Police Blotter: Vehicle stolen; person hit by shrapnel after shots fired

December 3, 2013 • Police Blotter

Auto theft

Police were called to the 1500 block of North Washington Avenue, early Monday, after a motor vehicle was stolen. An officer located the 1985 Toyota near Seventh and Main streets. After a short chase on foot, the 31-year-old subject was arrested.


Aggravated assault

Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1200 block of Auburn Drive, Sunday afternoon. One person was hit by shrapnel. No medical treatment was required.



•Police were dispatched to West Byrne Street, Sunday. The victim was in the process of moving when someone entered the residence and took a [auth] lawnmower valued at $100.

•Police were called to the 1400 block of South Union Avenue, Sunday, after subjects gained access to a vehicle and removed tools. The victim stated the vehicle was locked, but officials found no signs of forced entry.

•Police responded to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center’s parking lot, 405 W. Country Club Road, Sunday, to take reports on two vehicle burglaries. Subjects took $8,000 of goods from a 2008 Chevy Malibu, including: eight iPods, valued at $700 each, a pair of binoculars, a GPS, six rings, a Nintendo 3DS and a radar detector. A subject also entered a 1997 Ford Expedition and stole an XM radio satellite docking station and a CD player. The items were valued at $160.

•Police were called to the 200 block of West 13th Street Saturday, after an unknown subject smashed a bedroom window to get access to a residence and removed an LG 32-inch television, valued at $500.


Breaking and entering

Police were dispatched to New Mexico Machinery, 2108 S. Main St., Saturday, where a male subject broke a window on the east side of the building. Officers located the subject, who was arrested. The repair costs are estimated at $1,000.



Police were called to the 100 block of East Bland Street, Saturday. According to the report, someone broke into the building through a back window. Wood was piled in front of a toilet and set on fire. The bathroom walls were blackened, but the fire did not spread to the rest of the residence because the bathroom door was closed.


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

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