Armed robbery reported, aggravated assault

November 15, 2011 • Police Blotter

Armed robbery

Police were dispatched to [auth] the 1600 block of West Juniper Street, Friday, to take a report of armed robbery. The victim stated that a subject pointed a gun at her head and then stole a safe containing $300. The victim refused to prosecute.

Aggravated assault

Police received a walk-in report of an armed assault, Sunday, upon a family at the playground of Cahoon Park, 1000 W. Fourth Street. The husband reported that they saw a Hispanic male in long, black Dickie shorts, a white tank top, with a sweater wrapped around his hand, as he emerged from the bike path. The wife heard the sound of a knife being opened as the subject approached herself and her children. The husband shouted at the suspect and he fled.


Police were dispatched to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Sunday, after a youth was jumped by three or four people.

According to the police, the victim left a party when one person challenged him to fight. After the fight began, the three to four other individuals entered the fray. The victim refused to reveal the name of his attackers.

•Police were called to The Alley Bar, 3905 S.E. Main St., Sunday, where a fight broke out between three people. After speaking to witnesses, officers arrested Tomas Marrufo, 23, and Ryan Lay, 23, on charges of battery


Police were sent to Lighthall Place, late Friday. The victim reported that he heard a noise and when he went to check he saw a grey or a silver Suburban driving away. Investigation revealed a window had been broken and the lock and doorknob into the residence had been damaged.

•Police were called to the 700 block of Pear Street, Saturday, where two subjects attempted to gain entry into a home using a crowbar. The incident took place on Friday and a witness described the suspects as a white female and heavy-set Hispanic man.

•Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Sunset Place, Sunday. The victim arrived home to find the front door wedge shut, the back-door kicked in and the residence ransacked. The victim reported $26,000 worth of jewelry and a .38 caliber revolver had been removed. A cell phone was located in the alley behind the home where the subjects gained access to the backyard.


Police were dispatched to the American Legion, 1620 N. Montana Ave., after a subject or subjects destroyed two air-conditioning units, removing the copper tubes from each. Damages are estimated at $5,000.

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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