Police Blotter: Thief heists Apple iPad

January 22, 2013 • Police Blotter

•Police were called [auth] to the 500 block of South Union Avenue, Monday, where a subject removed an Apple iPad, valued at $500.
•Police were dispatched to Allsups, 411 W. Second St., Monday, after a person left a Galaxy III, valued at $300, on a counter and someone picked it up.
•Police responded to the 1700 block of West Third Street, Saturday, after a subject damaged a grill attempting to get in to the engine compartment and stole the engine intake manifold from a 2003 white Ford truck.

Drugs charge
Roswell Corrections officials received a tip about drugs being smuggled in to the Roswell Correctional Center during family visits. Based on the information provided, two people who were visiting a specific inmate were interviewed, Saturday. One woman admitted being in possession of suboxone pills. She turned the 17 pills that she had placed in a plastic bag over to Corrections officials. New Mexico State Police were contacted and one subject was taken in to custody. The inmate was convicted of residential burglary, criminal damage to property and tampering with evidence on Aug. 11, 2011, when he was incarcerated at RCC.

Criminal damage
Police were called to the 300 block of Linda Vista Boulevard, Sunday, where a subject or subjects caused $660 worth of damages to items inside a residence, including a guitar, DVDs, a television, a dresser, a painting, internal doors, a mirror and potted plants.

•Police were dispatched to 1525 North Union Avenue, Friday. A woman reported that she returned home to find a strange man in her living room wearing pantyhose over his head. When she told him to get out, he threatened her saying he would kill her and her daughter. She asked what he was doing, and he replied his job. Then she asked if his job was to rob her home and he said yes. When she finally gained access to her home, she found the computer, normally kept elsewhere, in the kitchen.
•Police were called to the 400 block of North Missouri Avenue, Sunday, after subjects broke into a home and a garden shed. The victim said this was the second burglary in two weeks. The officer found the shed door damaged and numerous areas in the shed where the dust had been disturbed, showing that items had been removed or moved. The victim has yet to assess the damages.
•Police responded to the 1500 block of South Washington Avenue, Saturday, where a subject kicked in the back door. A witness told officials that they had called the police earlier when they saw a stranger prowling around the neighborhood.
•Police were dispatched to A Street, Friday, where subjects gained entry in to a residence by breaking a back window. The victim reported some $1,500 worth of items missing, including an Xbox 250, a number of Xbox games and a Hewlett Packard desktop computer.

Stolen vehicle
•Police were called to the 700 block of North Lea Avenue, Sunday, where a camper was stolen from vacant lot where it had been parked. The camper trailer also contained some camping gear. The losses were estimated at $1,000.
•Police were dispatched to the 300 Balsam Street, Saturday. The victim told the police that he had last seen his trailer Friday. He heard a loud noise during the night but did not check. He discovered the following day that the trailer, valued at $400, was missing.

Police were dispatched to West Wildy Drive, Saturday. The victim told officers that she was pulling out of a parking lot near Sally Port Inn, but the vehicle was stopped waiting for traffic to clear when a male subject began throwing clothes at her and then attacked her vehicle, beating on the driver’s window with his fists.

•The police were dispatched to Farmer’s Market, 800 W. Hobbs St., Saturday, after three subjects, two males and one female, were seen picking up alcohol and leaving the store without paying. The officer had an opportunity to view the surveillance video. Later Saturday, officers were called to a domestic dispute in 1000 block of East Princeton Drive where they recognized the men and the woman.
•Police responded to Tractor Supply, 5000 N. Main St., Friday, where a male subject came in to apply for a job, giving a false name and a false address. Later, the subject returned to steal unidentified items. A representative of the company told the Daily Record, this was no way to impress a potential employer.

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

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