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Monday, 1st September 2014

in Bee Cave TX 78738

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Thefts from cars on the rise

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Area residents speaking on our Facebook group and in other places continue to report a rise in opportunistic thefts from cars in area parking lots - retail, gyms and others.

 

Thieves seem to be attracted by visible purses, cell phones or other valuables. Crowds in the parking area appear to be no deterent as the crimes are over in seconds. Residents are advised to take all valuables with them or conceal or lock them in their trunk - for even the shortest trips away from their vehicles. Neighboring Lakeway has started a Lock it or Lose it campaign

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The Bee Cave Police Dept. really needs to spend more time circling these lots than parked on Falconhead Blvd!
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Where are the BCPD? Sitting on the inside of neighborhoods instead of patrolling these parking lots where crime always happens.
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I would rather they deter home burglaries than monitoring parking lots. We should insist that property owners, like the Galleria, install cameras to monitor and deter crime on their property.
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Patrolling neighborhoods is different than just sitting at the bottom of a hill fishing for cars that stop an inch behind the line- which is painted too far back from the stop sign so one can't make a safe decision to proceed anyway. sNH
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Perhaps if people wouldn't go roaring through Falconhead at way over the speed limit as well as ignoring the stop signs, they wouldn't need to be there.
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IF that were the case, we would see the teen drivers that do speed being pulled over. I have never seen this. They never seem to catch the teen girls flying around the neighborhood, only the people with nice cars next to the golf course. Seems very much like a trap and is intimidating to be in my sixties and feel like my wife and I are being stalked.
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Living in Falconhead, I have seen plenty of adults in nice cars racing through the community because they are in a hurry
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They're too busy directing traffic in front of Bee Cave Elementary.
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Why do so many people who comment on this site have such negative attitudes on every aspect in their life? Can not imagine living with the people who comment on here week after week, when you can tell it is the same people and the attitudes are always negative. Thank goodness someone is doing something on the lower end of Hamilton Pool Road, even if it is at or near Bee Cave Elementary. Too bad, more of their time, along with TCSO can not be directed to Hamilton Pool Road and stop the drivers who continue to speed, pass on the two lane ranch road (3238) and get by with breaking all the laws. Please, Bee Cave Police Department, beef up your patrol and be seen in numbers on Hamilton Pool Road. Our Children come first, not the negativism and criminal drivers.
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Not sure how you can infer that each of the commenters "have such negative attitudes on every aspect in their life". Projecting ?
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Writing tickets for revenue is BCPD's primary function. Ask the city council for a report on the number of tickets they write per month in correlation with the number of officers on duty at any given time. You will see that they are mainly working traffic.
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OMG TOTALLY !!! Sour people with sour attitudes. They only create Hate and Division...I actually feel sorry for them. They can often be seen and heard at Council meetings over the years too...always critical and never productive.
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Sometime "venting" on this site is our only outlet for some of these issues. I don't think people are always negative on here.- just hoping that someone reads them. It's not always convenient or safe to get up in front of city council to discuss our frustration with the BCP especially - for obvious reasons.
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Much of the request for policing is from residents who want safety and rules enforced as drivers go through Falconhead and Falconhead West. They want their children safe and the neighborhood safe. You know they are there so follow the rules. Being stopped is typically within driver's control.


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typically - and therein lies our issue.
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OMG, quit complaining. You are lucky to live in such a nice area of the city, state, country, and yes the world. If each of you really had everyone else's best interest at heart (including the children), you would get up each day and do something nice for one of those groups, such as give way to the person in a hurry, watch out for your neighbors car in the parking lots, or even volunteer to spend time at a neighborhood school. But no, your going to get on here and make rants about children's safety in Bee Caves. Really? Do you ever leave the city limits to know what goes on in the rest of the cities, states, or world? Wake up, you live in the closest thing to Shangri La that exists on earth! The only thing deterring from that Utopian dream here in Bee Caves is you.
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The safest solution here is to close off the falcon head west entrance and remove the traffic light. This would eliminate people cutting through and make the neighborhood more exclusive. The secondary benefit in removing the light on 71 would be a reduction in traffic accidents and fatalities.
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or they can just put a gate in. residents only can get through. why don't they have one already? they are going to need it when covert builds next door to keep all the test drivers out of the neighborhood.
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Restrict the 71 entry to emergency vehicles only.
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Gated communities take over their own road maintenance and repair...
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We keep hearing about the cost of maintenance of having a gated community in Falconhead West, yet, our HOA sent out a public poll asking if we would be willing to increase our HOA fees for access to another nearby development's pool and cabana club. Funny how some people's priorities are ok to explore while others are shut down altogether.
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Just about impossible - We looked into gating the Champions section of Falconhead back when Falconhead West was being developed. I assume that the covenants for Falconhead West are probably the same. My understanding is that It takes unanimous approval of the homeowners to gate the community. Try to get all homeowners to agree on anything!
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The city does not gain any real revenue from traffic enforcement. Under current Texas law, cities may only keep up to 10% of the fine. Typically, that number is about 5% or less depending on reporting procedures and time limits. What traffic enforcement does do is lower the accident rate. Lets face it, Bee Cave has a tremendous accident rate. Just ask the city, they will tell you the number of accidents worked by the police. Every study ever conducted in every city has concluded the same results: As traffic enforcement increases, the accident rate decrease. Lets not blame our police department, they have a remarkably tough job. If you don't think so, go ride out with a police officer sometime and see the job that police officers actually have to do and the pain they put up with. Lakeway like most Texas cities allows people to ride with an officer if invited. I'm not sure about Bee Cave, they never responded to my request.
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