Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at Feel free to call me (830-709-0277) or email me ( with any questions you may have.

We are still trying to figure out what the new “normal” will be. As businesses start to reopen in SA, we see a lot more traffic on our roads. We had 61 calls for service this past week. Would you believe that 17 of those calls were on Mother’s Day? Yep, a full 27% of our activity.

So let’s hit some highlights of Mother’s Day first. It included three business alarms, three vehicle unlocks, a report of a stolen vehicle and a felony domestic violence arrest. The vehicle, a 2008 Ford Expedition, was taken from a Harbour St. residence. It was recovered Monday morning in San Antonio. The domestic violence case occurred at the Grand Somerset Apartments on Lytle-Somerset. Lt. Dear responded. The fellow we arrested wasn’t too friendly, so Cpl. Robison and I were called in to assist. The guy was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail on Assault Causing Bodily Injury, enhanced to a felony because of prior convictions. Other police activity this week included criminal mischief on White Cap Drive. An unknown person spray painted on a driveway. A complainant reported that she left her wallet at the Dollar General and somebody took her credit card and used it down the street at the Chevron. While we promote “shopping local,” this doesn’t apply to our crooks. Officers responded to a report of a dispute between the management of the Days Inn and a customer. When it was all said and done, the guy renting the room was found in possession of meth, so he checked out of the Days Inn and we got him settled into accommodations at a nice place in Jourdanton, where the Sheriff is the innkeeper.

On Thursday evening, officers responded to O’Reilly Auto Parts for a report of a theft. A man wearing a mask, well that sure narrows it down, ran out of the store with a distributor cap for a 1980 Chevrolet. Officers searched the wooded area near the store and recovered some of the suspect’s clothing and the distributor cap. So, if you know somebody with a broken down 1980 Chevrolet that needs a distributor cap … you probably have information we need. Some people are choosing to get out and about a little more than others as businesses are starting to open up. Heck, my wife even went to Costco and I told her to get what we needed. I did discover that what she thought we needed and what I thought we needed were somewhat different. But, I have bigger problems; it looks like our church might start having some in-person modified worship services in June … I’m not sure any of my “church” clothes will fit me. Sweat pants and dress shoes might turn a few heads.

RICHEY PRIEST is the Lytle Chief of Police. You may reach him at richard.

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