New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Officials investigate house fire as possible arson case
Matters of Public Record
By Will Wright
New Braunfels firefighters couldn't save a house that suspiciously went up in flames Sunday night.
Fin* Marshal Patrick O’Connell said New Braunfels Fire Department units were dispatched to the 1900 block of Gruene Hoad, near I/iop 337, around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, where they discovered a residence already ablaze.
"When they got there it was already fully involved,” O’Connell said. "The crews began a defensive attack because of the low hanging
Now Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7D0 am April 1 to 6:59 a.m. April 4:
♦ March 29,12.00 p.m., found Texas trailer license plate at 4200 block of Hunter Rd Investigating Officer E. Cuellar.
♦ April 1,09:38 a.m., elderly female took merchandise without paying at 100 block of IH 35 S. Investigating Officer D Villegas.
♦ 10:15 a.m., a female was arrested for a felony theft warrant at the 4700 block of FM 482 Investigating Officer R Whitehair.
♦ 09:45 a.m., about 30 used women's underwear dumped in company trash can at 300 block of E. San Antonio St Investigating Officer L Bettice.
♦ 12:10 p.m., offender entered residence through unlocked door and stole snake at 300 block of N.
Hidalgo Ave. Investigating Officer D. Sweet
♦ 01:41 p.m., Male stopped for traffic stop at the 100 block of S. Peach Ave Male arrested for having a suspended license. Investigating Officer D. Dohm.
♦ 01:51 p.m., subject arrested for out of state warrant after being contacted as a susupicious person at 100 block of Clemens Ave. Investigating Officer 0. Villegas.
♦ 02:19 p.m., unknown offender opened two accounts with victims personal info at 1400 block of S. Segum Ave. Investigating Officer R. Luna.
trees and access trouble. Also they had propane bottles and what sounded like ammunition going off throughout the structure.
"We set up an aerial truck exit in the street and it was able to get water on it, and got it under control around 10:15 p.m.” O'Connell said 11 vehicles and 18 personnel responded to the blaze.
“No one was injured, but the homeowner was home,” O'Connell said. “1 le was actually asleep and woke up and was able to evacuate himself.” O’Connell said the fire originated in a back bedroom. "Based on some of the infbr-
♦ 03:15 p.m., male arrested for tampering with evidence after eating drugs on traffic stop at 400 block of Landa St. Investigating Officer M. Garcia.
♦ 02:14 p.m., suspect failed to return rental equipment on time and refused to pay overcharge resulting in theft of service at 200 block of Trade Center Dr. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 05:05 p.m., criminal trespass warning issued to male subject at 3200 block of IH 35 S. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 06:48 p.m., female arrested for warrant at 400 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ 07:17 p.m., male arrested for possession of marijuana at 1700 block of Logan's Pass. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 07:21 p.m., officer responds to suspicious person and arrests subject for DWI at 1300 block of E. Common St Investigating Officer C. Penniman.
♦ 06:24 p.m., female arrested for possession of cocaine at 200 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ 09:19 p.m., person arrested for outstanding warrants at 200 block of S. Hidalgo Ave. Investigating Officer G. Fuller.
♦ 09:26 p.m., white male in tan S-10 struck white male in blue Acura before fleeing the scene without giving info at 2200 block of State Hwy 46 W. Investigating Officer D.
♦ 09:40 p.m., unsecured vehicle burglarized and wallet taken at 600 block of Northern Lights Dr.
mation we got from the homeowner, our initial investigation pointed to a suspicious origin," he said. "We are now treating this as an arson investigation.”
O’Connell estimated the damage to the home and some nearby vehicles totaled around $50,000.
“It was a total loss,” he said. "There was also an old bus that had been used as a residence or for storage that was totally destroyed as well.” O’Connell said anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact the New Braunfels Fire Department at (830) 221-4200.
Investigating Officer J. Allison.
♦ 09:43 p.m., criminal trespass. Warnings issued on behalf of Waterwheel security at 700 block E. Mather St Investigating Officer G. Walker.
♦ 10:04 p.m., subject failed to I D. himself upon being stopped for traffic violation at 700 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer C. Diaz.
♦ 10:02 p.m., officer responds to private property hit and run accident at 1500 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer C. Penniman.
♦ 10:13 p.m., male subject arrested for DWI at 1700 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer L Crawford.
♦ 11:15 p.m., Hispanic male juvenile left home without effective consent from his mother or guardian at 700 block of Barwood Dr. Investigating Officer M. Smith.
♦ April 2,12.00 a.m., husband assaulted wife and threw a small table at her causing injury at 200 block of Cactus Wren Loop. Investigating Officer D. Trahan.
♦ 12:55 a.m., broadcast reckless driver. DWI arrest of female driver at 900 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer G. Walker.
♦ 12:55 a.m., driver arrest for DWI after driving the wrong way on the frontage at 1200 block of IH 35 S. Investigating Officer J. Robles.
♦ 03:06 a.m, person was arrested for assaulting his wife at 1000 block of Seidel St Investigating Officer S. Hmcir.
♦ 03:35 a.m., Subject arrested for assault/family violence at 1500 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer C. Scott.
Your Water Supply is what matters.
Let’s conserve our liquid assets
Dry weather and heavy use is causing the aquifer level to drop significantly.
Since the high water events of last year, this area has received very little rain. That, coupled with a sharp rise in use of water, has resulted in a significant drop in the Edwards Aquifer level.
New Braunfels residents could be facing Stage 1 watering restrictions before the end of March.
Since irrigation and other outdoor use makes up about 50% of residential water use, we’re asking you, our customers, to please conserve water and remember that:
• most lawns only require watering every 5-7 days if watered to a depth of one inch, and
• sprinklers are prohibited year-round in New Braunfels between 10am and 8pm.
More information is available at the NBU Main Office or www.nbutexas.com.
Law enforcement officers in Now Braunfels and Comal County booked the following between AprH 1 and Apr« 4:
♦ Maricarmen Bates, 28, Beaumont public intoxication
♦ Warren Deshay Bell, 23, Austin, assault with injury family violence
♦ Jake Hayden Blain, 31, Canyon Lake, criminal mischief
♦ Jonah Lee Blain, 30, Canyon Lake, public intoxication
♦ Donald Ray Blair, 43, Canyon Lake, child support
♦ David Anthony Brock, 22, San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Ryne Broshears, 22, Boerne, unlawful carrying weapon, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Shawn Brice Burleson, 39, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
♦ Carolyn Montgomery Byrd, 41, McQueeney, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1 between 1 gram and 4 grams
♦ Celeste Dore Childers, 18, Spring Branch, assault by contact-family violence
♦ John Anthony Coco, 62, Corpus Christi, driving while intoxicated
♦ Andrew Collazo, 37, San Marcos, failure to maintain financial responsibility
♦ Paul Douglas Cook. 44, New Braunfels, public intoxication
♦ Evan Phillip Cooke, 27, San Antonio, evading arrest detention with vehicle, unauthorized use of vehicle, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, motion to revoke probation possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Barbie Lynn Cortez, 21, Seguin, no drivers license
♦ William Brandon Crawford, 21, McQueeney, motion to revoke pro-bation-burglary of habitation-two counts
♦ Heather Ashley Danielson, 19,
San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Bruce Allan Delgado, 41, New Braunfels, assault by contact family violence
♦ April Corinne Foster, 32, Nixon, driving while intoxicated
♦ Jose Alfredo Gomez, 35, New
Braunfels, possession controlled substance penalty group 3 under 28 grams, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Gilbert Gonzales, 40, New Braunfels, criminal non support
♦ Rachel Rose Griffin, 28, Austin, Missapp fiduciary or financial property $1500-20«, theft of property $1500-20«, missapp fiduciary or financial property $20-100«, theft of property $20-100«
♦ Delena Newsom Griffing, 56, Spring Branch, driving wrong side of road-not passing, failure to yield-emergency vehicle
♦ Charles E. Griffith, 23, San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Andrew William James, 20, San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Eric Nobel James, 22, San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Stanley Douglas Jones, 37, driving while intoxicated
♦ Jeremy Holleman «inkle, 32, Canyon Lake, theft of property between $20 and $500 by check
♦ Juan Gillermo Lobo, Jr., 27, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated
♦ Remigo Jesse Lopez, 25, Cibolo, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Shaye Michelle Mai, 33, Pflugerville, expired registration, failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid
♦ Marcus A-F, Medina, 19, New Braunfels, failure to yield right of way changing lanes, no drivers license
♦ Miguel Angel Mendoza, Jr., 21, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibility
♦ Rita Sue Morgan, 32, New Braunfels, theft of property under $1,500 two or more previous convictions
♦ Tony Allen Nabors, 21, San Antonio, three warrants on aggravated criminal sodomy with child over 14
♦ James Henry Nichols, 60, New Braunfels, assault causes bodily injury family member
♦ Timothy Nuncio, 32, San Antonio, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension
without financial responsibility
♦ Leonardo Lopez Olguin, 59,
Canyon Lake, manufacture or delivery controlled substance penalty group 1 between 1 gram and 4 grams, unlawful carrying weapon, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Tyler Michael Otten, 17, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Michael Alan Poliak, 25, Temple, driving while intoxicated
♦ Eulogio Reyes, Jr., 25, Austin, motion to proceed adjudication-possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Megan Elizabeth Romero, 46, Temple, possession controlled substance penalty group 3 under 28 grams, public intoxication
♦ Charles Kevin Santo, 44, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated 2nd, driving while license invalid, speeding 10%, no drivers license, failure to maintain financial responsibility
♦ Jason Lee Schulz, 35, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
♦ Stephanie Rose Smith, 20, San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Daniel Urbina, 26, New Braunfels, unlawful carrying weapon
♦ Javier Urdiales, 36, San Antonio, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibiltiy
♦ Abel Valdez, 34, New Braunfels, failure to identify giving false or fictitious information
♦ Adam Gonzales Velasquez, 23, New Braunfels, manufacture or delivery controlled substance penalty group 1 between 4 grams and 200 grams (drug free zone), no child safety belt-under four, unrestrained child-under five
♦ Ronald Jey White, 35, New Braunfels, tamper or fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair
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San Antonio man in stolen vehicle leads police on brief chase Sunday evening
By Will Wright
New Braunfels police were led on a brief chase that led to the arrest of a San Antonio man Sunday evening.
A New Braunfels police officer attempted to pull over a red 1993 four-door Toyota Camry in the 400 block of East Common Street around 6 p.m.
“The officer saw the vehicle in the Prince Solms Park area and saw the suspect with a pipe in his possession,” NBPD Lt. John McDonald said. “When he turned around to get a closer look and ran the license plate, the vehicle was reported stolen out of San Antonio.”
Instead of pulling over, the driver led officers on a chase that proceeded east onto Loop 337 and into the intersection of Highway 46 and Business 35, where the Toyota struck a NBPD patrol car.
“One officer had pulled into the intersection, and another was trying to stop traffic because it appeared the vehicle was not going to stop and was traveling at a high rate of speed,” McDonald said. "As the suspect came through, he hit the front of the officer’s patrol vehicle and then hung a right onto the southbound frontage road of 1-35.”
Another officer used a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver on the sus-
pect vehicle, causing it to spin into a stop in the 1000 block of the southbound frontage road of IH-35 North, McDonald said, adding there were no injuries and minor damage to the police vehicle.
The driver of the Toyota, Evan Phillip Cooke, 27, was arrested on charges of evading arrest in a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a warrant out of Bexar County on a motion to revoke probation for possession of marijuana under two ounces.
Cooke remained in Comal County Jail on Monday under $17,350 in bonds.
Suspicious neighbors alert police to wanted man
By Will Wright
Alert citizens tipped off New Braunfels police about a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood on Friday, leading to the arrest of man wanted on charges of sexual abuse of a child.
New Braunfels police Ll John McDonald said officers dispatched to the 100 block of Clemens Avenue around 2 pm were told of a vehicle that seemed to be casing the neighborhood.
“The citizens said there was a gray vehicle they didn’t recognize driving around the neighborhood,” he said. “The officers found the gentleman and when they identified him they found he had a warrant for his arrest out of Kansas.”
Tony Allen Nabors, 21, was arrested on three criminal warrants issued out of Ford County, Kansas, each for aggravated criminal sodomy of a child over the age of 14. Nabors, whose passenger was an unidentified woman who was not detained, was taken to
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Comal County Jail, where he remained Monday under $50,000 bond.
McDonald said Nabors, whose listed address was in San Antonio, told officers that he had been working as a security guard in the area, and that he was looking to rent a house in New Braunfels.
“It’s a heads-up job by the neighbors — being alert and paying attention to what’s going on,” McDonald said. “If they hadn’t called, then the officer probably doesn’t make contact with him.”
TX HOUSE APPROVES AERIAL HUNTS OF HOGS, COYOTES
AUSTIN (AP)—A bill, which passed the Texas House on a 137-9 vote, would allow landowners to sell seats on helicopters for wild hogs and coyotes hunts.
In the Sunday, April 3, edition, Chris Douglas, executive director for Communities in Schools South Central Texas was misidentified and the name of New Braunfels Police Chief Tom Wibert was misspelled. The Herald-Zeitung apologizes for the error.
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