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RADIOGRAM: Volume 35, No. 101 Friday, May 22, 2020

Volume 35, No. 101 Friday, May 22, 2020

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High Speed Chase: It was a vehicle stolen out of Baytown that led officers from numerous law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase. The chase started about four Thursday afternoon in Liberty when Liberty Police tried to stop the stolen truck on FM 563. The truck pulled over as if to comply with the officers, before taking off again and turning east on Highway 90. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 100 mph. The stolen truck reportedly belonged to Almcoe Refrigeration. As the suspect flew down 90 toward Jefferson County, the Liberty PD attempted to stop the vehicle using what are called spike strips. The driver was able to avoid the strips. The Chase continued for sometime ending in Vidor when, after hitting 2 other cars, the stolen truck lost a wheel, and while it did continue on for a short distance, eventually the driver bailed out of the passenger window and tried to flee on foot. Beaumont PD and a Jefferson County Constables office quickly took him into custody. The driver of the stolen truck was identified as 34-year-old Taylor Blain Meier. Liberty Police Lt. Chip Fairchild says Meier will be charged with evading arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Taylor Meier was taken to St. Elisabeth’s hospital in Beaumont with unknown injuries. Lt. Fairchild said Meier will either be taken to the Liberty County Jail or if, admitted at the hospital will have a warrant issued for his arrest. Taylor Meier already has a warrant out of Hardin County unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The chase lasted about 56 minutes.

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Burglary: A young burglar got an unwelcome surprise when he was greeted by officers with the Liberty Police Department early Wednesday morning. Lieutenant Chip Fairchild says it was just before 2 am Wednesday that his officers went to a house in the 1400 block of Edgewood on an alarm call. Three officers with the department responded. Officer Randy Johnson went to the front of the house while officers Greg Rodriguez, and Randall Walter went to the back. As the 17 year old man tried to escape out of the back door, Liberty Police officers Rodriquez and Walter were there to take him into custody. The officers arrested 17-year-old Tylor Jones of Liberty and charged him with Burglary of a Habitation and taken to the Liberty County Jail. He has since posted bond and been released.

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Memorial Day Weekend: Today starts the Memorial Day Weekend. Many people will head out on the roads to enjoy the weekend. Liberty Police Department Lieutenant Chip Fairchild offers some advice on staying safe this weekend. Lt. Fairchild says drinking and driving is not the only hazard when driving. He says avoid driving when tired and if you are tired to switch drivers. Don’t text and drive and keep your cell phone usage to minimum. Experts say to adjust speed for the weather, traffic conditions, and emergency vehicles. Make sure everyone in the card – front and back seat are buckled up. Following these tips can help you have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend.

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Tattooed Thief: A truck theft and an unusual face tattoo led to the arrest of a 31-year-old in the early morning hours of May 15th. Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader says Josh Tullos was reported as having stolen a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck from a driveway on CR-2097. Deputies were given a description of the suspect. While searching, deputies saw a man fitting that description, including the unique face tattoo that had been described. With a previous history of violence, Deputies with the Liberty county Sheriffs Department made the decision to restrain him. At that time Tullos told the deputies he had two unused needles in his pocket, which were recovered by law officers. The truck was returned to the owner with extensive damage. Deputies say Josh Tullos admitted to taking the truck. He was taken to the Liberty County Jail and charged with unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle. He has since posted bond and been released.

Lake Release: 16,000 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 15.75 ASL

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