Saturday, February 10, 2018

Weather, Service League, LCC and Much More!

Another busy week around the city and it looks like it's going to be winter again!  The wind is out of the NE and the temperature has already dropped from about 63 to 50 - they say it's going to be cold tomorrow!  Maybe icy?  Link to weather station.

Monday was a busy day - all our folks made it in after the Superbowl.  The city received the appraisal for the Stratus Property behind the Oaks and have sent it to Stratus and have requested a conversation about the possible purchase.  I will keep you posted on the results of the negotiations.

The city has started communications with folks at Ft. Hood to see if we can possibly hire some of the vets that are leaving the military.  Many of the veterans have training that would make them good fits for jobs in the city - an example would be police officers.  They have good training and we are looking at ways to utilize those resources.

Tuesday morning I spoke at the annual meeting of the Lakeway Area Service League - what a GREAT group!  They give of their time and energy to help folks in the area.  They loan all types of medical supplies, wheel chairs, crutches and many more items folks need after medical happenings.  They loaned my family several items after my son was injured in Austin and needed to convalesce for a few weeks at our home.  Here is a link to more info and a way to reach them.

Tuesday evening the LCC (Lakeway Civic Corporation) held their annual meeting and dinner.  The LCC does a lot of great work for the city.  It was formed by the original developer and received funds from the sale of lots in certain areas of the city.  They manage these funds and use the proceeds to fund projects around the city for the betterment of the community.  Here is a link to more info.  We enjoyed a BBQ dinner and after dinner there was an awards presentation for outstanding people in the community.  

The first award was a Meritorious Service Award presented to Vicki Taylor for her amazing work in many different functions and committees that have improved many lives in the community.

Second a Meritorious Service Award was presented to "Friends of the Parks" for their significant efforts to improve the parks and trail systems of Lakeway.  Congratulations to all those that have volunteered and worked in this organization.

And for the finale, the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award was
Vickie Taylor - Dave Benson - Dave DeOme
presented to former Mayor Dave DeOme for his long and outstanding work to make Lakeway a better place to live.  Congratulations Mayor - you are an example for all of us.

There was a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for WestSide Landing in Rough Hollow - it will be the last development on the lakeside and looks like it will be a great area with great views.

Monday City Council will meet in Special Session to discuss appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees.  Here is a link to the agenda item.


From the Chief:
Lakeway Police Department Officers conducted 305 traffic stops; responded to 20 suspicious circumstances calls, 17 collisions, 14 animal calls, 11 alarm calls; and handled 110 other types of calls for service for a total of 477.

Lakeway Police Officers actions resulted in eight arrests for the time frame.  Two Assault arrest, one out of jurisdiction warrant arrest, one Possession of Drug Paraphernalia arrest, and four local warrant arrest.

Lakeway Police Department staffing levels were affected by the flu during this time period and some 167 hours of sick time was utilized.

Lakeway Police Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 1700 block of RR 620 South that resulted in an arrest of a subject who had an outstanding warrant out of Travis County.   
Lakeway Police Officers responded to a residence on Bonaire Court in reference to a Family Violence Assault.  The subsequent investigation resulted in an arrest of a 34 year old male for physically assaulting his father.

Lakeway Police Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 1300 block of RR 620 North that resulted in an arrest of a subject who had two outstanding warrants from the City of Lakeway.

Lakeway Police Officers responded to 413 Seawind in reference to a burglary of a residence.  The victim was just released from jail and reported that numerous items, including several televisions, a vehicle, a gun, art, and paperwork were taken.  There is a possible suspect in this case, it is being investigated. 

Lakeway Police Officers responded to 325 RR 620 South in reference to a theft.  Stolen was an electronic cigarette valued at $95.00.  A suspect has been identified by video.

Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of a Forgery in the 300 block of Regatta Court. According to the victim, two money orders were stolen from her residence and cashed without her consent. After serving multiple subpoenas in the case, Detectives were able to positively identify the suspect and obtain an arrest warrant (Forgery) for her. The suspect remains at large. 

Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of an Assault that occurred in the 300 block of Belforte Ave. During the investigation, Detectives made contact with the alleged victim who stated she no longer wanted to prosecute the suspect. The case has since been closed without prosecution. 

Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of a Forgery in the 3200 block of RR620 South. According to the complainant, a subject entered the bank and passed what appeared to be a forged check. Detectives were able to positively identify the suspect in the case and have since issued an arrest warrant (Forgery). It was discovered the suspect was likely a resident of the ARCH in Austin and had been paid by an unidentified subject to cash the check. This was based on at least three other similar incidents in the Austin -Travis County area during the same time period. Detectives are working with the Austin Police Department Financial Crimes Unit in efforts to identify other parties involved in the scheme. 

Detectives were assigned to what was initially described as a Forgery in the 100 block of Cheerful Court. However, during the investigation it was determined the victim’s checking account was likely hacked by unknown suspect(s). The victim has since been reimbursed and the account closed by the banking institution. There were no leads in the case, which has since been closed without prosecution. 

LPD administration and selected staff will be assisting with serving spaghetti at the Lions Club spaghetti dinner on February 13th, 5pm-8pm. Look forward to seeing folks at this fun event! 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Richardson Police Department who lost one of their officers this week. Officer David Sherrard was murdered responding to a disturbance call. He leaves behind a wife and 2 daughters. 
That's all for now, more soon I'm sure.  If you would like to be added to my email list, send a note to and I'll get you added.

Joe Bain

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