Police Blotter: Man shoots self in torso by accident

February 4, 2014 • Police Blotter

Accidental shooting

Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of South Richardson Avenue, around 4 a.m. Monday. The 52-year-old victim told officials that he saw a beam of a flashlight in his yard. He armed himself. Then, when he went to check, he saw two teenagers whose faces were covered and a third unseen assailant pushed him. The firearm discharged. A projectile hit him in the torso; he was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.



Police were called to an altercation in the 2000 block of South Sunset Avenue, Monday. When officials arrived at the scene, they discovered a man holding a knife to a woman’s throat. The male subject struck her with the butt of the knife. The man was arrested on charges of aggravated assault.


Stolen vehicle

Police received a report of auto theft at Roswell Body Shop, 506 E. McGaffey St., Monday, where sometime between Friday and Monday, subjects gained entry into the business, after cutting a lock and prying open a door. A key was removed and a white Jaguar was taken.



Police responded to China King Buffet, 2810 N. Main St., Monday, where a male subject removed some origami figures made out of money that the restaurant kept near the cash register.



Police were called to Kids Kare, 3751 N. Main St., Monday, after someone took three checks. Later, police were dispatched to Pioneer Bank, 2 St. Mary’s Place, where an individual attempted to cash one of the checks valued at $3,000.



• Police were called to the 900 block of West Matthews Street, Monday. Officers found the lock to the garage was cut. The victim reported a karaoke machine and some household goods stolen. The items were valued at $500.

• Police responded to Ooy’s Express, 1000 W. Hobbs St., Monday, after subjects entered the restaurant through a roof vent. The place was ransacked and a credit card machine and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Damages and the losses from the theft were assessed at $5,000.

• Police were called to Linda Vista Lock-up and Storage, 110 W. Linda Vista Blvd., Monday. A company representative said that sometime over the weekend, subjects cut a hole through the chain link fence and cut into five different units. Police have yet to receive a complete list of missing items.



•Police were dispatched to Assumption Catholic Church, 2808 N. Kentucky Ave., Monday, where a subject broke into the donation box sometime between Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2014, and removed all the cash.

• The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a robbery, Monday evening. According to reports, the victim picked up a woman of negotiable affection who then walked off with cash and a bank card. The woman was later picked up by deputies. She was arrested on charges of larceny. It is unknown if the man received his contracted services.


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.

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