Santa’s Hayride Nov. 24

Uneventful is how I would describe the past week. Only 38 calls for service and a whopping 12 traffic stops (7 warnings & 5 citations), definitely not the stuff that crime novels are made of. We had 7 calls to assist with people who locked their keys in their vehicle, that’s a whopping 18% of all our calls this past week.
We didn’t take anybody to jail and we only had two property crimes reported. A Benton St. resident reported a couple pieces of jewelry missing from her residence. The items were most likely taken by a visitor. That’s why I always lock everything up when we have people coming over to the house. A nursing home employee reported $630 in cash taken from her purse while at work. That’s why I tell people to secure their valuables. So there you have all the reported crimes this past week.
We are closing in on Christmas time so you know what that means? Yep it’s time for Lytle’s Annual Santa’s Hayride. It will be on Saturday, November 24th at 6 pm at the Lytle Community Center. Santa will arrive at the Lytle Community Center at 6 pm to light the Christmas tree and lights at the center and then lead everyone on the hayride. Admission is one canned good or $1.00. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian in order to go on Santa’s hayride. Refreshments will be served. This is a very popular event. We herd everybody onto trailers and cruise around town looking at Christmas lights; it’s like a parade where Santa is the grand marshal.