Police Blotter: Cops catch, bust trio

March 12, 2013 • Police Blotter

•The police c[auth] aught three thieves in the act, Tuesday, when they responded to a residential alarm call in the 700 block of West La Jolla Lane. Officers discovered the three male subjects had kicked in a door to a shed when they arrived at the scene. One reported that he was looking for his grandmother’s house; another stated that he was at the location because he needed a glass of water. The door to a utility trailer belonging to the homeowner was open; the door was shut when the homeowner went to bed. All three male subjects, including one from Artesia, were arrested. Two were charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. The third was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglary tools.
•Police were dispatched to the 500 block of South Evergreen Avenue, Tuesday, after the victim returned home to find that the outside light that had been left on was off and a Samsun TV, a DVD player and a Wii system had been removed from the home. The missing items were valued at $1,140.

Police were called to Circle K at the corner of Berrendo and Main streets. The victim reported that he had left his BMX bicycle, valued at $400, outside the store. When he returned, it was missing. A witness told police a juvenile had taken off with the bike.

Anyone having information about 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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