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Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press * February 25, 2015 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., Re. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do tool Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. All letters should be signed by the author and include a daytime phone number where the author can be contacted for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. BY ANDY SEVILLA Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they say attempt- ed to sexually assault a woman at the University Heights II apartments in San Marcos earlier this month. San Marcos police officials said officers re- sponded to the University Heights II apartments at 1101 E. River Ridge Park- way on Feb. 6 in reference to reports of an attempted sexual assault. The victim told inves- tigators she was walking to her residence at the apartment complex when "In this instance, any information from the public will most likely be our only lead." - Trey Hatt, San Marcos public information officer an unknown man alleged- ly attacked her outside of her apartment, police said in a statement. The male suspect allegedly grabbed the victim, pushed her up against the wall and tried to pull her pants down with one hand while force- frilly touching her with the other hand. Police say the vic- tim was able to scream and pull away from the suspect. The unidentified man, described to be in his 20s, then ran away from the scene, according to police. The suspect is de- scribed as a white male, approximately 5-foot 10-inches to 6-feet in height, with an average build. Police say the man had a slim face, and dirty blonde hair, which was short on the sides and longer on top. He is also said to have been wearing all black clothing. Presently police have no leads in the case as none have surfaced from the investigation, according to Trey Hatt, San Marcos public information officer. "In this instance, any in- formation from the public will most likely be our only lead," Hatt said Monday. Officials are not saying whether the victim was a Texas State University student, but did saY she is in her 20s. Officials are asking anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the alleged attempted sexual assault to contact the San Mar- cos Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at (512) 753-2300. Anyone who finds themselves under similar circumstances are advised to do the same things as the victim in this case did: go to a safe place and con- tact police, Hatt said. Car Burglaries Continued from pg. 1A held crime prevention meetings with homeown- ers sssociations. The growing number of personal outdoor video cameras is an additional asset, according to Bar- nett. , "We also ask people Who have outdoor video cmneras that may catch a glimpse of burglaries to share that with us as well," he said. However, Barnett said recent incidents haven't led to a spike in car bur- glaries. Kyle has averaged ten police reports per year for burglary of a motor ve- hicle from the years 2009 to 2013. Incidents are also oc- curring across the city, he said. Almost every neigh- borhood has had a call for service due to burglary of a motor vehicle. However, Kyle police had crime prevention meetings with residents from the Waterleaf, Post Oak and Amberwood subdivisions. In Buda, residential car burglaries aren't as common of late according to Police Chief Bo Kidd. But Buda Police recently arrested a man who is sus- pected to have committed several car burglaries in the BonitaVista subdi- vision. A plainclothes officer in an unmarked Along with increased patrols, the Kyle Police Department is asking officers to spend "as much time as possible" in neighborhoods. car caught the burglar in the act. According to Kidd, the suspect followed the pattern of checking for unlocked car doors. He estimates 95 percent of residential car burglaries are due to such issues. Buda Police has also talked with HOAs to re- mind residents to lock car doors and remove valu- ables. Buda Police has also increased patrols in areas where they see patterns of crimes. "Not leaving things in plain view and locking doors. If you do that, you limit the odds of becom- ing a victim," Kidd said. As Kyle works to put more officers on the street, Barnett, stresses due dfli- gence from homeowners. "People need to under- stand the importance of locking their car doors and not leaving valuable in the car," he said. ~iiiiii~i~iiiiii~i~iiii,i;iiiiiiiiiiiiiiil ii!iiiii~i! !~iiii~i~ii~iiiiii!i!~iiii~iiiiiiii!ii ......... .... ,iliiiiii~ .... :iii!ii,iii! ii .... ii i iii !ii i ii!iiii!iiiiiiii!ii!ii!i!iil! ill iii? i Pla IRA tter rates ...... m istra{ fees. % APY for 36 Months % APY for 24 Months % APY for 12 Months + Riley is an 11 -month-old male Labrador mixwho is a perfect little wiggly-butt, bite-sized Lab mix. 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