Police Blotter: Diners lose unguarded items

February 27, 2013 • Police Blotter

•Police received a walk-in report of theft, Tuesday. The couple stated that they went to Subway, 1701 W. Second. The diners left a jacket and a pair of Oakley glasses at a table and went to order their meal. When they returned, they discovered the items, valued at $569, were missing.
•Police were called to the 1800 block of South Cahoon Avenue, Tuesday, where subjects stole 8 steel fence posts, valued at $80. The officer’s investigation revealed that many of the posts had [auth] been torn out of the ground where they had been set in concrete.

•Police received a report of fraud, Tuesday, after the victim received a phone call from someone who identified himself as representative of the utility company PNM. The subject said the victim owed $900 in unpaid bills for a property in the 800 block of West Second Street. The victim called PNM and was informed that the collection call was a scam.
•Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East College Boulevard. The victim reported that between November and this month, $1,400 worth of unauthorized charges had been made to a bank card. The charges came from a number of different locations, including Indiana, California and Pennsylvania.

Police were called to Roswell High School, 500 W. Hobbs, after student received threats and challenges to fight made on Facebook. According to the report, the youth threatening the individual came up behind the victim and shoved him in front of witnesses.

Police took a walk-in report of theft of firearms, Tuesday. The victim said he returned to his home in the 400 block of South Sequoia Avenue and discovered a closet rifled and the gun case open. He reported a total of five firearms stolen, including an AK47, a Mossburg shotgun, a Maverick 88, a Taurus 9mm PT9ZAR and a Derringer 9 mm, along with digital camera. The firearms were valued at $1,100. The victim told officials that there were no signs of forced entry.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes 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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