The Blotter

Lampasas Police Dept. blotter for Saturday showed early morning reports of a suspicious vehicle on the 1000 block of W. 3rd at 2:12am and again at 2:27am in the 2300 block of W. FM580. At 3am there was an arrest.

Lee Anthony Garcia, 23 of Lampasas, was picked up in the 800 block of S. Key at 3am for possession of a PG1 controlled substance (Methamphetamine) in a drug free zone, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone, drug paraphernalia, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

At 9:18am a reckless driver was reported on CTE, suspicious activity was reported in the 800 block of N. Ridge at 9:49am. Criminal mischief was reported in the 100 block of Ohnmeiss Dr. at 10:24am. A suspicious person was reported in the 900 block of E. Ave. B at 4:03pm. Harassment was reported on Sue Ann Dr. at 4:41pm and again in the 100 block of W. 1st at 6pm.

Sunday’s Blotter showed an assault in the 100 block of N. Ridge at 12:18am. There was a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of W. Ave. B at 12:52am and a disturbance in the 1300 block of W. Ave. C at 1:07am. Harassment was reported in the 1600 block of E. Ave. H at 8:05am and fraud in the 700 block of S. Key at 8:31am. The last morning report was a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of N Ridge at 10:30.

A missing person report came from the 300 block of S. Key at 12:26pm, criminal mischief in the 500 block of Brown at 1:39pm and a criminal trespass in the 1000 block of E. Ave J at 5:57pm. There was a minor accident on the 700 block of Brown St. with no injuries.

In the evening there was a suspicious act in the 100 block of N. Howe at 8:44pm.

There were two arrests. A 21 yr old Lampasas male was picked up at 10:25pm  in the 400 block of CTE on a Bell Co. traffic warrant. At 10:44pm a 43 yr old Lampasas man was arrested in the 1400 block of S. Hwy 281 on a Lampasas municipal warrant on a traffic matter.

A missing person was reported in the 1300 block of CTE at 11:09pm.

Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. blotter shows Lometa with a quiet weekend, responding to a civil matter and an animal call. Kempner dealt with disturbance calls, civil matters and medical assists. In Copperas Cove, there was an animal problem, a burglary report, traffic hazards and a medical call. Out in the County there were civil matters, disturbances, traffic issues and medical calls.


Firemen/first responders were dispatched Sunday afternoon at 5:07pm to an incident east of Lampasas where a 3yr old child, was involved in what was said by one unofficial source to have been a bathtub accident.

Kempner first responders worked the incident. The child was evidently routed to Metroplex and then McLane Children’s Hospital where, at press time, she was in a very serious condition.

The DPS notifies us of an accident in Bastrop Co. on Hwy 95. A 2016 Dodge Ram pickup, driving too fast for the conditions on a wet highway, hydroplaned across the highway into the oncoming lane. There it collided with a Honda passenger car, killing four people and sending one child by helicopter to Dell Children’s Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the pickup is OK.

Same story, different actors, the innocent die because of the carelessness of another person using the same public road.  Please slow down and be careful, especially when the pavement is slick.    

The Burn Ban will go back on at 7pm this evening.