Located in North Richmond, Beat one is everything north of Clay Street. The area of town commonly known as The Heights and includes George Park.
Officer Emanuel Vasquez
In the month of February, I met three new residents in Beat 1. I met Juan Figueroa, Rafael Serrano and Robert Brothers. I learned that Mr. Figueroa has been residing in the Jenny Lane community for approximately two years. Mr. Figueroa informed me that he has been working for H-E-B for approximately five years, but he was interested in a career change. Mr. Figueroa stated that he is interested in enlisting in the US Army. I shared with Mr. Figueroa my military experience and hopefully I was able to paint a clear picture of what to expect. Mr. Serrano has been residing in the Jenny Lane community for about two years. While speaking to Mr. Serrano, he advised that he has no concerns at this time. Mr. Brothers has been residing in the Heights community for approximately two years. While speaking to Mr. Brothers, I learned that he is a mechanic by trade. Mr. Brothers did not express any concerns at the time. I advised Mr. Brothers that if he had any concerns to contact me at the police department.
I also made contact with Mr. Marin and he has no concerns at the time. I located a junk vehicle in the 1200 block of Fair Oaks Street. I contacted the owner via junk vehicle notice. I was not able to personally contact the owner, but next month I will continue my efforts to personally contact the owner. I am glad to report that last month’s junk vehicle has been removed from the location.
This month I had the opportunity and pleasure to speak with one of the local Cub Scout packs. I want to thank the Cub Scouts for inviting me as a guest speaker in their Den meeting.
Isabel Salinas, the RSO for Beat 1, remains in custody of Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
This month I traveled through Beat 1 looking at the street lights and noting if they are functioning properly.
Officer Prinshere Hall
This month I made three new beat contacts. I met with Hector Trujillo, Horrace Robinson, and Linda Williams this month. I made contact with Hector Trujillo as he was outside working on his vehicle. Mr. Trujillo advised me that he received the junk vehicle notice I left at his residence last month, and let me know that the issue was taken care of. Mr. Trujillo explained to me that the junk vehicle was up and running with everything up-to-date. Mr. Trujillo advised that he has no concerns regarding criminal activity in his neighborhood. Mr. Trujillo stated that his street is very quiet and neighbors get along well. I left Mr. Trujillo my business card. I made contact with Horrace Robinson as he and his elderly mother were sitting outside his residence enjoying the warm weather. I introduced myself to Mr. Robinson and his mother as the Beat Officer for the neighborhood. Mr. Robinson told me that his mother was visiting from Palacios. Mr. Robinson stated that his only complaint is when George Park has games he sometimes gets a lot of vehicles cutting down his street causing a lot congestion, making it difficult for residents to enter and exit their driveways. Mr. Robinson advised other than that, everything is peaceful on his street. Mr. Robinson gave a lot of compliments to the Richmond Police Department for taking the time out to speak with citizens about neighborhood issues. Mr. Robinson’s mother said she was pleased with police services in Richmond and felt very comfortable coming back to the City for more visits. I left a business card with Mr. Robinson and encouraged him to call the PD if any concerns may arise. I met with Linda Williams this month as she was tending to her dogs in her yard. Ms. Williams explained to me that she has several grandchildren that visit her house frequently and play outside. Ms. Williams told me that she feels very comfortable with letting her grandchildren play outside on her street, and that she had absolutely no complaints or concerns. Ms. Williams was left with my business card.
This month I was also able to stop by Juan Seguin Early Childhood Center on Mable St. I was able to go to Ms. Wells’ class and speak with a class of five year old students. I spoke with children about the role of a police officer. I emphasized more on police officers being their friends and that we are in the business of helping people. I also discussed with the class about stranger danger. The students understood what a stranger was and practices of caution. We also discussed safe strangers. Safe strangers are people children can ask for help when they need it; such as police officers and firefighters.
I located a junk vehicle this month at 1302 San Jacinto. Unfortunately I was unable to make contact with the owner; however I left a junk vehicle notice at the residence. I will be checking back and following up on this junk vehicle during the first part of March.
I stopped by and checked on Ms. Hall a few times this month. Ms. Hall told me that she looks forward to my visit every week. Ms. Hall explained that I am the only visitor that comes to her home. I read Ms. Hall several pieces of her mail, due to her experiencing difficulty with her vision. This month Ms. Hall was excited and looking forward to an outing with other elderly individuals at the Y. M.C.A. The day before Ms. Hall’s outing, I helped her pin curl her hair and pick out an outfit. Ms. Hall expressed that she wished she had more money, but overall she was happy for all the things she does have.
I checked this month and Isabel Salinas the RSO in Beat 1 is currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Corrections.