Stolen Lumber

Lytle PD officers managed 73 calls for service last week, which is on the high side. If it is not a record, it would be close. There were 48 traffic stops. Those stops resulted in 42 citations and 6 warnings.
Our officers handled a few interesting arrests last week. Here are the simple ones: Two different traffic stops resulted in the drivers being cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia. There were also two traffic stops that resulted in warrant arrests. A 31 YOA female had marijuana possession warrant out of Medina Co., she was transported to the Medina Co. Jail in Hondo, or as we call it the “Hondo Hilton”. A 56 YOA female was arrested for a prostitution warrant out of Bexar Co., she was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail, sorry …. We don’t have a clever nickname for that one.
These are a little more interesting: On Wednesday, April 27 at 1:42 AM Sgt. Hanson stopped a 2004 Ford F250 and discovered it to be stolen out of San Antonio. The driver was detained; there was also a female occupant. During the incident, dispatched reported a 911 call for woman being chased by a man with a gun at H.E.B. A Medina Co. Deputy checked on it for us and nobody up there saw anything. Sgt. Hanson was able to determine that the female passenger called 911 in hopes Hanson would let them go and head to the call. Her phone number showed up on the 911 call as did her location, she didn’t think that one through very well. So, Hanson booked them both into the Atascosa Co. Jail, him for the stolen vehicle and her for the false 911 call. Sgt. Hanson, assisted by A. Lopez, was at it again at 12:23 AM on Sunday May 1st. They located a vehicle leaving the Saddle Ridge subdivision loaded with lumber sticking out the back of a Suburban. This wasn’t our first time dealing with lumber theft in that new subdivision. The occupants claim they bought if from a guy named “Jose” and he wouldn’t answer the phone. People see all those new homes under construction and all that lumber, and I guess it’s just too much temptation (Like me at a Chinese food buffet).
In other activity: A prescription was picked up at the H.E.B. Pharmacy using deception. All parties have been identified and charges are pending. We also had a report of a possible, attempted vehicle burglary at Lytle Apartments on Main St. We are waiting on additional information. We didn’t have any other confirmed thefts or property crimes reported.
We have a city election on this Saturday, May 7. The location for voting is city hall; the polls will be open from 7 AM – 7 PM. The mayor has an opponent in his re-election bid and two new candidates are running for District 4 Alderperson. All qualified voters in the city limits can vote for in the mayor’s race and only those living in district 4 can vote for the council member position.
Use caution when travelling around the IH-35 corridor access roads. TXDOT’s construction project in under way and you will see temporary one-way roads, etc. Please pay attention to the warning signs.
It’s different then when I moved here in 1984, I could write a country ballad about all the changes. I already have lyrics running through my mind.