New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 12, 2000, Page 4

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A — Herald-Zeitung — Sunday, November 12, 2000County LOCAL State kJ im mJj Hostage negotiators work quickly, quietly From the Dispatch ^Mattress fire CRANES MILL —A mat-tress fire was extinguished Friday morning before it seriously damaged a home. Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Capt. Hank Shear said firefighters were called to a mobile home in the 300 block of Oak Ridge Lane at 8:46 a.m. Friday. They arrived two minutes later from the nearby fire station to find a resident hosing down a smoking mattress. The mattress was dragged outside and extinguished. Shear credited the effort of the resident and the quick fire response with preventing much more serious damage. Structure fire Canyon Lake Fire/EMS was dispatched shortly after lunchtime Friday to a reported structure fire at Summit Resort on River Road. Firefighters found an electrical problem in the control panel of an air conditioning/heating unit. There was no other damage. ^Auto damaged A car damaged in an electrical fire at an area fast food restaurant Friday afternoon was a complete loss, officials report. A New Braunfels Fire Department spokesman said a 1987 Chrysler caught fire about 5:30 p.m. Police officers tried to restrict the blaze with dry chemical extinguishers until firefighters arrived. The engine compartment and interior of the car were heavily damaged, the official said. Upcoming Meetings COMAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT — special meeting, city/county officials’ luncheon, noon Monday, Ryan’s Steak-house, 485 U.S. Hwy 81. NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL — 6:30 p.m. Monday, city council chambers, New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave. NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT — re organizational meeting/workshop, 7 p.m. Monday, The Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. COMAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT — special meeting to canvass votes for the Nov. 7 general election, 10 a.m. Tuesday, commissioners’ courtroom, Comal County Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin Ave, EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY — board of directors meeting, 4 p.m. Tuesday, in the conference center of the authority office, 1615 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio. By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY — At a home, a business or maybe a campsite on Canyon Lake, there has been some kind of problem. Neighbors or witnesses report shots have been fired; there’s‘a man involved who is pretty unhappy about something. Maybe there are a couple of people with him, but he won’t let them leave, and he will not talk to anybody. Sheriff’s deputies seal off the area, the Special Weapons and Tactics team is called in —just in case — and everybody on the inside and the outside hunkers down, their actions deciding what will happen next, A sheriff’s deputy creeps up, wearing body armor and carrying a protective shield, drops a package at a windowsill and creeps away. It’s not a weapon or a bomb, and it’s not an eavesdropping device. It’s a telephone so they can try to talk things out. The Comal County Sheriffs’ month-old crisis negotiation team recently got a technological jumpstart with a sizeable donation from the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative. The donation will buy electronic communications equipment that includes “throw phones” — the kind of telephones that are passed into people in hostage or crisis situations. “We literally throw it to an individual in a crisis situation if we can’t communicate by phone,” negotiation team member Deputy Bill Klare said. Team members did not want to divulge the amount of the donation or precisely what equipment it will be used to buy. “It’s a sizeable and most generous contribution,” Klare said. Comal County would have needed a couple of years to pay for the expensive equipment on its own, Klare said. “There are other things we need, but this gives us a very good start,” the deputy said. The crisis negotiation team is a 10-member unit of the county sheriffs’ office comprised of detectives and officers who are trained to resolve hostage or barricade situations. “We’re trying to get everyone Board proposes no parking New Braunfels Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board voted unanimously Thursday to reject a proposed no parking zone on Walnut Avenue. The no-parking zone was pro posed for Walnut Avenue between West San Antonio Street and Business 35. However, the board voted against the proposal after a number residents expressed opposition to the idea. Pet of the Week Photo Submitted This is Poppy, one of the cutest kittens at the CLASS shelter at Canyon Lake. She is a gray and white short-hdired cat with the snappiest white mustache and great green eyes. Call 905-PETS to adopt this cat, which likes kids and is friendly and playful. vmiatMS HAY SALE Mam* TAKE AN ADDITIONAL OUR ALREADY LOW PRICES' Prices slashed on a beautiful assortment of tableware including: Glassware, Holloware, Flatware, J Dinnerware, Giftware, Kitchenware, Crystal, Linens and so much moral ‘Excludes Silverptatec Hokware, Dist^inue^ Wnnerwtrt, A kitchen Gadgets, Gum Products and Kus* Bento giftware Corm e»f*y tor tMMtoMtoCt or MdRttfMgS Md V);* Welcome Home 4015 I 35 S. #410 Tanger Outlet Center San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-4159 — potential hostages, deputies and a suspect — out of a situation safely,” Klare said. The officers get special training that enables them to talk their way to resolution of a potentially dangerous situation without having to “shoot it out.” “The primary goal of a crisis negotiation team is to have Everybody get out of a situation safely,” Sheriffs’ Detective Tommy Ward said. Detective John Bell agreed. “Our job is to resolve a situation peacefully,” Bell said. Klare said Comal County has not had a situation in which the negotiation team has been needed. However, the sheriff’s office decided that developing one was a prudent idea, considering the growth of the county. About a year ago, the sheriffs’ office developed and is equipping its SWAT team, which has been used quietly since then in a few high-risk, felony arrests. In June, sheriff’s deputies, New Braunfels Police officers and Comal Independent School District officials conducted a daylong course in “surviving a hostage situation.” RON MALONEY/Herald-Zeitung Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative recently made a “sizeable and generous” donation to the Comal County Sheriffs’ crisis negotiation team. From left, Det. John Bell, Dep. Bill Klare, GVTC Vice President Thomas See, Det. Tommy Ward and Det. Eddy Luna. Internet - $4.95 56k Digital Modems Email No Busy Signals DSL (some areas) Multi City Access Local Access AFFORDABLE INTERNET 1-800-637-1065 361-883-4257 Ask for New Subscriber Promo UNIFORM SHOR SCRUBS Medical Apparel 6l Accessories Hrs 10-5:30 M F 12-5 Sat 830-625-2100 _386-3 toitoi n^joju'Ac /x (jrfinncA whim jljjdju tJuav&l with . w Invites you to join us on any of the following trips to Grand Casino Avoyelles in Marksville, La. 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