The boundaries of Beat 9 are west of the BNSF railroad tracks to the city limits and north of FM 1640.
Officer Vernon Horelica
In March, I was able to make three new contacts in Beat 9. I met with Mr. Leroy Vacek, who lives on Cedar Drive. Mr. Vacek had no problems or complaints. I also met with Mr. Frank Beathe, who lives on Chestnut Drive. Mr. Beathe had no problems or complaints in the Beat except occasional speeding on his street by neighbors, but he did stress numerous times that he disagreed with Police using private property to run radar for traffic enforcement. I also met with Mr. Gary Spano, on West Laurel Oaks Drive. Mr. Spano was concerned regarding the residence next door to him. Mr. Spano said the residence has been vacant for several months, due to the passing of the elderly former residents. Mr. Spano said the property may have been foreclosed on. Mr. Spano said the residence is unkempt and the inside is in total disarray. I performed a property check on the location. The yard was becoming high and there was visible garbage around the outside of the residence, but it was secure. I will attempt to identify a possible owner. I will also forward the location to Code Enforcement.
This month I located a black 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck bearing Texas license plate #82V-DJ7, parked in the driveway at 2007 Lamar that was in violation of the junk vehicle ordinance. The vehicle was registered to Santiago Rios at that address. I spoke with Enrique Perez, who is a resident at that address. Mr. Perez stated the truck belongs to his father-in-law, but they will address the violation. Mr. Perez was issued a junk vehicle warning. The junk vehicle from February was removed.
I made frequent foot patrols of the abandoned structure at 1903 Cypress again this month to make sure there were no illegal activities occurring there and that no vagrants had entered the structure for shelter. I observed that the plywood previously placed around the structure by the bank to secure it was removed, and there was a lock box on the door, as if a realtor may be trying to sell it. The structure was secure.
I made contact with the single registered sex offender in Beat 9 and verified that all information was current and correct.