Police were dispatched to Sidney Guitierrez Middle School, 69 Gail Harris St., around 3 a.m. Thursday, by the Roswell Fire Department for an agency assist after a fire. Some lacquer rags [auth] and dry rags were located outside of the building. According to the RFD investigator, it was an exterior fire and no damage was found inside the building. The case is still under investigation.
Burglary / Criminal Damage
• Police were called to the 1500 block of South Madison Avenue, Thursday. The victim reported $250 worth of items, including a Garmin GPS, a Tasco spotting scope and a Sony digital camera, stolen.
• Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of West Greenbriar Street, twice on Thursday. The first report of criminal damage was made around 2:40 p.m., after subjects broke out a window, valued at $200, to the residence. The second, about an attempted theft, was reported around 5 p.m. The victim told officials that someone got into a vehicle and cut the ignition wire, as if they were trying to hot wire the car.
• Police were called to the 200 block of East Ballard Street, Thursday, after subjects smashed the rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle, causing $200 worth of damages, and removed 12-inch speakers and a 1,000-watt amplifier. The missing items were valued at $500.
• Police received a walk-in report from Roswell Job Corps, Tuesday. A representative of the organization stated a drill worth $168 was missing. He could not say if the item was lost or if it had been stolen.
• Police were called to the 100 block of East Albuquerque, Thursday, where subjects took a welder, valued at $75, and a generator, valued at $400, from a yard.
• Police responded to the 300 block of South Birch Avenue, twice on Thursday, when a resident discovered a Keltec .380 handgun, valued at $300, was missing. The last time the resident had seen the gun was in February. A later search of the home revealed a second firearm was missing, a Savage ARMS FSVR rifle. The rifle was last seen in July.
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.