Cable connection thwarts theft

October 6, 2011 • Police Blotter

•Police were called to Rent-a-Center, 3601 N. Main St., Tuesday. The burglars broke a front window to gain access to the store. They attempted to steal two televisions; however, the subjects were stopped by the cables, which were still attached to the sets.

The screens were damaged when the subjects dropped them.

•Police were dispatched to the [auth] 300 block of South Michigan Avenue, Tuesday, after subjects pried open the door to a residence and tried to break into a safe. A safe and a clock were reported damaged.

•Police were called to Western Finance, 1010 S. Main St., Tuesday. Subjects broke a window and damaged a wall and removed some $5,758 worth of electronics.


•Police received a walk-in report about the theft of a firearm that took place in the 900 block of West 17th Street, Tuesday, where a Kel-Tec .380 semi automatic pistol was removed from a truck or a residence.

•Police received a report, Tuesday, of the theft of silver jewelry from a vendor at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.

Fraudulent checks

Police received a call from Farmers Market, 600 E. Second St., Tuesday, to report four fraudulent checks, totaling $1,581.44.

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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