Pearland PD Bulletin 2/20 – 2/26/17

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Annual Pear Run Scheduled for May 6

PRESS RELEASE

The Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA) invites the public to join the 13th Annual Pear Run on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The Pear Run includes a sanctioned 10K race certified by USATF, 5K race/walk and Kids’ Fun Run for children age 8 and under. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Pearland Town Center, 11200 W. Broadway St. Pearland, TX.

Registration is required for the race and can be completed online at www.pearrun.com or by picking up a form at the Pearland Police Department located on Cullen Parkway and City Hall on Liberty Drive. Registration for adults is $35 in advance (through April 30th) and $40 on race day for the 10K/5K run. Registration for Kids Fun Run is $12 before May 1st. See the website for other registration fees. Unisex race t-shirts are guaranteed for racers who register before April 15.

pcpaaa2The Pear Run benefits the Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and the Pearland Police Department. Last year, the PCPAAA donated $45,000.00 towards the purchase and training of three new K-9 Officers. In 2015, $16,000.00 was donated to purchase 8 fully equipped Cannondale 29er Law Enforcement Patrol Bikes.

pcpaaa1This year some of the funds collected will assist with sending the Pearland Honor Guard to the National Law Enforcement Memorial during National Police Week where our fallen Officer Endy Ekpanya will be honored. In addition, the PCPAAA will be able to help the Pearland Police Department procure other valuable assets as requested by the Pearland PD in 2017.

The PCPAAA is looking for Corporate Sponsors for the Pear Run. If you are interested in learning more on becoming a Corporate Sponsor, visit www.pearrun.com or contact Yvette Mullally at 972-672-6414 or via email pearrun2017@gmail.com.

Help Local Artist Win Prize

Kelly Kronfeld from Art & Kustom Kreations is trying to win prizes that will advance Pearland’s art and cultural status. Click on the link below for more information.
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Local Art Studio Offers Spring Break Camp

kelly2Spring Break ART Camp is HERE! Choose from full-day, half-day and even extended day options. Spaces are LIMITED. Register today to reserve your child’s amazingly creative spring break opportunity!

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13 candidates vie for 4 seats on Pearland City Council in run up to May general election

Four positions are on the ballot—the mayor’s seat, an incumbent council seat, an open council seat and a newly created council position.

The candidate filing deadline for three of the four positions was Feb. 17. The filing period for council Position No. 5 is March 3.

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Thirst for resources: Population boom brings need for multimillion-dollar water infrastructure development

The development boom in Pearland and Friendswood has attracted more health care options, retailers and tax dollars to improve the quality of life for residents, but the additional rooftops mean increasing pressure on water and sewer infrastructure.

The city of Pearland is trying to stay ahead of the population curve as developers snatch up undeveloped plots. But the city may be unable to quench the thirst of its growing population within five years without massive investments in its water and sewer infrastructure.

“At the end of the day, water is going to dictate growth in the area,” Pearland Public Works Director Eric Wilson said.

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Pearland man accused of using Craigslist to commit string of motorcycle thefts

920x920A suspected serial motorcycle thief is in custody after Pearland police say he sped off on several after telling the owners he was going for a test drive.

When local motorcycle groups started to notice a rash of thefts with a familiar pattern, they contacted police.

The suspect, 23-year-old Chaisson N. Porche of Pearland, was going online through Craigslist and Ebay looking for sellers with dirt bikes, police reported.

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