Our call numbers took a dip this past week, with only 39 calls for service. Late July is always a popular time for vacations, so I guess our town was “emptied out”. With that, our reported crime was also low.
We had two property crimes reported last week …. The first was a report of criminal mischief on N. Somerset St. A driver, most likely, missed an intersection and knocked over a nice sego palm in our complainant’s front yard. The other event occurred at H.E.B. Plus, it was an attempted theft.
A guy tried to walk out of the store with a basket full of beer and meat. When confronted he provided them a receipt for a single item. I guess he figured he had been “busted” so he left before the cops showed up …. beerless and meatless.
We made one trip to jail last week. Ofc A. Lopez conducted a traffic stop on Main St. A 19-year-old male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully carrying a handgun.
With the lack of criminal activity to report on, I will turn to a public service announcement. If you have been watching the news you know that there appears to be an uptick in COVID-19 cases. So, my friendly reminder is to not let your guard down, use that hand sanitizer and spray everything with Lysol. I know it is hard to use that spray sanitizer after it was impossible to find for so long.
I have been receiving a lot of complaints about stop sign runners and speeders. Our staff has been stepping up enforcement in various areas around town. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you know of a problem area, we will try to check it out.
Just don’t get mad if you complain about speeders on your street and you happen to get a ticket.