Lytle PD officers handled 37 calls for service last week. Talk about a low call volume, I don’t know what’s up with that but I am not going to complain. Officers conducted 38 traffic stops. Of those traffic stops, 23 resulted in citations and 15 were either verbal or written warnings.
Here is Lytle’s crime report for last week….We didn’t arrest anyone. We only had one property crime. Brown’s Tackle and Gun Shop on Adams St. was broken into during the early morning hours of Wed., Nov. 6. Nothing was missing and two juvenile suspects were temporarily detained. This case is under investigation.
Well I am back from a family road trip that lasted over two weeks. I tied in a little work by attending the International Assoc. of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in Chicago. I loaded my wife and three kids in the Suburban and headed out. Hot Springs, AR to St. Louis and then on to Chicago. This was my first time to Chicago, it’s real big and they have this Magnificent Mile of awesome high end shops. My budget would only allow for about 25 yards, not the whole mile. Navy Pier was neat too. From there we drove to Niagara Falls and visited both the falls and Old Fort Niagara (kind of cool, you could see Toronto’s skyline). A night in Albany, NY then a trip to Bennington, VT (went up in the Bennington Battle Monument) then on to New Hampshire and a night in Connecticut at Fox Woods. We headed down the East coast and I got my first glimpse of New York’s skyline. We ended up just out of DC for the night, and then we visited historic Jamestown, VA. A little relief came when we spent two nights at my wife’s brother’s house in Pinehurst, NC. We then left for Charleston, SC and spent the night there and did a lot of walking around downtown. We spent the next two days just getting home. I could write a short book on all the cool places we visited and places where we ate. We loved seeing some new places but we sure were glad to get back to Lytle. I have a wonderful staff that took care of business while I was gone, special thanks to Capt. Reyes, Lt. Dear and our Administrative Asst. Paola Rios. I happened to also turn 50 while on this trip, I got home and was going through the mail and there was my invitation to join AARP. When I was younger I thought 50 was like really old, now I view it differently.
Our big event coming up is the hayride; it will be on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. If you thought this event couldn’t get any better you were wrong! Check this out…..The City of Lytle presents a Holiday Market, November 30, 2019 starts at 3 PM, ends after the last hayride. Pictures with Santa, shopping, crafts, art, jewelry, décor, refreshments, music and much more. All this will be going on inside the community center, to put “the icing on the cake” (as they say) this means we will have indoor restrooms available….not the just port-a-potties. So relax, do some Christmas shopping and get pictures with Santa instead of spending all night standing in line. If you don’t want a picture with Santa for whatever reason, I can arrange for a picture with Lytle’s 50 year old Chief of Police.