Chief McManus deployed the Street Crimes Unit to our area starting this weekend and this is his report below. Below his report you will see a secondary report from our SAPD SAFFE Officer, Brigitte Robinson.
Update from Chief McManus:
To follow up on our discussion, below is information on the efforts of the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) this past week:
- Arrested Persons: 3
- Misd Charges: 6
- Felony Charges: 2
- Felony Warrants: 1
- DWIs: 2
- Firearms confiscated: 2
- Warning Citations: 2
- SCU officers assisted Central in identifying a suspect believed to be responsible for graffiti in the area
- Officers spoke to employees of the clubs and bars and gathered some intelligence regarding the gunshots in the area
- Gun shots were fired in the area, and Officers were able to make an arrest and seize the firearm
- During a proactive traffic stop, officers contacted a gang member with a felony warrant and seized methamphetamine and a rifle
In addition to this activity, patrol officers wrote a total of 54 parking citations in the area.
Update from SAFFE Officer Brigitte Robinson (Neumann):
St. Mary’s Strip Directive Patrol – 4/15/2021- 4/18/2021:
- Parking Citation: 54
- Traffic Citation: 0
- Noise Citations: 0
- Noise reading attempts: 2
- Public Intox: 0
- DWI: 0
4/20/21: The destruction of the bus stop on Luby’s started today. It will take a couple of days but it is in the process. I was also told that in a couple of weeks 900 N Main should be starting to renovate.
St. Mary’s Strip Directive Patrol – 4/5/21- 4/11/21:
- Parking Citation: 30
- Traffic Citation: 4 warnings
- Noise Citations: 0
- Noise reading attempts: 6
- Public Intox: 1 arrest (SAPD21066503)
- DWI: 1 SAPD2066541
- Other activity: 1 Urinating in public x1705454
4/13/2021: Hope you all are dong well. I just wanted to give you all the updated data for this past week’s directive patrol. I know there is a lot frustration and concern, but know that we are working towards making more progress. Directive patrol, specifically, for the St. Mary’s Strip including the side streets has been in effective for over a month. DWI, vice, and TABC are all aware of the issues and have been working on citations for any/all violations. The sanitary management for the city has also been included for inspections on the food trucks. I’ve been in contact with a few residents and assist on explaining the severity and concerns they have to both the chiefs office and district 1. After speaking with one of the residents today my next steps are to include the fire marshals and the historic association. If there are any other recommendations I am all for ideas. I’m trying to involve every agency and contact that I believe can help push more positive outcomes.
Tobin Hill stretches out towards Main as well and I don’t want you to think that I just focus on the strip. I’ve also been working with TXDOT for providing outreach to the homeless and cleanups. From what I was told Luby’s is staying in busy at least the location on Main. It’s been a long time coming, but the bus stop on Elmira will finally be knocked down. It been a process going through VIA to Luby’s to getting assistance with TX DOT. The Motel across the street has also been being worked on. I was told be the owners they are in the process of possibly selling the property to Budget Lodge that would remodel the whole property. The old Lulu’s is also in the process of being rented out to a chef from California whos opening up a hot dog themed restaurant.
As for the shooting that recently occurred I do not have information I can provide at this time, but as soon as I can I will relay all the details. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you all for your time.
Officer Brigitte Robinson #265
San Antonio Police Department
Central SAFFE Unit
(210) 207-7413 (office)
(210) 912-6662 (mobile)