Bicyclist hospitalized after being hit by sedan, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A bicyclist was hit by a sedan while trying to cross a street on the city’s Northeast Side late Monday night, San Antonio police said. According to police, the bicyclist, a man in his 50s, was crossing the street against the light when he was struck by a sedan heading westbound on Walzem Road. Police said the driver of the sedan did stop to render aid and will not be facing any charges. The bicyclist was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition. The San Antonio Police Department, the Windcrest Police Department, the Windcrest Fire Department and EMS all answered the call.
BCSO investigating home invasion in Northeast Bexar County
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating following a home invasion in Northeast Bexar County early Thursday morning. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. at a home in the 8000 block of Chestnut Blue, not far from Seguin Road and Walzem Road. According to deputies, the suspects forced their way into the home by kicking in the front door and then stole several items. Police said the suspects did, however, drop some of the items on their way out. At this time, it is unclear as to exactly why this particular home was targeted.
BCSO: Unknown man shoots, kills woman sitting in her car taking off her roller skates
A woman was shot and killed Wednesday on the North Side, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on the 7600 block of Tarrasa, near Walzem Road. Barrera had just finished rollerskating and was sitting in her car, taking off her roller skates, when a man approached her. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Sheriff Javier Salazar said. “Whether they knew her name or not, there was clearly an intent to kill her.”Anita Todd, 50, lives around the corner from where the shooting occurred.mysanantonio.com
Man shot while driving on Northeast Side, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A 29-year-old man was shot in the arm while driving on the city’s Northeast Side early Wednesday morning, San Antonio police said. The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. near Walzem Road and Eisenhauer Road. According to police, the man was shot while driving and he drove to a nearby Shell gas station where he called for help. Police said the suspect vehicle was described as a black, four-door sedan. The unidentified man was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in stable condition.
‘Her siblings watched her die’: Family traumatized after 11-year-old daughter killed in shooting
The spray of bullets happened along Walzem Road, near Midcrown Drive, on Saturday. SAPD: 11-year-old girl dies from injuries after shooting on Northeast Side"We lost something we can never get back. Our lives are changed forever," said Michael Crawford said. On Saturday, Patricia Crawford headed to get dinner with her seven children in the car, not realizing that it would be their last moments together. “Her siblings watched her die,” Michael Crawford said.
’It really has me afraid’: Wayne’s Wings owner speaks out after being robbed at gunpoint
SAN ANTONIO – About a week and a half ago everything changed for Wayne Price after he was robbed at gunpoint while leaving his popular restaurant Wayne’s Wings located at 4453 Walzem Rd. Popular Northeast Side wing joint robbed at gunpoint, owner saysIn an interview with KSAT 12 Price was overcome by emotion. For more than five years Wayne’s Wings has been serving San Antonio what many have called the best wings in Texas. Popular wing restaurant opens in new, larger locationThe restaurant has gone strictly to pick-up and delivery-only but is still getting steady business. Since the robbery, the restaurant remains open for business and Price has added additional security measures.
Popular Northeast Side wing joint robbed at gunpoint, owner says
SAN ANTONIO – The owner of Wayne’s Wings, a popular Northeast Side wing joint, claims the restaurant was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night, according to a Facebook post on the restaurant’s page. The restaurant is located in the 4400 block of Walzem Road on the Northeast Side. 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣Alert: WAYNE’S WINGS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT TONIGHT 😮😮😮 THANK YOU GOD FOR PROTECTING ME WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS FOR SPARING MY LIFE 🙏🏾. “ANY INFORMATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED “ THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS IN ADVANCE AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR US ALREADY!!! KSAT 12 has reached out to San Antonio police for additional details, as limited information is currently available.
Pollos Asados Los Nortenos opens second San Antonio location
SAN ANTONIO The uber-popular chicken restaurant Pollos Asados Los Nortenos opened a second location on San Antonios northeast side. The new location at 4822 Walzem Road, formerly the home of Big Easy Cafe, is located in front of Rackspace. The highly-rated charbroiled chicken eatery grills up to 800 chickens a day at the original location on Rigsby Avenue. David Elder listed Pollos Asados Los Nortenos as one of the top 10 restaurants in San Antonio in 2018. The current hours of operation for the second location are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Coronavirus throws curve in retirement plans for longtime Lubys workers
For 40 years, Sandy and Sherry Reuthinger did that and more at the Walzem Road location of Lubys restaurant. Family photos show the Reuthinger twins on their last day on the job. The customers and regular hugs they enjoyed on the job have become memories now, due in part to the coronavirus pandemic. Texas-based Lubys announces intent to sell restaurant businesses, assetsThe family style restaurant shut down temporarily during the quarantine months ago. Prior to the restaurant shutting down, the sisters prepared a plate for a customer at Lubys.
SAPD: Driver who ran 2 red lights, crashed into van had drugs in car, smelled of intoxicants
SAN ANTONIO A man is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated after police say he ran two red lights on Walzem Road and crashed into a van carrying several people. Officers responded to the crash around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Walzem and the northbound Interstate 35 access road. Police said the suspect, who has not been identified, was driving his SUV eastbound on Walzem and ran the red lights at the southbound I-35 access road and the northbound I-35 access road. His vehicle struck a work van that had a green light on the northbound access road, police said. Three people inside the van were transported to University Hospital and Brooke Army Medical Center with minor injuries.
‘We’re just prisoners of the trailer park’: Residents at Jasper Mobile Home Park fear for their safety
SAN ANTONIO – Residents at the Jasper Mobile Home Park said they are living day to day in fear. The mobile home park is located off Walzem Road, where the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office reported a spike in crime. The mobile home park has been the site of several fires and code violations. Winters believes families who live at Jasper Mobile Home Park are overlooked and are stuck in a war zone. Suspect promotes SoundCloud account after Bexar County deputies arrest him for Northeast Side shooting
Deputies make arrests, seek code violations at east Bexar County mobile home park
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Investigators were back out at the Jasper Mobile Home Park, the site of several fires, on Tuesday afternoon to make some arrests. The property on Walzem Road gained so much attention after the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office started a joint investigation with multiple agencies in January 2019 after suspecting arson. Suspicious overnight fire rekindles concerns about safety of east Bexar County mobile home parkDeputies were on the property Tuesday to serve felony arrest warrants and look for code violations. "As a result of those arsons, there was some interference with witnesses on the part of some of the employees at this facility," Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said. The Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office said it found 55 vacant and unsecured structures that were described as fire hazards.
BCSO Sheriff Javier Salazar discusses rash of recent shootings on Northeast Side
SAN ANTONIO A recent uptick in crime on the Northeast Side has caused the Bexar County Sheriffs Office to set up a mobile command center. Sheriff Javier Salazar said the mobile unit was set up at FM 78 and Walzem Road over the weekend because of the increase in shootings since the beginning of May. During the news conference, Salazar listed at least five crimes in the area that involved deadly conduct or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. People are also encouraged to submit tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP or BCSO at 210-335-6000. More local newsMan arrested after shooting woman in the neck, leaving her, San Antonio police say54-year-old woman who disappeared on Northwest Side found dead, San Antonio police saySouth Side convenience store clerk assaulted by customer with knife, police say
Fire in abandoned trailer seems suspicious, firefighters say
Published: May 14, 2020, 5:06 am Updated: May 14, 2020, 9:19 amSAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Fire Department and the Windcrest Fire Department responded to a trailer fire at the Jasper Mobile Home Park late Wednesday night. Firefighters were called around 10:30 p.m. to the 6700 block of Walzem Road after receiving reports of a fire. Fire officials said the fire was in an abandoned trailer and that it seemed suspicious. The trailer is now considered a total loss. The Bexar County Fire Marshal is investigating the fire.
Police identify 43-year-old man killed in NE Side crash
SAN ANTONIO – A 43-year-old man is dead following a vehicle crash on the city’s Northeast Side early Thursday morning. According to police, Christopher Hayslet was killed when he crashed his sedan into a dark-colored sport utility vehicle just before 7 a.m. on the I-35 north access road near Walzem Road. Police said Hayslet was traveling eastbound on Walzem when it crashed into the SUV that was traveling southbound on the access road. Police said a witness told them that the SUV may have run a red light when the collision happened. Police said the driver of the SUV had neck and head injures, and was taken to local hospital.
Pollos Asados Los Norteos to Open Second Location in San Antonio
Instagram / michelle2483Fans of the smoke-kissed goodness of Pollos Asados Los Norteos can look forward to a second location in San Antonio.A sign at 4822 Walzem Road teases the upcoming addition , meaning Pollos Asados will find its second home on the Northeast side of town. The space was formerly home to Big Easy Cafe.When owner Frank Garcia spoke to mySA.com , he even teased a third location in Stone Oak.The popular chicken restaurant's original location on Rigsby Avenue has been at the center of controversy due to smoke issues and complaints from nearby residents. While the restaurant was forced to take a few hiatuses to resolve those problems, its fans remain eager as ever, willing to wait out long lines for a taste of charbroiled bird.An opening date has yet to be announced, but it's fair to say the new location will also include long lines.sacurrent.com
Uber-popular San Antonio restaurant to open second location
SAN ANTONIO - Uber-popular chicken restaurant Pollos Asados Los Nortenos is opening a second location on San Antonio's northeast side. The highly rated charbroiled chicken eatery grills up to 800 chickens a day at the original location on Rigsby Avenue. 5 reasons why you need to try San Antonio's newest brunch spotPollos Asados Los Nortenos made David Elder's list of top 10 restaurants in San Antonio in 2018. "Their marinated chicken is cooked on large wood-fired grills to achieve crispy skin and tender meat. Grab a bowl of 'the best' fideo at this San Antonio restaurantCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Proposed low-rent apartment complex in NE Bexar worries residents
SAN ANTONIO - Some frustrated homeowners in northeast Bexar County said they're hoping to finally get some answers about a low-rent apartment complex that could be built just feet away from their homes. Possible increases in crime and traffic in the Walzem Road and FM 78 area are some concerns residents have. Steve Glover, who has lived in his house in the Brentfield subdivision for 20 years, is one of the frustrated homeowners. "A 216-unit apartment complex. But residents who may be affected feel like they've been left out of the loop"They never told us.
More than 30 shots fired in North East strip mall, police say
SAN ANTONIO - Just before 6 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the parking lot of a strip mall in the city's North East side for shots fired, but when they arrived, they only found an empty parking lot with one man laying on the ground. The shooting happened in the 8000 block of Cross Creek Road near Walzem Road and Loop 410. Mario Ramrez explained that initially, 15 shots were reported, but daylight helped reveal many more shell casings than they had first counted. Shots were fired all across the parking lot of a strip mall and out onto Walzem Road. That's where police say they also found a sandal and a necklace possibly belonging to witnesses or victims.