Police Blotter

August 20, 2011 • Police Blotter

Walmart employee under investigation
Police were called to Walmart, Wednesday, in reference to embezzlement. Roswell Police Department spokesman Travis Holley said a 33-year-old female Walmart employee is under investigation for stealing thousands of dollars over an unknown period of time from cash registers. She was caught by her employer, Holley said.

Criminal damage
Police were called to [auth] the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center on Gail Harris Road twice this week in reference to criminal damage. In the first police report, the reporting person told police on Wednesday morning that sometime between 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, and 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, unknown suspect(s) shot several windows on the east side of the building with a BB gun. The total damage was estimated at $2,500. In a second police report, the reporting person told police that he was driving past the center around 6 p.m., Thursday, when he noticed that the windows have been shattered and one of the windows had a hole in it from a rock. Police found the rock inside and photographed the windows.

Shots fired
Police were called to the 500 block of East Fourth Street around 5:20 a.m., Thursday, in reference to a shooting at an occupied dwelling. Police located five spent 9 mm Luger cartridges on the roadway near Fifth Street and Shartelle Avenue.

Attempted B & E
Police were called to the Security Finance building in the 2000 block of North Main Street, Wednesday, in reference to an attempted break-in. The reporting person told police that sometime between 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, and 8:35 a.m., Wednesday, unknown subjects attempted to remove a heavy door from the building by removing two of the three hinge pins. The door was ajar, but it was unknown if entry was made, or if anything was missing.

Police were called to Allsup’s on West Second Street around 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, in reference to shoplifting. An unknown suspect, a Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20s, stole a carton of Eagle Light cigarettes valued at $46. The suspect is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. Police requested a copy of the store’s surveillance footage.

•Police were called to the 700 block of Swinging Spear in the area of Three Cross Drive and Tierra Berrendo Drive around 10 p.m., Thursday, in reference to subjects cutting copper wire off electric poles. The responding officer located a vehicle in the alley of Swinging Spear and arrested the driver and passenger on unrelated charges. The vehicle was impounded for a search warrant and towed to the police station. The case has been turned over to the criminal investigation division.
•Police were called to Tia Juana’s on North Main Street around 12:20 p.m., Thursday, in reference to larceny. An employee observed two white females in their 40s remove two beer kegs (worth $112) from the premises. They fled east when confronted by the employee. Police located their vehicle at Corn Park, and the employee later identified the women. Police will obtain a warrant for the case.

•A 32-year-old male reported to police on Thursday that his locked vehicle in the 2000 block of Largo Drive had been broken into sometime between 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, and 8 a.m., Thursday, and that $2,060 worth of electronics were taken, including a $350 TomTom portable GPS car navigation system.
•A 63-year-old female reported to police on Wednesday that someone stole her Craftsman lawn mower, detergent soap, Clorox bleach and fabric softener from her residence on the 100 block of South Ash Avenue sometime on Tuesday. The items lost were valued at $480.
•A 66-year-old female reported to police on Tuesday that an unknown suspect entered her home in the 600 block of South Kentucky Avenue by unknown means and took $1,425 worth of jewelry, including a $600 gold diamond ring and a $475 turquoise bracelet. Close patrol of the area has been requested.

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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