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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Local crime rate dropped again in 1984 IlUSS MICROPLEX INC 5 MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 303 By DANA STELL Staff writer For yet another crime In New Braunfels slowed Police Department statistics for 1984 for the seven national index crimes theft and auto theft indicate a 6 percent drop last The incidence of major crimes in 1983 had dropped 11 percent from 1982s That threeyear were glad of said police chief Burney We had a little slow summer and that certainly had an effect on and weve been able to come down on major crimes three years in a We added two investigators in 1981 and weve really concentrated on armed and Boeck And weve had several neighborhood watch programs spring up over the There were major cases last year compared to the worked in and in Although the overall crime rate there were more assaults and car thefts in 1984 than in No murders had been reported in but one was committed in 1984 and in 1981 and The number of reported rapes rose from three to four in There were five rape reports in The occurrence of car after dropping from 79 to 51 in increased to 66 in One hundred forty people reported assaults in 1984 compared to 121 in That 51 we felt was low and were probably back into line a little Boeck dropping from 22 to and going from What women want Ann Landers What men want Royko War between the sexes See below 629 to both showed a 4 percent decrease while burglary which went from 315 to dropped a 23 The 865 traffic accidents investigated by the police department indicate a 10 percent while the number of fatalities remained at State troopers worked 36 traffic a 25 percent which resulted in no The previous year had four Driving While Intoxicated dropped 64 percent last year from 347 to while traffic citations dropped 13 percent from to That number had risen in 1983 from in The animal warden was called times in 1984 about nine times per Thats an increase of 13 percent from 1983 when calls were That number corresponds to the 15 percent increase In the number of animals placed in the which rose from 955 to Thats becuase we have more people in town and some of the annexation they have their Boeck Leash law citations dropped 80 percent and reported animal bites fell 58 Total adult and juvenile arrests both dropped in 1984 there were adults taken into custody last year in 1983 and 60 juveniles 105 in In city police received calls for service in a decrease of five That number had risen one percent from 1982 to Written reports were filed for of those incidents down 9 percent with a 10 percent decrease in the number of criminal New Braunfels Herald Mtw Texas Friday January 25 Cents 20 Pages2 Sections EUWDvote due Saturday Voters in the McQueeney area will decide Saturday if that town will become an incorporated Also that a director will be chosen to represent Comal County on the Edwards Un derground Water District board of Incumbent director Craig Hollmig is challenged by Directors serve sixyear Polls will be open for both elections from 7 to 7 In the Edwards absentee which ended was light only five persons made their choices The number was somewhat higher in as 27 people voted An election office spokeswoman there said two ballots are still out and should come in by McQueeney voters will cast their ballots in McQueeney Persons voting in the Edwards election will cast ballots at their usual polling Those in county election precincts and 10 vote Fire Station 1213r and 14 vote at New Braunfels High east entrance on East Loop 337 precincts and 23 vote at Seele Element iry Persons in precincts and 7 vote at First Methodist Church those in precincts and 20 vote at Eagles Hall and those in and 18 vote at Faith United Church of Dump truck chase ends near Canyon By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A highway chase involving a stolen dump truck and four law enforcement agencies began in Selma early this morning and ended near Canyon High School with the arrest of a 25yearold Dwayne Lee of an unknown ad was arrested by Selma police for fleeing a police officer and reckless He was placed in custody in the Guadalupe County Jail and could face still another charge relating to the dump Weve now confirmed it the truck was stolen out of San Selma Police Chief Ben Wolfe said around presstime But at 2 this all we knew was the ignition had been bypassed in some way because there was no key in the Wolfe said the ordeal began around 2 when Selma Police Officer Hill stopped the dump traveling north on Interstate for having no tail When Officer Hill got to the drivers See Page 12A This is January Except for the jackets slung over their you wouldnt know that New Braunfels Middle School students Brent Bratton left and Cision Skroder are walking in midJanuary instead of Unseasonably warm weather returned to Comal County this sending tern peratures into the the cold weather is due back this Choose sex or columnist tells men CHICAGO AP Prompted by the news that Ann lenders feiriale readers prefer snuggling over columnist Mike Royko wants to find out whether his male readers would choose the bowling alley over bedroom Following up on a survey by Miss Royko asked Thursday in his column in the Chicago Tribune Given your would you rather be having sex with your wife or out bowling with your buddies Royko said in an interview that he realized the need to survey men after reading some of the hilarious responses to Anns Her survey was meaningless to men because men arent concerned with the option of being Maybe some of the men in San Francisco would but not on Chicagos Milwaukee Thats why my survey and the options I offer are more Miss whose column is syndicated in more than asked her female readers three weeks ago if would be content to forget the act if they were cuddled and treated She said that of nearly readers 72 percent said and many went on to explain their rationale in letters of three pages or whose column is syndicated in 225 See Page 12A Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny skies turning fair and cold and partly cloudy on Winds will be from the west near 10 mph shifting to a southsouthwesterly direction on Highs today and Saturday will be in the upper with a low tonight in the mid This mornings low was and yesterdays high was Sunset today will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at Water Watch iflu Super Nothing Miami quarterback Dan Marinos slight case of dizziness had the entire media entourage swooning Thursday in San Page Comal Rivti Cunyon infi Cjnyon Du Edwards Aquiltr Cjnyon Ldke kVrl CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD DEARABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE OPINIONS RJLJGiqyS FOCUS SPORTS STOCKS WEATHER 121 8 09i 02 18B 10A 3A 3B 2A 3A 4A 5A 89A 2A 10A 3A Whites coffers filled in 84 Hobby second AUSTIN AP Mark having received nearly million in political contributions during the last six months of led state of ficeholders in ac cording to campaign finance Bill Hobby raised the secondhighest while the other statewide of ficeholders collected less than million The report filed Thursday for White showed that his political The Texas spent more than million during the period from July 1 to through his first term as has not formally announced whether he will seek re election in But he has left little doubt about his Any of them who can raise the filing well take White said last week when asked about Republicans who might run for governor next The finance report filed Thursday showed that The Texas Committee took in during the six month reporting Of came in financial contributions from individuals and political action while was received in other Loans from three banks totaled from the Oglesby State Bank in Oglesby and each from First City Bank and Texas Commerce both of Of the in spending reported by The Texas more than half went to repay Much of the remaining spending went for fundraising ex salaries and The report listed five loan repayments and to the Republic Austin to United Bank of Texas to Texas Commerce Austin and to Allied Bank of Among other spending reported were payments totaling to Dick a New York City political MARK WHITE tops in contributions BILL HOBBY 3 million Shannon an Austin lawyer who is treasurer of The Texas said Morris has a con tract ti do pollmi and other political work for Another in consulting fees was paid to T Miles Iray of David an aide in Whites tress office said helped Set Page Muscovy ducks due at shelter The citys new program is underway this week as 200 ducks are on their way to the New Braunfels Humane Society to await Within the next two animal shelter manager Olen Elliott said he expects about 200 Muscovy ducks to come to the shelter from Elliott said 15 ducks were adopted Thursday and he expects another shipment in City Council H decided to begin the AdoptaDuck program in an effort to rid the park of an enor mous amount of which con tribute to the total bacteria count in the Parks director David Whatley recommended the city get rid of about 200 of the 300 Muscovy ducks at Over 200 of the ducks will be available for adoption at the the park by putting them up for adoption Musivvy ducks come in two varieties either white with red around their heads or dark black and green Persons living outside of city limits adopt a duck for Elliott said tie has the names of people who want ducks and he been going down the list calling The animal at 1922 is open from 10 to 4 Munday through Saturday and from noon to 1
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