The Roswell Police Department responded to 36 incident reports over the weekend. The incidents included, but were not limited to burglary, embezzlement, and shoplifting, and 24 individuals were arrested. Some of the charges included battery, probation violation, and eluding. Multiple accidents also occurred; no major injuries were reported.
Roswell Police arrested a man on charges of eluding an officer and failure to register as a sex offender on Sunday.
While on patrol on Sunday, a Roswell officer observed a man, known to be wanted by the police, driving a vehicle on the 600 block of South Union. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the man, identified as Rudy Carrasco, 37, attempted to elude the officer.
Carrasco was later found in a house on the 600 block of South Union hiding in a pile of dirty laundry.
Subsequently, Carrasco was arrested and taken to the Chaves County Detention Center.
Carrasco was charged with eluding, as well as failure to pay child support and failure to register as a sex offender, according to police.
Woman fails to return rental car
One incident report filed over the weekend involves embezzlement of a vehicle. A woman rented a vehicle from a vehicle rental company and failed to return it. She may be facing embezzlement charges.
Another report filed stated as a woman was pulling weeds from her property she found a man’s bank card. The found property was located on the 1600 block of West McGaffey Street.
Shoplifters steal steaks
A shoplifting occurred at a local grocery store on the 800 block of West Hobbs Street. The perpetrators stole approximately $60 worth of steaks.
For additional information regarding the incidents mentioned, as well as other incidents, arrests, and accidents, visit the website roswellpolice.com and click the “P2C” link.
Combined force stops 27 DWI drivers
Officers from the New Mexico State Police, Roswell Police Department, Chaves County Sheriffs Office, Department of Public Safety Special Investigations Division and District Attorney’s Office conducted a two-night criminal impact operation Friday and Saturday nights.
The operation focused on saturating areas of the city that have been plagued by crimes in recent months.
The combined effort of all participating law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrests of 27 people (six of which were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated) and recovery of one stolen vehicle.
Due to the success of this operation, more will be planned in the future in hopes of improving quality of life for the citizens of Roswell and Chaves County.
Anyone with information regarding these or any other crimes is urged to contact the Roswell Police Department at 624-6770 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.