Police Blotter: Man accidentally shoots his own hand

November 2, 2013 • Police Blotter

Accidental shooting

Police responded to the Lovelace Hospital Thursday in reference to an accidental shooting. A 22-year-old man had unintentionally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his rifle. The man was later taken to an out-of-state hospital to receive further treatment.


Aggravated assault with firearm

Officers were dispatched to the [auth] 100 block of South Ohio Street, Thursday, in reference to a domestic disturbance. A dispute between two men had escalated into aggravated assault with a firearm.

No shots were fired in the dispute or by police. The incident is still under investigation.


Burglary-forced entry

• An officer was dispatched to Cecilios Restaurant at 4:19 a.m., Thursday morning, in response to an alarm. The restaurant had been broken into.

• An officer was dispatched to East Byrne Street Thursday in reference to a burglary that occurred between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Thursday. The lock to a residential garage had been cut and ten pounds of copper had been stolen from the premises. The total value of the stolen material was $300.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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