Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



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

Last week was fairly uneventful, and we like it that way. Our officers handled 48 calls for service. We didn’t make any arrests, so no trips to the jail.

Our rundown on property crimes creates some interesting calls. On Wednesday morning Cpl. Robison took a report of a burglary of a building at The Gathering Church on Main St. It appears an unknown person broke out the front glass door and made entry into the foyer, nothing was missing. Maybe they realized they were being watched by more than a surveillance camera.

Ofc. Lopez and I responded to AutoZone for a report of a man hitting a vehicle with a hammer. We arrived and spoke with the man. He was upset so he was hitting his old truck. I told him violence is never the answer. He agreed to stop the assault.

Lt. Dear took a report of graffiti on Lake Crest Drive, someone spray painted a fence. We believe it occurred several weeks ago.

Cpl. Robison took a report that two locks were cut off of units at MC Self-Storage. The suspects were not able to make entry into either unit.

On Sunday, Cpl. Robison took a report of a burglary of a vehicle at the TXDOT Park and Ride across from Lytle State Bank. Somebody broke out a window to a Toyota Tundra. The owner said all that was missing were a few coins. I hope that car burglar realizes he could do a lot better by going and getting a job.

Our crime of the week occurred on Friday. The Pirate Express Drive Thru reported that a customer took off with their tip jar. I assigned Ofc. David Lopez to the case and he initiated an investigation. He was able to locate the vehicle and determine the identity of the occupants. In short order he had the tip jar and contents returned. The store opted not to file charges and was happy to get their $15 back. Oh, if everything was so easy and had such a happy ending.

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

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