New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Long distance capture
Jail inmate caught after telephone call
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writ ar
A collect telephone call caught Comal County Jail escapee Kent Krueger Tuesday near Dallas.
Krueger called the Comal County Courthouse collect Tuesday morning, and Southwestern Bell Telephone security traced the call from Duncanville, a Dallas suburb. The Duncanville Police Department held Krueger until Comal County Sheriff’s Investigator Rudy Rubio could get there.
Rubio carried with him an escape from
custody warrant, issued by Precinct I Peace Justice Harold Krueger. Rubio and his prisoner returned to New Braunfels around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Krueger had 44 days left of a 80-day sentence for driving with a suspended license, when he escaped from the jail’s exercise area Saturday morning. That escape was his second from local authorities in the past four months. He had bolted from the Comal County Court-at-Law July 6 on the same charge, but turned himself in the next day and was released on bond.
Court-at-Law Judge Ron Zipp placed Krueger on a work-release program, which allows inmates to keep their jobs and serve their jail time when not at work. But Krueger violated the work-release terms when he reported to jail intoxicated earlier this month.
“Now he’s got a third-degree felony charge hanging over his head.” Rubio said, adding the escape charge will go before the Grand Jury Nov. 16.
In the meantime, District Attorney Bill Schroeder said the time Krueger spends in jail will go toward the 60-day sentence for driving with a suspended license.Seguin man dies of wounds from stabbing near motel
A Seguin man was found Tuesday night near death with multiple stab wounds at the Fountain Motel. He died an hour and thirty minutes later at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Jim L. Roy, 37, of Route I, Box 35-A, Seguin, was pronounced dead by the atten&ng emergency room physician at McKenna at 10:50 p.m.
Police responded to a call at 9:17 p m from an “unknown person,” LL Felix Roque said Wednesday. The victim’s body “was found underneath the motel’s canopy on the driveway close to the office,” Roque said.
Roque said that Roy was not “officially
registered at the motel, but his vehicle was in the parking lot ”
Precinct I Peace Justice Harold Krueger declined to declare the death a homicide “until the autopsy report comes back,” he said Wednesday. “The autopsy findings will confirm the cause of death, and make my ruling more accurate.”
Both Krueger and LL Roque declined to state the number of stab wounds to Roy's body However, the Emergency Medical Service report gave the locations of the wounds as abdomen, chest and wrist.
- DEBBIE DwLOACH
Rww Braunfels, Texas
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(USPS 377-8801Grenada fighting
U.S. forces trying to corral Cubans
BRIDGETOWN. Barbados (AP) - Units of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Divsion joined the American invasion force on Grenada today in preparation for more fighting with Cubans on the tiny Caribbean island.
President Fidel Castro vowed his men would not surrender, and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger declared. “There will be some more casualties because the price of freedom is high.”
The Pentagon said two members of the nearly 2,000-member force have been killed and 23 wounded since the assault began Tuesday. Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga said he was told 12 Cubans and three civilians were killed on Grenada.
U.S. and Cuban officials saki armed Cuban workers who eluded capture by invading U.8. Marines and Army Rangers on Grenada continued to fight back despite suffering casualties.
Weinberger told NBC-TV’s “Today” show that “with the airborne and the other units in there we would hope that some of the pockets of resistance would be reduced today.”
He said the landing force had taken about 280 Cubans prisoner, including IOO “armed combatants.” He said the balance of the Cubans had some sort of reserve training.
“Those operations are proceeding there probably will be more before the day is out,” Weinberger said. In addition to the Cubans, about 30 Soviet advisers have been seized by the invaders.
A Reagan administration official, who requested anonymity, said earlier that the 92nd Airborne probably would control one of Grenada’s two captured airports and free Army Rangers to attack pockets of resistance “There was more resistance than we thought there would be,” the official said.
Castro, Marxist-led Grenada’s staunchest ally, acknowledged today that an undetermined number of Cubans had been killed and wounded rn the invasion. but vowed his countrymen would not surrender
He abo raised the possibility of evacuating the Cubans, who have been helping build a new airport that was one of the first areas seized by U.S. Army Rangers Tuesday “We will not remain in a country that was invaded and is occupied,” Castra said during a new congee GRENADA, Page UA
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Higher picnic fees proposed by rangers to parks board
Bush tours site of Beirut blast death toll 216
BEIRUT, lebanon iAPi - Vice President George Bush, wearing a helmet and flak jacket, today inspected the devastated Marine base where a bomb killed 216 American servicemen and said insidious terrorist cowards ’ will not change U.S. policy
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Jordan, describing the shooting attack on the Marines today, said the Americans “fired two rounds from 81mm mortars’’ toward the eastern perimeter of the base at Beirut airport.
There were no reports of casualties, and the attackers were not identified.
Lebanon’s state radio said Bush arui his wife, Barbara, tore bullet-proof flak jackets and steel helmets as they toured the ruins of the Marine compound
Robin Gray, a White House spokesman, said Bush would be briefed by Beirut-based Marine officers on the current mill tan situation and meet with lebanese President Amin Gemayel to express U.S support for his embattled government
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If discussion turns into reality, picnic fees will increase in Landa Park.
At the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting Tuesday night. Park Hangers Ron Riggs and Bob Quant made such a recommendation, and board members listened.
“We don’t get much flak over collecting the 83 picnic fee now. But if you’re going to raise it, go to 85 and not |4,M Riggs said. “The most problem we have is people say they didn’t see the signs. They say, We dkfe’t know,’ or “We don’t have any faaa in San Antonio.’
“I hate to say it, but I tell some of them to stay in San Antonio than,” Riggs sddsd A voice from the board softly said, “Good for you.”
Tbs rancors also suggested branding tbs foe — whatever it turns out to be — into the p|mif tablas. “That way. there’s wa encyst- People can’t say (bay didnt know,” Riggs said. Tbs board majority bks that
Aquatic supervisor Jabs Trayhan alas (aeoMsndsd simplifying swimming pool tam “Right now, we’ve gat children, young adult, adult and senior ctttoana, rdParks roundup
like to see you go to just children and adult,” Trayhan said. “The handling of all that change (75 cents for chikken, and $1.80 for adults) slows down my cashier, and when there s a line all the way to the concession stand, things get pretty hectic.”
Trayhan suggested just children and adult (ll years and older) as fee categories for daily use of the pool. He said the season pass categories could stand a little simplifying, too.
He ako recommended not opening the pas! ares until the md of May. Currently, tbs pool op ans on Easter, which falls on a different day every year, Trayhan said “It makaa it bard for me to find help until railage jets ant.” be added.
Thaae Beam were up from diacuesion as a result of a jsint parks board-city council wnrkMnp Od I. “I’d any we got through rat third af wha! we want to talk about tram tho workshop,” Parka Director Court
Thieleman said Wednesday. But we’re still a long way off from a recommendation to the council. ”
A fish study recommendation is on its way to council, though, thanks to the park board’s approval Tuesday night Mike Perry from Texas Lutheran College went before the heard to ask permission to study the Rio Grands perch m Landa Park Lake The board granted his request with several stipulations The council will have to grant Parry a variance to two aly ordinances sn swimming in Landa Lake and being in the perk after midnight. He will have to sign a waiver, releasing the city from any liability He will share a copy af his stndy with tho city upon its completion, and he wig make aura the police department and-or parks cbractor is notified when he will be k the park at night “I can just hear the calk now about the lights ender the water,” Thieleman remarked.
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It will be fair through Thursday, with nor theasterly winds near IO mph today, turning light and variable tonight. Sunset will be at 6 50 p.m., and sunrise Thursday will be at 7: 4d a mNB in Playoff
New Braunfels will face Kerrville Tivy at 6 p m Thursday in a playoff for the right to play for the No 2 playoff spot ut District 13-4A. The winner will play at Lockhart Tuesday at I p m., it was announced late
this morning.AL Dominates
American League players dominated the major league baseball all-eter teams announced today by The Associated Press However, the top votegetters was Atlante s Dale Murphy Sports. Papa MIA
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WEATHER.........................13ASparks bring six firetrucks to local store
Sparks from an electrical box behind the Winn s Store in Landa Plaza brought out mn New Braunfels Fire Department trucks around 9 SO a.m. Tuesday
Winn’s manager Barbara Trammell said a warehouse truck hit the electrical box behind the store Some of the wires burned together, and it got a little black around the box. But there wasn’t any fire or smoke damage ”
Trammell cloned her store down for about four hours until power was restored “I didn t want any of our customers to stumble on anything rn the dark, ’she added
There were two reasons so many fire trucks responded to the distress call. “All the trucks wan here at Central ( fire station, located near downtown) because we have a class on haiar-inatenal going on,” a fire department ly “So they att
“Ako, anytime we get a call from a business — especially downtown or in the city limits — Matt respond. That’s the way we have it aet up,” bs