Police Blotter

June 23, 2011 • Police Blotter

Criminal Damage

  • Police were dispatched to 31 Gail Harris, [auth] the old New Mexico Rehabilitation Center, Tuesday, following the third incident of vandalism since the building was vacated in June. Attempts are being made to convert the building into the South Roswell Community Center, which would provide critical housing for veterans and the disabled, before it becomes derelict, but delays on the part of the General Services Department have postponed the transfer from the Department of Health to Roswell Regional Housing Authority.

Copper thefts

  • Police were called to the 1200 block of East Alameda Street, Tuesday, after subjects went under a house and stripped it of copper. They gained entry into the residence, broke through sheet rock and removed two bathroom vanities, two kitchen faucets and more copper. Estimated value of items stolen is $600. Cost of repairs to damages is $500.
  • Police were dispatched to Fat Man’s Beef Jerky, 1600 S. Main St., Tuesday, where a compressor and copper, valued at $1,000, were stolen. Damages to the refrigeration unit are estimated at $2,000.
  • Police were called to the 800 block of East Fifth Street, Tuesday. The victim reported that about $75 worth of copper was removed from a residence.


  • Police took reports of vehicle burglary from two separate residences located in the 1000 block of West Deming Street, Wednesday. In one incident, the subject removed stereo equipment, an iPod, and a cell phone charger, with a total estimated value of $130, from the vehicle. In the second, a wallet was stolen. Both victims reported seeing a youth on a bicycle in their yards. One described him as a short and skinny and in his late teens.
  • Police were dispatched to the 100 block of South Ohio Avenue, after a 32- inch LCD color television, valued at $1,413, and an unspecified number of DVDs, valued at $1,000, were removed from a residence.


  • Police were called to the 1300 block of Meadow Lane, Wednesday. The victim said that he invited three white females into his home. After they left he discovered a .22 caliber revolver, worth $400, was missing.


  • Police were dispatched A Street in reference to a car fire, Wednesday. When they arrived, the car was engulfed in flames. The Roswell Fire Department was already on scene and ruled the cause of the blaze as arson. The case has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. RPD will be working in conjuction with RFPD.

Anyone having information on these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers, 888- 594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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