We closed out the last week of November with 36 calls, we made two arrests and took three reports of property crimes. We also cited and released a couple of men for fighting in public.
Our first arrest occurred during the early hours of Monday, Nov. 23. Sgt. Hanson responded to a residence on FM 2790 N. A resident reported that their electricity was off and a stranger was on their property. Sgt. Hanson located the suspect, he tried to get away. With the help of Medina Co. Deputy Sheriffs, the suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle. It was determined that he had a felony warrant out of Medina Co. and had broken into the resident’s vehicle. He was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail for resisting arrest, the warrant, and burglary of a vehicle.
Later that day, Lt. Dear & Ofc. A. Lopez responded to the H.E.B. Plus for a report of a shoplifter. The lifter got away, he left most of the loot behind He only made off with a neck gaiter…. hopefully, he follows CDC guidelines and wears it. Still, on Monday, Ofc. A. Lopez and S. Pena responded to a roadside disturbance. Two males were cited for disorderly conduct (fighting in public) and released.
On Wednesday morning, Lt. Dear and Ofc. Pena responded to Big Tex Trailers on IH-35. Somebody rammed the gate and made off with three trailers with a total value of approx. $8,600. One dump trailer, one flatbed trailer, and one utility trailer. It seems our crooks wanted to sample a bit of everything. Later that day Officers responded to the 14800 Blk. of Main St. for a report of a vehicle accident. That investigation resulted in one of the drivers being arrested for DWI. He was booked in the Atascosa Co. Jail.
The last property crime occurred on Lytle Somerset St. on Sunday the 29th. Some crook took the grill emblem of a 2014 Mercedes Benz, the victim said the emblem is about $150. The damage done to the grill is about $1,000. That’s not cool, you work hard for something nice and somebody comes along and tears it up. That’s one reason I drive an old truck. This month marks 22 years that I have had my pickup, nobody wants anything off of it.
Moving away from the crime and onto the fun stuff. The Christmas Decorating Contest, for both businesses and residents, is back on for this year. Contact city hall for more details. Santa’s vehicle parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, we will form up at the Lytle Community Center at 6 PM. There will be some fun stuff to see and hear along the route. We aren’t sure how many vehicles will be participating or how many trips we will take. We promise to do the best we can and make this a wonderful COVID-friendly event. Some of the rules include; no trailers, no riding in the bed of pickups, and no jam-packing your vehicle with people. Contact city hall or check the city website (www.lytletx.org) for more details.
We were all being told how Thanksgiving was going to be different this year……well it was pretty much the same old story for me. I ate too much.