Did I miss Spring? May is historically the wettest month, this year we fell short by a bunch! Plus the temperatures are way above normal. Lake Travis was at 664.71 and has dropped nearly a foot in the last 7 days and is about 5 feet below normal. Evaporation is playing a big role in this drop. Lets hope we get some rain to slow this a little. Maybe a front coming through this weekend?
There was a work session on Thursday evening to discuss commission and committees and their appointments. As far as I can tell, they did appoint 6 people to the engagement committee. Council Member Hennagin was the only one not to make an appointment. It turns out the city formed a similar committee in 2007 to work on civic engagement - even funded it. Not much data on what that committee produced.
The work session lasted about 3 hours and council discussed all the committees / commissions, and codified the way members were appointed. Here is a link to the video. They also formed a "Wildlife Committee" and reinstated the Parks and Rec committee.
Lots more going on at the Activity Center! Here's a link to all the info about what's coming up.
Friday the annual Quarter Century Club luncheon was held at the Activity Center. It was GREAT getting together with the folks that built this great city. Folks there that have lived in Lakeway for nearly 50 years. A big thanks to Peggy Point and the Heritage Commission for continuing to support this effort. Thanks to the city for seeing the value in recognizing the folks that worked hard to make sure the city was the best it could be. Nancy and I made our 30 year anniversary this year. Great place to live!
Don't forget...The Community Garage Sale in Lakeway is this Saturday at 105 Cross Creek in Lakeway TX 78734. Lots of beautiful treasures waiting to be discovered! 8am-12noon Saturday, June 2nd.
From the Chief:
Lakeway Police Department Officers conducted 347 traffic stops; responded to 27 suspicious circumstances calls, 20 assist other agency calls, 15 reckless driving calls, 16 alarm calls, 12 public assist calls, 11 animal calls; and handled 99 other types of calls for service for a total of 557.
Lakeway Police Department participated in a holiday weekend safety initiative with Bee Caves PD, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Department of Public Safety. According to our dispatch supervisor, between Bee Cave PD and Lakeway PD officers activity, our dispatch center staff handled 588 traffic stops and 177 calls for service. During past holiday weekend initiatives (mid-day Friday – Monday) we averaged 199 traffic stops and 159 calls for service. This past weekend / holiday period had much higher than expected activity. The dispatch staff and the officers, from both agencies, did an outstanding job.
Lakeway Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of RR620 South for displaying expired registration. The subsequent investigation revealed the driver had an outstanding warrant out of Travis County JP2 . The driver was taken into custody.
Lakeway Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 2100 block of Lohman’s Crossing for speeding. The subsequent investigation resulted in the non-custodial arrest for Minor in Possession of Tobacco.
Lakeway Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of RR620 North for speeding. The subsequent investigation, which included a K-9 search, resulted in a non-custodial arrest for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Lakeway Police Officers responded to a Check Welfare call with a subject passed out at the gas pumps at 903 RR620 South. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a suspect for Driving While Intoxicated Class B.
Lakeway Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Lohman’s Crossing for an improper turn. The subsequent investigation resulted in a non-custodial arrest for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Lakeway Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for driving without lights at night in the 900 block of RR620 South. The subsequent investigation resulted in an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated and a second charge of Criminal Mischief for damage to the arresting officers’ patrol unit. During the transport, the subject smashed the plexi-glass partition breaking it.
Lakeway Police Officers responded to the report of a reckless driver in the 900 block of RR620 South. A traffic stop was conducted and the subsequent investigation resulted in an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.
Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of a Theft that occurred in the 600 block of Anfield Circle. According to the victim, cash was stolen from his residence during a recent move. Detectives are following up on the few available leads in the case as it remains active.
Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of Forgery from a local resident. According to the victim, she discovered multiple unauthorized check withdrawals from her checking account. Detectives are working with the victim’s bank in efforts to determine where / who passed the checks.
Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of Identity Theft. According to the victim, she discovered an unauthorized credit account opened in her late husband’s name. Detectives are working with the victim’s bank in efforts to identify a possible suspect.
Looks like it was a real busy week for the police. Thankfully we made it through the Memorial Day week / weekend safely. Thanks Officers!
That's all for this week - it was a short one but busy at the city. I'm looking forward to the "Cold Front" expected tomorrow evening - maybe drop the temperature 3 or 4 degrees.
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