Paws of Summer this Saturday

The week in review, just what you have been waiting for. Officers handled a total of 54 calls for service and conducted 40 traffic stops. Those traffic stops resulted in 27 citations and 13 warnings.
On to the dreaded property crimes……because we all hate it when people steal our “stuff.” A fellow took an ice chest valued at $29 from a beer display at the H.E.B. C-Store, he was located a few days later and cited and released. Dollar Tree reported that an unknown person (captured on video) stole a single $20 bill from a cash till that was left in the office. They were nice enough to leave a lot of other money behind. I guess if you are going to steal and only take what you need that’s a good trait. An unknown person stole a 2002 Dodge Ram P/U from O’Reilly Auto Parts, the owner left it unlocked with the keys inside (something a crime prevention professional such as myself never recommends). The vehicle was recovered in San Antonio the next day, I guess somebody just needed a ride and didn’t like the idea of using Uber or Lyft. We ended this week’s property crime reports right where we started off back at the H.E.B. C-Store. A complainant left her credit card on the counter and somebody picked it up and used it several times. That is the exact reason I try to keep all my credit cards “maxed” out. If a crook gets my wallet they won’t be going on any great spending spree unless they hit a dollar store.
This past week we had four arrests, three took the trip to jail and one was cited and released. Sgt. Hanson and Ofc. Pena arrested a fellow on a felony sex crime warrant out of San Antonio PD; he was booked into the Medina Co. Jail. Sgt. Hanson cited a guy for the Class C theft at H.E.B. (the ice chest). Sgt. Hanson was a busy guy as he also made a DWI arrest on the access road of IH-35. On Friday morning, Ofc. Lopez and Cpl. Robison responded to Harbour St. for a report of a disturbance. A male suspect was arrested for assault causing bodily injury to a family member and injury to a child. Cases like this can be tough on officers, not so much the actual work but more on the emotional side.
Well, I took off a couple days last week and headed to the Metroplex with my 11-year-old son. The National Police Collectors Show was being held in Irving and I didn’t want to miss it. It’s like a big antique show for police stuff. We saw a lot of neat displays and items, I didn’t spend too much money (my wife reads this too). I also connected with some old contacts. I visited a couple of my old favorite eating places from my much younger days, Campisi’s Egyptian Lounge on Mockingbird and Big Shucks just down the road. Unlike some cops that will tell you the “job” creates poor eating habits, my poor eating habits were developed at a young age.
It’s that time of year again for the annual Paws of Summer animal care fundraiser – the 10thyear in a row. The event will be held Saturday, July 20th at the Lytle Community Center. The doors open at 5 PM; hamburgers will be available for 5 bucks. Other activities include a silent auction and a bake sale. It is always a fun event, all the activities are conducted in air conditioning so it’s a great way to beat the summer heat and help out animals as well. The Mayor and I will be there and we will try to make time for those who want photos with us.