New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Police BeatHeratd-Zeitung g Thursday December 11,1997 □ 3A
■ Comal County Sheriffs deputies arrested a juvenile for possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone at approximately 8:25 a.m. Friday at Smithson Valley Middle School, reports showed. The boy was transported to the sheriffs office and turned over to juvenile probation, reports showed.
■ Comal County sheriffs deputies arrested three Smithson -Valley High School students for attempted burglary of a habitation Monday in the Whispering Hills subdivision. A neighbor saw the three at a residence and called the sheriffs office. Officers caught the youths fleeing on foot. They were taken to Pct. 2 justice of the peace and magi strafed, then turned over to juvenile probation, reports showed. . .
■ Comal County sheriffs deputies arrested three juveniles for burglary of a building at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Astro Hills subdivision. A homeowner saw the three, die youngest of whom was 9 years old, enter a neighbor’s storage building, reports showed. The homeowner detained the boys until sheriffs officers arrived, reports showed.
■ Comal County sheriffs deputies arrested a 17-year-old New Braunfels man for unlawfully carrying a weapon at 5:06 a.m. Sunday at Sobns Road and Farm-to- '* Market 482. Deputies stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation, reports showed, and found a machete in the vehicle. He had a warrant outstanding from the New Braunfels Polio; Department for burglary of a building with a $10,000 bond. He was taken to Comal County Jail, and bond for the weapons charge was set at $500, reports showed. The man was still being held at the jail Wednesday morning.
■ A report was filed at the Comal County Sheriffs Office that a 48-year-old New Braunfels man assaulted two detention officers at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. The report showed the man was in jail on another charge with $10,000 bond. One jailer’s knee was injured, and the other had to have seven stitches for a cut to his ear, the report showed. Formal charges had not yet been filed Tuesday morning.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY — GLOWFEST ‘97, Texas’ Only Winter Holiday Balloon Festival — Daily at sunrise flyover of more than 25 balloons. Evening “glow" at Comal County Fairgrounds concessions available, spectacular family event filled with music and the most unusual holiday lighting display in south Texas.
Contact: Chamber of Commerce at 830-625*2385 or 1-800-572-2626.
SATURDAY — A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY —
cancelled. Contact: Celeste Salge at 830-625-7693 or Jerald Schroeder at 830-609-7729 ext. 19.
SATURDAY — THE FOURTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES — Get into the Holiday Spirit with a visit to the delightful and festive on this year’s tour. Enjoy the enchantment of Christmas past and present. Contact: Genny Hensz at 830-625-6119.
SATURDAY — JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK FOR FAMILY OUTREACH — 5k Run, Walk, Kid’s K and Silent Auction. 9 a.m. in Landa Park. Contact: Susan Phillips at 830-609-5030
DEC. 19 — CAROLING ON THE PLAZA (SIXTEENTH ANNUAL) — Arts Council sponsors community get-together with friends and neighbors to sing traditional Christmas carols. Downtown Plaza at 6 p.m.
Contact: Ann Young at 907-2991.
DEC. 22 — HARVEST FROM THE HEART (FOURTH ANNUAL) — Community Christmas Dinner at Civic Center, 5-8 p.m. Contact: Rit at 830-625-2661 or Judy Kraft at 830-625-2322.
Founders are Robert Konkel and Dana Overstreet.
Professionals offer guidance to teen who’s being stalked
DEAR ABBY: “Quaking in California,” the 15-year-old girl who was bothered by her father’s friend, must talk immediately to her school counselor or a caring, sympathetic teacher. And she must not be afraid to tell the truth if police intervifew her.
Four years ago, the sister of one of my students became unusually quiet and withdrawn, so I made a point of befriending her. She told me a shocking story about “the man who sleeps in my bed,’’ her father’s boyhood friend who came to the family’s trailer in the evenings, slept in her bed and made sexual advances. Her parents did not interfere! She told me how scared she was, and that she couldn’t sleep, think or do her school work.
I told her to tell her parents that I said they must “make him leave tonight, or by law they could be held
responsible.’’ That empowered the parents. He left that night. I also contacted her school principal, who summoned a deputy because we are legally required to report such incidents. I was away from school the day they questioned her. The poor girl was so intimidated she denied everything. She was sure the
man would kill her if she reported him.
Later, the deputy called me to say that apparently the girl had lied to me. I was shocked. I was often in her home because of their distress and poverty. I knew her well enough to know she was telling me the truth. The family believes the man murdered his pregnant wife in his hometown in another country and fled here illegally. They also believed that he delivered narcotics across the state, hidden among the heavy equipment he transported. The parents were terrifipd of him.
Abby, I wrote a letter and sent it to the Sheriffs Department, the INS, the DEA, our SANE (Substance Abuse Narcotics Education) officer, the student’s principal, and'a newspaper reporter who had befriended the family. The “man who sleeps in my bed” disappeared in days and hasn’t
been seen since. We could get rid of those who would harm our children, if we persist.
— A CALIFORNIA TEACHER
DEAR TEACHER: You
handled the problem very well. I hope others will learn from your example. Please read on for more input from a caring professional:
DEAR ABBY: I am a clinical social worker in Los Angeles who is very disturbed about the letter in your column from the 15-year-old girl who is being stalked and harassed by her father’s 34-year-old male friend.
You were absolutely correct when you told her to save and photocopy the notes and show them to a responsible adult, such as a school counselor or clergyperson. I would Strongly urge this young woman to go even further than this. The
behavior of these irresponsible parents is unconscionable. They cannot be relied upon to take action when the school authorities contact them about this.
She can, and should, report this man’s behavior both to the police and to her local Department of Children’s Services. Her school counselor can help her contact them. These two entities have the power to protect her from further harassment and stalking (and he is indeed stalking her), to provide education and counseling to the family, to educate her mother and father about responsible parenting, and to monitor them to ensure that they provide it. She should also ask her school counselor to provide her with ongoing counseling for herself.
Urge her to do this without delay, before the man becomes more bold in his actions.
— CONCERNED ADULT IN LA.
Delivering poinsettias and gifts to the Woman’s shelter on Dec. 2 were members of the Four Seasons Garden Club. From left are Lucille Douma, Barbara Newsom, Helen Nolan, Jewell Moore, Jean Petersen, Carolyn Kilkenny, Camilla Palmer (chairman of the Christmas service project) and Liz Coker. Accepting the holiday plants and gifts were Rosaena Sanchez-Mushel and Uza Luna, in the second row.
Hays Co. busts hot check writers
Hays County Sheriffs Department Criminal Warrants Division conducted a “hot check” round-up Wednesday.
Officers from the Hays County Sheriffs Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, San Marcos Police Department and Constable Billy Reeves from the Pct. 5 Constable’s Office in Buda participated in this effort Officers attempted service on 93 individuals for the offenses of “issuing bad checks” and “theft by
Officers were successful in arresting 42 individuals and cleared a total of 53 warrants, which accounted for $6,692 in fines and $5,424.05 in restitution returned to local merchants.
Issuing bad checks is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 plus court costs. Theft by check is punishable by a fine and/or time in county jail to time in state prison depending on the dollar value.
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New Braunfels High School students will stencil unicorns on cars today from 3 to 6 p m in the HEB and Walmart parking lots.
On Friday, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., they will stencil cars in the high school parking lot. The cost will be $2 for one stencil and $5 for three stencils. All proceeds will benefit Project Graduation.
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