Here is the latest low down on Lytle PD activity from last week. We completed 55 calls for service. While that number is high the vast majority of calls didn’t take up too much time or require detailed reports. Our officers conducted 39 traffic stops, 31 or those received a citation and 8 got off with a warning.
It was a light crime week with only 4 property crime events reported, one resulted in our only arrest. Lt. Dear and I were dispatched to H.E.B. Plus for a report of a shoplifter who took off in a vehicle. We were able to get the vehicle stopped just north of town on IH-35. As I approached the passenger I observed her destroying the evidence (eating stolen sushi). We brought her back to and determined she took almost $100 worth of items. Her “haul” included some cosmetics, printer ink cartridges, double sided tape and of course a couple trays of sushi. This “sushi stealer” was cited and released.
Lt. Dear and I also responded to a damaged front door on a S. Somerset St. residence. It appeared someone forced open the door on a vacant house. The house was completely empty, so our crook left empty-handed.
On Saturday morning Cpl. Robison and I took a report of a stolen cell phone from H.E.B. The owner was able to “track” it so after a brief investigation we got the phone recovered, no charges were filed and everybody was happy. I wish everything was so simple.
On Sunday morning Cpl. Robison and I took a report of a vehicle burglary on Lytle-Somerset St. The victim stated that while she was mowing her yard someone took her purse from her vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked with the windows rolled down – the purse in plain view. Folks that it what we in police work call a “car burglars dream come true”.
So by the time you read this our city will most likely be under stage 2 water restrictions. I had reported a few weeks ago erroneously that we were in stage 2 but it was actually stage 1. So I’m not looking at it as a mistake, I just got ahead of myself a bit. Contact our city hall for more information. You can still water by hand any day or time. I have three kids so I just hand each of them a hose and walk around shouting orders on where to water.