Here is a quick look
at all the action that took place last week…Officers handled 41 service calls
and conducted 64 traffic stops. Of those 64 stops 48 resulted in
citations and 16 were either verbal or written warnings.
We had two property crimes reported.
The Days Inn reported that a “guest” smashed the screen on a $200 television
and a vendor making a delivery at Lytle Crossing had someone “lift” his
handheld computer after he set it down.
We had two decent arrests. The
story starts off….Last Thursday we were celebrating my Grandmother’s 89th
birthday. We had a wonderful dinner in San Antonio (she paid because I was
running a little tight on funds) and we were headed back to Lytle when I
observed a vehicle that was all over the roadway and almost crashed three or
four times. I called Officer David Lopez and had him set up on 35. He got
the vehicle stopped, what I thought was another adult in the front passenger
seat was actually a 2 year old standing up! There was also a 3 month old in a
car seat. After a roadside investigation the driver was arrested for possession
of heroin, other charges are possible. It could have only been the grace
of God protecting the two small children in that vehicle.
Hats off to Ofc. Jose Guzman, he
checked out a vehicle at John Lott Park a little after midnight on Friday and
hit the “warrant jackpot”. He identified a fellow passed out in a
car as a wanted felon out of New Mexico. This guy had 2 warrants for
child abuse and 3 warrants for domestic violence! He was booked into the
Atascosa Co. Jail. He should thank Ofc. Guzman for the all-expenses paid
“spring break road trip” he will be taking to the lovely Lea County Detention
Center in Lovington NM.
The Animal Care and Control annual
indoor yard sale was a “smashing” success. The proceeds this year set an
all-time high with $3,725.94 being raised. I told you people really show
support when it’s for the animals. Betty Kroeger told me that they had at least
one person slip out without paying for some clothes. See even our local
crooks show up when it’s for the animals.