Porch pirates

You have hit the jackpot if you are wanting to know what Lytle P.D. did last week. Though, I will admit it would be a small jackpot. It’s time for some numbers: Officers handled 70 service calls (that’s a busy week) and conducted 70 traffic stops (46 of those resulted in a citation and 24 were warnings).
Arrests: Officers had three arrests last week, all were cited and released. So, no long trips to the county jail. #1 & #2 – Two females (ages 24 & 25) were cited and released for class C theft (shoplifting). #3 – A traffic stop resulted in a cite and release of a 47-year-old male for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Property Crimes: Two property crimes were reported last week. #1 –H.E.B. Plus theft from above. The two females tried to make off with…. a 12 oz HEB Sweet Tea, Pringles chips (unknown flavor, but I prefer the salt & vinegar), Hot Fries, Blue Gatorade, 3 Donuts, and a 12 pack of Malibu Seltzers. If it had been me, I would have left off the seltzers and increased the donut count. #2 – One of those “porch pirates” (not to be confused with a Lytle Pirate) struck at a residence on Main St. The package that had been delivered was stolen; the contents included a $600 cell phone. Surprisingly, we don’t have more of these thefts reported to us.
We were busy assisting with “bailouts,” we had five that ended here in town. Fortunately, there were no injuries, and property damage was minimal. I’m still not sure why our community is such a good place for human smugglers to decide to stop running from the police and “bailout.” I’m looking into buying a lot of full-sized cardboard cuts of myself and placing them all along the interstate. When the smugglers see that it may encourage them to keep going, the downside is that it might have the same impact on everyone.
On Saturday, May 6th, from 9 AM – 12 PM, Keep Lytle Beautiful, in collaboration with the City of Lytle and Waste Management will be walking the streets picking up trash and accepting any bulky waste from City residents. There will be 2 drop-off locations for residents to bring their bulky waste. Residents should also bring a Lytle city utility bill. The first location will be the City Hall (14916 Main St.) and the second at Lytle High School (18975 FM 2790 N.). Contact city hall or visit the city website for more information (www.lytletx.org).
If you haven’t checked out the truck stop being built on IH-35 at FM 3175, construction is quickly moving along. I can already see myself hitting the pancakes at IHOP.