I say this every year “You sure can tell school is back in session because of all the traffic.” This year is no different, so while you are driving around please pay special attention to the speed zones around the schools. I can’t change the number of cars and people but I can tell you that if we all used a little old fashioned courtesy and threw in some patience it would make for a better situation.
We kept busy last week with a total of 62 calls for service, as is the national norm only a small amount of police activity involves reportable crimes. Traffic stops numbered 29 this past week, with 20 of those resulting in citations and nine getting warnings.
We had zero arrests this past week and a light dose of property crimes. Somehow or another, Capt. Reyes took all the property crime reports. He had three separate counterfeit money cases. A $20 bill at both Valero and the H.E.B. C-Store along with a $100 bill at H.E.B. Plus. He also took a report of a gas drive off at Valero ($36.74). Our biggest crime of the week was Big Tex Trailers reporting that a fellow rented a trailer and has not returned it. It doesn’t give me much material to write about but I truly prefer a boring weekly update as opposed to our community being ravaged by crime. If it got too “crimey” around here the city might want to replace me with a professional.
This past Saturday we were invited to the Lytle Masonic Lodge (Atascosa Lodge #379) for their annual First Responder’s Breakfast. Let me tell you the food was good! I didn’t want to offend them so I made sure to get a little of everything, a couple of times. Capt. Reyes and Ofc. Torres both joined me.