 - Adult Protective Services requested a welfare check on a subject on CR 329. Deputy Dickerson responded and made contact with the subject, who advised she was fine and the complaint was false.
11:27 - Sgt. Jones located two trees partially in the roadway on CR 302. Precinct Commissioner 3 was notified.
11:45 - A complainant advised of a dog chained to a tree with no shelter located at a residence next to Granny's Restaurant in Lexington. Chief Garza responded and advised the dog had shelter
14:20 - Chief Garza and Const. Stephens responded to Peterson Grocery in Lexington for a 9-1-1 hang up call. They were advised there was no emergency.
15:15 - Deputy E. Hilmo advised of a branch hanging over the roadway in the 2900 block of W FM 696. TXDOT was notified in order to cut the branch.
16:08 - The Dime Box Post Office called and stated their mail carrier was located on CR 404 and believed gunshots had come near the carrier. The caller stated the carrier was not sure if the person was shooting at her or something else. Deputy Turner and Deputy Hilmo responded. Deputies advised a transformer had blown.
16:10 - A caller stated his parents had passed away and there were people at the residence. The caller was concerned the residence would be ransacked. Sgt. Jones responded to the residence on Hwy 77 for a civil standby..
16:27 - A 9-1-1 caller on CR B advised powerlines had fell into her yard and she could not get in contact with Bluebonnet Electric. Dispatch notified Bluebonnet Electric for the caller.
16:52 - A resident on CR 305 called 9-1-1 stating there were power lines in his yard that were catching his trees on fire. Blue VFD responded and advised there were no fires present. Bluebonnet Electric was notified about the downed lines.
19:32 - Bluebonnet Electric called in to report a tree down FM 619 blocking the roadway. TXDOT and Deputies were notified.
21:09 - Sgt. Holloway and Deputy Kocurek were dispatched to a residence on Harry St. in Lexington for a welfare check. A concerned friend requested a welfare check on a male subject that lives alone and she had not been able to make contact with him. The caller stated there should be a feed truck in the driveway. Deputy Kocurek made contact with the male subject and was informed he had been having trouble with his phone due to the weather conditions. The caller was notified on the condition of the man.
22:21 - Dispatch received a call about a tree in the roadway on W FM 696 near CR 306. TXDOT was notified. Sgt. Holloway, Deputy Dudley, and Deputy Kocurek responded to the call. Deputies assisted TXDOT in clearing the roadway.
23:40 - Deputy Dudley, Deputy Kocurek, and Sgt. Holloway responded to an alarm at the Lexington Food Mart. The area was cleared and alarm was determined to be false.
February 2, 2023
01:21 - Deputy Kocurek reported a blown transformer near CEFCO in Lexington. Bluebonnet Electric and the utilities department with the City of Lexington were notified. Bluebonnet stated they were aware of the situation.
01:37 - Lee County EMS reported a car that was smoking on Hwy 290 near FM 180. Lee County EMS and Giddings Fire Department were paged. Deputies were dispatched as well. Deputy Dudley arrived on scene and stated there had been a one vehicle accident involving two individuals. Deputy Kocurek and Sgt. Holloway arrived on scene shortly after. A Probable Cause search was conducted by Deputy Dudley. Deputy Dudley attempted to make contact family members. A field of sobriety test was conducted on the driver. The occupants of the vehicle were brought to the Sheriff's Office to wait for their parents to pick them up. TXDOT was notified about minor damage to the median from the accident.
05:05 - ADT Security reported a residential burglary alarm on CR 133. Deputy Kocurek responded to the residence and made contact with the owner. It was determined the alarm had gone off due to weather conditions.
07:45 - Sgt. Jones advised of a tree blocking a lane of travel on W FM 696 near FM 112. TXDOT advised they had been notified of the tree and were already responding.
08:12 - A motorist reported she had hydroplaned and had an accident on Hwy 290 East. She advised she was not blocking the roadway and was not injured. Deputy Turner and Deputy E. Hilmo responded along with Govan's Wrecker Service. The property owner was notified and an accident report was taken.
09:18 - Sgt. Jones advised dispatch the 2400 block of CR 306 is completely blocked with tree limbs. Precinct 3 Commissioner was notified.
09:50 - A complainant reported several mailboxes damaged on CR 314 during the night. Sgt. Jones responded and advised the mailboxes had been run over and information was taken.
10:46 - Deputy Turner and Deputy E. Hilmo assisted Giddings PD with a call regarding a male subject and a female subject arguing at a residence on Old Nails Creek Road. Giddings PD advised it was verbal disagreement only.
11:16 - Deputy Turner, Deputy E. Hilmo and Deputy Dickerson responded to a call regarding a possible USPS van in the ditch on Hwy 21. The vehicle was determined to be unoccupied and the Postal Service was notified on the whereabouts of the vehicle.
18:26 - A caller advised she had an argument with her cousin who stated they would break into her apartment. The caller would like a Deputy to check her apartment to ensure the residence had not been burglarized. Sgt. Holloway checked the residence and determined the apartment was secured.
18:27 - Deputy Dudley responded to a call related to the mailbox damage that occurred on CR 314. A commissioner met with Deputy Dudley and gave him information on possible suspects. A report was taken.
19:25 -Deputy Kocurek responded to a call for a welfare check on a subject on CR 319. After Deputy Kocurek attempted to make contact, the male subject called the Sheriff's Office and notified dispatch he was fine.
19:27 - Dispatch received a call in reference to loose cattle on CR 424 near CR 430. Sgt. Holloway searched the area but was unable locate any loose livestock.
19:53 - Dispatch received a call about a possible argument at Tex Villas Apartments. According to the caller, a vehicle had pulled up at their neighbor's apartment and her neighbor was now yelling profanity at the vehicle. Sgt. Holloway contacted the caller.
20:28 - An individual called to report their tenant's vehicle had broken down in the driveway and the vehicle was blocking the roadway. Deputy Dudley spoke with the caller and advised them of their options.
22:28 - Sgt. Holloway, Deputy Dudley, and Deputy Kocurek assisted the Giddings Police Department on Sandridge Drive with a subject throwing objects.
February 3, 2023
08:25 - A 9-1-1 caller reported an 18-wheeler traveling eastbound on Hwy 290 failing to maintain a single lane of travel. Deputy Brown responded and was unable to locate the 18-wheeler.
09:11 - Deputy Ellington advised he had located a bull on the roadway on FM 180 and was able to remove the cow from the roadway.
09:49- Deputy Ellington and Deputy Webber responded to a call about a loose bull on CR 424 near CR 433. The bull was secured off the roadway.
10:01- Lt. Adams advised dispatch he was doing a welfare check on a juvenile female at the Riverview Christian Academy in Lexington. Lt. Adams made contact with the juvenile and would contact her mother.
11:23 - Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call regarding a loose cow on CR 326 near the cemetery. Sgt. Strouth and Lt. Adams responded and were able to secure the loose cow.
13:21 -Deputy J. Hilmo, Deputy Haman, and Sgt. Strouth are responded to an accident on FM 141. A truck hauling a vehicle had flipped over and was blocking the roadway. The roadway was clear upon arrival.
16:00 - Bastrop County transferred a 9-1-1 call regarding a reckless driver traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to maintain a single lane of travel on Hwy 290 West. The caller described the vehicle as a grey in color Honda sedan. Deputy Brown is responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.
16:22 - A complainant called 9-1-1 advising that her husband had assaulted her before leaving in her Ford Edge towards Hwy 21. Deputy Hilmo and Deputy Haman responded and located the vehicle on FM 141 near Dime Box. The male subject refused to stop the vehicle. The male subject eventually stopped at the intersection of PR 8063 and FM 141. Deputies took a report for Assault against Family Member.
18:30- A caller reported a loose cow on CR 430. Sgt. Young and Deputy Rodriguez responded. The deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the loose cow.
18:44- Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw were dispatched to a residence on CR 316 for a welfare check. The caller stated she was out of town and had not heard from her husband in over 24 hours. Deputies checked the property and were unable to locate anyone or any vehicles.
February 4, 2023
01:08- A call was received regarding a small trash pile on fire at his address on FM 3403. Lexington Fire Department responded. Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded to assist. The fire was contained and extinguished.
05:58 - Sgt. Strouth checked out with a motorist on Hwy 21 near CR 440. The driver of the vehicle stated they were making a phone call. Sgt. Strouth advised the driver of a safer location to make a phone call.
07:51 - Taylor Police Department requested assistance in making contact with an individual on Oakwood Drive. Deputy Brown and Sgt. Strouth responded to the residence and advised the individual Taylor PD requested contact with no longer lives at the residence. Dispatch relayed information to Taylor PD.
08:35 - Sgt. Strouth advised of a large tree limb hanging over the roadway on FM 619 near the Williamson County Line. TXDOT responded after being notified.
09:10 - The Dime Box Fire Department called in to report several cows out on CR 430 near the Mendoza Ranch. Reserve Deputy Terpstra responded and was able to get the cows put up and then repaired the fence.
10:31 - A caller contacted the Sheriff's Office to report a loose calf on CR 114. Deputy J. Hilmo and Deputy Haman responded but were unable to locate the calf.
12:26 - Bluebonnet Electric called to express their appreciation for the Lee County Sheriff's Office and thank the Deputies for all of their help during the ice storm.
14:23 - Deputy Brown advised he was attempting to stop a vehicle and the driver was failing to stop. The vehicle eventually came to stop about a mile from Bastrop County line on W Hwy 21. The driver was detained while a consent search was conducted. The driver was released and issued a citation.
14:55 - Reserve Deputy Terpstra was dispatched to a residence on Hwy 77 for a welfare check. The caller stated she was able to speak to her mother the previous night, but has been unable to reach her all morning. The deputy made contact with the mother who advised she was fine.
15:50 - A complainant advised that her truck had been stolen from FM 180. She stated that a male subject drove away in her truck and after 3 hours had not returned. She believed he would be in Washington County. Deputy Haman spoke with the complainant and Washington County was advised about the truck. The vehicle was entered as stolen and was found in Austin County. The vehicle was released back to owner and a report was taken.
16:55 - Deputy Brown assisted Giddings Police Department with a male subject who was requesting a ride from Giddings Brewhaus. Giddings PD arrested the male subject.
18:27 - Dispatch received a call regarding a fight that was in progress behind Dime Box Grocery. Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded and advised the fight was verbal only. Both parties did not want to press charges.
18:37 - Multiple callers advised of a one vehicle accident on CR 127 near FM 180. Sgt. Young, Deputy Rodriguez, Lee County EMS and Giddings Fire Department responded. The driver was transported by EMS to Austin and a report was taken.
19:15 - Sgt. Young and Deputy Rodriguez were dispatched to FM 180 near Hwy 290 for loose livestock. Deputies were able secure the cows off the roadway.
20:13 - A caller reported two loose cows on FM 619 near the Williamson County line. Deputy Crenshaw responded but was unable to locate the cows.
20:46 -Cpl. West responded to a call about a loose longhorn on Hwy 21 near CR 440. The deputy was able to remove the cow from the roadway.
23:15 - Dispatch was advised of loose cows on FM 1624 near the creek bottom. Sgt. Young and Deputy Rodriguez responded but were unable to locate any loose cattle.
February 5, 2023
01:34 - Sgt. Young responded to FM 619 near the Williamson County line for loose cattle but was unable to locate the cattle.
02:14 - Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw were dispatched to CR 124 near FM 1697 for a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was discovered to be unoccupied and partially blocking the roadway resulting in it being towed.
08:25 - A motorist reported a dark colored truck hauling a trailer with landscaping supplies on it without any lights on. Sgt. Strouth responded to the area of Hwy 290 and CR 138 and located the vehicle. Contact was made with the driver.
08:53 - Deputy J. Hilmo checked out with a disabled vehicle in the median in the 3100 block of W US-290. Deputy Hilmo reported damage to the cables and took a report.
11:30 - Dispatch received a report of a suspicious person walking on Hwy 21 by Elm Creek RV Park. The caller described the subject as a 6 ft. black male wearing overalls. Sgt. Strouth and Deputy Brown responded and made contact with the subject who advised he was waiting for a ride from a friend.
12:51 - Sgt. Strouth stated Texas Parks & Wildlife informed him of some people illegally fishing off a bridge on FM 448. Deputy Haman and Deputy J. Hilmo responded but the subjects were gone upon arrival.
13:25 - A concerned citizen advised that her neighbor had come over and stated her husband had taken their juvenile daughter the day before and she had not heard from him. Sgt. Strouth made contact with the husband who advised he is taking care of the daughter and everything is fine.
14:03 - Sgt. Strouth, Deputy Haman, Deputy Brown, Deputy J. Hilmo and Lexington PD responded to a call about a juvenile runaway on CR 320. The mother stated she was last seen wearing grey Nike pants and a grey blue shirt. The juvenile was located and returned to her mother.
16:32 - Dispatch was notified of a single vehicle roll over on FM 619. The caller stated the driver was entrapped but moving around. Sgt. Strouth, Deputy Haman, Deputy Brown and Deputy J. Hilmo responded along with Blue Fire Department, Lexington Fire Department, and Lee County EMS. Once contact was made, the driver refused EMS. A report was taken.
17:05 - A caller reported multiple loose donkeys on FM 1624 near Hwy 77. The gate to the property was open and no one was home. Deputy Brown responded and was able to secure the donkeys back on the property.
20:00 - Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw were dispatched to FM 619 near the Williamson County line for loose cattle. Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the cows.
21:56 - A resident on CR 309 reported a male subject knocking on their door. Cpl. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded and made contact with the subject who stated he was trying to ask for a shirt because he was cold. Subject was asked to leave the property.
22:16 - Sgt. Young and Giddings Police Department responded to a possible disturbance on E Austin St. Sgt. Young advised there had been dogs fighting and it caused the owners to yell. The owners were advised on what to do in the future.