Police Blotter: Thief takes rifle, laptop, cash from vehicle

February 7, 2013 • Police Blotter

•Police received a report about theft, Thursday. The [auth] victim stated that he had parked at Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St., the previous night. When he left the cinema, he found the right passenger window was smashed and subjects had removed a Savage rifle, an HP Notebook and some cash. The items were valued at $520, while repair costs were estimated at $250.
•Police were dispatched to Church on the Move, 901 W. Brasher Rd., Wednesday, after subjects were seen ransacking a vehicle. When people came out of church, the subjects fled. The victim reported that a wallet containing cash, New Mexico driver’s license and bank/debit cards had been stolen.
•Police were sent to the 900 block of North Missouri Avenue, Wednesday, where subjects entered a residence and removed a Toshiba laptop, a Sanyo touchscreen camera, a Nikon camera with lens, and some cash. The victim said he had left for less than two hours. The items were valued at $670. Investigation revealed damages to the door and door frame.

Found property
Police were called to the 1600 block of South Monroe Avenue, Thursday. The individual reported seeing a shadow near a residence. Further examination revealed a gray Timberline mountain bike, a black Whirlpool bag, black gloves, a blue cotton T-shirt had been left on the property.

Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Mulberry Avenue, Wednesday, where a structure was engulfed in flames. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the Roswell Fire Department had extinguished the fire. RFD told the officer that the fire had been intentionally set. The Fire Marshals will be investigating.

Police responded to three separate residences near 200 East Country Club and the 2300 to 2400 block North Grand Avenue, Wednesday, where vehicles and fences had been tagged.

Breaking and entering
Police were dispatched to Up in Smoke, 501 W. Second Street, where a subject attempted to dig through the wall to gain access to the store. Nothing was reported stolen; however, damages were assessed at $500.

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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