Battery suspect holding $390 in counterfeit bills

October 10, 2012 • Police Blotter

Police were called to the 500 block of South Wyoming Avenue, Monday, following a report of loud music. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the report was a domestic dispute. A 49-year-old male subject was apprehended. When he was searched before being taken to the Chaves County Detention Center on charges of battery of a household member, officials found he had in his possession $390 in counterfeit bills.


•Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East 23rd Street, Monday, to take a report of theft. The victim told officers that she had gone to a church concert where her cell phone, valued at $250, was stolen.

•Police responded to a call in the 900 block of North Michigan Avenue, Sunday, where a subject removed about $620 worth of jewelry from a home.

[auth] Criminal damage

Police were called to West Wells Street, Monday, after a subject scratched obscenities on the driver’s side of a vehicle. Damages were estimated at $1,000.


•Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Mathews Street, Sunday, where subjects gained access to a vehicle and removed a Pioneer car stereo, valued at $82.

•Police were called to the 700 block of West Barnett Street, Sunday, after subjects forced entry into a vehicle and took a stereo, amplifier and subwoofers. Losses were estimated at $340; repair costs to the window were estimated at $100.

•Police were dispatched to the 200 block of West Summit Street, Saturday. The victim said a Visio flat-screen television and more than 80 CDs were missing. The items were valued at $1,220.

•Police responded to a call to a storage facility located in the 100 block of East Country Club Road, Saturday, where subjects removed more than $1,900 worth of tools from a storage unit.

•Police were called to West Eyman Street, Monday, where a subject gained access to a home and stole a 36-inch Visio flat-screen television, valued at $400. The officer could find no signs of forced entry.

•Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of West Summit Street, Monday, for a report of a man with a gun. The victim told the officer that the male subject attempted to kick in the door and threatened to shoot her. She and her children hid in the bedroom. The subject, who was known to the woman, denied having a gun, and a search of his vehicle yielded no firearm. The subject was advised of the laws about criminal trespass.

•Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Moore Drive, Monday, where a subject entered a home and removed a Ruger 9 mm and numerous electronic items, including a laptop. The subject also broke into the garage and took a Pioneer stereo from a vehicle.

Criminal damage

Police received a report of a criminal damage, Monday. The victim stated that she had parked outside Pecos Elementary School, 600 E. Hobbs St., and when she returned to her vehicle she found someone had broken the rear window on the passenger side. Repairs were estimated at $250.

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

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