Broken Record

The latest news from Lytle P.D., some you can use, most of it…. maybe not. Your officers responded to 60 calls for service last week and conducted 44 traffic stops. Of those 44 stops, 24 resulted in a citation and 20 were either verbal or written warnings.
What arrests did we make last week? Well, we had 3 of them. #1 – A simple citation and release for possession of drug paraphernalia was the result of a traffic stop for failing to dim the headlights. #2 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury accident on Main St. and a routine check revealed that one of the drivers had an active DWI warrant out of Nueces Co. He was having a bad day for sure; he was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail. #3 – Officers conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle going the wrong way on a one-way road. The passenger had a warrant for trespassing out of Bexar Co. She was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail.
Property crimes reported to us last week numbered 4.

1 – A complainant reported that he had a fellow drop off his lawn mower for repair and the guy came back and picked it up without his permission. #2 – A North Prairie St. resident reported that an air compressor valued at $200 was taken from a shed. #3 – An employee at Best Western Plus reported her vehicle was broken into. Some receipts and identifying information were taken. #4 – A Live Oak St. resident reported that a wood privacy fence was damaged. It appeared a vehicle struck it.

I may sound like a “broken record”, if people still know what that even means, but our 4th of July Fireworks Show is quickly approaching. If you love fireworks or just need some “me” time with food trucks (like me) this is the event for you. No big city crowds, free parking, and plenty of police officers to keep you safe. The festivities start at 5 PM and will conclude with the fireworks show once it gets dark. So, you have all day to BBQ or hit the swimming pool and you can close out the day with fireworks.
From the personal files of Chief Richey Priest…. My wife and I welcomed our fifth child last Thursday. Canon James Priest entered the world around 5:45 PM and both he and Kaycee are doing well. It’s official, I am 53 years old and have two kids in diapers! I ask for your prayers and maybe a GoFundMe account! I also just saw that come September 1st diapers and wipes will not be subject to sales tax! That’s good timing for me.
Seldom a day goes by that someone doesn’t say to me “Richey, we need more people like you in this world” so with five kids I think I am doing my part.