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St. Hedwig suffers property-crime surge
ST. HEDWIG -- According to a report by Councilman Susann Baker during the Feb. 6 St. Hedwig City Council meeting, city residents reported eight property crimes -- five home burglaries, two thefts, and one vehicle burglary -- from Dec. 26, 2013, to Jan. 28, 2014.
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Paul Berry released the following information about the incidents:
•Dec. 26, 2013, 100 block of North Graytown Road, burglary of a habitation; a woman housesitting for her mother reported that someone entered through a side door and stole costume jewelry.
•Dec. 27, 2013, 600 block of North Graytown Road, burglary of a vehicle; two gold rings and a set of keys were stolen from an unlocked farm vehicle that had been sitting unattended for seven days.
•Jan. 5, 13300 block of Adkins-St. Hedwig Road, burglary of habitation; a black, flat-screen television valued at $300 was stolen.
•Jan. 16, 1800 block of Kajec Drive, burglary of a habitation; a homeowner returned from work to discover that a rear door had been pried open. A flat-screen television, small guitar, banjo, double-action revolver, spare keys, one silver ring, two gold rings, a woman’s wristwatch, a man’s wristwatch, and Korean currency were stolen.
•Jan. 21, 14700 block of Miller Road, theft; a FedEx shipment of Keurig coffee was stolen after being delivered to the home while the resident was out of town.
•Jan. 21, 11400 block of La Vernia Road, theft; two electric weed trimmers were stolen.
•Jan. 21, 14200 block of Miller Road, burglary of a habitation. The sheriff’s office was unable to verify this report.
•Jan. 22, 600 block of North Lupon Road, burglary of a habitation. The resident reported that two shotguns, one rifle, one sword, one topaz ring, and one piece of costume jewelry were stolen.
At the council’s January meeting, Baker reported 14 total property crimes, including one auto theft, three home burglaries, eight vehicle burglaries, one building burglary, and one instance of criminal mischief. Residents are reminded to report any suspicious people, vehicles, or activity to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6000.
Anonymous tips -- for which cash rewards are provided in the event of an arrest or the recovery of stolen property -- can be provided to Bexar County Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (7867).
Also during the meeting, the council:
•Reviewed preliminary data from Rakowitz Engineering related to proposed repairs to five roads. City Secretary Barbara Pawelek said after the meeting that the council might schedule a workshop for further discussion of this topic.
•Set March 22 as the date of the city’s hazardous waste cleanup. Items will be collected at St. Hedwig City Hall. Residents are set to receive letters with further information.
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