Weather and Police Report

The Weather

High yesterday was 83° The low this morning was 65°

  • Today: Mostly sunny with a high near 83° again. The south wind will get up a bit to 10-15 mph and gusty.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low around 66° and S-SE wind 10 mph.
  • Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84° and south wind 10-15 mph and gusting to 25.
  • Rest of the week: Friday night the change comes in with south wind shifting to northerly after midnight and a 30% chance of rain with it. The rain will be gone by Saturday but still some cloud cover and cooler weather with a high Saturday around 68°. The north wind will be around until Sunday night, bringing a cool weekend. By Monday it will turn back to nice sunny and warm weather.

The Blotter

  • Lampasas Police Dept. blotter shows a theft in the 400 block of S. Pecan and another one in the 2700 block of S. Hwy 281. There were reckless driver reports in the 500 block of S. Willis and on E. CTE. Harassment reports came from the 100 block of Ohnmeiss Dr. and the 1300 block of E. CTE. Suspicious persons or situations were reported on E. CTE at 4th, on Park Lane, the 1700 block of E. Ave J and the 300 block of N. Chestnut. One minor accident took place at 2:30pm in the 10 block of Castleberry with no injuries. There were no arrests. We received some calls about helicopter activity yesterday. Some Air Force personnel in plain clothes were here yesterday at the Wal Mart and two helicopters were up in the air. It was a training exercise where, as we understand it, Dutch pilots were being trained to find fictitious spotted targets on the ground.
  • Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. blotter shows minor activity on the log as well as an arrest of a 31 yr old Kempner man on a bench warrant and the arrest of a 37 yr old Lometa woman on a no DL charge and a possession of a controlled substance..
  • Lampasas Fire Department fought a house fire on Wednesday about 1:30pm just outside Lampasas in Burnet County. The home was fully involved when firemen arrived and it was a total loss. The Darby family is OK but lost pretty much everything. The family includes twin 3 yr old girls, a daughter in Taylor Creek school and a son in Lampasas Middle School. Donations are being accepted at the First United Methodist Church until 3:30pm this afternoon. The family can use clothing, small household items and toys, as well as cash donations.
  • Copperas Cove Police have called in Texas Rangers to help investigate the death of a man in police custody. On April 16, 2017, at 9:09pm, Justin Smith-Washington was arrested without incident in the 900 Block of Mary Street for possession of a controlled substance. At 9:15 pm he was transported to the station to be processed into jail. On arrival at 9:19pm, Justin was found to have vomited, was lethargic, and was going in and out of consciousness. EMS was called and began treatment and transported him to Metroplex Hospital. There, medical staff treated Justin but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Justin’s remains were transported to the South West Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy.

The Burn Ban is lifted until 7pm on Sunday, April 23.