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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Local Crime Stoppers receives record donation after arrests New Texas February By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New BraunfelsComal County Crime Stoppers Organization receiv ed a big boost to its reward fund last week with one of the largest single contributions to date In the form of a check from the Wurstfest The donation by Wurstfest comes on the heels of Crime Stoppers first successful bust through an anonymous tip that broke what police called a major burglary operation in the We greatly appreciate Wurstfests It will go a long way toward building up our reward said Crime Stoppers Presi dent Don We just had our first success with the It is really starting to Wurstfest is no newcomer to fun ding crimefighting efforts in New The association also con tributed to the purchase last year of the police departments crime prevention Suicide Continued from Page culmination of months of work for New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn since an investigation began following a July 21 fire at 292 Santa Being as arson is so hard to its quite an Friesenhahn The fire marshal and investigator Bob Reed began their investigation following the fire which caused damage In excess of to the rental In we came to find out that the cause of fire may have been Investigators discovered who was using an alias at the time of the had a history of losing pro perty in On Car raos rented home in the York Creek area was damaged in Friesenhahn said the man collected In insurance following that The property in the New Braunfels home was insured for but Friesenhahn said the furniture was inexpensive and had been purchased at garage It was his history of fires and deception that convicted the inspector Friesenhahn said the New Braunfels fire began when a stove ig nited packing He had taken packing material papers and placed them about and around the electric He had made a But the initial source of the fire was the he Friesehahn said Wurstfest has always contributed to worthwhile organizations In the ci ty and feel this donation is most wor thwhile in that we are helping the community by helping to prevent said Wursfest President Clinton Brandt Monday during of ficial presentation to Crime Stopper Coordinator Martin Mayer and vice president The public must realize the significance of donations such as Ferguson adding that the nonprofit organization plans to step up fundraising The reward fund is set up to pay informants who call Crime Stoppers anonymously with tips that help clear he Crime privately funded through various civic and personal gives rewards up to for information provided by persons on any felony crime leading to the arrest and grand jury indict ment of those The Crime Stoppers information number Is 620 The work of police investigators and a tip provided by an informant through Crime Stoppers recently led to the arrest of a man and two juveniles who were operating a ma jor burglary ring in the Police continue to clear burglaries through the Identification of property obtain ed in the first cooperative effort bet ween the program and police since the its Inception less than a year Its proof that this program Ferguson Crime Stop pers programs around the country have proven very successful in work Ing with various law enforcement agencies in solving ac cording to who serves as the police departments crime prevention of said publicity surrounding the recent success has lead to several other calls with good information on other felony activities within the We have received a number of calls on the line with information in vestigators are following up Ferguson Carrao was not at the house when the fire broke Fire Investigators became suspicious when items of clothing of various sizes and styles were found inside the mailing labels on magazines found had been removed and several books had the first pages torn out of Friesenhahn testified In court that investigators are trained to look for such clues in determining the origin or circumstances in fire investiga who listed his occupation as a selfemployed tried to collect a the insurance policy from the Farm Bureau In surance Friesenhahn The man had lost property in four other fires at rental including apartments and mobile the investigator There were several fires in the past of places he had lived at or rented and them made insurance claims on the possesions he Friesenhahn adding that Car rao never lived at the New Braunfels but simply put down a deposit and moved in some old He lived off the money he col lected from insurance We traced his automobile and found out that he had paid off his automobile through payment of insurance he Births McKenna Hospital and Mike Michalec Route Box 17A9 8 14 ounce boy and Danny Cardenas 1980 Spur 3 8 6 ounce girl and Rene Ortega 450 Dittlinger 7 pound girl Public Records Civil Filings Texas District Court Ralph Vidal Steven suit on Ex parte Maria Siller name Darlene Kay Anderson Douglas Holden URESA NOTICE I To All Merchants Advertising for our new Spring VISITORS GUIDE Will Deadline March 2 Be Sure You Are Included In This Favor ite Book Produced For the Many Tourists That Visit Our Lovely Our springvisitors rely on the Spring Visitors Guide to inform them on where to go and what to Make sure that you are not lett out of this edition of the Spring Visitors Call one of our sale representatives Today for full information and rates 6259144 A Anna chairman of the American Heart Association makes final plans for the event with LaMoyne cashier at New Braunfels National Volunteer callers will solicit pledges by LESLIE Photographer telephone tonight from 7 to using phones and other facilities at the Funds raised will be used for advance of medical technology and education of the public on jgreyention and care of heart Second assault suspect in custody By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels police have made a second arrest in connection with in vestigation of a sexual assault that occurred at a party on the citys north side Marshal is in Comal County jail in lieu of on revoca tion of probation charges he received on an earlier forgery Craig has not been formally charg ed with sexual assault charges and detectives working the case say they are unsure if such charges will be Craig is allegedly one of a number of maybe as many as 50 who attended a party at a private residence in which an 18 yearold female allegedly was sex ually Another Eric also remains in county jail on a bond on a similar motion to revoke Rivers was arrested on a warrant issued for the sexual Police investigators say one more arrest in the assault case is a District Attorney William Schroeder expects to present the case next month to the grand Budget talks start March 5 Preliminary discussions for preparation of New Braunfels fiscal year 198788 general operating fund budget will begin at 7 March in New Braunfels Utilities meeting City Manager Joe Michie said the meeting will be open to the He encourages those interested to at Department heads will present their requests and needs at the According to the budgets presented at that time will not have been or budget will occur at future The hearings or discussions are in tended to give priority ranking to city Municipal budgets generally are broken into three general expenditures based on desired service levels revenues bas ed on property and sales tax Welcome Home Larry Larry Executive Vice Citizens National Bank Larry Brumbelow is defi nitely a hometown Citizens National Bank wants you to come say hello and welcome Larry He was raised Went to school He works and lives He knows New Citizens National Bank has that personal touchyou walk inyou know You feel at We are responsivewe arent trying to be the biggestjust the best financial institution in Larry Brumbelow Larry Brumbelow and Citizens National Your hometown banker and your hometown BANKING HOURS Lobby MondayThursday Same day credit 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