It was a busy week around the office, with a good number of arrests and property crimes. We had a total of 53 calls for service. I was out most of the week, so I guess the bad guys found out and came out to play. I’m back at work now, so I expect crime to go down.
The property crimes: #1- A flatbed trailer, parked just north of the old Days Inn, was taken. Taken along with it were a Craftsman Generator and two Husqvarna saws. It was at a temporary worksite; the company was doing work for TXDOT. #2 – A storage unit was broken into at the One-Stop Storage in the 15000 blk. of Main St. Some furniture, pots, pans, and family pictures were taken. The incident occurred sometime during the past two months. #3 – A cargo trailer was stolen from Trophy Buck on IH-35. Two trailer thefts in one week, not too common for us.
There are crooks out there that will take anything that isn’t nailed down, something with wheels makes it even easier.
We took 6 adults to jail and cited two juveniles for possession of drug paraphernalia. The adult arrests: #1 – Traffic stop on Main St. resulted in a felony drug arrest. #2 – Traffic stop on the access road resulted in a felony arrest for Possession of Fraud/Possession of Debit or Credit Cards (one of those ID theft kinds of people). #3 & #4 – Traffic stop on Main St. resulted in both the driver and passenger having active warrants. The driver had a felony one out of San Patricio Co. and the passenger had a misdemeanor out of Bexar Co. We call that a “two for the price of one”. #5 – Officers assisted with a vehicle lockout at John Lott Park, officers conducted a probable cause search upon opening the vehicle and located a controlled substance, felony level. #6 – The officer took a report of a family violence incident. A warrant was acquired, and a 19-year-old female was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
All the adult arrestees were booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail. It seems like a good jail; I’ve never been in jail but I if had to go I guess I would feel most comfortable there or over in Hondo. I’m a small-town guy, so I guess I would prefer being a resident of a small-town jail.
My public service announcement for the week: Don’t let your guard down, I know more people with COVID now than during the height of the pandemic. Wash those hands, let the sanitizer flow …. you know the drill. It helps to social distance as well. A lot of people I know practice social distancing. I see them every day, I start walking over to talk to them and they head the other way. “Keep up the good work” I say to them.