Greetings from Lytle PD, It was another week with a low call volume, with only 51. Our property crimes included the reports of two missing political signs. They were for different candidates on different sides of towns in different races. Where are all the sign thieves after the election? We could sure use them. For some reason, there are always a few signs that are forgotten and stay forever. The only other reported property crime was a report of a shoplifter at H-E-B Plus, a crook pushed out a basket full of various items. We are working to get them identified. On Tuesday, officers responded to the Pecan Grove Apartments in the 14900 Blk. of Main Street for a report of “shots fired.” We were able to determine that at least two shots were fired from a handgun, no one was injured. Our possible targets are not cooperating with the investigation. It’s kind of like watching Sgt. Shultz from Hogan’s Heroes. We are getting basically “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!” We had two arrests this past week. Lt. Dear and Ofc. Peña responded to a call for a person in distress, possibly a case involving human trafficking. They located a disabled box trailer on the service road. A narcotics K-9 from the 81st DA’s Office “hit” on the truck. A search was conducted, a small amount of narcotics was recovered and one male was arrested on a drug possession charge. On Friday, Oct. 16, at about 1:30 a.m., Sgt. Hanson stopped a 2017 Ford Escape on Main St. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Medina Co. The driver was arrested without incident and the vehicle was released to the owner. The call of the week belongs to Capt. Reyes. Around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, he was dispatched to Lake Wind Dr. for a suspicious noise in the garage. He thought he had a bad guy cornered in a closet … instead it was just a large raccoon. The raccoon departed. It is unknown if the raccoon was a local or was just passing through.
Did you know that we are now Zooming our city council meetings? You can find the meeting ID and password on the agenda. It is just like being there in person. I will leave it up to you to determine if that is a good thing or a bad thing. If you see me talking, the camera adds 25 pounds to your appearance. I think that is what I have been told.
RICHEY PRIEST is the Lytle Chief of Police. You may reach him at richard. firstname.lastname@example.org.