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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KVRE's HSV Police highlights

April 15

There was a dog barking complaint on Sanchez Place.

A Gancho Way woman requested a police escort home to help her feel safe.

There was a dog barking complaint on Madrid Way.

A boater was cited for not having his decal on his boat trailer for the current year.

April 16

An Arkansas ID card was found at the east gate.

An electrical tester was turned in at the east gate.

There was a minor fender bender, well a scratch, in the Good Sam’s parking lot. A car backed out and hit another car that was illegally parked.

A Good Sam’s residence reported a telephone scam with someone offering to fix her computer.

Some copper pipe was stolen and a house was broken into for the second time on Empinado Way.

Officers arrested a woman on Vaqueria Lane for an outstanding warrant from Texas for an alleged probation violation and a new warrant from Hot Springs for domestic battery for allegedly beating her grandfather.

The mother of the woman arrested above reported someone entered her home and damaged several items in the home. There were also several items in the house that did not belong there. Possibly part of her missing father’s coin collection.

April 17

An officer delivered police department paperwork to a Caceres Way man.

An officer stood by while a check was written to a man that is no longer allowed in the Coronado Center.

Officers followed up on a failure to vacate on Manresa Lane.

There was a barking dog complaint on Sanchez Place.

A puppy escaped through a cat door on Alina Lane, was rescued on Arias Way and was returned to the owner at the Animal Shelter.

April 18

There was a barking dog complaint on Dosceintos Lane.

A Villager found a pair of Craftsman vice grips in the intersection of Balearic and Balboa Roads. It now resides in lost and found.

A Village woman made a complaint regarding her friend’s wife making repeated harassing calls to her. The caller was in Texas. Officers called the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in this matter.

April 19

A car broke down on DeSoto Boulevard at Cortez Road.

An Esplendor Lane man said he was driving on DeSoto Boulevard near Minorca Road when a deer struck his car.

A paramedic dropped his wallet at a San Pablo Way residence. An officer returned the wallet to the rightful owner.

There was a barking dog complaint on Sanchez Place.

April 20

An officer on patrol found an ID badge at the west gate. The badge is now in the lost and found.

There was a two car accident at N. Barcelona Road and Durango Way. One car tried to pass another car that was turning. The passer was issued a citation for following too close. The turning car sustained approximately $2,000 in damages. The other car sustained approximately $3,000 in damages.

Animal control is investigating a further complaint regarding the escaped puppy on Alina Lane.

There was a barking dog complaint on Emanuel Circle.

A Village man said his truck was driven away from his mother’s house on Lado Place by a man he had picked up earlier on Little Blakeley Creek Road. It was unauthorized use of his truck.

A Promesa Way couple was advised to call a pest control company after hearing noises coming from their home vents.

A red igloo cooler filed with beer and alcohol was found off La Ramble Lane. It looked abandoned.

April 21

An Arias Way home in foreclosure was vandalized.

A Coronado Trace woman has requested her neighbor quit talking to her. She said he was harassing her.

A man trying to enter the Village with a dead person’s card was denied access and the card was taken to Chief Adams.

A housekeeper allegedly stole money from a Ponce de Leon Circle home.

April 22

There was a possible prowler in the area of the Coronado Fitness Center.

A real estate sign was blocking the road sign from some angles at a Galeaon Way/Lane home.

A Sosegado Way man and his son were warned that open burning was a violation of Village policy.

It looked like there had been a squatter in a foreclosed home on La Palabra Way.

A Village man was issued a warning citation for not having a current decal on his boat.

An officer removed a snake from an Oviedo Way woman’s window shutter.

April 23

A Teleno Lane woman was worried in advance of an estate sale on her street. She did not want anyone in her yard or driveway.

A lawn maintenance worker drove his truck into the closed garage door of a Jardinero Drive home.

There was a barking dog complaint on Sanchez Place. The couple with the three barking dogs will be cited.

There was a two car accident at the east gate. One car backed into another. There was approximately $1,000 damages to each car.

There was a two car accident at DeSoto Boulevard and Sonora Way. One driver was cited with following too close and it was discovered the woman was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Her license was confiscated.

A Manzanares Drive woman was found wandering around the Isabella golf course. She was escorted home and an officer waited with her until her husband returned home.

April 24

There was a loud music complaint on Arjona Way.

A Golada Lane woman said there was a partially dead, blind and rabid infested opossum on her back deck. An officer knocked the opossum off the deck. It landed about five feet off the deck, jumped up and ran off into the woods about 100 feet away.

There was a two car accident with injuries at North Barcelona Road and DeSoto Boulevard. Both cars were totaled. One driver was cited with failing to stop at a stop sign.

April 25

There was a noise complaint on Frontera Circle.

***** this is the complaint Gary already sent me on the new scam

April 26

There was a barking dog complaint on Sanchez Place.

There was a noise complaint on Sierra Lane.

A man tried to drive his truck down the trail at La Granja Circle.

There was a noise complaint on Papacio Circle.

There was a loud music complaint on Frontera Circle.

There was a theft of several items at the Diamante golf maintenance area.

There was a dog bite on Tomino Way. The victim did not want the dog put down just wanted it out of the area.

There was a noise disturbance on Sierra Lane.

April 27

There was a tree down partially blocking Gancho Circle.

April 28

There was a barking dog complaint on Sanchez Place.

There was a theft from an unlocked car on La Vista Lane. The total estimated value of the missing items was $3,630.00.

Two female Good Sam’s residents got into a fight. One slapped the other. The involved women were a 94 year old and an 89 year old.

An Arias Way woman reported a possible stalker harassing her daughter at DeSoto Park. Be on the look out for a young man looking like Harry Potter.

April 29

There was a bear sighting on Maderas Drive. A woman had been sitting out on her deck when she saw a large black bear. She was told not to let her pets and children out unsupervised and not to leave any food out that might attract the bear. Sightings this time of year are normal.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

KVRE's Highlights from the Hot Springs Village Police

April 8

An injured deer was euthanized in a Gailosa Lane backyard after sustaining two broken front legs in a car/deer accident.

There was a tree down on a power line on Viscara Way. Officers provided traffic control while Entergy workers removed the tree.

A Village man fell victim to the grandparent scam. His grandson was not in jail in Bermuda. The scam cost the man $2,150 plus a $150 transaction fee.

A Cifuentes Lane woman reported a scam in which $4,000 was charged to her credit card. The card carrier did not hold her responsible for the fraudulent charges.

A Quisto Circle man said there had been a skunk in his garage but it left before officers arrived.

A Village woman reported the violation of a no contact order by her ex-boyfriend. Information has been forwarded to the judge issuing the order.

April 9

A Panorama Drive woman complained house builders were blocking the roadway when they backed their trailer and truck onto the building lot.

A Sanchez Place couple filed a barking dog complaint.

A motorist’s car ran out of gas at DeSoto Boulevard and Fenix Drive.  The motorist put gas in his car and was on his way.

A Resplandor Loop couple said they were receiving harassing scam telephone calls. A call came in while an officer was present. The officer answered the phone and identified himself. The caller said he would come and rape his family. The officer provided several security measures on how to handle these particular calls.

A Halcon Place woman informed the police her ex-boyfriend had been harassing her.

April 10

A Village man allegedly exposed himself in the parking lot of the Coronado Fitness Center. Officers are providing extra patrols.

A woman walking on the Hernando Trail when she encountered an elderly woman and her medium sized barking white dog. After they passed each other the dog turned and bit the woman.  She did not think anything about it until she looked at the bite and realized it was more serious than she originally thought and needed stitches. Dr. Pullig’s office called police to report the dog bite to Animal Control.

HSVPD with the assistance of HSPD arrested Wesley Harris on an outstanding failure to appear warrant on a Commercial Burglary Fleeing charge. Harris was transported to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers removed a tree branch blocking the roadway on San Sabatian Way.

There was a barking dog complaint on Sanchez Place. The dogs were not barking when police arrived.

There was a barking dog complaint on Sonora Way. The dogs were not barking when police arrived.

April 14

A woman donated a gun to the HSVPD that belonged to her brother that is hospitalized for dementia.

A Village woman stopped by the police department to report her wallet missing. She lost the wallet in Little Rock.

A Promesa Place man called police when lightening struck a tree between two Promesa Place residences.  The 6' tall tree was shattered into pieces. There was no damage to either home.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

KVRE's Village Police highlights

March 27

An officer assisted a man with finding an address on Sorpresa Way.

A Palisandro Drive man said his house was egged for the second time in weeks.

An officer gave a woman a lift to the Shell station when her car ran out of gas.

An Ola Way woman reported an attempted grandparent scam. She talked to her grandson and he reassured her that he was safe at home and not in a Vegas jail in need of $4,000.

A male Villager reported an attempted grandparent scam.  This time the caller wanted $2,300 to get out of jail.

A Campeon Way man said there was someone posing as a bill collector over the phone asking for his personal information.

March 28

A Herencia Circle woman said a car pulled in front of hers and stopped on DeSoto Boulevard and Nocazori. The male driver got out of his car and yelled at her The woman said she was from out of town and unfamiliar with the streets and was traveling under the speed limit.

There was a barking dog complaint on Alina Way. The dog owner did not appear to be at home. An officer called and left a message regarding the complaint.

March 29

There was a single car accident on Carmona Road. A car left the roadway, traveled 110 feet along a ravine, jumped an embankment and hit a tree. The woman driver was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol .181 at the accident scene.

A West Villena Drive woman reported seeing someone in her carport wearing a ski mask.

A San Sebastian Drive man thinks his ex-girlfriend may have taken his meteorite like rock of unknown value. Later he found the rock and called the police station to let them know it was a false alarm.

March 30

There was a sizable sink hole on Segovia and Badalona. Public Works was notified.

A Village woman said her ex-boyfriend continues to send harassing text messages.

A Villager found a Dell laptop on the side of DeSoto Boulevard.

March 31

A Madrid Place woman was getting unwanted phone calls from a drunk.

A Reddina Lane man was issued a citation for driving left of center with a Garland County court date. He was told not to retrieve his car until his blood sugar levels became normal and he could operate his car safely.

A Village driver stopped by the police station to report a missing license plate.

There was a one car accident at West Villena Drive and Murcia Way. The male driver said he looked down and when he looked back up he couldn’t negotiate a curve. His car was towed out of the ditch.

A South Badalona Drive woman discovered an additional $1,000 in charges on her credit card. The charges were made in North Carolina and were not hers.

There was a complaint regarding a woman digging up trees in an empty lot. She was told she had to obtain permission from the lot owner before digging up anymore dogwoods.

April 1

A Village couple said they received a call from Citibank regarding a new credit card account. The account was closed before the couple received cards. Charges were already made on the account. Fraud protocol is being followed.

A Badalona Circle said someone stole the stereo from his car.

Leno Lane neighbors are worried about one of their neighbor’s mental health.

April 2

A Village man stopped by the Village police station to report the theft of gasoline from his pontoon board. The fuel was valued at $50.

A woman Village driver had difficulty keeping her car on the roadway near the West Gate ponds.

April 2

There was a growling dog complaint on Badalona Circle.

A Village driver was able to drive her car home once is was towed out of a ditch on DeSoto Boulevard between Fuego and Fresno Road.

A Village resident said someone filed for Arkansas taxes with her social security number.

April 3

Village officers assisted by providing traffic control for Arkansas State Troopers working a head on collision at the Health Mart at Highway 7.

There was a one car accident at the intersection of Piocha and Altiplano. The car had struck a tree. The car owner said he had backed the car out of his driveway and got out to attach the golf cart trailer. The car continued on until it hit a tree.

A Leno Lane man complained of leaves being dumped on an empty lot across from his home. The owner of the leaves arranged to pick them up.

There was a head on accident at Highway 7 and DeSoto Boulevard. One of the drivers admitted he failed to yield and the accident was his fault.

April 4

There was a dog barking complaint on Cambre Circle.

A Perralena Way woman is afraid of a stalker. HSV police are making increased patrols around her home.

There was a fallen tree on Andorra Lane.

There was a fallen tree on South Pego Way.

A retired police officer on Leno Lane asked officers to take his firearm that was malfunctioning. He said he did not feel safe with it in its current condition.

A Meals on Wheels driver said she was bit by a Carballo Lane dog. The driver offered to pay for any upcoming vet bills that would arise from her complaint.

A Village woman brought a lottery fraud letter to the police department.

An abandoned television was found in the woods near Romero Lane. Officers thought it might be part of a nearby burglary.

A tree was down in the roadway on La Mancha Way.

A woman’s wallet was found at the Balboa Pavilion. The owner came by to pick up the wallet at the police station.

A Lindura Way man said the sun awning on his back deck had been lowed two feet but nothing was missing.

April 5

There was a dog barking complaint on Sonora Way.

A Largo Drive man advised officers of a credit card fraud.

A Nabo Lane man dialed 911 in error and hung up before telling the dispatcher. Officers arrived at his home to see if he was alright.

April 6

There was a one car accident at DeSoto Boulevard and Castellon Drive. The woman said she was dodging potholes when she ended up off the roadway. Her car sustained approximately $10,000 in damages.

There was a disturbance at the Balboa Gate regarding delinquent borrowed funds.

There was a one car accident on DeSoto Boulevard outside the East Gate. The driver lost control of his car in the rain. His car sustained approximately $10,000 in damages when it hit a tree.

A Santistiban Way man felt he was being harassed.

A Perralena Way woman said a visitor to her door wanted cigarettes. Officers did not find anyone in the area matching the description the woman gave them.

April 7

There was a dog barking complaint on Sanchez Place.

A thief broke in to the East Gate Shell and stole several items.

A deer was euthanized after a car/deer accident on Santa Maria and Galiosa Lane.

Friday, April 4, 2014

We lost one of the greats yesterday

If there were ever a reason for flags to fly half staff here in the Village it is with the passing of Sue Mefford yesterday. Sue was a tireless volunteer on POA committees here in the Village and greeting drivers passing through the Village gates. She was active in the Players and her church. She was always there with a funny remark and a helping hand.

I first met Sue and her husband Paul at a Players meeting. Within a week there she was again at the Recreation Committee. Recently, she became a member of the newly formed Administrative Fines Appeals Committee.

Sue passed away while having heart surgery. I will miss Sue Mefford as I am sure many of you will. Keep Paul and their children in your thoughts and prayers over the difficult times to come.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

America's Got Talent and it came to the Village last night

Concerts’ Association members were expecting to see Pagliacci this April but due to Visa problems the show had to be replaced. Luckily for Village audiences Fernando Varela, most recently of Forte fame on America’s Got Talent, was available to complete the 2013/14 series. Too many tenors this season, no, Varela is very different from the previous show, The Texas Tenors. He has a glorious voice and can fill an evening’s performance quite masterfully.

Varela has a beautiful voice, great breath control on the long sustained notes, facile in Spanish, Italian and English, a lush sound, rich and inviting. He just comes out and sings and lets his voice sell the show. There are no flashy production numbers, just a man and his incredible talent. He does use modulation to higher keys to keep his audience enthralled and engaged and it works.

Writing this review has sent me scurrying to YouTube to see some of Varela’s performances with Forte. Seeing him as a solo performer was different but very gratifying. I have to admit I was flipping channels one night and happened to catch the first performance of Forte on America’s Got Talent and couldn’t turn away. It was awe inspiring. Villagers are very fortunate Varela was available to bring some of his magic to the Woodlands stage.

Guesting with Fernando Varela is Winnepeg, Canada native, Sierra Noble. Noble’s 's music grabbed the attention of the television industry in recent years. Her music has been heard in hit TV shows such as; One Tree Hill, (Possibility and I Can See), Life Unexpected, (Possibility), Switched at Birth (Human After All and I Can See), and most recently, Parenthood, (Human After All). Noble provided Varela with time away from the stage to catch his breath and prepare for another set. Noble’s compositions are light ballad’s telling the story of her life. If Varela provides the meat of the performance then Noble is the fluffy confection you’re not sure you have room for, but will partake in regardless.

There was a masterful pianist traveling with Varela that treated the audience with his version of Rhapsody in Blue. I never could catch his name. That leads me to my one complaint about last night’s show. The sound, the canned orchestration was too hot and made it sound blaring and muddled at times. I'm sure this will be addressed for the final three performances. Ms. Noble tended to mumble when she talked and I couldn’t catch all of her words and Mr. Varela didn’t wait for the audience to stop clapping and his words were lost in the clapping. To the lost named pianist, bravo.

The evening moved quickly and I was surprised when it came to an end so quickly. Varela’s concert was full of music for every taste and Village audiences need to get out and enjoy the final concert of the Concerts’ Association 2013/14 season.

Coming next season, Smokey Joe’s CafĂ©, the Depue Brothers, the Many Characters of Peter Peterkin, Adam Trent Illusionist and Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway. Memberships are available now.