A look at police calls to O.P. Schnabel Park in the last year reveals park saw few major crimes over time period.
In the last year, there were 335 calls to O.P. Schnabel Park. Nearly 2/3 were officer patrol bys or other on-site activities witnessed by officers in the park, making the stabbing death of 24-year-old Lauren Bump on New Year's Eve, all the more surprising.
"It's bringing a lot of awareness of what can happen and the reality that things can happen," said Edgar Gonzales, store manager of We Run San Antonio.
"Nobody ever knows when there's going to be another senseless act of violence or bloodshed. We just don't know," added KSAT Crime Analyst Eddie Gonzales. "All you can do is try to, in the back of your head, be prepared. Have some type of plan and look around."
Traffic related incidents, disturbances and vehicle burglaries were the next highest among 40 categories of incidents. Only two assaults were reported. We Run San Antonio and other running stores have group runs in the park throughout the year.
"Sometimes you can't always be in a group setting so there's basic things that you need to be aware of if you're a runner or walker," said Eddie Gonzales. "Just be aware what's going on in front of you, what's going on behind you."