Lots of calls this past week, 66 to be exact. Traffic stops numbered 60. Of those 60 stops 39 resulted in citations and 21were either written or verbal warnings.
A few arrests dotted the weekly call list. Sgt. Hanson had a “cite and release” on drug paraphernalia from a traffic stop. Cpl. Robison and I got into the action with a shoplifter arrest at H.E.B. Plus. Two females decided to beat the summer heat by stealing a $250 window A/C unit and they almost pulled it off. Store employees stopped them in the parking lot. Once caught they offered to pay for the item, well that’s a little late in this scenario. As we were processing them at the office the “ring leader” even asked me if she could keep the window unit since she got arrested for it. Wow, it amazes me the way some people think. The “bad luck” story this week involves Sgt. Hanson who responded to a residential burglar alarm. He arrived at the Bruce St. residence and found two people trying to get into the residence. He was able to determine it was the resident and his son, but he also figured out the resident had a felony warrant out of Atascosa Co. for non-payment of child support. I guess that alarm system backfired on him this time.
No major property crimes were reported last week, here is what did make it to our files: Lt. Dear took a report of two locks missing off of a mini storage unit, there was no sign of forced entry and nothing appeared to be missing. A complainant reported that she believes she set her purse down at the H.E.B. Backyard area and forgot about it. Ofc. Pena took a report of a burglary of a vehicle at the Best Western Plus, it occurred on the previous day. H.E.B. Plus reported that a female walked out with about $100 worth of hair care products, I think we have her identified now, so charges may be pending. A complainant reported to Sgt. Hanson that she left her purse in a booth at Whataburger; it contained her TX DL and $280 in cash. Cpl. Robison took a report from a complainant that she lost her ID and credit card at the H.E.B. C-store.
So, it was a week of a lot of stuff to keep us busy but nothing that would qualify as a “crime spree” or warrant an article in Texas Monthly.