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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVMLALE COPY Page 4A HERALDZEtrt February 1A the balance of Tuesday learn ing to fire the Glocks Overseeing the training was Sgt Kevin Clayton Clayton explained why the Glock was replacing the 9mm Smith and Wesson Its a larger knockdown the veter an lawman said What Clayton was basically saying is that a criminal hit 6y a bullet fired from the Olock stands a better chance Af being disabled than he does ffhes hit by a 9mm bullet 5 Back in the reloading area tyhere policemen put bullets ipito their new magazines ey talked about the Glock d the chatter was enthu siastic Officer Gilbert Caraballo Rad shot the Glock before at the police academy Its much better theres more power its aerodynami cally a better weapon its a better fit hi my hand and its lighter and easier to handle So overall the performance is much he said Like Caraballo Joe Ibvar had shot the Glock at the academy too I think its Ibvar said I never had any prob lems with it and Ive never really known anybody to have any problems with it Over all it seems to be a better It comes off lighter on the belt you dont feel the pres sure on your back like you did with the old said officer Jermyn Jeremy Baker Another officer said the Glock was a lot more able than the Smith and Wes son and he knew that because he carried a Glock for seven years before he came to the NBPD John Rios of the depart ments Criminal Investigation Division said the Glock was an unfamiliar weapon but the logic behind having it was good I think its a different weapon than weve been used to Like anything else there are changes within our department and I think this is gonna be different for us Our chief strongly believes in good weapons for the depart ment and for law enforce ment and I think its good that weve changed to this he said 1A aff unfenced property My view of trespassing is that you need to have a flefined mark of where the property line Cork said f He said the issue of ftnfenced or unmarked prop is no different than if he Jeft his house door wide open NBPD chief Russell John son said the time it takes to enforce trespassing laws is often more trouble than its worth because it pulls offi Sers off the river to write Reports making them less Visible He said the lack of trespassing citations might fee due to officers preference to process violators for offens es such as public intoxica tion City Attorney Charlie Zech said he is looking into ways to add city regulations regarding trespassing on riverbanks The problem is now the land under and firound the river is defined i Council also discussed the possibility of hiring security Qfficers to police river traffic Johnson said he has been in contact with a firm that can help charging an hour He said he on river by 50 percent and still increase river security by 30 percent Johnson said security offi cers would be limited to giv ing citations and could not From 1A The board and the cham ber have been in contact for several months with Tip Strategies in case the Toyota deal went through in San Antonio They held off until the announcement was offi cial We dont want to spend any money we dont need Miller said The 4B Board chairman said the current economic cli mate worsened by recently announced layoffs should push through tonights deci sion My job is trying to get those people Miller said And competition for those jobs is going to be fierce in the region Miller said that cities as far as Austin are even trying to get suppliers The fee for the consultant is undetermined From 1A make arrests But without help he said NBPD will be shortstaffed again this sum mer After an hourandahalf discussion of river manage ment issues council switched gears to technical concerns Unlike the river discussion council only took 30 minutes to agree to overhaul current technical systems at city hall The technology discussion included less brainstorming and more general comments Council unanimously was in favor of an idea City Man ager Charles Pinto brought to the table to bring in a con sultant firm familiar with the latest networking systems Ideas concerning technol ogy outside city hall were mentioned briefly Ferguson in for at least 12 months pri or to filing for office must be a qualified voter in the state of Texas and must not be indebted to the City of New Braunfels An elected officer in New Braunfels must according to the city charter continue to live in New Braunfels throughout his or her term Anyone qualified to run can pick up a filing packet at the city secretarys office located in city hall 424 S Castell Ave There is no filing fee For information contact Resendez at 6082100 ext 234 said the city should try to integrate law enforcement parks and other departments outside city hall Pinto maintained that upgrading the citys current technology should start with a base network at city hall that is expanded in the future Cork said the need for over hauling technology in city hall is obvious even basic e mail is less than a year old at city hall I cant imagine trying to make a living using it his Cork said Its not even He said the city needs to decide whether it wants to try to meet the needs of a growing population with technology or with bodies Dunns tlMMSMtRW AR 72108 Channel Catfish Bass Hybrid Bluegill Fathead Minnows Koi Crappie and Triploid Grass Carp are now available for Pond and Lake Stocking Permit and one week notice required for Triploid Grass Carp purchase We furnish your hauling containers Live Delivery Guaranteed Discounts and Special Deliveries on large orders Turtle Traps Fish Fish Traps Liquid Pond Fertilizer and Gift Certificates Delivery will be Wed February at the times listed ed for the following towns and locations MasonDonop Feed Store 915 3476371 FredericksburgFarmers Grain Co 830 9977561 KerrvilleFarmers Grain Inc 830 2576355 BoerneBarkleys Home Ranch Center 830 2492656 New BraunfelsProducers Coop 830 6252381 1 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Arrests underscore need to keep cars locked BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Sheriffs deputies early Monday arrested three men and booked them for an alleged residential burglary in the Hunter Road area Wesley D Smith 19 San Marcos James A Barclay 18 Canyon Lake and Jason E Brown 18 Canyon Lake were booked into Comal County Jail on charges of bur glary of a habitation posses sion of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Bail for each was All three remained in jail TAxesday Deputies believe the trio is possible suspects in a series of residential and vehicle bur glaries in the New Braunfels and San Marcos area Sheriffs Sgt Tommy Ward said the arrests came in the predawn hours Monday when nightshift deputies respond ed to a suspicious persons call Our deputies received information of suspicious peo ple in an area where bur glaries had recently Ward said Deputies Clint Jacobs and Hiram Munoz investigated found these three individu als and found property possi bly stolen in a nearby resi dential Ward said Cpl Tim Kolbe Sheriffs crime prevention officer not ed there have been a spate of recent vehicle burglaries inside and just outside the city limits of New Braunfels in the area where the three arrests were made The thing that most of the burglaries have hi common Kolbe said is that they involve vehicles left unlocked in driveways or garages You dorft want to give bur glars your vehicle on a silver platter and you dont want to make it easy for Kolbe said Its easy to have a false sense of security at your home or in your driveway but you need to lock your vehi cles there too If s very easy to walk up and down a street zip up a driveway and try a door Kolbe said Lets not kid ourselves If you run into a car thief give him access to the inside of your car and hes threequar ters of the way there They thank you very much for not making them cause any dam age to the body All they have to do is change out the Kolbe said Valuables that must be left in a 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