Here is something new: I’m working with our Animal Care and Control Dept. to spotlight a weekly dog and cat that needs a “Forever Home”. Our “Dog of the Week” is Christopher: he’s about seven, sweet, quirky, very cuddly, and wants to be with you all the time. He’d prefer to be with older children and gets along with some dogs, but not all. Our “Cat of the Week” is Valentino: cute, cuddly, and very curious! Silly personality and does well with dogs. Very playful and loves his toys. He also loves to explore… I have attached their pictures to this email, contact Lytle Animal Care and Control @ 830-709-3832 for more information.
Last week was somewhat uneventful; we sure like the word “uneventful”. Officers handled 62 calls for service and conducted 61 traffic stops. Those stops resulted in 50 citations and 11 warnings.
We only had one property crime reported last week, shoplifting at H.E.B. Plus and that fellow was cited and released (see arrest below for more information).
Only two arrests last week. #1(on Monday) – A driver was parked across the road on N. Prairie @ Cottage St. He was found to be intoxicated and booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail. #2 (on Sunday) – A suspect was cited for misdemeanor theft and released. So, what is “hot” this Christmas with shoplifters…no pun intended. Our Sunday Shoplifter tried to make off with a hair dryer and a frying pan with a total value of $28.95. That is sure an interesting combination. Even with my imagination, I can’t come up with something to expand on that. I don’t know, maybe it is for a costume of some sort…. use the hair dryer as a space laser and the pan as a helmet. That’s the best I can do.
What else is going on? Well, I didn’t get around to sending out an LPD Christmas card this year! We didn’t do a family Christmas card either. So, if you don’t get a card, don’t be offended. There will be a void in your collection for Christmas 2022, don’t be fooled by a counterfeit you see on eBay. There is always a scammer out there looking to make a quick buck with counterfeit items and my Christmas cards are no exception.
The big news was the massive hayride the city-sponsored on Saturday night. The mayor reported 1,184 tickets were handed out that night for people to “climb on a trailer”. This might have been the biggest one yet. Special thanks to all those who volunteered their trucks and trailers. This event wouldn’t be possible without them. The folks at City Hall put a lot of planning into it and the public works staff was busy as well. Lots of food was collected too. I scanned through it and there was some good stuff in there. I did catch a little flack about eating pizza while directing traffic…. God gave me two hands, one to hold a flashlight, and one to hold a piece of pizza. It takes a lot of calories to keep this law enforcement machine operating at full capacity.