Police Blotter: Vandals desecrate grave a third time, arrests made in case

June 19, 2012 • Police Blotter

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•Police were dispatched to South Park Cemetery, 3010 S. Main St., Friday, after the grave of murder-victim Zachary Perez was desecrated. This is the third time his grave has been vandalized. Two youths were arrested and charged with defacing a tombstone.
•Police were called to South Park, a second time on Sunday. It was reported that sometime between June 14 and June 16, flowers in a pot at the foot of the site were set on fire. The monument was also damaged, and a photo stolen from the grave.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 2900 block of South Emerald Drive, Sunday, where two residences were struck by bullets. The investigation of one home revealed one entry-point, but multiple holes in the interior drywall. In the second home, two bullets hit the bedroom of a 3-month-old child.

Criminal trespass
Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 800 block of West Summit Street, Saturday. They arrested an inebriated 18-year-old who entered the wrong residence. He was charged with criminal trespass.

Criminal damage
•Police received a phone-in report, Sunday, after a subject slashed the front and rear tires of a vehicle. The victim stated the vehicle was parked on Vista Parkway. Replacement costs were estimated at $300.
•Police responded to four different calls, Saturday, in reference to criminal damage. In each case, the tires were slashed in the 400 block of Tierra Berrenda Drive. One block way, in the 300 block of Tierra Berrenda Drive, the tires were slashed on a truck and a trailer. Replacement costs were estimated at $750. In the 700 block of East Berrendo Road, subjects slashed the tires on two separate vehicles. Damages and replacement costs for both vehicles were estimated at $1,000. Along North Sky Loop, a subject or subjects slashed the front tire on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

•Police were called to the 400 block of North Missouri Avenue, Monday, where a rock was thrown through a window on the driver’s side of a vehicle. Subjects removed a phone charger and a case of CDs. The CDs were recovered in the alley along the 500 block of North Missouri.
•Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Agate Road, Sunday, after a subject or subjects forced entry into a vehicle through the rear driver’s window and removed an Eclipse AM/FM stereo with DVD player and screen, and speakers. The items were valued at $7,400.
•Police were called to Forest Drive, Sunday, after a Samsonite leather case, a La Nova Think Pad, a Kodak Easy Share Camera and an AT&T MyFi wireless adapter were removed from a vehicle.
•Police were sent to the 400 block of South Pinon Avenue, Friday, where cash and jewelry valued at $4,010, were stolen from a vehicle.

Police were dispatched to the 800 block of West Barnett Drive, Sunday, where garden furniture, valued at $300, was stolen from the front porch of a residence.

•Police were called to Cahoon Park Pool, 1101 W. Fourth St., Saturday where a lifeguard was struck by a subject after he was told to leave the pool area and take his food to the eating area. The subject was arrested.
•The police responded to Lovelace Regional Hospital, Saturday, for a report of battery. The victim told officials he was attacked by “four Hispanic” males on West Byrne Street.

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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