Police Blotter: Shots fired; person shot with paint balls; police officer kicked

June 12, 2012 • Police Blotter

Shots fired
An officer on patrol heard several shots fired at the intersection of Fifth Street and Garden Avenue, Saturday. A witness reported that a red Dodge Charger and a grey Dodge Charger were chasing each other down the street. The officer located five spent 9 mm shell casings between Sixth and Pear streets.

•Police received a complaint of battery on Saturday. The person reporting the incident stated that someone shot his grandson with a paint ball at the 2500 block of North Main Street.
•A youth was arrested for battery of a peace officer, Saturday, after officials were called to Lovelace Regional Hospital for a case of erratic driving. [auth] According to the reports, a 15-year-old was taking an intoxicated friend to the hospital. The police clocked him driving at speeds in excess of 90 mph. After the vehicle was stopped, the juvenile kicked the officer several times.

Police were dispatched to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, 405 W. Country Club Rd., Saturday, where a male nurse entered an office and found that someone had gone through several items. The male subject emerged from under the desk and asked him not to call the police. The subject said he was homeless and had been living at the hospital. He fled on foot before police arrived.

Police responded to Stripes, 3800 S. Main St., Saturday, to take possession of a phony $20 bill used to pay for goods.

Criminal damage
•Police were called to Roswell Floor Coverings, 400 S. Main St., Saturday, after someone shot out a window, valued at $250, with a BB gun.
•Police were dispatched to Family Dollar, 2212 W. Second St., Saturday, where a front window was smashed with a rock. Replacement costs were estimated at $500.
•Police also received a report of a residence in the 300 block of West Seventh struck 15 to 20 times with paintballs on Saturday.

•Police were called to the 1300 block of South Missouri Avenue, Monday, after residents returned home to find the front door open, the security door unlocked and an Xbox 360 missing. Investigation revealed that entry was made through a side door, which had been forced, causing damage to both door and frame.
•Police were dispatched to Rodeway Inn, 2803 W. Second St., Saturday, where subjects gained entry into a truck through the rear window and removed two suitcases containing clothes and other goods. The missing items were valued at $800.

Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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