4th of July Fireworks Show @ John Lott Park

It was another busy week; officers managed 72 calls for service and conducted 130 traffic stops. Those traffic stops resulted in 112 citations and 18 warnings.
Officers took reports of 4 property crimes. #1 – A pawn shop employee reported that a customer took his iPhone 13 Pro Max phone valued at $1,100. The phone was sitting on the counter and our crook decided to take advantage of it. #2 – A Creek St. resident reported that their trash can was taken; it was valued at $75. #3 – A complainant reported that two gas cans were stolen out of the bed of his pickup truck. The incident occurred a week prior, the exact location of the theft is unknown. #4 – A complainant reported that their vehicle was “keyed” while parked at the H.E.B. Plus.
Officers made 5 arrests last week. #1 – While we were about to dig into lunch there was a knock at the door. A male came to talk to us, and he wasn’t aware we had a warrant for his arrest. He had violated a protective order. He was taken into custody and booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail. It would be nice if everything was so easy. #2 – Ofc. A. Lopez conducted a traffic stop and determine the driver had a felony warrant out of Kendall Co. He was booked into the ACSO Jail. # 3 – Ofc. Diaz conducted a traffic stop and cited and released the driver for possession of drug paraphernalia. #4 – Sgt. Hanson conducted a traffic stop and the driver gave a fake name and date of birth. He was given numerous options to come clean, but he was firm on his date of birth and name…even though when asked his age it changed numerous times. That is a clue for us, his identity was later confirmed. He thought he had a warrant, he didn’t. So, he picked up a fail to ID charge for no good reason. He was booked into the ACSO Jail. A prime case of it’s better to tell the truth. #5 – Sgt. Hanson received a call for a reckless driver on IH-35, he located the vehicle and arrested the driver for DWI. It is very possible that Sgt. Hanson prevented a tragedy on the highway that night.
Here is information worth repeating:
Don’t forget the 4th of July Fireworks Show at John Lott Park. The fireworks start when the sun goes down. There will be food trucks and live music starting at 5 PM. Looks like lots of fun; I would bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
As a reminder, it is illegal to discharge fireworks within the city limits. If you have a fireworks complaint, please call our 24-hour dispatcher: The Atascosa Co. Sheriff’s Office in Jourdanton @ 830-769-3434 (Option #1). They have direct radio contact with all our on-duty officers. 
Stage 3 Water Restrictions are now in place for City of Lytle Water Customers. Visit the city’s website or call city hall for more details.
My wife and I taught Kinder and 1st Graders at our church’s Vacation Bible School last week. Five long, but fun, evenings. We had about 10 little kids we were watching over. I am so proud of myself, I never once said “don’t move, and let me see your hands.”