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Sheriff Garrett Durrenberger


8/21/2023 - 8/27/2023



Citizen came by the Office to speak with a Deputy about an estray livestock case.

Citizen report of an abandoned vehicle on CR 425. Deputy responded and had the vehicle towed from the roadway.

Deputy investigated a tractor theft that was reported in Blue. Property was recovered.

Caller reported a structure fire on Hwy 290 East. Deputies and GVFD responded.

Deputy assisted GPD with disturbance near Giddings Junior High gym.

Deputies responded to a one vehicle crash on SH 21 near Manheim.



Dispatch received a 9-1-1 transfer call from Bastrop County S.O. A nine-year-old child told the dispatcher she was lost in the woods. The phone ping was on North County Line Rd. All units responded along with Constable Pct. 3 and Lexington PD. The call came from a cell phone that was no longer in service, rendering it unable to be tracked or called back. Texas Parks & Wildlife helicopter and Bastrop Co. S.O. drone flew for several hours, in addition to the ground search. The search was called off once information was gathered that determined there was no lost child.

Dispatch received a 9-1-1 transfer call from Travis County S.O. It was reported that there was an adult male who was in immediate need of Crisis Intervention Services. Lee County units and Constable Pct. 2 responded to the scene.

Motorist report of a one vehicle crash vs. deer on Hwy 290 West. Deputies responded to investigate the crash.



Caller reported a theft at her residence. Deputies responded to investigate and issued a citation to the suspect.

Citizen report of abandoned puppies on FM 112. Deputy responded and was able to transport animals to the Giddings Animal Shelter.

Citizen came to the Office to report fraud. Report taken by a Deputy.

Multiple calls of an individual asleep on the side on Hwy 77 North near Cefco. Deputy checked on the subject who stated he was fine.

Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a nine-year-old girl who gave her name, and reported she was lost in the woods. The 9-1-1 call pinged on North County Line Road. Dispatch was able to gather details from the child as well as Williamson County S.O. All Lee County and DPS units were able to locate the child and mother, who were asleep. The child had been playing on a cell phone that was n longer in service, but capable of making emergency calls only.

Chief Deputy located a reported reckless driver on FM 2440. All okay.



Deputy took a harassment report from a citizen at the Office.

Captain took a report from a citizen at the Office.

Deputies responded to one vehicle crash on CR 127 near CR 119.

Deputy removed hog carcass from roadway on Hwy 77 North.



Caller reported a burglary at her home on Hwy 77 South. Deputies responded to investigate.

Deputy spoke with a citizen at the Office in regard to fraud.

Deputies assisted LPD with disturbance at City Hall.

Deputies responded to FM 112 for a two-vehicle crash.

Sheriff and LPD Officer were informed of an individual causing problems at the Lexington football game. Subject was located by SRO Deputy and removed from premises.

Deputies and Constable Pct. 2 were informed of a juvenile causing problems at the Giddings football game. Juvenile was detained.

Deputy pulled up on a vehicle vs. deer crash on FM 696 West.



Deputy responded to Ave. B in regard to a juvenile matter. All okay.

Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 21/FM 141. A probable cause search was conducted which yielded two chainsaws reported stolen out of Georgetown PD. Suspect arrested and transported to Lee County Jail.

Deputies responded to FM 1414 for a disturbance. The call was investigated, and the suspect was transported to Lee County Jail for Assault.

Caller reported loud music on CR C. Deputy responded and located the source. Voluntary compliance with request to turn music volume down.

Report of juveniles chasing cattle on 3rd street. Deputy located and spoke with the juveniles.

Subject surrendered himself at the Lee County Jail for an outstanding warrant.



Report of brush fire on CR 320. Lexington VFD advised fire was possibly electrical. Fire extinguished.

Motorist requested traffic control on Hwy 290 East while changing a tire. Deputy responded to assist.

Dispatch received numerous 9-1-1 open line calls from CR 223. The only audio dispatch could receive was "I need help". Deputies and LCEMS located the source which turned out to be a medical call.



Parents, please do not give your old cell phones to your children. Although devices may no longer be in service, they are still very capable of making emergency calls. We will always respond to these types of calls. Please help us to minimize the false 911 calls. Our law enforcement, EMS, and fire resources have to be prepared to respond to incidents.


Respectfully yours,

Garrett Durrenberger

Sheriff, Lee County