Police Blotter: Police respond to two hotel robberies

April 30, 2013 • Police Blotter

Police responded to two hotel robberies in a period of four days. A male subject came into La Quinta, 200 E. 19th St., Thursday, and held up the desk clerk with a hand-gun. On Monday, subject(s) entered the lobby of Fairfield Inn, 1201 N. Main St., and robbed the clerk at gun-point. In each incident, an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

• Police were called to Spring River Zoo parking lot, 1306 E. College Blvd., Saturday, where a vehicle was burglarized and a reported $4,900 worth of goods was stolen.
• Police were dispatched to Denny’s restaurant, 2200 N. Main St., Sunday, after subjects entered a vehicle and removed items valued at $617.
• Police were called to the Rodeway Inn, 2803 W. Second Street, Sunday. The officer noted that a window was shattered. The 65-year-old victim said a duffel bag, a camera, a phone charger, and miscellaneous medications were missing. The items were valued at $1,675.
• A visitor and city official from Clayton received a surprise [auth] when he exited from Walmart, 4500 N. Main St., Sunday, to find the passenger window to his vehicle smashed and his Samsung Galaxy Tablet, a black travel case and clothes were missing from the vehicle. Video footage showed that a Ford Crown Victoria with a damaged front end was parked next to the car.
• Another tourist from Carlsbad stopped at Red Lobster, 2625 N. Main St., and when he emerged from the restaurant, he found the trailer hitch had been removed from his vehicle.
• Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Meadow Lane, Sunday, where subjects entered an unlocked vehicle and took medications, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and an iPod. The items were valued at $445.
• Police responded to Roswell Wool, 212 E. Fourth St., Saturday, after a subject removed copper from the building.
• Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of West McGaffey Street, Sunday, where a subject took nearly $2,500 from a rental, including a stove, a refrigerator, a storage shed, a heat pump, a loveseat and a Futon.

Aggravated battery
• Police were called to the 400 block of West Second Street, Saturday. The victim told officials that a male subject ran him down with a Cadillac Escalade.

• Police received a report of the theft of water from the City, Sunday. A city representative stated that the meter to a house on G Street had been removed and the pipes linked directly to the water lines.
• Police responded to the Boys and Girls Club, 201 N. Garden Ave., Sunday, after subjects cut the chain link fence and a lock. Nothing was reported missing.

Auto theft
• Police were dispatched to the 900 block of West Mathews Street, Sunday. It was reported that a Dodge pickup took off at such high speeds, jumper cables and miscellaneous tools fell out of the back of the truck. Listed among the items stolen were two ladders, two tool boxes with tools and an American Tactical 1911 firearm.
• Police responded twice to the 800 block of East Albuquerque Street, Friday, where in the space of a few hours two separate vehicles were reported stolen. One victim told officials that someone ambushed him in his residence, struck him in the head and then left with his vehicle. The second victim lost a 1990s four-door, green Nissan Maxima, valued at $10,000.
• Police were dispatched to Jemez Court, Sunday, for the second time in less than a week. The victim initially called the police when subjects entered his home and took a truck key and key fob. On Sunday, he reported his 2013 maroon and tan Ford 150, valued at $35,000, was missing.
• Police were called to the 1300 block of East Alameda Street, Saturday, after someone took a 2002 red Volkswagon Beetle, valued at $7,000.

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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