A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 8pm. Severe thunderstorms are possible with large hail and strong, damaging winds being the main concern. A brief, isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out, as well.
In Bryan, the police department shows crime up over the past year. The department reports a 6% overall increase in 2004.
Newly released statistics show a 40% reduction in sexual assault reports, but a 19% increase in robberies. At the same time, aggravated assault numbers rose by 23% and burglaries dropped only slightly. Auto theft showed a 23% increase over 2003. And finally, there were no murders in Bryan reported in 2004.
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