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I Page2A NEWS Hays Free Press * October 26, 201 t- 4- CRIME NAP The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087- 9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals post- age paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POST- MASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., RO. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS if you think it's news, we prob- ably do too] Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: Mail: RO. Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 C0RRECl10NS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputa- tion of any person, firm or corpo- ration which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. DEADUNES 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 ad- vertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encour- age readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETF~ GUIDEUNES 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 au- thor 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 HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleaon and Miller Streets in the town's oldest remamning building, it merged into The Hays County C#izen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. Dur- ing its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen loca- tions in Kyle and Buda. O Burglary of a habitation,: 400 block of La Jolla Street, Buda. 1:48 p.m. Oct. 18. O Child endangerment. 600 block of Shadow Creek Boulevard, Buda. 6:44 a.m. Oct. 20. O Assault with bodily injury. 3300 block of Dacy Lane. 9:03 a.m. Oct. 20. O Burglary of a building. 100 block of Bonanza Street. 2:36 p.m. Oct. 20. O Assault/family violence. 200 block of FM 2001, Buda. 9:21 p.m. Oct. 20. O Fraud. 400 block of Village Lane, i Buda. 2:29 p.m. Oct. 21. O Assault/family violence. 1200 block of Robert S. i Light Boulevard, Buda. 12:51 a.m. Oct. 22. SOURCE: BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE O Assault/family violence, i 100 block of Dove Lane. i 10:39 p.m. Oct. 22. i O Forgery. 200 block of High Road. i 9:10 a.m. Oct. 23. Editor's Note: The Kyle Pofice j Department is in the process of i switching to a new crime data system and Kyle crimes were nat available this week. PHOTO BY SEAN KIMMONS Amazingly, no injuries A silver sports car collided with a semi-truck Monday morning and became binned underneath the truck's trailer. The wreck occurred along IH-35 near the Blanco River crossing in north San Marcos. The car's driver and his passenger escaped with no injuries, and the cause of the crash is under investigation. Our name is Broadway, but that's as close to Wall Street as we'll ever get. Looking for strength and stability? Look to Broadway Bank. We're a strong, independent, locally-owned bank with more than ~ 2.3 billion in assets and 38 locations throughout South Central Texas. Plus, we're not publicly traded. Never have been, never will be. So trade in your old bank for one that has 70 years of dedication serving local communities instead of serving the markets. Our name may say Broadway, but that's as close to Wall Street as we'll ever get. Contact a Trade My Bank soeciafist today at 512,268.2021 or 800.531,7650 BROADWAY BANK We're here for good? 8oi FM I$o W. [ 512.268.2o2I [ 8oo4;3L76!;o 38 NEIGHBORHOOD BANKING CENTERS ] bradwaybank'cm [ MemberFDIC .i STAFF REPORT both efts, Kidd said. Th~ officer escorted the Still photos taken from se- vehicle's two passengers into curity footage during an at- Wal~art, where employees tempted robbery at H identified them as the Speedy Stop in Buda were released last week to help po- lice identify the sus- pects. Buda police are seeking the names of two Hispanic men who entered the store along Overpass Road around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 and tried to steal three SUSPECT 1 six packs of beer, which state law pro- hibits from sale after midnight. When the store clerk blocked the exit and confronted them, one of the men punched the clerk twice in the face. Both men then dropped the beer and fled in a black SUSPECT 2 Chevrolet Trailblaz- er driven by a third male, Police Chief Bo Kidd said. Less than an hour later, police responded to another theft at Walmart, where two men ran had been reported to running from the store with a six-pack of beer. At about 2:20 a.m., police stopped a vehicle being driven without head- lights, which matched the de- scription of the vehicle used in the men that had been seen earlier. Gerardo Arreguin, 18, and Patti Gon- zales, 17, both from Buda, were charged with public intoxica- tion and theft under $50. The driver, Cruz Garcia, 23, also of Buda, was charged with driving while intoxicated. None of the men matched the photos from the Speedy Stop case, police say. Although no weapons were used, police are label- ing the Speedy Stop incident as an at- tempted robbery. When questioned, all three men denied any involvement in the earlier inci- i dent, and claimed no knowledge of the other suspects. Police believe that there was a party in town and the same vehicle was used as a getaway car in both thefts. A cash reward up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and in- dictment of the suspects. Tips can he made anonymously to Crim~ Stoppers at 1-800-324- TIPS ~8477). e men BY SEAN KIMMONS r~No sexual they allegedly raped female acquaintanc- es in separate inci- dents, court records show. John Garza, 25, was arrested in early October when his 21-year-old girl- friend told police that he raped her at his home in the 100 block of Lake Wash- ington in east Kyle. The alleged victim reported that she and Garza were lying in bed together around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 when they began to argue about their relationship. Garza eventually sexually assaulted her an affi- davit used to secure an arrest warrant says. In the other case, Martin Vargas, 23. was indicted Oct. 12 Kyle men are facing assault charges after GARZA VARGAS for al- legediy raping a 26-year-old womdn he had invited to his birthday party. Police say that Vargas sexu- ally assaulted the woma~ in late July as she slept off a night of drinking. The vic- tim told police that she awoke to Vat- gas raping her after he entered the ex- tra bedroom of his friend's Kyle home, where his party was being held, a second affidavit says. When inter- viewed by police in August, Vargas ad- mitted that he did he did have sex with the woman without her consent, the af- fidavit says. Vargas remains in Hays County Jail on a $75.000 bond while Garza has since been released on a $50,000 bond. jail records show. Both are charged with second-degree felony sexual assault, punishable between two t~ 20 years in prison. I Ponzi Scammer Continued from pg. 1A and oil wells because sheWalkc trusted him," Detective Ange- leged lo Floiran said in an affidavit invesl following a search warrant on the d~ Walker's home at 1057 Drifting has b~ Wind Run. and il In November 2009, Walker currel approached Conn again and ness t secured another $100,000 loan pany using a certificate of deposit or pel of hers as collateral. Walker Sabb~ advised Conn that he would Tra pay off the loan, but he never accot did and bank fees and missed to dal interest payments piled up, Louis investigators say. Co., 13 In just under two years, day s1 Conn's total loss has amount- invesl ed to more than $216,000, Wa according to the affidavit, listed written by Floiran. rims, After failing on promises to W'flkiJ pay off the loan, Walker then matic hired attorney Ruth Garner in Walkc January, who mailed a letter Inv to Conn to explain the lack of has b~ payments. The letter stated schen that the remaining balance is that to be paid offbyDec. 1, and invesl blamed the present economy invesl for not repaying. Re( Garner could not be is out reached for comment. Detective Floiran later spoke with Texas Securi- ties Board investigator Rani Sabban, who researched RD r Resources Inc., the al- company in which Conn ed money. Sabban told ,tective that the business ~'en inactive since 2003, bank account is not itly being used for busi- ,urposes.Walker's com- ~ras also not registered mitted to sell securities; n said. asactions fromWalker's nt included payments [ng website, Vuitton, Tiffany and est Buy, nail salons and has, and multiple hotels, igators say. ker's indictment also two other elderly vic- ?enny Elam and Mabel Lson, However, no infor- n on their dealings with r has been released. .~stigators believe Walker ~en operating a Ponzi le, an investment fraud mnels returns to original ors from funds by new ors. ords show that Walker on a $10,000 bond and that his criminal attorney. Mat~ew Dorsen, has with- drawn himself from the case. It's still unknown if Walker has reta~d another attorney. H + +