Homemade firework found at Goddard High
The Roswell Police Department received a tip about a device found at Goddard High School Friday. The device was found to be a homemade firework. No one was injured by the device.
Detectives originally thought the device may have been an explosive.
The high school was not evacuated. The finding prompted one classroom to be placed on lockdown for interview purposes.
The incident is still under investigation. RPD detectives and the New Mexico State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are involved.
Stabbing alleged to have occurred on W. Hendricks St.
The Roswell Police Department is investigating an alleged stabbing that is reported to have occurred Thursday morning.
The alleged victim, a 31-year-old male, was reported to have been stabbed on the 1700 block of W. Hendricks St. Police were dispatched to the location after receiving the report.
The block is mostly residential and is within three blocks of Parkview Early Literacy Center.
RPD spokeswoman Sabrina Morales said she does not know who reported the alleged stabbing.
She said the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. She said she did not know what injuries he had sustained or what condition he was in.
Morales said police have no information about a possible suspect, other than that the supposed perpetrator is reported to be male.
She said that she is not aware of any witnesses to the incident.
The incident is still under investigation. Police request that anyone with information pertaining to aggravated battery with a knife contact RPD at 624-6770 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.
Child hit by vehicle Wednesday
A Friday press release from the Roswell Police Department states that a child was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon on the 600 block of W. Matthews St., a residential area.
RPD spokeswoman Sabrina Morales said a police officer responded at 2:15 p.m. to a report of a 10-year-old girl being hit by a car. The girl was then taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Morales said she did not know what injuries the girl sustained or her current condition.
Police did not give a citation to the driver, according to Morales. She also said she did not know the gender of the driver, but said the driver was between 30- and 40-years old.
Police are not currently releasing names in connection with the incident.