Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Things are still pretty busy for me. Hopefully I will start catching up around mid-July, and I hope to get back to regular blogging at that time. Until then, I will still catch up on my regular blog reads.

I'm still around. I just don't have much extra time.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hit and run

Police said a man was test-driving a friend's car in the 600 block of Lombrano Street, when a man who was sitting on a curb stood up.

The car then hit the man and the driver took off on foot, police said.
(from KSAT-12)


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Finding a body

Yergh. Not something you expect to see on any day.
A man walking on East Dewey Street just west of Ogden Place found a body in the bushes this morning.

The decomposing body was behind a vacant house. Police spokesman officer Matt Porter said little was known about the man found, but foul play was not suspected.
(from the Express-News)

That's by San Antonio College. And guess what alerted the passer-by to the body's presence. The smell.

No word on whether this was a homeless person, but they found drug paraphernalia near the body, which seems to suggest a drug-related death in a spot out of the way enough so that the dead man was not noticed right away. Not until a few days later, at least.

Car almost crashes into house

San Antonio Police report they are still searching for a young man who bailed out of a vehicle after it almost crashed into a house at the corner of Harwood and Buckeye.

Instead, the small, two-door car slammed into a red truck parked outside the bedroom where homeowner Ernest Montez said he and his wife were resting.
(from KSAT-12)

The automobiles are starting to lose their mojo. Not only are they missing their domicile targets (apparently), now they are also bungling their attacks to the point of harming their own. It's a shame, really.

Bonus strangeness: Someone who obviously does not know their firearms.
[Officer Matt Porter, SAPD spokesman,] also said a rifle or shotgun was recovered at the scene.
Who do you think couldn't tell the difference, cop or reporter?

(One of those choices is a pretty safe bet!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Woman says husband tried to throw her off bridge"

This is something you just don't hear about every day.
[Guadalupe] Moreno’s estranged wife told investigators they have been separated for years, but Moreno has continued to terrorize her, according to an arrest affidavit.

The woman said Moreno ran up to her and her children outside a restaurant and threatened to kill all of them if she didn’t go with him, the affidavit stated.

She said Moreno then drove her around, pulling her hair the whole time. She told investigators Moreno finally pulled over in the 14400 of Somerset Road and got out of the car, the affidavit stated.

When she tried to run away, the woman said Moreno caught her and tried to throw her from a bridge, the affidavit stated.
(from KSAT-12)

She got away, but she needs to be extra careful in the future. The story says she had filed kidnapping charges against this guy in the past, but then this bridge incident happened.

Sounds like she needs to make some new friends. Like anyone named Smith. And Wesson.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Making noodles

Bachelors of San Antonio, rejoice! Your food of convenience and choice is not just available in this town, soon it will be made in this town!

Ramen noodles!

Eat it cheap! Then get a job, make it, and make money with it, too!
International food manufacturer Maruchan Inc. is taking steps to open a major manufacturing, warehouse and shipment facility in southwest Bexar County.

The maker of instant ramen noodle soup products plans to construct a 500,000 square foot facility on approximately 60 acres at the Medio Creek Business Park near San Antonio.

"The Maruchan Inc. facility represents tremendous movement in our efforts to aggressively pursue economic development projects that will benefit the southwest region," says Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. "With a capital investment of approximately $325 million, this project will have a positive and lasting impact on our county."
(from WOAI-TV)

Did you hear that? These noodles are a "tremendous movement" for San Antonio. Now that's a statement I can get behind.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Car crashes into house

And this time the auto has a willing accomplice. With a likely excuse!
Police say a woman crashed into the home while rushing home Wednesday night for an emergency -- a bathroom emergency.

The woman was driving north on Broadway at around 11:15 p.m. when she hit a curb and struck a house in the 10400 block of Fox Hollow.


Police said the woman did not appear to be intoxicated. Officers said she admitted that she was just in a rush to get home to use the restroom.
(from KENS-5)

So, did she get to go? Or did the problem just go away at the point of impact?

I am certainly curious.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Always think a little more

In certain situations, at least. Like when some stranger stops his car and offers you a ride.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the victim told police a man in a blue Oldsmobile SUV approached him early Saturday while the victim waited for a friend downtown.

The victim, 20, said the man offered him a ride, and he accepted.

The man then allegedly drove him to an unknown location and sexually assaulted him, overpowering him with his weight.

Using a description of the vehicle and its license plate number, detectives found [Carl] Pelayo at his house and questioned him about the incident. He denied any involvement in the crime.

He told detectives he is a “bootleg taxi driver” and likes to pick people up and transport them to their destination for a fee, though he is not a licensed cab driver.
(from the Express-News)

Strange hobby.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Car crashes into house

Though I have been busy lately, it seems that the vehicles have not relented on their pugnacious attacks upon our very homes. And fences. So I must report on them.
A homeowner on the city's northwest side has some cleaning up to do after a vehicle plowed into her house on Sunday.

Police said the woman driving the car lost control while making a turn and ended up over correcting, sending her car through a gate and into a home in the 9500 block of Gladeview.
(from KENS-5)

Saturday, June 02, 2012

"Woman's nose eaten by fleas; Animals will now be removed"

I'm a little late in the game with this one, but here's the latest:
Neighbors say Bexar County is finally taking responsibility two weeks after an elderly woman was removed from her home after her skin was eaten away by fleas.

A Northwest Bexar County neighborhood begged county agencies for more than a year to help the woman.

There’s now a plan to care for the several animals she kept on the property.


A[nimal] C[are] S[ervices] says it removed two dogs at the request of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office on May 21. Since then, the hold-up has been a warrant to gain legal access to the property.

ACS officer Jeanne Martinez says the agency now has the warrant and a plan.

"We're working in cooperation with the neighbor and we're going to be taking the traps out to him,” she says. “He will be watching over the traps to make sure the animals are safe once they're caught."

(from WOAI-TV)

I don't know what anyone else's experience with ACS is, but mine is that they are barely engaged with the citizens they are supposed to be serving. Wild animal in your yard? Call someone else. Stray cat or dog causing problems? Trap it yourself, get it spayed or neutered, then release it back into your own neighborhood. Need to give up a pet, for any reason? Fork over some money, first, and then make an appointment for the convenient day of Wednesday. Any other problems? Don't bother us.

But, I do have to hand it to ACS for the following tip on how to safely bring in your cat for surrender:
Felines must be in a carrier or pillow case
Heh heh heh. Shouldn't they always?