The Blotter

Lampasas Police Dept. blotter for Thursday showed an arrest at 2:24am when a 17 yr old Brownwood male, Allen Blake Wells, was arrested in the 1900 block of S. Hwy 281 and charged with sexual assault of a child.

At 3:42am there was a suspicious vehicle report in the 400 block of S. Rice, and at 4:19am another arrest took place. Michael Ray Pierce, 28 of Lampasas, was arrested in the 500 block of S. Spring for possession of a PG1 controlled substance (Methamphetamine) under a gram, but also for manufacture or delivery of a PG1 substance (Methamphetamine) under a gram.

In the afternoon a criminal mischief was reported in the 800 block of N. Key at 12:31pm, then at 3:53pm a fraud was reported in the 300 block of N. Key, and a criminal mischief was reported in the 1300 block of E. 4th at 4:11.  

Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. blotter shows Lometa with an accident and a couple of suspicious persons. At Kempner there were animal complaints, harassment and medical calls. Out in the county there were accidents, a civil matter and illegal dumping incidents.  

Lampasas Firemen were called out about 3:30pm Thursday afternoon to fight a fire in cedar and brush

about 9 mi. west of Lampasas off FM 580W, then again they were called to fight a larger grass fire on the Guthrie Ranch about 5pm yesterday. That second fire took in about 110 acres near Adamsville off FM 581, the connector road with Lometa. Numerous area fire units and the State Forest Service assisted in the two firefights and the last Lampasas units were back in the station around midnight.

(see Wildfire Report)

Kempner firemen, in addition to fighting wildfires, were dispatched to an illegal burn on CR 3068 where someone was burning fire in a trash pit. They put out the fire and the individuals were cited for the illegal burn.

The Burn Ban is on in Lampasas and all surrounding counties. No matter that it may have rained, there is still a burn ban in Lampasas County and most other Central Texas counties. If you light a fire and get caught, you will be cited and fined. Some of the fires in this area were caused by people burning trash in barrels. Those fires cost thousands of dollars in manpower and fuel and endangered both property and the firefighters who had to put out the fires. Please do not cause the next fire.