SHERIFF'S REPORT - JULY 3 to JULY 9, 2023
July 3 - July 9, 2023
July 3, 2023
04:36 - Dispatch received a 911 call from a female subject who stated that she had been assaulted and the subjects were leaving on foot from an address on South Caldwell Street. The caller was transferred to Giddings PD. EMS was requested and dispatched to the scene. Deputy Dickerson advised that he located the subjects on West Hempstead Street at South Navarro Street. EMS was to their location because one of the subjects had stab wounds to his arms. Giddings PD took over the scene.
09:07 - A 911 caller reported a reckless motorcycle traveling westbound on Hwy 290. The motorcycle was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed. Deputy J. Brown responded and checked the area but was unable to locate the motorcycle.
09:37 - Lexington PD advised they received a call about a man with dementia walking on FM 112. Sgt. Strouth and Officer Reyna located the individual, and he was given a ride to his daughter's house in Lexington.
10:39 - Deputy Haman was dispatched to the Lincoln Post Office for a suspicious vehicle. The postmaster stated that a car had been parked in front of the post office for a couple of hours. The owner was identified and advised she had parked the car there to ride into town with a friend. The owner was made aware to let the postmaster know that she is doing this in the future.
10:57 - Deputy Haman and Deputy J. Brown were dispatched to a disturbance on Hwy 290 at CR 233. The caller stated that her boyfriend started hitting her while they were driving. They were on the side of the road when he took off on foot with her phone and other items. The male subject was located and taken into custody. He was transported to the Lee County Jail for booking, and a report was taken.
12:09 - A complainant from North Rockdale Street in Lexington advised that her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend were having a dispute. She also advised that she had the boyfriend blocked in so he couldn't leave. Sgt. Strouth and Officer Reyna responded and conducted a civil standby while the issue was resolved.
12:36 - Dispatch received several 911 calls about three vehicle accident involving two vehicles and an 18-wheeler on Hwy 77 North just south of CR 114. Sgt. Strouth and Deputy J. Brown responded along with Troopers McCoy and Ledesma, EMS and Giddings VFD. B&M and Owen's took possession of the vehicles, and DPS took the crash report.
16:17 - Deputy Haman was dispatched to the 4200 block of CR 405 for a found firearm. The caller stated he found the firearm in the middle of the roadway. The owner of the firearm was located, and it was returned.
19:33 - A caller advised of a civil disturbance on Inge Street in Giddings. The caller stated that her boyfriend was throwing her property out of the house and trying to kick her out. Sgt. West, Deputy Crenshaw and Deputy J. Hilmo responded to the call. The disturbance was verbal only, and the parties were separated.
21:49 - Sgt. West was dispatched to an address on CR 217 for a vehicle unlock. The vehicle was unlocked.
23:21 - Dispatch was advised of a grass fire on FM 180 near CR 131. Giddings VFD was dispatched to the scene, and Sgt. West also responded. Giddings VFD advised it was a control burn.
23:21 - Lexington VFD was dispatched to Hwy 77 north of CR 455 for a vehicle fire. Deputy J. Hilmo and Troopers Pennartz and Thomas also responded to the call. The fire was put out, and DPS took the crash report. Govan's took possession of the vehicle. Deputy J. Hilmo gave a courtesy ride to the occupants.
23:54 - Sgt. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded to a disturbance call at Tex Villa Apartments. The caller stated there was an argument involving her and others that live with her. The disturbance was verbal only, and the parties were separated.
July 4, 2023
04:09 - Fayette County advised that a patient from St. Mark's had left against medical advice. The patient was heavily impaired by narcotics and was last seen traveling north bound on Hwy 77. Deputy J. Hilmo located the vehicle but was unable to initiate a stop. The deputy was able to make contact with the subject once he parked at his residence in Giddings. The subject advised he was okay and was going to take a nap before going to work. No offense was committed.
09:28 - A motorist reported cows out on CR 133 at CR 116. Deputy Haman responded, and the owner showed up on scene. They were able to secure the cows off the roadway.
18:26 - Burleson County advised of a possible intoxicated reckless driver failing to maintain a single lane of traffic traveling westbound on Hwy 21 and turned down FM 908. Information was taken but there were no reports of the vehicle crossing into the county.
18:57 - Dispatch received a 911 hang up call from an address on Hwy 290 West. Deputy E. Hilmo advised he would check the area since he was already on scene. There were no signs of an emergency.
20:53 - A complainant from CR 217 stated that the neighbors were shooting fireworks and it was spooking his horse. The complainant was advised that as long as they were shooting off the fireworks in a safe manner, there was nothing that could be done. The complainant was also advised that a deputy could still be sent out to the location, but he declined.
21:23 - Sgt. West, Deputy Crenshaw and Deputy J. Hilmo were dispatched to a residence on FM 696 West for a disturbance. The 911 caller advised that her son and her husband were possibly in a physical altercation. She stated that her son was possibly intoxicated and has caused property damage in the past when he was under the influence. Upon arrival, Deputy J. Hilmo advised that the disturbance was verbal only. Sgt. West advised that the son would be staying with his girlfriend for the night.
21:56 - A complainant called 911 stating that neighbors were involved in a disturbance on CR B. The complainant disconnected before Dispatch could gather more information. Sgt. West, Deputy Crenshaw, and Deputy J. Hilmo checked the area but could not locate any sign of a disturbance.
23:04 - Giddings PD received a call from a subject at the Sheriff's Posse Arena who stated that she was involved in a minor accident. Sgt. West and Deputy J. Hilmo met with the parties involved, and information was exchanged. The call for service number was also provided to the parties.
23:15 - Deputy Crenshaw responded to a call about a reckless driver on Hwy 77. The motorist advised that the vehicle was failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. At the time of the call, they were passing the Giddings High School traveling northbound. The deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.
July 5, 2023
03:24 - A 911 caller stated that a male subject had been missing from her address on CR 123 for approx. 2 hours. The caller advised that they were playing 'hide and seek' and they couldn't find the subject on the 300-acre property. Sgt. West, Deputy Crenshaw, and Deputy J. Hilmo responded to the call and assisted with attempting to locate the subject. An individual on scene stated that the subject could have possibly gotten a ride to a store in Giddings. Dispatch made contact with Giddings PD, and they made contact with the male subject at the store. Deputy J. Hilmo responded to the store, and the subject was released to the responsible party.
09:49 - A motorist reported a cow out on FM 696 West near the storage units. Deputy Dudley checked the area but did not see any loose livestock.
10:03 - Dispatch received a call about a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 77 North across from Harry Street in Lexington. Both vehicles were in the roadway, and it was unknown if any injuries. Deputy Dickerson, Deputy Dudley and Officer Reyna responded to the call along with EMS and Lexington VFD. Deputy Dickerson advised it was a four-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler. Deputy Dickerson requested two rotation wreckers. One patient was transported by EMS to Austin. Govan's and B&M took possession of the vehicles. DPS showed up on scene to work the accident.
10:28 - Deputy Kocurek met with a complainant at the animal shelter in reference to an animal complaint. The complainant stated that her roommate's dog attacked another member in the house. She advised that this was not the first time the dog attacked someone. The victim did not need medical attention. The owner was able to put the dog in a kennel and wanted to surrender it to the animal shelter. Information was taken for a report.
10:50 - A caller requested a welfare check on a woman she found lying on the side of the road on CR 113. The caller stated that she found the woman at around 6:30 that morning. The woman told her that she had a seizure and didn't know how long she's been on the side of the road. The woman was covered in blood and had a lot of scratches all over her body. The caller took the woman to her residence in the 2800 block of CR 113. Deputy Dickerson and Deputy Dudley checked out at the residence but were advised the woman had gone to the doctor.
12:31 - Deputy Dudley met with a complainant on CR B in reference to fraud. The complainant stated that his bank account was charged $400 dollars. Information was taken for a report.
13:36 - A property owner on Hwy 77 North advised that someone broke into her garage. A metal cabinet, tools and chains were stolen. Deputy Dickerson responded to the call and advised there were no visible tracks to the garage, and all entrances to property were locked. A close patrol was requested for the property.
14:23 - A resident on CR 306 reported someone damaged her mailbox. Deputy Kocurek responded and was able to fix the mailbox.
17:12 - Deputy Dickerson responded to a call on Hwy 77 South near the Fayette County line for a man lying in the ditch. The first caller stated she did not stop but she could see him holding his shoulder. A second caller stated that the man was holding his shoulder and has one hand in the air waving it around. Deputy Dickerson made contact with the subject, who was identified as the subject Giddings PD dealt with earlier that day. Giddings PD gave the subject a ride into town.
22:18 - Dispatch received a 911 call from a male subject stating his wife was intoxicated and trying to leave in a vehicle from an address on CR 217. While dispatch was attempting to gather further information, the caller hung up. Cpl. Ellington, Deputy E. Hilmo and Deputy Eickenhorst responded to the call. Dispatch made contact with the female subject who stated she and her husband were having a disagreement, and she was walking down the county road. The female disconnected the line before dispatch could gather more information. Another caller advised that the female subject was attempting to leave in a black Ford SUV when she ran over her husband in the parking lot. Deputy E. Hilmo made scene and requested EMS. After further investigation, a second male subject was also hit by the female subject. The subject was taken into custody and booked into the Lee County Jail. Information was taken for a report.
23:47 - Deputy Eickenhorst advised he was out with a motorist on Hwy 77 at Hwy 21. The driver stated that vehicle had overheated, and they were waiting for it to cool off.
July 6, 2023
07:11 - A caller reported goats out on FM 141 about a mile off of Hwy 21. Deputy Dudley responded and met with the owner, who corralled the goats back on to his property.
08:56 - A complainant requested a deputy to meet him at the corner of FM 619 and FM 696 West because someone was stealing water from the site. Deputy Dickerson met with the complainant who stated roughly 23,000 gallons of water was stolen from the pipes. Information was gathered for a report.
11:39 - Capt. Mastronardi, Lt. Adams, Deputy Dudley, Const. Gonzales, Giddings PD and Lexington PD responded to a panic alarm at the District Clerk's Office. The office advised that a male subject was causing a disturbance. Giddings PD took the subject into custody, and he was booked into the Lee County Jail.
13:44 - A motorist reported another vehicle tailgating her and trying to run her off the roadway on Hwy 21 traveling westbound. She stated that when she tried to pull over to let him pass in Burleson County, he pulled up and threw a wooden bat at her. The motorist was advised to pull into a gas station and wait for an officer. Deputy Dudley met with the motorist at Walch Store in Lincoln. She did not want to complete a written statement and advised that the bat did not hit her or her vehicle. When the motorist pulled into the gas station, the other vehicle continued westbound on Hwy 21. No report was taken.
16:40 - An alarm company advised of a residential burglar alarm at an address on East CR F. Deputy Dudley responded and checked the area. The property appeared to be secure with no signs of a break in.
20:27 - Deputy Eickenhorst assisted Lexington PD with a welfare check at an address on Hwy 77 North. The caller stated that he and his girlfriend broke up that day, and she was threatening to harm herself. Chief Garza and Officer Cox made contact with the female, who was no danger to herself or others at the time.
20:41 - Deputy E. Hilmo was dispatched to a residence on North Burleson Street in Giddings to assist with a vehicle unlock. The deputy was able to unlock the vehicle.
21:34 - Cpl. Ellington advised of a suspicious vehicle near the First National Bank in Giddings with the trunk of the car open. The deputy checked the vehicle and advised it was unoccupied. No one was around the vehicle as well.
23:26 - Alarm Connections reported a late to close alarm at the Lexington Food Mart. Deputy E. Hilmo, Chief Garza and Officer Cox responded to the call, and advised everything was fine.
July 7, 2023
00:36 - A resident on Shady Oaks Street advised of a suspicious vehicle parked outside their residence and saw a subject walking in their yard. The vehicle drove off and nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Eickenhorst responded to the call and after speaking to the resident, she stated that her husband followed the vehicle. Once they got to a gas station, he discovered the subject was his nephew.
01:08 - Cpl. Ellington, Deputy E. Hilmo and Deputy Eickenhorst were dispatched to CR 133 for a threat. The 911 caller stated that her neighbors threaten to kill her over a land title. The neighbor does have an active criminal trespass warning for the address. The deputies spoke with the caller, and everything was fine.
07:17 - Deputy Haman was out at an address on North Knox in Giddings for a case follow up. Information was taken for the report.
07:47 - Dispatch received a call about cows out in the 2900 block of CR 205. Deputy Haman responded and secured the cows off the roadway.
08:55 - A caller advised that there were several cows out on CR 326 just south of the cemetery. Deputy Haman located the cows and removed them from the roadway.
09:05 - Sgt. Strouth met with a complainant on CR 106 in reference to theft of service. After gathering more information, it was determined it was a civil matter at that time.
09:40 - Deputy Haman checked out with a disabled vehicle in the 9300 block of Hwy 77 North. The vehicle was secure and off the roadway.
15:35 - A complainant from CR 309 requested to speak to a deputy about his neighbor's dog. Deputy Haman responded and attempted several times via telephone to make contact with the complainant but was unsuccessful.
18:00 - Williamson County advised that a male subject was on the side of the road with a dog that was dumped. Deputy J. Hilmo responded to the call on FM 696. The animal shelter could not take the dog, and it was given food and water.
20:28 - Deputy Crenshaw and Deputy J. Hilmo were dispatched to a residence on CR 412 to meet with a complainant about harassment. The complainant stated that his parents keep harassing him. Information was taken for a report.
July 8, 2023
02:41 - A resident on CR 127 advised that a male subject and female subject were trying to break into her residence. She advised that the male subject had a rope in his hands, and they were trying to open her door. Sgt. West, Deputy Crenshaw and Deputy J. Hilmo responded to the call but were unable to locate anyone in or near the residence. Sgt. West remained in the area for a while.
07:00 - An alarm company reported a business alarm going off on Hwy 77 North. Deputy Haman responded and advised everything was okay. Everything was secured.
07:15 - Deputy Haman was dispatched to Hwy 21 in Lincoln for a reckless driver. A motorist advised that a Ford SUV was driving off the roadway going really slow. The deputy located the vehicle at Hwy 21 and Walnut Street. The driver stated he took some sleeping pills the night before and did not realize they had not worn off. He was waiting for his wife to come pick him up. The driver was advised to call the Sheriff's Office if he needed further assistance.
07:31 - A caller reported a cow out on CR 116 after the second hill. Deputy Haman responded, and the cow went into a pasture with no address.
08:30 - Dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a one-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 21 at CR 440. Sgt. Strouth, Deputy Haman and Reserve Deputy Terpstra responded to the call along with Troopers McCoy and Ledesma, EMS and Lincoln VFD. Patients were transported to the hospital in Caldwell. BDS took possession of vehicle, and DPS took the crash report.
09:51 - Deputy Haman checked out with a vehicle on Hwy 21 at PR 8026. The driver advised that she just pulled off the road to use her phone.
10:12 - Reserve Deputy Terpstra conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 77 North at CR 409. The driver came back wanted out of Victoria County. The warrants were confirmed, and the driver was taken into custody. The car was released to the passenger, and the driver was transported to the Lee County Jail for booking.
10:14 - A caller reported a black bull out on Hwy 77 North at Harry Street in Lexington. Sgt. Strouth responded and assisted the owner with securing the bull off the roadway.
11:08 - Reserve Deputy Terpstra met with a complainant on Kay Street in Giddings in reference to an eviction. The complainant was referred to the JP's office.
11:51 - The Giddings State School requested deputies for a disturbance. A family had assaulted a child and was waiting in the parking lot to attack another family. Deputy Haman and Reserve Deputy Terpstra responded but the subjects were gone upon arrival.
11:56 - Dispatch received multiple calls about a train that was stopped and blocking the crossing on FM 448. Union Pacific was notified of the situation.
15:32 - Deputy Haman attempted twice to serve a criminal trespass warning notice at an address on Hwy 77 North. No contact was made.
15:48 - A complainant called the Sheriff's Office stating that her cousin stole money out of her wallet and left the residence on FM 180 for Houston. Sgt. Strouth met with the complainant, and information was taken for a report.
17:23 - Deputy Crenshaw was dispatched to CR 326 near the cemetery for a cow out. The deputy checked the area but could not locate any loose livestock.
18:15 - The owner of the Country Store in Dime Box advised a male subject was harassing people at his store and had gone across the street to Bubba's Truck Stop. Sgt. West and Deputy Crenshaw responded to the call, but the subject left the area prior to arrival.
18:37 - Deputy J. Hilmo checked out at an address on Hwy 77 North to issue a criminal trespass warning. The warning was issued.
23:25 - Sgt. West, Deputy Crenshaw and Deputy J. Hilmo were dispatched to the 2900 block of Hwy 77 North for a two-vehicle accident. Giddings PD, EMS and Giddings VFD also responded to the call. B&M took possession of one of the vehicles.
23:59 - A caller advised that due to the accident on Hwy 77, vehicles were going down CR 114 and there was a cow out on roadway. She did not want anyone to hit the cow. Deputy J. Hilmo responded but was unable to locate the cow.
July 9, 2023
09:19 - Deputy Haman was dispatched to the mines on CR 304 to meet with a complainant about trespassing. The complainant stated that some juveniles trespassed overnight on the property. Information was gathered.
10:28 - A caller requested a welfare check on a male subject on PR 8049. The caller stated he had not talked to the subject since Monday, and that his car was in the driveway. He also advised that the door was locked, and the subject was not answering the door. Sgt. Strouth and Deputy Haman responded to the residence and found the subject deceased. The JP and the funeral home were notified, and a report was taken.
16:15 - A motorist advised of a car bumper in the middle of the roadway on Hwy 77 just south of the city limits. Deputy Haman cleared the roadway of the debris.
16:46 - Sgt. Strouth checked out at a residence on FM 180 for a case follow up.
17:04 - Dispatch received a 911 call from CR 111 about a bunch of teenagers fighting in the street. Deputy Haman responded and advised that no altercations occurred. Information was taken for a report.
17:35 - A resident on CR 133 advised that there were several ATVs doing donuts in the middle of the road, driving fast and stirring up dust. Deputy J. Hilmo checked the area but could not locate any ATVs or individuals.
20:25 - Sgt. West, Deputy Crenshaw and Deputy J. Hilmo were dispatched to Yegua Street in Lexington for a welfare concern. The mother stated that her daughter called her crying stating her dad took her phone away from her. The mother was concerned about the welfare of her children. Contact was made with the mother and daughter, who advised she was just emotional from being disciplined.
21:40 - A motorist called 911 stating he had been involved in a one-vehicle accident versus a deer. He advised that he had no injuries, and both the vehicle and the animal carcass were off the roadway. He also stated he had a wrecker enroute to his location, but his insurance told him he needed to speak with a deputy. Sgt. West responded and remained on scene until the wrecker arrived. Information was provided to the driver for insurance purposes.
23:08 - Deputy J. Hilmo conducted a traffic stop on FM 141 near CR 116 for speeding. After further investigation, the female subject was identified and came back wanted out of Lee County. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Lee County Jail for booking.