Police Blotter: Robbery at Farmers Market proves costly

January 4, 2013 • Police Blotter

•Police responded to Farmers Market, 600 E. Second St., following an alarm call, Thursday. Officers cleared the building and met with a representative who reported nothing had been stolen. The manager received a second alarm call, but since he had just returned from the store, he ignored it. In the morning, employees discovered thousands of dollars worth of items had been stolen, including 25 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes, a surveillance monitor, a Sharps business calculator, an [auth] Android Trio table, a Toshiba laptop and electronic cables.
•Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of West Juniper Street, Thursday, where the resident returned home to find the door ajar. The victim reported that a LG 32-inch television, a Nintendo Wii system, an RCA DVD player, a Toshiba laptop computer, 40 DVDs and a Swiss Army backpack had been removed. The missing items were valued at nearly $2,600. In addition, a DirecTV satellite receiver, which had been left on the porch following delivery, was stolen. In a separate report, an officer located the receiver in a backpack near the crime scene. The items were booked into evidence where the officer who was investigating the burglary recognized it as one taken from the porch.

Criminal damage
Police were called to the 1700 block of North Maryland Avenue, Friday. The person reported hearing a loud pop outside where the victim discovered a broken rear window on the driver’s side and a broken beer bottle near the vehicle. Replacement costs were estimated $200.

Police received a walk-in report of a theft, Thursday, after the victim realized that the NM license plate, 334LBL, was missing from the vehicle.

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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