Our staff handled 55 calls for service this past week and conducted 29 traffic stops. We issued 21 citations and the remaining 7 were warnings. The majority of our calls were for alarms, suspicious activity (people & vehicles), vehicle lockouts, etc.
We had a couple arrests this past week, only one qualified for a trip to jail though. Sgt. Hanson stopped a bicyclist on McDonald St. and determined he had an active theft warrant for a theft he committed a few months back at H.E.B. He was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail. Lt. Dear cited a shoplifter at H.E.B. Plus, while recovering evidence from her purse he was almost poked by an exposed needle on a used syringe. She was cited for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. The crook had originally tried to push out a basket with about $600 worth of product but that plan was foiled. We were only able to charge her for an item we found in her purse.
We didn’t have any other thefts reported this past week that we could confirm. I took a call for a dog taken from a vehicle at the H.E.B. C-Store but upon arrival the complainant was gone and he told the clerk that maybe he left the dog somewhere else. Sgt. Hanson responded to a report of a vehicle burglary at H.E.B. but when he arrived the complainant was also gone.
The weather is set to be awesome for the History Fair at the Lytle Public Library. The event will be on Sat., Nov. 3 and the activities start at 10 AM. This year looks to be the biggest and best yet. There is no admission fee or charge for parking so you can’t complain about the price. If you do bring a few extra bucks they have some good eats, trust me on that. Eating is one area where I have always excelled.
Our hiring process is moving right along, if all goes as planned we will have three new police officers by the first of the year. I’m already storing up my knowledge so I have plenty to pass on to them. Capt. Reyes and Lt. Dear don’t allow me to teach driving or police tactics to the new recruits but I will definitely be the one that shows them how to check their city email accounts.