Another long, hot and dry week here in Lytle. Officers handled 54 calls for service. What were the busy days this week? The busiest day was Wednesday with 13 calls, followed by Sunday with 10. There was a total of 46 traffic stops conducted by our officers. Warnings totaled 25 while citations numbered only 21. Looks like our guys were really showing compassion and grace this week……or maybe warnings can be issued quicker than citations which means you get back into the AC sooner.
It was a light week for property crimes. A complainant reported that five (5) full-size swords were taken from her mini-storage unit. This is part of the same batch where the locks were cut back on August 2nd. I knew it was just a matter of time before a sword thief hit our community. On Sunday night, Cpl. Robison and Ofc. Pena responded to the Days Inn, a complainant reported that her credit card was used to pay for a room without her knowledge or permission. It seems her ex-boyfriend used the card to acquire lodging for himself and a new friend. He should have known that was a bad idea.
We had three arrests last week. Sgt. Hanson and Ofc. Lopez arrested a fellow for violation of a protective order at the Days Inn, which was a result of a suspicious activity field contact. Arrest number two occurred on First St. A person went to several houses looking for somebody, it appears they may have had the wrong location all along. The suspect became aggressive with one resident and then assaulted him. Our aggressive fellow was booked into the Medina Co. Jail for assault causing bodily injury. The final arrests of the week occurred when Ofc. Pena checked out a suspicious fellow, after talking to the officer the guy decided to make a run for it. He didn’t get far, Pena sprang into action and ended the foot pursuit. He took all my tips on physical training and it paid off. The “runner” had a couple of baggies of meth and had a felony burglary warrant out of Medina Co. He also had some gloves and a big knife with him, I bet he was “up to no good.”
In another bit of “action” Cpl. Robison and Ofc. Lopez attempted to stop a vehicle and the driver decided to “run.” The pursuit was short, the driver crashed his car at the intersection of Lake St. and Wisdom Rd. He then fled on foot, we are fairly confident that we will be able to positively ID him and make a case on it.
It’s really hard to believe we are only about 6 weeks away from our annual National Night Out event. We will return this year to the Lytle Community Center on Priest Blvd on Tuesday, Oct. 1, there is plenty of parking and having it indoors makes for a nice event. You would think it would be cooler in October but that isn’t normally the case. If your group or organization is interested in setting up a booth, feel free to send me an email. As always there will be free food and drinks, I haven’t met with the caterer yet to develop the menu……but I think hotdogs are high on the list of options. It’s a proven fact, people in Lytle eat free hotdogs at a higher rate than most communities.