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Mosquito dunks available

Not welcome here.

Anyone who has standing water on or near their property, James Carter has picked up 100 mosquito dunks from the City of Bryan to distribute to Westwood residents who can use them. Each dunk will treat 100 sq. ft.

Mr. Carter is at 3200 Wilderness, phone 979-779-0675 email JamesWCarter@suddenlink.net.

He has offered to deliver, or residents may pick dunks up at Mr. Carter’s.

The 2818/Villa Maria interchange

MyBCS.com discussion, with input from Dale Picha (email), City of Bryan Traffic Engineer. His post from 1-27-12:

FM 2818 will go over Villa Maria. No additional right of way is necessary for construction (which should begin soon). Close example of what it will look like is probably SH 6 and Harvey Road. Similar to how Harvey goes under SH 6 with signals on each side, VM will go under 2818 with signals on each side. Also, turnaround lanes under the bridge to make u-turns on FM 2818. One-way ramps will provide access to/from each roadway. Call our local TxDOT office (778-9600) and they can share a schematic of the project, or feel free to call or email me and I’ll share what I have.

Southwest Bryan Best Use Study Report from Jan. 2009. This is a *huge* download (173 MB!. Click the link and make a pot of coffee. It may take awhile.)

Our new NET Officer

Officer Watson with police car in background

Please welcome our new NET Officer, Mike Watson. Officer Watson is shown here at the Westwood North and South Neighborhood Night Out block party.

As you may have heard, our former Neighborhood Enforcement Team officer, Will Holt, has chosen to get some further Criminal Justice education. We thank him for his service to our city and neighborhood, and welcome Officer Mike Watson, his replacement.

Hopefully you were able to meet Officer Watson when he made the rounds at the Neighborhood Night Out Block parties in October.

Some numbers to have on hand:

  • Crime Stopper’s Report Line: 361-3888
  • Bryan Police Department’s regular number: 209-5300
  • Of course, in an emergency dial 911

Report ’em all, let Bryan PD sort ’em out

We’ve had a few reports of suspicious activity in our neighborhood recently (in addition to some actual truck wheel thefts); if you’re not subscribed to the Westwood Estates Yahoo email group, please do so now to get reports from Bryan Police Department’s Will Holt and contributing residents. You can see past letters to this group if you sign up.

Also, it’s a good time to review last year’s post about car burglaries.

Adieu, Gabbard Road

This post is late, but The Road Formerly Known as Gabbard is now officially named North Traditions Drive.

Here is the official document: Ordinance No. 1867 (PDF).

From Martin Zimmerman, Planning Administrator for the City of Bryan:

At its meeting on May 11, 2010, Bryan’s City Council approved a proposal to change the name of Gabbard Road to North Traditions Drive. Please also see attached a copy of the ordinance approved by City Council.

The City of Bryan has already notified the affected property owners, as well as the U.S. Postal Service, emergency responders, the Brazos County Appraisal District and franchised utility companies. New street name signs will be installed by the City of Bryan in the next couple of weeks.

The purpose of this email is to inform you and your neighborhood association of this street name change. Please share this information with your association’s members.

If you have questions regarding this street name change, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or at (979) 209-5030.

Sincerely,

Martin Zimmermann, AICP
Planning Administrator
City of Bryan, Texas
979.209.5030 (phone)
979.209.5035 (fax)

www.bryantx.gov

Car Burglaries

From Officer Will Holt of the Bryan Police Department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team (I highlighted some parts):

Car burglaries are continuing to plague both Bryan and College Station.  Both of your HOAs (WWECIA and Rosewood Homeowners Group) have seen a big increase in vehicle burglaries over the last two months.  The bad guys are breaking into cars in neighborhoods like y’alls, which normally are very quiet places to live.

  • PLEASE remove valuables from your car each night.
  • If you must leave them in your car, please hide them.
  • LOCK your car doors.
  • If you see someone in your neighborhood that you know doesn’t belong there, and they are not going directly to and from another household to visit, then report them immediately to us by calling 361-3888 or 911, depending on the circumstances.
  • Record serial numbers for electronic items that you travel with or use in your home, like: iPods, GPS, after-market stereos, firearms, etc.

The vast majority of car break-ins have been “smash and grabs.” Citizens leave their valuables in plain sight, the bad guy sees this from outside the car, breaks the window, reaches in and steals your stuff, and walks away.  It is a very quick crime of opportunity that is hard for us to catch, and little evidence is left behind.  Don’t be a victim!  Thank you.

Officer Holt sends these updates to the Westwood Estates Yahoo Group email list. If you’re not on this list, please sign up. Also, here’s an an attachment with some additional information and reminders he added to his email.

 

Juvenile Curfew

For those who haven’t heard this elsewhere, here is some information from the Bryan Police Department regarding the summer juvenile curfew:

With summer upon us, The Bryan Police Department would like to remind juveniles and their parents that the City of Bryan has a juvenile curfew.  The curfew hours are between 12:00 midnight until 5:00 am on any day of the week.  The curfew applies to any person younger than 17 years of age.

A juvenile commits an offense if he or she remains in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the city during curfew hours or fails to return home by a direct route from such public place or establishment.

Some exemptions are if the juvenile is accompanied by their legal parents or if they are engaged in an employment activity and on a direct route, which is the shortest path of public travel to reach a final destination without and detour or stop along the way.

A person found in violation of this section, upon conviction, is punishable as follows:

  • First offense: a fine not to exceed $100.00;
  • Second offense: a fine not to exceed $250.00;
  • Third and subsequent offenses: a fine not to exceed $500.00.

A parent of a juvenile commits an offense if he or she knowingly permits, or by insufficient control allows, the juvenile to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the city during curfew hours.

The owner or operator of an establishment commits an offense if he or she knowingly allows a juvenile to remain upon the premises of the establishment during curfew hours.

More information can be found in Section 82-7 of the City of Bryan City Code of Ordinance.http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=14054&stateId=43&stateName=Texas

The safety of our community has no borders.  It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve.  We live here with you and we work here with you.  Together we can make a difference in our community. Be the eyes and ears of your police department.  When you see suspicious activity contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department at 979-361-3888; contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.

Officer Jason B. James
Bryan Police Department
Public Information Officer
979.209.5322 (desk)
979.436.2843 (cell)
979.209.5388 (fax)

jamesj@bryantx.gov