Lytle Police Report March 6-12

Mar. 6
7:07 AM – Officer responded to FM 2790 at Blume Dr. for a report of a loose horse. Citizen detained the horse and released it to the officer until owner arrived.
7:15 AM – Officer responded to Chevron for a report of an abandoned vehicle in the parking lot. Vehicle was not stolen, it was owned by a local resident. Complainant stated he would wait for owner to contact the store.
7:55 AM – Traffic stop at IH-35 N. Frontage Rd. resulted in the arrest of a 37-year-old male subject for Possession of Controlled Substance PG1 < 1g (heroin) and Fraudulent Use of Identifying Info of Others and having a warrant out of Bexar Co. for Theft $100-$750. Subject was transported to Atascosa Co. Jail.
1:44 PM – Officer responded to Quicksilver Automotive for a burglary of a vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) took a stereo out of a Ford F-250 over the weekend.
2:03 PM – Officer responded to HEB Plus for a two-vehicle crash.
3:10 PM – Officers responded to Cricket Wireless for a report of a two-vehicle crash and a disturbance involving a knife being displayed. Officers determined that it was a cell phone that was mistaken for a knife.
5:13 PM – Officer responded to HEB Plus to talk to a complainant in reference to issuing a criminal trespass notice to a customer.
8:15 PM – Officer responded to Bill Miller BBQ to talk to a complainant about a civil matter.
Mar. 7
2:45 AM – Officer responded to S. Prairie St. to assist a motorist with a jump start.
5:45 AM – Officer responded to Lynda’s Apartments for a report of loud music. Officer spoke with resident, who agreed to turn the music down.
10:58 AM – Officer responded to CR 6842 for a report of a suspicious blue SUV driving slowly around in the area. Officer checked the area, unable to locate.
11:15 AM – Traffic stop on Wisdom Rd. resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old male subject for Driving While License Invalid (Subsequent Violation) and No Insurance. Subject was transported to Atascosa Co. Jail.
11:20 AM – Officer responded to John Lott Park for a report of school-aged children playing at the park. Officer searched the area, unable to locate.
2:03 PM – Officers responded to Adams St. to assist Atascosa EMS.
3:25 PM – Officer responded to Country View Apartments for a report of a verbal disturbance. Neither party wanted to leave.
5:30 PM – Officer responded to Country View Apartments for a welfare check. Officer arrived and viewed a verbal disturbance. The male party left the residence with his brother for the night.
8:30 PM – Officer responded to Oak St. at Somerset St. for a report of a verbal disturbance.
8:50 PM – Officer responded to Days Inn for a report of a verbal disturbance.
9:40 PM – Officer responded to Lynda’s Trade Mart to assist the public with unlocking a residence.
11:05 PM – Officers responded to Houston St. for a report of an unknown actor knocking at the back door of residence. Officers searched the area, unable to locate.
Mar. 8
6:48 AM – Officer responded to Lynda’s Trade Mart to talk to a complainant in reference to a civil matter.
4:04 PM – Officers responded to Taco Bell for a report of panhandlers. Subjects left the area upon request.
8:17 PM – Complainant stopped by the PD to talk to an officer in reference to his son, who was assaulted by another student. Case under investigation.
9:30 PM – Officer responded to Bruce St. for a report of several 911 hang-ups.
Mar. 9
10:11 AM – Officers responded to HEB Plus and issued a Criminal Trespass Notice as per manager.
10:30 AM – Officer assisted the public with fingerprints for employment purposes.
3:47 PM – Officers responded to S. Somerset for a welfare check on two juveniles who were locked out of their home.
Mar. 10
9:58 AM – Officers responded to Wisdom Rd. for a verbal disturbance over a civil matter. Officers issued a criminal trespass notice to two subjects.
10:20 AM – Officer responded to Main St. at Prairie St. for a two-vehicle crash.
1:00 PM – Officer fingerprinted a subject at the PD for employment purposes.
3:08 PM – Officer responded to N. Prairie St. for a civil matter.
4:05 PM – Officers responded to Lake Shore Dr. for an unruly resident with special needs.
4:20 PM – Officers responded to Lake Shore Dr. to assist EMS.
5:50 PM – Officer responded to the PD for a civil matter.
6:50 PM – Officer responded to HEB Plus for a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident.
7:30 PM – Officer responded to Park Place for a disturbance.
11:30 PM – Officer assisted a motorist at the Pumphouse Carwash by calling for roadside assistance.
Mar. 11
4:40 AM – Officer responded to Lake Breeze to assist EMS.
2:59 PM – Officers responded to the PD to speak with a complainant in reference to suspicious circumstances. Complainant was referred to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office due to jurisdiction.
4:40 PM – Officer responded to Lynda’s Trade Market to talk to a complainant. Complainant wanted the PD to have the combo to his lock in case of an emergency.
6:35 PM – Officer assisted DPS with a crash on IH-35 at mile marker 132.
7:05 PM – Officer responded to Adams St. for a verbal disturbance.
7:46 PM – Officer spoke to a complainant over the phone in reference to an estranged husband following the caller.
8:05 PM – Officer responded to Main St. for a verbal disturbance.
8:35 PM – Officer spoke to a complainant via phone in reference to possible false accusations.
8:40 PM – Officer responded to CR 681 at the city limits for a dog running at large.
9:05 PM – Officer responded to Lynda’s Trade Market for a disturbance.
9:41 PM – Officer responded to Lake Shore at FM 463 for a report of three males in all black riding bicycles.
11:25 PM – Officer responded to Laredo St. to speak with a complainant in regards to having a place to stay.

12:55 AM – Officer responded to the Camino Real Crisis Unit in reference to a subject who left the facility.
1:18 AM – Officer responded to Chevron for an alarm.
2:30 AM – Officer responded to Chevron for an alarm.
3:20 AM – Officer responded to Lynda’s Trade Market to talk to a complainant. Upon officer’s arrival, no complainant was found.
11:24 AM – Officer responded to Lynda’s Trade Market for a complainant thinking someone was inside his apartment.
2:44 PM – Officer responded to McDonald St. for a dog running at large. Animal Control was contacted.
5:02 PM – Officer responded to N. Prairie St. at Laredo St. for a suspicious person call.
5:15 PM – Officer responded to Bealls for a request of a criminal trespass notice being issued. The subject left prior to officer’s arrival.

Natalia Police Report March 5-10

Mar. 5
8:10 PM – Officer responded to the 700 block of Miller St. in reference to a shots fired call. Officer spoke to the complainant and was advised she heard approximately five shots being fired from what appeared to be from a large caliber handgun. Officer checked the area but was unable to locate the source of the gunfire.
Mar. 7
9:10 AM – Officer was dispatched to Dollar General in reference to theft. Officer made contact with the complainant and she advised two actors walked into the store and walked out of the store with approximately 12 bottles of fabric softener, depriving the store of their merchandise. A description of a vehicle was given and was located in Devine. Officer made contact and was given consent to search the vehicle looking for the stolen merchandise, which resulted in negative results.
5:36PM – Officers dispatched to CR 6700 just outside of city limits in reference to a female with a knife threatening another person. Officers arrived to assist with the call just behind a Medina County Deputy. Other deputies arrived on scene a short time later, and PD officers cleared the scene without incident.
Mar. 8
6:59 PM – Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a stop sign and made contact with the driver. Officer could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Officer conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of an adult female who was in possession of marijuana <2 0z. and drug paraphernalia.
Mar. 10
3:17 PM – Officer responded to a call on CR 700 off of IH-35 N. in reference to a crash. Officer spoke to the driver of the vehicle at fault and she informed the officer that she was northbound when she hit a puddle of water and hydroplaned, causing her brakes not to work properly and crashing into a metal fence.

Devine Police Report March 3-9

Mar. 3
8:09 PM – Officer dispatched to Walmart for detained shoplifters. Two female subjects stole makeup and were cited and released.
8:26 PM – Complainant on Thompson Ave. advised she heard what sounded to be a male subject and a female subject arguing. Unable to locate.
10:44 PM – Vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in the 300 block of S. Teel Dr. The male driver was found to have a suspended license and was cited and released.
11:15 PM – Vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. Officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana from inside the vehicle. 0.3 grams of cocaine was located in the vehicle. The male driver was arrested and jailed.
Mar. 4
12:00 AM – Complainant at the Devine Plaza Apartments reported a disturbance between a male subject and a female subject. All was okay.
7:39 AM – Officer dispatched to the 100 block of Littleton Dr. in reference to a small fire in the yard. The fire was extinguished.
8:20 AM – Officer dispatched to Libold Dr. in reference to large brush piles being burned.
4:14 PM – A male subject and a female subject walked out of Walmart with unpaid merchandise. The subjects were last seen driving off in a black Tahoe.
5:25 PM – Officer dispatched to Triple C Steakhouse in reference to a male subject on location causing a disturbance. The subject left prior to officer’s arrival. Officer was advised the subject is no longer welcome on location.
Mar. 5
1:00 AM – Vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in the 300 block of S. Teel Dr. The driver was found to have a suspended license and was cited and released.
2:08 PM – Officer dispatched to Walmart for a detained shoplifter. A male subject was cited and released.
6:40 PM – Vehicle stopped for a traffic violation at Savannah’s Car Wash. The male driver was found to have an active warrant out of Bexar Co. and was arrested.
6:47 PM – Complainant in the 500 block of N. Sayers Dr. reported a burglary. Forced entry was observed. Electronics, tools, and jewelry were taken.
7:26 PM – Officers arrested a male subject in the 200 block of Breeze Dr. for assault by contact.
Mar. 6
3:00 AM – Vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in the 100 block of S. Sayers Dr. The male driver was found to have a suspended license and was cited and released.
11:12 AM – Complainant reported losing one key on a key chain.
5:53 PM – Officers dispatched to Walmart for a detained shoplifter. Subject stole a phone valued at $59.00. The subject was cited and released.
Mar. 7
11:52 AM – Complainant reported the loss of a black wallet containing ID, medical cards, important papers, and some cash. The wallet was left on the top of a vehicle when backing out of Las Palmas.
4:56 PM – A Medicare card belonging to a female subject was found in the City Hall parking lot.
7:20 PM – A vehicle with an oversized load damaged the overhead phone line and two poles on S. Upson Dr. and Hondo Ave.
Mar. 8
9:29 AM – John J. Ciavarra Elementary and Devine Intermediate School performed a lockdown drill. Devine PD officers were assisted by the Medina County Sheriff’s Office and DPS units.
9:57 AM – Officer accompanied Texas Comptrollers’ office to three separate businesses for seizures.
10:59 AM – Devine Middle School and Devine High School performed a lockdown drill. Devine PD officers were assisted by the MCSO and DPS units.
Mar. 9
2:30 AM – Officers assisted with a physical disturbance at Charlie’s Ice House. Parties left prior to arrival. All was okay.
5:40 AM – Vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in the 400 block of N. Teel Dr. The male driver was found to have a suspended license and was cited and released.
1:03 PM – Complainant at Enterprise Rent-A-Car reported a female subject had not returned a vehicle. The vehicle was recovered abandoned by the San Antonio PD.
1:20 PM – Officer dispatched to Walmart for a detained shoplifter. A female subject stole household items and was cited and released.
2:48 PM – Officer dispatched to the 300 block of CR 774 for a burning brush pile. Officer made contact with a male subject. The fire was put out due to the residence being located inside the city limits.

Lady Mustangs set for State powerlifting meet

Lady Mustang powerlifters Anastasia Rodriguez, Iris Cantu, Regina Garza, Sam Sanchez, Juliana Morales, Jasmine Vasquez, and Dezarae Perez are competing in the State powerlifting meet March 18. See more photos at our online store!

Six Natalia Lady Mustangs are Waco Bound this Saturday, as they will compete in the Texas High School Womens Powerlifting State Championship. Continue reading “Lady Mustangs set for State powerlifting meet”

Big hits down the stretch lift Lady Mustangs over Jourdanton

JuJu Morales hit a two-run homer to help the Lady Mustangs beat Jourdanton on March 13. Visit our online gallery for more photos!

The memory was still fresh, from a 12-0 lop-sided shut-out loss to old rivals and district favorite Jourdanton which took place in Atascosa County during tournament play just 17 days prior. Continue reading “Big hits down the stretch lift Lady Mustangs over Jourdanton”

Mustang baseball splits non-District battles

With a full slate of games scheduled last week for the Natalia Mustangs, the boys in blue were confident they would be able to stay on track and continue to show improvement as they near 26-3A action.
On Tuesday night, March 7th the Mustangs got the week off on the right foot, with a huge road game in Cotulla leading into a scheduled Pearsall Tournament.
When Mother Nature arrived midweek, she won the war resulting in the tournament being canceled on Thursday and Friday eventually doing away with any hopes of games in Frio County.
Due to Natalia and neighboring Lytle being without a game for the weekend, they decided to schedule a late non-district battle Saturday with one another.
The boys in black and gold took advantage of a number of miscues, as the Lytle pitching staff did a great job keeping Natalia in check. As a result, the Pirates continued to hold the upper hand on the diamond, controlling the last three years of action.
Cotulla
The Cotulla Cowboy pitching staff struggled to hit their spots at home and the Natalia Mustangs took advantage of it. Natalia set the tone early in their first at bat versus the boys from LaSalle County. Natalia used three hit batters, three walks, two doubles (Rey Garza, Manuel Saldana), three singles and two Cowboy errors to produce a 10 run first inning.
This fueled the Mustangs past the Cowboys by a final score of 16-2 as Natalia won this one in a 5-inning run rule contest.
The Mustangs finished the non-district battle with a 9-4 advantage offensively. Defensively, the Cowboys surrendered four errors compared to just one by Natalia.
“We started off great against Cotulla and took advantage of the walks and errors,” Coach Philip Martinez said. “Alex Valdez, Rey Garza and Manuel Saldana had a good night at the plate for us. Defensively, we still need to clean it up if we want to compete for a spot in district.”
Isaiah Gomez and Antonio Trevino shared pitching duties for the boys in blue. Gomez pitched 2.2, allowed two hits, walked two, struck out two and gave up two runs, one of which was earned. Trevino pitched 2.1, allowed two hits, walked one and struck out one in the game.
At Bat: Richard Rodriguez 0-1, Garza 3-4-1RBI-3runs scored, Saldana 2-2-1RBI-3runs scored, Jeramiah Castro 0-2-1RBI-3runs scored, Anton Felker 1-3-1run scored, Gomez 0-1-1RBI, Javier Hernandez 0-4-1RBI, Trevino 1-3-1RBI-2runs scored, Valdez 2-4-7RBIs-3runs scored, Dustin Richardson 0-3, Alejandro Sanchez 0-0-1run scored.
Lytle
This past Saturday evening, things did not start out good for the boys in blue. Natalia was without two starters in all aspects of the contest due to spring break and regional powerlifting which included the starting catcher.
Defensively, Natalia was without a third starter who was only available offensively for the boys in blue.
Needless to say, there were still plenty of weapons available for Natalia versus old rival Lytle, but it was the black and gold who made less errors and controlled all aspects of the game.
“We did not get much going offensively or defensively against Lytle,” Coach Philip Martinez said. “When we got runners on base, Lytle made great plays to stop us from continuing the inning.”
A lack of offensive out-put and defensive errors resulted in a long night for Natalia, as the Pirates dominated with a 10-1 victory.
This marked the third straight year the Pirates were able to defeat the Stangs on the baseball diamond.
“Defensively, our pitchers struggled to get ahead on their hitters,” Martinez said. “We gave up a lot of walks that led to runs and errors hurt us as well. We just have to learn to stay relaxed and make plays when we have to.”
There was a technical error with the stat program, so no stats were available.
Upcoming Games
This coming Friday, the Natalia Mustangs travel to the Strawberry City to battle a much improved Poteet Aggie team at 6:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 24th the Mustangs are back in Atascosa County where they open 26-3A action versus the Jourdanton Indians at 6:30 p.m. at their brand new facility.

By Eric Smith
Staff Writer

Jay signs to play softball for Langston University

Arabian Brittany Jay, center front, signed her letter of intent to play softball with Langston University on March 8. Also pictured (seated, left to right) are Lilian and David Ramirez, Jay’s coaches with select softball team Alamo City No Fear; Jay’s mother, Gayla Jay; grandmother, Rosie Jay; and Ariana Russell. Standing are members of the Varsity Arabian softball team and Head Coach Mark Mangold.

Varsity Arabian first and third baseman Brittany Jay signed a letter of intent to play softball for Oklahoma’s Langston University on Wednesday, March 8.
Continue reading “Jay signs to play softball for Langston University”