Break-Ins at Westerfield Crossing (CR 101)
This is a heads up for any/all river rats who use Westerfield Crossing. Hays County has posted No Parking signs on both sides of the river. The nearest parking area is about a quarter mile back towards Highway 80. We parked there last Wednesday and my friend's truck was broken into. We talked to a Hays County Sherrif who told us the situation is totally out of control out there. He went on to say that they put up all the No Parking signs because of all the break-ins and some other unspecified problems they were having in keeping the peace. To paraphrase, they don't have the man power to control the situation (plain speak: Can't get the job done). He told us they don't want anybody out there at all; don't go out there and don't park there. As it is, you're either going to risk getting broken into or risk getting towed. How lame can Hays County get? We're supposed to give up a key river access point because Hays County Sherrif's Department can't do it's job? This is a bummer on many fronts and I found the entire situation embarrasing. My friend came up from Houston, parks his truck out in the country and gets broken into. Talk about irony.