Another week with a good bit of service calls, 63 to be exact. Traffic stops totaled 47. Of those 47, officers issued 37 citations and 10 warnings.
On the property crime side we had two incidents reported. A South Benton St. resident reported his 2002 Red Ford F250 was stolen. The location was only a block or so away from our police station and it occurred late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Ford trucks are regularly on the top of the “What a Car Thief Wants” list here in Texas. On Sunday afternoon, during daylight hours, someone entered the Taqueria Jalisco (IH-35 access at FM 3175) and took off with about $200 in cash and a cell phone. They entered through the drive thru window. Now that is a direct attack on everything we stand for. Pickup trucks and tacos are the very fabric of our community. In fact tacos are the reason it takes so much fabric for my clothes.
We made four trips to the Atascosa Co. Jail last week. On Memorial Day Cpl. Robison and Ofc. Pena had an arrest for public intoxication. Fast forward to last Friday. Lt. Dear made a marijuana possession arrest off of a traffic stop, then Ofc. Lopez stopped a fellow with a Bexar Co. warrant. To finish out the day Sgt. Hanson responded to a domestic disturbance and made an arrest for assault causing bodily injury (family member) and interfering with an emergency call. So we booked three people in on the last day of the month. Maybe the jail was running an end of the month special or something and our guys wanted to get in on the drawing.
I had the fortune of working the annual St. Andrew Church Festival this past Saturday. In keeping with tradition I didn’t win anything on the raffle, but I did eat a pretty good hamburger. It was hot; I’m more of the “fall festival” kind of guy. For once I would like to be heading out of the house to work a festival and remember that I have to go back inside to get my jacket. I guess I can dream.