Weekly report time….

for the week ending February 19, 2023: Lytle PD officers managed 44 calls for service, that’s on the low side. They also conducted 97 traffic stops, those stops resulted in 87 citations and 10 warnings.
Property Crimes: We had three (3) property crimes reported last week. #1 – Management at the Pecan Grove Apartments (14900 Blk. of Main St.) reported that a door to a vacant apartment had been kicked in. #2 – Three juvenile males were cited and released for criminal mischief for an incident that occurred at H.E.B. Plus. It resulted from a TikTok milk jug prank where one falls with a gallon of milk (creating a slippery mess), a second then walks into the scene and does the same, followed by the third. Of course, another person is recording it so everybody can check it out online. The juveniles were ages 14, 15, and 16. Looks to me to be just a waste of good milk and a big mess to clean up. #3 – A recently separated employee of the Lytle Super Stop (Exxon on Main St.) entered the store and walked behind the counter. He grabbed $350 out of the cash register, flashed it to the camera, and then left. Maybe, he was just getting his severance pay and he selected the “quick pay” option.
Recover Stolen Vehicle: Officers Luis Diaz and John Cortez pursued a stolen 2022 Ford F250 on FM 3175, the vehicle ran through three fences at the end of Naegelin Rd. The driver fled on foot and the vehicle was recovered.
Arrests: Officers made two adult arrests last week. #1 – A traffic stop on Main St. for speeding resulted in the arrest of a 47-year-old male for D.W.I. (2nd Offense). He was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail. #2 – A 50-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication on Bruce St. He was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail.
More news on another TxDOT project: The plan is to install a right turn lane in front of city hall, so traffic headed to the H.E.B. area will flow a little better. For now, they are just working on the first phase. The TxDOT contractor will be installing traffic light poles in front of the city hall. No lane closures are planned but be patient around that intersection as they do their work. I think it will be awesome when this project gets completed.
In other news …. My wife is pregnant with our 5th child. He is due in July. So now I have an 18-year-old, 15-year-old, 13-year-old, 18-month- old and one on the way. I’m 53 now, so that will cause me to adjust my retirement age. It looks like I will now be aiming for retiring around age 75. My wife and I could be “empty nesters” by the time I hit 80 so I need to start planning for that (if I make it that long). I want also to mention that Sgt. David Lopez and his wife are expecting their 3rd child, due in August. Your prayers would be appreciated for the expecting moms and little ones. We have been asked if we had some kind of pregnancy pact between us, but that is not the case.