Police Blotter: Man offers victim money to not call police

January 14, 2014 • Police Blotter

Breaking and entering

Officers were dispatched to two separate calls on H and Ey[auth] man Streets, Friday, about a related incident, where a male subject broke a window and entered a residence on H Street only to find a 26-year-old victim present. He offered the victim money not to call the police. When the offer was refused, he fled the scene, but later gained access to a home on Eyman. While trying to escape, he broke a second window. When officers caught up with him, he was bleeding. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment and then transported to Chaves County Detention Center on charges of criminal trespass, one count of breaking and entering and two counts criminal damage.



Pecos Valley Communication Center received a series of 911 calls on Saturday night from a man who was described as inebriated. He kept asking for a place to stay. He was told by officials not to use the 911 number which was reserved for emergencies only. Instead, he was given the administration number to get assistance. After the fourth call, the man was arrested and received accommodation at Chaves County Detention Center.



Police were called to a domestic dispute in the 900 block of North Atkinson Avenue, Friday. The first officer arrived at the scene, heard a commotion inside the residence and entered. Two people emerged and one attacked the officer. When the officer attempted to deploy the taser, it was knocked to the floor. The subject then struck the officer. A second officer arrived to assist and the subject was arrested on charges of battery against a peace officer.



• Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of West Juniper Street, Friday, after subjects stole a child’s English saddle, an extension cord, a car jack, tools and a welder. The items were valued at $800, while damages were assessed at $200.

• Police responded to the 1900 block of South Sunset Avenue, Saturday, after subjects broke a window to gain access to a residence and removed two computers, one monitor and two television sets. The losses were estimated at $2,300.

• Police were called to the 400 block of West Deming Street, Saturday, where subjects took $1,300 worth of items, including a television set, a games station, a rifle, a handgun and ammunition.

• Police were dispatched to Variety Liquors, 1100 W. Second St., Saturday, after subjects smashed the window to a vehicle and removed a purse, a tablet, a wallet and an undisclosed amount of cash. The items were valued at $1,900.

• Police responded to Dairy Queen, 1900 N. Main St., Saturday, after the day manager arrived to find the door had been forced open and an undisclosed amount of cash stolen.


Criminal damage

Police went to Discount Tire, 3701 N. Main St., Saturday, where $1,100 worth of windows were damaged.



Police received a report about forged checks, Friday. The victim reported that between Dec. 20, 2013, and Jan. 2 someone forged the signature on series checks, with a total value of $1,800.


Anyone with 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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