80-year-old woman found after reported missing in Jacob’s Well Park in Wimberley

From the Hays County Sheriff’s office:

Criselida Alvizu
Photo contributed by Hays County Sheriff’s Office

7:15 a.m. update: The Hays County Sheriff’s Office was flagged down by a motorist in the area of Persimmon and Mesquite roads. The motorist advised they observed a person who appeared to be in distress in the wooded area adjacent to the roadway. Personnel responded and located missing person. Criselida Alvizu is being transported to an area hospital. She has no obvious signs of injury or trauma but will be evaluated and treated for dehydration.

Earlier: The Hays County Sheriff’s Office received a call on June 27, 2016 at approximately 8 p.m. for a missing person in the Jacob’s Well Park (Jacob’s Well Natural Area) off of Mt. Sharp Road in Wimberley, Texas.

The missing person has been identified as Criselida Alvizu, a white female, born Sept. 20, 1935. Alvizu and her family were visiting the area from Donna, Texas. She left the family and followed a trail back to their vehicle due to her slower gait and not wanting to make them wait for her. They followed a few minutes later. Upon the family’s arrival to the vehicle, they discovered she had not yet arrived. They immediately began looking for her and notified park employees who began a search. Search crews were mobilized and have been looking for her throughout the night. The search has included K-9 units, air support, Texas Search and Rescue, Wimberley Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office personnel. The search is continuing.

She was last seen wearing a black and white leopard print top, black capri pants and water shoes.

She is not carrying a phone or identification.

If you have any information or have seen Alvizu, please contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896. It is believed due to her age and her medical concerns she is in grave or immediate danger.


Austin police make 33 DWI arrests during ROT Rally weekend crackdown

From the Austin Police Department:

The ROT Rally No Refusal Initiative took place beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 and lasted through 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Consent Blood Samples= 6
Blood Search Warrants= 15
Consent Breath Samples= 12
Total DWI Arrests=  33

Class A Misd DWI (with prior conviction) = 4
Class A Misd (breath sample over .15) = 4
Felony DWI (2 or more prior convictions) = 1
Felony DWI Child Passenger = 1
Intoxication Assault= 1

The Austin Police Department is continuously focused on preventing lives from being lost on the streets, highways and waterways of Austin. The department is dedicated to making the roadways and waterways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.

Kyle police accuse two teens with burglarizing vehicles in Plum Creek

From the City of Kyle:

Kyle, TX – Kyle Police arrested two individuals early yesterday morning for burglary of a vehicle in the Plum Creek neighborhood.

Deric Christenson Muñoz, 19, and Jacob Mendiola, 18, were arrested after police sought a search warrant for their involvement in stealing items from vehicles in Plum Creek. Mendiola was also charged with DWI. Both are from Buda. Muñoz was also arrested on June 11 for public intoxication in Plum Creek.

Stolen items from June 13 include an iPhone and a Guitar.

KPD Chief Jeff Barnett said, “Video evidence showed two male subjects entering the homeowner’s vehicle. Our officers identified one of the subjects as Deric Christenson Muñoz, who was arrested a few days earlier.”

Barnett said these latest arrests present another opportunity to remind Kyle residents to lock their vehicles, garage doors and homes at all times.

“These burglars look for easy targets, such as vehicles that are unlocked or where they see items of potential value within easy reach,” he said. “We will continue to catch those who do wrong, however everyone can play a part in minimizing their opportunity.”

Barnett said KPD officers have increased their patrols in neighborhoods over the past several months. He complimented the overnight shift that he said was instrumental in making the arrests of Muñoz and Mendiola on June 13.

He added his thanks to community residents for their continued vigilance and for calling in tips and information. Barnett encouraged Kyle-ites to call police if they see any suspicious activity. The non-emergency number, which is staffed 24 hours a day, is 512-262-3232.

“Always call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency,” he said.


City of Austin: Redbud Trail fence construction June 13-21

From the City of Austin Public Works Department:

The construction area is marked in red. (City of Austin)
The construction area is marked in red. (City of Austin)

On Monday, June 13th the Public Works Department will begin construction of a fence on Redbud Trail between Lake Austin Boulevard and Stratford Drive. Crews will install the fence along the shoulders to help prevent rocks and debris from falling into the roadway. This project is anticipated to take five to seven days, with construction complete by Tuesday, June 21st. During this time, traffic will be reduced to one lane between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Flaggers will be on location to help direct traffic. Please follow all work zone traffic signs, cones, and flaggers onsite to direct you. Drivers are encouraged to use caution while traveling around the work zone.

What to expect:

• Traffic on Redbud Trail between Lake Austin Boulevard and Stratford Drive reduced to one lane on June 13 through June 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Construction crews and machinery around project site and flaggers to help direct traffic