A moderately busy week, officers handled 60 calls for service. Thankfully, like most weeks the vast majority of calls were able to be handled at the scene and no follow-up was necessary. Officers conducted 46 traffic stops this past week. We split the citations and warnings right down the middle with each totaling 23.
Three (3) arrests were made last week. Ofc. Lopez conducted a traffic stop that resulted in an arrest for possession of meth. Ofc. Lopez struck again with another traffic stop that resulted in a driver being arrested for an outstanding theft warrant out of Atascosa Co. To finish out the week Sgt. Hanson arrested a suspect for DWI (2nd) in the 14700 Blk. of Main St. All three of those arrestees were booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail.
Four (4) property crimes were reported last week. An unknown person broke into a pickup parked at Bealls and made off with the stereo. The thief broke out a window to gain access, I’m not sure why since the vehicle was left unlocked. A 2004 Ford F250 was taken from the TXDOT Park & Ride across from Lytle State Bank. It was recovered the next morning on Box House Rd. by Atascosa Co. Sgt./Inv. Daniel Gamez. The ignition was broken but otherwise it was okay. On Sunday night Ofc. Lopez took a report at H.E.B. Plus where a juvenile tried to take $19 worth of items; no charges were filed in that case. Later he was dispatched to Mesquite St. for a report of “theft of tools,” he was unable to make contact with the complainant so that case is on hold until we get more information.
One of the more memorable moments this week was when I responded to a call for a possible prowler at Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Stone’s house. Ofc. Lopez and I got there quickly and everything was okay, except as we were leaving I ran over his trash can.
Our big 4th of July Fireworks show is approaching quickly, you will not want to miss it! I can already smell those free hot dogs thawing out down at city hall.