Slow week and lots of rain. Officers handled 48 calls for service. We only had two minor property crimes reported. A resident of S. Benton St. reported that a person attempted to steal some lawn chairs off her front porch. When they realized somebody was home, they fled “chair less.” What kind of low-level crook makes a living stealing chairs off a porch? The other property crime was a couple juvenile shoplifters at H.E.B. Plus; they tried to get away with about $26 worth of eyelashes and nails. The items were recovered. As your Chief of Police, I pledge to do everything I can to stop the theft of false eyelashes, fake nails, and chairs off porches.
We only had one arrest; a male suspect was arrested after he assaulted a family member in the parking lot of Little Caesars. He was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail. The most exciting event last week occurred on Tuesday, July 6th. Ofc. A. Lopez attempted to stop a stolen truck on Railroad St. The suspect fled and attempted to make his own road back out to Main St. Thanks to assistance of the recent heavy rains, he got stuck and fled on foot. He got away, but a 2004 F350 stolen out of Bexar Co. was recovered. Good job Ofc. A. Lopez, even if you did track a little mud into our office.
The city has moved our meetings back to City Hall and we won’t be using ZOOM for meetings. From now on we will be live streaming them on our newly created YouTube channel (City of Lytle). I might end up being one of those influencers I have been hearing about. We might need to work on more cameras though; all you can see is the back of my head.
Sadly, I heard that Dan Pitts passed away. He was a fixture in our community for many years. He was retired from the USAF and was a local Church of Christ preacher. Among many other things, he announced football games for a long time. He also was at just about every event that occurred in our city. There is no way I could list everything he did, but if you look back at a bunch of old pictures of special events …. he is in just about all of them.
Get ready, it looks like our city will be having an event to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. I am sure more details will be available soon.