Police Blotter: Traveler surrenders cap pistol to RPD

January 25, 2013 • Police Blotter

The police were dispatched to the Roswell airport early Friday morning, when a man was stopped because it was believed he was carrying a gun. Examination revealed he had a toy cap pistol in his luggage. At his request, the police retained the toy for safekeeping to ensure he did not run into problems elsewhere on his journey.

Found property
Police received a call from an agent of the U.S. Marshal’s office, Thursday. He told the RPD commander [auth] that he had found a Glock 19 semi-automatic, with a 15-round magazine that contained only 13 rounds, in the restroom at Starbucks. He said he waited to see if anyone would come back and claim it. When no one appeared, he turned the firearm over to the police.

Attempted burglary/ criminal damage
•Police responded to an alarm call at Tocosa Office Machines, 106 W. Sixth Street, Thursday. The officer discovered the door open and the doorjamb lying beside the door. A representative of the company arrived at the scene and did not find anything missing.
•Police were dispatched to the 800 block of East Albuquerque Street, Thursday, after a victim discovered the right rear window of his vehicle had been shot out. He reported to the police that his window had been damaged previously when the subject also painted a threatening message on the vehicle.

•Police were called to Hastings, 1705 N. Main St., Thursday, where a female subject placed a number of DVDs, valued at $102, into her purse and exited the store without paying.
•Police responded a call from Target, 2725 N. Main St. Thursday. The clerk reported that she showed a 32 GB Apple iPad to a female customer. The clerk turned her back on the subject momentarily and when she turned her attention back to the customer, she had placed the iPad in her cart and left the counter. She then left the store without paying for the item, which was valued at $599.99.

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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