Police Blotter: 81-year-old seeks help after embezzlement

June 6, 2013 • Local News

•Police responded [auth] to the Joy Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave., Wednesday, after an 81-year-old woman came to the Center seeking their assistance. The woman reported to them that she had looked at a her bank statement and discovered she had only $15 left in her account.
The woman suspects that a carer had cashed $912 worth of unauthorized checks. The Joy Center called in the police department, who are investigating the issue. The Center is now trying to assist the victim by providing meals and food for her. The manager of the Joy Center said if anyone wants to help the 81-year-old woman, please contact Monica at 623-4066.

•Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Hendrix, Wednesday, after subjects broke into a residence, shed and trailer and took three power drills, some cash, a five-disk CD player, several power cords, four come-along pullers and other miscellaneous tools. The items were valued at $2,170.

Indecent exposure
•Police responded to Lawrence Brothers’ IGA, 900 W. Second Ave., Wednesday, after a 58-year-old man went into an aisle and exposed himself to a woman and her young child. The woman reported the incident to management, who called the police. Officers checked the surveillance video, confirming the report. The man was arrested and taken to Chaves County Detention Center with a $4,000 bond.

Aggravated assault
•Police were called to the 3000 block of North Washington Avenue, Wednesday, where a man and a woman got into a physical altercation. The woman’s friend attempted to intervene, and reportedly the male subject began to hit the second woman. When a fourth party went to the two women’s aid, the male subject pulled a knife on him. The male subject was arrested.

•Police received a walk-in report of identity theft, Thursday. The victim told officials that someone had opened up an Xcel Energy account in her name.

Breaking and entering
•Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of North Grand Avenue, Wednesday, after subjects broke a window to gain access to a home. Nothing was reported stolen. This is the second breaking and entering incident on this block in the last two days.

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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