Greetings from Lytle PD, We only had one theft/property crime reported last week for a shoplifter at H-E-B Plus and it happened on Sunday evening. The guy walked out with two cases of beer. He didn’t get very far; Capt. Reyes stopped his vehicle just down the street.
That was one of the 54 total calls we had for the seven-day period that ended at midnight on Sunday. I guess everybody, including the thieves, was busy following all the elections and ensuing events.
Two traffic stops this past week resulted in arrests. Sgt. Hanson stopped a vehicle on Main Street. One of the occupants had two active warrants–one felony drug warrant out of Bexar Co. and a Misdemeanor theft warrant out of Atascosa Co. Ofc. A. Lopez also stopped a vehicle on Main Street and took three to jail! A variety of charges included possession of meth, failure to ID and possession of identifying information. One of the three had a warrant for theft out of Bexar Co. as well.
On the local level, we will have a new Mayor (Ruben Gonzalez) and a new Alderman (Charles Cate). I hope to build professional relationships with them based on trust.
RICHEY PRIEST is the Lytle Chief of Police. You may reach him at richard. firstname.lastname@example.org.